[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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…
To see this type of film in the cinema on an original 35mm copy, it's what I imagine sex feels like.
So many viewings. Childhood memories.
The 1970s were a time of great transition for the Walt Disney Company. Disney himself passed away in 1966, and between 1967 with the release of THE JUNGLE BOOK, and 1989 when THE LITTLE MERMAID began the "Disney Renaissance," the studio was having a bit of an artistic identity crisis.
There are a few gems from this period - THE MANY ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH, THE ARISTOCATS, THE FOX & THE HOUND, but you'll find few verifiable Disney classics in this period. THE RESCUERS (1977) is one such film, a surprisingly downbeat affair whose reputation comes mainly from its superior sequel, THE RESCUERS DOWN UNDER, which was released 13 years later. THE RESCUERS has its charming moments, but mainly it…
The Rescuers was a surprise box office hit and would be one of Disney's greatest blockbusters for a whole decade until The Little Mermaid. It's deserved. The story feels a lot more focused than a lot of the movies that came before it and is not afraid to hit darker tones. I love the chemistry between Bernard and Miss Bianca. It culminates humour, heart, adventure and suspense at all once. There is also a significant improvement on the animation - though still a bit sketchy, is much less less distracting than Robin Hood and The Aristocats.
So delightful and sweet. This is every bit a classic. Thinking about it just makes me want to hug myself.
So this girl from an orphanage get's kidnapped by a crazy fucked up woman to let her search inside a dark looking pirate hole for a diamond she really wants? Damn, that's some dark stuff for a kids movie folks. I mean the tone of the movie is pretty dark and the music is so eery and creepy. The setting is also something that doesn't make you smile. And they made this woman, called Medusa, look very scary. As a kid I was terrified of some moments in this movie. Mostly when the scary music pops in and the decor is very dark. But this movie also marks the end of the Golden Era from Disney. It was also one…
The Rescuers is notable for being the one and only Disney movie to ever get a theatrical sequel, which is really kind of amazing for a number of reasons. Today we live in a world where sequelization is the norm rather than an exception but it’s still something Disney has avoided this trend almost entirely, at least outside of their direct to video business (which is lame but which has had the unintended benefit of preventing real sequels). That sequel actually took a full 13 years to come to fruition, to the point where it actually came out in my lifetime while the original feels like ancient history by comparison. This isn’t to say I was actually all that familiar…
A warm and wonderful adventure that clearly was made by the same creative team as Robin Hood, this movie is a Disney picture that sometimes gets overlooked, but that is certainly worth a watch.
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