Cody, a 9-year-old 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.
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Production for the film began in 1986. See more
When Jake hijacks a snake to travel across the swamp he snaps the snake's eyelid. Snakes do not have eyelids. See more
Oh, I feel like I got my head in a vice.
[camera pulls back; Wilbur's head really is in a vice
On the Disney Junior broadcast, the scene in which Percival McLeach asks Cody if Marahute is hiding at either Satan's Ridge or Nightmare Canyon is omitted due to the aforementioned location's name and the second clip of McLeach throwing a knife next to Cody is replaced by a repeated clip of Joanna splitting her cracker in halves, due to it being too violent for preschoolers. Also, during the hospital scene with Wilbur, the clip showing a chainsaw is removed, possibly due to it being too scary for younger viewers. See more
Composed by Bruce Broughton
Includes "R-E-S-C-U-E, Rescue AID Society"
Music by Carol Connors
Lyrics by Ayn Robbins
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16 November 1990 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The Rescuers Down Under
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Opening Weekend USA: $3,499,819,
18 November 1990
Gross USA: $27,931,461
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $27,931,461
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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