The Great Mouse Detective was originally intended to be the next Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection title after Alice in Wonderland and Robin Hood, but when released on August 31, 1999, the brand had already ended before this happened.


The clues are in. The pressure is on. The case of a lifetime is about to unfold in Disney's greatest mystery classic! From the cobblestone streets of turn-of-the century London to the inner clockworks of a towering Big Ben, you'll delight in all the fact- finding fun of this nonstop musical adventure. A popular toymaker is missing! And there's only one mouse for the job, the famous supersleuth, Basil of Baker Street. With his trusty assistant Dr. Dawson at his side, Basil discovers that his archenemy Professor Ratigan is behind the disappearance. Now it will take his finest detective work ever to locate the toymaker and reunite him with his daughter Olivia! When it comes to heart-pounding suspense, colorful animation, and endearing characters, it's elementary which Disney classic you'll enjoy over and over again -- The Great Mouse Detective! Is Loaded With Laughs Both You Kids Will Love It Gene Shalit The Today Show

VHS Supplements

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens November 11, 1997
2 Walt Disney Company intro February 1999
3 Trailer for Beauty and the Beast: Tales of Friendship May 25, 1999
4 Trailer for Hercules: Zero to Hero May 25, 1999
5 Video preview for Doug's 1st Movie July 1999
6 Video preview for My Favorite Martian July 1999
7 Trailer for Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas July 1999
8 Trailer for Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving July 1999
9 promo (Version 1) July 1999
10 Feature Presentation January 1995
11 The Great Mouse Detective (restored verison) February 1992
12 promo (Version 2) July 1999

Advertised on:

  1. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1999 VHS)
  2. Alice in Wonderland (1999 VHS)
  3. Robin Hood (1999 VHS)
  4. Madeline: Lost in Paris (VHS)
  5. Belle's Tales of Friendship (VHS)
  6. Hercules Zero to Hero (VHS)
  7. Pinocchio (1999 VHS)

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
Japan December 6, 2000