Welcome to The Game's Afoot!, the definitive fansite for Disney's 26th underappreciated animated classic, The Great Mouse Detective (1986). Relive the exciting adventures of a clever mouse, Basil of Baker Street, and his arch-enemy, the notorious Professor Ratigan, in London 1897. This site contains the most comprehensive information and media on this underrated Disney gem. Be sure to sign Basil's Guestbook, feel free to contribute, and enjoy!
NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT TAKE ANY PHOTOS WITHOUT PERMISSION FIRST. IF YOU WANT TO USE FAN ART PICTURES, PERMISSION MUST BE OBTAINED FROM THE ORIGINAL ARTIST. THANK YOU!
03-16-2018 | At the Miscellaneous photo page, I added some information for Make Believe: The World of Glen Keane, a special event at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, CA. The current exhibition runs from March 9th to September 3, 2018.
03-09-2018 | New arts and crafts from Etsy user SuspendedAnimationNY, this is a heat-based hardboard design of Basil and Dawson to stand up in your home decor. Added to the Craftwork section of the Miscellaneous photo page, respectively.
03-02-2018 | More beautiful art found featuring Basil of Baker Street (and the second drawing) by Illustrator John Migle from Instagram. He also has a Tumblr page that contains more of his impressive work. Both works were once again added to the Professional Artists page, respectively.
02-23-2018 | Updated the Professional Artists page with a new entry (featuring Basil of Baker Street and Dr. Dawson) by Siôn Clarke. Check out Mr. Clarke's other fine works at their Instagram!
02-16-2018 | Updated the Storyboards & Sketches page with nine new Concept Drawings (the first one of Basil with a gun is by Vance Gerry and the other eight are by Mel Shaw), courtesy of Van Eaton Galleries. The drawings were added to the Concept Art section.
02-09-2018 | Happy-One-Day-Early-Birthday to Barrie Ingham (Basil's English voice actor), who would have been 86 this year. This week I've added a Flashback Friday photo of the actor himself from 1988 (with Illustrator Pete Emslie) to the Contemporary Cast & Crew page. Pete met Barrie while he was in the stage production of "Me and My Girl" in Toronto.
02-02-2018 | Happy Groundhog Day! :) Added new images on a Basil/Sherlock tattoo to the Tattoo Art section of the Miscellaneous photo page. The Sherlock portion is from the quote next to Basil. It's the modern version starring Benedict Cumberbatch.
01-26-2018 | Updated the Audio & Video Reviews page with a newly published review on the film by (don't be fooled by the title) Hollywood Ruins Everything. It's about 18 minutes long, so check it out! :)
01-19-2018 | Added new images/info to the Craftwork section of the Miscellaneous photo page of two handmade dolls (Missy Kitty and Olivia) by Julia Plous of Instagram. Miss Kitty has already been sold.
01-12-2018 | Updated the Scenes page with a short (and VERY awesome!) animation test featuring Professor Ratigan. Courtesy of Samuel Cabanac from Instagram.
01-05-2018 | Archived 20 more updates. Also updated the Music Videos page with a short but lovely clip of The Great Mouse Detective theme (played on piano by SDJCoxy of Instagram).
12-29-2017 Added another Walt Disney Confession (November 30, 2017) to the I [heart] page. Also added images from artist Alexandra Bowman to the Professional Artists page. Happy New Year, everyone! See you in 2018! :)