Episode 1: New Beginnings  (Appu – The Yogic Elephant)

Episode 1: New Beginnings (Appu – The Yogic Elephant)

Music We dare to believe That we can And we will Cross every ditch Every valley And every hill Music Oops! Sorry mama. Oops! Sorry! No problem-o! Water war! Come on Dubba! Ouch! Appu. That was hard. You have to remember to be more gentle. Sorry, Mamma! It’s okay, Appu. You got over excited. (She sighs) I know you try. You’re gentle with Dubba and the other baby elephants. But Appu! You’re not like other yogi elephants. You’re special Appu… You are stronger than most grown up yogis. But I want to be like other yogi elephants, Mamma. I want to be strong in my mind too… like Uncle Maha and Guruji and you. You will be… sooner than you know. I’ve seen Guruji teach you how to meditate … You’re learing very fast. … and sometimes I hear what others are thinking… like Guruji Then you’re almost ready… You’re already as strong as Uncle Maha. Soon it will be time for you to go. Go where? To the human jungle Where’s that? Will you be coming with me? No Appu, you will be going by yourself. Outside! Outside the forest…. Alone? Why Mamma? I’m not going without you Mamma. You have to, Appu. You have a mission. My mission is to live here in the forest with you, Mamma. Appu, You are special… you are going to do big things in your life I bet that’s what all the mamma’s say to their children. All children are special to their Mamma’s and papas. But you are extra special Appu. The night that you were born… Ooh! Ooh! A story! Wait, Mamma. Dubba…Dubba…Story! There were two moons in the sky the night that you were born, Appu. Two moons! I’ve only seen one moon always. That was a very special night. There had been no monsoons that year A sudden nasty dust devil swirled up from nowhere and threatened to turn into a dust storm. It made you sneeze. Your sneeze was so strong that it pierced a hole in the clouds and it rained. The dust storm was snuffed out and the rain put out a forest fire too. (Laughing) Some sneeze! Yeah! Some sneeze. And some snot! Eew! Snot rain! YUCK! Hahaha… Uncle Maha! Uncle Maha! Please show Appu how strong you are. Lift the tree with the tip of your trunk. See that! No one is stronger than Uncle Maha. Bet you can’t do that! Try it Appu. Na-na-na-na-na-na Use your mind not your trunk, Appu. Believe you can and you will. Are you afraid you can’t lift it, Appu? Go away fear, Disappear. Go away fear, Disappear. Go away fear, Disappear. I’m not strong anymore… When you were a baby you had no fear. Now you think, you can’t do it. I’ve waited for you for a very long time Appu. While I was meditating, I saw an elephant fight bravely against huge yellow and black monsters, that were eating the trees. Stop Guruji. That sound! I can’t bear it. It hurts my ears… The brave strong elephant – Was it Uncle Maha? Was he a giant yogi elephant? He was a little fellow… With 3 glows in the middle of his forehead… Did he defeat the monsters? My meditation broke Appu, so I didn’t see him defeat them… But I believe he will… That’s enough for now you two – Run along. Ring-a-ring o’ roses, A pocket full of posies, A-tishoo! A-tishoo! We all fall down. Let’s do it again. Let’s do it again… Get up everyone. Uu-p… Up…Up… You try it too… Join us! Let’s form a circle and sing. Ring-a-ring o’ roses, A pocket full of posies, A-tishoo! A-tishoo! We all fall down. One more time. Go away fear, Disappear. Appu! Mamma! Mamma..? Your wings look like my Mamma’s ears. Wait!!… please don’t go… Please help us… Please help us… Go away fear, Disappear. Thank you for saving us. Help! Help! An elephant! Yep, that’s what I was when I last checked… You just spoke! Yes! A speaking elephant! Will Appu save the little girl? Watch the next episode to find out. Two moons rising A star is born Darkness melts And fear is gone. I dare to believe That I can And I will Cross every ditch Every valley Every hill. Your heart will sing With the mountain breeze. Your wishes will rustle The leaves of the trees. We Dare to believe That we can And we will Cross every ditch Every valley And every hill.

39 thoughts on “Episode 1: New Beginnings (Appu – The Yogic Elephant)

  1. This is the new beginning of world most interesting animation, mainly the Appu's character is so Emotional. and so funny, neena, tiger and Appu are the character is so nice. i like all episodes, so heart touching and emotionally good. story is fantastic.

  2. It has been a nice story about our present day, specially about the clash between ANIMAL BEINGS & Human beings. Good characters, I hope this story will go on.

  3. Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of it.the motive of the story is too heart touching.hope this cute episode will go on with a huge support of viewers.

  4. What a lovely series ….I love the music , the story and the simplicity with which concepts like deforestation, meditation etc have been introduced for very very young children…each episode has been very very enjoyable ! Many congratulations to the entire team !!

  5. Great work.. this is first time i am commenting on a video.. but you deserve….& make video little more lengthy


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