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!


Site Updates

09-13-2019 | Happy Friday the 13th! Added an image and information for the rare Limited Edition 300 pin, Disney Villains & Sidekicks featuring Professor Ratigan and Fidget the Bat. Sold at this year's D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA (August 23 - 25, 2019). This can only be found if sold online at places like eBay. Added to Page 2 of Merchandise under the Pins section.

09-06-2019 | Info and an image were added to the Apparel section of Merchandise (page 1). This is a T-shirt design featuring Basil of Baker Street and it is being currently sold at With every $10 spent, they help provide a meal to someone in need.

08-30-2019 | New and rare pin released as a Limited Edition of 300 at this years D23 Expo (August 24, 2019), this one features Felicia, Professor Ratigan's pampered feline, taking a cat nap. Although sold out, it could be found for purchase at places such as eBay. The image and information have been added to the Pins section of Merchandise (Page 2).

08-23-2019 | Showcasing new art of The Great Mouse Detective by James Silvani featuring Basil investigating Mickey's glove. It was for a pre-drawn sketch cover to be sold at this year's D23 Expo. Added to James' listing of Professional Artists.

08-16-2019 | Added information and photos on THREE new Disney pins to the Merchandise (page 2) section of Pins. They're from the Disney FairyTails collection and feature the following: On the first pin is Toby the Basset Hound with Basil hanging on the blue leash, a silver paw print with a collage of Disney characters including Toby, and then a Mystery pin you get by surprise of Felicia the Cat.

08-09-2019 | Just added "Smile, everyone!" to the Animation GIFs section to promote the recent news of a live action in the works for The Great Mouse Detective. The web site, We Got This Covered, released the news while I also heard it from one of my Disney animator friends that worked on the original feature in 1986. More information will be given as it comes available!

08-02-2019 | Updated the Basil of Baker Street Audiobook page at Merchandise by adding in the two new books: Basil and the Big Cheese-Cook Off and Basil and the Royal Dare. Like the previous five releases, these audiobooks are also narrated by Ralph Lister and can be found at Amazon (or any other audiobook sites) for purchase.

07-26-2019 | Updated Professional Artists with a new spotlight on Jamie (known as paperpaintpixieink on Instagram). Please check out the rest of the gallery; it's amazing!

07-19-2019 | Updated the Games section with information and photos on the board game, Disney Villainous. A new expansion pack has been added titled Evil Comes Prepared with three new villains to play with: Professor Ratigan, Scar (The Lion King), and Yzma (The Emperor's New Groove). Due out July 28, 2019.

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