• Publication date: March 10, 2012


An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.

  • Publication date: March 10, 2012


Program data

Duration: 105

Production Year: 2005

MBC Max:

February 19, 2013 15:00 (KSA) ~ February 19, 2013 14:00 (CLT)

During a nightly Porsche ride with his doting son Xan, white South African farmer Peter finds and adopts an orphaned cheetah cub, dubbed Duma.

It becomes the boy's inseparable playmate but Peter made it clear from the start that the cheetah should be returned to the wild before it reaches adulthood.

Soon the father is stricken down with a disease before the cheetah is returned. Xan's mother sells the farm and moves to the city.

The cheetah escapes and finds Xan, who decides to run away to the mountains with Duma.

On the way they face countless perils, which Xan's intelligence and Duma's instinct overcome.


  • Alexander Michaletos
  • Eamonn Walker
  • Campbell Scott
  • Hope Davis

Directed by: Carroll Ballard

Rating: PG for mild adventure peril