The Great Mouse Detective [Blu-ray] [1986]

  • SKU: 6410086
  • Release Date: 10/09/2012
  • Rating: G
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (44 out of 45)

Special Features


  • Disc 1 - "So You Think You Can Sleuth"
  • The Making Of The Great Mouse Detective
  • "The World's Greatest Criminal Mind" - Sing-Along Song
  • Disc 2 - Includes all Blu-ray Bonus Features

Synopsis


The Great Mouse Detective
The first Disney animated feature to make extensive use of computer technology, The Great Mouse Detective was based on the children's novel Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus. The titular hero is Basil, a Holmes-like rodent (complete with deerstalker) who solves crimes in the company of his friend and chronicler Dr. Dawson. Basil and Dawson are retained by the daughter of a mouse toymaker who has been kidnapped by the diabolical Ratigan. The villain hopes to force the toymaker to construct a fake version of the queen who will grant power to the bad guy--or at least, for that part of the world behind the walls of London. Though nearly eliminated by Ratigan, Basil and Dawson trap the villain in the fast-moving mechanisms of Big Ben. By relying on computer animation, Disney was able to keep the budget of Great Mouse Detective down to a manageable size, thus earning back the losses incurred by the studio's previous cartoon feature, The Black Cauldron. Among the talented voice actors utilized in The Great Mouse Detective is Vincent Price, who plays guess what part? (Hint: he ain't Basil). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Val Bettin
    Val Bettin - Dawson
  • Eve Brenner
    Eve Brenner - Queen Moustoria
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    Candy Candido - Fidget
  • Barrie Ingham
    Barrie Ingham - Basil/Bartholomew
  • Vincent Price
    Vincent Price - Professor Ratigan



Customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just OK film, going cheap on blu rays

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    CKCSWHFFAN
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    We all know this film was released in the LONG years between Walt’s passing and with "The Jungle Book" & "the Aristocats" being the last real hit films for the studio, "Jungle Book" outshining "Aristocats" by a mile. Does anyone remember a character in this one, or a scene or song? No. No glass slipper, no spaghetti kiss You do get the late Vincent Price as a voice talent. Another little kid with a parent issue, seen it, taped it Disney. And, the "Pinocchio" scene with "Dumbo" thrown in. The film is OK. The animation looked more like Saturday morning cartoon quality. NOT Disney standards. I am surprised they have a "Making Of" feature on this. Some of the bigger Disney film blu ray releases have NOT had them, but this one does. So, it does have this but since the film was not a huge hit there is nothing outstanding extra wise here. And, for the last few years Disney had, key word here is HAD, been heavily promoting blu rays over DVD. DVD releases have not had the features, etc. NOW, Disney is cutting back on blu rays. This year they are now going cheap on these. Blu ray is just a plain blue disc, the DVD is plain jane silver. Back of case when it give film information here they are promoting "The Princess and the Frog", which is a disappointment & now forgotten & gets mentioned BEFORE THE FILM THAT PUT DISNEY BACK IN MAJOR HIT STATUS 1989's "The Little Mermaid". So, an OK film. Not a great blu ray release but since NOT a huge Disney hit you would NOT expect it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Story/ Mixed feelings about artwork

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    jaredn12
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    I saw Great Mouse Detective in theaters as a kid and have always had fond memories of it, especially the exciting climax in the inner-workings of Big Ben. The story is an adaptation of the classic Sherlock Holmes mysteries made more easily accessible for children with Basil the mouse detective living in the walls of the real Holmes' estate and filling his role in the story. Because GMD was made during a period of decline for Disney animation, it compares poorly to previous and more recent Disney features. One bright spot, the climax, which caught my eye as a child, also impressed me as an adult. It clearly stands out for reasons I could not identify as a child. Now thanks to a more discerning eye it is easy to identify this scene as the only one in GMD that incorporates computer animated backgrounds. The one useful special feature is the Backstage Disney featurette, which identifies this scene as the first such use of computer animation in Disney feature animation. Another bright spot is Vincent Price's involvement as the voice of Ratigan. (* Editorial review cites this as his first cartoon voice. However, Price also voices the evil Irontail in the 1971 easter tv special "Here Comes Peter Cottontail)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Disney's best...

    Posted
    BenAndrewsNYC
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    I bought this title because I collect all Disney animated titles. The picture is a slight upgrade from the DVD version, but more could have been done to clean it up, so I was a little disappointed there. Most kids now probably wouldn't care to sit through this one, it's certainly not among Disney's strongest titles, but a step above some of the lower ones (like Dinosaur or Oliver and Co.)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cute Disney Movie

    Posted
    filmlover87
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    I loved this movie which I had no idea it existed. I found it at some Best Buy store and I double check about the film in imdb and it turns out that this is one of Disney's most underrated movies. i loved it, and I'm glad I bought it on Blu ray disc were it looks and sounds terrific. This film was Sherlock Holmes meets Disney. You can't ask for more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Under Rated Classic

    Posted
    lisa1200

    This movie doesnt get the attention it deserves, most likely because it was released around the same years as The Little Mermaid, and unfairly overshadowed. I don't think this movie should be overlooked by Disney fans; it has wonderful music, great animation, and a great story. If you're a Disney fan of any age, I recommend giving this classic a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of my favorite Disney Movies

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    Greg
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    This is one of my all time favorite Disney Movies. I am a huge fan of Vincent Price and of Sherlock Holmes, and this film has both in a child friendly setting. Oh Ratigan!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    kept my 10 year old laughing

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    Dick
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    Cartoons are usually fun for kids but in this day and age there's so much action oriented violence that to see her totally enjoy and laugh at a cartoon is awesome. I highly recommend this for boys or girls up to age 10 or 11.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Underappreciated Disney Classic

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    ajag
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    This movie is greatly under appreciated, It came out during Disney's down years in the 1980s. If given a chance this movie is well written and acted. Disney delivers a lovable hero, sidekick, etc and a memorable villain.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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