- “It was the eve of our beloved Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and the year Her Majesty’s government came to the very brink of disaster.”
- ―David Q. Dawson
Queen Mousetoria is the Queen of Mousedom in The Great Mouse Detective.
Role in the film
Queen Mousetoria is first seen in the picture of a newspaper article that is announcing her 60-year jubilee. Ratigan shows this picture to his henchmen while debriefing them on his scheme to sieze control of Mouseton and presently burns the picture with his cigarette.
She physically appears near the end of the film, excitedly primping herself in preparation for her jubilee. When Ratigan's thugs show up in the disguises as her guards and present her with the robot facsimile of herself that Hiram Flaversham built, Queen Mousetoria is delighted to be receiving a gift but becomes confused when she sees the note attached to it says that her reign will come to an end.
When Ratigan enters the room, Queen Mousetoria, still believing his disguised henchmen to be her actual guards orders them to seize him. However, their boss gives them the same order and they seize her instead, prompting her to shout "how dare you!"
Ratigan's coronation is taking place, she is carried off by Fidget in order to be fed to Felicia, who is eagerly waiting outside one of the palace windows. She very nearly becomes the cat's dinner, but at the last minute, Basil runs up from behind and grabs her out of Fidget's grasp. In the climax of the film, Queen Mousetoria is seen tying Fidget up and restraining Ratigan.
- Her name is a portmanteau of "mouse" and the real name "Victoria". As such, she is the mouse equivalent to the monarch of Britain at the time that the Sherlock Holmes and Basil of Baker Street books take place, Queen Victoria.