• Andreas Stoehr

    ★★½ Rewatched by Andreas Stoehr 02 Nov, 2014

    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…

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  • coexist42

    ★★★½ Rewatched by coexist42 15 Oct, 2014

    A bizarre setting and dark themes mesh well to create a unique bayou experience.

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  • Baz Film

    ★★★ Watched by Baz Film 08 Oct, 2014

    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…

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  • MrPootytang

    ★★★★ Added by MrPootytang

    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.

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  • katt

    ★★★½ Added by katt

    Se trata de la aventura de un par de ratones que van a rescatar a un niño. Es toda linda

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  • jdetrick

    ★½ Rewatched by jdetrick 25 Aug, 2014

    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…

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  • Ben Ace

    ★★★ Rewatched by Ben Ace 17 Aug, 2014

    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.

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  • Ethan

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Ethan 20 Aug, 2014

    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…

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  • Alan Williams

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Alan Williams 10 Aug, 2014

    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…

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  • Aaron Martin

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Aaron Martin 10 Aug, 2014

    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.

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  • Galen

    ★½ Watched by Galen 30 Jul, 2014

    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…

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  • Loritesaurio

    ★★★★ Watched by Loritesaurio 23 Jul, 2014

    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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