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Ellie the Elephant is a character from the Jungle Cruise.

History

Background

Ellie is an Indian elephant which was adopted as a calf by one Trader Sam during the 1930s. Sam brought Ellie along with him to the Amazon rainforest where he did work with the Jungle Navigation Company. Ellie also sometimes accompanied Sam's cousin and business-affiliate Chief Nah-Mee in his east-coast operations.

Development history

Ellie originally only appeared in Disneyland's Jungle Cruise where she stood at the feet of Trader Sam while he tried to sell shrunken heads. In 2021 the attraction was updated to removed racist stereotypes such as was the case with Trader Sam. Sam's outpost was replaced with, "Trader Sam's Gift Shop!" which is to feature Ellie. It is unknown at time of writing if Ellie is to also be installed in the Magic Kingdom's Jungle Cruise for the same scene.

Disney Parks

Disneyland

Jungle Cruise

Ellie appears at Trader Sam's outpost, trumpeting and potentially spraying at guests with her trunk.

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar

A photograph of Ellie is hung in this bar alongside a message from Trader Sam explaining their history.

Hong Kong Disneyland

Jungle River Cruise

Ellie appears alone somewhere in Africa after boats exit the Canyon of the Gods and return to the boathouse.

Tokyo Disneyland

Jungle Cruise: Wildlife Expeditions

In this version of the attraction, Ellie appears with Chief Nah-mee as he tries to sell fruit and jewellery to passing-by boats.

External links

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Disney Parks
Jungle CruiseJingle CruiseJungle River Cruise: Curse of the Emerald TrinityShrunken Ned's Junior Jungle BoatsTrader Sam'sThe Tropical HideawaySkipper Canteen
Media
Films: Jungle Cruise (soundtrack/video)

Books: Tales from Adventureland: The Keymaster's QuestTales from Adventureland: The Golden PawThe Making of Disney's Jungle Cruise
Video games: Walt Disney World ExplorerKinect: Disneyland Adventures

Characters
Albert AwolAlbert FallsAlberta FallsTrader SamShrunken NedChief Nah-MeeGarrett ReedNigel GreenwaterKon ChunosukeFelix Pechman XIIISkip DockmonkeyEllie the Elephant

Film Characters: Frank WolffLily HoughtonMcGregor HoughtonProximaPrince JoachimLope de AguirreNilo Nemolato
Crossover Characters: Indiana JonesCaptain Mary OceaneerLord Henry MysticRositaPamelia PerkinsEmil BleehallTarzanMerlin JonesDoctor Terminus

Songs
Run Through the JungleTrashin' the CampCircle of Life
See Also
Jungle Navigation CompanySociety of Explorers and AdventurersHeadhunter TribeGorilla RaidersLost SafariJeepers CreepersThe Adventurers ClubTears of the Moon
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