The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family Film, Disney
A Disney classic retelling the tale of Sherlock Holmes using animals (mostly mice 😛 ). This is actually okay 🙂 . The story is entertaining and fairly captivating plus it is actually based of the Basil of Baker Street books not Sherlock (which you naturally assume 😛 ). This I liked as the story was different and it was not a cheap copy of the Sherlock tale. I loved that you can see shadows of humans and the hints of the original Sherlock story running alongside it 🙂 . The art of this movie feels very nostalgic to the old style of Disney classics and the villain (Professor Ratigan) is decent. He is voiced by the great Vincent Price and his character Professor Ratigan maybe one of the darkest villains from Disney 😀 . The songs in this movie aren’t the greatest and they aren’t memorable. My favourite scenes in this movie were the “Big Ben Chase” and the solution to the “Mouse Trap Scene”. I liked them as they were intriguingly, climatic and intense (especially the Big Ben scene 🙂 ). I also liked the characters of Basil, Dawson and Olivia who were good main characters and the relationship between each other was great. I also liked how Basil worked and was probably the best character there 😛 . A very good animation that probably need (and deserves) more recognition 🙂 . Enjoy 😀
I give this film 3.5 Stars out of 5!