History Disney / TheRescuers

4th Dec '17 5:55:41 AM UchuuFlamenco
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* ShoutOut: The alligators have a significant three-tone brass motif, used for dramatic effect. The theme is in fact snitched from Music/TheRiteOfSpring, used in Film/{{Fantasia}} at the dramatic victory of the Tyrannosaurus. A fitting MythologyGag, come to think of it.

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* ShoutOut: The alligators have a significant three-tone brass motif, used for dramatic effect. The theme is in fact snitched from Music/TheRiteOfSpring, used in Film/{{Fantasia}} ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' at the dramatic victory of the Tyrannosaurus. A fitting MythologyGag, come to think of it.
28th Nov '17 9:21:11 AM hullflyer
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* MidflightWaterTouching: On their first flight together, Marahute (an eagle) holds Cody above a river and lets him skate on the surface.
27th Nov '17 5:42:23 PM fatescanner
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[[caption-width-right:319:♪ ''Who will rescue me...?''♪]]
9th Oct '17 7:50:11 PM ZuTheSkunk
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* MidflightWaterTouching: On their first flight together, Marahute (an eagle) holds Cody above a river and lets him skate on the surface.
7th Oct '17 10:20:48 AM ElSquibbonator
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* CatsAreMean: Subverted and lampshaded, again by Rufus. Ironically, Creator/DonBluth worked on this film.

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* CatsAreMean: Subverted and lampshaded, again by Rufus. Ironically, Creator/DonBluth (who isn't exactly a cat person) worked on this film.
14th Sep '17 7:10:45 PM schoi30
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* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Medusa seems to have both her alligators, Brutus and Nero, on leashes, ordering them to retrieve Penny (who is trying to escape their clutches), and the two gators are seen sniffing Bernard and Bianca out with their noses. That said, crocodilians have a very keen sense of smell all on their own.

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* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Medusa seems to have both her alligators, crocodiles, Brutus and Nero, on leashes, ordering them to retrieve Penny (who is trying to escape their clutches), and the two gators crocs are seen sniffing Bernard and Bianca out with their noses. That said, crocodilians have a very keen sense of smell all on their own.
5th Sep '17 1:01:13 AM XFllo
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* {{Expy}}: One early draft of the film cast [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella de Vil]] as the villain. Consequently, Madame Medusa bears more than a passing resemblance to her in both appearance and mannerisms, and she even dives her jet ski just ''as'' insanely as Cruella drove her car. Incidentally, Milt Kahl also based Medusa on his ex-wife.
** The only song from the movie to show up in ''[[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella's Bayou]]'' was "Someone's Waiting For You".
** It's said that Penny was going to be in ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'' [[spoiler:to show how she turned out after getting adopted]], but they decided against it and renamed her Jenny. %%"Once Upon a Time in New York City" and "Good Company" (two songs from ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'') later show up in ''Rufus and Company'', but with Rufus and Penny from the movie instead.
** Interestingly; you can notice that Ursula in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' has some scenes with similar animation to Medusa, and like Ursula, she has a pair of dragon-like pets.
24th Jul '17 11:02:03 AM ElSquibbonator
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* {{Expy}}: One early draft of the film cast [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella de Vil]] as the villain. Consequently, Madame Medusa bears more than a passing resemblance to her in both appearance and mannerisms, and she even drives the same car... just ''as'' insanely as Cruella did too. Incidentally, Milt Kahl also based Medusa on his ex-wife.

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* {{Expy}}: One early draft of the film cast [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella de Vil]] as the villain. Consequently, Madame Medusa bears more than a passing resemblance to her in both appearance and mannerisms, and she even drives the same car... dives her jet ski just ''as'' insanely as Cruella did too.drove her car. Incidentally, Milt Kahl also based Medusa on his ex-wife.
24th Jul '17 11:00:06 AM ElSquibbonator
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* CoolBoat: Madame Medusa's "swampmobile".

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* CoolBoat: Madame Medusa's jet ski, or "swampmobile".
7th Jul '17 5:16:55 AM fruitstripegum
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What makes the movie interesting in a RealLife sense is how ir came during a time when Disney was facing changing fortunes. The film was almost a reflection of how the Disney company was facing up to the death of its founder -- the late '70s Disney movies tended to be considerably darker than their forebears, reaching a nadir with the next movie, ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound''. These movies both contained utterly gut-wrenching examples of ParentalAbandonment. And Madame Medusa's casual nastiness towards Penny in the first movie ("What makes you think anyone would want a homely little girl like you?") comes up against the more outlandish behavior of any Disney villain in history simply because as a verbal shiv, to a freaking ''child'', it has no equal (well, [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame maybe one]] [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} or two]]). On the technical side, this film was the first Disney animated film to move away from the hard scratchy outline look that was the norm for Disney animation since ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' thanks to improvements of xerography processing technology to allow a softer look. It was also one of the few box office successes for Disney in the post-[[Creator/WaltDisney Walt]]/pre-[[TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation Renaissance]] era, being the highest grossing animated film of all time until [[Creator/DonBluth one of its directors]] challenged Disney with ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' nearly a decade later. In addition, this helped give rise to ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' due to originally being a series based off the movie until ''Down Under'' was greenlit, at which point Tad Stones helped mold the series into what it was.

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What makes the movie interesting in a RealLife sense is how ir it came during a time when Disney was facing changing fortunes. The film was almost a reflection of how the Disney company was facing up to the death of its founder -- the late '70s Disney movies tended to be considerably darker than their forebears, reaching a nadir with the next movie, ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound''. These movies both contained utterly gut-wrenching examples of ParentalAbandonment. And Madame Medusa's casual nastiness towards Penny in the first movie ("What makes you think anyone would want a homely little girl like you?") comes up against the more outlandish behavior of any Disney villain in history simply because as a verbal shiv, to a freaking ''child'', it has no equal (well, [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame maybe one]] [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} or two]]). On the technical side, this film was the first Disney animated film to move away from the hard scratchy outline look that was the norm for Disney animation since ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' thanks to improvements of xerography processing technology to allow a softer look. It was also one of the few box office successes for Disney in the post-[[Creator/WaltDisney Walt]]/pre-[[TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation Renaissance]] era, being the highest grossing animated film of all time until [[Creator/DonBluth one of its directors]] challenged Disney with ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' nearly a decade later. In addition, this helped give rise to ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' due to originally being a series based off the movie until ''Down Under'' was greenlit, at which point Tad Stones helped mold the series into what it was.
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