Disney’s The Great Mouse Detective to get live-action remake

in Disney, Entertainment, Movies & TV

The Great Mouse Detective

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As Disney continues to see great success by reimagining some of its classic and beloved movies through live-action remakes, it seems another has been added to the list: “The Great Mouse Detective.”

It goes without saying that Disney has seen a sensational amount of success with its remakes of some of its early animated films. This year, Disney’s “The Lion King” and “Aladdin” live-action remakes grossed over $1 billion at the box-office each. Logically, it would only make sense to revisit this animated adventure film following Basil the investigative mouse.

The Great Mouse Detective
Credit: Disney

According to a new report by We Got This Covered, the mice in the film will still be animated. However, everything else is said to be live-action. Besides this detail, not much else is know about the film, including any casting or possible production or release dates.

For those not familiar with the film, it was released in 1986 and told the tale of a little mouse girl’s toymaker father who was abducted by a peg-legged bat in Victorian London, England. In an attempt to get her father back, the girl enlists the help of Basil of Baker Street, a rodent with a keen sense for solving mysteries. What starts out as an abduction of a mouse turns into a much larger crime plot against the Crown itself.

The Great Mouse Detective
Credit: Disney

The animated film had a production budget of $14 million and has since gone on to have a domestic lifetime gross of over $38 million, making it quite a success in the long run for Disney. This film’s original premiere was not as large as “The Lion King” or “Aladdin.” However, it’s not to say that Disney doesn’t have a chance for global success with the film as their recent history with live-action remakes have all been box office hits so far.

What are your thoughts on a live-action remake of “The Great Mouse Detective? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: We Got This Covered

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    Thomas

    Of course it is! Well, if ‘Make Mine Music’ and ‘Saludos Amigos’ aren’t the next ones to be made live then I will be highly surprised!

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    Paul

    The source is We Got This Covered, they’re pretty notorious for not actually having anything covered. So, I’ll treat this with a pinch of salt.

    That being said, remaking some of the more obscure ones is a pretty good idea, there’s less of the ‘fandom’ backlash as so many probably haven’t heard of it. I’d be pretty interested in this one, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treasure Planet, the South American duology, The Black Cauldron and the Rescuers (and the Rescuers Down Under) too.

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    Kairi

    please make the terrible live-action nonsense stop

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    Film Fan

    You have got to be kidding me! Enough is enough! These live-action remakes are becoming the straight to VHS/DVD sequels from the 2000s.

    This isn’t going to work. Great Mouse Detective isn’t considered as one of the best in Disney’s catalogue. I don’t see it doing well as live-action, whether it makes it to theaters or online. Who is this supposed to appeal to? I doubt today’s generation would care about this universe.

    Now, don’t get me wrong. I love The Great Mouse Detective. I think the film is an underrated gem, and Vincent Price gave a fantastic performance as Ratigan. The only way the Great Mouse Detective can be re-introduced for a new generation is for Disney+ to make an animated series that continues the adventures of Basil and Dawson. Now, that would be a show I would watch. I mean, instead of making a sub-par live-action and soon-to-be dated CGI film, why not continue right after the end of the original film with all of these new adventures? Heck, an episode where Basil and Dawson meet Sherlock Holmes and John Watson would be awesome.

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    Harley

    Ok honestly this has gone too far… besides live action = sherlock holmes thats what disney was trying to do! Besides there is no ratigan wo the great late vinnie price i am sorry!

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    GMD fans

    Man this can’t be real! Is this gonna be real??? I would be so hype if this real!!! & Would dissapointed if this was fake Duh… pls tell me the truth peoples 🙁

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    I’m not having it! I don’t want another Disney Live Action film!

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    Nony Mouse

    No thank you, leave this one alone. It’s one of the few 80’s films that I like be, and it is just fine as it is, hand drawn animation was made with heart and soul. The live action movies are turning into to flops.

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    Yeah, this ain’t true. I don’t know who fooled We Got This Covered into thinking it would be, but they have a history of hoaxes.

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    Beth

    I think they are going too fast with the remakes. They have already released Mulan and Aladdin and The Lion King all this year and they are going to be releasing Lady and the Tramp this November.

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    I’m all for live actions if they’re done well. At this point, it’s best to treat them as separate additions than remakes ’cause the originals will always be superior. So far only “The Lion King” and “Aladdin” have truly impressed me. I’m excited about “The Great Mouse Detective”. Hope Disney will cast Billy Eichner as Basil, and Seth Rogen should be there too, since both stole the scenes as the new Timon and Pumbaa they’ve been getting lots of praises on social media.

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