The Rescuers

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The Rescuers
Directed by
Story by
Produced by
Edited by
  • Jim Koford
  • James Melton
Music byArtie Butler
Distributed byBuena Vista Distribution
Release date
  • June 22, 1977 (1977-06-22)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$7.5 million[1]
Box office$169 million[2]

The Rescuers is a 1977 American animated comedy-drama adventure movie. It was produced by Walt Disney Productions. It was first released to movie theaters on June 22, 1977, by Buena Vista Distribution. It is the 23rd Disney animated movie. The movie is about the Rescue Aid Society, an international mouse organization in New York City and shadowing the United Nations. They are dedicated to helping abduction victims around the world at large. Two of these mice, shy janitor Bernard (Bob Newhart) and his co-agent, the elegant Miss Bianca (Eva Gabor), set out to rescue Penny (Michelle Stacy), an orphan girl who is being held prisoner in Devil's Bayou by treasure huntress Madame Medusa (Geraldine Page).

The movie is based on a series of books by Margery Sharp, mainly The Rescuers and Miss Bianca. The movie was very successful. Later Disney released a sequel called The Rescuers Down Under in 1990. This made this movie the first Disney animated movie to have a sequel.

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References[change | change source]

  1. Variety Staff. "Review: 'The Rescuers'". Variety. Retrieved February 12, 2016.
  2. D'Alessandro, Anthony (October 27, 2003). "Cartoon Coffers – Top-Grossing Disney Animated Features at the Worldwide B.O.". Variety. p. 6.

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