Long involved dreams, but I really only remember the part that was live-action cartoon. The setting was a beach (mostly). I was a chartoon creature of some sort -- I think small and stickly. My sidekick was slightly larger, ?sort of like a small, jellowy hippo?.
We were supposed to be taking care of an elephant (I think the elephant was real). But because this was a cartoon, my sidekick wanted to goof off. All I clearly remember was that I ran through a door (?in a cliff?) looked for a place to hide my cartoon-self, and decided that if I stick myself into the (real) sand and brachiated my arms, hands and hair, I'd be able to pass myself off as s bush. My sidekick rushed out onto the beach, looking frantically around for me, and completely missed me.
I think a raucous brass orchestra provided musical background.