Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975)

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A young mongoose protects his human family from two murderous cobrae.

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Rikki is a young mongoose who is adopted by a human family after nearly drowning in the river. He returns the favour by protecting them from two murderous cobra.

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Narrator / Nag / Chuchundra (voice)
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Nagaina the Cobra, Wife of Nag / Teddy's Mother / Darzee's Wife (voice)
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Michael LeClair ...
Teddy (voice)
Shepard Menken ...
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the Mongoose (voice)
Lennie Weinrib ...
Darzee the Tailorbird (voice)
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An English family living in India discovers a mongoose living on the estate. They decide to keep him as pet, in the hopes that he will keep them safe from the many cobras that live in the surrounding jungle. Their new pet quickly begins earning his keep, as two cobras make the family their new target. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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[first lines]
Teddy: Here's a dead mongoose. Let's have a funeral!
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.15 (2009) See more »

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When I Was a Lad
from "H.M.S. Pinafore"
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by William S. Gilbert
Performed by Michael LeClair
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a childhood favorite
11 February 2005 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

Based on Rudyard Kipling's classic tale, this 1975 version of Riki-Tikki-Tavi is one I remember with great fondness from my childhood. You can't go wrong with a Chuck Jones cartoon narrated by Orson Welles. It's a well crafted tale exploring the meaning of friendship set in turn-of-the-century British Colonial India. At only one half hour long, the story moves quickly.

I recently had the opportunity to watch it again and was just as entranced as I was as a child, although I had remembered the "scary" and "sad" portions as being much longer and more tension filled than they turned out to be this time around. It's enough to make you want to go live in India just for the chance to have a house mongoose of your very own.


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