The Rescuers (1977) - A Forgotten Disney Movie Treasure with Bob Newhart1977), and some of his veteran animators were still around to finish the job. Thus,"The Rescuers" legitimately can be included in the list of original Disney movies that came from Walt himself. Based on a series of novels by Margaret Sharp, "The Rescuers" introduced many original concepts and performed very well at the box office. It led to a rare Disney movie sequel that itself was released as a feature film, "The Rescuers Down Under," and earned an Academy Award nomination (for the song "Someone's Waiting for You"). It was, in fact, the last Oscar nomination for Walt Disney Productions until "The Little Mermaid" came along a dozen years later and began the '90s Disney Renaissance that included the sequel to "The Rescuers." Voiced by popular comedians Bob Newhart, Joe Flynn and Disney movie regulars Pat Buttram and Eva Gabor, and directed by veteran Wolfgang Reitherman along with John Lounsbery and Art Stevens, "The Rescuers" is a fine addition to your Disney movie collection.
|The Rescue Aid Society|
|Miss Bianca is a cute little mouse|
|"Welcome to Air Orville"|
|Medusa is quite an original character|
|Medusa scaring Penny|
|"Now we've gotten ourselves into a fine kettle of fish!"|
|Rufus, Penny's old friend|
|Medusa is just lovely, isn't she?|
|Miss Bianca and Bernard|
|Medusa with the diamond|
|Can you tell that Medusa was modelled on an animator's ex-wife?|
The Rescuers trailer is below.