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
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.