Religion: manifestly non-religious
Name: Madame Medusa
Other Names: The Diamond Duchess; Medusa; Auntie Medusa
Publisher(s): Little, Brown and Company
First Appearance: Miss Bianca (30 Jan. 1962) - vol. 2 in The Rescuers series
Number of Appearances: 4
TV, Film Appearances: 3
Prose/Text Book/Story Appearances: 1
Employer: pawn shop
Ally: Mr. Snoops
Madame Medusa is a pawn shop owner who kidnaps a little girl to use in helping her find the world's largest diamond, the Devil's Eye.
Madame Medusa's appearance was based on animator Milt Kahl's ex-wife.
The Rescuers feature film was based on Margery Sharp's original children's novels The Rescuers and Miss Bianca. The plot came (loosely) from Miss Bianca. The character of Madame Medusa is the film version of the book's villain, "The Diamond Duchess," although some commentators have noted that there are few similarities between the two characters aside from their part in the story's plot and their tendency to drive recklessly.
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