Netpix: Tyke The Elephant Outlaw

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Review Rating:  8/10 *

Staring: Tyke the elephant

Genre: Documentary

When to watch: When you are thinking about going to the circus to see the animals.

Plot synopsis:

This documentary tells the story of Tyke the elephant. A female African elephant raised in a travelling circus. That goes on a rampage in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Exploring the deplorable treatment of Tyke and the enevitability of the the tragedy, some of Tyke’s previous trainers speak out about her treatment and the string of errors made by those responsible for the elephant on that fateful day and long before.

#!dcdisplay fp\b0\i0\fs10Source~Local:Staff; Date~20.08.1994; Type~Color; ÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐ fs16\b\fs12\b0 Tyke the elephant, 22, leans next to a car on Ilaniwai St. as police look over the dead animal. SB Photo by Kathryn Bender 8/20/94 fp\b0\i0\fs10ÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐÐ fp\i0\b\fs16Copyright 1996 - Star Bulletin fp\b0\i0\fs10Year=1994; Month=8; Month=Aug; Day=20; Day=Sa; Copyright=Star_Bulletin-Yes; Photographer~Bender_Kathryn; Object=Elephant/Automobiles; Mood=Serious; Place=Street; State=Hawaii; Mainkey=Animal/Elephant; Subkey=Death; Aspect=Local:Staff; Aspect=Color; Aspect=Aug; Aspect=Sa; Aspect=Star_Bulletin-Yes; Aspect=Bender_Kathryn; Aspect=Elephant; Aspect=Automobiles; Aspect=Serious; Aspect=Street; Aspect=Hawaii; Aspect=Animal; Aspect=Elephant; Aspect=Death;

If “Blackfish” was a documentary that changed the way that people think about SeaWorld and using Killer Whales as entertainment, then “Tyke The Elephant Outlaw” will no doubt be the documentary that does the same for circus animals.


* Netpix rating system

0 = Starring Jack Black
1 = Didn’t get past the first 30minutes of the film.
2 = Did not finish the film it was that bad
3 = That is time I will never get back
4 = Piss poor
5 = Good for killing some time with
6 = Good film
7 = Great Film
8 = A future classic
9 = A classic
10 = One of the greatest films of all time


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