[2] Furthermore, Keane lifted his personality as he was thumbing through these "photographs of people of London in the 1800s, of railroad men, and there was this one guy smoking a cigar—he had a top hat and there was just something about this guy—this Ratigan ... this rat sucking the cigar, completely dressed to the hilt, he was sharp and perfect—he's a sewer rat dressed like a king and he lives as a king! The World's Greatest Criminal Mind. Goodbye, So Soon. Blu-ray Currently unavailable. Following the screening of Champagne for Caesar, Glen Keane noted that following the casting of Price, "[h]is expressive voice and attitude inspired us to further redesign the character. [2], When the filmmakers watched the 1950 comedy film Champagne for Caesar to study Ronald Colman's performance as a possible model for Basil, they immediately decided to cast Vincent Price, who also starred in the film, as Ratigan. The first feature score by … After Basil, Dawson, and Olivia save Flaversham and the real Queen, they restrain Fidget and Ratigan's other henchmen while Toby chases out Felicia. A dialogue-driven mice mystery adventure! In London in June 1897, a young mouse named Olivia Flaversham is celebrating her birthday with her toymaker father, Hiram. [7] To replace Miller who had been producer, Feature Animation chairman Roy E. Disney assigned Mattinson to serve as director/producer, but finding both tasks much too laborious, Mattinson decided to remain as producer. WMG/The Great Mouse Detective; YMMV/The Great Mouse Detective; If you meant one of those, just click and go. Henry Mancini - The Adventures Of The Great Mouse Detective The Great Mouse Detective, unlike just about every other film in the Disney Renaissance, isn’t really song-heavy. Peraza's inspiration for the scene was a Japanese anime film, The Castle of Cagliostro (1979), the feature film debut of animator Hayao Miyazaki which is part of the Lupin III franchise; The Castle of Cagliostro, which Peraza was a fan of, featured a climatic scene involving characters amidst giant turning gears in a clock tower. [2] Michael Jackson was considered by Eisner to voice a character who would enter the saloon, confront Basil,[22] and sing a song at the tavern, but the suggestion was met with uncomfortable silence for which Eisner withdrew the idea; Eisner later proposed for Madonna to perform the song. Trending pages. It is stationed in a wine cellar, and serves as the home of not just Ratigan, but also Fidget (before his turn to good), Ratigan's thugs and Felicia, Ratigan's enormous pet cat. " The World's Greatest Criminal Mind " is a song featured in Disney's The Great Mouse Detective. To heighten the pitch, the tape recording of his voice was sped up. The Blu-ray edition is region-free and thus can be played in any region of the world. Miller became the producer for the film. Rock. Pop Standards. The toy Queen declares Ratigan the ruler of all Mousedom, and he announces his dictatorial plans for his new "subjects". However, Basil grabs a part of Ratigan's dirigible and saves himself. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Great Mouse Detective: Story and Songs [Read-Along Book & Tape] - Disney on AllMusic - 1991 - For ages four to seven. Ratigan sets out for Buckingham Palace, where his henchman hijack the roles of the royal guards and kidnap the Queen. to serve as parody of a Victorian British music hall. Basil, der große Mäusedetektiv (Originaltitel: The Great Mouse Detective) ist der 26. abendfüllende Zeichentrickfilm der Walt-Disney-Studios und erschien im Jahr 1986. The main characters are all mice and rats living in Victorian London. 1992 Preview SONG TIME Main Title. The style is looser and more vigorous, and, in a climactic fight inside Big Ben, effectively amalgamates computer-drawn clockwork with hand-drawn characters. Basil, Dawson and Flaversham create their own craft with a matchbox and some small helium-filled balloons, held together by the Union Jack. See more ideas about the great mouse detective, detective, greatful. A. The album marked the debut of Henry Mancini for score composition of an animated feature aside from the animated opening for The Pink Panther.[21]. "[30] Alex Stewart reviewed The Great Mouse Detective for White Dwarf #83, and stated that "After their dismal fudge of The Black Cauldron, it's good to see the Disney studios taking a step, however cautious, towards the world of animation as it is today. R&B. The Great Mouse Detective is a 1986 American animated mystery film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The first idea for the victim was for Olivia—then an older and potential love interest whom Dawson falls for, but Miller suggested the character to be "a little girl, someone they [the audience] can feel sorry for." Back at Baker Street, Basil and Dawson recount their adventures. Ratigan is regarded as the most infamous criminal in all of Mousedom. Initially, Mancini composed a song titled "Are You the One Who Loves Me?" Lyrics from The Great Mouse Detective Written by Henry Mancini, Larry Grossman and Ellen Fitzhugh Performed by Vincent Price as Ratigan, with chorus. Smooth Jazz. [2], Following the box office under-performance of the 1985 Paramount/Amblin film Young Sherlock Holmes, Eisner decided to rename Basil of Baker Street into The Great Mouse Detective feeling the name "Basil" was "too English". The Great Mouse Detective (1986) on AccuRadio. Fidget ambushes Olivia and captures her. See more ideas about the great mouse detective, detective, greatful. New Age (Relaxing) Nordic Folk Songs. He rescues Olivia and safely delivers her to Flaversham. Fanpop community fan club for The Great Mouse Detective fans to share, discover content and connect with other fans of The Great Mouse Detective. A mock trailer for Disney's The Great maus Detective using the audio from Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes trailer. 2. Inside the clocktower, where Ratigan still holds Olivia hostage, Basil manages to get Ratigan's cape stuck on some gears. Veteran layout artist Joe Hale is credited with suggesting to adapt the children's book series Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus, but the project fell into development limbo because of the similarities to The Rescuers. "[31], The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that the film received an 80% approval rating with an average rating of 7.12/10 based on 25 reviews. "[23], London's Time Out magazine wrote, "As usual with film noir [...] it is the villain who steals the heart and one is rooting for in the breathtaking showdown high up in the cogs and ratchets of Big Ben. Disney. [4], With the departure of Miller in 1984, the board of directors appointed Michael Eisner, who had resigned from Paramount Pictures, to become the new CEO. added by JennyRocker197. Top 100 Songs. [18] The two-minute climax scene thus used computer-generated imagery (CGI), making it the first Disney film to extensively use computer animation, a fact that Disney used to promote the film during marketing. The World's Greatest Criminal Mind; Goodbye So Soon; Goodbye So Soon (Reprise) Let Me be Good to You. Already in rough animation, the song was recorded by Shani Wallis. Musker and Michener remained as directors, but with the shortened production schedule, Clements became as an additional director. Basil seizes control of the mechanical queen, making it denounce Ratigan as a fraud while breaking it into pieces. video. Basil and Dawson disguise themselves as sailors and head to a tavern called the "Rat Trap". [34] Its inexpensive success after its predecessor's under-performance gave the new management of Disney confidence in the viability of their animation department, though it was suppressed at the box office by An American Tail. 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Ratigan plans to usurp the Queen and become "supreme ruler of all mousedom". Sherlock Holmes also mentions "Basil" as one of his aliases in the Arthur Conan Doyle story "The Adventure of Black Peter". The Great Mouse Detective was released to theaters on July 2, 1986 to positive reviews and financial success, in sharp contrast to the box office under-performance of Disney's previous animated feature film The Black Cauldron (1985). video. 3. A surgeon named Dr. David Q. Dawson, who has just returned from a lengthy service of the Mouse Queen's 66th Regiment in Afghanistan, meets Olivia, and escorts her to Basil's residence. An American Tail is a 1986 American-Irish animated musical adventure comedy-drama film directed by Don Bluth from a screenplay by Judy Freudberg and Tony Geiss and a story by David Kirschner, Freudberg and Geiss. During the film's initial theatrical release, the film was accompanied with the short, Clock Cleaners.[23]. Shop Basil the Great Mouse Detective [Blu-ray] [Region Free]. [14] Candido's natural voice was kept for one character shouting "Get off, you eight-legged bum. "[27] Likewise, in his print review for the Chicago Sun-Times, Ebert gave the film three stars out of four in which he praised the film's animation and compared the film to that of Disney's golden age. Basil deduces the trap's weakness and escapes along with Dawson and Olivia just in time. When the clock strikes 10:00, the bell hits for the loudest sound, and Ratigan falls to his death, taking Basil with him. The Great Mouse Detective soundtrack was released in 1992, six years after the movie’s premiere. 4. Ratigan's Lair is the hideout of Basil of Baker Street's archnemisis, "the nefarious Professor Ratigan". [2][5], Burny Mattinson and John Musker were assigned as the original directors while Dave Michener was also added as co-director. This song also includes a special appearance by Bill the Lizard from Alice in Wonderland. "[16] The following supervising animators included Mark Henn for Basil, Hendel Butoy for Dawson, Rob Minkoff for Olivia, Andreas Deja for Queen Moustoria, Ruben Aquino for Mrs. Judson, and Mike Gabriel for Toby and Felicia. Er basiert auf der Kinderbuchreihe Basil der Mäusedetektiv (engl.Basil of Baker Street) von Eve Titus, welche die Handlung der Romane um den Meisterdetektiv Sherlock Holmes in die Welt der Nagetiere verlegt. [2] In 1982, Ron Clements proposed adapting the children's book series into an animated feature and, along with story artist Pete Young, it was pitched to Disney President and CEO Ron Miller who approved the project. Free customizable online radio with unlimited skips. Basil. Unlike previous home media releases, which all used the 1992 reissue title print (The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective), this DVD restored the original 1986 title card, which had previously not been seen since the original 1986 release. [17], The original finale was to take place on the hands of Big Ben with Ratigan eventually falling to his demise. [33], The film grossed around $50 million worldwide against a budget of over $14 million during its initial release. [7] The re-titling of the film proved to be unpopular with the filmmakers so much that animator Ed Gombert wrote a satirical interoffice memo, allegedly by studio executive Peter Schneider, which gave preceding Disney films generic titles such as Seven Little Men Help a Girl, The Wonderful Elephant Who Could Really Fly, The Little Deer Who Grew Up, The Girl with the See-through Shoes, Two Dogs Fall in Love, Puppies Taken Away, and A Boy, a Bear and a Big Black Cat. [4] Initially, Ratigan had been designed as thin, weasely, and ratlike. ‘The Great Mouse Detective’ Songs and Soundtrack. At Buckingham Palace, Ratigan forces Flaversham to operate the toy Queen, while the real one is taken to be fed to Felicia, Ratigan's pet cat. See more ideas about the great mouse detective, detective, greatful. "[2], Basil was first modeled on Bing Crosby, but the animators eventually took inspiration from Leslie Howard. The Great Mouse Detective songs. Songs featured in The Great Mouse Detective . The key to good Disney animation is character and facial expression, and Detective abounds in both. "[2] Additionally, during one story meeting, Glen Keane decided to base the stature of Ratigan on then-Disney CEO Ron Miller,[15] who was a 6'6" former football player for the Los Angeles Rams. Flaversham initially refuses to participate in the scheme, but capitulates when Ratigan threatens to harm Olivia. [11] For Olivia, Susanne Pollatschek was selected over hundreds of other applicants while Alan Young, who had voiced Scrooge McDuck for Mickey's Christmas Carol, was selected to voice her father Hiriam because of his authentic Scottish brogue. You mean it?Worse than the widows and orphans you drowned?You're the best of the worst aroundOh, RatiganOh, RatiganThe rest fall behindTo RatiganTo RatiganThe world's greatest criminal mind[Chorus:] Oh, RatiganOh, RatiganYou're tops and that's thatTo RatiganTo RatiganTo Ratigan the world's greatest rat[Chorus:] Even louderWe'll shout it!No one can doubt what we know you can doYou're more evil than even youOh, RatiganOh, RatiganYou're one of a kindTo RatiganTo RatiganThe world's greatest criminal mindLyrics transcribed by Disneyclips.com, More Songs from The Great Mouse Detective. [35][36] Re-titled as The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective, the film was re-released theatrically on February 14, 1992 where it grossed $13,288,756. 1:20 PREVIEW Enter Basil. The World's Greatest Criminal Mind [Ratigan:] My friends, we are about to embark on the most odious, the most evil, the most diabolical scheme of my illustrious career. 1:40 PREVIEW Dawson Finds Olivia. Very streamlined… Dec 7, 2020 - Explore Nikki's board "Great Mouse Detective" on Pinterest. Basil The Great Mouse Detective - The Rescuers / The Rescuers Down Under - Walt Disney 3 Movie Bundling Blu-Ray. Lyrics from The Great Mouse DetectiveWritten by Henry Mancini, Larry Grossman and Ellen FitzhughPerformed by Vincent Price as Ratigan, with chorus, From the brain that brought you the Big Ben caperThe head that made headlines in every newspaperAnd wondrous things like the Tower Bridge jobThat cunning display that made Londoners sobNow comes the real tour de forceTricky and wicked of courseMy earlier crimes were fine for their timesBut now that I'm at it againAn even grimmer plot has been simmeringIn my great criminal brain[Chorus:] Even meaner? Home video releases from the 1992 VHS and Laserdisc, to the 2002 VHS and DVD, used the shorter name on the packaging, and the longer one in the opening credits. Olivia searches to find the famed Great Mouse Detective named Basil of Baker Street, but gets lost. However, layout artist Mike Peraza approached Musker with the idea of restaging the final confrontation so the characters would break through the face of the Big Ben with the grinding clockwork gears providing added menace, in which Musker agreed. Aug 9, 2016 - It's elementary, my dear Dawson. The writers dropped the characters deciding for Basil to figure it out for himself. This is not like most Disney films as I think there is only 1 song. All items (3) #. Metal. Eisner recruited former production head Jeffrey Katzenberg to become studio chairman over Disney's film division. [2] Mancini also co-wrote two of the film's three original songs, "The World's Greatest Criminal Mind" and "Goodbye So Soon" (both performed by Vincent Price). [8][9] These generic titles would later become a category on Jeopardy!. No matter what everyone says, It is still great. 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