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Writers:
Margery Sharp (suggested by "The Rescuers" and "Miss Bianca" by)
Larry Clemmons (story) ...
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Release Date:
22 June 1977 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Mystery - Fun - Intrigue! See more »
Plot:
Two mice of the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Adventurous rescue mission from Disney! See more (69 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bob Newhart ... Bernard (voice)

Eva Gabor ... Miss Bianca (voice)

Geraldine Page ... Madame Medusa (voice)

Joe Flynn ... Mr. Snoops (voice)

Jeanette Nolan ... Ellie Mae (voice)

Pat Buttram ... Luke (voice)

Jim Jordan ... Orville (voice)

John McIntire ... Rufus (voice)

Michelle Stacy ... Penny (voice)

Bernard Fox ... The Chairman (voice)
Larry Clemmons ... Gramps (voice)
James MacDonald ... Evinrude (voice) (as James Macdonald)

George Lindsey ... Rabbit (voice)
Bill McMillian ... TV Announcer (voice) (as Bill McMillan)

Dub Taylor ... Digger (voice)

John Fiedler ... Owl (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ruth Buzzi ... German Mouse (voice) (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Candy Candido ... Brutus / Nero (voice) (uncredited)
Pinto Colvig ... Orville (screaming) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Shelby Flint ... Vocalist / Bottle (voice) (uncredited)
Robie Lester ... Miss Bianca (singing voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
John Lounsbery 
Wolfgang Reitherman 
Art Stevens 
 
Writing credits
Margery Sharp (suggested by "The Rescuers" and "Miss Bianca" by)

Larry Clemmons (story) &
Ken Anderson (story) &
Frank Thomas (story) &
Vance Gerry (story) &
David Michener (story) &
Ted Berman (story) &
Fred Lucky (story) &
Burny Mattinson (story) &
Dick Sebast (story)

Produced by
Ron Miller .... executive producer
Wolfgang Reitherman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Artie Butler (musical score composed by)
 
Film Editing by
James Koford  (as Jim Koford)
James Melton 
 
Art Direction by
Don Griffith 
 
Production Management
Don A. Duckwall .... production manager (as Don Duckwall)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeffrey C. Patch .... assistant director (as Jeff Patch)
Richard Rich .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Alex Mann .... blue sketch artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Herb Taylor .... sound
James MacDonald .... sound effects: Evinrude (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jack Buckley .... effects animator
James L. George .... effects animator
Ted Kierscey .... effects animator
Dorse A. Lanpher .... effects animator
Dick N. Lucas .... effects animator (as Dick Lucas)
Paul Fitzpatrick .... effects animator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Dale Baer .... character animator
Daniela Bielecka .... background painter
Don Bluth .... directing animator
Ron Clements .... character animator
Jim Coleman .... background painter
Leroy Cross .... key assistant animator
Guy Deel .... layout
Al Dempster .... color stylist
Andy Gaskill .... character animator
Gary Goldman .... character animator
Stan Green .... key assistant animator
Ann Guenther .... background painter
Bill Hajee .... character animator
Joe Hale .... layout
Chuck Harvey .... character animator
Harry Hester .... key assistant animator
Ollie Johnston .... directing animator
Milt Kahl .... directing animator
Glen Keane .... character animator
Thomas W. Lay Jr. .... layout (as Tom Lay)
Bob McCrea .... character animator
Cliff Nordberg .... character animator
Dale Oliver .... key assistant animator
John Pomeroy .... character animator
Sylvia Roemer .... layout
Walt Stanchfield .... key assistant animator
Art Stevens .... character animator
Dave Suding .... key assistant animator
Frank Thomas .... directing animator
Chuck Williams .... key assistant animator
Betsy Baytos .... animator (uncredited)
Preston Blair .... animator (uncredited)
Dave Brain .... animator (uncredited)
Bob Carlson .... animator (uncredited)
Randy Cartwright .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Al Coe .... animator (uncredited)
Art Elliott .... animator (uncredited)
Ed Gombert .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Heidi Guedel .... animator (uncredited)
Laverne Harding .... animator (uncredited)
Ron Husband .... animator (uncredited)
Volus Jones .... animation director (uncredited)
Bill Justice .... animator (uncredited)
Mark Kausler .... animator (uncredited)
Les Kline .... animation director (uncredited)
Eric Larson .... animation director (uncredited)
John Lounsbery .... animation director (uncredited)
Charles A. Nichols .... animator (uncredited)
Virgil Ross .... animation director (uncredited)
Dick Sebast .... animator (uncredited)
Ken Southworth .... animator (uncredited)
Tad Stones .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Hank Tucker .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Artie Butler .... conducted by: musical score
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
María Medina .... Mexican version (uncredited)
María Medina .... song performer (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Edmundo Santos .... lyrics: Spanish version (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Eric Larson .... titles
Burny Mattinson .... titles
Mel Shaw .... titles (as Melvin Shaw)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bernardo y Bianca" - USA (Spanish title)
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Runtime:
78 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario/Quebec) | Canada:G (video rating) | Finland:K-8 (1988) (uncut) | Finland:K-8 (cut) (1978) | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:G | Norway:7 | Norway:A (2013) | Norway:5 (2002) | Peru:Apt | South Africa:A | South Korea:All | Spain:T | Sweden:7 (original rating) | Sweden:Btl (re-rating) (cut) (1988) | UK:U | USA:G (Approved No. 24763) | USA:TV-G (cable rating) | West Germany:0

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Real-life husband and wife John McIntire and Jeanette Nolan both voice characters in the film; Rufus the cat and Ellie Mae the muskrat, respectively.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the first mouse shoot-out scene (the one with the organ), Medusa falls down, and for a split second the whites of her eyes are red, and the irises are white.See more »
Quotes:
Bernard:[Bernard sees their flight should have left already] Flight leaves... 6:45. Oh, no. We missed the flight. Miss Bianca, if you hadn't...
Miss Bianca:Oh, come on. You worry too much. You know that flights are always late.
Orville:[Through radio communication] Albatross flight 13 to tower. Albatross 13
Miss Bianca:Now, what did I tell you? We're lucky, Mr. Bernard.
Bernard:Luck? Flight 13? Maybe we'd better take the train.
Orville:[Through radio] Wake up! Dab-drat it, somebody answer down there! Get off the dime! Hello? Hello? Is anybody down there?
Bernard:[answering] Uh, he-hello?
Orville:[Through radio] Where the tuck have you been? Oh, you lazy knucklehead.
Bernard:Well, we just got here, sir. You see, my co-agent insisted on packing her, uh...
Orville:Look, bud. Am I clear to land? Traffic up here is thicker than- Wow! Dab-blast, you dirty road-hog! You crazy- Look. What is- You stupid lug-headed...
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in DTV Monster Hits (1987) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Tomorrow Is Another DaySee more »

FAQ

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Adventurous rescue mission from Disney!, 24 October 2013
Author: OllieSuave-007 from California, USA

This is a rescue mission movie from Disney, a story about two mice named Bernard and Miss Bianca from the Rescue Aid Society out to rescue a kidnapped, orphaned girl named Penny from two devious treasure hunters, Madame Medusa and Mr. Snoops. They want to use Penny to help them find a gigantic diamond from an old Pirate's cave.

It is like a daring and fun detective movie, but with animals serving as the protagonists. It's non-stop adventure from Bernard and Miss Bianca looking for clues leading to Penny's whereabouts to them facing the notorious Madame Medusa and her two crafty pet alligators at their hideout in Devil's Bayou.

I love the songs in this movie: "Tomorrow is Another Day," sung while the two mice are riding Orville as he transports them to Devil's Bayou, is a very relaxing and optimistic song, reminding you that there is always a tomorrow giving you a chance to accomplish things. "Someone's Waiting for You" is a heartwarming and hopeful song, reminding you to always stay strong and keep your faith.

All the characters, especially the critters, are lovable and memorable. The subplot of Penny looking for adoptive parents is interwoven into the main plot very well, expanding on Penny's unfortunate, but courageous character.

This movie is probably the more obscure of Disney films as it does not utilize the fairytale method, but is nonetheless one of the more exciting Disney features that would sure delight an audience of all ages.

Grade A

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