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 8, 1984
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo October 4, 1986
3 Video preview for The Jungle Book July 11, 1991
4 Feature Presentation April 18, 1989
5 Walt Disney Classics logo September 28, 1989
6 The Rescuers Down Under November 16, 1990

On the third reissue the warnings, the preview is different and the Feature Presentation bumper is different

1992 VHS

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens September 7, 1991
2 Walt Disney Classics logo September 28, 1989
3 The Rescuers Down Under November 16, 1990

On the Canadian Copies have the 1988 Walt Disney Classics Logo prototype version, instead of the 1989 logo.

Advertised on:


  1. Peter Pan (September 21, 1990)


  1. Ducktales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (March 15, 1991)
  2. The Jungle Book (May 3, 1991)
  3. Robin Hood (July 12, 1991)
  4. The Brave Little Toaster (July 12, 1991)

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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