The Rescuers Down Under is one of the unsung classics of the Disney Animated Canon
. It's nothing like the previous Rescuers, which works out to its advantage; the original Rescuers was a somber film that could be downright depressing to watch at times. This film is an action-adventure that could best be described as Disney does Indiana Jones
. Bernard and Bianca are basically the same as they were before, but the real stars of this film are the new characters; Cody, Marahute, and Jake, and on the villains side, Mc Leach
To start with, the animation in this film is some of Disney's best; the opening sequence, where Marahute takes Cody on a flgiht to her nest is nothing short of breathtaking, and the Crowning Music Of Awesome
that accompanies it is forever etched in one's mind; when I heard it playing at the fountain of nations in Epcot
, I felt a rush of incoming nostalgia overwhelming me.
The film itself is great at balancing funny moments, such as "These are not Joanna eggs!
" with thrills. It's a Disney movie that really doesn't deserve to be forgotten the way it is.