This movie was planned for a VHS release since January 1991, only two months after its theatrical release (November 16, 1990), with the first copies being printed on April 1991, followed by its official release date on September 20, 1991. It was also the first ever second-generation film on VHS within the Walt Disney Animation Studios films. This video remained in stores until April 30, 1993.


Hold on tight for a thrilling, fast-paced adventure unlike any other with The Rescuers Down Under! The world's bravest mice, Bernard and Miss Bianca, answer a call for help from deep in the heart of Australia's vast and unpredictable Outback! With a crazy crew of local critters, these top mouse agents rush to the aid of Cody, a young boy struggling to save a magnificent eagle from a ruthless poacher. But with restless natives and unexpected dangers popping up at every turn, who knows if they'll come to the rescue in time! Say "G'Day" to a classic Disney adventure full of unforgettable characters and incredible animation in this down-under delight you'll cherish for years to come!

VHS Supplements

1991 VHS

Video Creation date
1 Red warning screens September 1984
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo August 1986
3 Video preview for The Jungle Book April 1991
4 Feature Presentation November 1988
5 Walt Disney Classics logo June 1989
6 The Rescuers Down Under November 1990

1992 VHS

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens September 1991
2 Walt Disney Classics logo June 1989
3 The Rescuers Down Under November 1990

Advertised on:

Theatrical Release

  1. Peter Pan (1990 VHS)

1991 VHS

  1. The Jungle Book (1991 VHS)
  2. Robin Hood (1991 VHS)
  3. The Brave Little Toaster (1991 VHS)

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
UK May 1992
Australia September 11, 1992
Japan April 19, 1996

Television broadcasts

The Rescuers Down Under premiered on the Disney Channel on November 21, 1992, and aired there for many years during its moratorium throughout the 1990s. In 1995, it aired in Spring; in 1996 and 1997, it aired throughout the summer; in 1998, it aired almost every month of that year; and in 1999, it only aired once, on October 10.

The Rescuers Down Under was also seen after The Rescuers on off-network syndication on December 1, 1996.



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