Tiger's Tale is a 1999 American animated adventure musical epic film produced by DreamWorks Pictures, loosely adapted from the popular Indian story The Tiger, the Brahmin and the Jackal. It was directed by Jules Bass, Kelly Asbury, and Rob Minkoff. In this film adaptation, it centers the plot about Regit, an orphaned bengal tiger who is raised by an elder elephant named Derm after he got accidentally separated from his family. So Regit must venture out on the dangerous trail to reach back to his pride, with the help of his friends and a young wise and kind-hearted brahmin boy named Bryo who rescue him from the trap.
It was released on November TBD, 1999.
- Kevin Bacon as Regit the tiger
- Leonardo DiCaprio as Bryo the Brahmin
- Cuba Gooding Jr. as Jack the Jackal
- Martin Short as Wingo the Parrot
- Pat Hingle as the Narrator and Derm, an elder Asian elephant who raise Regit.
- TBD as Tougher the Indian rhino
DreamWorks began on its development for an animated feature film based on The Tiger, the Brahmin and the Jackal in 1995, during the time the studio were also in the development of The Prince of Eygpt. DreamWorks artists began on an research trip down in India to study and do sketches of the beauty atmosphere of the Indian wildlife, to fit for the film. TBD
Differences from the original story
- Regit: (to Jack) I hope Wingo would find a shelter for us, take a look at those clouds. (dark clouds approaching in sky) The storm is approaching this way.
- Jack: Yeah. That cloud is coming fast. That bird-brain is better find the shelter before we‘d wiped out.
- Wingo: I’m back.
- Jack: Wow. That wasn’t so long for you.
- Regit: Sign for our safe shelter, Wingo?
- Wingo: Nah, I went to pee.
(awkward silence as Regit and Jack looks each other in exasperation and disgust)
- Jack: (to Wingo) Just keep looking for our shelter, bird.