As planned since April 2002, The Great Mouse Detective was released on DVD for the first time on July 23, 2002.


The clues are in, the chase is on, and the case of the century is about to break wide open in Disney's greatest little mystery in history! Let the creators of Aladdin and The Little Mermaid take you on an adventuresome journey through the cobblestone streets of 1897 London, where some suspicious 'mousechief' is the suspenseful start to this thrilling musical adventure.

Olivia, the brave daughter of a beloved London toymaker, turns to Basil of Baker street for help with her father's disappearance. Basil's jolly assistant Dr. Dawson and loyal dog Toby lend a hand... a nose... as they sniff out clues through their charming miniature world. The final chase lead to Professor Ratigan (voiced by Vincent Price), a hardened criminal whom Basil must outwit to save all of Mousedom!

Now digitally remastered, fully restored and full of unforgettable characters and spectacular animation- all leading to the climactic climb atop Big Ben- it's elementary who you'll want to watch again and again... The Great Mouse Detective!



Bonus material

  • The Making of "The Great Mouse Detective" Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 1992 Re-release Theatrical Trailer
  • "Clock Cleaners" Animated Short
  • "Donald's Crime" Animated Short
  • "The World's Greatest Criminal Mind" Sing-Along Song
  • "The Great Mouse Detective" Scrapbook
  • Register Your DVD


Video Creation date
1 Blue warning screens (VHS) October 3, 2000
2 Walt Disney Home Entertainment Logo July 17, 2001
3 Bumper: "Coming Soon to Own on Video & DVD" December 14, 1999
4 Video Preview: The Rookie March 19, 2002
5 Video Preview: Schoolhouse Rock (30th Anniversary Edition) May 7, 2002
6 Video Preview: Mickey's House of Villains March 19, 2002
7 Video Preview: Monsters, Inc. March 19, 2002
8 Video Preview: Beauty and the Beast (Platinum Edition) May 14, 2002
9 Video Preview: Inspector Gadget 2 July 16, 2002
10 Kim Possible on Disney Channel Promo July 16, 2002
11 Feature Presentation November 27, 2001
12 The Great Mouse Detective (restored version) February 14, 1992

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
South Korea September 24, 2002
Japan February 21, 2003

Television broadcasts

Only one broadcast on Disney Channel, which was on April 17, 2005.


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