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The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

The R.A.S. agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher.

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Bernard (voice)
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Miss Bianca (voice)
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Wilbur (voice)
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Jake (voice)
Adam Ryen ...
Cody (voice)
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McLeach (voice)
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Krebbs (voice)
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Joanna (voice)
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Chairman / Doctor (voice)
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Red (voice)
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Baitmouse (voice)
Ed Gilbert ...
Francois (voice)
Carla Meyer ...
Faloo / Mother (voice)
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Nurse Mouse (voice)
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Frank (voice)
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Storyline

Cody, a boy from Mugwomp Flats responds to a distress call about a trapped giant Golden Eagle called Marahute. Freeing her, he gains a close friendship with the bird. However, Cody is soon abducted by the murderous poacher, Percival McLeach, who is after that bird which is of a highly endangered species and therefore an extremely profitable quarry. In a panic, a mouse Cody freed from one of McLeach's traps sends a desperate call for help to the Rescue Aid Society in New York City who assigns their top agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, to the task. With transportation provided by the goofy albatross, Wilbur, the agents arrive in Australia and link up with the RAS' local field operative, Jake the Kangaroo Rat. Together, the trio must race against time to find Cody, stop McLeach, and save Marahute. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@rogers.com>

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Release Date:

16 November 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bernard och Bianca i Australien  »

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Budget:

$37,931,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$27,931,461 (USA)
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Trivia

Eva Gabor's last film before her death in 1995. A third Rescuers movie was planned for 1996, but after her death, this and all future Rescuers movies were scrapped. See more »

Goofs

The poster behind Wilbur's head changes several times while he is talking to the mice in the hangar. See more »

Quotes

McLeach: [singing to tune of "Home on the Range] Home, home on the range / Where the critters are tied up in chains / I cut through their sides / and I rip off their hides / and the next day I do it again. Everybody!
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Wilbur Takes Off
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Composed & performed by Bruce Broughton
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Completely likable sequel, that is under-appreciated!
27 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It isn't as good as the immensely charming original, but I enjoyed this very much. You do realise that this was released 13 years after the original, and a lot of the characters had to be animated again. I forgive them for that though, as the animation was surprisingly good, especially the scenes with Marahute, who blew me away at the sight of her. Though Bianca does look different than she was in the original film, she had chubbier cheeks here. Bob Newhart and Eva Gabor are great as Bernard and Bianca, although there was a significant change in both characters. John Candy was hilarious as Wilbur. If there is one element that is better than the original, but only marginally, it is that Wilbur is funnier than Orville. The plot was also very good, on a parallel with the original, but that was the intention, and the music by Bruce Broughton was appropriately fitting. Cody is very likable, but sometimes his dialogue is a bit unnatural, and I know that people commented on his accent. George C. Scott, a fine actor, was suitably menacing as McLeach, although his animation at times was a tad frightening. I really enjoyed this movie, it's not perfect, but it is one of the better animated sequels to come out. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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