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I suddenly remembered seeing a movie on T.V. when I was a kid. I have no idea what the story was about, but I remember the following things:

  • was animated in a very distinct non-Disney style (unlike anything else either, I recall shakily drawn characters)
  • main villain was a rat
  • a major scene took place around toys, maybe in a toy store
  • it was kind of Christmas/holiday themed or maybe just took place in the winter season.

I remember that it was very strange, but I really liked it. I will know it if I see a picture of it for sure. If anyone can help, and further more, knows if it's available on DVD that would be great.

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Don't know, but it was on American TV and not cable. –  Drai Dec 13 '11 at 17:08
    
Did you see this wiki page? –  Gert Arnold Dec 14 '11 at 11:25
    
Thanks, couldn't find it there though. –  Drai Dec 14 '11 at 19:51
    
I think this is the same movie I was thinking of.. I have no idea of the title, but it was something about how the toys were made wrong, by some possible alien elves or something... All I know is I was young and lived it so much but they stopped playing it maybe in the mid 80's.. Definitely not a Disney movie ... They showed around the rudolf and frosty the snowman movies... –  user6909 Nov 26 '13 at 4:53
    
@Darlamoe this was answered already. See below. –  Drai Nov 27 '13 at 5:56

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The Mouse and His Child is the one you're thinking of, I believe. I found it on YouTube. It ran on HBO in the early eighties I think. I watched it several times as a kid. I loved it but at the same time found it to be a little disturbing.

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YES! that's it! Thanks. –  Drai Dec 15 '11 at 4:34
    

Is it the nutcracker? There is a rat in the movie and it is a christmas movie

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movies.stackexchange.com/a/508/68 –  phwd Jan 27 '12 at 3:15
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This question was answered over a month ago, verified by the OP as being correct. –  TylerShads Jan 27 '12 at 3:22

It sounds like The Great Mouse Detective (1986). The villain was a rat (the appropriately named Professor Ratigan), the mystery concerned a kidnapped toymaker, and although it was in fact produced by Disney, it was during a period when the house style was quite different.

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Nope, that one is Disney. The one I am thinking of was drawn in a very rough style and definitively not Disney. Plus I've seen the Great Mouse detective. But thanks anyway. –  Drai Dec 13 '11 at 17:07

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