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An American Tail (1986)

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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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A holiday event from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment. 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

Fievel was the name of Steven Spielberg's grandfather. See more »

Goofs

When Fievel climbs down into the sewer he leaves his hat on the grate. In the following few shots he is still without it. A bit later he is still walking, but clutching the hat in his hand. 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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Referenced in Titanic: The Legend Goes On... (2000) See more »

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Stars and Stripes Forever
Music by John Philip Sousa (uncredited)
Performed by H. M. Royal Marines
Conducted by Lt. Col. G.A.C. Hoskins, R.M.
Courtesy of Angel Records/EMI Records, Ltd.
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Still a classic masterpiece
6 July 2000 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing American Tail when I was very little, and I loved it. I always felt sad for Fievel when he was away from his parents, and at the time, I never knew that they were always very near him. I thought that they were always far away from him like he thought. Not too long ago, I bought this movie and watched it again...for the first time in years. I'm 17 and I still love the movie. It's the ultimate animated movie when it comes to being gentle, heart warming, and full of good heart. And the film is such a wonder to behold, even after all these years. Despite another sequel and one (or was that 2?) (one was made in 1999 and it's coming soon to video?) direct to video movies. Out of the three I've seen, this one is still the best, and it's among my favorite animated movies of all time


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