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!
11-27-2020 | Updated Merchandise (Page 1) under Apparel with photos and information on Disney Cats Dooney & Bourke Tote from shopDisney. The tote features many felines from the animated features including Felicia, Professor Ratigan's sassy feline, from The Great Mouse Detective.
11-20-2020 | Updated the I [heart] page with another confession from the Walt Disney Confessions Tumblr account. It was posted on October 6, 2020. Despite being picked on in school, the anonymous sender talked about how Basil helped them become better skilled at solving problems, making their teachers very proud of them.
11-13-2020 | Another Friday the 13th! Oh, noooo! This Throwback Thursday at Walt Disney Archives of Twitter shared a photo of Professor Ratigan and Vincent Price. I have added it to the Contemporary Cast & Crew page, respectively. For World Kindness Day, be kind and, as always, be safe!
11-06-2020 | Today is also my sister's birthday: Happy Birthday to her! 🎂🎁 Updated the Miscellaneous photo page under Disney Daily Calendar, a section I haven't touched in ages, with a new image. This is a repeated one that features Fidget the Bat setting the mousetrap with Basil and Dr. Dawson tied to it. It was shown for two days this year: October 24/25, 2020.
10-30-2020 | Happy Halloween 🎃 for tomorrow! This week I added Laura to the Professional Artists page starting with seven fantastic works, three of which focus on the 'what if' of Ratigan surviving the fall from the clock tower. Based on the comic book story, "The Diamond Trap," She did three views in digital art of Ratigan safely escaping. She also drew some profile images for Basil and Dr. Dawson, again with Ratigan looking like his usual suave self. Please check out her Instagram for more great works!
10-23-2020 | Also added to the Apparel section of the Merchandise page is another Box Lunch Exclusive: The Great Mouse Detective Cast Cardholder. This is similar to the Box Lunch Toby Figural Mini Backpack except it only features Basil, Dr. Dawson, and Olivia.
10-16-2020 | Added photos and information to Apparel of the Merchandise page: Loungefly Disney The Great Mouse Detective Toby Figural Mini Backpack - BoxLunch Exclusive. This brand of backpack is extremely popular to feature several Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars characters, so this is a very good thing to see the characters from TGMD making a feature too! The backpack is currently In Stock at BoxLunch.com.
10-09-2020 | Updated the Odds and Ends section of the Miscellaneous photo page with a tribute to a 'what if' of Basil visiting Country Bear Jamboree. From the Disney Doodle website with artwork by Ashley Taylor (Main Instagram).
10-02-2020 | Added photos and info to the Pins section of Merchandise Page 2 of another pin released a few days ago: Disney Parks Disguises Series 2 Reveal/Conceal featuring Professor Ratigan. It's a round pin with Ratigan as he appears completely decked out as the new ruler of all mousedom.
09-25-2020 | Added photos and info to Merchandise Page 2 (Pins) of a rare pin: Toby WDI Best In Show. This is an exclusive pin given out to Cast Members only at a special event that occurred in March, 2020. A Limited Edition of 300, the pin might be found at auction sites such as eBay.
09-18-2020 | Updated the Fan Art section GMD As Humans Art with brilliant artwork of Basil, Dr. Dawson, and Professor Ratigan by Federica Messina. Please check out her Main Instagram to view more work!
09-11-2020 | Added to the Pins section of Merchandise (page 2) is a new, exclusive pin featuring Fidget the Bat. This pin is being released for a new shopping event and as a Shopping Reservation available September 14, 15, and 16 at Downtown Disney District. Photo was found at the IG account of Disney Toppings.