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Director:
Writers:
Chuck Jones (written by) and
Rudyard Kipling (story)
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Release Date:
9 January 1975 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A young mongoose protects his human family from two murderous cobrae. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A Rudyard Kipling Classic Come To Life See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Orson Welles ... Narrator / Nag / Chuchundra (voice)

June Foray ... Nagaina the Cobra, Wife of Nag / Teddy's Mother / Darzee's Wife (voice)

Les Tremayne ... Father (voice)
Michael LeClair ... Teddy (voice)
Shepard Menken ... Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the Mongoose (voice)
Lennie Weinrib ... Darzee the Tailorbird (voice)

Directed by
Chuck Jones 
 
Writing credits
Chuck Jones (written by)

Rudyard Kipling  story

Produced by
Joseph Aidlin .... associate producer (as Joseph W. Aidlin)
Oscar Dufau .... co-producer
Chuck Jones .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dean Elliott 
 
Film Editing by
Sam Horta 
 
Production Design by
Oscar Dufau 
 
Production Management
Peggy Drumm .... production supervisor
Don Foster .... production manager
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wally Bulloch .... camera operator
 
Animation Department
Hal Ambro .... master animator
Retta Davidson .... assistant animator
Tom Ferriter .... assistant animator
John Gibbs .... animator
Marion Jeffress .... ink and paint artist
Don Moore .... background artist
George Nicholas .... master animator
Bob Ogle .... assistant animator
Joe Roman .... animator
Bob Tyler .... assistant animator
Lloyd Vaughan .... special animator
George Wheeler .... layout artist
Irv Wyner .... background artist
David Block .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Marian Dern .... lyricist
 
Other crew
Marian Dern .... script consultant
Mary Roscoe .... assistant to producer
 

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Runtime:
30 min
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Quotes:
[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 »
Soundtrack:
Darzee's SongSee more »

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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A Rudyard Kipling Classic Come To Life, 25 March 2001
Author: Ron Oliver (revilorest@juno.com) from Forest Ranch, CA

RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI, the Indian mongoose, takes on the responsibility for keeping the big bungalow belonging to an English family safe. But with the deadly great cobras Nag & Nagaina on the prowl, how long will Rikki be safe himself?

This is a very fine adaptation of one of Rudyard Kipling's non-Mowgli tales from The Jungle Books. Directed, produced & written for the screen by master animator Chuck Jones, the story sticks quite faithfully to the original and keeps the requisite cartoon silliness to a minimum.

Much credit should go to Orson Welles, who narrates as well as voicing Nag & the nervous muskrat; also to June Foray who gives voice to all three female roles. Together, these two old pros add a great deal to the success of the film.

In order to maintain the `cuteness quotient' Rikki is not drawn exactly to scale. Any mongoose who could fit effortlessly in a child's breakfast spoon would certainly be no match for an enraged, adult cobra.

The Indian gray mongoose, or Herpestes edwardsi, can commonly live more than 20 years in captivity, with a head & body up to 26 inches long. They are indeed renowned for attacking large poisonous snakes, and they usually win these battles due to their great agility & speed, as well as their very thick coats, through which the snakes' fangs have trouble penetrating. There are many species of mongoose - among them the African meerkat.

Children enraptured by Rikki should know that mongoose importation into America as pets is prohibited, due to these little carnivores predilection for hunting & destroying useful animals & birds.

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