5. The Rescuers Down Under
One of the most exciting things about Disney Plus is just how many of Disney’s animated feature films are now available for an entirely new generation to stream. Forget about the so-called “Disney Vault” and, possibly, waiting until your kids think they’re too old to watch “cartoons.” The classics are now at your fingertips, available to stream and download for your personal use.
That brings us to The Rescuers Down Under. When people think about Disney’s animated films, this probably isn’t the first one that comes to mind; but as “the first ever animated sequel made by Disney” and “first fully digital feature film,” it’s definitely one of the most important ’90s movies on Disney Plus for you to watch.
What it’s about: Maybe we should back up and talk about 1977’s The Rescuers, which is also on Disney Plus. This was Disney’s take on Margery Sharp’s book series about Miss Bianca, a mouse whose mission in life was, well, to rescue those in need—both animals and humans. In The Rescuers Down Under, Miss Bianca and fellow Rescue Aid Society member Bernard take a trip to Australia to save a boy and his new best friend, Marahuté the golden eagle.
Why you should watch it on Disney Plus: The Rescuers Down Under is just too good not to watch. The infamous film critic Roger Ebert gave the film three out of four stars, saying:
"Animation can give us the glory of sights and experiences that are impossible in the real world, and one of those sights, in “The Rescuers Down Under,” is of a little boy clinging to the back of a soaring eagle. The flight sequence and many of the other action scenes in this new Disney animated feature create an exhilaration and freedom that are liberating. And the rest of the story is fun, too."
If such a high recommendation isn’t enough to get you to stream this one, then the history-making aspects listed above hopefully will.