Disney planned to release The Rescuers since July 1998 in this format on January 5, 1999. The tape was recalled 3 days after its original release due to an objectionable image in one scene, but it returned to the stock shelves on March 23, 1999. The video was later discontinued in January 2000.


Buckle up for a thrilling adventure in Disney's 23rd animated masterpiece -- a timeless tale overflowing with action, suspense and extraordinary characters you can't help but love!

Join the shy but brave mouse Bernard and his glamorous partner, Miss Bianca -- two tiny heroes on a great big mission to save a young girl named Penny, who has sent an urgent call for help! Taking off on the wings of their trusted albatross friend, Orville, Bernard and Bianca soar to the marshy swamp of Devil's Bayou. There they find themselves on the riverboat hideout of the hilariously evil Madame Medusa, who needs Penny to retrieve the world's largest diamond. But before Bernard and Bianca can bring Penny safely home, they'll have to enlist the help of some spirited local swamp critters in order to outwit Medusa -- and outrun her pet crocodiles, Nero and Brutus!

Featuring the unforgettable voice talents of Bob Newhart and Eva Gabor, as well as Oscar®-nominated music*, "The Rescuers" is high-flying fun you'll want to share with your family again and again! Michael Medved New York Post

VHS Supplements

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens September 1997
2 Walt Disney Company intro November 1998
3 Video preview for Mulan September 1998
4 Trailer for Sing a Song with Pooh Bear November 1998
5 Video preview for 101 Dalmatians September 1998
6 Video preview for Frank and Ollie September 1998
7 Trailer for The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit November 1998
9 Commercial for The Wonderful World of Disney November 1998
10 Mouse Works cartoon November 1998
11 Feature Presentation Q4 1991
12 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo September 1994
13 The Rescures (restored verison) July 1998

Later copies contained these:

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens September 1997
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo November 1991
3 Video preview for Mighty Joe Young February 1999
4 Video preview for Alice in Wonderland/Robin Hood February 1999
5 Trailer for Madeline: Lost in Paris (Version 1) January 1999
6 Commercial for The Wonderful World of Disney November 1998
7 Mouse Works cartoon November 1998
8 Feature Presentation Q4 1991
9 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection Logo September 1994
10 The Rescuers (restored version) July 1998

Advertised on:

  1. Lady and the Tramp (1998 VHS)
  2. The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Story (VHS)
  3. How the Toys Saved Christmas (VHS)
  4. The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998 VHS)
  5. The Parent Trap (VHS/DVD)
  6. Air Bud: Golden Receiver (VHS/DVD)
  7. Mighty Joe Young (VHS/DVD)

In Other Countries

Country of origin Format Release date
Australia VHS March 20, 1998
Japan VHS March 17, 2000