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Told using the cinematic device of the flashback, Water For Elephants sees Jacob studying to be a vet at one of America’s best universities during the Great Depression of the 1930s. He is just about to take his exams when he finds out that both of his parents have died in a car accident. Distraught, Jacob quits his studies and runs away, ending up on a train owned by a circus company. He is taken in by them and begins looking after the circus's maltreated collection of animals, including an elephant called Rosie. Jacob soon falls in love with circus performer Marlena, but she is married to his boss – the heartless man who trains the animals they all work with...
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1941 Disney classic about an elephant with unusually large ears.
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