This week, we’re offering up three classic Disney films. Up first: The Rescuers Down Under.
Directed by Hendel Butoy and Mike Gabriel
1990/ 77 minutes
A sequel to 1977′s The Rescuers- The first Disney sequel to get a theatrical release, in fact, Down Under was also the first “proper” Disney movie that wasn’t based on an existing book, story or fable. The Rescuers had been based upon the novels of Margery Sharp, but Down Under wasn’t based on any of them.
It’s also notable for being the second Disney 53 movie (after The Black Cauldron (1985) not to have any musical numbers.