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7th Sep '16 1:53:21 AM Psychadelico
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** ''Down Under'', at least, is notable for the sheer number of ways the movie shows the mice interacting with humans and their technology, as they go about their business.



* NiceMice: In this world, mice are ''so'' nice that they run a planet-wide, clandestine search-and-rescue agency just so they can help people. Miss Bianca (and, by the second film, Bernard) stand out even in this company, risking life and limb for total strangers.

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* NiceMice: In this world, mice are ''so'' nice that they run a planet-wide, clandestine search-and-rescue agency just so they can help people. Miss Bianca (and, by the second film, Bernard) stand out even in this company, risking life and limb for total strangers.strangers (who aren't even the same species as them!).
13th Aug '16 6:24:16 PM nombretomado
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* CreatorCameo: [[DisneysNineOldMen Ollie Johnston]] modeled Rufus after himself.

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* CreatorCameo: [[DisneysNineOldMen [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Ollie Johnston]] modeled Rufus after himself.
9th Aug '16 9:45:12 AM BluTaiger
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** ''Down Under'' features a powerful scene. Cody is shown as having parents (off-screen at that) and one scene shows his house while his mother cries "Cody!"
* 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 crocodiles, Brutus and Nero, on leashes, ordering them to retrieve Penny (who is trying to escape their clutches), and the two 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.

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** ''Down Under'' features a powerful scene. Cody is shown as having parents a mother (off-screen at that) and one scene shows his house while his mother cries "Cody!"
* 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 crocodiles, alligators, Brutus and Nero, on leashes, ordering them to retrieve Penny (who is trying to escape their clutches), and the two crocs 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.



** 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.

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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.monster.



* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: The protagonists are cute little mice who ally with a pair of albatrosses, a cat, an army of small swamp animals, a kangaroo rat, and a dragonfly. Meanwhile, the animals serving as the antagonists' [[RightHandCat Right Hand Cats]] are a pair of crocodiles and a LaughablyEvil monitor lizard. The crocodiles that appear in the second film are portrayed as mindless, savage beasts.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: The protagonists are cute little mice who ally with a pair of albatrosses, a cat, an army of small swamp animals, a kangaroo rat, and a dragonfly. Meanwhile, the animals serving as the antagonists' [[RightHandCat Right Hand Cats]] are a pair of crocodiles alligators and a LaughablyEvil monitor lizard. The crocodiles that appear in the second film are portrayed as mindless, savage beasts.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Madame Medusa and her pet crocodiles, Brutus and Nero.

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Madame Medusa and her pet crocodiles, alligators, Brutus and Nero.



** Penny. Medusa's crocodile holds her upside down by her bloomers, then later she shows Bernard and Bianca the tooth-holes in them.

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** Penny. Medusa's crocodile alligator holds her upside down by her bloomers, then later she shows Bernard and Bianca the tooth-holes in them.



* ShoutOut: The 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.

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* ShoutOut: The crocodiles 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.



-->'''[=McLeash=]:''' It's over boy, your bird's dead. Someone shot her. Shot her right out of the sky! ''[makes a shooting gesture]'' BANG!\\

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-->'''[=McLeash=]:''' -->'''[=McLeach=]:''' It's over boy, your bird's dead. Someone shot her. Shot her right out of the sky! ''[makes a shooting gesture]'' BANG!\\



'''[=McLeash=]:''' What do you mean "no"? Calling me a liar?

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'''[=McLeash=]:''' '''[=McLeach=]:''' What do you mean "no"? Calling me a liar?
1st Aug '16 11:37:48 PM toonyloon
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** Possibly intended and [[LampShading lampshaded]] example: No-one returned for Wilbur or Marahute's eggs, either.

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** Possibly intended and [[LampShading lampshaded]] example: No-one returned for Wilbur or Marahute's eggs, either. We also never get shown a different joyful reunion between parent and off-spring at the end: Cody and his mother. It doesn't help that the latter of whom likely [[ItMakesSenseInContext still thinks Cody's dead]].
1st Aug '16 6:48:30 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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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 ''Disney/{Frozen}}'' and ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.)

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* ThirteenIsUnlucky: Meta-example. 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 ''Disney/{Frozen}}'' ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' and ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.)



* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: Brutus, Nero and Snoops eventually have had enough of Medusa and she is last seen being attacked by Brutus and Nero while Snoops paddles off without her, laughing.]]

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* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler: Brutus, [[spoiler:Brutus, Nero and Snoops eventually have had enough of Medusa and she is last seen being attacked by Brutus and Nero while Snoops paddles off without her, laughing.]]



** Bianca ({{implied|Trope}}). When Bernard grumbles that they just went through a red light, Bianca replies that she does it all the time.

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** Bianca ({{implied|Trope}}).{{Implied|Trope}} with Bianca. When Bernard grumbles that they just went through a red light, Bianca replies that she does it all the time.



-->Didn't you bring somebody big with you? Like the police?

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-->Didn't -->''"Didn't you bring somebody big with you? Like the police?police?"''



** 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 [[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.



* FingerInABarrel: During the climax, an owl stuffs a lit rocket down Medusa's shotgun, leaving her with AshFace and tearing the gun to shreds.

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* FingerInABarrel: During the climax, an owl stuffs a lit rocket down Medusa's shotgun, leaving her with an AshFace and tearing the gun to shreds.



* KickTheDog: Madame Medusa's line "Who would want such a homely little girl as you?" It's a line almost shocking in its cruelty towards a young child, especially when you remember how Medusa throws it at Penny without even thinking about it.

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* KickTheDog: Madame Medusa's line "Who "What makes you think anyone would want such a homely little girl as you?" It's a line almost shocking in its cruelty towards a young child, especially when you remember how Medusa throws it at Penny without even thinking about it.


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* LosingAShoeInTheStruggle: Bianca loses her hat as Brutus and Nero try to catch them in the organ.
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'.
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