I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Disney will be releasing The Great Mouse Detective on 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo pack and HD Digital format on October 9th! This movie is one I was excited to share with my children as well as see for the first time ever for myself just this week. Somehow I grew up and missed seeing this great movie full of heroic action, on the edge of you seat adventure, and my ultimate favorite, a MYSTERIOUS case to be solved!
This movie did nothing less than exceed my expectations. The story starts when when the diabolical Professor Ratigan kidnaps London’s master toymaker, the brilliant Basil of Baker Street and his trusted sidekick Dawson try to elude the ultimate trap and foil the perfect crime. This family classic on Disney Blu-ray proves big heroes come in small packages.
My four and half year old daughter quite enjoyed the movie! My son whom is almost two, not so much as the villainous character freaked him out causing him to crawl in my lap and cover his eyes for a few of the scenes. I will have to say some of those villainous moments can be a little frightening!
The animation, remastery, and the musical score was done very well. Top actors such as Vincent Price, Alan Young, and many more lend their voice to the characters of this classic film which bases and borrows itself off Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and Eve Titus’s book Basil of Baker Street.
The total runtime of the film is 74 minutes, it’s rated G and there’s a lot of great bonus features which are as follows:
“So You Think You Can Sleuth” – Viewers get an introduction to private investigating to kick off the “Great Mouse Detective” film.
“The World’s Greatest Criminal Mind” Sing-A-Long Song – young fans can sing along with Vincent Price to the song’s villainous vocals.
“The Making of the Great Mouse Detective” – In this bonus feature, fans get a behind the scenes look at this classic film.
Overall I’d recommend adding this movie to your family DVD collection! I liked that this movie is a more tame kid friendly version of my all time favorite Sherlock Holmes. And with Halloween coming up, this would be a great mystery movie to gather the family together to watch!
Buy it: You can pre-order The Great Mouse Detective (Two-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo) on Amazon.com for just $19.96 and it’s eligible for free super savers shipping too! Release date is October 9th, 2012!
I received a copy of “The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition” on DVD from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.