The Game's Afoot! {The Great Mouse Detective fansite}


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 artists. Thank you!

Site Updates

04-09-2021 | Updated the Animation Backgrounds page with a gorgeous Great Mouse Detective Print from Van Eaton Galleries. The description at their site says Ratigan's living quarters, but it's really Basil's (with the view of his two chairs and fireplace mantel). The print has already been sold, so this has just been added to spotlight its stunning colors and details.

04-02-2021 | At Craftwork, I updated the GMD Easter Egg page with two more photos from Walt Disney World Through My Eyes. This was during the Fourth Annual Easter Egg Display at the Grand Floridian of Walt Disney World.

03-26-2021 | Added FCM's brilliant art featuring Basil with a magnifying glass to the Professional Artists page. Please check out more awesome work at the Main Instagram!

03-19-2021 | Added a photo and information to the Craftwork section of the Miscellaneous photo page of The Great Mouse Detective Phone Grip Design. Created by StarWandererCo. it's one of those pieces that attaches to your phone to hold it up. Check out their Instagram and Etsy pages for more great items!

03-12-2021 | Updated The Series page with photos and information on The Great Mouse Detective Mastermind Collection. This is a paperback set of the five original Eve Titus books and the three newer stories by Cathy Hapka. With beautiful illustrations by David Mottram, this book collection can be purchased at Amazon or has also been spotted at Barnes & Noble.

03-05-2021 | Updated the Contemporary Cast & Crew page with another photo from my personal collection. This one is of Barrie Ingham at his autograph table at the Creation Entertainment Convention (September 28, 2007) in Sacramento, CA. He was signing a photo of Basil (see Autographs).

02-26-2021 | Added a YouTube link to the Reviews page of Audio & Video Galleries for the following: THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE Bean Bags (Set of 4) Stuffed Plush Value Toy Review (by BBToyStore). This is for buyers interested in knowing the current price value of the plush toys of Basil, Dr. Dawson, Ratigan, and Olivia Flaversham.

02-19-2021 | Happy Birthday to Canadian Disney artist Pete Emslie! Updated the Professional Artists page to showcase info and a photo of the Olivia Flaversham 3D Model created by Megan Hupin. Megan has been featured before after discovering her wonderful 10 second animation clip (added to the Scenes page a few years back). Check out her Main Site for more incredible 3D works!

02-12-2021 | In honor of the Lunar Chinese New Year today, I updated the Scenes page with the scene of Basil first appearing dressed as the Chinese mouse, scaring his guests Dr. Dawson and Olivia Flaversham. I also made a GIF of him in disguise and added it to the Animation GIFs page.

02-05-2021 | Updated the Contemporary Cast & Crew page with a beautiful colored photo of Barrie Ingham and Val Bettin holding their Basil and Dr. Dawson maquette figures. Also wanted to do an early shout out for Barrie's birthday next Wednesday, February 10th.

01-29-2021 | Information and photos on a new Felicia pin from Disney Cats and Dogs Mystery Pin Collection has been added to the Pins section of Merchandise (page 2). These pins have been spotted in Walt Disney World stores and are sold as a surprise to the buyer, not knowing which cat or dog they'll get until opened.

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