Character Tropes: Basil of Baker Street (The Great Mouse Detective)

Kay, so I saw @konako made a few of these with the Kung Fu Panda characters and I thought it was a great idea. So if it’s cool with you, Konako, now and then I’m probably going to do one with a favorite character of mine. Basically the idea is a GIFset identifying a character and his/her TV Tropes. Aaaand Basil seemed like an obvious good place to start. :D


i found a great mouse detective comic in one of my old disney adventures magazines !!!!! 

apparently this is some kind of AU where fidget survives and becomes friends with olivia and gets candy apples with her. 

it doesnt make a lot of sense. but it is very cute 

(note: tumblr shrunk these down for some reason, i do have full size scans of these pages but i dunno how to make them available :x ) 


VIA 1423 at Field, BC in December 1981 by Marty Bernard
Via Flickr:
A Roger Puta Photograph

I know Disney has this whole multiverse thing going, but just for fun I like to try and piece together which media could plausibly occupy the same setting even without the multiverse conceit, given similarities in worldbuilding, the presence or absence of magic, how talking animals appear to work, etc.

For example, you can draw a pretty clear line from Lady and the Tramp through 101 Dalmatians, The Rescuers and finally to Oliver and Company.

The Great Mouse Detective superficially seems like it ought to fit into the same setting, but actually doesn’t, since non-rodents don’t appear to be sapient in the GMD milieu.

Interestingly, the television series Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers slots in with no particular difficulty - except that Chip and Dale also canonically interact with Donald Duck, whose world has no humans. There are two possible ways to reconcile this: either Chip and Dale are multiversal champions and versions of them exist in many worlds, or else there were some off-screen dimension hopping shenanigans in between the timeframe of the classic Disney short films and the timeframe of Rescue Rangers. I’m not sure which I prefer.

For discussion: if we allow non-Disney films, does The Secret of NIMH belong in this setting?


I was a little lazier with the shading this time. Just black in multiply and white in screen, lol. but i was more careful with the lines and flats, so it equals out? And tiny basil is so cute XD

I don’t think I’d make a very good mouse. I like the idea of either A) Being a neighbor to 221B and so Basil’s mousehole leads into my home. Or B) being a relative/friend of Mrs. Hudson and I either visit a lot ^_^