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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:
Highly underrated See more (58 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 - Medusa's Pet Crocodiles (voice) (uncredited)
Shelby Flint ... The Balladeer (voice) (uncredited)
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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
 
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)
Glen Keane .... character animation: "Penny" and "Bernard" (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
María Medina .... Mexican version (uncredited)
María Medina .... song performer (uncredited)
Edmundo Santos .... lyrics: Spanish version (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
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording) | 3 Channel Stereo (original release)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario/Quebec) | Canada:G (video rating) | Chile:TE | 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:o.Al.

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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:
Factual errors: The traffic light that changes (and Orville flies through) has the three standard lenses for the green, yellow, and red phases. However, in typical cartoon fashion, the light goes from green to red without any yellow phase.See more »
Quotes:
[passing through the zoo, Bernard is scared by a lion's roar]
Bianca:What did you do to make him so mad?
Bernard:Nothing, he's just a... just a grumpy old lion.
Bianca:Well, after all, waking him up in the middle of the night. Wouldn't you be grumpy too?
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

I heard a rumor that an image of a topless female torso appeared on this film, is it true?
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Highly underrated, 17 October 2007
Author: wildanimals from United Kingdom

Movies like The Rescuers are simply not made anymore. Nowadays, it's all CGI with retarded, unfunny jokes, with no real seriousness or conflict to be found. The Rescuers has all that it says in the tagline - Mystery, Fun and Intrigue! Despite what others say, this truly deserves to be called a masterpiece.

The very idea of two little mice saving an orphan girl sounds very juvenile and slushy - but here, it isn't. The Rescuers combines dark themes such as child exploitation to light refreshing comedy which does not detract from the seriousness of the whole film. Benard and Bianca are very admirable characters, and the swamp creatures are hilarious. Madame Medusa is an excellent villainness. She's intimidating and funny at the same time. There are plenty of colourful characters, Brutus and Nero, the two crocodiles, Orville the albatross and Penny, the sweet yet strong spirited little girl.

The very idea of two little mice saving an orphan girl sounds very juvenile and slushy - but here, it isn't. The Rescuers combines dark themes such as child exploitation to light refreshing comedy which does not detract from the seriousness of the whole film. Benard and Bianca are very admirable characters, and the swamp creatures are hilarious. Madame Medusa is an excellent villainness. She's intimidating and funny at the same time. There are plenty of colourful characters, Brutus and Nero, the two crocodiles, Orville the albatross and Penny, the sweet yet strong spirited little girl.

The animation is typical scratchy 70s style, but the backgrounds are really top-notch, especially in the swamp scenes. They portray a foreboding atmosphere that works well in the appropriate scenes. The paintings shown in the opening credits were inspirational. There are not many songs in The Rescuers, which is probably one of the reasons why it's such a serious film. The soundtrack is fits in well, and nobody bursts into song. 'Someone's waiting for You' is one of the fews songs that moves me to tears. It is just so touching and beautiful.

Sure, it's not entirely loyal to Magery Sharp's books, but who cares? You might as well just get mad at 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail,' because that doesn't stay loyal to the original Arthurian legend. The Rescuers is a true delight, and deserves a much better DVD than Disney has given it.

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