Basil of Bakerstreet, the title character in The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition on Blu-Ray/DVD , proves you don’t have to be big to solve big cases! When sweet little Olivia Flaversham’s dad is mousenapped during her birthday celebration, Olivia seeks out Basil to help get him back. Basil is reluctant to take the case until he realizes that Olivia’s father has been taken by none other than Professor Ratigan, Basil’s arch-nemesis. Ratigan had his loopy, batty bat with a peg leg (Fidget) snatch Hiram to force him to make a robot that mimics the voice of the Queen of Mice so he can rule over the entire country. It’s up to Basil to stop him, along with a little help from his good friend Dr. Dawson and Sherlock Holmes’ pet dog, Toby.

The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition brings the story to life on vivid Blu-Ray and High Def video for the first time ever. Watch the 1986 Disney classic come to life in a whole new way for a whole new generation! I was only 11 when this one came out, and I still remember seeing it. It’s definitely one of the cutest Disney movies out there!

I love that Disney is re-releasing so many of my childhood favorites so I can share them with Jacob. Like me, he’s highly amused by talking animals, and he really loved the detective story line. He doesn’t quite know who Sherlock Holmes is yet, so he didn’t really get that it was based on that character. He just appreciated it for the fun-filled adventure that it was.

 What’s New on the Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition?

Aside from the gorgeously restored and digitized movie, Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition features the following bonuses:

So You Think You Can Sleuth” – Viewers get an introduction to private investigating to kick off the “Great Mouse Detective” film.  Jacob loved this one, as he enjoys being a detective around the house.

“The World’s Greatest Criminal Mind” Sing-A-Long Song – young fans can sing along with Vincent Price to the song’s villainous vocals. Great for family fun!

“The Making of the Great Mouse Detective” – In this bonus feature, fans get a behind the scenes look at this classic film. I always love the behind the scenes bonuses, especially for movies as complex as Disney animated features.

The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition releases on Blu-Ray/DVD today at retailers nationwide. Check out a few clips from the movie, then head out and grab your copy before it goes back into the vault.
Basil of Baker Street

Basil’s Experiment

On the Trail

Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition Review