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13th Jul '16 5:15:33 PM EnglishGuruLady
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** It would be criminal to forget Madame Medusa's pet alligators Nero and Brutus. Actually, Medusa herself qualifies since she's ostensibly named for a malevolent Greek goddess.
**The captive red kangaroo from ''Down Under'' named... [[CaptainObvious Red.]]
1st Jun '16 2:24:39 PM MarkLungo
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In 1990, the film was followed by ''The Rescuers Down Under'', which has the dubious honor of being Disney's first animated sequel. Set in the Australian Outback, the EvilPoacher [=McLeach=] (GeorgeCScott) has kidnapped a young boy named Cody (Adam Ryen) in order to snare Marahute, an endangered eagle [[GiantFlyer large enough to ride around on]]. Naturally, Bianca and Bernard must come to the rescue, with help from Orville's brother Wilbur (John Candy) and Jake (Tristan Rogers), the mouse equivalent to CrocodileDundee. ''Down Under'' was also a pioneer in the use of CGI. Unlike the first film, which was a huge success, ''Down Under'' actually failed at the box office, making it the ''only'' true failure of the Disney Renaissance.

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In 1990, the film was followed by ''The Rescuers Down Under'', which has the dubious honor of being Disney's first animated sequel. Set in the Australian Outback, the EvilPoacher [=McLeach=] (GeorgeCScott) (Creator/GeorgeCScott) has kidnapped a young boy named Cody (Adam Ryen) in order to snare Marahute, an endangered eagle [[GiantFlyer large enough to ride around on]]. Naturally, Bianca and Bernard must come to the rescue, with help from Orville's brother Wilbur (John Candy) (Creator/JohnCandy) and Jake (Tristan Rogers), the mouse equivalent to CrocodileDundee.Film/CrocodileDundee. ''Down Under'' was also a pioneer in the use of CGI. Unlike the first film, which was a huge success, ''Down Under'' actually failed at the box office, making it the ''only'' true failure of the Disney Renaissance.



* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Penny and Cody

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* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Penny and CodyCody.



* ThirteenIsUnlucky: Thirteen years passed between the theatrical debuts of the two movies, and ''Down Under'' ended up being the least successful movie of the Disney Renaissance. (it's the only one to be a clear BoxOfficeBomb due to opening against ''Film/HomeAlone'', and while it did make up some of the loss as a ''The Classics'' title on video, it convinced Disney to make the remaining Disney Renaissance films musicals in some part and other sequels outside the canon until ''Frozen'' and ''Wreck It Ralph''.)

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* ThirteenIsUnlucky: Thirteen years passed between the theatrical debuts of the two movies, and ''Down Under'' ended up being the least successful movie of the Disney Renaissance. (it's the only one to be a clear BoxOfficeBomb due to opening against ''Film/HomeAlone'', and while it did make up some of the loss as a ''The Classics'' title on video, it convinced Disney to make the remaining Disney Renaissance films musicals in some part and other sequels outside the canon until ''Frozen'' ''Disney/{Frozen}}'' and ''Wreck It Ralph''.''Disney/WreckItRalph''.)



** 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) are later being shown up in ''Rufus and Company'', but with Rufus and Penny from the movie instead.

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** 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 "Once Upon a Time in New York City'' City" and ''Good Company'' "Good Company" (two songs from Disney/OliverAndCompany) ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'') are later being shown up in ''Rufus and Company'', but with Rufus and Penny from the movie instead.
30th May '16 1:57:12 PM dsneybuf
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30th May '16 1:55:19 PM dsneybuf
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[[caption-width-right:350:ArtEvolution at work [[note]]The one on the right came out on video first due to it following the lead of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' and hitting video under the ''Walt Disney Classics'' [[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo line]] after its theatrical release.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:ArtEvolution at work [[note]]The one on the right came out on video first due to it following the lead of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' and hitting video under the ''Walt Disney Classics'' [[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo line]] WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics line after its theatrical release.[[/note]]]]
8th May '16 8:54:29 AM res20stupid
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In Medusa's pawn shop there's a small sign that says 'NRA'.
7th May '16 11:02:25 PM schoi30
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* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Joanna the Goanna acts more like a pet dog than anything. She begs, she whimpers, she wags her tail, she crawls through doggy doors, and she watches [=McLeach=]'s catches like a guard dog. She also is as sneaky - and smart about it - as any [[AnimalStereotypes hound dog]]. Medusa also 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, alligators have a very keen sense of smell all on their own.

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* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Joanna the Goanna acts more like a pet dog than anything. She begs, she whimpers, she wags her tail, she crawls through doggy doors, and she watches [=McLeach=]'s catches like a guard dog. She also is as sneaky - and smart about it - as any [[AnimalStereotypes hound dog]]. Medusa also 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, alligators crocodilians have a very keen sense of smell all on their own.



* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Brutus and Nero from the first film. Also the saltwater crocodiles from ''Down Under''.



* 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 crocodiles 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.
15th Apr '16 4:55:52 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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The first film, titled simply ''The Rescuers'', was released in 1977. The flamboyantly evil Madame Medusa (Geraldine Page) is trying to get her hands on [[MineralMacGuffin the world's largest diamond]] hidden in a gloomy swamp. Needing someone who will fit in a tiny grotto, she kidnaps a disconsolate orphan girl named Penny (Michelle Stacy). Penny sends out a MessageInABottle asking for help, which is intercepted by the all-mouse Rescue Aid Society, who [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot for some reason]], do not put it somewhere the police might find it while they send out their own agents. Bianca (Eva Gabor) and Bernard (Bob Newhart) are then sent out to save her, with help from an albatross named Orville (Jim Jordan) and a dragonfly named Evinrude (James [=MacDonald=]).

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The first film, titled simply ''The Rescuers'', was released in 1977. The flamboyantly evil Madame Medusa (Geraldine Page) is trying to get her hands on [[MineralMacGuffin the world's largest diamond]] hidden in a gloomy swamp. Needing someone who will fit in a tiny grotto, she kidnaps a disconsolate orphan girl named Penny (Michelle Stacy). Penny sends out a MessageInABottle asking for help, which is intercepted by the all-mouse Rescue Aid Society, who [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot for some reason]], reason, do not put it somewhere the police might find it while they send out their own agents. Bianca (Eva Gabor) and Bernard (Bob Newhart) are then sent out to save her, with help from an albatross named Orville (Jim Jordan) and a dragonfly named Evinrude (James [=MacDonald=]).
6th Apr '16 12:18:56 PM sorako
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* AdventureDuo: Miss Bianca and Bernard.

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* AdventureDuo: Bernard and Miss Bianca and Bernard.Bianca.


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* BattleCouple: Bernard and Miss Bianca.
29th Mar '16 2:06:56 AM Maniago
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** The villain, McLeach, is an evil version of the AwesomeAussie, a poacher and trader in Australian wildlife who keeps a pet goanna and is able to fight off a horde of hungry crocodiles.
** And Cody is a kid version of the trope; despite being 8 years old, he scales large cliffs with ease, travels around the outback all by himself, and isn't the least bit impressed by McLeach' tactics to try and make him reveal Marahute's location.

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** The villain, McLeach, [=McLeach=], is an evil version of the AwesomeAussie, a poacher and trader in Australian wildlife who keeps a pet goanna and is able to fight off a horde of hungry crocodiles.
** And Cody is a kid version of the trope; despite being 8 years old, he scales large cliffs with ease, travels around the outback all by himself, and isn't the least bit impressed by McLeach' [=McLeach=]' tactics to try and make him reveal Marahute's location.
29th Mar '16 2:06:00 AM Maniago
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* AwesomeAussie: Jake.

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* AwesomeAussie: Jake.Jake, a kangaroo rat and champion outdoorsman with whom Bernard battles for Bianca's affection.
**The villain, McLeach, is an evil version of the AwesomeAussie, a poacher and trader in Australian wildlife who keeps a pet goanna and is able to fight off a horde of hungry crocodiles.
**And Cody is a kid version of the trope; despite being 8 years old, he scales large cliffs with ease, travels around the outback all by himself, and isn't the least bit impressed by McLeach' tactics to try and make him reveal Marahute's location.
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