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