The Great Mouse Detective

"Good"

The Great Mouse Detective Review


A lesser-known entry in the world of Disney animation -- but an endearing one nonetheless -- The Great Mouse Detective is based on the children's book Basil of Baker Street, in turn a kid-ification of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, with a hyperintelligent mouse investigating crime in London.

At 72 minutes in length, it's a quick hop, skip, and jump across London, from a toy store to a pub to Big Ben, while Basil searches for poor Olivia's kidnapped father. The crook: Ratigan, voiced masterfully and inimitably by Vincent Price. With appropriately vintage, late-1800s period music and sets, the movie may not offer children the goofy stimulation of a Shrek or a Toy Story, but it's harmless enough that any kid ought to be entertained for the full running time -- even if the movie's hero is a bit too stuffy to relate to.

On DVD, you get a making-of short and a few extra Disney short films, plus the ubiquitous sing-along feature.

Aka The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective.



Facts and Figures

In Theaters: Wednesday 2nd July 1986

Box Office Worldwide: $82.4M

Budget: $14M

Production compaines: Walt Disney Pictures, Silver Screen Partners

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Fresh: 13 Rotten: 3

IMDB: 7.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

Producer:

Starring: as Basil of Baker Street, as Dr. David Q. Dawson, as Professor Ratigan, as Olivia Flaversham, as Fidget, as Mrs. Judson, as The Mouse Queen, as Hiram Flaversham, as Sherlock Holmes, Ellen Fitzhugh as Bar Maid, Walker Edmiston as Citizen, as Thug Guard, as Thug Guard

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