Thursday, January 16, 2014

Have You Ever Seen Rikki Tikki Tavi?

Mama’s Losin’ It

When I was a little girl, most of my favorite movies involved animals. I remember when I was probably 11 yrs old I went to the community center and watched a movie about lions in Africa. Mind you, this was the early 80s, and I have no clue what the movie was. I was so moved by the movie I was in tears when my mom picked me up. lol She told me if that’s how I was going to be at these kinds of movies she wasn’t going to take me to them. hahahaha

Well, in that same vein, animal vein, one of my favorite movies growing up was Rikki Tikki Tavi. No, I don’t think it was in theaters, maybe it was? but to this day, I remember how in love I was with that mongoose.

He loved his boy, the whole family. He had the coolest tail, so big and fluffy. Rikki seemed so cuddly and that hopping around when he’s ready to fight...so cute! Then there were the cobras. Oh my gosh, those things freaked me OUT! The way they “spoke” with such evil. But that Rikki Tikki Tavi, he saw it as his duty to keep the family safe. Those eyes of his were pretty spooky when he went into “mongoose” mode. All I could think of when I watched this movie was, “Where can I get my own mongoose?”

Now, if you’re too young to even know what I’m talking about, for your viewing pleasure:

Writing Prompts:

1.) A movie you loved as a child.
2.) Write a post inspired by the word: lost.
3.) Five of your current favorite things.
4.) Pinterest inspired! Share a pin you actually tried. How did it go?
5.) You’re better off without it…

5 comments:

Barbara said...

I've never heard of this! Thanks for including the clip.

Megan Pope said...

I remember Rikki Tikki Tavi. The first time that I ever saw it I was in sixth grade and I got excited for a bit because I thought it was going to be Tikki Tikki Tembo. :)

Angelina Costenaro said...

I used to read the short story with my students, but I've never seen the movie. Gee, I wish I had known about movie back when I had a textbook that included the story!

Mama Kat said...

Oh this brought back a fun memory! We bought this movie for my oldest when she was really small. I had never seen it before and thought it was SO weird. She loved it though! I can't wait to show her this video and see if she remembers it!

elastamom.com said...

I've never seen that movie! I'll have to check it out!

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