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



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Cast overview:
Narrator / Nag / Chuchundra (voice)
Nagaina the Cobra, Wife of Nag / Teddy's Mother / Darzee's Wife (voice)
Father (voice)
Michael LeClair ...
Teddy (voice)
Shepard Menken ...
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the Mongoose / Nag / Chuchundra (voice)
Lennie Weinrib ...
Darzee the Tailorbird (voice)


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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9 January 1975 (USA)  »

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[first lines]
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 W.S. Gilbert
Performed by Michael LeClair
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Excellent tale
24 November 2000 | by (Columbus OH) – See all my reviews

I remember being so excited when I would learn this was going to be on. This and the White Seal were two of my favorites. I feel sorry for kids now days who don't have this sort of anticipation. Now they have them on video and can watch them whenever they like. Part of loving x-mas was that Frosty and Rudolph and the Grinch were going to be on. I haven't seen this in a long time, but since this was created for children I will rate this as I would as a child. It was scary and the snakes posed a real threat. It was incredible that such a sweet fluffy animal would be so deadly. I love this film as I love most things Chuck Jones has done.

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