Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975)

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

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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 ...
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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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Teddy: Here's a dead mongoose. Let's have a funeral!
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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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Nostralgia for Generation Xers
5 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I was growing up, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi was one of those films the teachers and teacher's aides at my elementary school would pull out of the AV room and spool around on film projectors during inclement weather. I can still here the clacking of the film spools wind around even when I watch on my DVD. By middle school and high school, I had all but forgotten about Rikki-Tikki-Tavi until I saw it for sale on DVD. Now that I'm an adult (or something close to resembling one), I can appreciate the stylization Chuck Jones put into crafting Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. This animated short has chills, thrills, spills, and it has enough for the adults that won't make them sick viewing after viewing, which is why I think the teachers would pull Rikki-Tikki-Tavi out of the closet every time the weather was bad and needed to keep us indoors. I saw this film first in the early '80s, and I was somewhat astonished that it was made in the mid-70s, but that makes sense seeing as to how my elementary school was built in the late-70s. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi holds up well and looks as though it could be shown on Cartoon Network next to today's kids cartoons. It's a must see for anyone with a kid or has been one!


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