Basil the Great Mouse Detective

Basil the Great Mouse Detective

John Musker (1986)

U Certificate


Our Score
An attractive idea, but rather crudely done for Disney animation, this follows the adventure of a young mouse devotee of Sherlock Holmes who helps to investigate the disappearance of a mouse toymaker and a plot against the Mouse Queen. It's notable for Vincent Price's wonderfully arch and sinister voiceover as the master scoundrel Professor Ratigan - as rat-like a monster as ever drew sibilant breath. He and the peg-legged bat Fidget prove that villains have all the best lines.


The evil Professor Ratigan masterminds a cunning plan to become supreme ruler of all mousedom by kidnapping a clever toy-maker and forcing him to participate in his evil schemes - but super-sleuth Basil of Baker Street is soon on the case. Animated adventure, with the voices of Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin and Alan Young.

Cast & Crew

Professor Ratigan Vincent Price
Basil of Baker Street/Bartholomew Barrie Ingham
Dr David Q Dawson/Thug Guard Val Bettin
Hiram Flaversham Alan Young
Olivia Flaversham Susanne Pollatschek
Fidget Candy Candido
Mrs Judson Diana Chesney
Director John Musker
Director Ron Clements
Director Dave Michener
Director Burney Mattinson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: The Walt Disney Company LtdAvailable on: video and DVD
Drama Children's