• 71%
    677 votes
  • Rate this movie
    What did you think?

The Great Mouse Detective 1986

London's crime-fighting ace on his most baffling case!
In Victorian London, England, a little mouse girl's toymaker father is abducted by a peg-legged bat. She enlists the aid of Basil of Baker Street, the rodent world's answer to Sherlock Holmes. The case expands as Basil uncovers the crime's link to a plot against the Crown itself.


All 2 Comments

Hiram Flaversham sounds a lot like Scrooge mcDuck ;)

loading replies

This homage to Sherlock Holmes is one of the better Disney animated films from the 80s. The filmmakers manage to recreate a wonderfully atmospheric setting in Victorian London, especially in the exterior scenes at night and they cram in as many Holmes references as they can in the relatively short running time. Vincent Price is a highlight as the memorable villain and the final sequence at Big Ben is still a really nice piece of early computer animation that adds some dynamic shots to the film. The three principal songs are ok, if not particularly memorable, but Henry Mancini has created a catchy and fun score to go with the film.

loading replies

If you like The Great Mouse Detective, check out...