The Great Mouse Detective

The Great Mouse Detective
The Great Mouse Detective
  • G
  • 1h 14m
  • 1986
Fresh82%
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The clues are in, the chase is on, and the case of the century is about to break wide open in Disney's greatest little mystery in history! Let THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE take you on an adventuresome journey through the cobblestone streets of 1897 London, where some suspicious "mousechief" is the suspenseful start to this thrilling musical adventure. Olivia, the brave daughter of a beloved London toymaker, turns to Basil of Baker Street for help with her father's disappearance. Basil's jolly assistant, Dr. Dawson, and loyal dog Toby lend a hand ... and nose ... as they sniff out clues through their charming miniature world. The final chase leads to Professor Ratigan (Vincent Price), a hard-hearted criminal whom Basil must outwit to save all of Mousedom!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh82%
Critics Consensus: The Great Mouse Detective may not rank with Disney's classics, but it's an amiable, entertaining picture with some stylishly dark visuals.
Reviews
Time Out
Fresh

As usual with film noir, however, it is the villain who steals the heart and one is rooting for in...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Nina Darnton
Fresh

Small children may be afraid of some of the bad characters -- the Disney Studio's gift for creatin...

June 21, 2017
Common Sense Media
Sandie Angulo Chen
Fresh

Clever Sherlock Holmes tribute mixes wit, peril.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Clever Sherlock Holmes tribute mixes wit, peril.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Great Mouse Detective is a Disney tribute to Sherlock Holmes that has potentially frightening themes such as kidnapping, blackmail, and world domination. Although it's rated G, it does feature a menacing evil genius who wants to kill the reigning Mouse Queen and uses his creepy henchman bat to commit crimes. There are also a couple of cartoon-violence scenes (a pub brawl and a climactic duel) and notable drinking/smoking scenes. But for young tweens -- especially those interested in detective mysteries -- this should be a fun bet.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family
  • Release Date:July 2, 1986
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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