Day 6) Your Favorite Disney Villain
My absolute favorite Disney villain is:
The Great Mouse Detective is an animated parody of Sherlock Holmes and has mice instead of people. Instead of Sherlock Holmes, we have Basil (nod to Basil Rathbone who played Sherlock Holmes in the movies) of 221 1/2 Baker Street with his helper Dawson instead of Watson. Basil plays a violin, is a scientist, etc.
His arch-nemesis instead of being Professor Moriority is Ratigan. He is super creepy and pretty awesome for a villain. First of all, he is played by Vincent Price, one of the best horror actors/villains of all time! I love that man.
In fact Vincent Price, said that doing Ratigan was his favorite role because he had two songs written for him. Both of which are AMAZING! The first song is The World’s Greatest Criminal Mind and Goodbye So Soon. They both show his strength, cunning, sadistic side, etc. My favorite song has to be The World’s Greatest Criminal Mind.
Now when I say he’s sadistic, he is one crazy dude. He doesn’t like being referrred to as a rat, he wants to be a mouse, and if anyone fails to call him that he sics his killer cat Felicia on them.
While he is an elegant criminal, beneath that cool and charming exterior is fearal beast.
Uber creepy right?
But he’s just one of those criminals that you love to hate and while hate, can help but sort of admire his style.
For more on Sherlock Holmes, go to A Hunky Helping of Manwich
For more on Disney, go to The Cat’s Meow
For more on Vincent Price, go to the 25 Films of Christmas
For more films based on books, go to A Hidden Wonder
For more of my favorite songs, go to Out for Summer
For more on Horror films, go to I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me