When a bottle containing a plea for help from a little girl named Penny makes its way to the Rescue Aid Society, a mouse organization in the basement of the United Nations building dedicated to the rescue and well-being of anyone in need, it is up to the brave mouse Miss Bianca and her chosen partner, the shy janitor Bernard, to rescue the girl. Searching for clues at Penny's home at Morningside Orphanage in New York City, the two mice discover that the girl has been kidnapped by the evil pawn shop owner Madame Medusa and her companion Mr. Snoops. On the back of Orville the albatross, Miss Bianca and Bernard travel to the terrifyingly gloomy Devil's Bayou where they learn the shocking truth: the innocent young girl is being forced down into a dangerous, dark underground pirate's cave where she must find the Devil's Eye, the world's largest diamond and Madame Medusa's greatest obsession. Before returning safely home, Miss Bianca, Bernard, and Penny will have to combat Madame Medusa's ...Written by
GOOFY HOLLER: When Madame Medusa runs over Orville with her swamp-mobile trapping him inside, and again when Orville falls backwards from the top of the New York building at the end of the film. See more »
Given its size, there's no way the diamond could have just randomly ended up inside of the skull. See more »
[Climbing the steps to board Orville]
... eleven, twelve... Oh no. There... there are thirteen steps on this ramp.
Why don't you jump the last one?
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The opening credits describe the journey of Penny's bottle through raging ocean waters. The entire sequence is made up of still paintings. See more »
The original 1992 video release had the "Distributed by Buena Vista" title card placed right before the film started (with a thundering sound), it was then removed and placed at the end of the film for the 1999 video release. Finally, it was removed completely from the 2003 DVD release which replaced it with an opening Walt Disney Pictures logo which also included the "thunder" sound. See more »
I remember it in '77. It was great. Saw it again. Still is.
There is something really nice about seeing a cartoon film that you know was hand drawn, without a speck of CGI anyplace(too early!). The voices here carry the day-Newhart, Gabor, Page, Fibber MaGee, little turns by Pat Buttram, Dub Taylor, Jeannette Nolan, etc. All fine.
Film still has a lotta heart, the songs aren't bad, the backgrounds muted and not in your face. I remember seeing the sequel (in Aussie from '90)-the character held up but it wasn't as involving.
Test for a flick like this is to see if it holds up after some years. Well I had not seen it for about 24 years or so, and ya know what? It still works very well.
Came from the mid-period team of Disney, post-Jungle Book and pre-Mermaid, a rather hit and miss era-this one stands out quite well.
*** outta ****
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