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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.
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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…
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The Rescuers, and its belated ‘90s sequel, were always some of my least favourite Disney animated features. Made 35 years ago, it was produced during a belt-tightening period in the studio’s history and frankly it shows in every department from the so-so animation, bland music and forgettable story. Based on the Margery Sharp novel, the story revolves around two mice sent by the Rescue Aid Society to save a kidnapped young girl.
For what is essentially an adventure story I never found The Rescuers particularly exciting. Even at 80-minutes the whole thing tends to drag despite the globe trotting antics of our, admittedly charming, rodent heroes. I think part of the problem is due to…
I had a similar reaction to this as I did rewatching Lady & The Tramp last year - only in this case, I had never watched The Rescuers before! Like Lady & The Tramp, this is one I could see loving as a kid, but appreciating so much more now. I soaked in all the beautiful imagery and gorgeous hand-drawn animation. From the unique prologue & opening credits, I knew I was going to love this.
A young orphan Penny sends for help the old fashioned way - a message in a bottle. Members of the international mouse organization, the Rescue Aid Society, discover the bottle that was washed to shore in New York City. When the classy, well-dressed Miss Bianca (Eva Gabor)…
Despite the fact that it holds one of my favourite Disney songs (Don't cry, little one), The Rescuers has always been one of my least favourite Disney movies.
The animation and sound feels aged, even for 1977, and the plot is dull and dragged out.
On the plus side, some of the characters are hilarious, and the backdrops are eerie and effective.
Also, that water-hole in the cave is one of the most terrifying things I've seen in a Disney movie.
So basically, it has some good characters and ideas, and one good song.
Not a brilliant Disney film, but still pretty entertaining.
Much like the Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Rescuers (1977) is one of Disney's more overlooked titles. I couldn't even count how many times I've seen this, the mice are a cute couple. This title deserves more recognition.
Se trata de la aventura de un par de ratones que van a rescatar a un niño. Es toda linda
Ugh. The lowest low for Disney animation up to this point in time. It starts with absolutely horrible animation; it looks cheap, more of the quality of a Saturday morning cartoon (and not a Disney Saturday morning cartoon, but a Hanna Barbera one). It continues with a weak plot and weak characters. It's not that the actors are bad; I love Bob Newhart! But he's given nothing to do in this film. The script is dull, with few jokes (and fewer still that actually land). The movie also isn't scored much; there's very little music under many of the scenes, and the actual songs are the most forgettable from any Disney film.
The Rescuers is one of the most dark and gloomy Disney animated movies, but also one of the laziest. The characters are decent and the story is actually pretty interesting, but it's overall a pretty forgettable film.
What a nice little film this was. I watched this one on a loop as a child so returning to it felt wonderful, even in contrast to my return to some of the more contemporary Disney films (Hunchback and Atlantis). Something about The Rescuers just beckons back to a different time in Disney and in animation. The songs, sung by Shelby Flint, have a nice 70s, pop folk sound and the score adds some lushness to the film. I remembered songs like "Tomorrow Is Another Day" immediately, with the familiar flare of brass joining with Flint's gentle vocals.
A brilliant mesh of genuine darkness and comedy made me realize why I loved the film so much as a child and…
The Walt Disney animators once again on top form with this beautifully crafted and wonderfully expressive cartoon feature. I used to watch this all the time as a child. There are limitations to Disney's naturalistic style, but for every failure of imagination there is a triumph of craftsmanship. As a kid I loved cute little mice that talk like to each other and even now I do, maybe its nostalgia but patience is well rewarded here, genuinely funny, sad and touching.
Like Little Orphan Penny, the small heroine of "The Rescuers," is parentless and subject to all sorts of evil designs by people, who fortunately, are so incompetent that they are virtually self-destruct mechanisms. Good message eh?
It is based…
There's nothing flashy about 'The Rescuers'. It's rather straight forward with its adventure plot, and it's got a more dark and grimy exterior than many of the Disney films before it. However, that simplistic take is exactly what drew me in.
Bernard and Miss Bianca are very affable protagonists set out to help orphaned Penny. The humor here is very calm and we get a more unconventional soundtrack for Disney animated standards. The visuals can be particularly haunting as well.
While it probably won't be one of my favorite Disney flicks by the end of this quest, it's certainly a nice, underrated palette cleanser.
This is in many ways the film that made Don Bluth leave Disney Studios, and watching it you can see why. Bluth's influence is clear on the film, and much of the background art looks quite good when static, but the animation itself is one step above Filmation quality stuff; it is dreadful. The plot is also uninteresting, in many ways lifted from the Annie musical (the villainess looks nearly identical to Miss Agatha's frequent portrayal); granted the musical was only a year old at this point, and the film would not be released for a few years, but I find it hard to believe it was not at least an influence. I also find the pop-inspired soundtrack to be lazy.
Resaca + Película donde unos ratones organizan congresos en las alcantarillas de las Naciones Unidas porque tienen una sociedad milenaria fundada por un ratón llamado Eurípides, y dicha sociedad dictamina que una ratona húngara y el conserje viajen a un bayou (como el de 'Born on the Bayou', de los Creedence) montados en vehículos tales como una hoja seca pilotada por una libélula = WINNING.
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