The Great Mouse Detective Mystery In The Mist DVD Review

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  • Own it on DVD on April 13, 2010
  • Feature run time: 74 minutes
  • Rated: G
  • FastPlay?: FastPlay enabled
  • Aspect ratio: Fullscreen (1.78)
  • Languages: English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles

When Flaversham is kidnapped by Fidget, his daughter Olivia escapes. Dawson finds the child alone, frightened, and crying. She asks Dawson to take her to Basil of Bakerstreet. Basil is the great mouse detective who uses disguises, deductive reasoning, and science to solve crimes.

The search leads the threesome through Victorian London to a tavern on the Thames. There they are captured in a Rube Goldberg-like mousetrap. As time is about to run out, they escape and make their way to Buckingham Palace where Ratigan has replaced Mousetoria with a robot. The faux queen has given him rule of England.
Basil, the heroic mouse, outwits Ratigan so good prevails.

This movie is one of the first Walt Disney films to use computer layout CGI. Its critical reception and commercial success sparked a rebirth in Disney animation. It is loosely fashioned after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. The cast includes:

Barrie Ingham as detective Basil
Vincent Price as villainous Professor Padraic Ratigan Gmail
Val Bettin as Dr. David Q. Dawson
Susanne Pollatchek as Olivia Flaversham
Candy Candido as the bat Fidget
Frank Welker as basset hound Toby
Alan Young as toymaker Hiram Flaversham
Frank Welker as pet cat Felicia
Diana Chesney as Mrs. Judson, Basil’s housekeeper
Eve Brenne ras Queen Mousetoria
Barry Ingham as Bartholomew, Rattigan’s henchman

A newly restored digital master special edition of The Great Mouse Detective called the Mystery in the Mist Edition will be released April 13, 2010. List price on line and in local stores is $19.99. Running time is 74 minutes for the feature plus bonus features like So You Think You Can Sleuth?, The Making of “The Great Mouse Detective”, and “The World’s Greatest Criminal Mind” Sing-Along Song.

Here’s the official release.

The World?s Most Brilliant (and Tiniest) Sleuth Takes Audiences Through the Foggy Streets of London in a Heartwarming Animated Classic from the Writer and Director of The Princess and the Frog, the Little Mermaid and Aladdin


Newly Restored Digital Master Special Edition DVD Premieres
April 13, 2010

Burbank, Calif., February 4, 2010 ? The game is afoot! The world?s greatest sleuth dons his miniature deerstalker hat and puts his extraordinary deductive ability into animated action when The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition comes to DVD on April 13, 2010 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. In the greatest little mystery in Disney history, the renowned Basil of Baker Street takes on his archenemy, the evil genius Dr. Ratigan, and this time the battle is for the entire city of London! With fresh and exciting bonus features, The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition will thrill audiences with an exciting game of ?mouse and mouse? that?s not elementary by a long shot!

Inspired by the adventures of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?s brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes, The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition marks the directing debut of now legendary filmmakers Ron Clements and John Musker, creators of such Disney animated blockbusters as The Princess and the Frog, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. As Basil sniffs out one clue after another with unmatched ingenuity, kids and adults will delight in a heartwarming and suspenseful adventure that goes from Baker Street to the tower of Big Ben in the charmingly downsized London of Mousedom. An
intriguing mystery, spectacular animation and unforgettable characters make The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition a devilishly clever family gift!

Viewers can test their own powers of deduction and go behind the scenes of the movie with bonus features that include:
? So You Think You Can Sleuth? ? An animated look at the history of detective work, complete with a crime-solving puzzle for the entire family.
? The Making Of ?The Great Mouse Detective?
? ?The World?s Greatest Criminal Mind? Sing-Along Song

When talented toymaker Hiram Flaversham is mousenapped, his winsome daughter Olivia turns to the most famous mouse detective of them all, Basil of Baker Street. Accompanied by his assistant and confidante, Dr. David Q. Dawson, Basil uncovers a villainous plot by the ?slimy, contemptible sewer rat? Dr. Ratigan to replace Moustoria, Queen of Mice, with a look-alike robot and take control of the entire rodent population of London. Based on Eve Titus’s book Basil of Baker Street, The Great Mouse Detective channels the spirit of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation into a richly
animated, Sherlock Holmsian tale set in Victorian-era London?s underground mouse kingdom.

The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition DVD is priced at $19.99 SRP (US) and $24.99 SRP (Canada).

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3 thoughts on “The Great Mouse Detective Mystery In The Mist DVD Review

  1. We have movie night Every sunday to share something special with the kids. This looks like a great one to watch Thanks.

    I’d love to start adding movie review for parents like this to Night Owl Mama. Maybe I’ll get contacted one day.

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