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The Rescuers Down Under

The Rescue Aid Society gets a call from a young boy called Cody who is struggling to rescue Marahute the eagle from the hands of the evil poacher, Percival McLeach.

Miss Bianca and Bernard, the intrepid mice, answer the call and set off on a journey to Australia, helped by Wilbur from Albatross Air Lines.

Down under, they are joined by Jake and Frank the lizard in their attempt to outwit McLeach and save Marahute.

74 minutes long.

Release Date

November 18, 1990.

Released on video in 1991.

Cast List

Directed By:
Hendel Butoy
Maurice Hunt
Mike Gabriel

Written By:
Margery Sharp
Jim Cox


Someone's Waiting For You
The Journey
Rescue Aid Society
Tomorrow Is Another Day

Fun Facts

More than 415 artists and technicians worked on the film.
The film was a sequel to 1977 film The Rescuers, and essentially the first Disney animated classic that was a sequel.
Although the animation was still done by hand, the Xerox process and hand-painting of cels was replaced by computer technology.
Five members of the creative team travelled to Australia to capture the beauty of the outback. They returned with hundreds of photographs and filled sketchbooks, which were used as reference in the production of the film.
In the original The Rescuers the albatross was called Orville. But Jim Jordan, who had been the voice of Orville, had passed away, so the albatross in the sequel was named Wilbur, being named after the Wright brothers.


Wilbur: Throw another shrimp on the barbie, girls, 'cause here I come!

Wilbur: Welcome to "Albatross Air: A Fair Fare From Here to There." You get it? "A fair fare." It's-It's a play on... never mind.

Miss Bianca: Oh, Captain. Is this a non-stop flight to Australia?
Wilbur: Well, no, no. I can definitely say no. We're gonna have to make connections with a bigger bird. Non-stop? Who do I look like, Charles Lindbergh?




DVD & Soundtrack

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DVD Bonus Features

  • Disney DVD Storybook
  • Interactive Trivia Game
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • "Animals Of The Outback" Booklet


Cody pulls his backpack off, but when he is running from McLeach, it reappears, then disappears again.
McLeach pulls a feather out of his jacket and puts it in his hat, but in previous shots there was already a feather in his hat.
When Wilbur is talking to the mice in the hangar, the poster behind him changes.

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