Full Name

Padraic Ratigan


Professor Ratigan


Rule Mousedom


Falls from Big Ben to his death

Professor Padraic Ratigan was the main antagonist of The Great Mouse Detective. He was a crime lord, leading a group of criminals. He sought to control Mousedom and overthrow Queen Moustoria.

Despite Ratigan being a rat, Ratigan hates being called one and angrily denies it.


The Great Mouse Detective

It is then that Ratigan, out of sheer bad temper, finally breaks free of the gears, tearing his clothes (including his shoes) in the process, and transforming from a very formal, composed rat to a highly savage one. He pursues Basil with great speed and leaps into him, and they both fall onto the clock's hour hand. Finally, Ratigan extends his long and strong claws and begins slashing Basil, wounding him. He manages to knock Basil off the hand, but Basil grabs onto the wreckage of the blimp. Suddenly, the clock bell tolls, causing Ratigan to plunge off off the hand, as he falls he tries to take Basil with him, but he fails and in the process, he fell 278 feet into the darkness below to his death.

Oliver & Company

Ratigan makes a cameo appearance in Oliver & Company. During the song "Perfect Isn't Easy," he appears on a black-and-white photo at the very back of Georgette's portrait collection.

House of Mouse

Ratigan House of Mouse

Ratigan in House of Mouse

Ratigan's most notable cameo appearance in House of Mouse was in "Donald's Lamp Trade," in which he tries to lure Dr. Dawson with cheese on a mousetrap, but Basil stops Dawson and tells him that it's a trap, at which point Ratigan groans, "Curses!" at his failure.

He is also seen with several other mice in "House of Scrooge."

Disney Parks

Disney Parks Ratigan

Ratigan posing for a photo at Walt Disney World

Professor Ratigan was once a walkaround character at the Disney parks during the initial release of The Great Mouse Detective. But he has been retired, rumoredly because he frightened children. Ratigan's last appearance was at a special event at the Magic Kingdom in 2004.



  • In the episode "Like Blunt" of Darkwing Duck, Professor Ratigan, Felicia and Fidget the Bat Make a cameo-appearances with Island Salad Sea Resort, Which Came Stole S.H.U.S.H. Agency List.
  • Professor Ratigan along with Basil of Baker Street both make cameos in House of Mouse, both voiced by Maurice LaMarche.
  • Ratigan's first name is Padraic.
  • Ratigan is voiced by Vincent Price who also voiced Zigzag from The Thief and the Cobbler and also Frederick Loren in the 1959 horror classic House on the Haunted Hill.
  • Ratigan is also similar to Mr. Waternoose: Both are child abusers, both are the owners of their own businesses, both become enemies with the child's guardian, both start off as protagonists, but in the end, reveal themselves to be cruel antagonists.
  • He can be viewed as an animal counterpart of James Moriarty
  • What makes Ratigan so loathsome is that he oozes charm and servility.
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