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.)


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.”