The Great Mouse Detective

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Dr. Dawson and Olivia are seeking Basil's help at his house, Basil sits down and starts playing the violin, holding it in his right hand and having the bow in his left. When Basil the stands up in another shot, he is holding the violin in his left hand (like it's supposed to be) and the bow in his left.

Revealing mistake: When Ratigan is sneaking up on Basil inside Big Ben, there is a shot where both characters have their backs to the camera. In this shot, there is a piece of equipment directly in front of the turning gear they are standing on. This piece of metal can be seen to flicker for a few moments.

Continuity mistake: When Professor Ratigan first climbs in his hot air balloon, it is a bright pink. Later, when Basil is chasing him through the sky in his home-made balloon, Ratigan's hot air balloon is a very dark burgundy.

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Trivia: Basil of Baker Street is named after Basil Rathbone, the actor who played Sherlock Holmes in several films.

Trivia: The producers' first choice for the role of Basil was John Cleese.

Trivia: When Professor Ratigan proclaims himself the Supreme Ruler of All Mouse-dom at his headquarters, one of the followers lighting his cigarette has Mickey Mouse-shaped cuff links.


Ratigan: Now, you will remember to smile for the camera, won't you? Say "Cheese."

Fidget: I'm going! I'm going! I'm going.

Basil: There's always a chance, Doctor, as long as one can think.

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