History YMMV / TheGreatMouseDetective

25th Mar '17 7:54:41 AM erforce
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** Ratigan, despite being the villain, and a ruthless one at that, is pretty awesome, both in his over-the-top personality and the lengths he'll go to just so he can rub his success in his enemies' face. Of course, that's what you get when you combine the animation of GlenKeane with VincentPrice's voice.

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** Ratigan, despite being the villain, and a ruthless one at that, is pretty awesome, both in his over-the-top personality and the lengths he'll go to just so he can rub his success in his enemies' face. Of course, that's what you get when you combine the animation of GlenKeane with VincentPrice's Creator/VincentPrice's voice.



* LoveToHate: Ratigan, mainly due to Vincent Price's love of hamming it up.

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* LoveToHate: Ratigan, mainly due to Vincent Price's Creator/VincentPrice's love of hamming it up.
5th Mar '17 11:52:03 PM jameygamer
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* FoeYay: Basil keeps a portrait of Ratigan, his ArchEnemy, whom he [[ImplacableMan obsessively pursues]], in his room for one thing...and Ratigan has a voodoo doll of Basil on his shelf. Sure, it has pins in it, but who do you think made the doll, hmmm? Disney ''did'' release [[http://i37.tinypic.com/2wlxdf9.jpg this]], after all...

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* FoeYay: FoeYay:
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Basil keeps a portrait of Ratigan, his ArchEnemy, whom he [[ImplacableMan obsessively pursues]], in his room for one thing...and Ratigan has a voodoo doll of Basil on his shelf. Sure, it has pins in it, but who do you think made the doll, hmmm? Disney ''did'' release [[http://i37.tinypic.com/2wlxdf9.jpg this]], after all...



* HilariousInHindsight: This was not Disney's last [[WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck project]] that involved a FunnyAnimal version of a [[{{Franchise/Batman}} famous great detective character]] accompanied by a spunky little girl...(directly invoked by the ''Darkwing Duck'' cartoon show, DW owns a statue of Basil.)

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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This was not Disney's last [[WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck project]] that involved a FunnyAnimal version of a [[{{Franchise/Batman}} famous great detective character]] accompanied by a spunky little girl...(directly invoked by the ''Darkwing Duck'' cartoon show, DW owns a statue of Basil.)
5th Mar '17 11:50:28 PM jameygamer
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: When this film's title was changed from ''Basil of Baker Street'' to ''The Great Mouse Detective'', the name change earned [[http://www.lettersofnote.com/2011/09/seven-little-men-help-girl.html a good deal of scorn]], even from inside the studio, suggesting titles for their other films such as ''[[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Seven Little Men Help a Girl]]''. The result was animator Ed Gombert wrote a memo with these alternate names that circulated through Disney Animation and eventually reached then-studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg, setting off a chain of events that left the memo to be immortalized in a January 1987 episode of ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' and earned animation a tongue-lashing from Katzenberg's newly installed right hand Peter Schneider, whose name Gombert used when he wrote the memo. Changing ''Rapunzel'' to ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' and ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' to ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' would receive similar reactions years later, minus the shenanigans from the animators.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: When this film's title was changed from ''Basil of Baker Street'' to ''The Great Mouse Detective'', the name change earned [[http://www.lettersofnote.com/2011/09/seven-little-men-help-girl.html a good deal of scorn]], even from inside the studio, suggesting titles for their other films such as ''[[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs Seven Little Men Help a Girl]]''. The result was This prompted animator Ed Gombert wrote to write a memo with these alternate names that names. This fake memo circulated through Disney Animation and eventually reached then-studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg, setting off a chain of events that left the memo to be immortalized in a January 1987 episode of ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' and earned animation a tongue-lashing from Katzenberg's newly installed right hand Peter Schneider, whose name Gombert used when he wrote the memo. Changing ''Rapunzel'' to ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' and ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'' to ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' would receive similar reactions years later, minus the shenanigans from the animators.
5th Mar '17 10:51:22 AM jameygamer
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* AwesomeMusic: Music/HenryMancini, people. Why this film didn't get a soundtrack release at the time is a mystery (and when it did, it wasn't via Creator/{{Disney}} - step forward Creator/VareseSarabande with the re-release in 1992).

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* AwesomeMusic: AwesomeMusic:
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Music/HenryMancini, people. Why this film didn't get a soundtrack release at the time is a mystery (and when it did, it wasn't via Creator/{{Disney}} - step forward Creator/VareseSarabande with the re-release in 1992).



* CrazyAwesome: Basil. His introduction involves him racing in to his apartment in a huge Chinese costume, shooting his pillows, giving a BigNo when the bullets don't match up, and then playing his violin dramatically. And then there's how he escapes the trap in the climax.
** Ratigan, despite being the villain, and a ruthless one at that, is pretty awesome, both in his over-the-top personality and the lengths he'll go to just so he can rub his success in his enemies' face. Of corse, that's what you get when you combine the animation of GlenKeane with VincentPrice's voice.

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* CrazyAwesome: CrazyAwesome:
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Basil. His introduction involves him racing in to his apartment in a huge Chinese costume, shooting his pillows, giving a BigNo when the bullets don't match up, and then playing his violin dramatically. And then there's how he escapes the trap in the climax.
** Ratigan, despite being the villain, and a ruthless one at that, is pretty awesome, both in his over-the-top personality and the lengths he'll go to just so he can rub his success in his enemies' face. Of corse, course, that's what you get when you combine the animation of GlenKeane with VincentPrice's voice.
22nd Feb '17 8:36:12 AM dsneybuf
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* VindicatedByHistory: Overshadowed in the 80's by Don Bluth's ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'', and for awhile was overlooked or lumped together with the other films of the Dark Age. Now it's fondly remembered as ones of the films which reinvigorated Disney Animation (it being reissued and then released as a WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics [[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo installment]] in 1992 in preparation for ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' helped.)

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* VindicatedByHistory: Overshadowed in the 80's by Don Bluth's ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'', and for awhile was overlooked or lumped together with the other films of the Dark Age. Now it's been VindicatedByVideo and fondly remembered as ones of the films which reinvigorated Disney Animation (it being reissued and then released as a WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics [[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo installment]] in 1992 in preparation for ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' helped.)Animation.
1st Oct '16 3:26:38 PM Phediuk
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* MoodWhiplash: Immediately after Olivia's father is kidnapped and Olivia cries out into the darkness for him, Henry Mancini's jaunty title music starts.
7th Aug '16 11:40:12 AM MarkLungo
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* AdaptationDisplacement: There are actual books, plural, about Basil of Baker Street.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: There are actual books, plural, about Basil of Baker Street.''Literature/BasilOfBakerStreet''.



** Also, VincentPrice has a VillainSong.

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** Also, VincentPrice Creator/VincentPrice has a VillainSong.
7th Aug '16 11:38:43 AM MarkLungo
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* AwesomeMusic: Music/HenryMancini, people. Why this film didn't get a soundtrack release at the time is a mystery (and when it did, it wasn't via Disney - step forward Creator/VareseSarabande with the re-release in 1992).

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* AwesomeMusic: Music/HenryMancini, people. Why this film didn't get a soundtrack release at the time is a mystery (and when it did, it wasn't via Disney Creator/{{Disney}} - step forward Creator/VareseSarabande with the re-release in 1992).



* CanonFodder: Perhaps due to its status as one of the few Disney movies not to be given an unneeded sequel, it has a bustling fan fiction community, some stories of which are mouse-ified re-tellings of Sherlock Holmes stories.

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* CanonFodder: Perhaps due to its status as one of the few Disney movies not to be given an unneeded sequel, it has a bustling fan fiction community, some stories of which are mouse-ified re-tellings of Sherlock Holmes Literature/SherlockHolmes stories.
4th Aug '16 11:50:15 AM Morgenthaler
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** Fidget (so much so that a comic story in the last issue of ''DisneyAdventures'' gave him a HeelFaceTurn and turned him into a sidekick to Olivia). No few animation, film, and comic magazines during the time of the film's original release and re-release had reviews and articles questioning why "the big dog" was pushed so heavily in the advertising when it was the bat that who most audiences came away remembering.

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** Fidget (so much so that a comic story in the last issue of ''DisneyAdventures'' ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' gave him a HeelFaceTurn and turned him into a sidekick to Olivia). No few animation, film, and comic magazines during the time of the film's original release and re-release had reviews and articles questioning why "the big dog" was pushed so heavily in the advertising when it was the bat that who most audiences came away remembering.
14th Jul '16 11:38:36 AM Sammettik
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** The Queen's [[spoiler: robotic double.]]

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** The Queen's [[spoiler: robotic double.]]double]], exemplified when it starts breaking down.
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