Great Mouse Detective, The (1986, USA) C-73m. ** D: Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, David Michener, John Musker. Starring (the voices of) Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin, Susanne Pollatschek, Candy Candido, Basil Rathbone. Just okay Disney cartoon is essentially a Sherlock Holmes spoof. Young (mouse) girl whose father has been kidnapped asks title character for help. Some funny bits, but story fails to convince. The bad guy (voiced by Price) is too obnoxious. Ten writers are credited for adapting the novel Basil of Baker Street. Rathbone's voice was added posthumously (the well-known actor had died in 1967). Score by Henry Mancini. Re-issued as THE ADVENTURES OF THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE.


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