History YMMV / TheGreatMouseDetective

11th Sep '17 8:18:38 AM Sammettik
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Fidget of all people. While he has some comical and likeable qualities, the manner in which he kidnaps Mr. Flavershim and Olivia is pretty violent and scary, and at one point he suggests throwing Olivia off the baloon to lighten the load. Seems so loveable, doesn't he? And yet, a [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer licensed comic story presented him as a youthful, sympathetic sidekick to Olivia]]. Weird though it may seem, the idea resonated with a lot of fanfiction writers (or they just felt like taking the dare and trying to work out how that could work), so there were many fanfics about Fidget's reformation.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Fidget of all people. While he has some comical and likeable likable qualities, the manner in which he kidnaps Mr. Flavershim Flaversham and Olivia is pretty violent and scary, and at one point he suggests throwing Olivia off the baloon balloon to lighten the load. Seems so loveable, doesn't he? And yet, a [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer licensed comic story presented massive amount of fans took a liking to the guy, with even ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' presenting him as a youthful, sympathetic sidekick to Olivia]]. Weird though it may seem, the idea resonated with a lot of fanfiction writers (or they just felt like taking the dare and trying to work out how that could work), so there were many fanfics about Fidget's reformation.Olivia.
28th Aug '17 2:08:32 PM Pichu-kun
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* AdaptationDisplacement: There are actual books, plural, about ''Literature/BasilOfBakerStreet''.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: There are actual books, plural, about ''Literature/BasilOfBakerStreet''. Many people just assume Disney made an original film based off ''Sherlock Holmes''.


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* PopularWithFurries: Basil, David, Olivia, and Ratigan have their fans, however if its [[OnlyKnownForTheFanservice one thing everyone remembers about the film]] it's Miss Kitty.
11th Aug '17 8:31:40 AM Scabbard
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* OlderThanTheyThink: This is widely credited with the first extensive used of computer animation in a Disney feature film, when in fact it had been used for several special effects and a boat in ''TheBlackCauldron''. Of course, Disney [[OldShame doesn't like to talk about that one]].

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* OlderThanTheyThink: This is widely credited with the first extensive used use of computer animation in a Disney feature film, when in fact it had been used for several special effects and a boat in ''TheBlackCauldron''. Of course, Disney [[OldShame doesn't like to talk about that one]].
24th May '17 8:03:45 PM NWolfman
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--> '''[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Lindsay Ellis]]''' (Referring to the Disneyland pin of them): "They're such ex-boyfriends."
16th May '17 10:43:24 PM Sammettik
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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.
22nd Apr '17 7:12:24 PM Psi001
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Many fans note the irony of the film being one of few Disney didn't churn out any sequels for, despite the SequelHook and source material leaving plenty of potential for further adventures, not to mention the tons of CanonFodder left from it's universe.
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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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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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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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.
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