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Rescuers, The
Genre: Animation

Reviewed In Issue 74 (July 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

The Voice Talents Of Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor & Geraldine Page

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes The Ultimate Case interactive game, the nine-minute Three Blind Mouseketeers animated short, a 31-minute Walt Disney program A True Life Adventure: Water Birds, a brief segment showcasing Disney villains, a great scrapbook of Rescuers art and secrets, and

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 21618
(MPAA Rating): G
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(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 77
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1977
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/20/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Wolfgang Reitherman, John Lounsbery & Art Stevens
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"The Rescuers" tells the sweet story of shy but brave Bernard the mouse (Newhart) and his glamorous little friend Miss Bianca (Gabor) who must rescue a little girl from the clutches of wicked Madame Medusa (Page). Based on the stories of Margery Sharp. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced and windowboxed/pillarboxed 1.66:1 DVD exhibits a traditionally animated picture with a classic appearance that will certainly be appreciated by adults. The picture can look quite satisfying at times, despite dated characteristics and a slightly soft appearance. Colors are rich and nicely saturated, with lovely hues throughout. The picture is quite solid, though flecks of dirt and artifacts are inherent in the source element, as well as occasional grain. (Suzanne Hodges)

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