Basil seizes the moment to reveal what he was trying to say earlier, and puts his arm around Dawson. Ratigan stops laughing and clears his throat, and sits on the banister to address the Robot Queen.) Olivia: Oh Father! Dawson removes a handkerchief from his jacket pocket and hands it to her.) Ratigan: Ah, the uniforms. How did you know I was a doctor? Fidget: (Desperately) No! Ratigan: Oh, I love it when I’m nasty. (Mrs. Judson rushes to the kitchen and shuts the door.) As Dawson leans heavily against the anvil, Basil sheds his sailor costume and puts his deerstalker cap back on. (he has managed to catch the propellor of the ruined dirigible, as well as something else of value for Ratigan.) (He shakes a finger at Basil, who once more rushes right by the two of them. Olivia! You know what to do, and no mistakes! He recovers, and takes on an almost friendly tone. (The robot suddenly halts, as Ratigan appears at her doorway, with Flaversham operating the controls.). The slightest detail may be important. NOOOOOOOOOO! (Bartholomew drunkenly climbs out as the rest of the thugs lift Ratigan up into their arms, spinning him around.) Now see here! The rat scowls at the resultant stain and wipes it off with a hankerchief.) The game’s not over yet! He’s just the chap for this. Dawson: Ooh! The little girl struggles and finally pulls Ratigan's hand off her. I have the power! No sign of the blackguard anywhere. Inside, Ratigan is completely consumed by hatred. He manages to cling to the edge of the balcony, and is trying to avoid Felicia's jaws. A villain. Ratigan: (Puzzled, impatiently) You’re not coming through. (This gives him an idea.) Fidget has made it to the edge of the balcony, where Felicia is sitting below, waiting patiently. A more cheerful and upbeat version of the song is heard sung by a chorus during the film's closing credits. (He turns away. He pulls at a tab on his robe, which lets air escape to reveal his slender form, surprising Dawson even more. Mouse Thug 2: ‘Course you’re not. I say, Dawson, old chap? Olivia stares for a moment, then shakes her head, a smile on her face. Down below, Basil sees Fidget up ahead, climbing into a drain pipe. After Liza Minnelli was briefly considered, Melissa Manchester was hired as the new singer of the song. Basil whistles, and Toby rolls his head back to see him clearing his throat and tapping his foot. Toby! Fidget keeps making desperate attempts to escape. The octopus finishes, and catches his balls in his hat and bows, apparently very surprised to hear the applause coming from Dawson; the rest of the pub boo the cephalopod and quickly drown him out. (He bangs his head against the bottle in frustration. Some are even passed out from the amount of alcohol they’ve drunk. (quickly reads the list.) "Let Me Be Good To You" was also once entitled, "Look At Me". Basil: Thank you, Dawson (Olivia lands right in Basil's open arm, and he brings the two of them close.) Surely your mother knows where he is. During this, Miss Kitty has come back on stage and is finishing her song. Basil: Ah, allow me to introduce my trusted associate, Dr. Dawson, with whom I do all my cases. Flaversham: Oh! (grins maniacally, but Dawson is horrified that his suggestion was actually taken. He hears his friends cheering and smiles. Who are you? I told you to watch over the girl! ), Basil: He’s a genius, Dawson. Inside, the doll has finished her dance, and Olivia gets down from her chair to hug Flaversham.) (He reaches up and pulls off what turns out to be a rubber mask to reveal the one and only Basil.) Olivia: It’s just as I said. This film was the last Disney Animated Feature one to star the late Candy Candido, which was released 13 years prior to his death in 1999. The sound of barking distracts Felicia, and she turns to see Toby running straight for her. What a sense of humor. Basil: (sighs, then answers him, seemingly unconcerned.) All in a day’s work, Doctor. Out of my way! Dawson: I say Basil, who is this Toby chap? Ratigan: Perhaps I haven’t made myself clear. But how could you possibly-, Basil: Quite simple, really. Now, you’re certain you’ve told me everything? Soon to be in the clutches of the most depraved mind in all of London! I hope you guys like it. (Threateningly) That is, as long as we have no further delays! Dawson is desperately clinging to Toby's tail and gives a nervous chuckle at the irony of this statement. (Malevolently) Oh, he is in for a little surprise. Evidence of our peg-legged adversary. MR. Flaversham: Olivia! Basil is looking catatonic and is simply staring off into space.) Please! Really, one would hardly recognize you. A small puff of smoke comes out as the chemical turns violet. Dawson: (Dawson accepts gracefully…) Of course. I took care of everything. Flaversham is working at a podium, controlling its movements. The Queen’s in danger, Olivia’s counting on us. He reads from the list and checks along as he goes. He rolls and shakes his head as he sits up.) His face is red with fury, but just as quickly as his temper rose, Ratigan calms down, and he scoops Fidget into his arms. His thugs gasp in terror as Ratigan spins, towering over Bartholomew. Oh, I was so worried about my little girl. (He then sees the fight in progress and that they also made the Disney Character Pinocchio fell on a root beer mug and lay his stomach on the root beer mug.) I'm lost. (Fidget and the other thugs pull the ribbons and sides down to reveal an exact robot replica of the Queen. The final keg is approaching Olivia as Basil gets closer. Disney Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. That the paper is of… (He tosses it in his hand, testing the weight to determine what type of paper it is.) The Thugs boo heavily. (Normal) So, I decided…to use them all. In London 1897, a young Scottish-Welsh mouse named Olivia Flaversham was celebrating her birthday with her toymaker father, Mr. Flaversham. Fidget: (Laughing) Bye-bye. Dawson stands at attention and salutes as Basil walks past. He turns over to the bar and sees the barmaid whisper something into the bartender’s ear, who discreetly pours the contents of a vial into two mugs of beer. He and Dawson leap out of its way and onto an Around the World path toy. Ratigan leaps onto the striking hammer, nearly falling, but scrambles up and leaps forward. The vibration loosens one of the pegs, which ricochets towards the gun, causing it to misfire and hit the crossbow, which instead of being aimed at Basil and Dawson, flies towards the axe, cutting off the head. Fidget: (Straining) Nuts… Open wide. Robot Queen: …a majestic mountain of humility, and my new Royal Consort…Professor Ratigan! Olivia plays with a small rocking horse as her father adjusts his apron.] You followed me, I followed you We were like each other’s Shadows for a while Now as you see This game is through So although it hurts I’ll try to smile As I say…♪. (smells cheese crumpets from the kitchen.) Miss Kitty takes his arm and swings him around, and he rejoins the twins. Cut to inside a toy shop. If that is your decision. Ratigan: (Ragingly) How dare that idiot Basil poke his stupid nose into my wonderful scheme and foul up everything! A storm is approaching as Fidget pedals the dirigible and Ratigan steers. Basil: (sees the list, overjoyed at this key piece of evidence.) he helps Dawson to his feet to begin looking for the bat.) Mmm… Perhaps it’s…well, perhaps it’s best I found my own living quarters. Flaversham: This whole thing…i-i-it’s monstrous! Olivia stomps on his foot and runs to her father as Fidget hops up and down in pain. I shall have him! Basil: Whatever. Basil and the others climb onto his neck, and Basil points ahead.) (Laughs) Yes! Basil: Good boy. (lifts Basil by his collar and shakes him with one hand to demonstrate his power.) Basil rolls and catches the ends of the rotating gear, trying to pull himself back up as Ratigan prepares to deliver another blow. (Flaversham is being restrained by Ratigan and tries to plead with the nefarious rat.). Basil sets the jar below a glass spout and reaches to the other side of the chemistry set to turn on a small flame. Major David Q. Dawson. Bye-bye! (He and Olivia glance at each other as they both examine the footprints. A large doll is falling right over them, and they run for their lives, but only move the paper path below their feet. Suddenly music boxes are playing, and winding toys are moving along the shelves. A cheap brandy sold only in the seediest pubs. (He pushes the rook over one space.) Basil: Ah-ha! (One by one, Basil tosses the three pillows at Dawson, who holds them against his body, his face mostly covered.). No peeking now. Come along, come on. Olivia and Flaversham look towards the door as the rattling becomes more intense. Ratigan: Fidget, you delightful little maniac. Ratigan has his back turned and is leaning against a bottle, rubbing his temples. The question is…what would he want with a toy maker? Basil: If it isn’t our peg-legged friend. Auch, no. Why you gibbering little…. He dives down to catch it. Basil: As you can see, Dawson, this young lady has just arrived from the Hampstead district and is troubled about the disappearance of an emerald ring missing from the third finger of her right hand. Dawson’s voice: It was the Eve of our good Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and the year Her Majesty’s government came…(More forebodingly) to the very brink of disaster.. She Based on the children's story Basil of Baker Street by Eve Titus, it draws heavily on the tradition of Sherlock Holmes with a heroic mouse who consciously emulates the detective; Titus named the main character after actor Basil Rathbone, who is best remembered for playing Holmes in film (and whose voice, sampled from the Red-Headed League, was the voice of Holmes in this film, 19 years after his death). You must be chilled to the bone! The camera continues moving up along with Basil and Dawson. Ratigan snarled with savage frustration. Dawson and Flaversham release air from an open balloon, closing the distance between them and Ratigan easily. Upon my word I’ve never seen so many toys. A dog came. Olivia: Hello, Toby! Dawson, ooh hoo, what luck! He looks to Olivia, who is giving a playful salute of her own, and takes her hand. Ratigan turns and sees the British flag flying in front of him, blocking his path. Fidget snickers at Olivia, but Ratigan seizes him by the ears and tosses him over instead. Marvelous, isn’t it? Basil jumps on the neck of the bottle and begins to pull at the cork. (he climbs out and holds the grate open for Dawson.) Ratigan leads them around roofs and chimneys, up and around a statue of Lord Nelson, and straight ahead towards the Tower Bridge. (He pops his head above the chair as she spits out more feathers.) The anvil falls seconds later, missing them both. Bartholomew's tail is wagging at the chance for more liquor, and he tosses his empty glass over his shoulder, and rushes over to the fountain, drinking from one of the spouts.) Ha-ha! (Chuckles) Felicia, release him. Thinking quickly, Basil jumps from the gear and onto a lever, which lifts up a chain towards her. It’s not…entirely hopeless. Outside Buckingham Palace, trumpets play as the camera moves down show the mouse entrance. He looks at the rat defiantly before his mother whisks him away. Dawson: Then, you’ve come to precisely the right place. Basil tries to leap for him, but as he does, the blocks tumble and fall, taking Basil down with them. It is played on a vinyl record for Basil's attempted demise. Dawson is trembling behind the leg of a chair. Basil and Olivia stop at the hole at the top of the tower, trapped. (Standing in the doorway are Olivia and Mrs. Judson, who is comforting the young girl.). Miss Kitty: (Singing) ♪Dearest friends, dear gentlemen ♪ Listen to my song ♪ Life down here’s been hard for you ♪ Life has made you strong ♪ Let me lift the mood ♪ With my attitude♪. Excellent idea! The Robot Queen pushes past Ratigan.). …been gummed, if I’m not very much in error… (For the next step, he sniffs at the paper, and holds it at arms length in disgust at the result.) Olivia, Dawson and Flaversham are helpless as both Ratigan and Basil, screaming, disappear below the clouds, but Ratigan was defeated. (He chuckles as Fidget, now dressed in a British guard uniform, runs over to him.) Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). (Olivia pushes against the door and is able to move the table. ), (Basil leans over the top of the chair and delivers the next few lines from different locations, accenting Ratigan's character. His head appeared small in front of the massive shoulders and shaggy muscled chest. Basil moves away from the table as Dawsoncontinues to study the now-clear chemical. By all means. Dawson steps out in pirate disguise, with a bandana, an earring, an eye patch, and a stripped shirt that is much too short for him. There he goes! Thug: Ah, begging your Majesty’s pardon. This reaction could only have been triggered by the paper’s extreme saturation with distillation of sodium chloride. Ratigan calmly shuts his pocket watch and puts it away. She cautiously pushes it aside and smiles at Toby, who seems to like her just fine. Ratigan leans upside down over the railing to sneer at the boy from before. Basil chuckles as Toby stops at a footrest, where we can see Olivia's feet from behind the fringe. Now! (Reading headline) "Famous detective solves baffling disappearance." Traitors! Broken wing. Robot Queen: You’re not my Royal Consort! Miss Flamchester! The main charact… Oh my! __ buddy of The Great Mouse Detective . Watson: But Holmes, that music is so frightfully dull. With Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin, Susanne Pollatschek. You’re a mouse! Ratigan: Take her away! Olivia and Dawson rush after the pair, trying to catch up. There’s no evil scheme you wouldn't concoct! He scrambled away from the edge and staggered up again, clutching his bleeding arm in pain. Ahem. Easily move forward or … Olivia: Now will you please listen to me? Basil drops to the ground, startled, as a large banner that reads "Welcome Basil" unfurls from the ceiling. You have been hanging upside down too long. My good pillows! His humming slows as he sees a tiny hole in the center of the small round window. (Laughing) Oh I love it, I love it, I love it! Basil hastily shushes him and climbs in, followed by Olivia and Dawson. Dawson: But Basil, how could he fit through such a tiny…, Basil: Observe, Doctor. Dawson: Not at all. Basil realizes this, and lifts Olivia into his arms, holding her up. Ratigan watches from behind the curtains with the voice was really Flaversham. Olivia walks over to the front door, and turns again. I should have watched her more closely. Basil: Ha-ha! We must be off to…Toby’s. He’s not here at the moment, but you’re welcome to come in and wait. Excellent work, old man. An American Tail is a 1986 American-Irish animated musical adventure comedy-drama film directed by Don Bluth from a screenplay by Judy Freudberg and Tony Geiss and a story by David Kirschner, Freudberg and Geiss. Ratigan: (covers the Robot Queen's mouth and addresses the crowd.) His reputation as the \"world's greatest criminal mind\" is backed by an impressive track record, as several of his schemes have actually saw success—notable events include the \"Big Ben Caper\" and the \"Tower Bridge Job\", both of which are said to have had devastating results on London. (As Olivia's cries echo in the night, the camera zooms out into the clouds. But each time he’s narrowly evaded my grasp. A present has just arrived in honor of your Jubilee. Barmaid: There you are, boys. Basil: But of course. Noble! Rolling along its merry way until… (as he speaks, he gestures to each individual weapon, starting with the mousetrap.) No, bad. Nervously, the pianist tries to hide the plank, but the larger mouse grabs him by the neck and raises his fist. The bar patrons are eyeing them suspiciously. Olivia: Stop! I simply have no time for lost fathers. Fidget: (hands her the attached note.) He turns to Olivia. Olivia: Just wait! 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