In a recent social media post, “Jeopardy!” champion Ken Jennings called for another sequel to a popular Disney animated film. In fact, he makes an argument for why making the third film in this animated series is a very good decision for the famous company.
So, what Disney film franchise does one of the most famous “Jeopardy!” champions of all time think needs another film? According to his Aug. 5, 2021, tweet on his Twitter account, Ken Jennings wants to see a third installment in the “The Rescuers” universe.
Here’s what he had to say on the matter: “It’s important that we make a third “The Rescuers” while Bob Newhart is still with us. Eva Gabor died in the ‘90s of course so as I see it the movie begins with him visiting Miss Bianca’s grave.”
Ken Jennings wasn’t alone in his feelings that “The Rescuers” get a third film. As of the evening hours of Wednesday, Aug. 5, more than 350 people had liked the “Jeopardy!” champion’s tweet.
‘Jeopardy!’ Icon Ken Jennings’ Recent Tweet Encourages Fans to Revisit Disney Animated Films
Thanks to his recent tweet, “Jeopardy!” legend Ken Jennings has reminded his followers about a lesser-known Disney franchise. That franchise is of course, “The Rescuers” films.
According to IMDb, the first of these films – “The Rescuers” – was released in 1977. The plot was, “Two mice of the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters.”
The cast of this Disney film includes Bob Newhart as Bernard, Eva Gabor as Miss Bianca, Geraldine Page as Madame Medusa, and Joe Flynn as Mr. Snoops.
You can watch the trailer for Disney’s “The Rescuers” below.
“The Rescuers” was such a popular film that Disney chose to produce a sequel. This follow-up was the 1990 film, “The Rescuers Down Under.”
According to IMDb, the 1990 film had both Bob Newhart and Eva Gabor return to their roles from the original animated film. The sequel also saw beloved Hollywood star John Candy join the cast as the character of Wilbur. Hollywood legend George C. Scott added his voice to the character of McLeach in this animated film.
In his recent tweet, “Jeopardy!’ legend Ken Jennings references the death of Eva Gabor. He also points out that Bob Newhart is still alive. Eva Gabor, who also appeared as Lisa Douglas in the classic television sitcom “Green Acres,” passed away in 1995. She was 76 years old at the time of her death.
Lending her voice to “The Rescuers” and “The Rescuers Down Under” was not the only Disney film Eva Gabor worked on during her Hollywood career. She also voiced the character of Duchess in the 1970 animated film, “The Aristocats.”
Bob Newhart is now 91 years old. So, if Disney wants to make another “The Rescuers” sequel that includes him, they really shouldn’t waste their time!