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Sidney's Family Tree is a 1958 Sidney the Elephant cartoon.


Sidney is adopted by a family of monkeys, who get so sick of him that they try to kill him. Everyone in the jungle has a mother, except poor Sidney. He tries to get a giraffe to adopt him, with no luck. Finally, a mother monkey agrees to adopt him. The papa monkey tries to get rid of Sidney by leading him off a cliff, then by locking him in a cave. Sidney thinks that it's a game, and he wants to play more.


  • The last Sidney the Elephant to be released in CinemaScope.
  • This cartoon short was nominated for an Oscar. But it lost to the Looney Tunes short, Knighty Knight Bugs (which was released the same year). This was parodied in the Tiny Toon Adventures episode, "Who Bopped Bugs Bunny?". But they renamed him "Sappy Stanley", due to copyright issues.