The Great Mouse Detective Movie Trivia

The Great Mouse Detective Trivia


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Film facts for the 1986 Kids movie starring Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Susanne Pollatschek More Cast

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Vincent Price said Professor Ratigan was his favorite role.
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Actor Alan Young (Mr. Flaversham) is better known in the Disney animated realm as the voice of Scrooge McDuck, who was the star of Disney's "DuckTales" (along with Huey, Dewey & Louie) from 1987 to 1990.
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Basil, the hero, was named after Basil Rathbone, who often played Sherlock Holmes in movies and on the radio. In fact, Rathbone himself is heard as the voice of Holmes (seen only in shadow) in the scene where Basil, Dawson, and Olivia head upstairs to recruit Toby.
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The film is loosely based on a children's novel, "Basil Of Baker Street" by Eve Titus. As the film shows, Basil lives in the basement of 221B Baker Street and learned to be a detective by sitting under Dr. Watson's chair listening to the recounts of the adventures of the real Sherlock Holmes. The film's story is mostly original, because in the novel there is no Ratigan or Olivia, and Dr. Dawson is already flatmates with Basil, so the film seems to tell the tale of the case that made Basil & Dawson a team. After all, the beginning & end of the film features narraration by Dawson, just as Dr. Watson narrarated the Sherlock Holmes stories.

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There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".

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This movie is banned in Norway... probably because of the sexy showgirls in the "Let Me Be Good To You" song scene.
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1986 Walt Disney Pictures
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