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The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue (1998)

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The rats and mice, made intellectually superior in the original Secret of N.I.M.H., return to Thorn Valley to groom their destined leader - young Timmy Brisby.


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Credited cast:
Darleen Carr ... Helen (voice)
Jamie Cronin Jamie Cronin ... Teresa (voice)
Dom DeLuise ... Jeremy (voice)
Andrew Ducote Andrew Ducote ... 10 Year Old Timmy (voice)
Phillip Glasser ... Reformed 19 Year Old Martin (voice)
Eric Idle ... Evil Martin (voice)
Whitney Claire Kaufman Whitney Claire Kaufman ... Cynthia (voice)
Harvey Korman ... Floyd (voice)
Ralph Macchio ... 17 Year Old Tim (voice)
Steve Mackall ... Dr. Valentine (voice)
Peter MacNicol ... Narrator (voice)
William H. Macy ... Justin (voice)
Arthur Malet ... Mr. Ages (voice)
Andrea Martin ... Muriel (voice)
Jameson Parker ... Troy (voice)


Timothy Brisby, now Timmy, leaves his family to train with the rats of NIMH in Thorn Valley. He meets Jenny, a mouse about the same age as he, who reveals her family are part of "The Lost Six" who did not escape NIMH. Timmy suspects his missing brother is also being held at NIMH and embarks on a rescue mission with Jenny while encountering old and new friends along the way.

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Release Date:

22 December 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue See more »


Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the original The Secret of NIMH (1982) Timmy has only one line. Here he has the lead role. See more »


Some of the character's mouths don't sync well with the dialogue. See more »


Cecil: [Cecil claps his hands as he lowers the rope down] Very nice. You'll make someone a very nice doormat someday.
17 Year Old Tim: Cecil. What are you doing here?
Cecil: Heroes have sidekicks don't they?
17 Year Old Tim: Hero, me? Yeah right. I'm the one who got us into this mess.
Cecil: Okay so maybe they won't give you the key to the city. But the last time I checked, no one's perfect.
17 Year Old Tim: What did you say?
Cecil: No one's perfect.
17 Year Old Tim: No, the key. You never know. Can't reach.
[Tim pulls out the key and tries to reach the lock]
Cecil: That key in that lock. Come on.
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My Life And My Love
(End Title)
Music by Lee Holdridge
Lyrics by Richard Sparks
Performed by Al Jarreau and Bobbi Page
Produced by Lee Holdridge and Richard S. Kaufman (as Richard Kaufman)
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Wretched Waste of Time
5 July 2000 | by Scream-11See all my reviews

As other reviews have noticed, this flick is a slap in the face of those of us who loved the original movie as kids. The animation is truly Saturday-morning level, and I was cringing every time a familiar character popped in -- they had been stripped of whatever edginess they had previously possessed and given voices that grate harshly on the ears of long-time fans. The songs were painful and completely inappropriate every single time, and the story was just plain dumb. I am a camp counselor for kids aged 6 to 10, and even they hated the movie. Parents, please don't subject your kids to this drivel, and fans of the original, don't even think of even picking up the box to this shameful waste of time.

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