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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…
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…
Top five best Disney Movie!! 💜
Okay but not great. A bit too cheesy in parts. It dose have a good evil villain. The songs put it very firmly in the 70s.
Time has passed this by and seems more like one of those many Disney knockoffs released in the decades following than a classic Disney film. Bland characters, a lack of any fantastic element, and the most annoying child voice actress ever.
The concept of rescue mice is good enough (and would lead to the similar TV series "Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers" soon after) and the plot line of using an orphan to fit into a small cave and steal and diamond holds many possibilities, but THE RESCUERS is as cut and dry as it could possibly be.
The albatross Orville is a great example of potential as the character and his genesis (a TRUE-LIFE ADVENTURE segment of clumsy albatross takeoffs and landings) is appealing, but his presence is one of the only surprising parts of the film.
And don't get me started on the Carpenters-inspired score.
A lot of Disney's 70's cheese is present here- AM soft rock tracks that don't really add to the environment, a major performance from a child actor who can barely handle their part, and enough predictable turns that a five year old could guess right away. But more than enough of it works for a satisfying package, with a great antagonist out of Madame Medusa, and strong chemistry between Bernard and Miss Bianca.
This won't rank among my favorite Disney films, but it's easily among the few highlights from the 70's. At the very top,
TWO LITTLE MICE...!!!!, two little mice, I'm speechless.
This is Disney I'm talking about, of' course this was in the 70"s when Disney needed love from their fans more than ever. You got two foreign Corresponding mice, a little girl who acted like she was in a school play whenever you saw her scenes, a villain who would make ''Hall & Oates'' blush with shame, and she channels Cruella De Vil, why, because Madame Medusa drives exactly like Cruella (so you can kind of say Medusa and Cruella are related if you wanted to).
Well ''The Rescuers'' is a good movie, but it's not up there with ''The Rescuers Down Under'' though, plus I'm one of those people who believe ''The Rescuers Down Under'' need more love nowadays.
''Two little mice, what can you do?''
Lovely film and one of my favourites from my childhood. A Disney classic i can never get tired of.
My thoughts: I always remember the slow pacing with this movie and the very 70s-sounding music. But wow. I had forgotten just how dark this story is. It's basically about a girl who's been kidnapped and is being used in child labor essentially. She certainly does need rescuing, and luckily these two mice and their friends are resourceful enough to save her. Maybe as a kid, I just never realized how terrifying of a world poor Penny lives in, but damn -- this is dark. It's lucky that the pacing lacks so much energy, otherwise I don't think kids could watch it. They'd be scared to death!
But I do enjoy this film and all of its darkness. I think…
(Last Updated: 28 July 2015)
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