On Friday, January 8, the Walt Disney Company recalled 3.4 million copies
of "The Rescuers" video release due to two objectionable non-consecutive
frames in the 110,000-frame movie. The frames in question feature a
live-action naked torso of a female in a background image inserted as a gag
by a cameraman when the movie was originally filmed in the 1970s. The 1992
home video release of the animated film didn't use the original print and
therefore didn't have the objectionable images. Under ordinary viewing
circumstances, the two images cannot be seen since they advance at the rate
of 30 frames per second on video. However, the company has said that it is
making the recall to keep its promise to families that they can trust and
rely on the Disny brand to provide the finest in family entertainment.
Customers who have bought the video since its January 5 release may return
the video for exchange by C.O.D. mail to:
Buena Viste Home Entertainment
1240 E. 230th St.
Carson, CA 90745.
For more information, call 1-800-723-4763 or 1-888-877-2843 (Canadian