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This one slipped by me when I was a kid, which is odd given that I watched most of the obscure Disney canon, but I finally got around to seeing it in the interest of completionism. It was… okay. The little girl’s voice was rather grating, and Rattigan did not make for a very compelling villain. Honestly, Basil is probably the only reason to watch this movie. I can see why they call it the Disney Renaissance, because this film is really not up to par with most of their output.
|Barrie Ingham||Basil of Baker Street|
|Val Bettin||Dr. David Q. Dawson|
|Vincent Price||Professor Ratigan|
|Susanne Pollatschek||Olivia Flaversham|
|Shani Wallis||Lady Mouse|
|Laurie Main||Dr. Watson|
|Val Bettin||Thug Guard|
|Alan Young||Hiram Flaversham|
|Henry Mancini||Original Music Composer|
|Ed Austin||Director of Photography|
|Roy M. Brewer Jr.||Editor|
|John Musker||Story Contributor|
|Melvin Shaw||Story Contributor|
|Bruce Morris||Story Contributor|
|Vance Gerry||Story Contributor|
|David Michener||Story Contributor|
|Burny Mattinson||Story Contributor|
|Steve Hulett||Story Contributor|
|Peter Young||Story Contributor|
|Ron Clements||Story Contributor|
|Matthew O'Callaghan||Story Contributor|
"London's crime-fighting ace on his most baffling case!"
In London, circa 1897, a young Scottish mouse named Olivia Flaversham is celebrating her birthday with her toymaker father, Hiram. Suddenly, Fidget, a bat with a peg leg, barges in, and after a brief struggle, disappears with Hiram. Fidget takes Hiram to Professor Ratigan who commands him to create a clockwork robot which mimics the Queen of the Mice so Ratigan can rule England. Hiram initially refuses to participate in the scheme, whereupon Ratigan threatens to harm Olivia.
Olivia searches to find Basil of Baker Street, a world-famous detective and Ratigan's archnemesis. Returning to London after a tour of duty in Afghanistan, Dr. David Q. Dawson stumbles upon Olivia, and helps her find Basil's residence. At first, Basil is reluctant, but when Olivia mentions Fidget, Basil now realizes his chance to capture Ratigan. Basil and Dawson take Toby, Sherlock Holmes's pet dog, to track Fidget's scent, where they find him in a toyshop stealing clockwork mechanisms and toy soldiers' uniforms. Fidget later traps Olivia by ambushing her from inside a toy cradle. Basil and Dawson pursue Fidget, but become entangled and fall behind. While searching the shop, Dawson discovers Fidget's checklist, to which Basil does some chemical tests to discover the list came from a riverfront near the Thames. Basil and Dawson disguise themselves as sailors and go into a tavern called the "Rat Trap" and follow Fidget to Ratigan's headquarters. They are caught, and Ratigan ties them to a spring-loaded mousetrap connected with a Rube Goldberg machine. Ratigan sets out for Buckingham Palace, where Fidget and his accomplices kidnap the queen. Basil, along with Dawson, deduces the trap's weakness and escape just in time.
Theatrical : 1986-07-02 : United States of America
DVD : 2002-07-23