Big Ben is a well-known clock tower located in London, England. It has all the twelve Roman numerals in a traditional way. It also has the power of light only during the night. A prominent world landmark, it has been featured in various Disney media over the years.
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Peter Pan, Wendy, John and Michael Darling are seen stopping on one of the hands of Big Ben to get their bearings in order to find Never Land. A small replica of Big Ben can be seen in the Darling's household at the end of the film where it rings in a slightly high pitch compared to the real big one with a deeper pitch. This version of Big Ben was also featured in the Kingdom Hearts video games in the Peter Pan based world of Never Land.
The Great Mouse Detective
After a thrilling air chase, Basil and Ratigan battle inside the gears of Big Ben. The climactic battle goes all the way to the hands of the clocktower and concludes when the clocktower's bell rings, rattling Ratigan and causing him to fall to his death.
Big Ben has been both seen and mentioned in this movie. After the song called "Cruella DeVil" is finished, Big Ben aired on TV after the title "What Makes Big Ben Tick?", and rings out loud resulting in the animals' behavior back to what they really are. This makes nearly all of them get away. Dr. Pavlov fortunately saves the furry white bunny rabbit and strangles the man with one arm for watching Big Ben on TV. Inside Chloe Simon's office, when the window is open, Big Ben rings out loud resulting in Ella De Vil turning back into Cruella slowly.
Kingdom Hearts series
Appearing as part of the Neverland world, Big Ben is referred to as just The Clocktower and serves as the boss arena for the fight with the Phantom.
The Big Ben appears twice on the show: The first time is a small cameo in A Hard Day's Knight, the second time is in "Elementary My Dear Stacy". The episode Elementary My Dear Stacy has Perry the Platypus and Agent 0-0 arrive at Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz's London lair underneath Big Ben. After making fun of Agent Double 0-0's name, Doofenshmirtz revealed his plan to launch Big Ben into orbit and land it outside Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated's main building so that he didn't have to look at his tiny watch. Agent Double 0-0 ridiculed Doofenshmirtz's plan, saying that he could just buy a bigger watch or a wall clock. The scientist felt launching the famous landmark into space was easier than going into a store and picking one of those out.
Agent Double 0-0 was using his watch laser to open his and Agent P's traps. Since it was taking so long, Perry figured out that he can throw a nearby brick on the remote control and release the trap. Once free, Agent Double 0-0 climbed up through the inner workings of Big Ben to go undetected and surprised Doofenshmirtz. Agent P decided to take the elevator instead. The waterslide Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher had on it was destroyed from the clock tower launching off, but never left London.
At the end credits of the episode, at 7:45 pm inside the clock, Double-0 0 was still trying to reach the ladder from the pendulum. He then managed to get out through a door under the hands of the Big Ben and looks at his watch to find out how much time he has been in there, but complained about his watch being too small.
Shortly after showing Ebenezer Scrooge the joys of the holiday season and the poor living conditions of his underpaid clerk Bob Cratchit, The Ghost of Christmas Present takes Scrooge inside Big Ben and shows him the evils of Ignorance and Want, specifically in what peril poor people will end up in should Scrooge not change his ways. During this segment Ignorance grows up to be a ruthless thug who ends up behind bars. Want grows up to become a cackling hag who is thrown into an asylum. Whilst this is happening, the ghost erodes into a skeleton which then disintergrates into dust. Scrooge's shadow then changes into The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come.
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In Cars 2, it was renamed "Big Bentley." Finn McMissile, Holley Shiftwell and Mater got tied up inside Big Bentley by Professor Z and his lemons. Grem and Acer set up their weapon/camera inside Big Bentley and shot it at Lightning McQueen, but nothing happened. They thought the weapon/camera was broken, so they went to plan B. They said they put a bomb in Lightning's pits and laughed, which made Mater say, "Dad-gum lemons!" which activated his guns. Then he said "Dad-gum" multiple times and the guns ripped the rope open, freeing Mater. Mater went to McQueen's pits to warn everyone about the bomb. When Finn and Holley were about to get smashed by the gears, Holley used her electroshock device and turned the clock back, but then they were about to get crushed by the other gear. They tried to free themselves from the clock by trying to go forward, and it worked. Finn went to stop Professor Z while Holley went to help Mater. It wasn't shown when people had put the time on Big Bentley back to normal, only off-screen.
Big Ben will appear in the special, Battle for the Book, as Izzy, Jake (Pirate), Cubby, Skully, Nana, Tinker Bell, Wendy Darling, John Darling and Michael Darnling land on the clock, and land on the hands to make it turn, just like in the movie.
Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (first series)
Mystery Inc. visited Londonworld to allow Velma Dinkley to live her dream of solving a mystery with Sherlock Holmes. At Londonworld, Velma and the rest of the gang try to solve a preset mystery with the assistance of a robot modeled after Sherlock Holmes; the mystery was that of the stolen royal Crown Jewels.
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Mario is Missing!
Luigi visits Big Ben when he travels to London in Mario is Missing!. Koopa Troopas have stolen Big Ben's Minute Hand, which is 14 feet long, and Luigi has to find it and return it to the landmark. Upon success, he is rewarded 1,200 dollars, plus a bonus of 2,400 dollars if he returns it first. Template:Br
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Big Ben features prominently in both versions of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games due to the game's setting. In the Wii version, the tower appears several times in the game's opening, ending with Mario and Sonic stood on top of the tower at the end. The tower appears as one of the landmarks in the London Party mode, but also has the additional purpose of acting as a countdown timer until the next Event. The clock's face appears in the lower right corner of the screen while leading up to the event with a ticking sounc, and the clock will strike every sixth hour (12am, 6am, 12pm and 6pm) to indicate the start of an event. Fences themed to Big Ben appear in Equestrian - Show Jumping, and the tower also appears on the European and Japanese box art for the game. An image of the clock face and top of the tower appears on the sticker earned for completing the Collect Shy Guy's Coins! minigame
In the Nintendo 3DS version, Big Ben appears as a central location in the Story Mode. As well as the area surrounding the tower, which is passed by in 20km Race Walk and Marathon, the inside of the tower also appears as a location, where Dr. Eggman has set up a lab. The lab includes the fog amplifying system, Fog urn and several computers that Dr. Eggman uses to monitor various areas around London, including the area directly outside the tower, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and the Main Stadium. Big Ben first appears in The Night Before, where the exterior is shown before cutting away to Bowser and Dr. Eggman in the lab, who conclude that the Olympic Games are being started without them. Dr. Eggman starts the fog amplifying system before using the computer screens to observe the reaction at the Main Stadium. The lab appears again in Clear Skies Again, where after observing the clearing of the Phantasmal Fog Dr. Eggman uses the fog amplifying system to create more, overloading the system and causing the rainbow coloured fog to be distributed from the top of the tower. In To the Ruins! Omega reveals that he had transported the urn to Dr. Eggman in Big Ben, and he travels there along with Mario, Luigi, Toad, Sonic and Tails in The Promise to Toad, where it is shrouded in the rainbow fog. Mario, Luigi, Sonic and Tails confront Bowser and Dr. Eggman at the top of the tower in The Grand Showdown, sealing the fog back into the urn and stopping the fog amplifying system. In Dr. Eggman's Robots, Dr. Eggman and Metal Sonic practice Taekwondo in the lab at the top of the tower, which lacks the fog amplifying system, with Orbot and Cubot watching. After Metal Sonic loses, the group uses the computers to observe Waluigi outside the tower and head out to compete with him. Metal Sonic challenges Wario outside the tower in An Old Urn and Wario forfeits the fog urn to Dr. Eggman, who then takes it back up to the lab. In The Fog Returns, Dr. Eggman places the urn in the newly constructed fog amplifying system, which is not yet fully completed and successfully tests the device. Lakitu also mistakes the Tower of London as Big Ben in Bowser's Blues.
Mario Kart Tour
Although serving no significant gameplay purpose, the tower also appears near the Finish Line of the London Loop course in Mario Kart Tour.