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Basil of Baker Street

The book Basil of Baker Street was made into the movie The Great Mouse Detective.

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Book details for Basil of Baker Street

Basil of Baker Street was written by Eve Titus. The book was published in 1958 by Archway. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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Adorable and humorous book written and illustrated for older readers between the ages of 9 and 12. "Basil of Baker Street" is described on the back cover of the book as the "Sherlock Holmes of the Mouse World!" An outstanding example of a "British Detecti... Read More
Adorable and humorous book written and illustrated for older readers between the ages of 9 and 12. "Basil of Baker Street" is described on the back cover of the book as the "Sherlock Holmes of the Mouse World!" An outstanding example of a "British Detective" type of mystery for pre-adolescent readers.

Movie details for The Great Mouse Detective

The movie was released in 1986 and directed by Ron Clements, John Musker and David Michener. The Great Mouse Detective was produced by Walt Disney Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin, Susanne Pollatschek, Candy Candido, Diana Chesney, Eve Brenner, Alan Young, Laurie Main, Shani Wallis, Ellen Fitzhugh, Walker Edmiston, Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Frank Welker, Basil Rathbone, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney and Clarence Nash.

 

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Just because Walt Disney created contemporary and traditional classics of animation doesn't mean the studio is out of ideas--not by a long shot. The Great Mouse Detective is richly animated and offers a clever tale. It may not be as easily recognized a t... Read More
Just because Walt Disney created contemporary and traditional classics of animation doesn't mean the studio is out of ideas--not by a long shot. The Great Mouse Detective is richly animated and offers a clever tale. It may not be as easily recognized a title as Aladdin or The Little Mermaid, but all three share the same director, Ron Clements. Originally released theatrically in 1986, the mystery borrows easily from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and is based on Eve Titus's book Basil of Baker Street.

When a brilliant toymaker is kidnapped by a creepy peg-legged bat, his daughter, Olivia, enlists the aid of the legendary Basil. Basil, Olivia, and Basil's assistant, Dr. Dawson, are part of an intricate city system of Victorian-era London mice. Basil quickly realizes his archenemy, Professor Ratigan (a rat who wants to be a mouse), is behind the abduction. Ratigan (voiced by Vincent Price) fiendishly aspires to take over London rodents--and will stop at nothing to achieve his greatest desire. The unlikely trio of good guys become heroes, of course. The engaging story line is a perfect introduction to Doyle's work and mysteries in general. Look for a very cleverly executed voice-cameo by Basil Rathbone (as Sherlock Holmes, natch). Alan Young (Mr. Ed) also provides a voice. Ages 4 and up. --N.F. Mendoza