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The Great Mouse Detective
Directed by Ron Clements
Burny Mattinson
Dave Michener
John Musker
Produced by Burny Mattinson
Starring Barrie Ingham
Vincent Price
Val Bettin
Susanne Pollatschek
Candy Candido
Alan Young
Music by Henry Mancini
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures

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Release date(s) July 2, 1986 (original release)
February 14, 1992 (re-release)
Running time 73 minutes
Language English
Budget $14,000,000 (estimated)
IMDb profile

The Great Mouse Detective is a 1986 animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, and originally released to movie theaters on July 2, 1986 by Walt Disney Pictures. The twenty-sixth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon, the film was directed by Burny Mattinson, David Michener, and the team of John Musker and Ron Clements, who later directed Disney's hit films The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Animation refers to the technique in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA) is the animation studio that makes up a key element of The Walt Disney Company. ... A typical megaplex (AMC Rolling Hills 20 in Rolling Hills Estates, California). ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Animation refers to the technique in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... This is a list of animated feature films produced by Walt Disney Productions/The Walt Disney Company: Official canon The following is a list of the forty-four feature films officially part of the Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA) canon. ... John Musker (born in Chicago, Illinois, USA) is an American animation director. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The Little Mermaid is a 1989 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and first released on November 15, 1989 by Walt Disney Pictures. ... This article is about the Disney film. ...


The film was also known as The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective for its 1992 theatrical re-release and Basil the Great Mouse Detective in some countries. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...

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Overview

Based on the children's story Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus, it draws heavily on the tradition of Sherlock Holmes with a heroic mouse who consciously emulates the detective; Titus named the main character after actor Basil Rathbone, who is best remembered for playing Holmes in film (and whose voice, sampled from the Red-Headed League[1], was the voice of Holmes in this film, 19 years after his death). Interestingly, Sherlock Holmes also mentions "Basil" as one of his aliases in the Conan Doyle story "The Adventure of Black Peter". Disneys The Great Mouse Detective (1986) Basil of Baker Street is an animated depiction of the famous mouse detective, the central character of the childrens book series of the same name created by Eve Titus. ... Eve Titus was a childrens author most famous for her books featuring anthropomorphic mice. ... A portrait of Sherlock Holmes by Sidney Paget from the Strand Magazine, 1891 Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. ... Basil Rathbone (13 June 1892 – 21 July 1967), Military Cross, was a British actor most famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and of suave villains in such swashbuckler films as The Mark of Zorro, Captain Blood, and The Adventures of Robin Hood. ... The Adventure of Black Peter is a Sherlock Holmes story by Arthur Conan Doyle. ...


The main characters are all mice and rats living in Victorian London. The layouts were done on computers, and the use of video cameras made a digital version of pencil testing possible. The movie is also notable for its early use of computer generated imagery (CGI) for a chase scene that takes place in the interior of Big Ben. The movements of the clock's gears were produced as wire-frame graphics on a computer, printed out and traced onto animation cells where colors and the characters were added. The Great Mouse Detective is sometimes cited as the first animated film from Disney to use CGI; in reality, 1985's The Black Cauldron has this distinction. This film did fairly well in the box office and got warm reviews from critics (especially a "two thumbs up" from popular critics Siskel and Ebert), a welcome change after the previous Disney flop The Black Cauldron. Its moderate success after its predecessor's failure gave the new management of Disney confidence in the viability of their animation department. This led to creation of The Little Mermaid, released three years later, which signaled a renaissance for Walt Disney Productions even though this film is usually "underrated" and "underappreciated" by Walt Disney, which focuses more on its original and newer films. This article is about the animal. ... Species 50 species; see text *Several subfamilies of Muroids include animals called rats. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The seawater creature in The Abyss marked CGIs acceptance in the visual effects industry. ... “Big Ben” redirects here. ... This article is about the year. ... The Black Cauldron (also known as Taran and the Magic Cauldron in some countries) is the twenty-fifth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... Ebert & Roeper (Originally titled as Siskel & Ebert) is a popular movie-review television program starring film critic Roger Ebert and columnist Richard Roeper, both of the Chicago Sun-Times. ... The Little Mermaid is a 1989 animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and first released on November 15, 1989 by Walt Disney Pictures. ...


Plot

The setting is London, 1897, and a young Scottish mouse named Olivia Flaversham is celebrating her birthday with her toymaker father, Hiram. Suddenly, a bat with a crippled wing and pegged leg bursts into the Flaversham's workshop, kidnapping Hiram. It is later revealed that Professor Padraic Ratigan kidnapped Hiram to create a clockwork robot which mimics the Mouse Queen. With the real Queen dead in secret, Ratigan could rule as the King of the Mice of England. Hiram refuses, whereupon Ratigan orders Fidget (the bat) to capture Olivia. If Hiram refuses to cooperate, Ratigan will have Olivia fed to Felicia, Ratigan's cat. Gear with escapment mechanism For other uses, see Clockwork (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see robot (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


Olivia searches to find the famed Great Mouse Detective named Basil of Baker Street. A surgeon named Dr. David Q. Dawson stumbles upon Olivia, and helps her find Basil's residence. Olivia mentions the peg-legged bat that kidnapped her father, and Basil explains that Olivia saw Fidget, a henchman of Ratigan, whom Basil has been trying to arrest for years.


Basil and Dawson then use a Basset Hound named Toby to track Fidget's scent to a nearby toy store. Fidget is surprised by Basil, Dawson, and Olivia in the toyshop where he is stealing clockwork mechanisms and toy soldiers' uniforms for Ratigan's plan. He hides and later traps Olivia by ambushing her from inside a toy cradle. Basil and Dawson pursue Fidget but become entangled in some toys and fall behind, giving Fidget enough time to escape with all the materials he need, along with Olivia. While searching the shop, Dawson discovers Fidget's forgotten checklist, which details everything Fidget has taken with him. Basil and Dawson return to Baker Street, where Basil discovers by means of close examination and some chemical tests that the list came from the riverfront, and they look for a small tavern near the Thames waterfront. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Meanwhile, Ratigan receives from Fidget the supplies needed to create his robot Queen, but he discovers that Fidget has lost the list, and knowing that any detective of Basil's calibre might track its writer, he sentences Fidget to death by Felicia. Ratigan then realizes how to defeat Basil, and pardons Fidget by telling Felicia to release him. The word caliber (American English) or calibre (British English) comes from the Italian calibro, itself from the Arabic quâlib, meaning mould. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Basil and Dawson are in the tavern near the Thames, disguised as ne'er-do-well sailors inquiring for Ratigan to the staff. As they wait, Fidget stumbles through the pub. The two follow Fidget through some pipes to Ratigan's headquarters, only to discover that Ratigan and his henchmen had prepared for their arrival. Ratigan ties them to a spring-loaded mousetrap, connected with a Rube Goldberg machine of death. Ratigan sets out for Buckingham Palace, leaving behind Dawson and Basil. Fidget and his accomplices kidnap the queen.


Meanwhile Basil and Dawson are left for dead along with Olivia who is watching in a bottle near by. After seconds of mental calculations Basil instructs Dawson to setting the machine off when he gives the signal. At the precise moment after the record player finishes and before a large ball sets off the trap, Basil gives the signal, and Dawson slams his hand down on the trigger. The metal bar snaps over and traps the ball. The pressure causes a part of the mousetrap to snap. The part hits a gun aiming at the two mice. The gun jumps and fires, missing the pair, but then hitting a string holding an axe. The string breaks and the axe comes down on the trap, narrowly missing Basil and Dawson, and chopping the trap in two. The trap separate and fly out in opposite directions, going far enough to evade a falling anvil. The impact of the anvil causes Olivia's bottle to pop open, and Olivia comes flying out. Basil gets up, and changes into his regular coat. He catches Olivia, pulls over a confused Dawson, and smiles before a camera just before it clicks.


Back at the palace Ratigan is putting his plan into action. Hidden behind a curtain, Hiram operates the toy Queen, while the real Queen is being taken by Fidget to be fed to Felicia. At the appropriate moment, Ratigan advances into plain sight, clad in the robes of a King. He at once thanks his Queen-figure, then proceeds to recite a long list of proposed insanely tyrannical legal reforms. Basil, Dawson, and Olivia, who made it to the Buckingham Palace,saves Hiram and the real Queen, and tie up Fidget along with Ratigan's other henchmen. Basil then seize control of the mechanical mouse, forcing it to denounce Ratigan as an impostor and tyrant, all the while breaking into pieces. The crowd, outraged by Ratigan's treason start climbing onto him. Ratigan manages to free himself, and he escapes with Fidget, and holding Olivia hostage. He leaves on his dirigible with Basil, Dawson, and Flaversham in pursuit.


Basil, Dawson, and Hiram create their own craft with a matchbox and some small helium-filled balloons, held under the British flag. They follow Ratigan throughout the skies of London. Ratigan throws Fidget overboard to lighten the load, and then attempts to drive the dirigible himself. with no one to steer, it crashes into Big Ben. The Clock Tower, colloquially known as Big Ben (a name that correctly refers to the main bell) Big Ben redirects here. ...


Inside the clock, Ratigan and Basil face off in a final showdown. The two adversaries vie for possession of Olivia, although Ratigan still holds her in hostage. Basil traps Ratigan by tossing his cape between two gears. Basil rescues Olivia and the two flee to the top of the tower to the balloon. Ratigan, due to his insane hate for Basil, tears his cape free and scurries through the clockworks as fast as he can. Olivia is safely delivered to Hiram, who is still on the balloon with Dawson. Ratigan, ragged and savage, attacks Basil, finally transforming from a pompous pseudo-gentleman into the terrifying rat he is. Ratigan slashes Basil's clothes and gives him many physical blows. Ratigan then sends Basil falling. Basil manages to grasp onto the dirigible propeller, and he hangs on for dear life. He rings Ratigan's bell, the clock strikes 10:00, and the vibrations shake Ratigan from his perch on the clock's hour hand. As he falls, Ratigan catches hold of Basil, and they both fall into the clouds. After a few tense moments, Basil emerges alive thanks to the severed dirigible propeller.


Later, back at Baker Street, Basil and Dawson recounts their adventures as well as the queen's gratitude to their saving her life. the scene is interrupted by a distraught new client. Basil then persuades Dawson to remain as "my trusty associate, Doctor Dawson, with whom I do all my cases".


Characters

  • Basil of Baker Street, voiced by Barrie Ingham. The great detective himself, based on the beloved fictional sleuth Sherlock Holmes. His main goal is to get Professor Ratigan behind bars and rescue Olivia Flaversham's father while simultaneously preventing a royal assassination. There are a few differences between Basil in the book series and in the film version, such as mercurial moods in the latter. He also plays the violin rather well in the movie, whereas the book series stated Basil's violin playing was atrocious-- instead, Basil played the flute. In the film, a running gag was used in which Basil either could not remember or could not pronounce Olivia's last name, even though he said it correctly to her father, Hiram.
  • Professor Ratigan, voiced by Vincent Price. Basil's archenemy. Based on Professor James Moriarty from the Sherlock Holmes stories, this character plots to seize control of the British monarchy. He and Basil have a long-established adversarial relationship. In the book series, it is revealed his given name is Padraic and that Ratigan is in fact, a mouse. This could be the reason why Ratigan in the movie (who is a rat; hence he has five fingers while the other mice have four fingers) takes offense from being referred to as a rat.
  • Dr. David Q. Dawson, voiced by Val Bettin. Previously of the Queen's 66th Regiment in Afghanistan. His character is based upon Dr. John H. Watson from the Sherlock Holmes stories. The interaction between him and Basil mimics that of Watson and Holmes, as Dawson is constantly amazed by Basil's deductions. He eventually becomes Basil's associate, friend, and personal biographer. In the film, the animators modeled the character after Nigel Bruce in both appearance and character. As a result, Dawson is essentially a fat bumbler who is redeemed by his good heart.
  • Olivia Flaversham, voiced by Susanne Pollatschek. A small girl mouse of Scottish descent who seeks Basil's help in finding her toymaker father. Basil carelessly mangles her surname several times when speaking to her, and gets the surname correct only once when speaking to Olivia's father, Hiram. Her surname is most likely based on Flora and Fauna Faversham from the Basil of Baker Street book series.
  • Fidget, voiced by Candy Candido. Ratigan's bumbling bat henchman. He tends to do the dirty work for his boss. He has a crippled wing and a peg leg, and as a result he cannot fly properly. Ratigan throws him off the side of his flying machine near the end of the film, and he lands in the Thames.
  • Toby, voiced by Frank Welker. Basil's trustful pet dog. However, he is technically the dog of Sherlock Holmes, who lives above Basil.
  • Hiram Flaversham, voiced by Alan Young. Olivia's loving Scottish father. He works as a toymaker and is kidnapped by Ratigan to make the Queen Mousetoria robot.
  • Felicia, voiced by Frank Welker. Ratigan's pompous pet cat. Ratigan calls upon her by ringing a special bell.
  • Mrs. Judson, voiced by Diana Chesney. A plump mouse who is Basil's housekeeper. She gets very annoyed whenever Basil uses her good pillows as "guinea pigs" for bullet comparison. Based on Mrs. Hudson.
  • Queen Mousetoria, voiced by Eve Brenner. Ratigan attempts to usurp her throne and become king. She is a parody of Queen Victoria. the setting for this film coincides with the real Victoria's 60th year jubilee (as can be seen with humans entering Buckingham Palace at the same time the mice are).

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The Great Mouse Detective theatrical release history

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International release dates

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Home Video

The film was released on to VHS and laserdisc as part of Walt Disney Classics; however, it wasn't included in the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection. It was released in 1999 (with a game sheet inside the video or someone could logon to greatmouse.com and download one themselves), & on a fully restored DVD in 2002. It has not received a Special Edition as of 2007. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection (Walt Disney Coleccion Maestra in Spanish) is a line of videos released by Walt Disney Home Video from 1994 to 1999. ...


Supervising animators

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Production and release information

  • This film was re-released theatrically on February 14, 1992. It was then released under the Walt Disney Classics video in the summer of 1992. This video edition is very popular with Great Mouse Detective collectors. It was then re-released to video again in the summer of 1999. In 2002, it was released to DVD although it has not received a special edition DVD as of 2007.
  • Vincent Price declared that Professor Ratigan was his favorite role. According to several animators who worked on the film, the exaggerated poses that Professor Ratigan uses were based on those that Vincent Price unintentionally made in the soundtrack recording sessions.
  • The film shares many similar scenes with the film Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro , particularly the fight scene in the clocktower. Disney was accused of plagiarism[citation needed], although no lawsuits were ever filed.
  • There's a reference to the Sherlock Holmes story "The Final Problem" when Professor Ratigan and Basil fall from the top of Big Ben when it strikes 10 o'clock, and only Basil is able to get back up to the balloon; this is similar to what happened to Holmes and Moriarty when they went over Reichenbach Falls . . . only Holmes survived.
  • The film's tagline was "All new! All FUN!" It is thought that Disney was careful to emphasize the "fun" aspect of the film in order to distance it from the disastrous Black Cauldron, which is thought to have failed due to its dark atmosphere. Most of the advertising used bright colors and depicted light scenes. This is ironic as the majority of the film takes place at night.
  • The Great Mouse Detective is the first Disney animated film to have its villain die without uncertainty (as in obviously dead, but not in a dark manner), a custom which would eventually become somewhat routine in later Disney years (of the next 10 Disney animated movies made after this movie, only two featured a villain (Jafar and Gov. Ratcliffe) who lived through the movie (arguably three, as Hades was a god)).
  • One of Ratigan's thugs has a very similar design to Bill the Lizard from Alice in Wonderland.
  • A toy Dumbo can be spotted in the toy shop scene.
  • In the scene where Dawson discovers Olivia crying in the shoe, Olivia hands Dawson a clipping of a newspaper article about one of Basil's cases. The article included the date "Wednesday the 18th". The last Wednesday the 18th before June 1897, when the film takes place, is in November 1896. This is, however, incongruous with the actual Basil Rathbone dialogue present in the film, which is a quote from the The Adventure of the Red-Headed League; based on the text of that story, the film should have been taking place in the year 1890.
  • There's a computer game: "Basil: The Great Mouse Detective." It was made in 1987 by Gremlin Graphics on Amstrad, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64/128, and Atari XL/XE.
  • Ratigan's transformation in the clock tower may be a reference to the story of Jekyll and Hyde, with the composed gentleman turning into a horrid monster by night.
  • This was the last Disney film from WDFA to make heavy use of the old Disney sound effects, which was possibly done due to lower budgets since The Black Cauldron did not use the sound effects.
  • Disney's animated series Darkwing Duck paid homage to this film by having a small statue of Basil on Darkwing's table which would activate the entrance to Darkwing's secret lair.
  • In the scene where Basil plays his violin, he plays it with his left hand while talking to Olivia. But when Olivia says she has no mother, Basil is playing with his right hand.
  • When Mrs. Judson tells Dawson that Basil is not in his residence, she is carrying a lot of objects, one of which is an iconic mace used as a weapon in medieval times; the movie is set in 1897.
  • Sherock Holmes's line "I observe there's German music on the program. It is introspective and I want to introspect" is taken directly from the short Holmes story The Red-Headed League.

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Preceded by
The Black Cauldron
Walt Disney Pictures
1986
Succeeded by
Oliver & Company

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The Great Mouse Detective (1986) (1601 words)
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Originally called The Great Mouse Detective in the US, Disney redubbed it The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective for a Nineties reissue; I guess they figured the word “adventures” would pull in the kiddies.
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The Great Mouse Detective (also known as The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective for its 1992 theatrical re-release and Basil the Great Mouse Detective in some countries) is the twenty-sixth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon.
A scene from The Great Mouse Detective showcasing the use of 3D computer generated imagery to create the gears.
The Great Mouse Detective is sometimes cited as the first animated film from Disney to use CGI, but 1985's The Black Cauldron has this distinction.
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