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Sherlock Holmes and a Study in Scarlet (1983)

G | | Animation, Family, Mystery
The great detective investigates a murder that has a far flung revenge motive.


Arthur Conan Doyle (novel), John King (script)

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Cast overview:
Peter O'Toole ... Sherlock Holmes (voice)
Earle Cross Earle Cross ... Dr. Watson (voice)
Judy Nunn Judy Nunn ... (voice)
Ron Haddrick Ron Haddrick ... (voice)
Shane Briant ... (voice)
Ken Wayne ... (voice)
Brian Adams Brian Adams ... (voice)
Henri Szeps Henri Szeps ... (voice)


One of the most classic Sherlock Holmes tales is brought to the screen in this high quality entertaining animated feature for your kids and family. Holmes has one baffling clue to help him track down the crime of an American visitor in London. Written by Anonymous

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Of the Burbank Sherlock Holmes adaptations, this is second to The Baskerville Curse
27 October 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

In regard to Burbank's Sherlock Holmes adaptations I do like them. None of them are perfect with all of them having similar flaws to the rest but they have pretty much the same pros as well. A Study in Scarlet is one of the better animated adaptations, for me second to The Baskerville Curse. It is not easy to translate a literary source to television let alone for animation, and A Study in Scarlet does laudably in that regard. The animation is at times rather shoddy- some of the backgrounds are handsome but the character designs look stiff to me-, some scenes come across as pedestrian and some of the line delivery for the side characters is on the monotone side. However, the music here is an improvement on The Baskerville Curse, it is much more subtly used and not as overbearing. The dialogue is intelligent, and the story is surprisingly very faithful with the crucial scenes at least having degrees tension and suspense. Holmes and Watson continue to be interesting characters, and Peter O'Toole's voice work as Holmes is splendid. Overall, a thoroughly decent animated adaptation, though not one of my favourites. 7/10 Bethany Cox

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