The Rescuers (1977)

Wolfgang Reitherman, John Lounsbery and Art Stevens direct Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor and Joe Flynn in this Disney animated adventure where two mice rescue a missing orphan.

A movie that has been a part of my cinematic consciousness before I even really knew what a movie was. The set pieces are really strong and Bernard and Bianca are a very pleasurable double act. Sexy lady mouse. The movie feels tinged with a permanent sadness we’ve not experienced in a Disney cartoon before. That beautiful if morose atmosphere does carry over into the next few entries, with diminishing returns, but here it adds a curious flavour that I’m not entirely for or against.


Perfect Double Bill: The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

My wife and I do a podcast together called The Worst Movies We Own. It is available on Spotify or here


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