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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. I have looked through Wikipedia's list of fictional rodents page but couldn't find what I was looking for there either.

If anyone can help, and further more, knows if it's available on DVD that would be great.

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

share|improve this answer –  phwd Jan 27 '12 at 3:15
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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