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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition DVD Review

The Great Mouse Detective: Mystery in the Mist Edition DVD Review

Synopsis: From the creators of The Princess and the Frog and The Little Mermaid comes the story of a clever little hero on a great big adventure. Join the Sherlock Holmes of Mousedom on a heroic journey unraveling clues through London. If you like Sherlock Holmes, you'll love The Great Mouse Detective. When the diabolical Professor Ratigan kidnaps the city's master toymaker, the brilliant Basil of Baker Street and his trusted sidekick Dawson set off to track down Basil's lifelong nemesis. Little do they know that the evil rat's trail leads all the way to The Queen at Buckingham Palace! Get on the case with Basil, the master of disguise, as he tries to elude the ultimate rattrap and foil the perfect crime. Now digitally remastered, fully restored and complete with exclusive bonus features, The Great Mouse Detective is better than ever in the Mystery In The Mist Edition!

Bonus Features Include: All-New Digital Restoration, New So You Think You Can Sleuth Game, The Making Of The Great Mouse Detective, The World's Greatest Criminal Mind Sing-Along Song, Dylan & Cole Sprouse: Blu-ray Is Suite!, Learn How To Take Your Favorite Movies On The Go

Review: The Great Mouse Detective is one of those frequently overlooked Disney classics.  It never really got the huge positive attention that many of the princess-oriented Disney films recieved, and yet it was a fantastic film.  It featured mice, which is a different formula for Disney, and it really gave kids an adventure that crossed all gender boundries and entertained everyone.

The Great Mouse Detective has been overshadowed by films like the Little Mermaid and Oliver and Company for many years.  In fact, I find people all the time that haven't even seen it.  Hopefully this new DVD release will enable many kids to experience this great film for the first time.   Its basically a Sherlock Holmes tale translated into mice and its so much fun.

This new Mystery in the Mist Edition of the DVD features an all-new restoration that looks fantastic.  It also gives kids some games to play, which I don't personally care about, but my kids go crazy over.  This is a great way to own this Disney classic film.

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars