Just starting to animate...nLibrary technician in a small town...nFanatical procrastinator...nAnd part-time Imperial Officer.
Cartooning, bicycling, camping, fantasy books, etc
Animation that I love:
Fruits Basket, Invader Zim, Excel Saga, Triplets of Bellville, Wallace & Gromit, Nightmre Befre Xmas
If it had been more original, it would have rated a little higher than it did, but there is not a single character or plot point which doesn't feel recycled or stolen. That's what I REALLY loathe about this movie.
It's like Disney said "It has dinosaurs and CGI, why should we waste time on writing and creativity, too?"
I hated it.
Perhaps being a Sherlock Holmes fan as a child had something to do with it, but watching Basil run around getting overexcited about things was boredom. It was old hat...like they put Holmes on stimulants and let him eat too much sugar, then turned him loose to try to engage my enthusiasm. Didn't work.
And Rattigan-the-Rat's stupid inferiority complex was not enough motivation for his crimes, nor for me to hate him. It seemed as if being born a rat was Rattigan's greatest crime. And what's wrong with being a rat? I've had pet rats. They are intelligent and can be very sweet. Stop dissing rats and wolves, Disney! (I'll leave the weasels to be defended by ferret fans...)
I never read the Basil of Baker Street books when I was young, so I can't resent the movie on their behalf. :p
But, frankly, the only part of the movie I found entertaining was the escape from the fabulously-complicated death machine which the villain put the heroes into before going off to carry out his schemes.
I don't actually remember much about it.
I do, however, remember thinking that it was the dullest and dopiest animated film I had ever seen.
There is ONE reason only to bother seeing this film at all, and that's Jafar's song, 'You're only second rate' which is actually rather catchy, and not included on any of Disney's music collections to date, as far as I'm aware. There's a somewhat amusing scene or two when Jafar's lamp is first found and someone tries to get some wishes out of him, also.
But really, just fast-forward over the rest of the film. You'll save a valuable chunk of your life.