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The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue (1998)

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Timothy Brisby, now Timmy, leaves his family to train with the rats of NIMH in Thorn Valley. He meets Jenny, a mouse about the same age as he, who reveals her family are part of "The Lost ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Darleen Carr ... Helen (voice)
Jamie Cronin Jamie Cronin ... Teresa (voice)
Dom DeLuise ... Jeremy (voice)
Andrew Ducote Andrew Ducote ... 10 Year Old Timmy (voice)
Phillip Glasser ... Reformed 19 Year Old Martin (voice)
Eric Idle ... Evil Martin (voice)
Whitney Claire Kaufman Whitney Claire Kaufman ... Cynthia (voice)
Harvey Korman ... Floyd (voice)
Ralph Macchio ... 17 Year Old Tim (voice)
Steve Mackall ... Dr. Valentine (voice)
Peter MacNicol ... Narrator (voice)
William H. Macy ... Justin (voice)
Arthur Malet ... Mr. Ages (voice)
Andrea Martin ... Muriel (voice)
Jameson Parker ... Troy (voice)
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Timothy Brisby, now Timmy, leaves his family to train with the rats of NIMH in Thorn Valley. He meets Jenny, a mouse about the same age as he, who reveals her family are part of "The Lost Six" who did not escape NIMH. Timmy suspects his missing brother is also being held at NIMH and embarks on a rescue mission with Jenny while encountering old and new friends along the way.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Don Bluth has said that, if he made the film, he would've made Timmy the villain and Martin the hero. See more »

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Some of the character's mouths don't sync well with the dialogue. See more »

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17 Year Old Tim: Justin, where to tonight?
Justin: Where the humans live. To collect things they throw away. Shh. We're almost there.
17 Year Old Tim: What do I have to use a whistle for anyway?
Brutus: Ohh. To warn us, in case killer shows up. Heh heh.
17 Year Old Tim: Killer?
Brutus: The meanest, baddest watchdog around these parts.
Justin: Yeah, he could be anywhere. So keep your eyes open.
[Justin and the mice sneaks over to the dumpster but Justin blocks Timmy's path]
Justin: Hold it.
17 Year Old Tim: Huh.
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #21.15 (1999) See more »

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Come Make The Most Of Your Life
Music by Lee Holdridge
Lyrics by Richard Sparks
Performed by Andrew Ducote, Dom DeLuise, Arthur Malet, William H. Macy, and Ensemble
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it's as bad as you imagine
5 September 2005 | by ShimmySnailSee all my reviews

The Secret of NIMH was one of the best kid's movies ever. It disturbed and frightened me as a kid in the way a good fairy tale does (or the way adult movies disturb and frighten adults in on a different scale), because it makes you think about big issues, but in a way that kids can still learn from and love to watch. The sequel, wow, it was pretty bad. The animation quality was okay, not as good as the original but not horrible, but the story went the way of a mediocre afternoon TV cartoon. They added a few cartoony characters for comic effect, including a caterpillar and two cats, who could talk although it was never explained how since they had never been experimented on by NIMH. They turned it into a Disneyesque musical, with a song every 10 or 20 minutes. One character switches from an American to a British accent in the middle of the film for no reason. It's not scary in the least, not like the original, even atmospherically like the original scene where Mrs. Brisby confronts the Great Owl. Despite a fairly impressive valley where the mice now live, you don't have any feel for their world like in the original, cobbled together by enhanced intelligence into makeshift versions of the human world, complete with electricity and moving parts. There are strange slang phrases present like, "You know what I'm sayin'?" and "team-player." It is linked to the original, though, and if your kids have not seen it, they will be confused.

I will give it credit for one amazing plot twist in the middle which took me by surprise, and they resisted the urge to cutesy it up like Lucas did with his Star Wars prequels. The voice acting was decent. Some of the jokes were funny. Really though, The Secret of NIMH, the original, had a vision and a lot of hard work put into it. The second felt more like a moderate effort for a calculated return on a direct-to-video sequel they knew most people would ignore outright. Compared to the average Disney movie, just as pure entertainment for kids who've never seen the original, I would rate it a 5 instead of the 3 I gave it. Worth renting, not buying.


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