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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21 November 1986 (USA)  »

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Feivel, der Mauswanderer  »

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$47,483,002 (USA)
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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

During the storm sequence, there are two mice playing checkers below decks. In the first close-up the board is filled with red pieces, most of them crowned. Then, when the boards slides with the waves, the wider shot shows the game almost empty, with only three or four red pieces. 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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Poor Wand'ring One
from "The Pirates of Penzance"
Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert
Music by Arthur Sullivan
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Don Bluth's "Furry" Tale
10 March 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Don Bluth is another animator I love along side Max Fleischer and Hayao Miyazaki, and this film An American Tail is one of my favorites from him; It is a childhood favorite.

A reason I like mice (not rats) is that well...they are the "goodbeasts" from my books like the "Redwall" series by Brian Jacques (my favorite author) and also "Mrs Frisby and The Rats of NIMH" by Robert C. O'Brien, which was maded into another film by Don; well those rats are good so I could accept that. I love the romantic scene with Tony and Bridget (when they first meet that is), and besides I love Bridget,Tony,Tanya and Fievel himself.


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