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 ARTIST. THANK YOU!
12-15-2017 Added a new image featuring original art by Vance Gerry (Historic Disney) to the Storyboards & Sketches page (under Concept Art).
12-08-2017 Updated Carlo Lo Roso's section at the Professional Artists page with news about his Ratigan sculpture available on eBay.
12-01-2017 | Added image/link for a found 1986 Splash interview with Vincent Price to the Interviews section of Audio & Video Galleries.
11-24-2017 | Updated the Foreign Merchandise page with new images of the Spanish VHS release, Policias y Ratones, located in the Video/VHS Release section.
11-17-2017 | Added another storyboard image to the Storyboards & Sketches page featuring Basil chasing Fidget in the toy shop, followed by scolding/consoling Dawson for not watching Olivia closely.
11-10-2017 | Added an image/info on an artwork design of Toby on a glass (by JenniferbaART of Instagram) to the Craftwork section of the Miscellaneous photo page. She also has an Etsy account with other characters on glass cups.
11-03-2017 | Updated a GMD Watching image (Lauren) to the Photo Galleries Miscellaneous page. Also updated the image links in the Autographs section with a new addition featuring Shani Wallis (by steveman99 from eBay).
10-27-2017 | Another brilliant Inktober had to be added to the Professional Artists page, this one is by Gavin Otteson (Day 15 "Mysterious" with Basil). Check out his Etsy shop! Also added is another Walt Disney Confession to I [heart] (September 18, 2017) featuring Fidget and Olivia.
10-20-2017 | *chants* Inktober, Inktober! :) This week I shared two wonderful works of art by Bethany Juen and Calvin Mudge. They drew a Basil portrait and Ratigan and Fidget on the dirigible. Added both to the Professional Artists page.
10-13-2017 | Happy Birthday to fellow Basilian and site Contributor, The Mouse Avenger (Anastasia!), and Disney Archivist Dave Smith! This week I added a new art piece by James Silvani (Miss Kitty) to his section at Professional Artists. Also updated the biography page for Eve Brenner (Queen Mousetoria) since she's had additional appearances in film and TV.
10-06-2017 | Added image files 1 and 2 containing random loads of beautiful Concept Art by Vance Gerry to the Storyboards & Sketches page (Note: there are still a lot of broken image links at this page).
09-29-2017 | Updated the Contemporary Cast & Crew page with another photo featuring Barrie Ingham from the Creation Entertainment convention. It's been ten years since I've officially met the voice of Basil in person. Also added to the Craftwork section of Miscellaneous is a photo of a sand castle design with Basil, Olivia, and Dr. Dawson from the 2017 festival Disney Sand Magic.
09-22-2017 | Happy First Day of Autumn! A new GMD lithograph from D23 Expo was released this year and has been surfacing on eBay. Added a photo and information at the Miscellaneous photo page (under Lithographs).
09-15-2017 | Added a new profile with four brilliant sketch works by Editor, Storyboard Artist and Animator Rigtroid (Instagram) to the Professional Artists page.
09-08-2017 | Updated the Merchandise page (1) with a GMD find of Basil on the insert cover of the book, Oliver and Company: The Animated Series. Since the book is within a collection of other Disney animated features, it has a photo of the characters in a collage. The entry is currently the very last one since the listing is in chronological order.
09-01-2017 | Added to the Craftwork section of the Miscellaneous photo page: an image and info on a very clever idea. It's a custom-made Disney ear hats (by LeEars of Etsy) with this particular order featuring TGMD and Ratatouille from DisneyGal13.
08-25-2017 | Added a new photo/info of Vincent Price with Professor Ratigan (by Barry King of Instagram) to the Contemporary Cast & Crew page.
08-18-2017 | Updated the Miscellaneous photo page with a new (and beautiful) tattoo image (under the section Tattoo Art).
08-11-2017 | Archived 20 more updates from the home page. Found and added images/info on artist Natalie to the Professional Artists page.