The Rescuers - 1989 Reissue Trailer (35mm 4K)
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Special Thanks to @Kineko Video for Scanning and Restoring this 35mm reel. For more videos related to this film, check out our curated playlist: The Rescuers (76 min) Synopsis: A message in a bottle contains a desperate plea for help from Penny, a young orphan. The bottle ends up in the hands of the International Rescue Aid Society, a secret society of mice from around the world hidden deep inside New York’s World Trade Center. Soon the beautiful delegate Miss Bianca and former janitor Bernard are dispatched to investigate. They travel to Morningside Orphanage, where they meet Rufus, an old cat who is Penny’s friend and confidante. Their investigation reveals that the terrifying Madame Medusa and her partner, Mr. Snoops, have kidnapped Penny and taken her to Devil’s Bayou. Determined to rescue Penny, Bernard and Miss Bianca enlist the help of Orville, the albatross, and Evinrude, a dragonfly. While dodging Madame Medusa, Mr. Snoops and their alligators, Brutus and Nero, the mice and Penny learn what it means to truly have faith in others. Cast: Eva Gabor (Bianca), Bob Newhart (Bernard), Geraldine Page (Madame Medusa), Jim Jordan (Orville), Joe Flynn (Mr. Snoops), John McIntire (Rufus), James Macdonald (Evinrude), Michelle Stacy (Penny), Bernard Fox (Chairmouse), Jeanette Nolan (Ellie Mae), Larry Clemmons (Gramps), George Lindsey (Deadeye), Dub Taylor (Digger), John Fiedler (Deacon), and Pat Buttram (Luke) Songs: “The Journey,” “Rescue Aid Society,” “Tomorrow Is Another Day,” “Someone’s Waiting For You,” Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, John Lounsbery, Art Stevens. Released on June 22, 1977. US Theatrical Reissues: December 16, 1983 and March 17, 1989. US Home Media Releases: September 18, 1992 (VHS/LD); January 5/March 23, 1999 (VHS/LD); May 20, 2003 (DVD/VHS); August 21, 2012 (BR/DVD) Trivia: • Frames: 109,440 • The animated film was based on two books by Margery Sharp: The Rescuers and Miss Bianca. • The film was nominated for an Academy Award for “Someone’s Waiting For You,” as Best Song, written by Sammy Fain, Carol Connors, and Ayn Robbins. • The film was four years in the making, with the combined talents of 250 people, including 40 animators who produced approximately 330,000 drawings; there were 14 sequences with 1,039 separate scenes and 750 backgrounds. • The albatross transport for Bernard and Miss Bianca, Captain Orville, was originally proposed to be a pigeon. The character was changed to an albatross when Frank Thomas recalled seeing footage from the True-Life Adventures featuring the clumsy takeoffs and landings of albatrosses. The Copyright Laws of the United States recognizes a “fair use” of copyrighted content. Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act states: “Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.” This video and the “Animation Compendia” YouTube channel in general may contain certain copyrighted works that were not specifically authorized to be used by the copyrighted holder(s), but which we believe in good faith are protected by federal law and the fair use doctrine for one or more of the reasons noted above.
The Rescuers
What can two little mice possibly do to save an orphan girl who's fallen into evil hands? With a little cooperation and faith in oneself, anything is possible! As members of the mouse-run International Rescue Aid Society, Bernard and Miss Bianca respond to orphan Penny's call for help. The two mice search for clues with the help of an old cat named Rufus.

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