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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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Complete credited cast:
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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:

The Rescuers Down Under in 3-D  »

Box Office

Budget:

$37,931,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$27,931,461 (USA)
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Trivia

McLeach would later serve as an inspiration for several Disney villains for years, including Gaston, Governor Ratcliffe, Clayton, And Commander Rourke. See more »

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When Jake and Sparky are playing checkers, the positions and colors of the checkers changes right before Sparky makes his winning move. See more »

Quotes

McLeach: [pondering to himself while Joanna sneaks away his eggs in several ways] Let's see. The boy's got the eagle. I want the eagle. The boy won't give me the eagle. If I could just find the boy's weak spot, I could get him to tell me where the eagle is. But, the boy's only got one weak spot and that is the eagle. Maybe if I stuck him in a giant anthill, it'll loosen his tongue and then...
[smashes the egg box's top down on Joanna's fingers]
McLeach: I GOTCHA!
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Connections

References Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) See more »

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Home on the Range
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Fab
28 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. I saw the original on the cinema when it was re-released and then of course saw this. It is in my opinion the only decent sequel Disney has ever made.(2D animation anyway, Toy Story 2 is superb) All the others have been straight-to-video and terrible. (Lady and the Tramp 2/Pocahontas 2 etc) The animation in Down Under is superb, the voice talent outstanding, and the villain in the shape of John McCleach very very funny. There are no songs, and actually, you don't notice the lack of them. I think it works better. The best line in the film has to be McCleachs' boast: "I didn't make it all the way through third grade for nothing!"


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