Disney's Movie The Rescuers
The Rescuers From Walt Disney's original team of legendary master animators who brought you THE JUNGLE BOOK comes a thrilling adventure and timeless tale overflowing with action, suspense, and extraordinary little heroes you can't help but love! Join the shy but brave mouse Bernard and his glamorous partner Miss Bianca -- two tiny heroes on a great big mission to save a young girl named Penny who has sent an urgent call for help! Taking off on the wings of their trusted albatross friend Orville, Bernard and Bianca soar to the marshy swamp of Devil's Bayou. There, they find themselves on the riverboat hideout of the hilariously evil Madame Medusa, who needs Penny to retrieve the world's largest diamond! But before Bernard and Bianca can bring Penny safely home, they'll have to enlist the help of some spirited local swamp critters in order to outwit Medusa ... and outrun her pet crocodiles Nero and Brutus. Featuring the unforgettable voice talents of Bob Newhart and Eva Gabor, as well as Oscar®-nominated music, THE RESCUERS is high-flying fun you'll want to share with your family again and again!
The Rescuers Down Under is the twenty-ninth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon, produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, and was released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution on November 16, 1990. This film, which takes place in the Australian Outback, is the sequel of the 1977 film The Rescuers, based upon the novels of Margery Sharp.
The Rescuers Down Under has the familiar characters from the first Rescuers movie, the mice Bernard (Bob Newhart) and Bianca (Eva Gabor). New characters include the albatross Wilbur (John Candy), brother of the albatross played by the late Jim Jordan in the original; Jake the kangaroo mouse (Tristan Rogers) who falls in love with Miss Bianca (just as Bernard is preparing to propose to her); and the movie's villain, an animal poacher, named Percival C. McLeach (George C. Scott). Like the original movie, the sequel once again involves Benard and Bianca having to rescue a child from the hands of a greedy kidnapper.
Rescuers down under: story
The movie starts with Cody, a young Australian boy, hearing a call that leads him to a kangaroo he knows. She tells Cody about a giant golden eagle, Marahute, in a rope trap on top of a cliff. Cody climbs up and frees the bird, but is knocked off the cliff by the eagle. Marahute saves Cody before he hits the ground and takes him for a ride. She shows him her nest, which contains her eggs. Marahute gives the boy a golden feather as a gift, then takes him down to the ground. Cody begins home, but sees a tightly bound mouse and releases it. The ground disintegrates underneath him, revealing that the mouse was bait for a trap. The trap also triggers a radar signal which attracts Percival McLeach to the place, thinking he caught an animal. He tries to claim that his pet goanna lizard, Joanna, dug the trap, but notices the feather and instead takes Cody prisoner. The mouse Cody released sends a signal to the Rescue Aid Society, trying to summon aid for the kidnapped boy.
Bernard and Bianca, the heroes of the original The Rescuers film, are eating dinner at a fancy restaurant. Bernard is about to propose to Bianca when they get the message about Cody, and Bernard is forced to wait to propose while the two of them go on the rescue mission. They travel to find Orville, the albatross who aided them previously, but instead find Wilbur, Orville's brother. Bernard and Bianca convince Wilbur to fly them to Australia to save Cody. In Australia, they attempt to land at an airstrip run by Jake, a kangaroo rat. The runway is too small for Wilbur, and in the process of landing the albatross injures himself and is taken to a clinic. Needing a guide, Bianca asks the flirtatious but experienced Jake to help them. They travel across the outback, and Bernard again attempts to propose to Bianca but is again interrupted.
Meanwhile Cody is being questioned by McLeach as to the whereabouts of Marahute's nest. Cody refuses to tell the hunter anything, and is been thrown in a cage in McLeach's home, surrounded by captured animals which are to be skinned and sold off. Cody tries to free the animals captured by the McLeach, but is thwarted by Joanna and McLeach. McLeach then changes tactics with the boy, telling Cody that someone has shot Marahute, implying heavily that her eggs are in danger with their mother gone. Cody immediately sets out to take care of Marahute's eggs, and McLeach follows him. Bernard, Bianca, and Jake, just arriving at McLeach's home, realize what is happening and climb onto McLeach's vehicle.
At Marahute's nest, the three mice climb down to warn Cody that he has been followed, but at that moment Marahute returns to her nest and is snared by McLeach's net. Cody tries to free Marahute, but is recaptured, along with Jake and Bianca. Bernard remains in Marahute's nest and protects her eggs from Joanna, replacing them with inedible rocks to discourage the lizard. After Joanna leaves with McLeach and the others, Wilbur arrives and Bernard convinces him to sit on the eggs. The poacher takes Cody and Marahute to Croc Falls, where he attempts to feed Cody to the crocodiles. Bernard follows them by intimidating a wild boar into being his mount, and disables McLeach's vehicle. McLeach is suspicious of his vehicle's failure, and tries to shoot the rope holding Cody above the water. Bernard thwarts him by tricking Joanna into tackling him, sending the villain into the water. The crocodiles chase McLeach, who fights them off but then goes over the nearby waterfall. The damaged rope holding Cody snaps, and he falls into the water. Bernard gives the keys to the cage to Jake and Bianca, then dives into the water to try and save Cody. Bernard isn't strong enough to keep Cody from going over the waterfall, but Jake and Bianca free Marahute just in time for her to burst free and snatch Cody out of the air. Safe at last, Bernard immediately proposes to Bianca, who accepts the proposal. The film closes with Marahute's eggs hatching under Wilbur's care.