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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…
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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…
Whilst The Rescuers is Disney at heart, it's a bleak and often frightening tale of Penny, a little orphan girl longing for a better life, it feels a bit Don Bluth in its exposition.
Penny lives down in the Devil's Bayou under the gruelling rule of Madame Medusa where she is forced in to daily ordeal of searching for a diamond called The Devil's Eye, in a deep, dark cavern.
Fed up with life, Penny writes for help and dispatches it in a bottle that is picked up by Bernard and Miss Bianca of the Rescue Aid Society who's headquarters is at the base of the UN building in New York.
The Rescuers is one of those stories full of…
This is another really sweet and imaginative Disney film. I love the idea of a mouse organisation within the United Nations. The animation looks wonderful as ever and there is some great music in the film too.
The Rescuers Movie Review #61
Disney Review #23
This is considered an underrated gem, but is it any good. Let's find out!
The story has been used a lot. When someone is kidnapped two unlikely people have to save them. This time it just involves mice. It's over used but ok. The characters are all ok. That's really how they all are. The animation is classic Disney animation but this has nothing special. The songs to me are memorable that just don't stand up in the Disney canon. That pretty much describes the movie it's ok, but doesn't stand up in the Disney canon. If you want to check it out its ok.
The gray, melancholy palette and impressionistic backgrounds offer a nice counterbalance to the overbearingly bright, relentlessly popping visuals of modern computer animated features, and the variety and warmth of the character animation provide a lot of fun and sentiment (I especially loved the elderly cat at the orphanage, and regretted the movie never returned to him), but those virtues only partially compensate for the thin, sluggish story that often feels like little more than an episodic parade of left-over story bits from earlier, better Disney movies.
Vigésimo tercer filme de animación Disney.
'Los rescatadores' fue un enorme éxito de taquilla, hasta el punto que fue el primero de los clásicos en tener secuela (además estrenada en salas).
Esta vez, los animalillos parlanchines y medio-vestidos conviven con humanos en el Nueva York del momento sin que a nadie parezca importarle lo más mínimo. ¿Y por qué envían a la embajadora húngara con el conserje a salvar a Penny? La respuesta a todo esto podría ser "Disney logic", como siempre. Tal vez influenciada por el dato de que Walt no quiso rodar la película en su día, no tengo ningún problema en mostrar mi aversión hacia ésta.
PD: Una vez leí que Milt Kahl se inspiró en su exmujer para animar a Madame Medusa.
There was no nostalgia weighing on me during this one and this one needs a big dose of nostalgia. I talk more about why here: www.ifitfitz.com/365/the-rescuers
Haven't seen Disney's animated classic The Rescuers since I was a child and it's still a solid watch. Viewed this with my five year old boy and he laughed himself silly and was totally invested. That's the beauty of animation when done well, it can still speak to a child or an adult decades after the fact.
What can you say about Disney's animated films, they're usually very entertaining. The Rescuers has a wonderful voice cast and a silly fun story. Sure the animation style is outdated by today's standards but it doesn't matter, the story is timeless. The Rescuers is still as charming as ever.
My top disney films fluctuate a lot, but this is consistently number 1. Mainly because the story is great, the characters are hilarious and the music is sublime. One of the songs was even oscar nominated. Our pet hamster was even called Bernard in honour of the Rescue Aid Societies bravest member.
What can you do? Two little mice? L O A D S innit.
(Last Updated: 11 October 2014)
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