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Release Date: June 20th, 1991

DVD Release Date: November 17th, 1998

G|1 hr 22 min

Plot Summary
Mrs. Brisby (Elizabeth Hartman), a widowed mouse, must move her children out of their home in a field before the local farmer starts plowing. Unable to leave because her son is ill, Mrs. Brisby seeks the help of nearby rats, who have heightened intelligence after being the subjects of scientific experiments. She receives an unexpected gift from the elder rat, Nicodemus (Derek Jacobi). Soon Mrs. Brisby is caught in a conflict among the rats, jeopardizing her mission to save her family.

Cast: Elizabeth Hartman, Derek Jacobi, Dom DeLuise, Shannen Doherty, Edie McClurg, John Carradine, Wil Wheaton, Peter Strauss

Director: Don Bluth

Genres: Family, Fantasy, Animated

Production Co: Aurora, Don Bluth

Keywords: Rescue, Family, House, Quest, Moving, Engaging, Tense, Mother, Underdog