Cheetah (Kenya: 1989)


Jeff Blyth

Cast list

Keith Coogan as Ted
Lucy Deakins as Susan
Colin Mothupi as Morogo
Timothy Landfield as Earl Johnson
Breon Gorman as Jean Johnson
Ka Vundla as Kipoin
Lydia Kigada as Lani
Kuldeep Bhakoo as Patel
Paul Onsongo as Abdullah
Anthony Baird as Nigel
Rory McGuinness as Larry
Rod Jacobsen as David
David Adido as Mwangi


Original Story: Alan Caillou (book "The Cheetahs")

Screenplay: Erik Tarloff, John Cotter, Griff Du Rhone

Co-Producer: Jack Cotter

Producer: Roy Edward Disney

Producer: Robert Halmi Sr.


The film Cheetah is a live-action film from Walt Disney Pictures that is shot and takes place in Nairobi, Kenya. An American boy and girl spend six months in Kenya with their scientist parents, adopt a female cheetah they call Duma, and realize they must set her free so she can thrive in the wild. However, she is soon captured and the kids travel to head off into the wild to rescue Duma.


Lawrence Van Gelder, "Cheetah (1989) Review/Film; A Cheetah, Two Teenagers and Mickey." New York Times (newspaper)

Richard Harrington & Ruth Ford, "Cheetah." Washington Post (newspaper)

Academic Articles:

Hartley, Jean. Africa’s Big Five and Other Wildlife Filmmakers: A Centenary of Wildlife Filming in Kenya. African Books Collective, 2010. Project MUSE. Web. 3 Dec. 2013. <>.

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