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A team of over 415 artists and technicians were required for the production of The Rescuers Down Under.

A team of over 415 artists and technicians were required for the production of The Rescuers Down Under.

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The Rescuers Down Under, The Three Caballeros, Winnie the Pooh and Fantasia 2000 are the only Disney sequels that are part of the Disney canon, as they were produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation.

The Rescuers Down Under, The Three CaballerosWinnie the Pooh and Fantasia 2000 are the only Disney sequels that are part of the Disney canon, as they were produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation.

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The Rescuers Down Under is known asBernard and Bianca in the Land of the Kangaroos in countries where the phrase “Down Under” is not as well known or is deemed as offensive. 

The Rescuers Down Under is known asBernard and Bianca in the Land of the Kangaroos in countries where the phrase “Down Under” is not as well known or is deemed as offensive. 

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McLeach’s full name in The Rescuers Down Under is Percival C. McLeach. He says it just prior to his death.

McLeach’s full name in The Rescuers Down Under is Percival C. McLeach. He says it just prior to his death.

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McLeach’s shotgun in The Rescuers Down Under is a Winchester Model 1912 with heavy modifications including a scope.

McLeach’s shotgun in The Rescuers Down Under is a Winchester Model 1912 with heavy modifications including a scope.

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Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi and Steve Martin were considered for the role of Wilbur in The Rescuers Down Under, but the role went to John Candy.

Dan AykroydJames Belushi and Steve Martin were considered for the role of Wilbur in The Rescuers Down Under, but the role went to John Candy.

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After the poor opening weekend box office for The Rescuers Down Under, Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg ordered all television advertisements for the film pulled.

After the poor opening weekend box office for The Rescuers Down Under, Disney executive Jeffrey Katzenberg ordered all television advertisements for the film pulled.

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On The Rescuers Down Under's initial release, this film was preceded by the Mickey Mouse short subject The Prince and the Pauper: See here: [X]. Interestingly enough this was only the second Mickey Mouse short made since the 1950s, with the first being Mickey’s Christmas Carol which was made to accompany the 1983 re-release of The Rescuers.

On The Rescuers Down Under's initial release, this film was preceded by the Mickey Mouse short subject The Prince and the Pauper: See here: [X]. Interestingly enough this was only the second Mickey Mouse short made since the 1950s, with the first being Mickey’s Christmas Carol which was made to accompany the 1983 re-release of The Rescuers.

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An old Apple keyboard is shown in The Rescuers Down Under when the mice in the Hawaiian Islands receive the message about the kidnapping.

An old Apple keyboard is shown in The Rescuers Down Under when the mice in the Hawaiian Islands receive the message about the kidnapping.

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Clint Eastwood, John Mahoney and Mandy Patinkin were considered for the role of McLeach in The Rescuers Down Under, but it ultimately went to George C. Scott.

Clint Eastwood, John Mahoney and Mandy Patinkin were considered for the role of McLeach in The Rescuers Down Under, but it ultimately went to George C. Scott.

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The Rescuers Down Under was the first Disney animated feature to use fully-rendered CG backgrounds (for the aerial shots of the UN building and the Sydney Opera House, and the globe for the relay sequence).

The Rescuers Down Under was the first Disney animated feature to use fully-rendered CG backgrounds (for the aerial shots of the UN building and the Sydney Opera House, and the globe for the relay sequence).

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The financial failure of The Rescuers Down Under discouraged Disney from releasing later animated sequels theatrically.

The financial failure of The Rescuers Down Under discouraged Disney from releasing later animated sequels theatrically.

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The twisted version of “Home on the Range” that McLeach sings in The Rescuers Down Under was not performed by George C. Scott. It was instead sung by the voice of Joanna, Frank Welker.

The twisted version of “Home on the Range” that McLeach sings in The Rescuers Down Under was not performed by George C. Scott. It was instead sung by the voice of Joanna, Frank Welker.

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Joanna, from The Rescuers Down Under, is a Goanna, which is a monitor lizards found in Australia and southeast Asia.

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In the original Rescuers film, the albatross Orville was voiced by Jim Jordan who died two years before The Rescuers Down Under released. The character was replaced with Orville’s brother Wilbur, voiced by John Candy. This is a reference to the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, the inventors and pilots of the first functional airplane.

In the original Rescuers film, the albatross Orville was voiced by Jim Jordan who died two years before The Rescuers Down Under released. The character was replaced with Orville’s brother Wilbur, voiced by John Candy. This is a reference to the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, the inventors and pilots of the first functional airplane.

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