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…
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…
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.
Wonderful classic animation with that distinct dark flaire Disney movies from way back when. That poor Jenny. I mean, Penny.*
*I totally think Disney should have stuck with their idea to treat Oliver & Company as a spin-off type sequel to this, but FINE.
i'd never seen this one before!! it's super cute and the characters are incredibly likeable. they could have done a lot more with the story, though. i know there's a sequel so i'm going to watch that one too!
This is one I've never seen before, save for a scene here and there. The premise is kind of interesting, an organization of mice that traverse the world helping folks in need. It kind of gives way to an obvious moral of anyone can be a hero but for kids, that can be reassuring. It's a simple plot, but some good characters make up for that.
Our leads, Bernard and Miss Bianca, are nicely paired. They don't really develop as the film goes but the voice performances match up quite well and they are just so altruistic that you want them to succeed. The girl needing rescue, Penny, isn't super interesting. She mostly brings those moments where the movie just…
The creepy lady always freaked me out as a kid with her stupid alligator pets. I think I liked this movie so much when I was a kid because my parents never bought it, so when I did get to watch it, I treasured it and analyzed everything.The music is what made this movie, it was done so well, I can't really explain it, but that's what sticks out to me
Something about a diamond, I guess. The background art is gorgeous, especially in Devil's Bayou, and especially especially the old abandoned riverboat. The jet-powered swamp skimmer was pretty sweet too.
Released in the midst of Disney's period of decline in the 70's and early 80's, 'The Rescuers' is an 'okay' film as far as Disney animated films are concerned. I don't think it's 'terrible' but at the same time it's by no means one of Disney's best animated films. It does have the benefit of having a great duo of very likable leads in the form of Bernard and Miss Bianca, excellently voiced by Bob Newhart and Eva Gabor, respectively. The main villain, Madame Medusa, is delightfully over the top and her henchmen are pretty darn memorable as well. As for this film's biggest downfalls, the story is rather uneventful and the animation, while set in the interesting locale of…
Cute story. Was only quite dramatic in the first few minutes.
Boasting a plot line that wouldn't be out of place in a Pixar movie (an international team of mice travel the world saving people under extreme duress) this is a great and extremely underrated movie. The central duo share an interesting dynamic and whilst the animation lacks the panache of the classics that came before and after the mid 70's to 80's Disney slump, the fuzzy art style is a neat match with the mid 70's New York setting. Will definitely be checking out the sequel.
(Last Updated: 28 July 2015)
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