History Disney / TheGreatMouseDetective

15th Sep '17 5:22:57 PM Zeiss
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* NoKillLikeOverkill: Ratigan's intent with the DeathTrap he's constructed for Basil. Unable to decide which method to eliminate Basil with, he simply uses all of them: Snap his neck with a mousetrap, shoot him with both a revolver and a crossbow, bisect him with an axe, and finally flatten him with an anvil. And all of these objects are human-scale.

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* NoKillLikeOverkill: Ratigan's intent with the DeathTrap he's constructed for Basil. Unable to decide which method to eliminate Basil with, he simply uses all of them: Snap his neck with a mousetrap, shoot him with both a revolver derringer and a crossbow, bisect him with an axe, and finally flatten him with an anvil. And all of these objects are human-scale.
5th Sep '17 6:09:43 AM Diospyros
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** French version of the song goes even a step further by translating the main verse as "Laissez-moi vous gâter" (Let me spoil you). When you are old enough to know that the associated substantive "gâterie"(a treat) refers to a blowjob, it ruins your childhood movie.
17th Aug '17 6:25:36 AM DarkStorm
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* RudeHeroNiceSidekick: Basil, a GoodIsNotNice detective, has a tendency to be brusque and unconcerned with others (he has NoSocialSkills), while Dr. Dawson is an {{Adorkable}} SensitiveGuy who gets involved in the adventure to begin with because he can't stand to see a little girl cry. Given that this is a ''Sherlock Holmes'' story with mice, the dynamic between Basil and Dawson mirrors the one between Holmes and Watson. This being Disney, he (and [[TheCutie Olivia]]) wind up [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosting Basil.]]

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* RudeHeroNiceSidekick: Basil, a GoodIsNotNice detective, has a tendency to be brusque and unconcerned with others (he has NoSocialSkills), while Dr. Dawson is an {{Adorkable}} SensitiveGuy who gets involved in the adventure to begin with because he can't stand to see a little girl cry. Given that this is a ''Sherlock Holmes'' story with mice, the dynamic between Basil and Dawson mirrors the one between Holmes and Watson.Watson (particularly the Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce versions). This being Disney, he (and [[TheCutie Olivia]]) wind up [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosting Basil.]]
13th Jul '17 10:50:46 AM Julia1984
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* MostDefinitelyNotAccompanyingUs: The TropeNamer -- said by Basil when he tries (and fails) to get Olivia to stay behind while he and Dawson investigate.
13th Jul '17 10:49:42 AM Julia1984
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%%* MouseWorld

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%%* MouseWorld* MouseWorld: [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Set in a world occupied by mice that fits the trope's description.]]
5th Jul '17 4:33:58 AM JohnShel91
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5th Jul '17 4:33:28 AM JohnShel91
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* OffingTheAnnoyance: Or, as Ratigan calls it, "Lightening the Load". [[spoiler:Poor Fidget.]]
23rd Jun '17 1:38:35 AM jormis29
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* TheCameo: Franchise/SherlockHolmes himself appears three times in silhouette. In the books, Basil actually lives under Holmes' floor. From his and Watson's dialogue, Holmes is apparently solving the case of the Red-Headed League. And the dialogue is performed by? ''Basil Rathbone''.

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* TheCameo: Franchise/SherlockHolmes himself appears three times in silhouette. In the books, Basil actually lives under Holmes' floor. From his and Watson's dialogue, Holmes is apparently solving the case of the Red-Headed League. And the dialogue is performed by? ''Basil Rathbone''.''Creator/BasilRathbone''.



** [[TheCameo Holmes]] is voiced by Basil Rathbone (who played Holmes in 14 movies!) and his lines are from the story "The Adventure of the Red-Headed League". Basil himself is named after Rathbone.

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** [[TheCameo Holmes]] is voiced by Basil Rathbone Creator/BasilRathbone (who played Holmes in 14 movies!) and his lines are from the story "The Adventure of the Red-Headed League". Basil himself is named after Rathbone.



** Basil shares his name with Basil Rathbone, an actor famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and whose image often inspired the image the detective has in popular culture.

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** Basil shares his name with Basil Rathbone, Creator/BasilRathbone, an actor famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and whose image often inspired the image the detective has in popular culture.
14th Jun '17 1:04:03 PM TrendingToon1
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* TriumphantReprise: "Goodbye So Soon" is recorded by Ratigan in a mocking tone as Basil and Dawson are awaiting their doom. During the credits, the song is reprised by a chorus in a more upbeat, celebratory tone.
22nd Apr '17 7:47:55 PM HeroGal2347
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* {{Adorkable}}: Could briefly be used to describe Basil, of all people, after Olivia's MyParentsAreDead moment. He gets very awkward and tongue-tied before snapping back to his usual self.
** Again with Basil when we first meet Toby.
** Also the scene where he's awkwardly trying to cheer up Dawson. "I say...Dawson, old chap?" with a nervous smile.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Could briefly be used to describe Basil, of all people, Basil gets adorably awkward or goofy several times when he's not being unfriendly. Notable moments include after how awkward and tongue-tied he gets after Olivia's MyParentsAreDead moment. He gets very awkward and tongue-tied before snapping back to moment, his usual self.
** Again
interactions with Basil when we first meet Toby.
** Also
Toby, and the scene where he's awkwardly trying to cheer up Dawson. "I say...Dawson, old chap?" with a nervous smile.



* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: After Hiram Flaversham refuses Ratigan's command to complete a clockwork robot to impersonate the Queen, and adds insult by calling him a [[BerserkButton rat]], Ratigan barely restrains himself from feeding Hiram to [[TheDragon Felicia]]. When Hiram expresses that he isn't afraid to die, Ratigan [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure instead threatens the life of his daughter]], Olivia.
** Ratigan is initially disappointed in Fidget for getting Basil on his trail in the toy shop, and punishes Fidget by having Felicia eat him. He changes his mind when he realizes Fidget can be used to bait Basil later in the film.

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* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: After Hiram Flaversham refuses Ratigan's command to complete a clockwork robot to impersonate the Queen, Queen and adds insult by calling him a [[BerserkButton rat]], Ratigan barely restrains himself from feeding Hiram to [[TheDragon Felicia]]. When Hiram expresses that he isn't afraid to die, Ratigan [[IWillPunishYourFriendForYourFailure instead threatens the life of his daughter]], Olivia.
** Ratigan is initially disappointed in Fidget for getting Basil on his trail in the toy shop, and punishes Fidget by having trying to have Felicia eat him. He changes his mind when he realizes Fidget can be used to bait Basil later in the film.
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