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Rikki-Tikki-Tavi [Chuck Jones Signature Edition] [DVD]

Release Date:01/25/2005
Package Description: Deep in the heart of turn-of-the-century India a young mongoose is adopted by a British family "Every well-bred mongoose hopes to be a house mongoose someday." Narrates Orson Welles - and indeed, bushy-tailed RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI! does that (and more) in this exciting Rudyard Kipling classic. Proetecting his "family" to the death. Rikki battles Nag and Nagaina - two hideously evil cobra snakes who want to kill the humans in order to safely hatch their eggs. Miles ahead of ordinary cartoon fare. RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI is a very special animated film that will be a welcomed addition to any home video library. Meet Chester the cricket, Tucker the mouse and Harry the cat and their fanciful account of what really happened during the Revolutionary War. YANKEE DOODLE CRICKET is a playful patriotic salute to both our nations heritage...and humor.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Special Features

    • Direct-play DVD
    • Full screen version
    • 2.0 Dolby Digital audio
    • Scene index
    • English closed captioned
    • Bonus story: Yankee Doodle Cricket
    • Closed Captioned


    Yankee Doodle Cricket
    In this film, historical events are given a slightly different spin when it is revealed that a group of animals were responsible for writing the patriotic tune "Yankee Doodle Dandy," assisting Thomas Jefferson with the writing of the Declaration of Independence, and helping out Paul Revere in his hour of need. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi

    Rikki-Tikki-Tavi was one of several animated TV specials based on the works of Rudyard Kipling, and produced and directed by Chuck Jones. The title character is a courageous mongoose, the unofficial pet of a British family living in India. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi has appointed himself protector of the family's young son. He proves his mettle when two vicious cobras prepare to attack the child. Narrated by Orson Welles, the half-hour Rikki-Tikki-Tavi was originally telecast January 9, 1975. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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