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The Rescuers
Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman
Produced by Wolfgang Reitherman
Written by Margery Sharp (original author)
Larry Clemmons
Ken Anderson
Vance Gerry
David Michener
Burny Mattinson
Frank Thomas
Fred Lucky
Ted Berman
Dick Sebast
Starring Eva Gabor
Bob Newhart
Geraldine Page
Jim Jordan
Joe Flynn
Music by Artie Butler
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Buena Vista Distribution
Release date(s) June 22, 1977 (USA, UK)
Running time 77 minutes
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
Budget $1,200,000 (estimated)[1]
Gross revenue $71,215,869 US
Followed by The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

The Rescuers is a 1977 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Productions and first released on June 22, 1977. The twenty-third film in the Disney animated features canon, the film is about a society of mice, called the Rescue Aid Society, headquartered in New York and shadowing the United Nations, who go about doing good deeds in the world at large. Two of these mice, a hesitant Bernard (Bob Newhart) and the elegant Miss Bianca (Eva Gabor), set about rescuing Penny, a kidnapped girl, with the help of a comical albatross and the various animal inhabitants of the bayou where Penny is being held.[2] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Wolfgang Reitherman (June 26, 1909 - May 22, 1985), also known and sometimes credited as Woolie Reitherman, was a famed Disney animator and one of Disneys Nine Old Men. ... 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The film was based on the children's novels by Margery Sharp, most notably, The Rescuers (1959) and Miss Bianca (1962). The film was four years in the making with the combined talents of 250 people, including 40 animators who produced approximately 330,000 drawings; there were 14 sequences with 1,039 separate scenes and 750 backgrounds.[2] Margery Sharp (January 25, 1905 - March 14, 1991), was an English author. ...

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Synopsis

The Rescuers begins when a young orphan named Penny throws off a message in a bottle from an old, abandoned luxury steamship on which she is held a prisoner. The bottle washes up in America and is taken to the Rescue Aid Society, a UN-like group located in New York City, consisting of representative mice from all over the world. The mice read the message inside and learn that Penny was kidnapped, but do not learn where she is. The compassionate Hungarian representative, Miss Bianca, is upset and volunteers to save the girl. The Chair of the society agrees, but on the condition that she chooses a partner for her safety. Of all the eager male delegates, she chooses Bernard, the janitor, for whom she has a soft spot. The two set out to the orphanage where Penny lived and there meet a local cat, Rufus, who has secretly retired from hunting mice. He tells them that Penny was a close friend of his, who despaired of being adopted by any family; that he had attempted to re-assure her; and that she is assumed to have fled of her own accord. The only alternative is to the effect that she was kidnapped by a mysterious, ill-meaning woman called Madame Medusa. For other uses, see Orphan (disambiguation). ... Penny is a fictional character and one of the protagonists of Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers. ... For other uses, see Message in a bottle (disambiguation). ... Paddle steamers - Lucerne-Switzerland Left: original paddlewheel from a paddle steamer on the lake of Lucerne. ... This article is about the United Nations, for other uses of UN see UN (disambiguation) Official languages English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic Secretary-General Kofi Annan (since 1997) Established October 24, 1945 Member states 191 Headquarters New York City, NY, USA Official site http://www. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Compassion is best described as an understanding of the emotional state of another; not to be confused with empathy. ... Miss Bianca (Or simply Bianca to Bernard and Penny) is a fictional mouse and one of the protagonists of Disneys 1977 animated film The Rescuers and its 1990 sequel The Rescuers Down Under. ... For other uses, see Safety (disambiguation). ... Bernard, the mouse, is a fictional character in Margery Sharps Miss Bianca stories, and a protagonist in Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers and its 1990 sequel, The Rescuers Down Under. ... Binomial name Felis catus Linnaeus, 1758 Synonyms Felis lybica invalid junior synonym The cat (or domestic cat, house cat) is a small carnivorous mammal. ... Rufus, delighted thanks Penny for her generous gift. ... Madame Medusa is the fictional villainess from Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers. ...

The rescuers, Bernard and Miss Bianca find themselves losing their faith; "What can two little mice do?" asks Bernard.

The mice then travel to Madame Medusa's pawnshop. While they are searching for clues, they hear Medusa talking to her assistant, Mr. Snoops, on the telephone. She yells at him for being unable to find the "Devil's Eye Diamond" and is furious to find out that Penny was sending messages in bottles. Angrily, she tells Mr. Snoops that she will take "the next flight down to Devil's Bayou" and leaves in her car. Bernard and Miss Bianca try to climb into her suitcase, but are thrown from it by Medusa's reckless driving. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Bernard, the mouse, is a fictional character in Margery Sharps Miss Bianca stories, and a protagonist in Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers and its 1990 sequel, The Rescuers Down Under. ... Miss Bianca (Or simply Bianca to Bernard and Penny) is a fictional mouse and one of the protagonists of Disneys 1977 animated film The Rescuers and its 1990 sequel The Rescuers Down Under. ... For other uses, see Faith (disambiguation). ... Madame Medusa is the fictional villainess from Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers. ... Devils Bayou is the scary swamp where innocent orphan Penny is being held prisoner. ... Devils Bayou is the scary swamp where innocent orphan Penny is being held prisoner. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Reckless driving, in the United States, is a serious moving traffic violation. ...


They recruit the help of an albatross named Orville, who flies them to Devil's Bayou. There, they are greeted by two muskrats named Ellie Mae and Luke, and a dragonfly named Evinrude, who loathe Medusa for causing havoc in their neighborhood. With Evinrude's help, the rescuers are able to reach the ship on which Penny is held. Eavesdropping on Madame Medusa and Mr. Snoops, they learn that the Devil's Eye is a diamond coveted by Medusa, and that Penny was captured so as to provide the criminals with one who could enter the underground pirate's cave wherein the gem is kept and recover it. Shortly after entering, Miss Bianca and Bernard attract the attention of Medusa's half-tame crocodiles, Brutus and Nero. The crocodiles, who serve Medusa as guards to prevent or spoil Penny's escape, attempt to devour the mice. In the resulting chase/battle, the ship's pipe organ, as well as some curtains and Medusa's patience, are all broken. Medusa, who cannot tolerate mice, complicates the pandemonium by her panic, her summons of the incompetent Mr. Snoops, and her use of a large gun. This article is about the bird family. ... Orville greets Bernard and Miss Bianca after one of his better landings. Orville is a character from Disneys 1977 animated masterpiece film, The Rescuers. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1766) Muskrat range (native range in red, introduced range in green) The muskrat or musquash (Ondatra zibethicus), the only species in genus Ondatra, is a medium-sized semi-aquatic rodent native to North America, and introduced in parts of Europe, Asia, and South America. ... This article is about the insect. ... Look up Havoc in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Devils Bayou is the scary swamp where innocent orphan Penny is being held prisoner. ... This article is about the mineral. ... Look up pirate and piracy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Cave (disambiguation). ... Look up gem in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Crocodile (disambiguation). ... Madame Medusa is the fictional villainess from Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers. ... The baroque organ in Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark The pipe organ is a musical instrument that produces sound by forcing pressurized air (referred to as wind) through a series of pipes. ... A curtain is a piece of cloth intended to block or obscure light. ... Patience, engraving by Hans Sebald Beham, 1540 Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: patience Patience is the ability to endure waiting, delay, or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset, or to persevere calmly when faced with difficulties. ... Panic is the primal urge to run and hide in the face of imminent danger. ... This article is about the video game. ...


Bernard and Miss Bianca escape, later to visit a disconsolate Penny. Penny still maintains hope that she might have a family of her own; yet her resolve is waning. The arrival of two well-meaning mice, who speak of co-operation and faith (a concept made familiar to her by Rufus), raises her morale. Together, the three devise a plan, which is put into action on the following day. Bernard, the mouse, is a fictional character in Margery Sharps Miss Bianca stories, and a protagonist in Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers and its 1990 sequel, The Rescuers Down Under. ... Miss Bianca (Or simply Bianca to Bernard and Penny) is a fictional mouse and one of the protagonists of Disneys 1977 animated film The Rescuers and its 1990 sequel The Rescuers Down Under. ... For other uses, see Hope (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Family (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Faith (disambiguation). ... Rufus, delighted thanks Penny for her generous gift. ... A PR100. ...


Meanwhile, Ellie Mae has roused her neighbors to action. They wait only for Bernard's message, which Evinrude is expected to deliver; once it has arrived, they will attack the steamship and rescue Penny. Evinrude in fact has orders to find and bring Ellie Mae and her friends; en route to do this, he is pursued by hungry bats. He takes refuge in an empty bottle, delaying delivery of his message. “Chiroptera” redirects here. ...

Penny struggles to free the Devil's Eye diamond from a pirate's skull. The producers carefully designed every shot of this scene to slowly raise the tension.
Penny struggles to free the Devil's Eye diamond from a pirate's skull. The producers carefully designed every shot of this scene to slowly raise the tension. [3]

During the next morning, Madame Medusa and Mr. Snoops send Penny into the cave to find the Devil's Eye. With her are Miss Bianca and Bernard, concealed in a pocket. The cave itself was once a treasure-trove used by pirates to store their plunder, before the crew (presumably) fought among themselves and killed each other. After a brief search, the friends discover the Devil's Eye inside the skull of one of the pirates; the means of its concealment therein is not explained. As they are opening the skull in order to bring the gem out, the oceanic tide rises and floods the cave. Miss Bianca, Penny, and Bernard barely escape, but do so successfully in both survival and seizure of the diamond. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses of Skull, see Skull (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cave (disambiguation). ... Look up pirate and piracy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses of Skull, see Skull (disambiguation). ... This article is about tides in the Earths oceans. ... This article is about the mineral. ...


Medusa, passionate and jealous in greed, takes possession of the diamond immediately. Rather than give Snoops a 50% share in it as she had evidently promised, she takes it entirely for her own, concealing it in Penny's teddy bear. When both Snoops and Penny protest, she threatens to kill them. In psychology and common terminology, emotion is the language of a persons internal state of being, normally based in or tied to their internal (physical) and external (social) sensory feeling. ... For other uses, see Greed (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Teddy bear (disambiguation). ...


Evinrude, eluding the bats, arrives at Ellie Mae's house. There, the tired insect is given a drop of Luke's stimulating beverage, whereupon he gives the order to charge. The locals run in a body to the riverboat. Orders Subclass Apterygota Archaeognatha (bristletails) Thysanura (silverfish) Subclass Pterygota Infraclass Paleoptera (Probably paraphyletic) Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Superorder Exopterygota Grylloblattodea (ice-crawlers) Mantophasmatodea (gladiators) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Embioptera (webspinners) Zoraptera (angel insects) Dermaptera (earwigs) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, etc) Phasmatodea (stick insects) Blattodea (cockroaches) Isoptera (termites) Mantodea (mantids) Psocoptera... The word drink is primarily a verb, meaning to ingest liquids, see Drinking. ... With regard to living things, a body is the integral physical material of an individual. ...


As Medusa is backing away from Penny and Mr. Snoops, clutching the toy bear in which is the diamond, Bernard trips her up by means of a cord. She loses control of the diamond. Before she can recover it, Ellie Mae and her friends attack, punishing Medusa relentlessly for disturbing their peace. Medusa retaliates with gunfire, causing the rebels to flee; they are met by Brutus and Nero. Just as the crocodiles are poised to kill the smaller animals, Bernard and Miss Bianca trick them into entering a cage-like elevator, which is then closed upon them. Look up Cord on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Cord has several meanings: String or Rope Cord Automobile Vibrating cord A measurement of the volume of firewood A power cord or extension cable In electronics, a cable Cord, a former American car marque founded by Errett Lobban Cord. ... Gari Melchers, Mural of Peace, 1896. ... Look up cage in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The locals, following Penny's plan, set off flares and fireworks (used by Mr. Snoops on Madame Medusa's orders) into the riverboat's living quarters, while Penny and the mice commandeer Medusa's "swampmobile" (a type of motor-boat, used by Medusa to traverse the bayou). Medusa attempts pursuit, but is thwarted. By the flares and firecrackers, the ship is caused to explode and sink. Medusa is left clinging to one of its smokestacks, the diamond gone from her, while the crocodiles (whom she had abused in her desperation) attack her from below. Mr. Snoops, rowing on a makeshift raft, laughs at the sight of her ruin. Fourth of July fireworks in San Diego, California New Years Day fireworks at Seaport Village, California Preparing fireworks at Sayn Castle 4th of July fireworks in Portland, Oregon Fireworks at Epcot Center, Florida, USA. See the Video. ... Madame Medusa is the fictional villainess from Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers. ... Big Cypress Bayou in Jefferson, Texas off of U.S. Route 59. ... For other uses, see Crocodile (disambiguation). ...


The Devil's Eye is given to the Smithsonian Institution, and Penny is adopted by a new father and mother. Bernard and Miss Bianca remain partners in the Rescue Aid Society's missions and soon after depart on Orville, accompanied by Evinrude, to a new rescue mission. The Smithsonian Institution Building or Castle on the National Mall serves as the Institutions headquarters. ...


Cast

For other persons named Gabor, see Gabor (disambiguation). ... Miss Bianca (Or simply Bianca to Bernard and Penny) is a fictional mouse and one of the protagonists of Disneys 1977 animated film The Rescuers and its 1990 sequel The Rescuers Down Under. ... George Robert Bob Newhart (born September 5, 1929 in Oak Park, Illinois) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. ... Bernard, the mouse, is a fictional character in Margery Sharps Miss Bianca stories, and a protagonist in Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers and its 1990 sequel, The Rescuers Down Under. ... Geraldine Sue Page (November 22, 1924 - June 13, 1987) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated American actress. ... Madame Medusa is the fictional villainess from Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers. ... Penny is a fictional character and one of the protagonists of Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers. ... Joe Flynn (November 8, 1924 - July 19, 1974) was an American character actor best known for his participation in the popular 1960s TV sitcom, McHales Navy. ... Madame Medusa is the fictional villainess from Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers. ... There have been a number of notable people named Jim Jordan: Jim Jordan, John Kerrys first campaign manager Jim Jordan, a Canadian Member of Parliament Jim Jordan (actor), an actor This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Orville greets Bernard and Miss Bianca after one of his better landings. Orville is a character from Disneys 1977 animated masterpiece film, The Rescuers. ... McIntire in The Asphalt Jungle Craggly-faced film actor John McIntire (June 27, 1907 - January 30, 1991) was born in Spokane, Washington and raised in Montana, growing up with ranchers and cowboys which would eventually inspire his performances in dozens of westerns later in life. ... Rufus, delighted thanks Penny for her generous gift. ... Jeanette Nolan (December 30, 1911 – June 5, 1998) was an American actress, born in Los Angeles, California. ... Emmett Maxwell Pat Buttram (born June 19, 1915 in Addison, Alabama, died January 8, 1994 in Los Angeles, California of kidney failure was an American actor, famous for playing the sidekick of Gene Autry. ... John James Jimmy MacDonald (born May 19, 1906, Dundee, Scotland; died February 1, 1991, Glendale, California, USA) was the original head of the Disney sound effects department, and the voice of Mickey Mouse from 1946 to 1983. ... Bernard M. Fox (born 11 May 1927) is a Welsh-born British film and television actor. ... George Lindsey (born December 17, 1935) is an American character actor. ... Dub Taylor (February 26, 1907 - October 3, 1994) was a prolific American character actor who worked extensively in Westerns. ... John Donald Fiedler (February 3, 1925 – June 25, 2005) was an American voice actor and character actor in stage, film, television and radio. ... Shelby Flint (born 17 September 1939, North Hollywood, California) is a singer who had two top hundred hits, Angel on My Shoulder in 1961 and Cast Your Fate to the Wind in 1966. ...

Characters

The rescuers, Bernard and Miss Bianca fly on the albatross Orville to a new adventure followed by Evinrude.
  • Miss Bianca: (voiced by Eva Gabor) She is an adventurous, yet sophisticated, mouse who volunteers to take on the mission of rescuing the little girl who is known to be in terrible danger. Careful observation reveals she is the Hungarian delegate to the Rescue Aid Society. Bianca is aware that most of the male delegates are enamoured of her, with the sole exception of the Chairman, but bears all their attentions with equinamity. She is fond of Bernard, but is far more emotionally stable than he. [4]
  • Bernard: (voiced by Bob Newhart) The mouse janitor at the Rescue Aid Society. Bernard accompanies Miss Bianca in the mission to rescue the girl. Bernard is not as brave as his partner; he strongly dislikes flying and suffers from triskadekaphobia. From the first, he is shown to be infatuated with Bianca.
  • Madame Medusa: (voiced by Geraldine Page) A hateful pawnshop owner. Madame Medusa will stop at nothing to get her hands on the Devil's Eye, the world's largest diamond. Madame's hideout is Devil's Bayou, where her two ferocious pet crocodiles Brutus and Nero live.
  • Penny: (voiced by Michelle Stacy) She is the lonely orphan girl abducted from Morningside Orphanage. Madame Medusa is her kidnapper, for Penny's small size enables her to squeeze down into the Black Hole and retrieve the Devil's Eye. Penny is very attached to her Teddy bear, and quite fearless in defense of him. She fears only the possibility that she may lose him and the possibility of never finding parents of her own. Both fears are eventually averted from becoming true.
  • Mr. Snoops: (voiced by Joe Flynn) He is Madame Medusa's follower, who desires a share of the Devil's Eye. Although he doesn't fully approve of Madame Medusa's plan, he'll go along with it if that's what it will take to get the precious jewel. He is a caricature of animation historian John Culhane.[2]
  • Brutus and Nero: They are Madame Medusa's two pet crocodiles who guard the riverboat and prevent Penny from escaping. Brutus was named after the Roman senator who stabbed Julius Caesar, whereas Nero was named after the much hated Roman Emperor of the same name. Both of them appear to understand every word that is spoken in their presence. Brutus is somewhat darker in color than Nero, as shown in the scene wherein they pursue Bernard and Bianca.
  • Rufus: (voiced by John McIntire) An old cat, who comforts Penny when she is feeling despair and represents the story's moral of "keep your faith." Rufus is a caricature of Disney Animation legend Ollie Johnston, who worked on the film.
  • Evinrude: (with vocal effects by James MacDonald) A dragonfly who aids the rescuers by serving as a motor to their leaf-boat. He is trusted to send a message to the Swamp Folk when their help is needed. His name is perhaps an allusion to the famous boat motor company. [4]
  • Orville: (voiced by Jim Jordan) An albatross, named appropriately after Orville Wright. He is a somewhat clumsy flier, but an able navigator, well-versed in airline jargon, and possessed of a colorful vocabulary. He serves as Bernard and Bianca's transport from New York City to Devil's Bayou and other locations. He is shown as such regardless of adverse weather conditions.

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Miss Bianca (Or simply Bianca to Bernard and Penny) is a fictional mouse and one of the protagonists of Disneys 1977 animated film The Rescuers and its 1990 sequel The Rescuers Down Under. ... For other persons named Gabor, see Gabor (disambiguation). ... This article is about the rodent. ... Bernard, the mouse, is a fictional character in Margery Sharps Miss Bianca stories, and a protagonist in Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers and its 1990 sequel, The Rescuers Down Under. ... George Robert Bob Newhart (born September 5, 1929 in Oak Park, Illinois) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. ... A janitor is a person who takes care of a building, such as a school, office building, or apartment block. ... Madame Medusa is the fictional villainess from Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers. ... Geraldine Sue Page (November 22, 1924 - June 13, 1987) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated American actress. ... Madame Medusa is the fictional villainess from Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers. ... Penny is a fictional character and one of the protagonists of Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers. ... For other uses, see Teddy bear (disambiguation). ... Madame Medusa is the fictional villainess from Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers. ... Joe Flynn is the inventor of Parallel Path Technology, recently endorsed at the STAIF Conference by Boeing Phantomworks. ... Madame Medusa is the fictional villainess from Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers. ... For other uses, see Julius Caesar (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Nero (disambiguation). ... An emperorrefers to Nick Herringshaw, a title, empress may only indicate the wife of an emperor (empress consort. ... Rufus, delighted thanks Penny for her generous gift. ... McIntire in The Asphalt Jungle Craggly-faced film actor John McIntire (June 27, 1907 - January 30, 1991) was born in Spokane, Washington and raised in Montana, growing up with ranchers and cowboys which would eventually inspire his performances in dozens of westerns later in life. ... Despair in common usage is the condition of having abandoned hope. ... Oliver Martin Johnston, Jr. ... John James Jimmy MacDonald (born May 19, 1906, Dundee, Scotland; died February 1, 1991, Glendale, California, USA) was the original head of the Disney sound effects department, and the voice of Mickey Mouse from 1946 to 1983. ... Evinrude Outboard Motors is a maker of outboard boat motors, and was founded by Ole Evinrude. ... Orville greets Bernard and Miss Bianca after one of his better landings. Orville is a character from Disneys 1977 animated masterpiece film, The Rescuers. ... There have been a number of notable people named Jim Jordan: Jim Jordan, John Kerrys first campaign manager Jim Jordan, a Canadian Member of Parliament Jim Jordan (actor), an actor This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article is about the bird family. ... Orville Wright (August 19, 1871 - January 30, 1948), the younger of the Wright brothers, seen as one of the fathers of heavier-than-air flight. ... For the geological process, see Weathering or Erosion. ...

Songs

Penny is comforted by Rufus during "Faith is a Bluebird".

The songs in the film were composed and written by Carol Connors, Ayn Robbins and Sammy Fain, Shelby Flint's voice was used for three of the songs. The musical score was composed by Artie Butler. For the first time since Bambi, the most significant songs in the film were sung offscreen. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Carol Connors is an American singer-songwriter born Annette Kleinbard on November 13, 1940 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. ... Ayn Robbins co-wrote with Carol Connors the lyrics for two Academy Award and Grammy nominated songs, Gonna Fly Now from Rocky (1976) and Someones Waiting for You from The Rescuers (1977). ... Sammy Fain (Samuel Feinberg, June 17, 1902 - December 6, 1989) was an Jewish-American composer of popular music. ... Shelby Flint (born 17 September 1939, North Hollywood, California) is a singer who had two top hundred hits, Angel on My Shoulder in 1961 and Cast Your Fate to the Wind in 1966. ... Bambi is a 1942 animated feature produced by Walt Disney and originally released to theatres by RKO Radio Pictures on August 13, 1942. ...

  • "The Journey" is "sung" by the bottle used by Penny to carry her message. Even though the bottle is evidently inanimate, the song is sung from its perspective after Penny throws it in the water. The bottle is then washed away, to encounter raging ocean waves and a thunderstorm, as well as a sort of isolation. In song, it desperately "asks" for someone to rescue it, stating that it is "lost at sea without a friend..." and wondering whether its journey will come to any end. Shelby Flint, who sang the song offscreen, is sometimes credited as the voice of "The Bottle".
  • "Rescue Aid Society" is the pledge song of the international mouse organization whose purpose is to help those in need. Eva Gabor, Bob Newhart, Bernard Fox, and some actors who played the parts of the swamp critters participated in this song. A number of unusual objects were used as instruments, including a toy piano. The song was reprised as a memory of Bernard and Miss Bianca; when their faith begun to fade away, the pledge of their society lifted their spirits.
  • "Faith is a Bluebird" is the poem Rufus recites to Penny in an attempt to cheer her up and bring hope to her heart. Although often listed as a song, "Faith is a Bluebird" is actually a poem performed by John McIntire and Michelle Stacy.
  • "Tomorrow is Another Day" is placed at the middle of the film. In this song, Bernard and Miss Bianca's hope for a happy end to their quest is sung offscreen by Shelby Flint, against a backdrop of their romance. The song was reprised at the conclusion of the film, having it end with the words "Tomorrow is another day."
  • "Someone's Waiting for You" is the lullaby Shelby Flint sings offscreen to Penny when her faith has vanished almost completely. This song was nominated for an Oscar in 1978, which was Sammy Fain's final nomination. At one point during the film's production, this song was to be replaced by the lullaby "Hush Little Baby", sung by the girl to her teddy bear. During this song sequence, Bambi and his mother can be seen from the balcony, as well as other recycled animation from that film.
  • "For Penny's a Jolly Good Fellow" is sung by the orphan kids at the end of the movie, congratulating Penny for her bravery and for having been newly adopted. The song is a variation of the song "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow".

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Supervising animators

Franklin Thomas (September 5, 1912, Fresno, California - September 8, 2004, Flintridge, California) was one of Walt Disneys team of animators known as the Nine Old Men. ... Oliver Martin Johnston, Jr. ... Milton Erwin Kahl (born March 22, 1909, in San Francisco, California, USA; died April 19, 1987, in Mill Valley, California, USA, of pneumonia) was an animator for the Disney studio, and one of Disneys so-called Nine Old Men. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Zoo (disambiguation). ... John Pomeroy (born 1951 in Los Angeles, California) is an American animator who has worked for several major studios, including The Walt Disney Company and Sullivan Bluth Studios. ...

Significance

The Rescuers is an important film in the history of Disney animation for several reasons:

  • It was the first Disney film that significantly combined the talents of Walt Disney's original crew of storywriters and animators (Including Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men") with a newer, less experienced crew Walt Disney Productions recruited in the late 1970s.[2]
  • The Rescuers was also Disney's first major animated success since The Jungle Book and the last until The Little Mermaid, largely because the studio was facing financial difficulties due to the enormous failure of Disney's 1979 live-action film, The Black Hole. The Rescuers marked the end of the silver age of Disney animation that had begun in 1950 with Cinderella.
  • During the 1960s and early 1970s Disney films took on the trend of comedy, rather than story, heart and drama. The Rescuers marked the return of the animated drama films the studio had previously been known for, such as Bambi or Dumbo, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston stated in their website that The Rescuers had been their return to a film with "heart" and also considered it their best film without Walt Disney. [5]
  • The story of two little mice off to rescue the little girl Penny returned the interest for animation that had been lost to both critics and audiences throughout the 1970s. [4]
  • The film marked the end of the studio's so-called "sketchy" period of the 1960s and 1970s and brought a more defined, softer Xerox outline, which can be more appreciated in the closing scenes, where the film's budget was extended.[citation needed]
  • The Rescuers was the first Disney animated feature to inspire a theatrically released sequel, The Rescuers Down Under. Since then, The Jungle Book and Peter Pan have also received theatrical sequels.
  • This film was the last project for John Lounsbery, one of Disney's "Nine Old Men". In an unfortunate coincidence to Bernard's triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13), Lounsbery died on Friday, February 13, 1976. This film was also the last film performance for actor Jim Jordan, best known for his longtime role as radio's Fibber McGee. Joe Flynn, who voiced Mr. Snoops drowned in a swimming pool after suffering a heart attack in 1974, three years prior to the release of the film.
  • This was the last animated feature to be shot in Technicolor.[citation needed]

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Abandoned concepts

During the four years of production for this film, many original concepts were altered or dropped, among them: Image File history File links Question_book-3. ...

  • The Rescue Aid Society was originally the "Prisoners' Aid Society" ('Mouse Prisoner's Aid Society' from Miss Bianca to Bernard into Battle), just as it was in the original Margery Sharp novels. Originally, the Rescue Aid Society was to be placed in a hole somewhere until the idea of a luggage bag in the basement of the U.N. building came up.
  • Ellie Mae and the Swamp Folk were originally going to carry a small flag that said "Swamp Volunteers". This detail was dropped since this would be the only time they would serve as rescuers.
  • Some of the producers had suggested that Bernard and Miss Bianca should be married in the end of the film, but in respect for Margery Sharp, author of the The Rescuers books, this was dropped. In the sequel, however, Miss Bianca agrees to marry Bernard after he proposes.
  • The island of Cuba was once considered as the setting for the film.
  • In one scene, Bernard, Bianca and Penny are in the cave trying to retrieve the Devil's Eye out of the skull of a dead man. Ken Anderson's Multiple Choice Layouts displayed Bianca taking pictures of the skull and Bernard inside the cave.
  • An abandoned sequence involved Bernard and Bianca going to a mouse supply room in the International Rescue Aid Society Headquarters. In here, they were supposed to have bins full of items Bernard and Bianca would need on their journey. Once they were packed Rescue Aid would then send them off. Ken Anderson drew conceptual art of this storage room, what was inside of it, etc.
  • An original scene that never made it into the final film involved one in which Madame Medusa was sewing the Devil's Eye diamond into Teddy.

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Merchandising

The following is a list of 23 companies that produced merchandise for the original release of The Rescuers in 1977: In commerce, a product is a good economics and accounting good or service which can be bought and sold. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...

Colorforms, invented by Harry Kislevitz, were toys produced by the Colorforms Corporation. ... Yarkand ladies summer fashions. ... Plush (from French peluche) is a textile fabric having a cut nap or pile the same as fustian or velvet. ... The Parker Brothers logo. ... A board game is a game played with counters or pieces that are placed on, removed from, or moved across a board (a premarked surface, usually specific to that game). ... The yo-yo is a toy consisting of two equally-sized discs of plastic, wood, or metal, connected with an axle, around which a string is wound. ... Gold and enamel tea set made by David Andersen in the 1930s, as a royal gift from the Norwegian crown prince to president Roosevelt. ... Baby cloth diaper filled with extra cloth. ... For other uses, see Sock (disambiguation). ... Nightwear, also called sleepwear, nightclothes, or nightdress, is clothing designed to be worn while sleeping. ... Bold textA belt is a flexible band, typically made of leather or heavy cloth, and worn around the waist. ... The Elgin Watch Company (National Watch Company) was founded in 1864. ... For other uses, see Watch (disambiguation). ... The Elgin Watch Company (National Watch Company) was founded in 1864. ... For other uses, see Clock (disambiguation). ... Aladdin Industries is a manufacturer of vacuum bottles, kerosene lamps, and stoves. ... For the Marilyn Manson single, see Lunchbox (single). ... The British manufacturer Lever Brothers was founded in 1885 by William Hesketh Lever (later Lord Leverhulme) and his brother James. ... Three toothbrushes The toothbrush is an instrument used to clean teeth, consisting of a small brush on a handle. ... Walt Disney Records is a record company and part of The Walt Disney Company. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... An LP Long playing (LP), either 10 or 12-inch diameter, 33 rpm (actually 33. ... Little Red Hen cover Little Golden Books is a very popular series of childrens books begun in 1942. ... Pepsi Cola is a non-alcoholic carbonated beverage produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. ... American IG is the name of a company, and it owes its genesis to a German business conglomerate, namely, Interessens-Gemeinschaft Farbenindustrie AG, or IG Farben for short. ... View-Master reels from a German Karl May-movie. ... Gold Key Comics was an imprint of Western Publishing cteated for comic books distributed to newstands. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... It has been suggested that Western Publishing Company be merged into this article or section. ... A puzzle undone, which forms a cube Puzzle cube; a type of puzzle For other uses, see Puzzle (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Western Publishing Company be merged into this article or section. ... A sticker album is a book where a person collects stickers to stick in the book on designated sections. ...

Promotional tie-ins

General Electric

General Electric's (GE) first tie-in kicked off during the summer of 1977 with a campaign that employed a self-liquidating premium: a Rescuers coloring book. This premium was offered in the mail to customers via a coupon on over 50,000 different GE Point-of-Sale displays, shelf-talkers and window/wall streamers. They were on display in GE retail outlets from supermarkets, hardware stores, drug stores, discount chains, etc. The second phase of this double promotion was a Rescuers Diamond Sweepstakes: it was built around families winning a trip to Walt Disney World where they had a chance to dig for a $25,000 Rescuers diamond on Walt Disney World's Treasure Island. GE redirects here. ... A coloring book is a type of book containing line art for a reader to add color to, with crayons, colored pencils, or similar implements. ... The BancNet (BN) Point-Of-Sale System is a local PIN-based electronic funds transfer (EFTPOS) payments solution operated by BancNet on behalf of the member banks and China UnionPay (CUP). ... Packaged food aisles in a Fred Meyer store in Portland, Oregon A supermarket is a departmentalized self-service store offering a wide variety of food and household merchandise. ... Hardware Store is also the title of a song by Weird Al Yankovic from his 2003 album Poodle Hat. Hardware stores sell hardware, tools, and building supplies; for instance: allen wrenches, gerbil feeders, toilet seats, electric heaters, trash compactors, juice extractor, shower rods and water meters, walkie-talkies, copper wires... For other uses, see Pharmacy (disambiguation). ... This article is about the mineral. ... In the United States consumer sales promotions known as sweepstakes or simply sweeps (both single and plural) have become associated with marketing promotions targeted generating enthusiasm and an incentive toward action among customers by enticing consumers to submit free entries into drawings of chance (and not skill) that are tied... Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... Treasure Island is a 1950 Disney film based on Robert Louis Stevensons novel Treasure Island. ...


Peter Pan Peanut Butter

A special 18x21 movie poster of The Rescuers was employed by Swift & Company's Peter Pan Peanut Butter for their tie-in: 1.5 million 4-color posters were produced. This premium was offered via some 15,000 Point-of-Sale displays at US supermarkets. The consumer was invited to pick up the poster given away free with the purchase of any size jar of Peter Pan Peanut Butter. A special TV commercial featuring The Rescuers footage and poster offer was shown on top-rated network shows. Interestingly, Michelle Stacy, the voice of Penny, had appeared in Peter Pan Peanut Butter commercials during the 1970s. Swift & Company, the wholly-owned operating subsidiary of privately-held Fortune 500 listed S&C Holdco 3, Inc. ... Peter Pan is a brand of peanut butter produced by ConAgra Foods and named after the J.M. Barrie character. ... The BancNet (BN) Point-Of-Sale System is a local PIN-based electronic funds transfer (EFTPOS) payments solution operated by BancNet on behalf of the member banks and China UnionPay (CUP). ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... A television advertisement is a span of television programming produced and paid for by an organisation that conveys a message. ...


Jiffy Pop Popcorn

Jiffy Pop popcorn packages carried an in-pack premium of rub-ons of scenes from The Rescuers in major supermarkets and grocery stores. A TV commercial produced by Jiffy Pop promoting the premium aired for eight weeks on NBC, ABC and CBS. Jiffy Pop is a popcorn product currently owned by ConAgra Foods. ... For other uses, see Popcorn (disambiguation). ... Packaged food aisles in a Fred Meyer store in Portland, Oregon A supermarket is a departmentalized self-service store offering a wide variety of food and household merchandise. ... For a large scale grocery store, see supermarket. ... This article is about the television network. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ...


Disney Magazine/The Disney News

Procter & Gamble's Disney Magazine displayed a 2-page story featuring full-color art on the making of The Rescuers, on sale in 12,000 supermarkets. Also, the "Disney News" highlighted a full-color back cover heralding The Rescuers to families visiting Walt Disney World and Disneyland theme parks. Procter & Gamble Co. ... The Disney Magazine was an official Disney magazine that ceased in April 2005. ... The Disney Magazine was an official Disney magazine that ceased in April 2005. ... Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... Disneyland is a theme park that is located at 1313 South Harbor Boulevard in Anaheim, California, USA. It opened on July 17, 1955. ... Theme park redirects here. ...


Sunday Comics

King Features Syndicate presented The Rescuers full-color comic strip in 40 metropolitan newspapers for 13 consecutive Sundays with an estimated readership of more than 50,000,000 potential patrons. King Features 1951 Christmas card King Features Syndicate, a print syndication company owned by The Hearst Corporation, distributes about 150 comic strips, newspaper columns, editorial cartoons, puzzles and games to nearly 5000 newspapers around the world. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Sunday comics or Sunday funnies is the American idiom for the full color comic strip section carried in most American newspapers. ...


The Wonderful World of Disney

On May 15, 1977, The Wonderful World of Disney aired a special show titled "Disney's Greatest Villains" (hosted by Hans Conried) on the NBC-TV network which was used to showcase The Rescuers and introduce its arch-villain, Madame Medusa. is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... The first incarnation of the Disney anthology television series, commonly called The Wonderful World of Disney, premiered on ABC on October 27, 1954 under the name Disneyland. ... Disneys Greatest Villains was a one-hour television special that first aired on May 15, 1977. ... Hans Conried in 1974 television appearance Hans Conried (April 15, 1917 – January 5, 1982) was a comic character actor and voice actor. ... This article is about the television network. ... Madame Medusa is the fictional villainess from Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers. ...


Eastern Airlines

Eastern Airlines featured a full-color illustration and preview of The Rescuers in their monthly in-flight magazine, and passengers on Eastern watched film clips of The Rescuers during the summer of 1977 and all of Eastern's L-1011's promoted the film on a special Disney audio channel. This article is about the defunct U.S. air carrier Eastern Air Lines. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, commonly referred to as just L-1011 (pronounced ell-ten-eleven), was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to enter operation, following the Boeing 747 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. ...


Movie Theaters

Promotional movie theater items included: giant 6-foot standee, mini standee, 6 character portraits, 2 sided T-shirts, 5 character decals, mobile, fan card, 8 full-color lobby cards, 8 black-and-white stills, balloons, giant Bernard plush (Contest), 30x40 display, 40x60 display, one-sheet poster, insert poster and 22x28 poster. T-Shirt A T-shirt (or tee shirt) is a shirt with short or long sleeves, a round neck, put on over the head, without pockets. ... A simple modern mobile in the style of Alexander Calder A mobile is a type of kinetic sculpture constructed to take advantage of the principle of equilibrium. ... German Three sheet Movie poster for Metropolis. ... A film still, sometimes called a publicity still, is a photograph taken on the set of a movie or television program during production and used for promotional purposes. ... For preserved dead animals, see taxidermy. ... German Three sheet Movie poster for Metropolis. ... German Three sheet Movie poster for Metropolis. ... German Three sheet Movie poster for Metropolis. ...


Super 8 mm Reels

Walt Disney Productions released portions of The Rescuers on two separate Super 8 mm reels with a running time of 8 minutes each: The Rescue features Penny's rescue by Bernard, Miss Bianca and the swamp folks and Albatross Airlines is Bernard and Miss Bianca's flight to Devil's Bayou with Orville. Disney redirects here. ... Kodachrome 40 KMA464P Super 8 Cartridge Super 8 mm film, also simply called Super 8, is a motion picture film format that was developed in the 1960s and released on the market in 1965 by Eastman Kodak as an improvement of the older 8 mm home movie format, and the... Penny is a fictional character and one of the protagonists of Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers. ... Bernard, the mouse, is a fictional character in Margery Sharps Miss Bianca stories, and a protagonist in Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers and its 1990 sequel, The Rescuers Down Under. ... Miss Bianca (Or simply Bianca to Bernard and Penny) is a fictional mouse and one of the protagonists of Disneys 1977 animated film The Rescuers and its 1990 sequel The Rescuers Down Under. ... Devils Bayou is the scary swamp where innocent orphan Penny is being held prisoner. ... Orville greets Bernard and Miss Bianca after one of his better landings. Orville is a character from Disneys 1977 animated masterpiece film, The Rescuers. ...


Toothbrushes

Lever Brothers Co. Inc. carried displays of The Rescuers toothbrushes in supermarkets that read "Walt Disney character Toothbrushes by Pepsodent. Help your children develop good dental health" and combined images from The Rescuers with popular Disney characters such as Daisy Duck, Pinocchio, Pluto, Donald Duck, Goofy and Mickey Mouse. The British manufacturer Lever Brothers was founded in 1885 by William Hesketh Lever (later Lord Leverhulme) and his brother James. ... Three toothbrushes The toothbrush is an instrument used to clean teeth, consisting of a small brush on a handle. ... Pepsodent is a brand of toothpaste formerly owned by Unilever. ... Daisy Duck one of Walt Disneys cartoon and comic book characters. ... Pinocchio is the second animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... Pluto (also known as Pluto the Pup) is an animated cartoon made famous in a series of Disney short cartoons. ... Donald Duck is an animated cartoon and comic-book character from Walt Disney Productions. ... This article is about the Disney character. ... Mickey Mouse is an Academy Award-winning comic animal cartoon character who has become an icon for The Walt Disney Company. ...


Box office and reaction

The Rescuers was successful upon its original theatrical release earning $48 million at the box office [1]and becoming Disney's most successful film to that date. The film broke a record for the largest financial amount made for an animated film on opening weekend, a record it kept until 1986, when Don Bluth's An American Tail broke the record. The Rescuers was Disney's first significant success since The Jungle Book and the last until The Little Mermaid. Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... An American Tail is an animated film produced by Steven Spielbergs Amblin Entertainment, and directed by Don Bluth, originally released in movie theatres on November 21, 1986. ... The Jungle Book is a 1967 animated feature film, released on October 18th. ... The Little Mermaid is a 1989 Academy Award-winning animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation with pencil test began on September 23, 1988 and first released on November 17, 1989 by Walt Disney Pictures. ...


The film was received with almost unanimous praise from critics [7] and was also well-received by audiences. The Rescuers was said to be Disney's greatest film since Mary Poppins in 1964 and that it seemed to signal a new golden age for Disney animation [6] (although, followed by the critical failures of The Fox and the Hound and The Black Cauldron, it is now tied to the second golden age, which began with Cinderella in 1950). For the 2004 stage musical, see Mary Poppins (musical). ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... The Fox and the Hound is a 1981 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Productions, first released to movie theatres in the U.S. on July 10, 1981. ... The Black Cauldron can refer to. ... Cinderella is a 1950 animated feature produced by Walt Disney, and released to theaters on February 15, 1950 by RKO Radio Pictures. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In his book, The Disney Films, film historian Leonard Maltin refers to The Rescuers as "a breath of fresh air for everyone who had been concerned about the future of animation at Walt Disney's", praises its "humor and imagination and heart expertly woven into a solid story structure...with a delightful cast of characters. Finally, he declares the film "the most satisfying animated feature to come from the studio since 101 Dalmatians." and briefly mentions the ease in which the film surpassed other animated films of its time. Quotations from this same source were used in the 1998 home video promotional trailer for the film found in the VHS release of Lady and the Tramp (1950) of the same year.[8] For other uses, see Historian (disambiguation). ... Leonard Maltin (born December 18, 1950 in New York City) is a widely known and respected American film critic. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The home video business rents and sells videocassettes and DVDs to the public. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney, and originally released to theaters on June 16, 1955 by Buena Vista Distribution. ...


International release dates

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Theatrical releases and home video

1983 re-release poster of The Rescuers w/Mickey's Christmas Carol
1983 re-release poster of The Rescuers w/Mickey's Christmas Carol

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Theatrical

The Rescuers was re-released to theaters on December 16, 1983 along with a new Mickey Mouse featurette, Mickey's Christmas Carol, Mickey's first theatrical appearance after a 30-year absence. Due to its upcoming theatrically released sequel in 1990, The Rescuers saw another successful theatrical run on March 17, 1989. is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Mickey Mouse is an Academy Award-winning comic animal cartoon character who has become an icon for The Walt Disney Company. ... Mickeys Christmas Carol is a twenty-four minute animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and originally released in the United Kingdom on October 20, 1983 by Buena Vista Distribution. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...

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Home video

The Rescuers premiered on VHS and Laserdisc on September 18, 1992 as part of the Walt Disney Classics series. It was re-released on VHS as part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection on January 5, 1999, but was recalled three days later and reissued on March 23, 1999 (see "Controversy"). The Rescuers was released on DVD on May 20, 2003. Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... Not to be confused with disk laser, a type of solid-state laser in a flat configuration. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Walt Disney Classics was a brand name used by Walt Disney Home Video on their American, Japanese, European and Australian home video releases of Disney animated features. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... The Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection (Walt Disney Coleccion Maestra in Spanish) is a line of videos released by Walt Disney Home Video from 1994 to 1999. ... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Controversy

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Subliminal images

On January 8, 1999, three days after the film's second release on home video on January 5, the Walt Disney Company announced a recall of about 3.4 million copies of the videotapes because there was "something dirty in The Rescuers" that was not meant to be there. [9] The "something" in question is a blurry image of an unidentified topless woman that appears in two out of the film's more than 10,000 frames. The image appears twice in nonconsecutive frames during the scene in which Miss Bianca and Bernard fly on the back of Orville through New York City. The image is impossible to see at regular speed because the scene goes by too fast. Unlike a number of other urban legends surrounding Disney films such as Aladdin, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid, this one was undeniably true. Though the origin of this has never been known or explained, there have been several unconfirmed theories about it: is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... The home video business rents and sells videocassettes and DVDs to the public. ... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Alternate meanings: Disney (disambiguation) The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney Enterprises, Inc. ... It has been suggested that video frame be merged into this article or section. ... Orville greets Bernard and Miss Bianca after one of his better landings. Orville is a character from Disneys 1977 animated masterpiece film, The Rescuers. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the Disney film. ... This article is about Disneys 1994 film. ... The Little Mermaid is a 1989 Academy Award-winning animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation with pencil test began on September 23, 1988 and first released on November 17, 1989 by Walt Disney Pictures. ...

  • One of the theories is that the film was expected to be a success even before entering theaters. Walt Disney Productions' animation department was in the crisis of an unsure future throughout the early '70s, due to the tragic death of Walt Disney (though the animated films were still largely successful). It is believed that someone during the post-production of The Rescuers inserted the offending image in order to sabotage the success of the film.[10]
  • Another theory involves the Walt Disney Company purposely inserting the image for the film's 1999 VHS release only with the intention of announcing a recall shortly after, thus boosting the video's sales. The Walt Disney Company denied the accusation; The Rescuers had always sold decently on home video formats while many other Disney video products were far less successful and never had the company attempted to boost their sales through this method.[9]

The source of the image also remains unknown and whatever the correct theory may be, The Rescuers was reissued on video on March 23, 1999 with the offending image edited out, "to keep the promise to families that they may trust the Disney products", as the company stated. The Walt Disney Company then carefully inspected every other Disney film to prevent future incidents of this nature. The Walt Disney Company offered to exchange the original 1999 VHS release to those who had bought it for new copies with the offending scene edited out. However, few people accepted the exchange, since the first issue had automatically become a collector's item.[citation needed] Centuries: 1st century BC - 1st century - 2nd century Decades: 20s - 30s - 40s - 50s - 60s - 70s - 80s - 90s - 100s - 110s - 120s 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 Note: Sometimes the 70s is used as shorthand for the 1970s, the 1870s, or other such decades in other centuries... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ...


The film's reputation suffered because of this incident; after this, the film has been carefully kept apart from the mainstream of Disney Classics upsetting many fans. The film was the last of the Disney animated classics released at the time to be announced for a DVD release. On May 20, 2003, the new DVD release, which reused the 1999 VHS cover was quietly released on DVD format to store shelves with no more publicity than the standard press release. The 2003 DVD edition was criticized as lackluster and of poor quality by fans, collectors and regular consumers, though nothing official has been stated, there has been evidence that the Walt Disney Company's marketing department is considering a "Masterpiece" or "Special" edition of the film sometime in 2008.[citation needed] Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A news release or press release is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something claimed as having news value. ...


Status in schools and daycares

Other minor issues regarding the 1977 film, The Rescuers, include being avoided in some schools and day-care centers because of the film's repeated use of the word "devil", which some teachers and caretakers found slightly offensive and inappropriate for very young children (the same occurred with Disney's 1961 animated film One Hundred and One Dalmatians); as well as scary images of skeletons, cracking craniums and loud shotgun noises, especially the scene in the film's climax where Madame Medusa fires at Penny while she's trying to start the swampmobile. Day care is the care of a child during the day by a person other than the childs parents or legal guardians, often someone outside the childs immediate family. ... This is an overview of the Devil. ... This article is about the 1961 film. ... For other uses, see Skeleton (disambiguation). ... For other uses of Skull, see Skull (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Shotgun (disambiguation). ... Madame Medusa is the fictional villainess from Disneys 1977 animated film, The Rescuers. ...


Sequels

The Rescuers was the first Disney animated feature to inspire a sequel. After three successful theatrical releases of the original film, The Rescuers Down Under was released theatrically in 1990 . This time around, Bernard and Miss Bianca were called to Australia where they would rescue a young boy named Cody from the evil poacher Percival McLeach, who just like in The Rescuers, needed the boy to get his hands on a valuable treasure, the golden eagle Marahute. Bob Newhart and Eva Gabor reprised their roles as the two mice, who somewhat took a new role as secondary characters in the sequel. Since Jim Jordan, who had played Orville in the original film, had died, a new character, Wilbur (another albatross, Orville's brother) was created and voiced by John Candy. The Rescuers Down Under is the twenty-ninth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon, produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, and was released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution on November 16, 1990. ... For other uses, see Golden Eagle (disambiguation). ... This article is about the bird family. ... John Franklin Candy (October 31, 1950 – March 4, 1994) was a Canadian comedian and actor. ...


The sequel was produced mainly as an experiment to test the new animation Computer Animation Production System (CAPS) system and was originally going to be released directly to video. Though it received its fair share of praise from critics and audiences, The Rescuers Down Under (1990) suffered from a much unsuccessful theatrical run. It was considered the black sheep of the Disney renaissance[citation needed] and the only film from that period to not be a musical. Among the criticism were claims that the producers had taken too many liberties for their newest adaptation of Margery Sharp's Miss Bianca novels as well as a reused plotline from The Rescuers.[citation needed] The unsuccessful first sequel led Disney to release future sequels directly to video instead of theatrically.[citation needed] A new sequel to The Rescuers was planned for 1996, but the death of Eva Gabor brought the decision to cancel that project as well as any future sequels to the 1977 film.[citation needed] In the scientific method, an experiment (Latin: ex- periri, of (or from) trying) is a set of observations performed in the context of solving a particular problem or question, to retain or falsify a hypothesis or research concerning phenomena. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... The Computer Animation Production System (CAPS) is a proprietary collection of software programs, scanning camera systems, servers, networked computer workstations, and custom desks developed by The Walt Disney Company together with Pixar in the late-1980s. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... The Rescuers Down Under is the twenty-ninth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon, produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, and was released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution on November 16, 1990. ... Black Sheep may refer to many different things: // English language Black sheep is a derogatory colloquial term in the English language meaning an outsider or one who is different in a way which others disapprove of. ... The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ... Margery Sharp (January 25, 1905 - March 14, 1991), was an English author. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... For other persons named Gabor, see Gabor (disambiguation). ...


Differences to the book/s

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  • In the book, Penny's name is actually Patience.
  • In the books, Miss Bianca and Bernard are not in love with each other.
  • In the books, there is no Rescue Aid Society. It is instead the Prisoner's Aid Society.
  • In the book, there is a Chairwoman, not a Chairman.
  • In the book, Medusa does not live in a swamp, instead she is an evil queen in a diamond palace. Here Patience (Penny in this film) is her slave, who has to handle her diamond wig. As well as Patience, Medusa has clockwork robots to work for her.

Trivia

Madame Medusa, the film's villain.
  • Jeanette Nolan, who voiced the muskrat Ellie Mae, was asked to fake a much thinner and louder voice in order to fit her character. [4]
  • Sometimes, the voices Disney used for their characters helped shape the personalities of such characters; thus, when Eva Gabor was chosen to play the role of Miss Bianca, Gabor's Hungarian nationality was given to the character, making her Hungary's representative at the Rescue Aid Society.
  • Though the film was a huge box office success, the studio never really did get a chance to celebrate their victory since much of the money was used to pay debts, and the rest was used in the making of the financial failure The Black Cauldron.[citation needed]
  • The Rescuers was Disney's fourth feature film to be set in the (then-)present day, following One Hundred and One Dalmatians.
  • A number of bayou backgrounds in the film were later used in The Little Mermaid during the "Kiss the Girl" sequence. [11]
  • The animation in the scene where Penny attempts to run away comes from The Jungle Book (1967). [4]
  • After being given some of Luke's "drink", Evinrude flies up, re-energized, and buzzes out the "Charge!" fanfare. The sound clip of Evinrude humming the fanfare is recycled from Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, when a bee buzzes the "Charge!" tune.
  • The film broke a record for largest box office gains by an animated feature on opening weekend, a record it would keep until the release of An American Tail (1986).
  • Bernard, Miss Bianca, Orville, Madame Medusa, Mr. Snoops and Evinrude (as a flat cut-out) made cameo appearances in the Disney's House of Mouse television series. Also Bernard and Miss Bianca appear in the Rescuers Down Under section of Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle Mystery Tour.
  • This is one of the first times in a Disney animated film (along with The Aristocats (1970) and Lady and the Tramp (1955) ) that the hero and heroine don't fall in love "at first sight". Rather, it is implied that Miss Bianca and Bernard already knew each other before the movie started and the romance develops over the course of the film.[citation needed]
  • In at least one dubbing of the film (in Greek), some changes have been made to the dialogue, making it more colloquial and even ouright hilarious: in one instance, for example, while the bottle with the message is brought in the conference, a male voice (obviously a member of the Society) sighs and says to himself: «Αχ, πατρίδα με το ουζάκι σου...» ("Oh, homeland with your dear ouzo...").

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Walt Disney Classics Collection

To tie in with the film's 25th Anniversary, The Rescuers debuted in the Walt Disney Classics Collection (WDCC) line in 2002 (not to be confused with the Walt Disney Classics video series) with three different figures featuring three of the film's biggest stars, as well as the opening title scroll. The four figures were sculpted by Dusty Horner and they were: Brave Bianca, featuring Miss Bianca the heroine and priced at $75,[12] Bold Bernard, featuring hero Bernard, priced also at $75[12] and Evinrude Base, featuring Evinrude the dragonfly and priced at $85[12]. The title scroll featuring the film's name, The Rescuers and from the opening song sequence "The Journey," was priced at $30. All figures were retired on March of 2005, except for the opening title scroll which is still widely available. Walt Disney Classics was a brand name used by Walt Disney Home Video on their American, Japanese, European and Australian home video releases of Disney animated features. ... For other uses, see March (disambiguation). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Rescuers was the inspiration for another Walt Disney Classics Collection figure in 2003 . Ken Melton was the sculptor of Teddy Goes With Me, My Dear, a limited edition, 8 inch sculpture featuring the evil Madame Medusa, the orphan girl Penny, her teddy bear "Teddy" and the Devil's Eye diamond. 1977 of these sculptures were made, in reference to the film's release year, 1977. The sculptured was priced at $299 and instantly declared retired in 2003 .[12] An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


Innovations

  • This film marked the beginning of the use of a more refined xerographic process that restored a softer outline look that previously was not possible with the technology, (which so far only had been able to produce black outlines) allowing the use of a medium grey toner and even a purple toner for Miss Bianca's outlines.
  • The first time Disney practiced camera movements over still photographs to make the opening credits, prior to this, the studio had used the cels with the credits motionless over different still backgrounds, sometimes over one single background as was done in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).

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See also

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References

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  8. ^ Maltin, Leornard (2000). The Disney Films, p.256. JessieFilm Ltd., New York. ISBN 0786885270.
  9. ^ a b Photographic images of a topless woman can be spotted in The Rescuers. Urban Legends Reference Pages. Retrieved on 12 April 2007.
  10. ^ Disney Busted. No pun intended. Anomalies Unlimited. Retrieved on 15 May 2007.
  11. ^ The Little Mermaid trivia. The Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 12 April 2007.
  12. ^ a b c d The Rescuers. Secondary Price Guide. Retrieved on 12 April 2007.

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WFJCSH: Jewish Rescuers Israel (5589 words)
Their rescuers were the local Protestants and the Jews who were active in rescue in southern France, in Marseille and in Nice and many other places.
They range from organized Jewish rescue based on an existing infrastructure as in France to inspired and daring activity as in the family camps in Russia, to the bribery of officials in Slovakia and to the Zionist youth movement (religious and secular) rescue in many places, notably Hungary.
The rescue branch of the Armee Juive was active in the prefecture of Tarn and in Paris.
The Stockholm Syndrome - The Peace Encyclopedia (2463 words)
The captive often realizes that action taken by his would-be rescuers is very likely to hurt him instead of obtaining his release.
He fancies that "it is all a dream", or looses himself in excessive periods of sleep, or in delusions of being magically rescued.
Depending on his degree of identification with the captor he may deny that the captor is at fault, holding that the would-be rescuers and their insistence on punishing the captor are really to blame for his situation.
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