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Thunder: An Elephant's Journey


An Animated Short


Status: In Production

Comments: we are in animation

Updated: 15 March 2018

Writers:  Karen Fuller (screenplay), Erik Shein (creator)

Director: Kenny Thompkins

Producers: Erik Shein, Karen Fuller, Melissa Davis

An elephant or rhino is poached every 26 minutes. These are staggering numbers to an already depleted population. If something isn’t done soon we could find ourselves on the endangered species list. It’s time to start now, with our children, to change things and make the world a better place.

Our approach will be to bring global awareness to this issue through our animated short, Thunder: An Elephant’s Journey, Savannah. This video will have quite an impact on the viewing population with a shocking ending that will leave the viewer wanting to help that baby elephant.

Soma the Rhino

Penelope the African Grey Parrot

Frederick the Pink Flamingo

Riley the Hippo

From the moment Thunder took his first step, it was clear that his footsteps would make quite an impression on the world around him.
The tiny elephant’s life was pretty much perfect until one fateful night when poachers crept into it. In the cloak of darkness, they sprang on his herd separating him from his mother and the rest of the African pygmy herd. After a harrowing escape, Thunder must dig deep inside to find the courage to find his way home. With helpful friends and the watchful eye of the Great Tusker in the sky, Thunder’s journey is the adventure of a lifetime.

Hardback ISBN: 9781629895635
Paperback ISBN: 9781629895642
eBook ISBN: 9781629895659
LCN: 2016956982

Available March 7, 2017
One tiny elephant, one gigantic adventure…

A search for adventure may get Thunder more than he bargained for. He never expected to find himself alone again, but the footprints left by his mother will be his guide to healing and finding his way. On his journey he finds himself making some new friends: Razor, a grumpy lion; Dash, a speedy genet; Archie, a chatty lizard, and two whimsical gorillas, Harold and Neville. A trip back to the caves reunites Thunder with old friends, and together they join forces to save the day and help Thunder find peace.

Hardback ISBN: 9781629896236
Paperback ISBN: 9781629896243
eBook ISBN: 9781629896250
LCN: 2017932547

Available June 6, 2017
A story of perseverance and courage…

Thunder is on the ultimate quest to fulfill his destiny. Tasked with finding Hope Haven, Thunder sets out to discover the mystery of Hope Haven with his friends Razor, a solitary lion; Dash, a spotted genet; and Archie, a black banded monitor lizard. When they discover that Hope Haven is a sanctuary for abandoned and injured animals, Thunder stumbles upon more than he bargained for. He must find the courage to protect those that he loves once and for all.

Hardback ISBN: 9781629896298
Paperback ISBN: 9781629896304
eBook ISBN: 9781629896311
LCN: 2017932567

Available September 5, 2017
Courage has no bounds….

A great tusker is in trouble, and destiny calls Thunder again.

When a great tusker is captured by the uprights, Tusker’s mate, Thandi, seeks out the legendary Thunder to save her mate.

Thunder and Razor are on a rescue mission, and time isn’t on their side. And when a young gifted boy, Jabari, drops from the trees wanting to help, Thunder is unsure what to trust, instinct or his heart. He could use the boy’s help, but uprights got them into this mess in the first place….

Hardback ISBN: 9781629897745
Paperback ISBN: 9781629897752
eBook ISBN: 9781629897769

Available April 14, 2018
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The story of Thunder: An Elephant’s Journey is a heartfelt tale of a young African forest elephant and the plight the elephants and all animals face at the hands of poachers. In the Forward, creator Erik Daniel Shein explains the purpose and drive behind Thunder’s story. Be prepared for an adventure of a lifetime with stunning concept art which tells Thunder’s tale.

Hardback ISBN: 9781949812916

Release Date 04/23/2019
Thunder: An Elephant's Journey
Animated Special Edition Cover
To Disney artists Kenny Thompkins, Derek Carter,
Woody Yokum, and James Gallego for the fantastic cover.


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