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Tiger (Character)
from An American Tail (1986)

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An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
Tiger: [lost in desert] I'm lost and all alone, in a million acre catbox.

Tiger: Can't we get an espresso and talk this over, please?

Tiger: It's funny how your appetite perks up when you find out you're gonna eat dinner, instead of BE dinner.

[after Tiger falls off a cliff]
Tiger: [as though nothing happened] I hurt myself.

Wylie Burp: [to Tiger on top of a cliff] Suck in you're paunch, boy.
Tiger: [sucks in his paunch, causing his upper body to look like a balloon]
Wylie Burp: Good. Now saunter on out there one leg in front of the other. Slow and easy.
Tiger: [makes farting noises as he walks along the cliff, but falls off the side and flys around like a deflated balloon]
Tiger: [sitting on the ground] I hoit myself.

Tiger: I will be tough. I will be brave. I will...
[Sees Chula, the tarantula]
Tiger: Ahhh! It's a spi... a spee... a spid-d-d-d... an arachnid!

[Fievel and Tiger are both lost in the desert; they see each other in the distance]
Fievel: Tiger!
Tiger: Fievel! I've been searching all over for you!
Fievel: Tiger! Is that you?
Tiger: Fievel!
Fievel: Nope. Bet it's another mirage.
Tiger: Oh, Fievel, I just can't tell you how much I wish... you weren't... a mirage.
[They pass each other]
Fievel: Hi, mirage of Tiger.
Tiger: Hi, mirage of Fievel.

Wylie Burp: [to Fievel] It's too tough, kid. Get out while you still can.
Tiger: Okay. Toodle-oo!

Tiger: I think a little endive went down the wrong tube.

Tiger: [to the Mousican chief] How!... do you do?

Fievel: Oh, Tiger, I almost forgot. How do I get to Green River?
Tiger: Just grab a passing sagecoach.
[a tumbleweed stops next to them, Fievel gets on it]
Fievel: Thanks. See you later.
[the tumbleweed tumbles away with Fievel]
Tiger: Sagecoach, get it? Sage. Ha ha ha! Aw, never mind.

Tiger: Dogs. I hate those guys.

Tiger: [Passes by a buffalo skeleton] Don't they ever dust this place? A guy can make a fortune out here selling...
[the skeleton rises up and tries to attack Tiger; Tiger turns around and the skeleton goes back to where it was]
Tiger: ... vacuum cleaners.
[the skeleton rises up again, then back when Tiger turns; this happens repeatedly until the skeleton breaks into a tap-dance routine and collapses]
Tiger: Dancing buffalo bones. Nah!
[the skeleton suddenly jumps over Tiger, trapping him; Indian mice, which had been moving the skeleton in the first place, surround him]

Tiger: [lands on a stagecoach] Mom always wanted me to be on the stage.

Tiger: [escapes a dog by catching a train] I made it! What a stupid dog! Nah nah-nah nah-nah nah! Your mother was never housebroken! Ha ha! Toodle-oo!
[He enters the caboose, only to come face to face with another dog]
Tiger: He-he... Hi. Ahhhhhh!

Tiger: This is the worst moment of my life. I wouldn't wish this on a dog. Maybe a dog.


An American Tail (1986)
Tiger: You lost your family? Oh, dear. That's terrible. I lost my family, too. Years ago, I mean.
[Starts sobbing]
Tiger: Eight brothers. Ten sisters. Three fathers.

Tiger: Listen, I like mice.
[Fievel cries]
Tiger: Oh, no. Not like that. You see, I don't eat red meat at all. I'm a vegetarian. Oh, a little fish now and then, but what I really like is a nice piece of... shh... broccoli.

Tiger: I like butterflies with big, golden wings, and blue and green tips.
Fievel Mousekewitz: Me too!
Tiger: I like Swiss cheese ice cream.
Fievel Mousekewitz: Me too! Me too!
Tiger: You too-too? Wait a minute. What's your favorite book?
Fievel Mousekewitz: Why, the Brothers Karamousov.
Tiger: [laughing] The Brothers... I don't believe it!

Warren T. Rat: How did he get away, Tiger?
Tiger: I let him take advantage of me.
Warren T. Rat: You're fired, Tiger.
Tiger: Good. I never liked you. And besides, your music stinks.

Tiger: I'm your guard, Tiger. Don't make any sudden moves, 'cause I'm crafty and I'm quick. I've got the instints of a cat. What am I saying? I am a cat.

Tiger: [playing cards] I got it! I got it! I got it! Rummy!
Cat: Tiger, for the hundredth time, we're playing poker.

Gussie Mausheimer: I never dweamt this morning I'd be widing a fewine.
Tiger: [laughs] A fewine?
Gussie Mausheimer: A cat!
Tiger: I knew that, I knew that.

[Tiger has just let Fievel escape]
Warren T. Rat: You're fired.
Tiger: Good. I'm glad. I never liked you. And besides, your music stinks.