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Two tiny agents vs. the world's wickedest woman in a dazzling animated adventure!
What can two little mice possibly do to save an orphan girl who's fallen into evil hands? With a little cooperation and faith in oneself, anything is possible! As members of the mouse-run International Rescue Aid Society, Bernard and Miss Bianca respond to orphan Penny's call for help. The two mice search for clues with the help of an old cat named Rufus.
I like how this box art goes out of its way to make this look bright and colorful, when it's in fact the dingiest, grimiest, rainiest animated feature that Disney ever released.
Review In A Nutshell:
My appreciation and experience for Disney Animated Studios are found in spots, as throughout their entire filmography, which at the moment is at 53 films, there are clusters of films that I have seen from the studio like the first five films then a gap of unseen symphonies, then another string of films, with a large gap found in the middle (the 70s-80s Disney), finding familiarity and adoration within the Renaissance period, with a similar pattern towards Frozen and Big Hero 6. I think this was the case due to the popularity of the titles that are found within these eras; my drive to see films like Oliver & Company, The Great Mouse Detective, Robin Hood, and…
Talk about a nostalgic classic! A film about two mice who set out to rescue an abducted orphaned girl from this mad woman only interested in her teeny body in order to retrieve a lavish diamond; not really that great of an idea to come by, is it? Not only that, but the animation looks like someone got drunk in the middle of the night and drew what he thought was something out of a Hanna-Barbera cartoon. But when looking at The Rescuers carefully, you can see some major creativity coming out of the Disney studio at a time when their films weren't really taking seriously due to a lack of faith after Walt's death. Yes it's a little silly…
New Years Resolution See 700 Films in 2014 (At Least 400 Must Be New)
Film 238 out of 700
Film 39 of Remember the Magic
Yet another Disney animated film that I didn't grow up watching. Actually we are getting close to the era of Disney films that I will say most are completely forgettable and "The Rescuers" ins't above my thoughts about this era.
For those of you who have been following my past 38 reviews in this series you will know that I love a Disney film that gives me the sense of lost childhood and escapism. I can always find those films to be recommendable on some level but when the film becomes a drag and a…
Watching this decades later is very disorienting, because it's not at all what I expect from children's animation. The pacing's slack, and instead of comedy or action the film exudes pure, naked sentimentality. Especially when the soft voice of Shelby Flint comes on the soundtrack (performing some wispy, instantly forgettable songs) it's as if The Rescuers is trying to squeeze tears out of its viewers' eyes like juice from a lemon. This is a very old-fashioned, very simple melodrama to the point that it literally has a tiny orphan being abused by a greedy, swamp-dwelling hag. The moral polarities could not be more clearly defined.
Going back to that slack pacing, it leaves the impression that there's relatively little happening…
A fast-paced action romp starring Eva Gabor and Bob Newhart as two mice on a mission to rescue an orphan. An amusing film with two very likable leads in Newhart and Gabor (Gabor also has to have one of my favourite voices in movie history) but the rather bare plot and slightly annoying orphan in distress (sorry, but that's how I feel she's written) hurt the film and the visuals, whilst not bad, per se, clearly show that Disney were not at the top of their game in the 70's.
Re-watched this for the first time since I was a kid and I still enjoyed it. It is rather muted for a Disney film but the artistry in the animation is there, especially in the backgrounds. I miss animation like this where every frame is basically a piece of art.
Classic. Grew up with this. It's actually a pretty dark and scary film.
The organ scene made me laugh out loud, the rest made me either annoyed or bored, mostly bored.
lovely film, little dark in some places. the endings quite sweet.
I love how the characters in The Rescuers aren't too over-the-top, like a lot of characters are in today's animated films. Madam Medusa is crazy but definitely menacing. Bernard, Miss Bianca, Penny, Rufus the cat, Orville are all performed and animated well so as to make them likable. The songs are sentimental and well done. The art has a 70s vibe to it that made me nostalgic for that time. Fun story!
The cat with the mustache is kind of terrifying. Though this story is slow, it is well told and deeper than I thought.
I love how dark this film is. It's Disney at it's most dangerous. The characters are well fleshed out and I love the idea of the Rescue Aid Society.
I was looking forward to re-watching this as a film from my childhood but it didn't really work it's magic on me as an adult. I enjoyed re-experiencing the bits I vaguely remembered but I lost concentration when it got to the third act despite the film only being just over 100 minutes. The voice acting was one of the best bits to me as it was quite charming. I think I had more love for the sequel so we'll see how that goes. I was disappointed by the standard of animation as well.
(Last Updated: 28 July 2015)
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