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Characters: The Rescuers
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    Both films 


"It could be - uh - dangerous."
Voiced by: Bob Newhart


"If only I was a ten foot mouse. I'd show her!"
Voiced by: Eva Gabor

  • Adventure Duo: With Bernard, but she enjoys it much more than he does.
  • Dude Magnet: All mice dudes swoon over her.
  • Genre Savvy: Knew from the beginning that Bernard would be more helpful than her fellow delegates in rescuing Penny. Also knew he'd save them in the sequel.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her Iconic Outfit with the purple bow.
  • Happily Engaged: Bernard finally gets to do his proposal to her at the end of Down Under. She accepts.
  • Hello, Nurse!: Most notable with the reaction shots of the various diplomats at the beginning of The Rescuers.
  • Jumped at the Call: She is a thrill seeker, and she knows it.
  • The Lancer: She would be the hero, but she's just not enough of an Action Girl to overshadow Bernard, especially after the latter's sudden badassery in Down Under.
  • Light is Good: She has completely white fur.
  • Mama Bear: Is fiercely protective of both kids in both movies; the quote under her picture above is directed at Medusa, who was very cruel to little Penny.
  • Nice Hat
  • Nice Mice: Bianca is probably one of the kindest mice you could find. The way she genuinely cares about Penny and Cody is rather touching.
  • Official Couple: With Bernard.
  • Pigeon Holed Voice Actor: A tad, but Eva Gabor's previous Disney role (Duchess in The Aristocats) was also a white-furred, classy Uptown Girl falling for someone of much lower social status.
  • Pinball Protagonist: Unfortunately, her screentime and plot part in Down Under was much less than in the original Rescuers.
  • Power of Trust: How she cheers up Penny.
  • Pretty in Mink
  • Slapstick Knows no Gender: The crocodiles and Medusa show her no mercy.
  • Sleep Cute: She intentionally falls asleep on Bernard's shoulder.
  • Spoiled Sweet: She's a rich, high-class Hungarian diplomat.. and also a kind and brave adventurer venturing into danger to save human children.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: She fancies Bernard right from the start and does not waste any time being subtle with her affections, but he's hesitant because she's so much more powerful and important than him. He finally gives in though after they save Penny together. They progress as a couple slowly and mostly off-screen but Bernard finally proposes to her post-climax in DU and she gleefully accepts, making them the Official Couple.
  • Uptown Girl: She falls for a janitor.

    The Rescuers 


Voiced by: Michelle Stacy

  • Badass Adorable
  • Companion Cube: She carries her teddy bear everywhere with her and treats it like her own child. Medusa later holds the bear hostage when she sends Penny into the caves again, telling her she'd better find the diamond or she'll never get the teddy back. It works.
  • Damsel out of Distress: She managed to arrange a rescue for herself with a Message in a Bottle. Normally that would be no easy task given how close a watch Medusa keeps over her, but it's implied she sent the bottles out only when Medusa wasn't around.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: Penny is surprised, to say the least, that her rescue party is a pair of mice. She was apparently expecting the police.
  • Generic Cuteness: Medusa calls Penny "homely" at one point. Even if Medusa wasn't merely saying that to be a jerk (and she was), Penny certainly isn't drawn homely.
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Again, the teddy bear.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Penny has golden-brown hair, and aside from sneaking extra ginger snaps at lunch once, she's completely nice and innocent. (Besides, she snuck those ginger snaps to give to Rufus.)
  • Heartwarming Orphan
  • Kid Hero
  • Little Miss Badass
  • Panty Shot: Twice, but played completely innocently in both cases. First, the alligators rip her panties by accident when catching her for Medusa, and second, she shows off said ripped panties to Bernard and Bianca as a demonstration of how nasty Medusa's alligators can be.
  • Parental Abandonment: She's an orphan for most of the film.
  • Poke the Poodle: She once took extra ginger snaps at lunch, and to quote, "We're not supposed to do that." She snuck those ginger snaps to give to Rufus. Rufus chuckles that he won't tell anyone.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal


Voiced by: Jim Jordan


Voiced by: John McIntire

  • Brick Joke: Penny doesn't know how to carry a cat. Poor Rufus ends up in a very uncomfortable and undignified posture, both in his flashback and in the TV interview at the end.
  • Cats Are Mean: Subverted; he's a true friend to Penny, and he's no threat to Bernard and Bianca.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Friend to All Living Things: Prefers talking to mice, not attacking them. Though he implies that he's mellowed with age.

Madame Medusa

"What makes you think anyone would want a homely little girl like you?"
Voiced by: Geraldine Page

Mr. Snoops

Voiced by: Joe Flynn

    Down Under 


Voiced by: Adam Ryen



Voiced by: Tristan Rogers


Voiced by: John Candy

  • Big Brother Instinct: He almost immediately agrees to fly Bernard and Bianca to Australia when they confirm that a child (Cody) is in danger.
  • Butt Monkey: Far more so than Orville.
  • Children Are Innocent: A firm believer of this, which is what convinces him to go on the rescue mission, despite his former reluctance (it would have required flying through a massive blizzard).
  • Giant Flyer: Justified because he's an albatross.
  • Large Ham
  • Meaningful Name: Just like Orville.
  • Sibling Team: Wilbur is Orville's brother, they apparently run the airline business together.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Orville due to the death of Orville's voice actor.

Percival C. McLeach

"I didn't make it all the way through third grade for nothing!"
Voiced by: George C Scott

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