The Great Mouse Detective
Facts and Figures
In Theaters: Wednesday 2nd July 1986
Box Office Worldwide: $82.4M
Production compaines: Walt Disney Pictures, Silver Screen Partners
Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Fresh: 13 Rotten: 3
IMDB: 7.2 / 10
The Great Mouse Detective Movie Review
At 72 minutes in length, it's a quick hop, skip, and jump across London, from a toy store to a pub to Big Ben, while Basil searches for poor Olivia's kidnapped father. The crook: Ratigan, voiced masterfully and inimitably by Vincent Price. With appropriately vintage, late-1800s period music and sets, the movie may not offer children the goofy stimulation of a Shrek or a Toy Story, but it's harmless enough that any kid ought to be entertained for the full running time -- even if the movie's hero is a bit too stuffy to relate to.
On DVD, you get a making-of short and a few extra Disney short films, plus the ubiquitous sing-along feature.
Aka The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective.