G | | Animation, Adventure, Crime
The R.A.S. agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a little boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher.
A lifelong Disney fan, Bruce Broughton jumped at the chance to compose the score and turned down an offer to score Home Alone (1990) to work on this film. It just so happens that both movies were released on the same day.
Mugwomp Tower! Mugwomp Tower! This is Albatross 1-3 requesting permision to land. Over!
Jake: Albatross? Let's see.
Jake: Finch, wren, scrub bird, lorikeet, freckled duck, galah, kookaburra, parrot, cockatoo, albatro...
Jake: Alb-Albatross? It-It's a jumbo!
When the French bug, Francois, first greets Bianca at the fancy restaurant, he calls her "Mademoiselle Bianca." After they finish their conversation, he says, "Allow me, Madame." In French, "Mademoiselle" is used for a single woman, and "Madame" for a married or widowed woman (or for very formal address). A native French speaker, as Francois is meant to be, would never use them interchangeably.
In the French version of the movie (which was made in 1991), the beautiful Anne Meson-Poliakoff's Pop song "Bernard Et Bianca Au Pays Des Kangourous" can be heard during the ending credits with Patrice Tison on lead guitar, Bernard Paganotti on bass, Jean-Jacques Milteau on harmonica, Alex Perdigon, Kako Bessot and Patrick Bourgoin on brass ensemble and Charly Doll on drums & percussions. However she and the other musicians appear to be uncredited.