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Writers:
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Release Date:
2 July 1986 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Can he bring the dirty rat to justice? See more »
Plot:
Basil, the rodent Sherlock Holmes, investigates the kidnapping of a toy-maker and uncovers its link to his arch-enemy, Professor Ratigan. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Glorious Movie With An Unusually Developed Cast! See more (79 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Vincent Price ... Professor Ratigan (voice)
Barrie Ingham ... Basil of Baker Street / Bartholomew (voice)
Val Bettin ... Dr. David Q. Dawson / Thug Guard (voice)
Susanne Pollatschek ... Olivia Flaversham (voice)
Candy Candido ... Fidget (voice)
Diana Chesney ... Mrs. Judson (voice)

Eve Brenner ... The Mouse Queen (voice)

Alan Young ... Hiram Flaversham (voice)

Basil Rathbone ... Sherlock Holmes (voice) (archive sound)
Laurie Main ... Dr. Watson (voice) (archive sound)

Shani Wallis ... Lady Mouse (voice)
Ellen Fitzhugh ... Bar Maid (voice)
Walker Edmiston ... Citizen / Thug Guard (voice)

Wayne Allwine ... Thug Guard (voice)
Tony Anselmo ... Thug Guard (voice)

Melissa Manchester ... Miss Kitty Mouse (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Frank Welker ... Toby the Dog / Felicia the Cat (uncredited)

Directed by
Ron Clements 
Burny Mattinson 
David Michener  (as Dave Michener)
John Musker 
 
Writing credits
Peter Young (story adapted by) (as Pete Young) &
Vance Gerry (story adapted by) &
Steve Hulett (story adapted by) &
Ron Clements (story adapted by) &
John Musker (story adapted by) &
Bruce Morris (story adapted by) (as Bruce M. Morris) &
Matthew O'Callaghan (story adapted by) &
Burny Mattinson (story adapted by) &
David Michener (story adapted by) (as Dave Michener) &
Mel Shaw (story adapted by) (as Melvin Shaw)

Eve Titus (based on "Basil Of Baker Street") &
Paul Galdone (based on "Basil Of Baker Street")

Produced by
Burny Mattinson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
 
Film Editing by
Roy M. Brewer Jr. 
James Melton 
 
Art Direction by
Guy Vasilovich 
 
Production Management
Don Hahn .... production manager (uncredited)
Edward Hansen .... production executive (uncredited)
Peter Schneider .... production executive (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark A. Hester .... assistant director
Tim O'Donnell .... assistant director (as Timothy J. O'Donnell)
 
Art Department
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Matthew O'Callaghan .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tomas Krantz .... adr editor (Swedish version)
Randle Akerson .... sound editor (uncredited)
Nick Alphin .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Richard L. Anderson .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Beth Bergeron .... adr editor (uncredited)
Charles L. Campbell .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Paul Timothy Carden .... sound editor (uncredited)
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Donald J. Malouf .... sound editor (uncredited)
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Colin C. Mouat .... sound editor (uncredited)
Chuck Neely .... sound editor (uncredited)
Alan L. Nineberg .... adr editor (uncredited)
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Greg Orloff .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Maggie Ostroff .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Mark Pappas .... sound editor (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Larry Singer .... supervising adr editor (uncredited)
Stephanie D. Singer .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Becky Sullivan .... supervising adr editor (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Sherman Waze .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Dave Bossert .... effects animator
Mark Dindal .... effects animator
Tad A. Gielow .... computer generated graphics
Ted Kierscey .... effects animator (as Ted C. Kierscey)
Rolando Mercado .... effects assistant animator (as Rolando B. Mercado)
Patricia Peraza .... effects animator
Steve Starr .... effects assistant animator
John Tucker .... effects assistant animator
Kelvin Yasuda .... effects animator
Dorse A. Lanpher .... effects animator (uncredited)
Phil Meador .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ed Austin .... animation camera
Rick Taylor .... animation camera (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Scott Anderson .... breakdown and inbetween artist
Tony Anselmo .... key assistant animator
Ruben A. Aquino .... character animator
Rasoul Azadani .... assistant layout artist
Judith Barnes .... breakdown and inbetween artist
Lori Benson-Noda .... breakdown and inbetween artist (as Lori M. Noda)
Bill Berg .... coordinating animator
David Block .... character animator
Christine Blum .... breakdown and inbetween artist (as Christine Harding)
Sandra Borgmeyer .... character animator
Bill Brazner .... ink and paint supervisor
Kristine Brown .... xerox checker
Janet Bruce .... ink and paint supervisor
Hendel Butoy .... supervising animator
Reed Cardwell .... key assistant animator
Hortensia Casagran .... ink and paint supervisor (as Hortensia M. Casagran)
Wesley Chun .... key assistant animator
Brian Clift .... key assistant animator
Jim Coleman .... color stylist
Jesus Cortes .... key assistant animator
Penny Coulter .... painting assistant (as Penny Campsie)
Retta Davidson .... key assistant animator
Anthony de Rosa .... key assistant animator (as Anthony DeRosa)
Barbara De Rosa .... key assistant animator (as Barbara W. DeRosa)
Andreas Deja .... animator: "Queen Mousetoria"
Andreas Deja .... character animator
Gil DiCicco .... layout artist
Marcia Kimura Dougherty .... breakdown and inbetween artist (as Marcia Y. Kimura)
Dave Dunnet .... layout artist (as David A. Dunnet)
John Emerson .... background artist
Rick Farmiloe .... character animator
Tom Ferriter .... coordinating animator
Cindy Finn .... color modeler
Denise Ford .... assistant animator
Gail Frank .... assistant animator
June Fujimoto .... assistant animator (as June M. Fujimoto)
Mike Gabriel .... character animator
Ed Ghertner .... layout artist (as Edward L. Ghertner)
Ed Gombert .... character animator
Edward Goral .... breakdown and inbetween artist (as Edward B. Goral)
Steven E. Gordon .... character animator
Peter Gullerud .... breakdown and inbetween artist (as Peter A. Gullerud)
Terrey Hamada .... assistant animator
Dan Hansen .... layout artist
Ray Harris .... assistant animator
Mark Henn .... supervising animator: "Basil", "Dr. Dawson"
Steve Hickner .... key assistant animator (as Stephen Hickner)
Glenn M. Higa .... scene planner (as Glenn Higa)
Richard Hoppe .... key assistant animator
Michael Horowitz .... breakdown and inbetween artist
Michael Humphries .... background artist
Ron Husband .... character animator
Jay Jackson .... character animator
Debra Jorgensborg .... color modeler (as Debbie Jorgensborg)
Mark Kalesniko .... assistant layout artist (as Mark G. Kalesniko)
Glen Keane .... supervising animator: "Professor Ratigan"
Lisa Keene .... background artist (as Lisa L. Keene)
Karen A. Keller .... layout artist
Shawn Keller .... character animator
Lureline Kohler .... key assistant animator (as Lureline Weatherly)
Marty Korth .... key assistant animator (as Martin Korth)
Mona Koth .... breakdown and inbetween artist
Tia W. Kratter .... background artist (as Tia Kratter)
Doug Krohn .... character animator
Joe Lanzisero .... character animator (as Joseph Lanzisero)
Eric Larson .... animation consultant
Christine Liffers .... breakdown and inbetween artist
Steve Lubin .... breakdown and inbetween artist (as Stephen L. Lubin)
Kaaren Lundeen .... assistant animator (as Kaaren Spooner)
Jeffrey Lynch .... key assistant animator
Ginni Mack .... painting assistant
David Martin .... breakdown and inbetween artist (as David P. Martin)
Gretchen Maschmeyer Albrecht .... ink and paint supervisor (as Gretchen L. Albrecht)
Dan McHugh .... assistant layout artist
Brian McKim .... breakdown and inbetween artist
Mike McKinney .... key assistant animator (as Michael G. McKinney)
Rob Minkoff .... supervising animator (as Robert Minkoff)
Edward Murrieta .... breakdown and inbetween artist
Terry Naughton .... breakdown and inbetween artist
Phil Nibbelink .... character animator
Matthew O'Callaghan .... character animator
Madlyn O'Neill .... final checker
Dave Pacheco .... key assistant animator
Gilda Palinginis .... assistant animator
Elyse Pastel .... assistant layout artist
Michael Peraza Jr. .... layout artist (as Michael A. Peraza Jr.)
Andrew Phillipson .... background artist
Philip Phillipson .... background artist
Tina Price .... key assistant animator
Ruben Procopio .... key assistant animator
David Pruiksma .... character animator
Sylvia Roemer .... color modeler
Maria Rosetti .... assistant animator
Carmen Sanderson .... ink and paint supervisor
Brian Sebern .... background artist
Natasha Selfridge .... key assistant animator (as Natasha A. Selfridge)
Toby Shelton .... assistant animator
Walt Stanchfield .... coordinating animator
Betty Stark .... ink and paint supervisor
David Stephan .... key assistant animator
Rusty Stoll .... assistant animator
Brigitte Strother .... color modeler
Dave Suding .... coordinating animator
Richard Sullivan .... scene planner (as Richard T. Sullivan)
Dan Tanaka .... breakdown and inbetween artist
Barry Temple .... character animator
Peggy Tonkonogy .... assistant animator
Alex Topete .... breakdown and inbetween artist
Donald Towns .... background artist (as Donald A. Towns)
Jane Tucker .... key assistant animator
Cyndee Whitney .... character animator
Chuck Williams .... coordinating animator
Kirk Wise .... assistant animator
Ellen Woodbury .... assistant animator
Phillip Young .... character animator (as Phil Young)
Jennifer Yuan .... assistant layout artist
Cathy Zar .... breakdown and inbetween artist
Kathy Zielinski .... character animator
Stephan Zupkas .... key assistant animator
Debra Armstrong .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Michael Cedeno .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Becky Fallberg .... ink and paint manager (uncredited)
Will Finn .... animator (uncredited)
William H. Frake III .... layout artist (uncredited)
Tanya Moreau-Smith .... paint checker (uncredited)
Jeff Richards .... background artist (uncredited)
Dave Thomson .... scene planner (uncredited)
Glenn V. Vilppu .... layout artist (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Phil Hetos .... color timer (uncredited)
Scot Scalise .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jorge Calandrelli .... orchestrator
Jack Wadsworth .... music editor
Robin Garb .... music consultant (uncredited)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jay Lawton .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Henry Mancini .... conductor (uncredited)
Henry Mancini .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone soloist (uncredited)
John Richards .... music engineer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jeff Bush .... production auditor (uncredited)
Dennis Edwards .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Joe Morris .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Joanne Phillips .... administrative supervisor (uncredited)
Ron Rocha .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Charlene Rogers .... production secretary (uncredited)
Susan Vessiny .... administrative assistant (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Basil, the Great Mouse Detective" - International (English title), UK (alternative title)
"The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
74 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
When this film was originally released its title was "The Great Mouse Detective." When Disney re-released it years later they gave it the title of "The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective." When the film was released on video a few months later, the title on the box was back to "The Great Mouse Detective" but the title on the film itself read "The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Just after Dawson has said goodbye to Olivia and her father, there is a shot of him wearing his black overcoat but when it next cuts to him he says "It's time I was on my way too" and he puts the coat on.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Dawson:How the deuce did you know I was a doctor?
Basil:A surgeon to be exact. Just returned from military duty in Afghanistan. Am I right?
Dr. Dawson:Why, ha, ha, yes. Major David Q. Dawson. But how could you possibly...?
Basil:Quite simple, really. You've sewn your torn cuff together with a Lambert stich, which, of course, only a surgeon uses. And the thread is a unique form of cat-gut, easily distinguished by its peculiar pungency, found only in the Afghan provinces.
Dr. Dawson:Amazing!
Basil:Actually, it's elementary, my dear Dawson.
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33 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
A Glorious Movie With An Unusually Developed Cast!, 25 February 2002

This is, by far, one of the most underappreciated Disney classics of all, and one of the most developed as far as the character and the story. Basil is a perfect portrayal of Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes, and many don't know that it was based off a book about a mouse who lived the life of his idol, none other than Sherlock Holmes.

Personally, I love this movie because it has a colorful, developed cast of characters.

Basil is not your average Disney hero, having no love interest at any point in the movie; he is also a super-intelligent character and often bursts into fits of scientific observation. His facial expressions are timed well and are very well done, as well as his general movement. He is very excitable and you can tell he adores working on cases. He doesn't really like children, as you can see from the way he treats Olivia in the beginning. You really get a feel for Basil when watching him, and he's not easy to forget. Kids may not understand half of the things he's saying, but it's fun to watch.

Olivia is the little heroine mouse who starts Basil on his case, losing her father to a mysterious peg-legged bat of whom Basil is aware of. She is extremely plain-drawn and has no emphasis on her gender really, save for the bow in her hair and her voice, making her very realistic. She also acts alot like a realistic little girl, in her laugh, in the way she reacts to things, even in the way she exclaims "father!" when reunited with her toymaker father. Her curiosity is classic, and she has a high adoration for Basil, though he doesn't appreciate her at the start of the story.

Dawson is the elder mouse who finds Olivia looking for Basil of Baker Street. He isn't sure of who Basil is, but they end up finding him together. Dawson is, of course, Watson in mouse form, and helps Basil in his first case, being this movie.

Ratigan is the villain played by the late horror film star Vincent Price, and quite well in my opinion. He has the likeness of Mr. Price in the way he moves and acts. Of course, nothing is weirder than hearing him sing, but it happens twice in the movie-- "The World's Greatest Criminal Mind" and "Goodbye, So Soon" were both written specifically for Price. He is not one of the more frightening villains as far as his looks, and is unique in that up until the climax he uses his intelligence to battle Basil, instead of the strength he obviously posesses. On a special note, Ratigan dislikes being called a rat for some reason, though I cannot remember why.

Fidget is probably one of the darkest villain henchmen in a Disney movie. He is frightening to children in appearance and voice, and the music accompanying him adds a comical aura. Fidget is by far my favorite Disney henchman, just because he's funny. The one thing that bothers me, though, is that a few times in the movie, his peg leg switches from right to left. I think it was just for the reuniting scene in which Olivia steps on his only foot, so it was switched.

The movie has many fast-paced scenes, including "Investigation At The Toy Shop" and "Big Ben Chase", among others. My personal favorite is "Big Ben Chase," because it is one of the longest Disney climaxes and it is a very unlikely setting. The movie itself is about Olivia's toymaker father being kidnapped by Fidget, and her turning to Basil for help. Basil's nemesis, Ratigan, is linked to the bat, and Basil, who was reluctant and annoyed by Olivia's protest at first, jumps at the oppertunity to see if he can finally defeat Ratigan. The movie goes from there with its "many twists and turns", to quote Basil.

If you want a fun-filled, unpredictable adventure, The Great Mouse Detective is your best bet. Especially if you're a Sherlockian or Eve Titus fan who has yet to see this exiciting portrayal of Basil of Baker Street.

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