History Disney / TheGreatMouseDetective

23rd Aug '16 1:32:57 PM rafi
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* LuckyTranslation: Basil is called "Basil Holmuis" (hole-mouse) in Dutch. Yes, that's a real word. The Italian title for the film is ''Basil l'investigatopo'', a play on words with "investigatore" ("detective") and "topo" ("mouse").

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* LuckyTranslation: LuckyTranslation:
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Basil is called "Basil Holmuis" (hole-mouse) in Dutch. Yes, that's a real word.
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The Italian title for the film is ''Basil l'investigatopo'', a play on words with "investigatore" ("detective") and "topo" ("mouse").
23rd Aug '16 1:32:07 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* FreakOut: [[spoiler: The failure of his plan fills Ratigan with so much rage, he turns feral and savage, dropping to all fours like an actual rodent and snarling when he talks, becoming far more predator-like than he was throughout most of the film.]]



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23rd Aug '16 1:28:24 PM LadyJaneGrey
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-->''(Long pause; Basil's expression changes...)''



* EvilBrit: Ratigan, albeit with the American voice of VincentPrice.
** Price's accent in the movie still sounds thoroughly American to British ears.

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* EvilBrit: Ratigan, albeit with the American voice of VincentPrice.
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VincentPrice, although Price's accent in the movie still sounds thoroughly American to British ears.



* FurryConfusion: The movie has anthropomorphic mice, rats, bats, and lizards, but real cats, dogs, and horses, and humans as well.
** Not so anthropomorphic, as Ratigan proves.

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* FurryConfusion: The movie has anthropomorphic mice, rats, bats, and lizards, lizards (maybe not completely anthropomorphic, as Ratigan proves), but real cats, dogs, and horses, and humans as well.
** Not so anthropomorphic, as Ratigan proves.** .
23rd Aug '16 1:25:20 PM LadyJaneGrey
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%%* CatsAreMean

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%%* CatsAreMean* CatsAreMean: While this Trope appears often in works where the protagonists are mice, Felicia is an odd case because her ''master'' is a mouse, who uses her as an executioner.



* GoodIsNotNice: Basil comes across as somewhat rude, especially early in the film, which makes him a good contrast to the FauxAffablyEvil Ratigan. Fitting, since the original Holmes can be somewhat of a {{Jerkass}} SmugSnake himself at times.
** Although he ''does'' slowly grow out of it, as seen when he tries to comfort Dawson. Granted, he doesn't actually ''apologise'' for his rant, but it's clear from the look on his face that he regrets being so harsh.

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* GoodIsNotNice: Basil comes across as somewhat rude, especially early in the film, which makes him a good contrast to the FauxAffablyEvil Ratigan. Fitting, since the original Holmes can be somewhat of a {{Jerkass}} SmugSnake himself at times.
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times. Although he ''does'' slowly grow out of it, as seen when he tries to comfort Dawson. Granted, he doesn't actually ''apologise'' for his rant, but it's clear from the look on his face that he regrets being so harsh.



* LuckyTranslation: Basil is called "Basil Holmuis" (hole-mouse) in Dutch. Yes, that's a real word.
** The Italian title for the film is ''Basil l'investigatopo'', a play on words with "investigatore" ("detective") and "topo" ("mouse").
* ManlyTears: Bartholomew sheds them while Ratigan is talking about his history with Basil.

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* LuckyTranslation: Basil is called "Basil Holmuis" (hole-mouse) in Dutch. Yes, that's a real word.
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word. The Italian title for the film is ''Basil l'investigatopo'', a play on words with "investigatore" ("detective") and "topo" ("mouse").
* ManlyTears: ManlyTears:
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Bartholomew sheds them while Ratigan is talking about his history with Basil.
23rd Aug '16 11:46:20 AM rafi
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* IdiotBall: Basil and Dr. Dawson grab it pretty hard in the toy store by not realizing that someone had to have set off all the toys' mechanisms and that they didn't just wind themselves up. Basil should have instantly realized that whoever turned them on must have done so to [[CacophonyCoverUp provide cover for himself]], and Dawson messed up by just letting Olivia wander off by herself.

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* IdiotBall: IdiotBall:
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Basil and Dr. Dawson grab it pretty hard in the toy store by not realizing that someone had to have set off all the toys' mechanisms and that they didn't just wind themselves up. Basil should have instantly realized that whoever turned them on must have done so to [[CacophonyCoverUp provide cover for himself]], and Dawson messed up by just letting Olivia wander off by herself.herself.
** Basil again. When he finally discovers Ratigan's hideout, he insists on going in alone with just his good natured but inexperienced new parter, instead of also bringing the police or some other form of backup in case Ratigan discovered him and had too many goons with him or if there was a trap set up for him. The latter of the two is what happens.



** Basil as well at one point. When he finally discovers Ratigan's hideout, he insists on going in alone with just his good natured but inexperienced new parter, instead of also bringing the police or some other form of backup in case Ratigan discovered him and had too many goons with him or if there was a trap set up for him. The latter of the two is what happens.
23rd Aug '16 11:04:41 AM Hedging
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* TooDumbToLive: Poor Bartholemew. He was a little too fond of the drink for his own good.

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* TooDumbToLive: Poor Bartholemew. He was a little too fond of the drink for his own good. good
** Basil as well at one point. When he finally discovers Ratigan's hideout, he insists on going in alone with just his good natured but inexperienced new parter, instead of also bringing the police or some other form of backup in case Ratigan discovered him and had too many goons with him or if there was a trap set up for him. The latter of the two is what happens.
4th Aug '16 11:35:46 PM BohemianBob43
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Added DiffLines:

--> '''Ratigan''': Would you kindly sit down and shut UP?!
1st Aug '16 8:39:28 PM MHarrington
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** Made even ''more'' frightening is the fact he was previously so FauxAffablyEvil. It serves to show just how insane and feral his breakdown has left him, especially since he had, up to now, succeeded in keeping Olivia and her father separated from each other. When he sees Basil successfully reuniting them before his very eyes, this accelerates Ratigan's breakdown.

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** Made even ''more'' frightening is the fact he was previously so FauxAffablyEvil. It serves to show just how insane and feral his breakdown has left him, especially since he had, up to now, succeeded in keeping Olivia and her father separated from each other. When he sees Basil successfully reuniting them before his very eyes, and thus depriving him of what little victory he had had left, this accelerates Ratigan's breakdown.
30th Jul '16 7:50:01 AM WileK209
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* BowledOver: Done during the bar riot; one strong mouse's punch sends the bar piano flying into the other band members, complete with the sound of bowling pins as the piano knocks the band members away and breaks apart.



* ExpressiveMask: Basil as a white rubber Chinese mouse during his introduction (also an example of LatexPerfection, despite taking place in 1897, ''[[AnachronismStew before latex masks were invented!]]'').

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* ExpressiveMask: ExpressiveMask / LatexPerfection: Basil as a white rubber Chinese mouse during his introduction (also an example of LatexPerfection, despite (despite taking place in 1897, ''[[AnachronismStew before latex masks were invented!]]'').
29th Jul '16 4:04:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: When Ratigan learns that Basil is on the case, he realizes that it is inevitable that the great detective will track him to his lair, so he sets a trap for him there. He also sets up a decoy trap in the bar that fronts his hideout so that Basil will easily avoid it and be lulled into a false sense of security.
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