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The Rescuers (1977)

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Two mice of the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters.

Writers:

Margery Sharp (suggested by "The Rescuers" and "Miss Bianca" by), Larry Clemmons (story) | 8 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Newhart ... Bernard (voice)
Eva Gabor ... Miss Bianca (voice)
Geraldine Page ... Madame Medusa (voice)
Joe Flynn ... Mr. Snoops (voice)
Jeanette Nolan ... Ellie Mae (voice)
Pat Buttram ... Luke (voice)
Jim Jordan ... Orville (voice)
John McIntire ... Rufus (voice)
Michelle Stacy ... Penny (voice)
Bernard Fox ... The Chairman (voice)
Larry Clemmons Larry Clemmons ... Gramps (voice)
James MacDonald James MacDonald ... Evinrude (voice) (as James Macdonald)
George Lindsey ... Rabbit (voice)
Bill McMillian Bill McMillian ... TV Announcer (voice) (as Bill McMillan)
Dub Taylor ... Digger (voice)
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Storyline

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 Frederick Irizarry

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Two tiny agents vs. the world's wickedest woman in a dazzling animated adventure! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Given its size, there's no way the diamond could have just randomly ended up inside of the skull. See more »

Quotes

Bernard: [Climbing the steps to board Orville] ... eleven, twelve... Oh no. There... there are thirteen steps on this ramp.
Bianca: [chuckles] Why don't you jump the last one?
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Featured in The Disney Family Album: Wolfgang Reitherman (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Someone's Waiting for You
(1977)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins
Sung by Shelby Flint
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I remember it in '77. It was great. Saw it again. Still is.
5 September 2002 | by gazzo-2See all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bernardo y Bianca See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,111,582, 18 December 1983

Gross USA:

$71,215,869

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,215,869
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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