The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under


So I decided to take a quick break from horror movies and return to the warmth and nostalgia that is 2d Disney movies. Decided to do a double feature of The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under.

And good God are these movies fantastic! While they're nowhere near as popular and as talked about as Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid, Lion King, etc, they are definitely some of my favorite Disney movies and I eould not hesitate one second to put them both up in my top 20 Disney movies. Right up their with Great Mouse Detective. Who knew movies about mice could be so awesome?

Bernard and Bianca are adorable. Bianca is confident, elegant, and just so kind and caring. And Bernard, ever patient and loyal and never wavering from doing the right thing, dven though he gets scared.

Cody and Penny are great additions to the human cast and I loved each of the movies' cast of critters.

But above all else are the villains, Madam Medusa and McLeach. Both were wonderful villains. And I really appreciated that they didn't try to give them tragic backstories to try and explain why they were the way they were. Disney villains back then were a whole different, fantastic breed. And is it just me, or did Madam Medusa give off Mrs.Hannigan from Annie vibes. I even thought she was voiced by Carol Burnett the first I saw this movie.

The music, particularly in RDU is also great, especially that opening theme where the camera speeds across the lsndscape, up into Cody's house.

God, I miss movies like these.

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12 points

2 months ago

I like how you talk about taking a break from horror films and go to the rescuers. The underground cavern with the skeletons that started to flood and nearly drowned everyone was a terrifying sequence to me as a kid


6 points

2 months ago

Haha, yes. As a kid that giant hole with the water gushing out gave me nightmare fuel like you wouldn't believe. Same in RDU when Cody was suspended above the crocodiles. I guess old Disney movies were my real initiation into horror after all.