By Caren Weiner Campbell
September 03, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

Disney’s kiddie Sherlock Holmes is elementary indeed. Cutesy mice sporting lousy British accents populate the tale of Flaversham, a kidnapped toy maker forced to work for the evil Professor Ratigan, who is plotting to overthrow the queen of mousedom. Enter Basil of Baker Street (he lives underneath the Holmes home), who sets out to trap Ratigan. There’s no need for details — you know his methods, Watson — but suffice it to say that The Great Mouse Detective‘s few tunes are unmemorable and all the action (aside from the inventive chase sequences) is snooze-worthy. Only the incomparable Vincent Price (as Ratigan) is worth the price.

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