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Writers:
Peter Young (story) &
Vance Gerry (story) ...
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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:
an overlooked masterpiece 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)
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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
Matthew O'Callaghan .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tomas Krantz .... adr editor (Swedish version)
 
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)
 
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:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
CASTLE THUNDER: It is heard every time lightning flashes during the storms in this film, and a version played at slow speed is heard a few times. This was the last animated Disney movie to regularly use the Castle Thunder sound effect. Starting with The Black Cauldron (1985) the previous year, Disney began trying out newer, digitally-recorded thunder sounds.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Dr. Dawson and Olivia are seeking Basil's help at his house, Basil slouches down in his chair and starts playing the violin, holding it in his right hand and having the bow in his left. When Basil sits up in another shot, he is holding the violin in his left hand (like it's supposed to be) and the bow in his right.See more »
Quotes:
Fidget:I'm going! I'm going! I'm going!See more »
Soundtrack:
Goodbye So Soon (Reprise)See more »

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18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
an overlooked masterpiece, 13 October 2006
Author: That_Beatles_Girl from Canada

"The Great Mouse Detective" is one of Disney's best films, in my opinion, because it doesn't pander to children. In this movie, the characters go to a bar, get into fights, and stripping is alluded to. However, that's not to say it isn't appropriate for children. I watched this movie when I was very young and I was so innocent that I didn't realize what those things meant. Now that I am older, I still enjoy the film. That's what makes it so great- it's enjoyable for both children and adults. Vincent Price is amazing in this film playing one of Disney's best villains. I don't know the other voice actors, but they were also great, especially the person playing Olivia. Her Scottish accent was spot-on and so darn cute. Strong characterization is one of the stronger points in this movie. Although Basil may appear cynical on the outside, he is really a sucker for Olivia. Dawson is charming and kind, Fidget is 10 times more hilarious than your average bumbling sidekick, and as I said already, Ratigan and Olivia are sublime. The Great Mouse Detective also has great music. It features 3 original songs, "World's Greatest Criminal Mind" and "Goodbye So Soon" performed by Vincent Price, and "Let Me Be Good to You" performed by Melissa Manchester as the white dancer mouse. I am proud to say that LMBGTY is one of my favorite songs of all time. Also, an excellent original score is prevalent in this movie- I wish I knew somewhere were I could get my hands on a soundtrack!! The animation is dark and moody- generally not what you'd expect from a Disney movie, and the Big Ben scene is impressive even 20 years later.

I highly recommend this movie for all Disney fans, and even for non-Disney fans. Great Mouse Detective is a diamond in the rough!!

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