The Great Mouse Detective! What a cute movie!
I really liked all of the characters in this movie. Well not so much Ratigan, and not just because he’s the bad guy, but I’ll get to that. I liked all of the main characters, they all had their own little things that made them special, and I appreciate that. I don’t know much about Sherlock Homes, but it seemed as if it was a well done parody. I liked that they threw in the ‘Elementary my dear Dawson’ line, as that’s one of the few things I know from Sherlock Holmes. I like that Basil was sort of not that great with moments where he really knew what he was doing (does that even make sense?) I love Olivia, and omg the girl who does her voice has the cuttest accent ever, amirite? I also love Fidget. He’s adorable, despite being sort of creepy. His voice is just so great.
Back to Ratigan. I feel like most times I like villains, either because they are actually really good villains and have that sort of ~creepy feel to them (Frollo, Maleficent etc..) or because they’re sort of comical and hot messes (Yzma, Cruella). Ratigan didn’t feel like he fell into either of those categories. But whatever. I have Fidget. (:
For the question this week, I thought we could discuss computer animation in Disney movies. As you guys know the clock tower scene was the first major use of computer animation in a Disney movie and obviously that majorly changed the game. So how do you feel about it, with movies like Bolt and Tangled being done all by computer? I personally like that they’re trying to keep doing both. Princess and the Frog brought back that old school Disney movie feel with the hand drawn animation, but Tangled was absolutely STUNNING and would have been impossible without the use of computers. So what do you guys think?
As Basil was based on Sherlock Holmes, Rattigan was based on Holmes’ arch-nemesis Moriarty, and, like Moriarty, Rattigan fell to his death with Basil (Holmes) while Basil escaped death.
Submitted by ailesdutigre
Thank you so much! This is a lovely documentary, every Disney fan should see it!