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DISNEY'S
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Are you a Disneyana collector? Then you've probably noticed that there is not much in the way of Great Mouse Detective merchandise around. If you search, however, you can find some items of interest. Here is our list of toys, books, and other Disneyana related to The Great Mouse Detective.

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polo shirt
features Ratigan, with logo on sleeve

t-shirt
features Basil, Dawson & Olivia

Sinister Cats t-shirt
features Felicia

ART

It is impossible to list all the original, promotional, and concept artwork in existence for any film. These would include cels, drawings, storyboards, maquettes and more, so we will confine this site to merchandise and promotional items.

lithograph
free with video pre-order

movie card
free with video pre-order at Suncoast Video

glossy photos

color slides from a press kit

more color slides from unknown source

film cel
several frames of film matted

fan card
featuring the films of Ron Clements and John Musker

serigraph
honoring the films of Ron Musker & John Clements, designed by Tom Whalen

serigraph
honoring the films of Ron Musker & John Clements, artwork by Dave Perillo

"Basil Sat for Some Time in Silence"
honoring the films of Ron Musker & John Clements, pen and ink drawing by Juliéta Colás

"Ratigan"
honoring the films of Ron Musker & John Clements, digital artwork by Betsy Bauer

"Ratigan's Plan"
honoring the films of Ron Musker & John Clements, oil painting by Tom Matousek

"Ah, Ha! Evidence!"
honoring the films of Ron Musker & John Clements, gouache painting by Nicole Gustafsson

"Investigation"
honoring the films of Ron Musker & John Clements, water color and colored pencil by Alexander Lee

"Confrontation"
honoring the films of Ron Musker & John Clements, water color and colored pencil by Alexander Lee

AUDIO

soundtrack CD, 1986/1993

soundtrack cassette, 1986

book and tape set, Disney Storyteller Series, 1986
this set had two different book covers

Disney's Definitive Scores CDs, 2005
the action-adventure, suspense and comedy collections all contain music from GMD

When You Wish Upon a Star CD, A Salute to Walt Disney
contains music from GMD

2-disc CD set from Reader's Digest
contains music from GMD

Basil, détective privé single, 1986
French record by Douchka Esposito

Disney Danse LP
French record album by Douchka Esposito includes the song "Basil"

Disney Top 50 album
French album by Douchka Esposito includes the song "Basil"

Disney LP
French record album by Douchka Esposito includes the song "Basil"

Premier Pops with Henry Mancini CD, 1988
one of the tracks is the theme from GMD played by the Royal Philharmonic Pops

Hollywood Backlot: Big Movie Hits Vol. 3 CD
includes the theme music

Audio book CD
This is the original novel, not the Disney version

BOOKS

Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus, 1986
paperback novel with Disney cover

Basil and the Lost Colony, Basil and the Pygmy Cats, Basil in Mexico, Basil in the Wild West
other novels in the series by Eve Titus, which may be of interest, although not actually related to the Disney version

Golden Look-Look Books:
The Great Mouse Detective & Basil's Great Escape

hardcover children's book from Grolier
released with different covers

Basil, the Great Mouse Detective, by Ladybird Books, British

Basil Detective Privé,
French hardcover storybook

Basil Detective Privé,
French hardcover storybook
although the title is the same, this is a different book

activity book from Finland

Gallery Book

board books from England
The Flying Kidnapper and The Clockwork Queen

hardcover by Hippo
this may be an alternate cover design for one of the above books

Disney's Year Book 1991
one of the stories is a further adventure of Basil

Off the Record Guide to Walt Disney's The Great Mouse Detective
edited by Maria Risma
For a detailed review, click here

Disney A to Z by Dave Smith
contains multiple entries

The Ultimate Disney Trivia Book by Kevin Neary & Dave Smith
contains a GMD quiz section

The Ultimate Disney Trivia Book 3 by Kevin Neary & Dave Smith
contains at least one GMD question

The Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters by John Grant
contains an 8-page GMD section

Disney's Treasury of Children's Classics from the Fox and the Hound to the Hunchback of Notre Dame
conatains a 20-page retelling of the story with pre-production art & behind the scenes information
NOTE: the second edition of this book leaves out The Great Mouse Detective

The Disney Films by Leonard Maltin
the third edition or later contains a GMD listing

Disney Animation Magic by Don Hahn
contains two preproduction drawings

The Disney Villain by Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston
contains a 4-page section with preproduction art and background information

Disney: the First 100 Years by Dave Smith & Steven Clark
contains a brief GMD mention

My Very First Disney ABC Word Book
look at "V" for violin

The Official Disney Trivia Book
conatins a GMD quiz

The Disney Studio Story by Richard Holiss & Brian Sibley, 1988
contains a few paragraphs, several good stills, and a flattering review

Disney Dossiers by Jeff Kurtti, 2006
Basil, Dawson and the Flavershams are listed, with photos and personal information, under "Other Mice: Great Mice of Mystery," and Ratigan under "Villains: Men of Means"

Art of Coloring: Disney Villains: 100 Images to Inspire Creativity and Relaxation
Disney's adult coloring book contains a few images of Ratigan and his lackeys Fidget and Felicia

Starring Sherlock Holmes by David Stuart Davies, 2001
contains a one-page, unenthusiastic review, no pictures

sticker book by Panini
published in various languages

coloring book by Golden Books
published with 2 different covers

coloring/activity book by Golden Books

sticker book by Golden Books

FIGURINES

Grolier's Magical Memories, limited edition

music box, Grolier's Musical Memories collection, 1988

French feves
ceramic miniatures for baking in traditional holiday cakes

Walt Disney Classics Collection, 2009
Basil and Dawson, open edition

Disney Sketchbook Christmas ornament

MAGAZINES

comic book
bilingual: the story of the film in both English and Norwegian

foreign comic books
these same stories can be found in British publications

Newsreel
castmember magazine

Telestar, Dec. 8, 1986
French TV magazine features Basil and Douchka on the cover
find the original photo here

Disney Magazine, British
contains a Basil comic story

Die schonsten Filme von Walt Disney, German
contains a Basil comic story

Donald Duck comic magazine #47 of 1992, Dutch
contains a one-page behind-the-scenes look at GMD

Donald Duck comic magazine #05 of 1993, Dutch
contains a centerfold poster

Donald Duck comic magazine #46 of 1999, Dutch
contains a centerfold poster

Donald Duck comic magazine #21 of 1993, Dutch
contains a history of Basil
the 2005 issue of Winterboek, another Dutch magazine, contains the same article

Starburst #99, Nov, 1986
contains a 3-page review with stills

Movie 87
contains a 2-page article that is mostly pictures

Animato! #23
contains brief but positive review, plus several interesting mentions in the John Musker interview

Animation Magazine #17, Autumn 1986
contains a GMD review

Files Magazine: Focus on Sherlock Holmes, 1987
contains a 6-page article on GMD, no pictures
this magazine needs a good editor, but it is informative and entertaining

Disney Adventures magazine, November 2007
contains a 3-page Basil comic featuring Olivia and Fidget

sampling of Japanese magazines and/or books

MISCELLANEOUS

Halloween mask
made in France by Cesar

character glass
made in France

pocket calendar
made by Panini

calabash pipe

ceramic villains mug
includes Ratigan

plastic mug
shows the video logo

ceramic logo mug

ceramic stein
Basil is among the characters on this animation timeline

watch
face depicts the film's logo

ceramic villains Christmas ornament
shows Ratigan

phone card, Australian
two different versions

stamps
issued by St. Vincent

stamp, Walt Disney Cartoons series
issued by Congo

villains beach towel
including Ratigan; this same montage is available on a postcard

villains checkbook cover
with Ratigan

magnets

movie poster magnet

DVD cover magnet

sticker

Cinema Sticker,
Australian, #1 of a set of 20

cereal premium stickers,
set of 6

Disneyland 40 Years of Adventure map,
features Basil and Dawson among the characters around the border

coasters,
from Japan, made of paper

MOVIES

video, 1993/1999

DVD, 2002/2010
shows both covers plus collectible tin
In the UK, fans could get their choice of collectible sleeves

laser disc

PINS

Millennium Pin #26, 1999

Disney Store song series pin #70, 2002

pin set
from the first video release

Ratigan pin #6, Mickey's Trade Parade
from Walt Disney World

Ratigan lenticular pin

15th Anniversary pin, limited edition

History of Art pin, limited edition from Japan
for the film's 15th anniversary

History of Art pin, limited edition from Japan, 2003

20th anniversary pin, limited edition

Disney dogs pin, limited edition
from Disney Auctions

Ratigan pin, limited edition, 2004
from Disney Cruise Lines Villainous Voyage

Ears of Excellence pin
for cast members only

Basil pin
from a set depicting various mice

I Love Mice pin, limited edition, 2006

Fidget pin, limited edition, 2004
from the Happy Haunts framed set

Fidget pin, limited edition, 2005
from the Just a Pinch of This and of That framed set

movie poster pin
from 75 Years of Animation poster framed pin set

Basil and Dawson pin, 2010
from LE set of mouse pins

D23 pin, 2011
celebrating the 25th anniversary of the film,
limited edition of 250

Ratigan pin, ltd. ed. from Disney Store UK
Ratigan as king

mystery pins
from Good vs. Evil set

Beloved Tales pin
limited to 300

Olivia pin
from Disney Soda Fountain

Basil with ice cream sundae pin
LE, from Disney Soda Fountain

Ratigan with ice cream sundae pin
LE, from Disney Soda Fountain

Dr. Dawson with ice cream sundae pin
LE, from Disney Soda Fountain

30th Anniversary pin
limited to 1100

Marquee pin
the same artwork as the 30th Anniversary pin, but with an added background
limited to 300

Ratigan pin,
from the Framed Villains series, limited to 700

Mice Series pin,
Basil, Dawson, Flaversham, & Olivia flying on the balloon contraption, limited to 300

Ratigan pin,
from yet another Villains series, limited to 250

Fidget pin,
LE, from the Crooked Comrades series

Felicia pin,
LE, from the Cat Portraits series

pinback button

pinback button
video promo item

pinback button
video promo item

pinback button, British
also called a film badge

Destination D: 75 Years of Disney Animated Features button
available at the D23 convention

villain pinback button
includes Ratigan

pinback button
artwork from the video cover

PLUSH

Basil plush

Basil plush, Smuckers giveaway

beanie set, 1998
Basil, Dawson, Ratigan, Olivia

Toby beanie

Toby plush, 1998

Toby plush, blue ribbon version, 1998

POSTCARDS

Ratigan postcard

foil villains postcard
includes Fidget

movie poster postcard

Disney dogs postcard by Bill Robinson includes Toby
also available as a print

POSTERS

movie poster
two versions for two separate releases

unused variations for the original movie poster

various posters from around the world

British safety poster

British campaign poster

Disney Magazine poster

65 Years of Animation poster

Celebration of Characters poster by Cody Reynolds
also available as a postcard

bus poster
seen in Disney parks buses

Disneyland limited edition poster

2 different villains posters
each includes Ratigan

2 mini-posters

Los Angeles County Museum of Art poster

Walt Disney's Classic Movie Poster Book
includes a GMD poster

British Poster Story Book
unfolds like an American poster magazine

PROMOTIONAL ITEMS

video standee

video standee, different version

lighted sign

lobby cards

credits card
9x12" card featuring credit list on the back

studio stationary

press kit

copyright guide
gives information to retailers on promoting the film

certificate
not sure how you could win this

program book from Austria

Rice Krispies cereal box
from Finland
2 versions, with cutouts on the back

Cookie Crisp cereal box
originally included free stickers
See the stickers here

Disneyland brochure
features an ad for the movie

movie press sheet
from the UK
gives publicity information to newspapers and magazines

SOFTWARE

PC game

Disney Classics screen saver
contains one GMD scene

Disney Villains screen saver
contains several Ratigan pics

The D Show PC quiz game
one category is Great Mouse Detective
one Bonus Round Casting Call game is Great Mouse Detective

TOYS

PVC figures by Bully
Basil with pipe, Basil with magnifying glass, Dawson

deck of playing cards
from Japan

trading cards
part of a large Australian card set

trading cards
from the Disney Treasures sets 1 and 2

Ratigan trading card
from villain set

2 of the 7 cards in the Disney Studios Collector Card set

jigsaw puzzle

movie poster jigsaw puzzle

villain jigsaw puzzle
packaged in a tin,
includes Ratigan

Sanitarium Ricies pogs
an Australian cereal premium

Choco Party figures
take-apart toys from Japan

Olivia Flaversham Neo figure
vending machine toy from Japan,
part of the Disney Girl's Party set

Spy Kit
promotional giveaway

Vinylmation Basil and Ratigan figures

French card game
similar to Go Fish, depicts many Disney characters, including GMD

Disney Trivia game
some questions about The Great Mouse Detective, including 2 picture cards in the children's section

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basil great OUR TOP 10 LIST OF MERCHANDISE WE WISH DISNEY MADE

Here are some suggestions for new merchandise featuring Basil and friends. We would definitely buy all of these items. Are you listening, Disney Merchandise department?

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  1. Tiny Kingdom set -- Too bad this series is now defunct.
  2. Watch -- We suggest the face of Big Ben with the two balloons flying around it
  3. McDonald's Happy Meal Toys -- Unfortunately, McDonalds no longer does Disney promos
  4. Art of The Great Mouse Detective -- Coffee table book
  5. Christmas Ornaments -- The Sketchbook ornament is fabulous, but we want one of those Storybook sets
  6. Snow Globe -- Suggestion: Basil shooting holes in the pillows with feathers for the "snow"
  7. More PVC figures -- The Bully toys are great, but we must have Ratigan and Fidget
  8. Computer Game -- Yes, there was one released in the eighties, but it's quite primitive by today's standards
  9. Walter Foster How To Draw The Great Mouse Detective book -- These books are fun
  10. Magical Collection figures -- The best Disney action figures ever made!

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