The Rescuers (1977) - A Forgotten Disney Movie Treasure with Bob Newhart
|"The Rescuers" (1977).|
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!"|
Newhart himself was flying high at the time of this film, in the midst of his classic '70s television series. Bob Newhart makes this film hum. He gets ample support from master comedian Joe Flynn (who unfortunately passed away during production) as the clumsy but non-malevolent Snoops. Other stalwarts of Disney animation voice roles such as Pat Buttram, John Fiedler, and George Lindsey round out the cast.
|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 modeled on an animator's ex-wife?|