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The Rescuers (1977)

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

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Cast

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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)
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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 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 Frederick Irizarry

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THE PERFECT FANTASY... Two tiny agents take on the wickedest woman in the world! See more »


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22 June 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bernardo y Bianca  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,609,117 (USA) (17 March 1989)

Gross:

$71,215,869 (USA)
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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Rufus the cat is a caricature of animator Ollie Johnston. See more »

Goofs

After Brutus and Nero, the alligators, have brought Penny back to the riverboat after she tries to escape, we see Nero walking after Mr. Snoops after he's offended them. Nero is holding Teddy on his mouth, but in the next shot Teddy is in Penny's arms. See more »

Quotes

Penny: [working out a plan to trap the crocodiles, Nero and Brutus] See there? The elevator.
Miss Bianca: Oh, it's a perfect cage, Penny.
Bernard: Great idea. Now, uh, what - what can we use for bait?
Penny: Oh, they'll eat anything.
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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 »

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Referenced in The Princess and the Frog (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Someone's Waiting for You
(1977)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins
Sung by Shelby Flint
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One of Disney's champions
11 December 2010 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

This is one of Disney's best underrated creations. Has all the desirable charm on a Disney cartoon. Its artwork is simple but undeniably pretty and colorful, which makes it a movie with human warmth, soul and life. It's a strongly nostalgic classic, delightful, heartwarming, original, dark and spooky without being too scary, suspenseful and fun. The fine artwork is delicious for the eyes, with lots of gorgeous landscapes.

The soundtrack is a classic. "The Journey" and "Someone's Waiting For You" are not only nostalgic but very moving. "Tomorrow is Another Day", more than just nostalgic, has very optimistic lyrics. A kind of optimism so common those days but killed and buried in a coffin by today's world and society.

The story is one of the better and more interesting on Disney animated classics. There are enjoyable characters like Bernard, Bianca, Evinrude and Orville. Endearing characters such as Penny, a cute little girl with enormous and expressive eyes. A great villain, Medusa, who happens to be one of my favorite Disney villains. Although a bad person, she's not too frightening. She's also got some of the funniest Disney sidekicks: the hilarious crocodiles Brutus and Nero and the poor devil Snoops.

'The Rescuers' was one of the movies I watched more times in my childhood. I think it was one of those I watched almost every day at the time. It was one of my favorites at the time and now, after so many years, it continues to be one of my Disney favorites. It has aged very well, time wasn't able to harm its magic and enchant. It's still exemplary when it comes to film-making of quality. Or should I say cartoon-making of quality? Whatever, you know what I mean.

Title in Portugal: 'As Aventuras de Bernardo e Bianca'.


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