Ted and Susan, an American boy and girl spending six months in Kenya with their scientist parents, adopt a cheetah, only to 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, a young African goat herder they befriended, head off into the wild to rescue her.


Domestic (100%)
Summary Details
DistributorWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
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1,310 theaters
Release DateAug 18, 1989
Running Time1 hr 23 min
GenresAdventure Drama Family
In Release136 days/19 weeks
Widest Release1,321 theaters
DateRankWeekend %± LW TheatersChange AvgTo DateWeekend
Aug 18-2010$2,636,118-1,310-$2,012$2,636,1181
Aug 25-2714$1,190,212-54.8%1,321+11$900$5,436,1672