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The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

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Basil, the rodent Sherlock Holmes, investigates the kidnapping of a toy-maker and uncovers its link to his arch-enemy, Professor Ratigan.

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Barrie Ingham ...
Val Bettin ...
Susanne Pollatschek ...
Candy Candido ...
Fidget (voice)
Diana Chesney ...
Mrs. Judson (voice)
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The Mouse Queen (voice)
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Sherlock Holmes (voice) (archive sound)
Laurie Main ...
Dr. Watson (voice) (archive sound)
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Lady Mouse (voice)
Ellen Fitzhugh ...
Bar Maid (voice)
Walker Edmiston ...
Citizen / Thug Guard (voice)
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Thug Guard (voice)
Tony Anselmo ...
Thug Guard (voice)
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Storyline

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 Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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toy maker | crown | bat | mouse | kidnapping | See more »

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Release Date:

2 July 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective  »

Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$38,600,000 (USA)
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Vincent Price realized a life-long dream with this film. He had always wanted to be the voice of a character in a Disney film. See more »

Goofs

Basil deduces that Rattigan's lair must be adjacent to the Thames because of traces of salt water in Fidget's list. However, the Thames is not salty when it flows through London. See more »

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Dr. Dawson: Dash it all, Basil! The Queen's in danger, Olivia's counting on us, we're about to be horribly "splatted" and all you can do is lie there feeling sorry for yourself. Well, I know you can save us, but if you've given up then why don't we just set it off now and be done with it?
Basil: [feebly] He he. "Set it off now." Set if off... now?
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Basil: Ha ha! Yes! We'll set the trap off now!
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A very cute Disney movie, one of my favorites!
27 January 2004 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

The Great Mouse Detective is one of my favorite Disney films of all time, it's also one of the most under rated in my opinion. I think just because I love the story so much and it always brought up good memories, this was the funniest Disney animated movie I had seen at the time. It's just such a cute film, it has fun animation, catchy songs, and such a touching story that anyone could easily fall in love with. My parents and I watched this movie together all the time when I was a child, still to this day, I don't mind sitting down to watch it, it's just that much fun.

A young little mouse girl and her toy shop father are celebrating her birthday, but her father is quickly taken away by a rotten gang of mice who are led by a giant rat, Ratigan, who is planning to over throw the queen and become leader of the mouse world. Olivia, the daughter, goes to Basil of Baker Street, he's a mad detective who has been chasing Ratigan for a long time. Along with the help of an average mouse, Dr. Dawson, Olivia, and Basil go after Ratigan to make sure that his plan fails.

The Great Mouse Detective is such a cute film. I'm very sure that you'll enjoy it, it's one of my personal favorites, I really do think this is one of the better Disney films and is an under rated treasure. I just loved Basil, his madness was just so funny and enjoyable to watch. I also loved Ratigan's song of why he is so great, not to mention how he thinks he's a mouse is just priceless. This is a fun family film to watch, I highly recommend it.

10/10


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