Disney’s 30 Day Animated Feature Challenge
Day 10. Favorite animal couple
Bernard and Miss Bianca, from The Rescuers (1977)and The Rescuers Down Under (1991).Seriously underrated movies (though I personally prefer the sequel) and an underrated couple. Bernard and Bianca are members of the Rescue Aid Society (R.A.S.) which is run by mice as an effort to save the children of the world. Bernard originally started off as a janitor, and Miss Bianca a new yet respected member of the Society. After a letter in a bottle, sent by a desperate Penny, was found by the Society, Bianca volunteered to take on the assignment, and chose the timid Bernard as her counterpart. Despite their apparent impossible mission, and their opposite personalities, somehow these made the perfect partners…. and couple. Bianca is extremely feminine, regarding her clothes, perfume, and overall appearance, yet also is much more adventurous and strong than you would think. Bernard is soft-spoken, timid, easily cautioned, and a shy romantic, whereas his lady partner is almost oblivious to romantic affiliations. Just on the outside, they would seem like a disastrous pairing, and yet their combined efforts make each rescue pull off successfully.
I’ve always loved these two, especially with growing up with the second film, where Bernard tries so hard to propose to Miss Bianca, and I love how he never said her name without “Miss” until near the end of the film. It shows he always held her with high respect, but as the plot progresses, he can’t help but express his affection for her, even if in a subtle manner of using her name directly. He even reuses “Miss Bianca” when he finally proposes, the little gentleman, er, gentlemouse <3
What else can I say? These two rescuers are awesome fighters and an adorable couple. <3 <3