History Trivia / TheGreatMouseDetective

27th Jul '16 11:48:14 AM ParkedCarAnne
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Largely averted, as Jeffrey Katzenberg had little to no faith this movie would be any good. Most of his attention was spent on meddling with ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'', which became a failure. Katzenberg did, however, demand the title of this film be changed from "Basil of Baker Street" to simply "The Great Mouse Detective", a move that inspired an infamous fake memo that became a category on ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''. Two of the four directors have since said they've always hated the new title.
** However those directors may have had some solace in the title being changed to "Basil the Great Mouse Detective" in some countries, including Australia.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: Largely averted, as Jeffrey Katzenberg had little to no faith this movie would be any good. Most of his attention was spent on meddling with ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'', which became ''would'' become a failure. Katzenberg did, however, demand the title of this film be changed from "Basil of Baker Street" to simply "The Great Mouse Detective", a move that inspired an infamous fake memo that became a category on ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''. Two of the four directors have since said they've always hated the new title.
** However
title. However, those directors may have had some solace in the title being changed to "Basil the Great Mouse Detective" in some countries, international versions, including Australia.
23rd Jun '16 2:19:04 AM jameygamer
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* The WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics [[UsefulNotes/{{VCR}} VHS cover]] provides the ImageSource for this film on TV Tropes. That tape has the 1991 green F.B.I. warning screens, a brief trailer for Musker and Clement's next film, ''Aladdin'', the lilac-blue cursive Feature Presentation bumper, a second variant of the early 1992 Sorcerer Mickey Walt Disney Classics black diamond logo (the logo's jingle fades out abruptly; ''101 Dalmatians'' had it fade out gradually. The next Classics tape would distort the jingle for the rest of the line), the 1990 Walt Disney Pictures logo, and the film, which used the ''The Adventures of The Great Mouse Detective'' title. The film is followed by a silent 1990 Walt Disney Pictures logo and home video trailers for the next two Classics releases: ''Disney/TheRescuers'', and ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', before the tape ends. The LaserDisc has either the 1989 Walt Disney Classics logo or the 1986 Sorcerer Mickey Walt Disney Home Video logo prior to the WDP logo and the film.

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* The WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics [[UsefulNotes/{{VCR}} VHS cover]] provides the ImageSource for this film on TV Tropes. That tape has the 1991 green F.B.I. warning screens, a brief trailer for Musker and Clement's next film, ''Aladdin'', the lilac-blue cursive Feature Presentation bumper, a second variant of the early 1992 Sorcerer Mickey Walt Disney Classics black diamond logo (the logo's jingle fades out abruptly; ''101 Dalmatians'' ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' had it fade out gradually. The next Classics tape would distort the jingle for the rest of the line), the 1990 Walt Disney Pictures logo, and the film, which used the ''The Adventures of The Great Mouse Detective'' title. The film is followed by a silent 1990 Walt Disney Pictures logo and home video trailers for the next two Classics releases: ''Disney/TheRescuers'', and ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', before the tape ends. The LaserDisc has either the 1989 Walt Disney Classics logo or the 1986 Sorcerer Mickey Walt Disney Home Video logo prior to the WDP logo and the film.
31st May '16 2:34:44 PM jameygamer
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* The WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics [[UsefulNotes/{{VCR}} VHS cover]] provides the ImageSource for this film on TV Tropes. That tape has the 1991 green F.B.I. warning screens, a brief trailer for Musker and Clement's next film, ''Aladdin'', the lilac-blue cursive Feature Presentation bumper, a second variant of the early 1992 Sorcerer Mickey Walt Disney Classics black diamond logo (the logo's jingle fades out abruptly; ''101 Dalmatians'' had it fade out gradually. The next Classics tape would distort the jingle for the rest of the line), the 1990 Walt Disney Pictures logo, and the film, which used the ''The Adventures of The Great Mouse Detective'' title. The film is followed by a silent 1990 Walt Disney Pictures logo and home video trailers for the next two Classics releases: ''Disney/TheRescuers'', and ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', before the tape ends. The LaserDisc has either the 1989 Walt Disney Classics logo or the 1986 Sorcerer Mickey Walt Disney Home Video logo prior to the WDP logo and the film.
* This film was intended to be reissued in the WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyMasterpieceCollection line as well in 1999, with trailers on tapes such as ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad'' billing it as Disney's Masterpiece. ''TAOIAMT'' ended up being the final new release and one of the last releases in the Masterpiece Collection period, though; it was discontinued and this tape had no branding. It only has the Gold Walt Disney Home Video logo, trailers, and the zoom-out sapphire blue Feature Presentation bumper before the Walt Disney Pictures logo. This release retained the ''The Adventures of The Great Mouse Detective'' title; the original title would not be restored until the "Mystery in the Mist" edition on {{DVD}} and BluRay in The New 10's.
27th Apr '16 6:19:24 AM AnotherGuy
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** Originally, Ratigan was a very ugly mouse ''mistaken'' for a rat, instead of a rat ''willingly'' passing for an ugly mouse.
12th Apr '16 8:26:21 PM Josef5678
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** The voice of Sherlock Holmes is that of Basil Rathbone, who is one of the better known actors associated with the role.
** VincentPrice, a one-man RoguesGallery of villain voices, including Professor Ratigan. Also,
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melissa_Manchester Melissa Manchester]] does [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2IctxaCPqw a Victorian strip tease]]! In a BadGuyBar!
** Hiram Flaversham is performed by Creator/AlanYoung in the same Scottish burr he used for [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge McDuck]].
*** In Mexican Spanish, it's ''Fidget'' (the bat) who's Uncle Scrooge.
*** In Italian, it's ''Dr. Dawson''.
** Wayne Allwine (MickeyMouse himself) voices one of Ratigan's {{Mooks}}; to be precise, [[Disney/AliceInWonderland Bill the Lizard]].
** In Italian, Olivia would later become [[Franchise/StarWars Padme]]!
** In Japan, the voice of Fidget is also the voice of [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Eggman]]! In addition to that, Basil is none other than [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Colonel Campbell]]. Even better, Ratigan is [[{{Disney/Aladdin}} Jafar]].
** [[CatsAreMean Felicia]] is voiced by [[ScoobyDoo Fred]] [[FrankWelker Jones]].
** Though it's rather hard to tell, the lady mouse who comes to see Basil at the end of the film is none other than [[Theatre/{{Oliver}} Nancy]] herself!
27th Mar '16 1:16:30 AM MisterCPC
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* ActorAllusion: When Bill the Lizard tries to assure Ratigan that he's a "big mouse" to convince him to spare Bartholomew, his voice suddenly switches to a high-pitched falsetto, referring to the particular [[MickeyMouse big mouse]] his voice actor was best known for providing.
4th Feb '16 6:26:14 AM RomNick98
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* HilariousInHindsight: The box that Olivia is sitting on when Dawson finds her reads "Dr. Gaston's Liver Pills." 5 years later, we would meet [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Dr. Gaston]], and he was evidently health conscious, based on eating 4 dozen eggs every day.
20th Aug '15 10:23:07 PM freefall4242
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* ActingForTwo: Barrie Ingham voices both Basil and the unlucky Bartholomew.

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* ActingForTwo: Barrie Ingham voices both Basil and the unlucky Bartholomew. Interestingly, that makes two out of the three characters in the movie who call Ratigan a rat (the other being Olivia), and one out of two that live to tell the tale.



** Having a song written for him certainly helped.
* DuelingMovies: With ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'', another animated movie about mice coming out the same year (though it didn't come out until a few months afterward). While the film made it's money back, ''American Tail'' was a smash hit and was, at the time, the highest-grossing animated feature ever made. Both of these things would factor into Disney deciding to re-beef their animation department.

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** Having a song two songs written for him certainly helped.
* DuelingMovies: With ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'', another animated movie about mice coming out the same year (though it didn't come out until a few months afterward). While the film made it's its money back, ''American Tail'' was a smash hit and was, and, at the time, the highest-grossing animated feature ever made. Both of these things would factor into Disney deciding to re-beef their animation department.



** However those directors may have had some solace in the title being changed to "Basil the Great Mouse Detective" is some countries, including Australia.

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** However those directors may have had some solace in the title being changed to "Basil the Great Mouse Detective" is in some countries, including Australia.
26th Apr '15 3:13:10 PM creativename24
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** In Japan, the voice of Fidget is also the voice of [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Eggman]]! Even better, Ratigan is [[{{Disney/Aladdin}} Jafar]].

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** In Japan, the voice of Fidget is also the voice of [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Eggman]]! In addition to that, Basil is none other than [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Colonel Campbell]]. Even better, Ratigan is [[{{Disney/Aladdin}} Jafar]].
23rd Apr '15 12:01:26 PM Hedging
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* DuelingMovies: With ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'', another animated movie about mice coming out the same year (though it didn't come out until a few months afterward). While the film made it's money back, ''American Tail'' was a smash hit and was, at the time, the highest-grossing non-Disney animated feature ever made. Both of these things would factor into Disney deciding to re-beef their animation department.

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* DuelingMovies: With ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'', another animated movie about mice coming out the same year (though it didn't come out until a few months afterward). While the film made it's money back, ''American Tail'' was a smash hit and was, at the time, the highest-grossing non-Disney animated feature ever made. Both of these things would factor into Disney deciding to re-beef their animation department.
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