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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

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rescue | bottle | little girl | mouse | evil | See more »

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Two tiny heroes, one big adventure! See more »


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

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The last film participation for animator-director John Lounsbery. He died nearly a year-and-a-half before the film's release. His co-directorial duties were eventually passed on to animator Art Stevens. 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

Penny: We - Hi. Where'd you come from?
Bernard: We found the bottle with-with your message, and we've come to rescue you.
Penny: Did you hear that, Teddy? Our bottle worked!
[looks confused]
Penny: Didn't you bring somebody big with you? Like the police?
Bernard: Uh, no. There's just, uh - the two of us.
Bianca: But if the three of us work together and we have a little faith...
Penny: That's what Rufus said: "Faith makes things turn out right."
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Lindsay Lohan/Pearl Jam (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Rescue Aid Society
(1977)
Written by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins
Performed by Eva Gabor (uncredited), Bob Newhart (uncredited) and Bernard Fox (uncredited)
Reprised later by the Disney Studio Chorus
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Disney's new animators get off to a good start
19 March 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

'The Rescuers' marked the advent of a new team of Disney animators taking over in 1977 as nine of the "old men" faced retirement. Under the guidance of the old pros, they turned out a charming fantasy about two adventurous mice (Bianca and Bernard) who set about to rescue a young girl (Penny) from the clutches of the villainess (Madame Medusa). As voiced by Geraldine Page, she all but steals the show--although Bianca and Bernard are perfectly voiced by Eva Gabor and Bob Newhart. A completely delightful Disney hit, welcome after some let-downs, and fortunately there would be more hits in the '80s and '90s. Don't underestimate this one. It has plenty of action, suspense and even a few nice songs--nothing spectacular, in keeping with the quiet nature of much of the story. This was a big box-office hit at time of release and led to a sequel, 'The Rescuers Down Under'. It may not be Disney's best, but it has a good amount of humor and charm. The animation is superb.


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