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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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Details

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

The producers wanted to have all the voice actors from The Rescuers (1977) reprise their roles of their respective characters for the sequel, hence Bob Newhart as Bernard, Eva Gabor as Bianca, and Bernard Fox as The Rescue Aid Society's Chairmouse. However, in the original Rescuers film, the albatross Orville was voiced by Jim Jordan, who died two years before this film released. The producers didn't want to replace Jordan, so Orville was replaced with the character's brother Wilbur, voiced by John Candy. This is a reference to the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, the inventors and pilots of the first functional airplane. See more »

Goofs

In one scene where Wilbur is being hospitalized, the doctor is seen in a green surgical outfit and cap, and is donning a glove. A couple of shots later, he is seen observing an X-ray from behind, and he is back in his normal white coat with no gloves or headgear. In the next shot, he is wearing surgical gear again. See more »

Quotes

Doctor: [as Wilbur escapes] Mr. Albatross, we haven't operated yet!
Wilbur: [running away] You've gotta catch me first, doctor!
Doctor: Mr. Albatross, please!
Wilbur: Cowabunga!
Doctor: [chases after him] Mr. Albatross, we must return you to the operating room!
Wilbur: [escapes to the window] You'll never take me alive!
Doctor: [he and the other nurse mice try to force him back in] Please, don't do this! Your spine needs tender...
Wilbur: [getting forced in] Ooh!
Doctor: ...loving...
Wilbur: [screams in pain] AGH!
[...]
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End Credits
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Composed by Bruce Broughton
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Completely likable sequel, that is under-appreciated!
27 February 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

It isn't as good as the immensely charming original, but I enjoyed this very much. You do realise that this was released 13 years after the original, and a lot of the characters had to be animated again. I forgive them for that though, as the animation was surprisingly good, especially the scenes with Marahute, who blew me away at the sight of her. Though Bianca does look different than she was in the original film, she had chubbier cheeks here. Bob Newhart and Eva Gabor are great as Bernard and Bianca, although there was a significant change in both characters. John Candy was hilarious as Wilbur. If there is one element that is better than the original, but only marginally, it is that Wilbur is funnier than Orville. The plot was also very good, on a parallel with the original, but that was the intention, and the music by Bruce Broughton was appropriately fitting. Cody is very likable, but sometimes his dialogue is a bit unnatural, and I know that people commented on his accent. George C. Scott, a fine actor, was suitably menacing as McLeach, although his animation at times was a tad frightening. I really enjoyed this movie, it's not perfect, but it is one of the better animated sequels to come out. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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