The Rescuers 1.0 stars

Disney feature-length cartoon about the International Mouse Prisoners' Aid Society (motto: "We never fail to do what's right") coming to the rescue of a homely orphan girl held captive in a Louisiana bayou. It has some engaging characters (a dragonfly named Evinrude who bears a faint resemblance to Ben Turpin; a sagging-breasted, false-eyelashed villainess named Medusa) and some rousing action (a couple of crocodiles trying to ferret out two mice from a pipe organ; the plucky Evinrude trying to outrace a voracious horde of vampire bats). The animation, for fluidity and detail, would seem pretty pleasing by the standards of Saturday morning TV, but by the standards the Disney studio has taught us, it is pretty disappointing. Not that the kids will care. 1977.

Duncan Shepherd

This movie is not currently in theaters.


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