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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.


Jim Cox (animation screenplay by), Karey Kirkpatrick (animation screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
4,740 ( 23)
6 wins. See more awards »





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 ... Francois (voice)
Carla Meyer Carla Meyer ... Faloo / Mother (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Nurse Mouse (voice)


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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


G | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


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 »


Wilbur: Oh, I feel like I got my head in a vice.
[camera pulls back; Wilbur's head really is in a vice]
Wilbur: [whimpering] Oh.
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Alternate Versions

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 »


Message Montage
Composed by Bruce Broughton
Includes "R-E-S-C-U-E, Rescue AID Society"
Music by Carol Connors
Lyrics by Ayn Robbins and Carol Connors
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User Reviews

Good kid flick, but not a complete ending
6 March 2002 | by derbycreweSee all my reviews

There is a lot to look at during the movie, but most kids don't watch animated films for the scenery. Characters are well developed at the expense of a satisfactory ending. Wilbur, voiced by John Candy & Frank, voice by Wayne Robson are great additions to the rescuers' cast. My beef with the film is at the end when Gordy says let's go home, there are the loose ends of the poor animals still in cages that we don't see freed and we never get to see joy on Gordy's Mother's face on his return from the dead. I guess they just ran out of ink.

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Official Sites:

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Release Date:

16 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rescuers Down Under See more »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,499,819, 18 November 1990

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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