The Rescuers is released

The Rescuers is a 1977 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Productions and first released on June 22, 1977.

The twenty-third film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the film is about the Rescue Aid Society, an international mouse organization, headquartered in New York and shadowing the United Nations, dedicated to helping abduction victims around the world at large. Two of these mice, a hesitant Bernard (Bob Newhart) and the elegant Miss Bianca (Eva Gabor), set about rescuing Penny (Michelle Stacy), a kidnapped girl, who is being held against her will by treasure seeker Madame Medusa (Geraldine Page).