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Red (actual name, John) is a character who appears in Disney's 1986 film The Great Mouse Detective as one of the tertiary antagonists. He was one of Professor Ratigan's henchmen and current helper to Queen Mousetoria. He was formerly voiced by the late Walker Edmiston and now by Maurice LaMarche.


The Great Mouse Detective[]

In the movie, Red is one of Ratigan's thugs. He is a mouse who is very loyal to Ratigan, and will do anything to help him, including overthrowing the Queen and becoming the guard of Mousedom. Red loves to drink and sing about his boss, and he also boos Basil of Baker Street, who has interfered with his boss's plans.

During the song, Bartholomew accidently calls Ratigan a rat, and Ratigan has him fed to his cat, Felicia. Red watches sadly before he removes his hat, closes his eyes, and bows his head. He soon recovers and sing about his boss again, crowing him with a crown, awaiting to help him succeed with his evil plan.

Later on, when Basil and Dawson sneak into the lair, Ratigan's bat henchman, Fidget, dresses up as Olivia (the girl they're looking for) and, when Dawson taps on the bottle Olivia is in, Fidget turns around and smacks his lips, and Red, the other thugs, and Ratigan appear and laugh at Basil and Dawson in their pirate disguises.

Red and the rest of the thugs then tie Basil and Dawson in a trap and leave for Buckingham Palace dressed in guard uniforms.

At the palace, Red and the thugs manage to ambush the real Queen's guards and enter the Queen's room, delivering her a present (which is a robot version of herself) and then Ratigan appears and orders his thugs to take The Queen away, which they do.

Red and the other thugs act like the real Queen's guards during her speech, during which, they manage to fool the crowd with the Robot Queen, which announces Ratigan as her new Royal Councilor. Luckily, Basil and Dawson and Olivia manage to escape the trap and bottle and manage to arrive at the palace and save the Queen and fight off Red and Ratigan's other thugs and tie them up, where they are arrested. If he is hanged or not remains unknown.


  • Though he does not have a name in the film, many users give him a variety of boys' names: Arthur, Charlie, Colin, Francis, John, Joshua, Macho, and Morey.