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Favorite Characters: Professor Ratigan

Favorite Characters: Professor Ratigan

Burnsland
Professor Ratigan, the villain from the Disney animated feature The Great Mouse Detective, loves the spotlight as the second in the Favorite Characters series. Every hero needs a villain, or at least that is how it works in the moives. And just as Sherlock Holmes had Professor Moriarty, Holmes’s Great Mouse Detective counterpart, Basil of Baker Street, had Professor Ratigan. So I figured that since I started off the series with the hero, I might as well follow him up with the villain.
Favorite Characters: The Great Mouse Detective

Favorite Characters: The Great Mouse Detective

Burnsland
Basil of Baker Street, the Great Mouse Detective, examines a clue in this first in a series (hopefully) of some of my favorite movie characters. I am old enough to have seen The Great Mouse Detective during its original theatrical run. In fact, I was a teenager at the time. While I had seen some other Disney animated movies in their first run (The Rescuers, The Black Cauldron), as well as others when they were re-released (Snow White, Pinocchio, and probably others), The Great Mouse Detective was the one that I enjoyed the most, at least until later movies were released.

Disney-MGM Studios at Walt Disney World in Watercolor

Burnsland
Sort of Like the Old Days The Chinese Theater at the end of Hollywood Boulevard at Disney-MGM Studios is the newest in the Walt Disney World watercolor series from Steve’s Sketchbook. Yes, the park is known as Disney’s Hollywood Studios now. But I like to think of this as being the old days with the original name. One way you can tell this is from the old days is because the Earfful Tower is still there.