The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue is a 1998 direct-to-video animated film produced by MGM Animation and the sequel to the 1982 animated film The Secret of NIMH. In the film, Timothy Brisby, the youngest son of Jonathan and Mrs. Brisby, goes to Thorn Valley wanting to become a hero like his father. Martin becomes corrupted and evil (although not by choice), and Timothy must confront him in order to save the Rats. At Thorn Valley, Timothy learns from a young girl mouse that the mice who were presumed to have been killed during the escape from NIMH are still alive, so he and the rats mount a rescue operation. it was rereleased in 2014 in Theaters in 3D.

 The film, although a sequel, was created without Don Bluth's support or input. The film is unrelated to Rasco and the Rats of NIMH, the sequel to the book on which the original film was based. It is also considered an abomination due to poor animation, musical, characters and plot as well, which only die-hard NIMH fans can experience easily.

Plot Edit

Cast Edit

  • Ralph Macchio as 17 year old Timmy Brisby
  • Dom DeLuise as Jeremy
  • William H. Macy as Justin
  • Arthur Malet as Mr. Ages
  • Hynden Walch as Jenny McBride
  • Andrea Martin as Muriel
  • Harvey Korman as Floyd
  • Meshach Taylor as Cecil
  • Phillip Glasser as Redeemed 19 year old Martin Brisby
  • Eric Idle as Evil 19 year old Martin Brisby
  • Phillip Van Dyke as Young Martin Brisby
  • Andrew Ducote as 10 year old Timmy Brisby
  • Alexander "Alex" Stange as 13 year old Timmy Brisby
  • Debi Mae West as Mrs. Brisby
  • Doris Roberts as Auntie Shrew
  • Steve Mackall as Dr. Joseph Valentine
  • Darlene Carr as Helen McBride
  • Jamie Cornin as Teresa Brisby
  • Whitney Claire Kaufman as Cynthia Brisby
  • Jameson Parker as Troy McBride
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Brutus
  • Peter MacNicol as Narrator

Uncredited Edit

  • Jim Cummings as Guard #1
  • Joe Alaskey as Guard #2
  • Frank Welker as Killer the Bulldog,Snake & Hawk
  •  ????? as Dr. Valentine's Assistant
  • Beth Anderson as Chorus
  • Al Jarreau as The Balladeer
  • Bobbi Page as The 2nd Balladeer

Songs Edit

  • Come Make the Most of Your Life
  • I Will Show the World
  • Magic Mystery Show
  • Just Say Yes!
  • All I Had is Gone
  • My Life and My Love

Soundtrack Edit

The music for Timmy to the Rescue was composed by Lee Holdridge with lyrics by Richard Sparks,with an offical soundtrack album released on compact disc on November 17,1998 by Sonic images. It contains 17 tracks featuring instrumental themes from the film performed by the philharmonic Orchestra of London & Venezuela,including six vocal songs by various cast members.

  1. "Prologue/Timmy & Martin" (4:50)
  2. My Life & My Love" (3:05) - Preformed by Al Jarreau & Bobbi Page
  3. "Come Make the Most of Your Life" (4:12) - preformed by Andrew Ducote,Dom DeLuise,Arthur Malet & William H. Macy
  4. "Timmy Says Goodbye/Soaring eith Jeremy" (2:06)
  5. "Teaching Timmy/The Snake/The Wisdom of Mr. Ages" (3:19)
  6. "I Will Show the World" (2:23) - preformed by Andrew Ducote,Alex Strange & Ralph Macchio
  7. "Timmy Meets Jenny/Killer,the Attack Dog/Jenny's Story/Muriel & Floyd" (6:19)
  8. "Jenny's Plan/The Escape/Flight to N.I.M.H./The Hawk Attacks" (5:42)
  9. "Meeting Cecil/Search for the Great Owl" (2:21)
  10. "Magic Mystery Show" (2:30) - performed by Meshach Taylor,Dom DeLuise,Ralph Macchio & Hynden Walch
  11. "Angry Animals/Another Escape/Evil Martin" (7:11)
  12. "Just Say Yes!" (2:42) - performed by Eric Idle
  13. "Taken Prisoner" (1:31)
  14. "All I Had is Gone" (1:59) - performed by Ralph Macchio & Hynden Walch
  15. "Breakout/Muriel & Floyd Get The Shaft/Trapped by Martin" (5:48)
  16. "Escape from N.I.M.H." (4"07)
  17. "Finale" (1:57)

Reception Edit

Trivia Edit

  • This is the final animated NIMH movie.
    • However,a CGI/live action remake of the first film is in the works.
  • Don Bluth mentioned that Martin Brisby would have been the hero & Timothy Brisby wqould have been the villian if he made this sequel.
  • Dom DeLuise & Arthur Malet are the only original cast from the previous film to reprised their character roles. (Dom DeLuise/Jeremy,Arthur Malet/Mr. Ages).
    • This was Arthur Malet's final film role before his Retirement.