Rescuers Down Under – original production color concept art #1
The Rescuers Down Under (also known as The Rescuers 2: Australia's Most Wanted or Bernard and Bianca in Australia) is a 1990 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 16, 1990. Set in the Australian Outback, the film features the voices of Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor in her final film role, and John Candy. The film centers on Bernard and Bianca travelling to Australia to save a boy named Cody from a bloodthirsty poacher in pursuit of an endangered bird of prey.
The 29th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, the film is the sequel to the 1977 animated film The Rescuers, which was based on the novels of Margery Sharp. This film was the second released during the Disney Renaissance (1989–1999) era, which had begun the year prior with The Little Mermaid, but was a major under-performer at the box-office compared to Mermaid and the other films of the Disney Renaissance era.
John Alvin, who became a close friend of ours, is one of the most prolific and well known of all the cinema artists in history, and belongs in the tiny list of important artists which includes Drew Struzan, Richard Amsel, Bob Peak, and Saul Bass. We are honored to represent the original art of John Alvin, and hope his true fans, new fans, or those who know his very important place in film history will be the ones who will get these wonderful originals. They all come with certificates from his estate. Please call with any questions.