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1989 G 1h 23m DVD

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1989 G 1h 23m DVD
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Reluctant to spend six months in Kenya with their scientist parents, two teens change their tune after they adopt an orphaned cheetah with the help of a friend. But poachers nab the cat, and the three must undertake a daring rescue mission.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
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age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this Disney family adventure from the '80s features some bad guys who capture a beloved cheetah pet, put her in a cage, and starve her. Poachers hang animal skins around their dwellings -- proof of their deadly deeds. Kids are kind-hearted, but make some questionable choices to protect their pet, though everything turns out well in the end.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Several perilous moments like being chased by an elephant. A tribesman threatens another man with a spear. No blood. Kids are captured and put in a cage, but their friend frees them.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Lessons of loyalty and love abound here. Teddy and Susan risk a lot to save their pet cheetah, Duma. But these risks include lying and putting themselves and their friend in danger. Slight ethnic stereotyping of Indian shop-owners as greedy.


Coca Cola bottles and signs seen throughout the movie.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A poacher smokes cigarettes. Adults may or may not be drinking alcohol at a party-- hard to tell what is in their glasses.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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