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Rescuers Down Under

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
6.00 /10
Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, John Candy
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Directed by: Hendel Butoy, Mike Gabriel
Written by: Jim Cox, Joe Ranft and others

Released: 1990
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 74

An Australian hunter takes an eagle and a boy hostage, and two mice - Miss Bianca and Bernard - try to save them.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Entertaining Disney cartoon and a big improvement on its 1977 predecessor, The Rescuers. Exciting enough to enthral young audiences, and the sight gags are ingenious enough to amuse adults as well. The one disappointment lies in the voices: some (like John Candy's for Wilbur the Albatross) are excellent, but more of the actors might have made a stab at sounding Australian. The overall result is not in the Little Mermaid class, but was further proof that Disney animation was back on top form.

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