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

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The rats and mice, made intellectually superior in the original Secret of N.I.M.H., return to Thorn Valley to groom their destined leader - young Timmy Brisby.


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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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Did You Know?


In the original The Secret of NIMH (1982) Timmy has only one line. Here he has the lead role. See more »


When Mr. Ages tells Timmy that the valley is safe and remains unknown to the world, how can Thorn Valley be safe from being found when it's obvious that the city built above ground can be clearly seen by anyone from the sky. Also why didn't the mice build their city underground or camouflage their buildings with grass roofs, or have their homes built in trees, any human would've found their city by flying over in an airplane or helicopter and they would've been in big trouble with humans. See more »


Justin: Timmy, you've got to be ready mentally and physically ha ha.
[Justin swings on vine over a pond]
10 Year Old Timmy: Wahoo! Ready for what? Whoa!
[Timmy swings on vine and falls in the pond]
Justin: To fulfill your destiny.
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Magic Mystery Show
Music by Lee Holdridge
Lyrics by Richard Sparks
Performed by Meshach Taylor, Dom DeLuise, Ralph Macchio, Hynden Walch (as Hynden Walsh), and Ensemble
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Never in my life...
21 March 1999 | by LinnardSee all my reviews

Never in my entire existence have I been so entirely disappointed in one single streak. Honestly. My heart falls when I think that an entire generation is likely to remember THIS travesty as the only NIHM movie.

This is little more than a piece of Direct-to-Video drivel, moulded right from the formula that Disney has, as of late, ironed out and pushed down our throats. Maybe I'm jaded, but I still cannot accept this as a NIHM movie.

I was a child when Bluth unveiled the original Secret Of NIHM, over a decade ago now; re-releases, video versions, and all the rest have never dulled the fantasy and wonder of it. This 'sequel', as it sees fit to call itself, has none of that life. The plot is weak, formulamatic; the voice acting is merely marginal; music is used where unnecessary, simply because it can be (The Great Disney Fallacy, in action again); the story of the original is scattered like so much debris...but that's not the worst.

The worst is that there is no wonder here. No grand adventure, no superheroes and magic and characters that make you want to dream with them. None whatsoever.

If this is the new trend of children's movies, my kids are going to watch an awful lot of ratty, worn-out, videos.

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Release Date:

22 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


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

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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