The Rescuers Down Under, Disney's 29rd
feature film, came to the screen on
November 10, 1990.
In Australia, the young Cody discovers that evil poacher Perceval McLeach has captured
the magnificent eagle, Marahute. He manages to set her free- only to be kidnapped himself
and see Marahute later recaptured. A frantic call for help goes out to the Rescue Aid
Society, which sends Miss Bianca and Bernard to help Cody. The two are aided by Wilbur
the albatross, Jake, a kangaroo mouse, and Frank, a frill-necked lizard. Together Cody
and his animal friends outwit McLeach and free his animal prisoners-including Marahute.
The Rescuers Down Under is based on the characters from the hit 1977 Disney animated
feature The Rescuers, which in turn was based on the novels Miss Bianca and The Rescuers,
by Margery Sharp. The Rescuers Down Under is the first sequel ever made to a Disney