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The Rescuers [DVD]

Bob Newhart , Eva Gabor , Art Stevens , John Lounsbery    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page, Joe Flynn, Jeanette Nolan
  • Directors: Art Stevens, John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman
  • Writers: Burny Mattinson, David Michener, Dick Sebast, Frank Thomas, Fred Lucky
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios HE
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Jan 2002
  • Run Time: 74 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005LDBL
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,058 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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What can two little mice possibly do to save an orphan girl who's fallen into evil hands? With The Rescuers 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 and with the help of an old cat named Rufus they track Penny to the clutches of the evil Madame Medusa in a dilapidated ship in Devil's Bayou. It turns out that Medusa is using Penny to locate and retrieve the Devil's Eye Diamond--a stone she'll stop at nothing to possess. With a cunning plan, courageous acts, cooperation from local animal life and lots of faith, Bernard and Miss Bianca try to help Penny find the diamond and escape from Medusa. This somewhat dark, classic 1977 animated Disney film is based on Margery Sharp's book, The Rescuers and Miss Bianca, and features the Academy Award-nominated song "Someone's Waiting for You". Voice talents include Eva Gabor as Miss Bianca, Bob Newhart as Bernard, Geraldine Page as Madame Medusa and Jim Jordan as Orville Albatross. The sequel is The Rescuers Down Under. (Ages 5 to 11) --Tami Horiuchi, Amazon.com

Product Description

An animated adventure about two mice, Bernard and Miss Bianca, and the bird that ferries them everywhere. After finding a bottle with a note in it from a little girl called Penny, who is being held captive in the swamps of Devil's Bayou by the evil Madame Medusa, the trio set off the rescue her. Medusa has captured Penny to help her recover a priceless gem, has hidden her in a riverboat and the mice and bird have to get passed Medusa'a pet crocodiles in order to free Penny.


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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic 27 Jan 2004
Format:DVD
It is a shame that this film is not as popular now with younger children as it once was with children when it first came out. It remains one of my favourite Disney Classics, along with The Sword in the Stone, Aladdin, Pinocchio, Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. You can't help but fall in love with Penny, Bernard, Bianca and Penny's cat and you can't help but hate Madame Medusa and her cronies. This one will be enjoyed by those who love Disney and those who have never seen a Disney film before. One for all the family.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brrrrrilliant! 7 Jan 2011
By Abs
Format:DVD
This is a great kids film! The songs are catchy but not too annoying (Think more in the background like Toy Story). It's a Classic!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This is a story well-told, with lots of charm, humour, pathos and excitement. There is a wonderful team of goodies pitted against a delightful team of baddies - Disney does great baddies! A little girl has been kidnapped, and two heroic mice, with lots of animal help, set out to rescue her. The story is a visual delight, in the best Disney tradition, and still has my family on the edge of our seats many viewings down the line.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Disney's most charming films ever! 27 April 2003
Format:DVD
"The Rescuers" has got to be one of the best, dramatic, dark-atmosphered films that Disney has ever created. You can't help to fall in love with the sweet tale of a little orphan girl taken away from the orphanage and used as a slave in life-threatening underground missions. That piece of storytelling, on it's own is tear-jerking, but how emotional can it get? Very.

Beautiful, dramatic melodies that sound like lullabies are carefully added as finishing touches to the most warm scenes, beginning with the artistic musical sequence "The Journey," which opens the film in one of the most heart-calling ways Disney has ever done, to the soft "Someone's Waiting for You" in which the young girl Penny, loses and regains her faith and hope once again, you can't help but feel the urge of crying during scenes like this. The scene in which Penny says her night prayers before going to bed was carefully crafted to bring up a bit more emotion to the upcoming climax.

Songs like "Rescue Aid Society" and "Tomorrow is Another Day" are nicely added to allow the viewer a few moments of happiness during the charming film.

Besides the music, Disney has added several moments of action and suspense, including one in which Madame Medusa, the kidnapper, lowers poor innocent Penny into a dangerous and humid cave at the shore in which the girl's life might be threatened enormously, Medusa could care less about that, making you hate her even more, which makes her a fantastic villain whom from the first moment of the film's opening, she is motivating the story.

A lot of humor, fun and colorful and lovable characters are added to take you away from the dark atmosphere once in a while.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Akida93
Format:DVD
Movies like The Rescuers are simply not made anymore. Nowadays, it's all CGI with retarded, unfunny jokes, with no real seriousness or conflict to be found. The Rescuers has all that it says in the tagline - Mystery, Fun and Intrigue! Despite what others say, this truly deserves to be called a masterpiece.

The very idea of two little mice saving an orphan girl sounds very juvenile and slushy - but here, it isn't. The Rescuers combines dark themes such as child exploitation to light refreshing comedy which does not detract from the seriousness of the whole film. Benard and Bianca are very admirable characters, and the swamp creatures are hilarious. Madame Medusa is an excellent villainness. She's intimidating and funny at the same time. There are plenty of colourful characters, Brutus and Nero, the two crocodiles, Orville the albatross and Penny, the sweet yet strong spirited little girl.

The animation is typical scratchy 70s style, but the backgrounds are really top-notch, especially in the swamp scenes. They portray a foreboding atmosphere that works well in the appropriate scenes. The paintings shown in the opening credits were inspirational. There are not many songs in The Rescuers, which is probably one of the reasons why it's such a serious film. The soundtrack is fits in well, and nobody bursts into song. 'Someone's waiting for You' is one of the fews songs that moves me to tears. It is just so touching and beautiful.

Sure, it's not entirely loyal to Magery Sharp's books, but who cares? You might as well just get mad at 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail,' because that doesn't stay loyal to the original Arthurian legend.
So in short, I love this film.

However, I only rate this four stars because of the DVD.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grants all wishes of all ages 9 Oct 2001
Format:DVD
This is Disney at its best !
Younger kids are guaranteed to be watching this movie until they know every word, and sing along with every song.
The 'older kids' will be appreciating the truly mastered animation and non-violent storyline. Disney has always had its way of making the audience feel for the characters. Nobody knows how they do it, but they manage to turn a series of drawings and sounds into a magical, emotional tale like no other. 'The Rescuers', once again, pulls it off and leaves everyone satisfied.
A 'pure' Disney-adventure, suitable for all ages...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
An almost forgotten gem in the Disney cannon, The Rescuers is a jaunty, lovable adventure film with some of Disney’s most enduring characters. Read more
Published 27 days ago by T. Cosens
5.0 out of 5 stars Not your typical Disney
I really loved this film because its not your typical love story Disney film. Great story line really under rated film
Published 1 month ago by PABHO
5.0 out of 5 stars would recommend
bought this item for my nephew for xmas, I had it on video as a child it is a good film. the item arrived on time and sealed
Published 1 month ago by Charlotte Rowley
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Disney
Classic disney film it's very sweet but always makes me cry! A good family film to watch at the weekend.
Published 2 months ago by Lucy
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this film
My children and I love this film we have watched it over and over again, it's an all time classic!
Published 2 months ago by May B
4.0 out of 5 stars Disney Classic Gets Upgraded
I have always been a huge fan of the film's sequel Rescuers Down Under, with this one always merely being fun to me, however I was still excited when heard this was getting the blu... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Matt Williamson
5.0 out of 5 stars The rescuers
Saw this in the pictures when it first came out and I loved it then and I loved seeing it again and again. Great family watching
Published 3 months ago by J. A. Royall
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabtastic!
Go back in time and indulge in a bit of Disney....great tale, even though I hate mice! Do yourself a favour......
Published 3 months ago by Me
5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinarily good - especially good as a present!
I only vaguely remembered this film from my childhood - it was a favourite but no one else seemed to have heard of it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by P. L. Seago
5.0 out of 5 stars one of my favs
I absolutely love this movie, and its one of my fav Disney films and i was glad that i could get it
Published 3 months ago by hammerman84
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