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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 Penny's 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 ... Written by
At a time when general knowledge (and interest) regarding the history of Disney animated film-making was limited (before the Internet and DVDs with informative content became a standard), a rumor circulated that Madame Medusa was Walt Disney's favorite animated villain. Though Disney had been involved in the early stages of story development for the film in the early '60s, he had passed away a few years before Margery Sharp's Diamond Duchess character, an element of inspiration for Madame, was even considered for a loose adaptation of the second "Miss Bianca' novel. Therefore, the rumor has long been deemed false. See more »
Ellie Mae's ear turns white in one frame during one of the Swamp Folks' meetings. See more »
[Climbing the steps to board Orville]
... eleven, twelve... Oh no. There... there are thirteen steps on this ramp.
Why don't you jump the last one?
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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 »
THE RESCUERS, in my opinion, is a pure Disney blockbuster. It made me feel all warm and tingly when Bernard (voice of Bob Newhart) and Bianca (voice of Eva Gabor) set out on their mission to rescue Penny (voice of Michelle Stacy). If you ask me, Medusa's (voice of Geraldine Page) clothing was nice, but her hair was absolutely atrocious. To me, it really did look like snakes. That made it obvious as to why her name was Medusa. Before I wrap this up, I'd like to say that everyone was perfectly cast, the direction was flawless, and Disney has scored a big hit. In conclusion, I highly recommend this pure Disney blockbuster to everyone who hasn't seen it. I guarantee you you'll enjoy it.
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