History Trivia / TheGreatMouseDetective

20th Dec '17 12:29:15 AM creader
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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 ''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, those directors may have had some solace in the title being changed to "Basil the Great Mouse Detective" in some international versions, including Australia.\\
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A positive example: Co-director John Musker has stated that the famous Big Ben sequence was not in the original script or storyboards. Ratigan's ship would have still crashed into it, but Ratigan would have been killed from the crash while Basil and Olivia [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat would have survived]]. Katzenberg insisted there needed to be some kind of showdown between Basil and Ratigan, and thus the fight inside and out of Big Ben was conceived.

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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 ''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, those directors may have had some solace in the title being changed to "Basil the Great Mouse Detective" in some international versions, including Australia.\\
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A positive example: Co-director John Musker has stated that the famous Big Ben sequence was not in the original script or storyboards. Ratigan's ship would have still crashed into it, but Ratigan would have been killed from the crash while Basil and Olivia [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat would have survived]]. Katzenberg insisted there needed to be some kind of showdown between Basil and Ratigan, and thus the fight inside and out of Big Ben was conceived.


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14th Dec '17 3:42:03 PM ScroogeMacDuck
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* CelebrityVoiceActor:CelebrityVoiceActor: Creator/VincentPrice as Ratigan, naturally. Interestingly, an effort was made to maintain this in foreign dubs:



** Likewise in the Japanese dub, where Ratigan is voiced by veteran actor Akira Takarada.

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** Likewise in In the Japanese dub, where Ratigan is voiced by veteran actor Akira Takarada.Takarada.
** In the French dub, Ratigan was voiced by Gerard Rinaldi, not only an acclaimed comedian but also a popular singer and songwriter.
8th Dec '17 5:11:11 PM ClintEastwood
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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.
* AwesomeDearBoy: Price on his role as Ratigan. He had stated that Ratigan was his favorite film role. Having two songs written for him certainly helped.

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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 [[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse big mouse]] his voice actor was best known for providing.
* AwesomeDearBoy: Price Creator/VincentPrice on his role as Ratigan. He had stated that Ratigan was his favorite film role. Having two songs written for him certainly helped.



* 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 ''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, those directors may have had some solace in the title being changed to "Basil the Great Mouse Detective" in some international versions, 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 ''would'' become a failure. Katzenberg did, however, demand the title of this film be changed from "Basil ''Basil of Baker Street" Street'' to simply "The ''The Great Mouse Detective", 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 international versions, including Australia.\\



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Music/{{Madonna}} was considered to voice Miss Kitty and perform the song "Let Me Be Good To You".

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Music/{{Madonna}} was considered to voice Miss Kitty and perform the song "Let Me Be Good To You".


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* WorkingTitle: ''Basil of Baker Street''.
6th Oct '17 12:15:32 AM Brandon
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6th Oct '17 12:15:14 AM Brandon
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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 ''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, those directors may have had some solace in the title being changed to "Basil the Great Mouse Detective" in some international versions, including Australia.
** A positive example: Co-director John Musker has stated that the famous Big Ben sequence was not in the original script or storyboards. Ratigan's ship would have still crashed into it, but Ratigan would have been killed from the crash while Basil and Olivia [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat would have survived]]. Katzenberg insisted there needed to be some kind of showdown between Basil and Ratigan, and thus the fight inside and out of Big Ben was conceived.

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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 ''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, those directors may have had some solace in the title being changed to "Basil the Great Mouse Detective" in some international versions, including Australia.
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A positive example: Co-director John Musker has stated that the famous Big Ben sequence was not in the original script or storyboards. Ratigan's ship would have still crashed into it, but Ratigan would have been killed from the crash while Basil and Olivia [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat would have survived]]. Katzenberg insisted there needed to be some kind of showdown between Basil and Ratigan, and thus the fight inside and out of Big Ben was conceived.
7th Sep '17 2:34:03 PM Brandon
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** A positive example: Co-director John Musker has stated that the famous Big Ben sequence was not in the original script or storyboards. Ratigan's ship would have still crashed into it, but Ratigan would have been killed from the crash while Basil and Olivia [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat would have survived]]. Katzenberg insisted there needed to be some kind of showdown between Basil and Ratigan, and thus the fight inside and out of Big Ben was conceived.
30th Aug '17 7:30:42 PM ngh93
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30th Aug '17 7:28:49 PM ngh93
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25th Jul '17 8:56:33 PM creader
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25th Jul '17 8:52:23 PM creader
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* AwesomeDearBoy: Price on his role as Ratigan. He had stated that Ratigan was his favorite film role.
** Having two songs written for him certainly helped.

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* AwesomeDearBoy: Price on his role as Ratigan. He had stated that Ratigan was his favorite film role.
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role. Having two songs written for him certainly helped.


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