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Oh we march from here to there
And it doesn't matter where
You can hear us push
through the deepest bush
Hup two three four
With a military air
With a military air
[trumpet]
We're a cracker jack brigade
On a pachyderm parade
But we'd rather stroll
to a waterhole
(Hathi, Jr.: Hup two three four)
For a furlough in the shade
~ Lyrics from Colonel Hathi's march; reprise
Lyrics from Colonel Hathi's march; reprise
Oh, the aim of our patrol
Is a question rather droll
For to march and drill
Over field and hill
[all trumpet]
Is a military goal
Is a military goal
Hup two three four
Dress it up, two three four
By the ranks or single file
Over ev'ry jungle mile
Oh, we stamp and crush
Through the underbrush
(Hathi, Jr.:
[trumpet] In a military style)
In a military style
~ Lyrics from Colonel Hathi's March
Lyrics from Colonel Hathi's March

Colonel Hathi is the husband of Winifred, the father of Hathi Jr., the tritagonist of the 1967 film The Jungle Book, a supporting character in it's 2003 sequel The Jungle Book 2 and a main character in it's 1996-1998 prequel series Jungle Cubs.

He was voiced by J. Pat O'Malley (who also voiced Colonel) in the first film, Jim Cummings in the second film and Rob Paulsen (who also voiced P.J. and Carl Wheezer) and Steven Furst in Jungle Cubs.

Colonel Hathi is the main leader of a herd of elephants known as the Jungle Patrol which includes his wife Winifred and son Hathi Jr.. He runs them in the style of a military squadron making them do military drills all over the jungle while singing a military type song called Colonel Hathi's March. His strict orders and consant marching makes most members wish "a tranfer to another herd". He and the patrol are first seen marching past Mowgli and Bagheera singing. Mowgli spots another elephant who is Hathi's son Hathi Jr. Curious Mowgli asks what he is doing and for a while Mowgli joins in but does not understand Hathi's military jargon. After inspection Hathi nor the Jungle Patrol are not seen again.

After a while they return and irritate Shere Khan when they sing thier song again.After some persuasion Hathi finally leads a search party to search for Mowgli. After this they are not seen again.

They are later seen briefly in the sequel where they aid Bagheera in trying to stop Baloo from entering the Man Village to get to Mowgli.

Hathi also appears in the film's prequel TV series Jungle Cubs where he is shown as a child and hanging out with Baloo, Bagheera, Louie and was also friends with Shere Khan and Kaa. The series also shows how he met Winifred.

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Audio Samples

Sound Ideas, CARTOON, ELEPHANT - ELEPHANT TRUMPETING
Hollywoodedge, Elephant Single Clas AT043701
Hollywoodedge, Elephant Single Clas AT043901
Sound Ideas, ELEPHANT - ELEPHANT TRUMPETING, THREE TIMES, ANIMAL,
Hollywoodedge, Elephant Trumpeting PE024801

Trivia

  • Hathi is one of three Jungle Book characters to speak with an American accent as a child and an English accent as an adult. The other two are Bagheera and Shere Khan.

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