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Cheetah is a 1989 live-action film from Walt Disney Pictures starring Keith Coogan and Lucy Deakins. It was based on Alan Caillou's novel The Cheetahs. It was shot in Nairobi, Kenya. It features the phrase "Hakuna Matata" which became famous when Disney released The Lion King five years later.

Plot summary

American siblings Ted and Susan aren't really looking forward to spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents. Once there, they change their minds when, together with local goat herder Morogo, they adopt a female baby cheetah they call Duma. They soon realize that they must set her loose so that she can learn to hunt and be free. However, when she is captured by poachers planning to race her against greyhounds, Ted and Susan, together with Morogo, head off into the wild to rescue her.


  • Keith Coogan as Ted
  • Lucy Deakins as Susan
  • Timothy Landfield as Earl Johnson
  • Colin Mothupi as Morogo
  • Breon Gorman as Jean Johnson
  • Mhlangabezi Ka Vundla as Kipoin
  • Lydia Kigada as Lani
  • Kuldeep Bhakoo as Patel
  • Paul Onsongo as Abdallah
  • Anthony Baird as Nigel
  • Rory McGuinness as Larry
  • Rod Jacobsen as David
  • David Adido as Mwangi
  • Richard Clarke as Announcer (voice)
  • Michael Rogers as Voice of Racetrack policeman


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