Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library
Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

Since April 1999, The Great Mouse Detective was originally intended to be the next Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection title after Alice in Wonderland and Robin Hood, but when released on August 31, 1999, the brand had already ended before this happened. This video also ended Generation 2 of Walt Disney Home Video.


The clues are in. The pressure is on. The case of a lifetime is about to unfold in Disney's greatest mystery classic! From the cobblestone streets of turn-of-the century London to the inner clockworks of a towering Big Ben, you'll delight in all the fact- finding fun of this nonstop musical adventure. A popular toymaker is missing! And there's only one mouse for the job, the famous supersleuth, Basil of Baker Street. With his trusty assistant Dr. Dawson at his side, Basil discovers that his archenemy Professor Ratigan is behind the disappearance. Now it will take his finest detective work ever to locate the toymaker and reunite him with his daughter Olivia! When it comes to heart-pounding suspense, colorful animation, and endearing characters, it's elementary which Disney classic you'll enjoy over and over again -- The Great Mouse Detective! Is Loaded With Laughs Both You Kids Will Love It Gene Shalit The Today Show

VHS Supplements

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens (1997-2000) October 21, 1997
2 Walt Disney Company intro + "Coming to Video" Bumper (1999-2000) April 20, 1999
3 Trailer for Belle's Tales of Friendship August 17, 1999
4 Trailer for Hercules: Zero to Hero August 17, 1999
5 Video preview for Doug's 1st Movie August 31, 1999
6 Video preview for My Favorite Martian May 25, 1999
7 Trailer for Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas August 31, 1999
8 Trailer for Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving August 17, 1999
9 promo (Version 1) August 31, 1999
10 "Feature Presentation" (1994-2000) October 19, 1994
11 The Great Mouse Detective (restored verison) February 14, 1992
12 promo (Version 2) August 31, 1999

Advertised on:

  1. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (May 25, 1999)
  2. Alice in Wonderland (July 13, 1999)
  3. Robin Hood (July 13, 1999)
  4. Madeline: Lost in Paris (August 3, 1999)
  5. Belle's Tales of Friendship (August 17, 1999)
  6. Hercules Zero to Hero (August 17, 1999)
  7. Pinocchio: 60th Anniversary Edition (October 26, 1999)

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
Japan December 6, 2000




Preceded by
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1999 VHS)
The Great Mouse Detective (1999 VHS) Succeeded by
Pinocchio (1999-2000 VHS/DVD)