History Fridge / TheRescuers

16th Jun '17 2:05:38 PM chasemaddigan
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* Cody leaves the room with the trapped, sentient, ''talking'' animals, with [=McLeach=] telling him he won't ever see them again. We never see anything that contradicts the obvious implication that he slaughtered them all.
** Well, it did seem like [=McLeach=] immediately tricked Cody into leading him to the Eagle, then tried to kill him, leading directly to [=McLeach=]'s own death. All of this appeared to happen in sequence with no time to go back and kill and skin the animals for sale. There again, though, it raises the question of what happened to the chained up animals. All the characters seemed to just forget they existed. That would mean that they all slowly starved and dehydrated to death. Or worse, if Joanna, who appears to be a Lace Goanna ''(Varanus varius)'', remembered they were all there and went back, the rest of the animals might have had to watch the carrion eater eat them one by one as they died.
*** Frank the frilled-neck lizard, used his tail once to unlock his cage. Surely he could do it again, and successfully get the keys again with Joanna nowhere nearby to stop him.
*** Also, surely Miss Bianca, Jake, and Bernard would go back to free them once Cody told about their fate.
*** Not to mention that, once Cody was safely home, he probably told the authorities all about [=McLeach=] and his poaching operation, including the location of his base. It's not a stretch to assume they would have been rescued and set free.
* Joanna is seen to be afraid of [=McLeach=] -- which leaves open the question of whether she was always that mean.
* Think about how the whole crocodile falls scene in the climax of Down Under must have looked like from Cody's (an eight year old!) point of view.
* Speaking of the crocodile falls, when Mcleach shines a light on them, they immediately go into the water, almost like it's a signal that they associate with something edible going to be given to them. He even yells "That's right babies! Suppertime!" It's very likely that this isn't the first time he's fed someone to crocodiles.
* The death of Marahute's mate gains a whole new layer of depressing when you remember that eagles are monogamous. She had loved him and ''only'' him and would have been with him for her whole life...but she didn't get the chance because [[MoralEventHorizon McLeach killed him]].
* It's actually possible to survive going over a waterfall. It's ''usually unlikely'', but it is possible. Survivalists will tell you one of the secrets to surviving a waterfall is to tuck your body into a ball before you hit the water, to absorb the impact (and potentially take less damage from rocks). If you watch [=McLeach=] as he [[DisneyVillainDeath goes over Crocodile Falls]], he seems to tuck his body into a ball just before we see him disappear into the mist.

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* Cody leaves the room with the trapped, sentient, ''talking'' animals, with [=McLeach=] telling him he won't ever see them again. We never see anything that contradicts the obvious implication that he slaughtered them all.
** Well, it did seem like [=McLeach=] immediately tricked Cody into leading him to the Eagle, then tried to kill him, leading directly to [=McLeach=]'s own death. All of this appeared to happen in sequence with no time to go back and kill and skin the animals for sale. There again, though, it raises the question of what happened to the chained up animals. All the characters seemed to just forget they existed. That would mean that they all slowly starved and dehydrated to death. Or worse, if Joanna, who appears to be a Lace Goanna ''(Varanus varius)'', remembered they were all there and went back, the rest of the animals might have had to watch the carrion eater eat them one by one as they died.
*** Frank the frilled-neck lizard, used his tail once to unlock his cage. Surely he could do it again, and successfully get the keys again with Joanna nowhere nearby to stop him.
*** Also, surely Miss Bianca, Jake, and Bernard would go back to free them once Cody told about their fate.
*** Not to mention that, once Cody was safely home, he probably told the authorities all about [=McLeach=] and his poaching operation, including the location of his base. It's not a stretch to assume they would have been rescued and set free.
* Joanna is seen to be afraid of [=McLeach=] -- which leaves open the question of whether she was always that mean.
* Think about how the whole crocodile falls scene in the climax of Down Under must have looked like from Cody's (an eight year old!) point of view.
* Speaking of the crocodile falls, when Mcleach shines a light on them, they immediately go into the water, almost like it's a signal that they associate with something edible going to be given to them. He even yells "That's right babies! Suppertime!" It's very likely that this isn't the first time he's fed someone to crocodiles.
* The death of Marahute's mate gains a whole new layer of depressing when you remember that eagles are monogamous. She had loved him and ''only'' him and would have been with him for her whole life...but she didn't get the chance because [[MoralEventHorizon McLeach killed him]].
* It's actually possible to survive going over a waterfall. It's ''usually unlikely'', but it is possible. Survivalists will tell you one of the secrets to surviving a waterfall is to tuck your body into a ball before you hit the water, to absorb the impact (and potentially take less damage from rocks). If you watch [=McLeach=] as he [[DisneyVillainDeath goes over Crocodile Falls]], he seems to tuck his body into a ball just before we see him disappear into the mist.



* It makes you wonder how mice manage to encode a message in what is presumably the Pacific Fleet Headquarters at Pearl Harbor during the "Message Montage" scene.
** Clearly the R.A.S. has had hackers infiltrating human computer systems for a while. If there's ever a third Rescuers film, the Internet is likely to make their work easier. On the Internet, nobody knows you're a mouse.



* The encoded message (that you see in Hawaii) simply said that the boy had been kidnapped in Australia. Australia is a large continent. How did they know where to go?
** The coordinates from the first report (the one transmitted by those that witnessed the kidnapping) may have been included along with the message. I don't remember actually seeing the message, so its possible.
* When Bernard tries to keep their mission hush-hush, Jake immediately reveals he knows all about the kidnapped boy, proclaiming that it's hard to keep secrets in the outback. But when they get to [=MacLeach=]'s place and hear him taunting Cody about Marahute and the eggs, Jake has no idea what he's talking about, nor does he recognize where they're headed or that Marahute has a nest there. So apparently Jake doesn't know everything going on in the outback.
** FridgeBrilliance: Jake was just trying to impress the tourists.
* So Percival C. [=McLeach=] may have only stuck in school till third grade and may be a lowly poacher, but on several occasions he's shown to be BookDumb but StreetSmart. Then how do you explain his actions towards the golden eagles? Instead of selling them to a zoo or bring them into society possibly making millions, he sells them on the black market. Considering how he's still hunting smaller animals and the way his shack looks, the first golden eagle didn't make him rich, so why should Marahute? Even if all of this can be explained by a greed for money and so forth, he employs Joanna to eat Marahute's eggs so golden eagles can stay rare.. what the fuck is wrong with him? Each of those eggs could be worth millions!
** Not making it past third grade may have something to do with his poor decision making. Also, the father eagle apparantly was brought in dead, and Marahute is alive. That might explain the assumed difference in value.
** Objection, OP. He can't sell them to a zoo ''because he's a wanted man!''
** Another thing about zoos is that you can't just pull a wild animal out of its natural habitat and stick it in a zoo, especially if its not poking its nose dangerously (dangerous to both the animal and any humans) into areas heavily populated by humans, and most of those animals would simply be released somewhere else. No zoo is ever knowingly buy an animal from a poacher, and [=McLeach=] would be pretty obvious as a poacher, having an extremely rare bird in his possession and all.

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* The encoded message (that you see in Hawaii) simply said that the boy had been kidnapped in Australia. Australia is a large continent. How did they know where to go?
** The coordinates from the first report (the one transmitted by those that witnessed the kidnapping) may have been included along with the message. I don't remember actually seeing the message, so its possible.
* When Bernard tries to keep their mission hush-hush, Jake immediately reveals he knows all about the kidnapped boy, proclaiming that it's hard to keep secrets in the outback. But when they get to [=MacLeach=]'s place and hear him taunting Cody about Marahute and the eggs, Jake has no idea what he's talking about, nor does he recognize where they're headed or that Marahute has a nest there. So apparently Jake doesn't know everything going on in the outback.
** FridgeBrilliance: Jake was just trying to impress the tourists.
* So Percival C. [=McLeach=] may have only stuck in school till third grade and may be a lowly poacher, but on several occasions he's shown to be BookDumb but StreetSmart. Then how do you explain his actions towards the golden eagles? Instead of selling them to a zoo or bring them into society possibly making millions, he sells them on the black market. Considering how he's still hunting smaller animals and the way his shack looks, the first golden eagle didn't make him rich, so why should Marahute? Even if all of this can be explained by a greed for money and so forth, he employs Joanna to eat Marahute's eggs so golden eagles can stay rare.. what the fuck is wrong with him? Each of those eggs could be worth millions!
** Not making it past third grade may have something to do with his poor decision making. Also, the father eagle apparantly was brought in dead, and Marahute is alive. That might explain the assumed difference in value.
** Objection, OP. He can't sell them to a zoo ''because he's a wanted man!''
** Another thing about zoos is that you can't just pull a wild animal out of its natural habitat and stick it in a zoo, especially if its not poking its nose dangerously (dangerous to both the animal and any humans) into areas heavily populated by humans, and most of those animals would simply be released somewhere else. No zoo is ever knowingly buy an animal from a poacher, and [=McLeach=] would be pretty obvious as a poacher, having an extremely rare bird in his possession and all.
3rd Jun '17 6:21:57 PM Brandon
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* It's actually possible to survive going over a waterfall. It's ''usually unlikely'', but it is possible. Survivalists will tell you one of the secrets to surviving a waterfall is to tuck your body into a ball before you hit the water, to absorb the impact (and potentially take less damage from rocks). If you watch [=McLeach=] as he [[DisneyVillainDeath goes over Crocodile Falls]], he seems to tuck his body into a ball just before we see him disappear into the mist.
25th Mar '17 12:16:53 PM MagBas
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* Bordering on WMG, but notice how [[UnfortunateImplications all the patrons at the chandelier restaurant are mice,]] [[FantasticRacism while the staff are all cockroaches.]]

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* Bordering on WMG, but notice how [[UnfortunateImplications all the patrons at the chandelier restaurant are mice,]] [[FantasticRacism while the staff are all cockroaches.]]
17th Feb '17 9:28:05 PM Sammettik
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** Not only that. I's all but stated that Marahute is the [[LastOfHisKind last of her kind]], so even if her eggs successfully hatch, her young would have no chance of finding mates, rendering her species functionally extinct.

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** Not only that. I's all but stated that Marahute is the [[LastOfHisKind last of her kind]], so even if her eggs successfully hatch, her young would have no chance of finding mates, rendering her species functionally extinct.
17th Feb '17 9:13:36 PM Sammettik
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* Penny, a seven to nine-year old girl was trapped in a Louisiana Bayou with Snoops, a pathetic, no doubt lonely man in his forties.
** The fact of him being male, adult and lonely aren't really enough to imply fridge horror, assuming you're implying sexual abuse. The world is full of men who aren't, y'know, paedophiles, even the not very nice ones.
31st Jan '17 5:02:53 PM ElSquibbonator
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** Not only that. I's all but stated that Marahute is the [[LastOfHisKind last of her kind]], so even if her eggs successfully hatch, her young would have no chance of finding mates, rendering her species functionally extinct.
7th Jan '17 7:40:48 AM Kyrillion
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** The fact of him being male, adult and lonely aren't really enough to imply fridge horror, assuming you're implying sexual abuse. The world is full of men who aren't, y'know, paedophiles, even the not very nice ones.
8th Dec '16 1:28:37 PM dotchan
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* Oliver's troubles with taking off and landing are actually quite true to life--albatrosses don't fly so much as soar, and so HilarityEnsues whenever they have to interact with the ground in any fashion.
1st Nov '16 10:47:22 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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** I don't know about a cassette, but I've seen LP copies of what amounts to a book on tape (both on Amazon and once even in the flesh (unfortunately, it was already in somebody's hand...oh well.)
9th Sep '16 11:27:09 PM Overlord347
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** Speaking of the crocodile falls, when Mcleach shines a light on them, they immediately go into the water and he yells "That's right babies! Suppertime!" Makes you wonder if he's done something like this before with other people.

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** * Speaking of the crocodile falls, when Mcleach shines a light on them, they immediately go into the water and he water, almost like it's a signal that they associate with something edible going to be given to them. He even yells "That's right babies! Suppertime!" Makes you wonder if It's very likely that this isn't the first time he's done something like this before with other people.fed someone to crocodiles.
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