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This VHS was planned since June 19, 1992, three years after it was last seen in theaters (starting on November 4, 1997) and after 101 Dalmatians was released. It was released on September 18, 1992.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

From the bright lights of New York City to the marshy swamps of the bayou, Disney's thrilling adventure classic follows the courageous exploits of two brave mice, Bernard and Miss Bianca.  Answering an urgent call from The Rescue Aid Society, they take off atop the trusty albatross Orville in their quest to rescue a little orphan named Penny from Madame Medusa -- a creepy criminal obsessed with finding the world's biggest diamond. But first they must outwit a pair of outrageous crocodiles before enlisting a spirited army of lovable swamp critters in a full scale invasion of Medusa's riverboat fortress!  Overflowing with action, music and brilliant Disney animation, The Rescuers is a timeless tale of heroism, friendship and teamwork that will entertain the entire family for years to come!

VHS Supplements[edit | edit source]

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens June 19, 1992
2 Sneak preview #2 for Aladdin August 21, 1992
3 Video preview for Beauty and the Beast July 17, 1992
4 Video preview of The Great Mouse Detective September 18, 1992
5 Feature Presentation June 19, 1992
6 Walt Disney Classics Logo September 28, 1989
7 The Rescuers November 4, 1997
8 Disney's Sing-Along Songs promo June 19, 1992
9 Trailer for The Rocketeer June 12, 1991
10 Walt Disney's Studio Film Collection promo September 7, 1991
11 Video preview for Father of the Bride April 10, 1992
12 Video preview for The Jungle Book July 12, 1991
13 Video preview for The Rescuers Down Under March 15, 1991
14 Touchstone Home Video promo October 19, 1990

The early copies do not have an Aladdin trailer.

The laserdisc version of this film contains the 1988 Walt Disney Classics logo and no previews.

Advertised on:[edit | edit source]

  1. The Great Mouse Detective (1992 VHS) (August 21, 1992)
  2. So Dear to My Heart (1992 VHS) (September 18, 1992)
  3. The Rescuers (1992 Demo Tape) (September 18, 1992)

In Other Countries[edit | edit source]

Country of origin Release date
UK April 1991
South Korea July 30, 1991
Australia April 17, 1992
Japan June 25, 1995
UK (re-release) September 1997

Television broadcasts[edit | edit source]

The Rescuers first aired on the Disney Channel on February 12, 1994. It aired twice more in late Winter 1994, from late Winter to early Spring in 1995, and four times from March to September in 1996. It also aired on off-network syndication on December 1, 1996.

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