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The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

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The R.A.S. agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a little boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher.

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Jim Cox (animation screenplay by), Karey Kirkpatrick (animation screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Newhart ... Bernard (voice)
Eva Gabor ... Miss Bianca (voice)
John Candy ... Wilbur (voice)
Tristan Rogers ... Jake (voice)
Adam Ryen Adam Ryen ... Cody (voice)
George C. Scott ... McLeach (voice)
Wayne Robson ... Frank (voice)
Douglas Seale ... Krebbs (voice)
Frank Welker ... Joanna (voice)
Bernard Fox ... Chairman / Doctor (voice)
Peter Firth ... Red (voice)
Billy Barty ... Baitmouse (voice)
Ed Gilbert Ed Gilbert ... Francois (voice)
Carla Meyer Carla Meyer ... Faloo / Mother (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Nurse Mouse (voice)
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Storyline

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. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bernard och Bianca i Australien See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$27,931,461

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,431,461
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film presumably takes place between December and early March. That's when it's summer in Australia, part of the southern hemisphere. In New York, and in the northern hemisphere, it's winter then. See more »

Goofs

When Bernard and Bianca first meet Wilbur, it is shown to be on top of a building with several helicopters on the roof, surrounded by taller buildings. When Wilbur takes off, they are on top of the UN Headquarters (which has a completely different design than the building first shown) and all of the helicopters have disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Wilbur: Throw another shrimp on the barbie, girls, 'cause here I come!
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Alternate Versions

In the French version of the movie (which was made in 1991), the beautiful Anne Meson-Poliakoff's Pop song "Bernard Et Bianca Au Pays Des Kangourous" can be heard during the ending credits with Patrice Tison on lead guitar, Bernard Paganotti on bass, Jean-Jacques Milteau on harmonica, Alex Perdigon, Kako Bessot and Patrick Bourgoin on brass ensemble and Charly Doll on drums & percussions. However she and the other musicians appear to be uncredited. See more »

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Featured in Animation Lookback: Top 10 Best Animated Sequels (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Home On The Range (McLeach Version)
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Music by Daniel E. Kelley
Original lyrics by Brewster M. Higley
Alternate lyrics by Joe Ranft
Performed by Frank Welker
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A Perfect Example of A Perfect Sequel
30 March 2006 | by antidonnieSee all my reviews

The first one was overall a cute film, definitely a classic, but nothing to scream about, you know what I mean? Anyways, as a kid I would always take characters who would look cool in some big action powered flick with high drama and adventure. Having a real evil villain that threatens death, and kick the pace up a notch from the original movie.

My wish came true, The Rescuers Down Under was a high powered animated action flick with intense drama and heart-pounding emotion. Severely different from the original, which was about two little mice sent out on a mission to save a little girl held captive by a vile woman in search for a priceless diamond. This time, a young boy named Cody was kidnapped by a poacher named McLeach, who desperately wants to enormous eagle that was just saved from captivity. Despite the dangers, these two little mice named Bernard and Miss Bianca head out on probably the most daring rescue ever assigned to the R.A.S. (Rescue Aid Society). Without a moment to lose, they hop aboard the big bird named Wilbur to a nonstop flight to Australia. From then on its just keeps getting better, and the filmmakers weren't afraid how far they strayed from the kinder hearted tone of the original. That's a good thing.

This was easily put in my top animated films, behind Beauty and the Beast and the Prince of Egypt of course. It was a little shorter than I would have liked, which doesn't make this brilliant film absolutely spotless. None the less I recommend this to anyone looking for menacing fun.

Trust me, this is a brilliant film that may be a little too intense for the younglings, but still a family film which I think will be loved by adults and kids alike.

****/**** stars

The Rescuers Down Under (1990): Rated PG for intense moments


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