Bernardo e Bianca na Terra dos Cangurus (Brazil)
Bernard und Bianca im Känguruhland (Germany)
Los rescatadores en Cangurolandia (Spain)
Bernard et Bianca au pays des kangourous (France)
Bianca e Bernie nella terra dei canguri (Italy)
The Rescuers Down Under in 3-D (USA) (3-D version)
Intrada tackles Disney world of animation soundtracks with expanded premiere of rousing, tuneful Bruce Broughton score for The Rescuers Down Under, sequel to famed studio's 1977 cartoon feature The Rescuers. Mike Gabriel, Hendel Butoy direct, Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, George C. Scott, John Candy, Adam Ryen provide voices, Bruce Broughton scores. His first animation movie music is robust, melodic, exciting, powerful. Aerial adventures of Bernard and Bianca as they travel to Australia on rescue mission inspire Broughton to create not one but two major themes in soaring fashion. One is winding idea in sunny major key that moves up and down in equal doses, the other is forward-leaping idea in lydian mode that propels much of the action. But Broughton has so much more to say, with moments for romance, humor, color, down under locale… and dynamic, wildly profuse action. The excitement never stops until the event-filled journey is over! Disney released 35 minutes of highlights on CD at time of movie's release. Intrada CD offers everything from that 1990 album but now expands entire presentation to 63 minutes plus an additional 10 minutes of alternates. Highlights of previously unreleased material are many but deserving special spotlight are several dynamic, aggressive sequences for evil poacher McLeach (George C. Scott) - almost all of them absent from earlier album. Aggressive ideas for villainous character feature dynamic, chopping figures for trombone, slashing responses from upper brass. Entire recording benefits from unusually crisp performances, captured in sizzling manner by Robert Fernandez at Warner Bros.Studios with additional recording done by Armin Steiner at 20th Century Fox Studios. Entire CD mastered from digital two-track scoring session mixes courtesy Disney. One of legendary composer Bruce Broughton's most dynamic soundtracks ever! Informative notes by Tim Greiving, flipper-style booklet cover design by Joe Sikoryak gives listeners choice of new artwork taken from exciting theatrical poster campaign or dramatic 1990 album cover. Bruce Broughton composes, conducts. Intrada Special Collection CD available while quantities and interest remain!