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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Price ... Professor Ratigan (voice)
Barrie Ingham ... Basil of Baker Street / Bartholomew (voice)
Val Bettin ... Dr. David Q. Dawson / Thug Guard (voice)
Susanne Pollatschek Susanne Pollatschek ... Olivia Flaversham (voice)
Candy Candido Candy Candido ... Fidget (voice)
Diana Chesney Diana Chesney ... Mrs. Judson (voice)
Eve Brenner ... The Mouse Queen (voice)
Alan Young ... Hiram Flaversham (voice)
Basil Rathbone ... Sherlock Holmes (archive sound)
Laurie Main ... Dr. Watson (archive sound)
Shani Wallis ... Lady Mouse (voice)
Ellen Fitzhugh Ellen Fitzhugh ... Bar Maid (voice)
Walker Edmiston ... Citizen / Thug Guard (voice)
Wayne Allwine ... 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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Taglines:

London's crime-fighting ace on his most baffling case! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German | Italian

Release Date:

2 July 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$38,600,000
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo | Dolby Digital (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is one of two films in the Disney animated canon to feature cigarette smoking, cigar smoking, and pipe smoking, the other one being 101 Dalmatians (1961). See more »

Goofs

During the "Let Me Be Good To You" scene, when Dr. Dawson dances on stage with the girl mice, the lead singer grabs him by his right arm and swings him around. Suddenly, she's holding his left arm and his head has turned completely around. See more »

Quotes

Ratigan: [standing atop Big Ben, having thrown Basil off] I've won!
[laughs maniacally]
Basil: [hanging from the severed blimp's propeller] On the contrary! The game's not over yet!
[clock shifts and tolls the hour]
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Connections

References Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Goodbye So Soon (Reprise)
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Larry Grossman and Ellen Fitzhugh
Performed by Chorus
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I love it!
26 June 2003 | by TEENQUEEN1171987See all my reviews

Great Mouse Detective is one of the best Disney movies I've seen yet. The animation is that classic Disney style and (thank Goodness) it lacks all of those annoying songs.

As a true Sherlockian, I can only say that this is as good as it gets as far as Holmes goes. No matter what everyone says, It is still great. Kids may not get some parts f it, but every Sherlockian knows what's going on. While Ratigan may be no Moriarty, he's still the perfect example of the classic Disney villain.

Vincent Price is a terrific actor, and Alan Young as Flaversham was the perfect fit. Young Susanne Pollatschek is the perfect Olivia and no one could do a better Basil than Barrie Ingham. Val Bettin makes a lovable Dawson. Fidget is the classic evil crony.

This is absolutely a must see. For all you baby-sitters out there, and I know from personal experience, take this to your next job and the kids won't even blink for over an hour. It's one of the most memorable Disney movies of it's age. Although Beauty and the Beast will always be my favorite, GMD runs an extremely close second!

I give it 11/10! It's that good!

I always say when I write these, I loved this movie, but you may not. So how do you decide if you like it? See it! Form your own opinion! After all, one man's trash and all like that! Hope you find a good one!


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