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An American Tail (1986)

G  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Drama  |  21 November 1986 (USA)
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While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.

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Storyline

Fievel is a young Russian mouse separated from his parents on the way to America, a land they think is without cats. When he arrives alone in the New World, he keeps up hope, searching for his family, making new friends, and running and dodging the cats he thought he'd be rid off. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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This Holiday Season Steven Spielberg and Don Bluth bring you a magical experience. A musical journey. And a story that will live in your heart forever. See more »


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21 November 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un cuento americano  »

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$47,483,002 (USA)
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Trivia

In the third verse of "No Cats in America," an Irish mouse sings that a cat killed his true love and left nothing but her tail behind. Ironically, this mouse has no tail of his own. See more »

Goofs

When Tony is reunited with Fievel, he steals a piece of cheese from a mouse trap and throws it up in the air. The cheese disappears before it leaves the top of the frame. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mama Mousekewitz: Fievel! Tanya! Stop that twirling, twirling! I mean it!
Papa Mousekewitz: But Mama, it's Hannukah.
Mama Mousekewitz: For you, every night is Hannukah.
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References Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Somewhere Out There
Music by James Horner and Barry Mann
Lyrics by Cynthia Weil
Performed by Phillip Glasser and Betsy Cathcart
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Don Bluth's best in my opinion, despite one major flaw.
5 May 2001 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

"An American Tail" was Don Bluth's second animated feature since leaving Disney, and, in my opinion, it is his best. It's got the most heart out of all of his movies. It's got the Oscar-nominated song "Somewhere Out There" and the main character of Fievel. This character just warms my heart and I can easily feel for him. Don Bluth has made only three very good animated features: this movie, "The Secret of NIMH", and "The Land Before Time". But "An American Tail" tops them both. No matter how predictable or sentimental the story is, I always get caught up in it. The sequel was good, but it was more like a fast-paced western comedy with some one-liners and such sight gags. The original is the better film in my opinion. Only complaint: one too many chase scenes with Fievel and other mice running from cats.


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