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  »

Box Office


$22,166,041 (USA)

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1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Owing to creative differences, Don Bluth parted ways with Steven Spielberg, with whom he had directed the original An American Tail (1986), as well as the first of 13 Land Before Time films. With no Bluth in sight for the sequel, Spielberg instead relied on Phil Nibbelink, a former Disney animator, and Simon Wells, the grandson of science-fiction author H.G. Wells, to direct the project. See more »


Characters can be seen going through Monument Valley (on the Utah/Arizona border) when they are supposed to be on their way to Green River (Wyoming). See more »


[Fievel and Tiger are both lost in the desert; they see each other in the distance]
Fievel: Tiger!
Tiger: Fievel! I've been searching all over for you!
Fievel: Tiger! Is that you?
Tiger: Fievel!
Fievel: Nope. Bet it's another mirage.
Tiger: Oh, Fievel, I just can't tell you how much I wish... you weren't... a mirage.
[They pass each other]
Fievel: Hi, mirage of Tiger.
Tiger: Hi, mirage of Fievel.
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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 »


References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »


An American Tail Overture
Written by James Horner
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A charming little film...
25 September 2001 | by (Sherwood Park, Alberta) – See all my reviews

I'm not necessarily one to grab a bowl of popcorn, dim the lights, and plop onto the couch and throw in, say, "Snow White." Animated films, specifically those Disney and otherwise aimed at five-to-ten year-olds, have never really interested me. However, this movie was one of such grace and humor, I can't help but enjoy it over and over. The lovable Fievel returns once more as his family journeys across the Great old USA in search of a better life in the west. Unfortunately, the nefarious Cat R. Waul had some rather devious plans for them. John Cleese is so funny, it's hard to sit through any of his movies and not laugh once. Dom DeLouise is also quite comic, being one of the greater comics of the past two decades- for proof, see Cannonball Run series, Robin Hood-Men In Tights, and this movie. "Dancing Buffalo Bones? Nah!"

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