In the animated sequel: Because of the events at the climax of the first movie--where Nicodemus is killed when the Brisby home falls on and crushes him (a disaster set in motion by Jenner)--Nicodemus does not appear in the sequel, except in a sequence of flashbacks during the prologue (where the narrator not only misquotes him, but refers to him as a "prophet", which a couple of other characters do during the movie. And she is not really all that different from the movie version of the character.

And would the friend be female?" And there isn't much of a description of him. In the animated sequel: In this movie she, like her older sister Teresa, has even a smaller part to play than she did in the first movie. We do, however, briefly see Billy, "who, at age twelve was noisier and had an annoying habit of skimming rocks across the grass at anything that moved. All in all, Jenner is not the same character from book to screen. Justin is never officially given the title he has in the movie; though, in the book, Nicodemus does admit to Mrs. Frisby that "...indeed, you might call Justin the captain of the guard--if we had any such titles, but we don't." Origins of the character: In Robert C. O'Brien's book "Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of NIMH", it is not the shrew who encourages Mrs. Frisby to go and see the owl, but Jeremy the young crow. We also see him cataloging local flora and fauna, as well as tutoring and advising young Timothy Brisby. I. Isabella. The house, “…somewhat larger than a shoebox but about the same shape, resembled the house of a hermit. Or as my father used to say--what kind of humor he's in." Not connected : To be able to post a message site, you must be connected. It was bare of furniture except for a bit of bedding in one corner, a stool made of a piece of brick, and another piece of brick worn smooth from use as a pestle on which he ground out medicines. Category:Humans. For fans of the movie, of course, these facts will seem quite out of sorts. In the book, while Jonathan Frisby is still very important, it's more that he simply released the latch which held the final obstacle in place (along with Mr. Ages' help).

A tiny bit clumsy herself, though not as bad as Jeremy is, she demonstrates a similar passion for string, and any romantic consequences (and she's something of a giggler)! He also, in the books, has a great fondness and concern for his good friend, Jenner. And he's rather more talkative. Origins of the character: In Robert C. O'Brien's book "Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of NIMH", Jonathan Frisby is essentially the same character. Whenever the rats venture beyond their secret colony on their various endeavors, they must first slip a sleeping drug concocted by Mr. Ages into Dragon's food dish – an act which cost the life of Jonathan Brisby (and perhaps others). Origins of the character: In Robert C. O'Brien's book "Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of NIMH", Jenner is a MUCH different character than he is in the movie. His main field, which is alternatively called the "garden" by many of the wild animals, provides a comfortable home for them during the winter months, when the field isn't being plowed, planted, or harvested.

He is described as having a scarred face, but that he "spoke graciously, with an air of quiet dignity, and Mrs. Frisby noticed two more things about him. A dedicated, honest and generally stalwart woman, but still more than a little unnerved by the prospect of rats infesting her beloved rose bush, and assuming, after receiving a telephone call from NIMH, that the rats might have some terrible disease. Unlike her husband, Jonathan, she is not a member of the group of mice who were being experimented on at NIMH. Probably the most menacing presence in the movie, Dragon is the Fitzgibbons' cat – if “cat” is a strong enough word to describe him. By continuing, you're giving consent to cookies being used. Farmer Fitzgibbons owns a large tractor, with a multi-bladed plow, which churns up the field and the animals' winter homes in the process...everywhere, except for the dirt immediately around the leeward side of a large stone jutting from the ground at the far end of the field, where the Brisby home is located.

And indeed, he and the Brisby home are saved, and he does get better, thanks to the ingenuity of the rats of NIMH, Mr. Ages' medicine, Timmy's caring family, and a touch of magic. Jeremy: "Well, really, I'm not. In the animated sequel: In the sequel, Mr. Ages plays an active role in the Thorn Valley community, almost as a co-leader with Justin. But there was no doubt he was really sick this time." He's a bit of a mischievous boy, who enjoys catching small animals and keeping them as pets (which he tried on Mrs. Brisby when she was in the Fitzgibbons' kitchen, drugging Dragon's food). I want those rats exterminated! Whether he actually believes this or is simply trying to oust Nicodemus is hard to say, but he won't let anyone stand in his way and live. Brutus is still a big, strong and heroic rat, and now he appears to serve the rats of NIMH in relatively the same fashion as Justin did in the first movie. However, she's not a mouse to be underestimated. He never believed that we could really make it on our own." In fact, it is Justin who first begins looking for it, which is what brings him to Nicodemus' attention in the first place. He's described as "the biggest, a strong, quick mouse, dark-haired and handsome like his poor father." It depends on how he feels. First, the scar on his face ran across his left eye, and over this eye he wore a black patch, fastened by a cord around his head. Only open our cages when you go, and we will make our own way. We never do learn her name. And he is never described, in the book, as "the Great Owl".

In fact, in the book, it's clearly stated that not only is Jenner a close friend of Nicodemus' (since before they were captured and sent to NIMH), but that it was Jenner and Justin who were the first ones responsible for helping figure out how to free the rats from NIMH. In the animated sequel: Though we do see the Fitzgibbons farm in the sequel, none of the Fitzgibbons family itself are ever seen during it. However, his story of his bond with his brother, as well as his maturation and filling of his father's shoes, is handled very well, and the actors who give voice to him do a fantastic job with the character, which is one of the few bright spots in an otherwise disappointing movie.

Nor any sign that Jeremy ever stayed with her or had any offspring with her. She is described as "a slim, pretty girl-mouse, light haired and, in fact, light-headed as well, and over-fond of dancing.". And yet it is clear that, somehow, he has made some substantial and (given his dining preferences) unusual alliances...because he certainly knows and respects Jonathan Brisby and the rats of NIMH. In the animated sequel: A few years along and, as the action in the movie opens, Martin is a bit older (approximately the equivalent of 12 human years), and a bit more sensible. Be he was also the frailest, and when colds or flu or virus infections came around he was the first to catch them and the slowest to recover. Origins of the character: In Robert C. O'Brien's book "Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of NIMH", there is no character which is so very different from how it appears in the first movie than Nicodemus. Martin does not display any of the brash and impulsive nature he has in the first movie, nor the emotionally-conflicted nature he has in the sequel.

This aspect of the character was added as the character was developed for the movie, and primarily with the input of his voice actor, comedian Dom DeLuise. But after that, we do not see her again until the closing scenes of the movie, and her role is relegated to simply basking in the celebration of her son's successes. Along one entire wall, arranged neatly in small piles, stood the raw materials he had collected: roots, seeds, dried leaves, pods, strips of bark and shriveled mushrooms.”. Although she may be a bit of a busybody and has a somewhat over-inflated sense of her own importance, she means well deep down.