History YMMV / TheRescuers

31st May '16 7:38:46 AM dsneybuf
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* SequelDisplacement: Some fans of ''Down Under'' have never heard of the original film. It doesn't help that ''Down Under'' came to video, as part of the WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics series, ''one year'' before the original joined it in the line, due to following ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' in the Canon. (The original ''Rescuers'' was reissued around the same time as ''Mermaid's'' theatrical release, but ''Disney/PeterPan'''s reissue that same year earned more money, prompting Disney to have it follow ''Mermaid'' in the Classics line instead of ''Rescuers''.)[[note]]Surprisingly, ''Down Under'' also beat ''The Rescuers'' to DVD, by ''three'' years.[[/note]]

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* SequelDisplacement: Some fans of ''Down Under'' have never heard of the original film. It doesn't help that ''Down Under'' came to video, as part of the WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics series, ''one year'' before the original joined it in the line, due to following ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' in the Canon. (The original ''Rescuers'' was reissued around the same time as ''Mermaid's'' theatrical release, but ''Disney/PeterPan'''s after that year's ''Disney/PeterPan'' reissue that same year earned more money, prompting Disney decided to have it follow ''Mermaid'' in the Classics line instead of ''Rescuers''.)[[note]]Surprisingly, ''Down Under'' also beat ''The Rescuers'' to DVD, by ''three'' years.[[/note]]
31st May '16 7:26:10 AM dsneybuf
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* SequelDisplacement: Some fans of ''Down Under'' have never heard of the original film. It doesn't help that ''Down Under'' came to video, as part of the WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics series, ''one year'' before the original joined it in the line, due to following ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' in the Canon. (The original ''Rescuers'' was reissued around the same time as ''Mermaid's'' theatrical release, though, but ''Disney/PeterPan'', reissued that same year, followed ''Mermaid'' in the Classics line instead of ''Rescuers''.)[[note]]Surprisingly, ''Down Under'' also beat ''The Rescuers'' to DVD, by ''three'' years.[[/note]]

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* SequelDisplacement: Some fans of ''Down Under'' have never heard of the original film. It doesn't help that ''Down Under'' came to video, as part of the WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics series, ''one year'' before the original joined it in the line, due to following ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' in the Canon. (The original ''Rescuers'' was reissued around the same time as ''Mermaid's'' theatrical release, though, but ''Disney/PeterPan'', reissued ''Disney/PeterPan'''s reissue that same year, followed year earned more money, prompting Disney to have it follow ''Mermaid'' in the Classics line instead of ''Rescuers''.)[[note]]Surprisingly, ''Down Under'' also beat ''The Rescuers'' to DVD, by ''three'' years.[[/note]]
30th May '16 6:30:29 PM dsneybuf
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* SequelDisplacement: Some fans of ''Down Under'' have never heard of the original film. It doesn't help that ''Down Under'' came to video, as part of the WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics series, ''one year'' before the original joined it, due to following ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' in the Canon. (The original ''Rescuers'' was reissued around the same time as ''Mermaid's'' theatrical release, though, but ''Disney/PeterPan'', reissued that same year, followed ''Mermaid'' in the Classics line instead of ''Rescuers''.)

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* SequelDisplacement: Some fans of ''Down Under'' have never heard of the original film. It doesn't help that ''Down Under'' came to video, as part of the WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics series, ''one year'' before the original joined it, it in the line, due to following ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' in the Canon. (The original ''Rescuers'' was reissued around the same time as ''Mermaid's'' theatrical release, though, but ''Disney/PeterPan'', reissued that same year, followed ''Mermaid'' in the Classics line instead of ''Rescuers''.))[[note]]Surprisingly, ''Down Under'' also beat ''The Rescuers'' to DVD, by ''three'' years.[[/note]]
30th May '16 2:01:10 PM dsneybuf
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* SequelDisplacement: Some fans of ''Down Under'' have never heard of the original film (it doesn't help that it followed ''The Little Mermaid's'' lead and came to video as part of the ''[[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Walt Disney Classics]]'' series ''one year'' before the original joined it in that same video line due to it being the next film after ''Mermaid'' (The original ''Rescuers'' was reissued around the same time as ''Mermaid's'' theatrical release, though, but ''Disney/PeterPan'' was reissued that same year and followed ''Mermaid'' in the ''Classics'' line instead of ''Rescuers''.

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* SequelDisplacement: Some fans of ''Down Under'' have never heard of the original film (it film. It doesn't help that it followed ''The Little Mermaid's'' lead and ''Down Under'' came to video video, as part of the ''[[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Walt Disney Classics]]'' series WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics series, ''one year'' before the original joined it in that same video line it, due to it being following ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' in the next film after ''Mermaid'' Canon. (The original ''Rescuers'' was reissued around the same time as ''Mermaid's'' theatrical release, though, but ''Disney/PeterPan'' was ''Disney/PeterPan'', reissued that same year and year, followed ''Mermaid'' in the ''Classics'' Classics line instead of ''Rescuers''.)
15th Mar '16 11:21:56 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* ContestedSequel: Opinions are split on which of the two movies is superior. Although the first is the most well-known, ''Down Under'' seems to have rapidly gathered a lot of fans after Creator/DougWalker put it on a list of Underrated Nostalgic Classics with movies such as ''Film/TheRocketeer'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''. Likewise the Nostalgia Chick didn't include it on her list of bad Disney sequels, pointing out in the followup Least Awful Disney Sequels that it doesn't even belong ''there'' as it's not awful at all.

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* ContestedSequel: Opinions are split on which of the two movies is superior. Although superior: although the first is the most well-known, ''Down Under'' seems to have rapidly gathered a lot of fans after Creator/DougWalker put it on a list of Underrated Nostalgic Classics with movies such as ''Film/TheRocketeer'', ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh'' and ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''. Likewise the Nostalgia Chick didn't include it on her list of bad Disney sequels, pointing out in the followup Least Awful Disney Sequels that it doesn't even belong ''there'' as it's not awful at all. On the other hand, and popularity aside, fans of the first movie (for its charm, quiet pace, cute and moving characters) will tell you that ''Down Under'' might be a good adventure flick, but that in their opinion it's not what ''The Rescuers'' should be ''about''.
7th Feb '16 8:31:24 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: While the movie's reception tends to be mixed (though leaning towards positive), Madame Medusa is often considered to be Milt Kahl's best work of animation
25th Jan '16 5:20:13 PM KoopaKid17
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* ToughActToFollow: ''Down Under'' was met with this reaction after ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' started the Disney Renaissance. The film received lukewarm reviews and being released on the same day as ''Film/HomeAlone'' didn't help.



* WinBackTheCrowd: After several years of several films of varying quality that suffered from not having Walt Disney at the helm owing to his death, ''The Rescuers'' was at the time a badly-needed success for The Walt Disney Company and considered one of its better outings of that era (which made it an important step toward ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' and the Disney Renaissance; Disney was clearly aware of this due to having the sequel be the second film of the Renaissance and the first film using the CAPS system (though it failed at the box office, the animation pioneering it did bring was crucial to the success of ''Beauty And The Beast'', the third film of the Renaissance).

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* WinBackTheCrowd: After several years of several films of varying quality that suffered from not having Walt Disney at the helm owing to his death, ''The Rescuers'' was at the time a badly-needed success for The Walt Disney Company and considered one of its better outings of that era (which which made it an important step toward ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' and the Disney Renaissance; Disney was clearly aware of this due to having the sequel be the second film of the Renaissance and the first film using the CAPS system (though it failed at the box office, the animation pioneering it did bring was crucial to the success of ''Beauty And The Beast'', the third film of the Renaissance). Renaissance).
20th Jan '16 5:54:56 PM SunriseWarrior
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* MagnumOpus: While the movie's reception tends to be mixed(though leaning towards positive), Madame Medusa is often considered to be Milt Kahl's best work of animation

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* MagnumOpus: While the movie's reception tends to be mixed(though mixed (though leaning towards positive), Madame Medusa is often considered to be Milt Kahl's best work of animation
9th Jan '16 5:34:11 PM mlsmithca
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* ParvumOpus: ''The Rescuers Down Under'' is one of the contenders for this of the Disney Renaissance; it's the only one of those films to actually bomb hard at the box office (the gross of the other Renaissance movies all exceeded their final budget), and, while still well received, has lower ratings than the original film from the Dark Age.
3rd Jan '16 10:15:47 PM jameygamer
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* {{Sequelitis}}: The second film got some good reception, but became the sole financial bust of the Disney Renaissance (and only one of two during Jeffrey Katzenberg's Disney career, the other being ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''). It also has a lower RT rating than the original Dark Age Disney classic, though still in fresh territory.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: The second film got some good reception, but became the sole financial bust of the Disney Renaissance (and only one of two Disney Animation bombs during Jeffrey Katzenberg's Disney career, the other being ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''). It also has a lower RT rating than the original Dark Age Disney classic, though still in fresh territory.
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