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.


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.



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.

  • 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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