An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  22 November 1991 (USA)
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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:
Fievel (voice)
Wylie (voice)
Erica Yohn ...
Mama (voice)
Tanya (voice)
Papa (voice)
Tiger (voice)
Miss Kitty (voice)
Cat R. Waul (voice)
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 ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Larry Moss ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)
Nigel Pegram ...
Additional Voices (voice)


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 <>

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


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Release Date:

22 November 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fievel au Far West  »

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$22,166,041 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Don Bluth and his animation studio, Sullivan Bluth Studios, were originally going to make the film, as they had done with An American Tail (1986). Universal agreed, under the condition that it would cost no more than $9.6 million, similar to the budget of the first film, but $3 million less than The Land Before Time (1988), which Bluth was already directing for them. Faced with the prospect of having to lay off employees at his studio, Bluth declined the job, and parted ways with Universal after finishing their commitment with "The Land Before Time." Ironically, the film was made for roughly $25 million, twice as much as "Land" had cost to make. See more »


When Miss Kitty is applying blush to Tanya's cheeks, blue eyeshadow suddenly appears on Tanya's eyes as blush is being applied to her right cheek. See more »


Tiger: It's funny how your appetite perks up when you find out you're gonna eat dinner, instead of BE dinner.
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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 »


Referenced in AniMat's Classic Reviews: Balto (2015) See more »


Written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington
Performed by The Blues Brothers
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Perfect for the kids...
11 July 2005 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

When I look back on my childhood, I think of fond, fuzzy memories, often linked with good movies. The Jungle Book, Peter Pan, really any animated movie will do, especially Disney. For some reason, these movies capture what it means to be a kid, to have fun. What we have hear is one of those funny, heartwarming treasures that will light up a child's face when he or she sees it.

In An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, Fievel Mousekewitz and his family are tricked into leaving the big city in the hopes of finding freedom "way out west". Little do they know that the evil feline Cat R. Waul (John Cleese) is behind this. With the help of his friend Tiger (Dom DeLuise) and sheriff Wiley Burp (Jimmy Stewart), this trio will try and take down Cat R. Waul and his gang of villainous cats.

This well animated sequel to An American Tail is one that will bring a smile to anyones face. Clever humor that appeals to little kids is found throughout. This movie is one that will become an instant classic in your collection. It can be passed down from generation to generation. Granted, this isn't a movie that will be watched late at night by you and your buddies. This movie does what it's supposed to do, entertain the little ones. Your children will have you rewinding over and over again (thank God for DVD's!).

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