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An American Tail (1986)

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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Tiger (voice)
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Tanya (singing voice)
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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)  »

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Feivel, der Mauswanderer  »

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$47,483,002 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Warren Hays who played the voice of the Irish Singer Mouse on the boat later went on to work with the Pixar Film Company. He worked as the Systems Administrator and Systems Supporter of A Bug's Life (1998), the Information Systems Manager of Toy Story 2 (1999), the Information Systems Manager & Lead of Finding Nemo (2003), and Desktop and Infrastructure: Pixar Studio Team of Up (2009). 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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Connections

References Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

A Duo
Music by James Horner and Barry Mann
Lyrics by Cynthia Weil
Performed by Dom DeLuise and Phillip Glasser
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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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