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Two fantasy novels by Margery Sharp were combined for in the Disney animated feature The Rescuers. The title characters are a pair of mice, Bernard and Miss Bianca. A little girl named Penny has been kidnapped by the Miss Medusa. When the human law enforcement officials fail to locate the child, Bernard and Miss Bianca take over with the help of several colorful animal companions. In fine old Disney tradition, the comedy element is offset by moments of genuine terror. The animation and the songs were the best ...
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May 20, 2003 DVD New in new packaging. Run time: 80 mins. Aspect ratio: 1.66: 1. Originally released: 1977.

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Two fantasy novels by Margery Sharp were combined for in the Disney animated feature The Rescuers. The title characters are a pair of mice, Bernard and Miss Bianca. A little girl named Penny has been kidnapped by the Miss Medusa. When the human law enforcement officials fail to locate the child, Bernard and Miss Bianca take over with the help of several colorful animal companions. In fine old Disney tradition, the comedy element is offset by moments of genuine terror. The animation and the songs were the best Disney had turned out in years. Adding to the fun was the captivating voicework by Bob Newhart (Bernard), Eva Gabor (Miss Bianca), Geraldine Page (Madame Medusa), Jim "Fibber McGee" Jordan, John McIntire, Joe Flynn, George "Goober" Lindsay, and a host of others. Its box office performance fully justifying the four years and $8 million invested in its production, The Rescuers remains one of the most popular of the Disney cartoon films produced after the death of Uncle Walt. A heavily computerized sequel, The Rescuers Down Under was released in 1990.
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Special Features

The ultimate case: set-top detective game; Water birds: Disney true life adventure; The rescuers scrapbook; Under the hat villains; Three blind mouseketeers: silly symphony animated short; Someone's waiting for you: sing along song
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
A big success in its initial release, The Rescuers is one of the lesser animated efforts from the estimable Disney studio, but is still solid family entertainment. The Rescuers continued the trend begun by The Jungle Book of using "name" players to provide personality voices, and does so to good effect. Bob Newhart makes Bernard's mild, unassuming manner and understandable timidity both likeable and endearing, and Eva Gabor's Bianca is something like the cartoon equivalent of a Hitchcock heroine (although with more warmth and less ice). Geraldine Page has the scene-stealing villainess role of Madame Medusa, and she makes the most of it, tearing up the screen with maniacal glee and being genuinely disturbing at times. Indeed, both Medusa and the situation in which the young heroine finds herself may be a little upsetting to some children. Visually, the picture is notable for its very dark, atmospheric swamp and for a good use of muted colors. The sketchbook paintings that accompany the credits are a nice, unusual touch, and the animation of the over-the-top Medusa, as well as her crocodile "hench-pets," deserves kudos. The film features a slim and rather perfunctory song score, although "Someone's Waiting for You" has become a popular standard. The Rescuers marked the last feature film for five of Disney's legendary "Nine Old Men."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/2003
  • UPC: 786936144420
  • Original Release: 1977
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  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Vistavision (1.66:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:16:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill McMillan Voice Only
Bob Newhart Voice Only
Eva Gabor Voice Only
Geraldine Page Voice Only
Joe Flynn Voice Only
Jeanette Nolan Voice Only
Pat Buttram Voice Only
Jim Jordan Voice Only
John McIntire Voice Only
Michelle Stacy Voice Only
Bernard Fox Voice Only
Larry Clemmons Voice Only
James MacDonald Voice Only
Dub Taylor Voice Only
John Fiedler Voice Only
George Lindsey Voice Only
Technical Credits
Don Bluth Director, Animator
Milt Kahl Director, Animator
John Lounsbery Director
Wolfgang Reitherman Director, Producer
Art Stevens Director
Ted Berman Original Story, Screenwriter
Artie Butler Score Composer
Larry Clemmons Original Story, Screenwriter
Carol Connors Score Composer
Robert Crawford Score Composer
Sammy Fain Songwriter
Vance Gerry Original Story, Screenwriter
Don Griffith Art Director
Ollie Johnston Animator
Ken Anderson Original Story, Screenwriter
Jim Koford Editor
Fred Lucky Original Story, Screenwriter
Burny Mattinson Original Story, Screenwriter
James Melton Editor
David Michener Original Story, Screenwriter
Ron Miller Executive Producer
Richard Rich Asst. Director
Ayn Robbins Score Composer
Dick Sebast Original Story, Screenwriter
Herb Taylor Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Thomas Animator, Original Story, Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits/The Journey [4:16]
2. Rescue Aid Society [7:08]
3. Duty Calls [2:39]
4. At the Orphanage [5:44]
5. At Madame Medusa's Pawnshop [4:07]
6. Albatross Air Service, Flight #13 [5:40]
7. Tomorrow is Another Day [2:58]
8. Devil's Bayou [5:27]
9. Penny Runs Away [4:08]
10. Mr. Snoops and Madame Medusa's Hideout [7:50]
11. Someone's Waiting for You [2:33]
12. Escape Plans [2:43]
13. The Devil's Eye [4:56]
14. We Did It! [1:23]
15. Volunteers/The End [7:30]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Bonus Features
      The Ultimate Case: Game
      Three Blind Mouseketeers: Animated Short
      Water Birds: A Walt Disney True Life Adventure
      Register Your DVD
   Scene Selection
   Sneak Peeks
      The Lion King: Special Edition
      Air Bud Spikes Back
      Stitch! The Movie
      Piglet's Big Movie
      Jungle Book 2
      Sleeping Beauty: Special Edition
   Set Up
      Spoken Languages
         English
         French
         Spanish
      Captions
         English for the Hearing Impaired
         None
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    A Great Animated Classic

    This is one of my favorite Disney movies. The music and animation are very memorable and the story is very enjoyable. It features two mice who are responding to a letter by a kidnapped orphan who is being held by the greedy and cruel Madame Medusa in order to find the Devil's Eye Diamond. Along the way you meet other animals who help Bernard and Bianca save Penny from Madame Medusa so that she can return to the orphanage to fullfill her dreams of being adopted. The movie is very heartwarming and is one of Disney's great, though lesser known classics that people of all ages would enjoy.

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