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The Rescuers -- Two mice (Bernard and Bianca) from the "Rescue Aid Society" help a young orphan girl (Penny) to escape the clutches of an evil woman who wishes to use the girl to retrieve a fabulous diamond.
The Rescuers -- Clip: Someone's Waiting For You
The Rescuers -- Clip: The Rescuers Meet Penny
The Rescuers -- Clip: Gators Play the Organ
The Rescuers -- Clip: Tomorrow is Another Day

Overview

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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:
Disney's new animators get off to a good start See more (68 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)
Shelby Flint ... Vocalist / Bottle (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
 
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)
 
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
Randy Cartwright .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Ed Gombert .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Heidi Guedel .... animator (uncredited)
Ron Husband .... animator (uncredited)
Alex Mann .... animation intern (uncredited)
Dick Sebast .... 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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bernardo y Bianca" - USA (Spanish title)
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Runtime:
78 min
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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 | Peru:PT | 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:
Evinrude the dragonfly, who pushes a small boat in the film, is named after a manufacturer of outboard boat motors.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The radio used to communicate with Orville at the airport has a switch that shows On & Off settings before changing to having On & On, then back to On & Off.See more »
Quotes:
TV Announcer:Penny, you were a brave little girl to do what you did all by yourself.
Penny:Oh, I didn't do it all by myself. Two little mice, from the Rescue Aid Society, helped me.
TV Announcer:Mice? Rescue Aid Society?
Penny:Yes! They rescued me.
[whispering]
Penny:Um, could I say hello to them?
[waves to the camera]
Penny:Hello, Bianca! Hi, Bernard!
TV Announcer:You can - talk to these little mice?
Penny:All the time. Mice can talk like anybody. Didn't you know that?
[...]
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Soundtrack:
For He's a Jolly Good FellowSee more »

FAQ

Is a special edition DVD/Blu-ray to be expected for this film?
I heard a rumor that an image of a topless female torso appeared on this film, is it true?
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15 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Disney's new animators get off to a good start, 19 March 2001
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

'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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