Basil, The Great Mouse Detective
BASIL, THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE (aka THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE) (PG)
D: John Musker, Ron Clements, Dave Michener & Burny Mattinson
Walt Disney/Silver Screen Partners II (Burny Mattinson)
USA 🇺🇸 1986
W: Pete Young, Steven Hulett, John Musker, Matthew O'Callaghan, Dave Michener, Vance Gerry, Ron Clements, Bruce Morris, Melvin Shaw & Burny Mattinson [based on the novel 'Basil Of Baker Street' by Eve Titus]
Mus: Henry Mancini
voices of: Barrie Ingham (Basil), Vincent Price (Professor Rattigan), Val Bettin (Dr. David Q. Dawson), Susanne Pollatschek (Olivia Flaversham)
Animated version of Sherlock Holmes, featuring a mouse as a proxy for the great fictional detective, on the case of the missing person and preventing a royal assassination, both plots masterminded by the evil Professor Rattigan.
This is one of the few animated films to surface from Disney during their sullen period of the 1980's. It's actually quite good, but nowhere near as good as the old classics or the output during the 1990's.
Did You Know:
Ratigan was originally designed to look thin and weak, but when Vincent Price was chosen to play the role, his appearance was changed accordingly.