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Disney's The Rescuers Title

Premiere Date:
June 22, 1977

Running Time:
76 Minutes

Rated: G

STORY LINE

The Rescue Aid Society, receives a plea for help from a little orphan girl named Penny. Penny has been kidnapped by Madame Medusa, who intends to use her to retrieve a fabulous diamond, the Devil's Eye. The case is taken by Bianca and Bernard, together they battle two alligators, a henchman named Mr. Snoops and Medusa, herself, to rescue Penny and the diamond.

CAST

CHARACTER

VOICE TALENT

Miss Bianca

Eva Gabor

Bernard

Bob Newhart

Penny

Michelle Stacy

Rufus

John McIntire

Orville

Jim Jordan

 Evinrude

James Macdonald

Madame Medusa

Geraldine Page

Mr. Snoops

Joe Flynn

Ellie Mae

Jeanette Nolan

The Chairman

Bernard Fox

Gramps

Larry Clemmons

Digger

Dub Taylor

Deadeye

George Lindsey

Luke

Pat Buttram

Deacon Owl

John Fiedler

 TV Announcer

Bill McMillian

CREW

Based on books by Margery Sharp:
"The Rescuers" and "Miss Bianca"

DIRECTORS

Wolfgang Reitherman
John Lounsbery
Art Stevens

 PRODUCERS

Ron Miller
Wolfgang Reitherman

 STORY

Ken Anderson
Ted Berman
Larry Clemmons
Vance Gerry
Fred Lucky
Burny Mattinson
David Michener
Dick Sebast
Frank Thomas

SONGS

Sammy Fain
Carol Connors
Ayn Robbins
Artie Butler

 LYRICIST

Ayn Robbins

 SINGER

Shelby Flint

FILM EDITORS

James Koford
James Melton

ART DIRECTION

Don Griffith

ANIMATORS

Ron Clements
Don Bluth
Gary Goldman
Ollie Johnson
Milt Kahl
Glen Keene
Frank Thomas

 EFFECTS ANIMATOR

Ted Kierscey 

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Bernard, Miss Bianca, Penny, Madame Medusa, Mr. Snoops, Evinrude, Ellie Mae, Luke, Orville, Rufus, The Chairman, Gramps, TV Announcer, Digger, Deacon Owl, Deadeye

SONGS

"Someone's Waiting For You", "The Journey",
"Rescue Aid Society", "Tomorrow Is Another Day"

Disney's The Rescuers Home Video

Disney's "The Rescuers" Disney DVD

Disney's The Rescuers LaserDisc

N/A

Home Video

DVD

May 20, 2003

(Pre-Order)

LaserDisc

Soundtrack

FAN SITE LINKS

The Rescuers Archive

The Rescuers Gallery

SPIN-OFFS

Feature Film Sequel: "The Rescuers Down Under".

TRIVIA

This film took 4 years and over 250 artists, including 40 animators who produced over 330,000 drawings, there are 14 sequences wih 1,039 separate scenes and 750 backgrounds.

The film was nominated for an Acedemy Award for "Someone's Waiting for You," as Best Song, written by Sammy Fain, Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins.

The film was rereleased in theaters in 1983 and 1989. Released on video in 1992 and 1998. The video was recalled then rereleased when an inappropriate scene was found.