Today we would like to tell you about a cute Russian cartoon telling a story of a baby mammoth looking for his mom.
“Mommy for a Baby Mammoth” is a short cartoon released in 1981. It tells a story of a baby Mammoth who, in some miraculous way, escaped the extinction (froze in the permafrost and then thawed) and is now looking for his mother.
The Mammoth meets a polar Bear and a Walrus. The old wise grandfather Walrus tells the Mammoth that far away in the South, there is a continent where animals like him live. They decide to send the Mammoth on an ice floe across the vast ocean to find his mom in Africa.
The song that the Mammoth sings on his way across the ocean is currently the unofficial anthem of institutions for orphans and children left without parental care. The song is cute and very touching and expresses the idea that there should not be children without parents in the world.
Watch the cartoon
The have found a copy of this cartoon on YouTube with English and Russian subtitles.