I have to admit, The Great Mouse Detective wasn’t a Disney film I was familiar with. Originally released in 1986, The Great Mouse Detective was based on the children’s book series Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus. The film which takes place in England is a little on the dark side but the mystery and suspense kept my kids enthralled. They don’t scare easily but for those with particularly sensitive kids, may be frightened in parts. Always a disappointment to me, especially in Disney movies, the use of the word “stupid” is used several times in the movie. There is also a scene that contains cigarettes.
Here’s more on the film:
From the Creators of Princess and the Frog and The Little Mermaid comes the greatest little mystery in mouse history — The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition. For the first time on Blu-Ray, the family classic movie proves that the biggest heroes come in the smallest packages. When Professor Ratigan kidnaps London’s master toymaker, Basil of Baker Street and his sidekick, Dawson plot to save the day. Available in a 2 disc combo pack retailing for around $30, the movie includes these bonus features:
- “So You Think You Can Sleuth” — an introduction to private investigating
- “The World’s Greatest Criminal Mind” Sing-a-Long
- “The Making of the Great Mouse Detective — a behind the scenes look at this classic film
Own this Disney classic movie when it comes out for the first time on Blu-ray on October 9th.
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