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An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)

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A family of Emigre mice decide to move out to the west, unaware that they are falling into a trap perpetrated by a smooth talking cat.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Fievel (voice)
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Wylie (voice)
Erica Yohn ...
Mama (voice)
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Tanya (voice)
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Papa (voice)
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Tiger (voice)
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Miss Kitty (voice)
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Cat R. Waul (voice)
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Chula (voice)
Jack Angel ...
Frenchy - French Member of Cat R. Waul's Gang (voice)
Mickie McGowan ...
New York Mice / Country Mice (voice) (as Mickie Mc Gowan)
Fausto Bara ...
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Larry Moss ...
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Nigel Pegram ...
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Storyline

Some time after the Mousekewitz's have settled in America, they find that they are still having problems with the threat of cats. That makes them eager to try another home out in the west, where they are promised that mice and cats live in peace. Unfortunately, the one making this claim is an oily con artist named Cat R. Waul who is intent on his own sinister plan. Unaware of this, the Mousekewitz's begin their journey west, while their true cat friend, Tiger, follows intent on following his girlfriend gone in the same direction. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Look out pardners, there's a new mouse in town!


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22 November 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fievel au Far West  »

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$22,166,041 (USA)
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Trivia

John Cleese turned down the role of Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast to be in this film. See more »

Goofs

When the mice are sitting in the audience/mouse trap, Tanya begins singing "The Star Spangled Banner". The movie takes place circa 1885, and although the words to the song were written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key, the song was only used by the Navy in 1889, and didn't officially become the national anthem, and thereby most likely to be sung at public events, until 1931. See more »

Quotes

Tanya Mousekewitz: [admiring her new dress and makeup] I look like a real lady.
Miss Kitty: Remember, the real lady is what's underneath the mask.
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Crazy Credits

Instead of showing the traditional Amblin logo (the one of Elliot going on the bicycle and flying up to the moon) the logo says, "Amblimation" and Fievel is pushing it, then he stands next to it and his hat falls down over his eyes. See more »

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References Cinderella (1950) See more »

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Somewhere Out There
Music by James Horner and Barry Mann
Lyrics by Cynthia Weil
Performed by Cathy Cavadini
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Cleese, Stewart, DeLuise, all good...
20 September 2003 | by (Alberta) – See all my reviews

As far as animated movies go, this is one I enjoyed. The American Tail story takes on a classic western feel as Fievel and his family journey into the heart of the west. The real quality comes from John Cleese as the slimy conniving cat, and the late great James Stewart as Wylie Burp, the reserved town sheriff in the form of a bedraggled dog. A lot of the fun is the dynamic action humor of the last quarter. But, the big comedic boost for these movies is Dom DeLuise, who is just great as the overweight loveable cat. He's one of the reasons to see this.


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