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  Elmer the Timid Elephant

GENUS PEDIGREE: Anthropomorphized pachyderm.
KNOWN ALIASES: Elmer Elephant or Elmer the Elephant
KNOWN RELATIVES: unknown
KNOWN PETS: unknown
CITIZENSHIP: unknown
KNOWN CONFIDANTS: Tillie Tiger (girlfriend).
KNOWN RIVALS: Tuffy Tiger; Gooch Gorilla; Joey Hippo.
PARAPHERNALIA: unknown

1st PRINT APPEARANCE: "The Life and Adventures of Elmer Elephant" which ran in the "Silly Symphony" Sunday strip in 1935, and later inspire the unsuccessful "Timid Elephant" strip. First actual comicbook print was in "Silly Symphonies" #2 (Dell Giant - Sep. 1953).
1st FILM APPEARANCE: "Elmer Elephant" (Mar. 28, 1936 - Silly Symphony); "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988 - Elmer & Joey made a cameo appearance).
VOICE ACTOR: unknown
SIGNATURE: unknown
BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS: Because Elmer is shy and timid the other animals tease him and push him around, until a fire endangers Tillie and he's the only one who can rescue her. Elmer and Tillie appeared in many more tales in comics from the 1930s to the 1950s.
HISTORICAL FACTS: unknown
LITTLE KNOWN SECRETS: Elmer was the first notable character since the Three Little Pigs to become popular in merchandising.
WORKING THEORIES: none
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