In Victorian London, England, a little mouse girl's toymaker father is abducted by a peglegged bat. She enlists the aid of Basil of Baker Street, the rodent world's answer to Sherlock Holmes. The case expands as Basil uncovers the crime's link to a plot against the Crown itself. Written by
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The "let me be good to you" segment was almost cut because though brief, the lyrics and some animation was considered "too risqué" for a Disney animated family film, the animators avoided a PG rating and got the scene kept in by appealing to the censors on the grounds that the segment was a Cabernet song and harmless in lyrics, and because the character animated singing it was a mouse, not a human and thus not questionable. See more »
In the German version of the movie Fidget's name is "Greifer," but in the end credits his name is misspelled. It reads "Griefer". See more »
You can do what you want with me. I won't be a part of this-this... this evil any longer!
Oh, very well, if that is your decision.
[pulls out Olivia's toy ballerina and winds it up]
Oh, by the way, I'm taking the liberty of having your daughter brought here.
Yes. I would spend many a sleepless night if anything unfortunate were to befall her.
You... Y-You wouldn't!
[Ratigan crushes the ballerina in his hand and looks forlornly at it, then at Flaversham]
Finish it, Flaversham!
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Very enjoyable Disney cartoon has Basil of Baker Street (equal to our own Sherlock Holmes) as a mouse on the trail of a missing mouse's toymaker father. Quite scary at times for the little ones, but this is a surprisingly excellent modern-day Disney film with some good animation, good ideas, good execution, catchy songs, a grand finale worthy of applause, and some fine in-jokes for the older audience members who have some knowledge of Holmes's tales.
**** 1/2 / *****
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