Archive for August 11, 2012

Ranking Disney: #34 – The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

Disney does Holmes. That’s what this is. Why as a mouse — I don’t really know. But you know — it works. Though this is 1986 — there’s a far superior mouse film somewhere out there from 1986. Just sayin’.

But anyway — it’s Holmes, and Holmes is always interesting, no matter the iteration. Disney does a good job with it. It’s a solid film. I don’t really have anything bad to say about it. But, on the other hand, I don’t really have anything glowing to say about it, either. It’s a solid film, and for me, it’s in that middle area between Disney’s best stuff and Disney’s worst stuff. Just a solid Disney movie. Good parts, bad parts, but overall, it works. (Though no songs. Come on, Disney. Get back with the program, he said, knowing what would happen in 1989.)

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Pic of the Day: “Did you lose your job because of Stitch and me?” “Nah. The manager’s a vampire. He wanted me to join his legion of the undead.” “I knew it.”