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The Rescuers Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Two fantasy novels by Margery Sharp were combined for in the Disney animated feature The Rescuers. The title characters are a pair of mice, Bernard and Miss Bianca. A little girl named Penny has been kidnapped by Miss Medusa. When the human law enforcement officials fail to locate the child, Bernard and Miss Bianca take over with the help of several colorful animal companions. In classic Disney tradition, the comedy element is offset by moments of genuine terror. Voices are provided by Bob Newhart (Bernard), Eva Gabor (Miss Bianca), Geraldine Page (Madame Medusa), Jim "Fibber McGee" Jordan, John McIntire, George "Goober" Lindsay, Joe Flynn (who died in 1974, not long into the four-year production), and a host of others. It scored at the box office, more than compensating for the $8 million investment and the half-decade of work it took to complete the film. In fact, The Rescuers remains one of the most popular of the Disney cartoon films produced after the death of Uncle Walt. A heavily-computerized sequel, The Rescuers Down Under, appeared in 1990. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ayn Robbins Best Song 1977 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sammy Fain Best Song 1977 Nominee

Cast

Larry Clemmons
as Gramps
Michelle Stacy
as Penny
Bernard Fox
as Chairman
Bob Newhart
as Bernard
Dub Taylor
as Digger
Geraldine Page
as Mme Medusa
Jeanette Nolan
as Ellie Mae
John Fiedler
as Deacon Owl
Pat Buttram
as Luke
John McIntire
as Rufus
Joe Flynn
as Mr. Snoops
George Lindsey
as Deadeye the Rabbit
Eva Gabor
as Miss Bianca

Crew

John Lounsbery
Director
Milt Kahl
Director
Art Stevens
Director
Wolfgang Reitherman
Director
Don Bluth
Director
Wolfgang Reitherman
Producer
Ted Berman
Screen Story
Ted Berman
Screenwriter
Vance Gerry
Screen Story
Vance Gerry
Screenwriter
Burny Mattinson
Screen Story
Burny Mattinson
Screenwriter
David Michener
Screen Story
David Michener
Screenwriter
Dick Sebast
Screen Story
Dick Sebast
Screenwriter
Larry Clemmons
Screen Story
Larry Clemmons
Screenwriter
Fred Lucky
Screen Story
Fred Lucky
Screenwriter
Sammy Fain
Songwriter
Artie Butler
Composer (Music Score)
Ayn Robbins
Composer (Music Score)
James Melton
Editor
Jim Koford
Editor
Don Griffith
Art Director
Ron Miller
Executive Producer
Herb Taylor
Sound/Sound Designer
Richard Rich
First Assistant Director
Milt Kahl
Animator
Don Bluth
Animator
Sammy Fain
Musical Performer
Gary Goldman
Character Animation
Burny Mattinson
Title Design
Chuck Harvey
Character Animation
Cliff Nordberg
Character Animation
Dale Baer
Character Animation
Art Stevens
Character Animation
Ron Clements
Character Animation
John Pomeroy
Character Animation
Andy Gaskill
Character Animation
Margery Sharp
Short Story Author
Melvin Shaw
Title Design
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