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The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

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The R.A.S. agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a little boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher.

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Jim Cox (animation screenplay by), Karey Kirkpatrick (animation screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Newhart ... Bernard (voice)
Eva Gabor ... Miss Bianca (voice)
John Candy ... Wilbur (voice)
Tristan Rogers ... Jake (voice)
Adam Ryen Adam Ryen ... Cody (voice)
George C. Scott ... McLeach (voice)
Wayne Robson ... Frank (voice)
Douglas Seale ... Krebbs (voice)
Frank Welker ... Joanna (voice)
Bernard Fox ... Chairman / Doctor (voice)
Peter Firth ... Red (voice)
Billy Barty ... Baitmouse (voice)
Ed Gilbert ... Francois (voice)
Carla Meyer Carla Meyer ... Faloo / Mother (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Nurse Mouse (voice)
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Storyline

Cody, a 9-year-old boy from Mugwomp Flats responds to a distress call about a trapped giant Golden Eagle called Marahute. Freeing her, he gains a close friendship with the bird. However, Cody is soon abducted by the murderous poacher, Percival McLeach, who is after that bird which is of a highly endangered species and therefore an extremely profitable quarry. In a panic, a mouse Cody freed from one of McLeach's traps sends a desperate call for help to the Rescue Aid Society in New York City who assigns their top agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, to the task. With transportation provided by the goofy albatross, Wilbur, the agents arrive in Australia and link up with the RAS' local field operative, Jake the Kangaroo Rat. Together, the trio must race against time to find Cody, stop McLeach, and save Marahute. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rescuers Down Under See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,499,819, 18 November 1990

Gross USA:

$27,931,461

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,931,461
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Early storyboards showed Wilbur originally sported a coat rather than a scarf. See more »

Goofs

In one scene where Wilbur is being hospitalized, the doctor is seen in a green surgical outfit and cap, and is donning a glove. A couple of shots later, he is seen observing an X-ray from behind, and he is back in his normal white coat with no gloves or headgear. In the next shot, he is wearing surgical gear again. See more »

Quotes

Jake: So, um, which way are taking, uh, Suicide Trail through Nightmare Canyon, or the shortcut at Satan's Ridge?
Bernard: Su-Suicide Trail?
Jake: Good choice. More snakes, but less quicksand. Then once you cross Bloodworm Creek, you're scot free, that is until, um... Dead Dingo Pass.
Bernard: [sees that the map has nothing but landscapings] Wa-wa-wait a minute, I don't-I don't see any-any of that-that stuff on the map.
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Alternate Versions

In the French version of the movie (which was made in 1991), the beautiful Anne Meson-Poliakoff's Pop song "Bernard Et Bianca Au Pays Des Kangourous" can be heard during the ending credits with Patrice Tison on lead guitar, Bernard Paganotti on bass, Jean-Jacques Milteau on harmonica, Alex Perdigon, Kako Bessot and Patrick Bourgoin on brass ensemble and Charly Doll on drums & percussions. However she and the other musicians appear to be uncredited. See more »

Connections

Featured in Disneycember: The Rescuers Down Under (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Bernard the Hero
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Composed by Bruce Broughton
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28 July 2007 | by lisak-21See all my reviews

I love this movie. I saw the original on the cinema when it was re-released and then of course saw this. It is in my opinion the only decent sequel Disney has ever made.(2D animation anyway, Toy Story 2 is superb) All the others have been straight-to-video and terrible. (Lady and the Tramp 2/Pocahontas 2 etc) The animation in Down Under is superb, the voice talent outstanding, and the villain in the shape of John McCleach very very funny. There are no songs, and actually, you don't notice the lack of them. I think it works better. The best line in the film has to be McCleachs' boast: "I didn't make it all the way through third grade for nothing!"


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