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The Rescuers: 35th Anniversary Edition (The Rescuers / The Rescuers Down Under) (Three-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)
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Released 13 years later in 1990, The Rescuers Down Under was Disney's first official sequel produced by the main studio (not to be confused with a cheapquel). With high production values and using the CAPS system for the first time, Down Under is a breathtaking adventure. Bob Newhart and Eva Gabor reprised their roles as Bernard and Miss Bianca as they now are headed to Australia to rescue a little boy from an evil poacher. While I like the first film more, the sequel stills has a lot going for it. Again the voice cast is wonderful, the updated animation looks amazing and the flight scenes are absolutely mesmerizing.
Both The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under offer high quality entertainment and they're sure to delight the entire family.
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First, I have to say that The Rescuers DVD was one of the worst DVDs I'd ever owned. That being said, this BD is a very solid upgrade.Read more ›
The Rescuers' biggest casualty is the loss of a 15-page Scrapbook holding concept art, character designs, behind-the-scenes production photos, and publicity artwork. Also dropped, and of lesser interest, is "Under the Hat Villains", a 90-second Toon Disney short celebrating the studio's animated villains (including Medusa) with clips and some animator comments. The last omission from the original movie's DVD is "The Ultimate Case" set-top game, which let you sleuth around rooms to find Penny's missing teddy bear (with the Devil's Eye Diamond inside) à la Bernard and Bianca with clues from "Orville."
Lost from The Rescuers Down Under's original Gold Classic Collection DVD are its original theatrical trailer, a virtual DVD storybook, and a 16-question trivia game. And expectedly not resurfacing from inside its case are an Animals of the Outback booklet and chapter insert.
You may want to hold on to your original DVDs and sell off the bare bones DVDs included here.
Walt Disney Studios has produced many classic films through the years, but its consistently innovative and often brilliant work in animation is what made the company the powerhouse it is today. Several generations have grown up watching Disney classics such as Snow White and The Seven Dwarves and Pinocchio, and many more generations to come will enjoy newer classics like The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. Although Disney has many classics under their belt, there are also many films that fewer people may remember, and some that many have tried to forget!
Considering all this, its difficult to know where The Rescuers stands in the long history of Walt Disney Studios. It may lack the beautiful animation of the early days and the modern elements of the renaissance era, but what it does have to offer is modesty and heart. The story and characters are very simple, but somehow that's make makes the film so powerful and effective, especially for kids. The Rescuers and its 1990 sequel The Rescuers Down Under often aren't considered in the same breath as Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty, but with likable characters, an adventurous spirit, and a feeling of innocence lost in many modern animated films, they are actually just as good.
The Rescuers (1977)
Both The Rescuers and its sequel follow the same basic plot. A particularly evil person with a doofy sidekick kidnaps a cute little kid because they know the location of something rare. In the case of the first movie, an orphan girl named Penny is kidnapped by Cruella Deville's redheaded cousin because she knows the location of a valuable diamond. Penny manages to reach out for help with a message in a bottle that goes all the way to New York city, where its found by a council of helpful mice.Read more ›
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My son had read the books, and watching the movie was a great family experience.Published 1 day ago by sandi bhatt
Classic! Loved the Rescuers Down Under as a child and bought for my little boys :) Got it for a really good sale price too!!Published 8 days ago by Laura E. Driscoll
These were a childhood favorite. It was great to get them together for a good price.Published 11 days ago by Music lover
Saw this as a deal on slickdeals dot com. This was a great value. If your child loves adventure and animals they will love this movie. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Anthony Hetchler
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|Getting to the 2nd movie on the Rescuers Blu-Ray||
go in the scene selection the other movie is there
Jul 7, 2015 by chris | See all 2 posts
|Blu-ray 2-pack for $19.99 at bestbuy.com||
That is just for the DVDs.
Jul 25, 2012 by E. Faulkner | See all 6 posts
|19.99 at best buy||
Aug 10, 2012 by P. R. Blay | See all 3 posts
|Why five star reviews for a product that has yet to be released?||Be the first to reply|
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