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The Great Mouse Detective Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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

  • Release date:July 2, 1986

Cast

Val Bettin
as Dawson
Eve Brenner
as Queen Moustoria
Candy Candido
as Fidget
Barrie Ingham
as Basil/Bartholomew
Susanne Pollatschek
as Olivia
Vincent Price
as Professor Ratigan
Alan Young
as Flaversham
Tony Anselmo
as Thug Guard
Melissa Manchester
Laurie Main
as Watson
Ellen Fitzhugh
as Bar Maid
Diana Chesney
as Mrs. Judson
Shani Wallis
as Lady Mouse
Basil Rathbone
as Voice of Sherlock Holmes
Val Bettin
as Thug Guard
Walker Edmiston
as Thug Guard
Wayne Allwine
as Thug Guard

Crew

Dave Michener
Director
John Musker
Director
Burny Mattinson
Director
Ron Clements
Director
Burny Mattinson
Producer
John Musker
Screenwriter
Steve Hulett
Screenwriter
Burny Mattinson
Screenwriter
Pete Young
Screenwriter
Ron Clements
Screenwriter
Vance Gerry
Screenwriter
Dave Michener
Screenwriter
Matthew O'Callaghan
Screenwriter
Melvin Shaw
Screenwriter
Bruce M. Morris
Screenwriter
Ellen Fitzhugh
Songwriter
Melissa Manchester
Songwriter
Larry Grossman
Songwriter
Henry Mancini
Composer (Music Score)
James Melton
Editor
Guy Vasilovich
Art Director
Glen Keane
Animator
Mark Henn
Animator
Hendel Butoy
Animator
Rob Minkoff
Animator
Eve Titus
Short Story Author
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