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The Rescuers (1977) Poster

(1977)

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
The scene in which Evinrude is questioned by the swamp folk without pause to breathe is a reference to when Dopey was questioned by the rest of the dwarfs all at once.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
The film ends with the words "Tomorrow is another day" just like its predecessor.
Bambi (1942)
Bambi and his mom make cameos during the melancholy tune, "Someone's Waiting For You".
Show Boat (1951)
The showboat is shown in this movie.
Ben-Hur (1959)
The fireworks blows up while Bernard and Bianca flys with Orville and gets off with the umbrella like the battle of the galleys.
Psycho (1960)
Jeanette Nolan, who voiced Ellie Mae, used the voice she had 'faked' for Norma Bates to fit her character better.
101 Dalmatians (1961)
Madame Medusa's driving in The Rescuers is an imitation of Cruella Devil's.
The Jungle Book (1967)
The keyframes used in the scene where Penny is trying to run away were lifted from a similar scene where Mowgli also tries to run away.
The Bob Newhart Show (1972) (TV Series)
Bernard (Voiced by Bob Newhart) complains more than once that he dislikes to fly. Bob Newhart in his show made the same comedy routine several times.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
The "charge" sound produced by Evinrude is the same one as that made by the bee in the earlier feature. The same sound recording was used in both features.

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The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978) (TV Special)
The film was nominated for an Oscar on this year's awards for Best Song, Gloria Loring performed that song "Someone's Waiting for You"
The Fox and the Hound (1981)
The sounds emitted by the big black bear are recycled sound effects used by the two alligators, Brutus and Nero in Disney's earlier animated release.
All Because Man Wanted to Fly (1984) (Short)
The film is hosted by Orville the albatross
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
The mice entering the mouse queen's castle do so in the same way as those entering the RAS building in The Rescuers. Also, some of the mice entering where first seen in The Rescuers.
An American Tail (1986)
The design for the chairman of the Rescue Aid Society was reused for Fievel's father in this 1986 title.
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Backgrounds during the Kiss the Girl sequence had been originally used in this film.
All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
A young orphan girl is befriended by two talking animals.
The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
A tune played during the RAS meeting is a replay of the popular song "Rescue Aid Society" from The Rescuers. Also, Wilbur's lumbering take off is a reference to Orville's take off in The Rescuers.
Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992)
Two animals set out to rescue an orphan girl from an evil woman.
Aladdin (1992)
Part of the plot revolves around Jafar seeking Aladdin as he is the only one able to enter the Cave of Wonders and retrieve a valuable item inside; Aladdin finds the lamp and narrowly avoids dying inside the cave. This imitates the plot in an earlier Disney classic, The Rescuers (1977), in which Madame Medusa uses an orphan girl small enough to fit through the opening of a dangerous pirate's cave and retrieve the Devil's Eye diamond inside. Penny and her rescuers exit the cave with the jewel after narrowly avoiding drowning.
Trail Mix-Up (1993) (Short)
A bee version of Evinrude appears
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
Stubbs the Clown is closely resembles Mr. Snoops from Disney's The Rescuers.
Frank and Ollie (1995)
Ollie Johnston recites a line from The Rescuers showing how his face served as reference for a character.
Lukas: Mann und Maus (1998) (TV Episode)
Lukas mentions the movie.
The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure (1998)
Zelda mentions Medusa in her song.
Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night (1998) (Video)
As in the Disney Classic, one scene involves the title mouse characters hiding within an organ to avoid capture by a larger creature.
Showbiz Today: Episode dated 8 January 1999 (1999) (TV Episode)
There is an item on the recalling of The Rescuers video tapes because of a couple of frames of nudity
Fantasia 2000 (1999)
The man in "Rhapsody in Blue" is based off of Mr. Snoops from The Rescuers who was a caricature of animation historian John Culhane.
Titanic - La leggenda continua (2000)
The opening sequence resembles the opening sequence from "The Rescuers"
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001) (Video)
Madame Medusa makes a small cameo in the film.
Mickey's House of Villains (2001) (Video)
The villains, Madame Medusa and Mr. Snoops make a small appearance in this feature.
Saturday Night Live: Lindsay Lohan/Pearl Jam (2006) (TV Episode)
Picture on the wall in the Disney Vault
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse (2006) (TV Special)
Picture on the wall in the Disney Vault
Ratatouille (2007)
The eccentric red-haired woman firing her shotgun at a pair of rodents resembles Madame Medusa's attempt to rid herself of the mouse protagonists through an identical method in the Disney classic.
Enchanted (2007)
Pip's line "Yeah, but who's gonna rescue me?!" is a reference to the opening song "The Journey" sung by Shelby Flint from the 1977 Disney classic, in which a bottle containing a plea for help "sings" asking to be rescued from the waves.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Dragon's Lair (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned among Don Bluth's Disney films
Fool's Gold (2008)
Both Penny and Tess Finnegan are forced into a blow hole to search for treasure.
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
The musical alligator Louis shadows Brutus and Nero, the organ-playing alligators in the Disney classic.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 7 (2009) (TV Episode)
Oliver and Company was supposed to be connected with this film.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 8 (2010) (TV Episode)
Like for this film, the makers had to visit the country Beauty and the Beast was set in for inspiration, which is France.
Epic Mickey (2010) (Video Game)
The sunken steamboat appears in Bog Easy
That Fellow in the Coat: A Look Back at Disney's Sequels (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced as preceding "Rescuers Down Under".
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Swan Princess (2011) (TV Episode)
Poster shown when Hewy discusses Richard Rich movies
MarzGurl Reviews: MarzGurl Loves Don Bluth - Banjo the Woodpile Cat (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned among films Bluth has worked on
Nostalgia Critic: Wild West C.O.W. Boys of Moo Mesa (2015) (TV Episode)
Penny is shown when the Critic voices his dislike of kid side characters
Geeks Who Drink: Rob Kazinsky vs. Dominic Monaghan (2015) (TV Episode)
listed as a theatrically released Disney animated film
Zootopia (2016)
The line "tomorrow is another day" is one of several references to titles of songs from earlier Disney films.

Features 

Featured in 

Disney Dimanche: Episode #1.1 (1979) (TV Episode)
Clip shown (Rescue aid society scene)
Disney's Halloween Treat (1982) (Video)
clips from this movie are used in the extended version during the magic mirror's villain segment
Backstage at Disney (1983) (TV Movie)
Clip shown of Mr. Snoops, a character inspired by John Culhane.
The Disney Family Album: Milt Kahl (1984) (TV Episode)
clips
DTV Monster Hits (1987) (TV Movie)
Scenes from this short are shown with Rock and Roll music
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Under the Sea (1990) (Video)
The song, "Someone's Waiting for You" was included in this video release.
Frank and Ollie (1995)
clips
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Troldspejlet i USA (1997) (TV Episode)
Jørgen Klubien mentions the film + footage shown
Disney Through the Decades (2001) (Video)
clips
Once Upon a Halloween (2005) (Video)
Clips of Madame Medusa and Brutus and Nero and Snoops, and the fireworks attack shown.
From Walt's Table: A Tribute to Disney's Nine Old Men (2005) (Video)
Clip shown as reference.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Underrated Nostalgia Classics (2008) (TV Episode)
Critic compares the original to the sequel, which he feels was superior
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 6 (2009) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about, clips shown.
Animation Lookback: Top 10 Disney Sidekicks (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip briefly shown during introduction.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Rescuers (2010) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Rescuers Down Under (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown comparing Orville and Wilbur
The Nostalgia Chick: Top Ten Disney Deaths (2011) (TV Episode)
Brutus and Nero try to attack Medusa as she hangs onto a smoke stack.
Animation Lookback: Don Bluth Part 1 (2011) (TV Episode)
Don Bluth worked as an animator on this Disney film. Clips shown.
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-ups: Part 3 (2012) (TV Episode)
clips shown when the Critic recalls his mistake in naming the actress for Miss Bianca.
AniMat's Reviews: Zootopia (2016) (TV Episode)
An animated Disney film with anthropomorphic animals. Clip shown.

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