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Two mice of the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bernard (voice)
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Miss Bianca (voice)
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Madame Medusa (voice)
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Mr. Snoops (voice)
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Ellie Mae (voice)
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Luke (voice)
Jim Jordan ...
Orville (voice)
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Rufus (voice)
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Penny (voice)
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The Chairman (voice)
Larry Clemmons ...
Gramps (voice)
James MacDonald ...
Evinrude (voice) (as James Macdonald)
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Rabbit (voice)
Bill McMillian ...
TV Announcer (voice) (as Bill McMillan)
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Digger (voice)
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Storyline

When a bottle containing a plea for help from a little girl named Penny makes its way to the Rescue Aid Society, a mouse organization in the basement of the United Nations building dedicated to the rescue and well-being of anyone in need, it is up to the brave mouse Miss Bianca and her chosen partner, the shy janitor Bernard, to rescue the girl. Searching for clues at her home at Morningside Orphanage in New York City, the two mice discover that the girl has been kidnapped by the evil pawn shop owner Madame Medusa and her companion Mr. Snoops. On the back of Orville the albatross, Miss Bianca and Bernard travel to the terrifyingly gloomy Devil's Bayou where they learn the shocking truth: the innocent young girl is being forced down into a dangerous, dark underground pirate's cave where she must find the Devil's Eye, the world's largest diamond and Madame Medusa's greatest obsession. Before returning safely home, Miss Bianca, Bernard, and Penny will have to combat Madame Medusa's two ... Written by Frederick Irizarry

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A girl in danger... A cry for help... And two marvelous mice who will risk anything to save her! See more »


Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

22 June 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bernardo y Bianca  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 11,076,382 (Sweden)
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Company Credits

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording) (5.0 Surround Sound) (L-R)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Veteran animators Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston consider it their best picture without Walt Disney. See more »

Goofs

When Bernard climbs into the bottle, his rope hangs down inside, then it's gone, then it's back again. See more »

Quotes

Rufus the Cat: What's wrong, Penny, honey?
Penny: Nothing.
Rufus the Cat: Come on now, come on. No secrets. You tell old Rufus, huh?
Penny: Well, it was adoption day at the orphanage.
Rufus the Cat: Well... what happened?
Penny: A man and lady came and looked at me, but they choosed a little red-headed girl. She was prettier than me.
Rufus the Cat: Aw, sh-sh-she couldn't be! You listen to me, darling. You're something extra-special.
Penny: No I'm not.
Rufus the Cat: Why, some day a mama and a papa will come to the orphanage looking for a pretty lil' girl, just like you.
Penny: Honest?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits describe the journey of Penny's bottle through raging ocean waters. The entire sequence is made up of still paintings. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fantasia/2000 (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

The Journey
(1977)
Written by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins
Sung by Shelby Flint
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User Reviews

I remember it in '77. It was great. Saw it again. Still is.
5 September 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is something really nice about seeing a cartoon film that you know was hand drawn, without a speck of CGI anyplace(too early!). The voices here carry the day-Newhart, Gabor, Page, Fibber MaGee, little turns by Pat Buttram, Dub Taylor, Jeannette Nolan, etc. All fine.

Film still has a lotta heart, the songs aren't bad, the backgrounds muted and not in your face. I remember seeing the sequel (in Aussie from '90)-the character held up but it wasn't as involving.

Test for a flick like this is to see if it holds up after some years. Well I had not seen it for about 24 years or so, and ya know what? It still works very well.

Came from the mid-period team of Disney, post-Jungle Book and pre-Mermaid, a rather hit and miss era-this one stands out quite well.

*** outta ****


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