G | | Animation, Adventure, Family
Basil, the rodent Sherlock Holmes, investigates the kidnapping of a toy maker and uncovers its link to his archenemy, Professor Ratigan.
This film uses a recording of Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes. Rathbone's first two films as Sherlock were released by Twentieth Century-Fox, which Disney, as of 2017, has made a pending bid to purchase.
Olivia Flaversham: I... I'll never forget you.
Basil: Nor I you, Miss... Miss Flangerhanger.
Dr. Dawson: Whatever.
When Basil and Dr. Dawson are in the mousetrap in Ratigan's lair there is a phonograph record as part of the contraption. The film is sent in June of 1897. Although Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1877, it did not become available for home use in the USA until 1896 and in Britain until around 1900. Around three years after the events of the film.
English, French, German, Italian
$3,220,225 6 July 1986