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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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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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Film 238 out of 700
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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…
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…
More of an action adventure than previous Disney ventures. Feels a bit like an Amblin film, even though it came out years before that studio started releasing films.
Following two mice who want to save a young girl from an evil Cruella de Vil type of villainess, The Rescuers mixes a bit of the detective genre with adventure, bcreating something that wasn't as impressive as their best films, but still showed their talent at creating great family entertainment.
Even though it's a 70s film, it feels a lot like a classic 80s family adventure in the vein of Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Goonies. Recommended for fans of that style.
It’s so amazing how so many people seem to remember The Rescuers and yet it’s quite a forgettable film. OK, not entirely forgettable, but the list goes on as to what is so forgettable about it. This is a film that I think is at least more memorable than The Aristocats, but does that really make it any better? Well let’s look at the story.
Two mice named Bernard and Bianca are part of a “Rescue Aid Society” who helps little kids in need. Their attention is turned to a little girl named Penny a young orphan who’s been kidnapped by this woman who wants Penny to retrieve a big diamond at the Devil’s Bayou. And it’s up to Bernard…
This movie gave me the impression that mice were ok... for a child, mice are hard to distinguish from rats.
It's funny they did a sequel to this meh film. But since the sequel was so much better, I'm glad they did.
Wolfgang Reiterman rides the waves of success in this wonderful little rescue flick, fittingly called ‘The Rescuers’...
The film centers around two courageous mice who set out on a mission to save a little girl from two “diamond delusional” and utter insane individuals. So you can get an idea of their insanity, let us take an example: if you ask a wealthy woman if she “carries crocodile”, this usually refers to the figurative manner of fashion in which one of your clothing’s is covered in crocodile skin. However, the lady in this movie is a lot more literal, meaning that she is in fact carrying around two giant crocodiles on a leach…
She also threatens the little girl whenever she…
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.
(Last Updated: 31 January 2016)
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