Back in January 1992, Disney planned to use the title "The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective", until it was re-released in theaters on February 14, 1992, then later on VHS on July 17, 1992 and on CAV Laserdisc have the 1986 Walt Disney Home Video Logo then CLV Laserdisc have the 1989 Walt Disney Classics logo. The Great Mouse Detective was last seen in stores in this format on April 30, 1993.


When a lovable London toymaker is kidnapped, his daughter turns to none other than legendary super-sleuth, Basil of Baker Street, setting the stage for one of Disney's most entertaining and fast paced musical adventures. Basil's jolly assistant, Dr. Dawson, and the loyal dog Toby lend a hand nd a nose as they sniff out clues through a charming miniature world.  The chase leads to the notorious Professor Ratigan (Vincent Price) -- a ruthless rat whom basil must outwit to save all of mousedom! Full of colorful characters and spectacular animation highlighted by a cinematic climb to the top of Big Ben -- it's no secret why you'll love Disney's greatest little mystery in history!

Advertised on:

  1. 101 Dalmatians (April 10, 1992) (as The Adventures of the Great Mouse Detective)
  2. The Rescuers (September 18, 1992)
  3. So Dear to My Heart (September 18, 1992)

VHS Supplements

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Disney Green FBI Warning (1991) VHS.jpg Disney Green Warning (1991) VHS.jpg Aladdin (1992-C).jpg
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Feature Presentation (1992-B).jpg Walt Disney Classics (1992).jpg
After the film:
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The Rescuers (1992).jpg Walt Disney - Coming this Fall to Home Video.jpg Beauty and the Beast (1992).jpg

NOTE: The Aladdin behind-the-scenes look on this VHS is not the same as the one on 101 Dalmatians.

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
United Kingdom October 1992
France 1992
Germany 1992
Spain 1992
Portugal 1992
Italy April 1993
Brazil 1993
Australia October 6, 1994
Sweden March 22, 1995




Television broadcasts

Upon moratorium of the 1992 VHS, The Great Mouse Detective premiered on the Disney Channel on August 1, 1993. It aired through October.

Preceded by
101 Dalmatians (1992 VHS)
The Great Mouse Detective (1992 VHS) Succeeded by
The Rescuers (1992 VHS)

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