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Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975)

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

Director:

Chuck Jones

Writers:

Chuck Jones, Rudyard Kipling (story)
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Cast overview:
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 Michael LeClair ... Teddy (voice)
Shepard Menken Shepard Menken ... Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the Mongoose / Nag / Chuchundra (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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Quotes

[first lines]
Teddy: Here's a dead mongoose. Let's have a funeral!
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Connections

Edited into PrNgrPhY (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Darzee's Song
Lyrics by Marian Dern
Sung by Lennie Weinrib
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a childhood favorite
11 February 2005 | by jrebeccatSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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