The Rescuers Down Under

October 20, 2011 at 11:44 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
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When I was a kid, there were certain movies that just took me away… Miyazaki films definitely fell into that category, as did most films from the Disney Renaissance. One in particular, was The Rescuers Down Under. It’s certainly one of the more lesser known films during that era, but it is one of my favorites. The story is about a boy in Australia who befriends a giant Golden Eagle after rescuing her from a poacher’s trap. Shortly after, the same poacher kidnaps the boy in hopes of getting him to reveal the Golden Eagle’s nest. In order to save him, a team of very brave little mice (Bernard and Miss Biana from the Rescuers Society) travel to Australia and begin searching for him… If you haven’t seen this film, this scene in and of itself makes it worth watching:

The film also had very beautiful music (composed by Bruce Broughton). Here is my piano video tribute. I arranged this when I was around 10 because I fell in love with the film and its score. I’m such a sucker for films where a human befriends an animal or otherworldly creature (Iron Giant, How to Train your Dragon, The Water Horse, etc.)… Anyways, hope you enjoy!

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