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MIPTV Picks 2015: Tyke Elephant Outlaw

In 1994, a circus elephant named Tyke went on a rampage in Honolulu, killing its trainer in front of thousands of spectators and then escaping from the arena and running through city streets. This special tells Tyke's story.
April 1, 2015



Partners: Jumping Dog Productions; distributed by ABC Content Sales
Length: 1 x 80 minutes; 1 x 55 minutes
Rights available: Worldwide
Airing: TBA
In 1994, a circus elephant named Tyke went on a rampage in Honolulu, killing its trainer in front of thousands of spectators and then escaping from the arena and running through city streets. It took 86 gun shots to bring Tyke down. The event was filmed in its entirety, and while this documentary features some of that footage, it endeavors to tell the story behind the incident and its aftermath through interviews with former trainers and handlers, members of the circus industry, eyewitnesses and animal rights activists.

About The Author
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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