The Rescuers : 3 of 5
I can remember seeing The Rescuers in the theater back in 1977, and I liked the little adventuresome mice and how they saved the orphan Penny. This movie has finally come out on DVD (I'll never understand why the sequel has been out for years before the original), and it's good to see it again, through entirely different eyes. There are some great things about this movie - some cool character animation and emotion, along with some funny gags with the cute swamp hillbilly animals (and who doesn't like Evenrude the dragonfly?). But there are also terrible things, such as the ultra-lame music - sure, it was the 70s, but this soundtrack is just a total snoozer, even in the "exciting" parts! Medusa is a pretty good villain, and well animated (such as when she removes her false eyelashes), but she seems a little too Cruella DeVille to me. It just goes to show that great animation can't carry an entire movie on it's own - it's got to be a complete package for a Disney classic.