Cheetah (1989)

In Disney's Cheetah, Keith Coogan and Lucy Deakins play two LA teenagers who aren't really looking forward to their upcoming trip to Kenya. Once in Africa, the kids change their minds when, together with local youth Collin Mohtupi,… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: August 18, 1989
DVD Release Date: May 21, 2002
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Ruth Ford
Washington Post

Cheetah brings to focus the concerns of experts and laymen alike.

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Staci Layne Wilson

Despite spotty acting, the story is worth seeing for animal lovers.

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Joly Herman
Common Sense Media

'80s Disney live-action adventure with few perilous moments.

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Scott Weinberg

There's a lot here that the kiddies will like, and it's delivered with a minimum of the outright schmaltz that's become so prevalent in Disney's more recent efforts.

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Brian Orndorf

It's an exceedingly simple story using the lure of golden African locations, animal observation, and teen histrionics to coax viewers in, directed by a guy who used to craft Circle-Vision films for Epcot.

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

An overly sentimental 'family film' that brings to mind the old Disney True-Life Adventures, Cheetah is a very old-fashioned movie. And that's not meant as a compliment.

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