Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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…
I am a child.
Yay mouse UN!
Boo unapologetic sexism!
THE RESCUERS doesn't get mentioned much among the classic Disney animated films, but it - and perhaps even moreso its sequel, THE RESCUERS DOWN UNDER - were among the most watched Disney films in my household when I was a little kid. As such, I'll always have a fondness for this secret society of little talking mice who rescue kidnapped children.
But coming back to THE RESCUERS now, after well over 20 years, it is perhaps clearer why it doesn't get mentioned among the classics. It clearly is lesser Disney, lacking iconic characters and with even the animatatiom feeling a bit of a lower standard. But there is still a sweet, earnest heart to THE RESCUERS that makes it hard to hate.
Aha, a Disney oddity. After the low-budget, recycled yet indelibly charming antics of The Sword In The Stone, The Jungle Book, The Aristocats and Robin Hood, this can't help but feel like a step down. Were it not for the warm and winning leads this would be almost entirely forgettable, Little Orphan Annie lite and Cruella De Vil lite as supporting characters in a big build up to a far too pat resolution. I give it three stars for Newhart, Gabor, an entertaining final third and one or two memorable tunes.
It's very shirt, but it's still a nice little film, with some lovely character work in Bernard and Bianca (I heart them so much, seriously underrated Disney couple).
A far too serious plot and poor characterisation make this a bit of a tedious hard slog.
70/100 - Mr Pink
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I found this poor in comparison to newer Disney films
Excluding these because they are not in Letterboxd's library:
My Man (1928) The Battle of Paris (1929)
Footlights and Fools…