Cinema: Furry Fun THE RESCUERS DOWN UNDER

Directed by Hendel Butoy and Mike Gabriel; Screenplay by Jim Cox, Karey Kirkpatrick, Byron Simpson and Joe Ranft

THE RESCUERS DOWN UNDER

Directed by Hendel Butoy and Mike Gabriel; Screenplay by Jim Cox, Karey Kirkpatrick, Byron Simpson and Joe Ranft

Boy saves golden eagle from poacher's trap. Eagle saves boy from nasty fall off towering cliff. Evil poacher kidnaps boy, tries to force him to tell where eagle aerie is. Rescue team flies in and saves everybody, including a zoo's worth of exotic creatures the villain has also captured.

Sounds like your standard kidventure picture, doesn't it? But that judgment reckons without the transforming power of animation, which in this case offers a fascinating study in contrasts. The setting...

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