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It's not as sentimental as the first, nor is the music as good (on my
personal scale, it's a 3/10), but the fact that there are more
characters that are present for the whole movie, I feel that it is far
more engaging for an audience of all ages. Even the villain is a
lovable character. PUSSY-POOOOOO!!!
The animation is also much more unique in this movie. It does its job engaging the viewer to not only pay attention to the characters, but to the scenery as well. Something I felt was lacking in the first.
The character animation and voice syncing is far better in the first and the lack of painted background in this one just make it feel on the low quality side, but the presence of shadow and malleability of characters in this one make it a completely different movie.
The story is fast-paced and the humor is timed very well. Steven Spielberg brought us a story not like the original... So... you can't really say which is better. ^__^;;
And since when did Tanya grow hair?
Ms. Kitty = <3
I have seen this film as a trillion times by TV and the truth I never
get bored of see it. I think it is brilliant and is one of my favorite
sequels, the story is really entertaining from the beginning to the
finish. In this second part The Mousewith Family has already succeeded
in establishing his new home in New York, after the occurred events in
the first film, but the problem is that the dad is not very satisfied
with the quality of life they have there, and later to escape a
dangerous hunting by cats, they come floating through a tin of sardines
to the sewer where they to buy some tickets to live in the west where
supposedly cats and mice live together in harmony.
Inside the train, Fievel hears some cat's voices in the other wagon and he goes to investigate.Inside, he found that when they reach their destination cats become all mice in mouse hamburgers.Then he decides to save his family and others from certain death.
I have seen all the films from An American tail and they are all very interesting and fun but this is my favorite of all. I think that this movie is really great,His songs, the characters, everything is great, but above all his songs. I love the song: dream to dream singed by Tanya, powerful and beauty at the same time.
the one thing that i don't liked from this second part was the little change was that the design of the characters and the final battle was a little short, but all the other things are awesome.
In conclusion, I would like to comment that after seeing so many times the four films from An American Tale Have helped me to create my own version, as I already have 30 minutes he he he and the truth is quite interesting and fun.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Growing up, I must have seen An American Tail and feivel Goes West a
million times. Recently, I got the DVD in a fit of nostalgia and found
that I still knew every line from both movies. But while the first
movie is well done and rather dark, this movie is much more
lighthearted and has some incredibly amusing moments.
The pace is that of a children's movie. I will admit, not a lot of time is spent on atmosphere an the tone of the movie is constantly shifting from serious/sinister (ie. Feivel gets picked up by a Hawk) to goofy (said hawk gets blasted from the sky in a shower of feathers by teeny mouse natives).
But despite its pacing, it is quite entertaining. Dom DeLuise is hysterical and really develops a character in this movie. He does the prissy city cat learning to be a frontier dog so well. The animation is much crisper than the first.
The song 'Dreams to Dream' caught me off guard. When I was little, I loved the song because it was cute, but watching it again, this song is really an amazing song. Much more emotional and gripping than 'My Heart Will Go On' (another James Horner single). It has that kind of epic, romance novel feel that 'I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You' had (yet another James Horner single from The Mask of Zorro). The Linda Ronstadt version is OK, but the orchestral movie version with Tanya singing is really fantastic.
John Cleese is wonderful as he always is. Cat R. Waul's fate is classic. His attempts to remain aloof and aristocratic, but his catlike tendency to completely overreact and lose his cool when caught off guard shines through perfectly.
James Stewart is great and has some really great moments. His dry, sardonic wit shows through in a lot of scenes that I completely missed as a kid. "I never taught him that..." when Tiger sweeps Miss Kitty off her feet and the pair vanishes off screen.
Kids will love this and parents won't be bored watching it with their kids. Entertaining, brief and a lot of fun.
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. Like the first, I enjoyed this
movie very much. But after watching the first movie, I have to admit,
it really is missing something from the original. Near the end, the
animation begins to look a little flat and lame, there are a few plot
holes, and the original plot concept is reused. (The Mousekewitzs seek
refuge and move, and Fievel gets lost in the process).
Aside from that, this film is very good. I managed to pick up a VHS copy at a grage sale awhile back, and the tape has been earning it's keep ever scince. The music is very good, especially the "Way out west" song. A good cast of characters also enhances the experience. Cat R. Waul makes for an awesome and humorous villain, Wiley Burp is just plain cool, and Tiger has always been my favorite since the beginning of time. Being a train fan as well, this film also gets high marks that way. Another thing to point out is the wonderful "Real Smoke" effect that the movie has.
If I had to choose a favorite part, it would have to be the one seen were Tiger gets "Dogged every step of the way", including a trip to the dog pound, getting plowed by an inbound freight train, and a run in with a dog fish.
10 out of 10 Recommended!
An American Tail 2: Fievel goes west: This is another fantastic animated movie, this one was made in 1991, 5 years after the original and the first an american tail movie. Don Bluth also created The Land Before Time which was made in 1988. I give an american tail 2: Fievel goes west a good score 9 out 10.
Defiantly one of my favorite 10 animated movies, probably in my top 10 movies period. I've loved it since I first saw it when it was a new release on video. It gives me a a great feeling to watch it, maybe it's nostalgia but it's a great movies even apart from that.
For what it is this is a sweet little film. A decent sequel to a rare non-Disney animated masterpiece (which i still think the first film was). i love the idea of Fievel's next adventure taking him out west. And so many cute things to enjoy here. The villain and the Dom Deluise character especially, along with the inclusion of the performance of "Rawhide" from the Blues Brothers movie. Alas, the sad part of this movie....this was our last movie with Mr. James Stewart and sadly we didn't even get to see, only hear, the original "everyman." Even though he didn't start out in westerns (he turned to the genre to save his fledgling career in the early '50s) by the time this film was made he was a Western icon alongside Clint Eastwood or Glenn Ford (and not far behind the Duke).
It isn't often that an animated sequel is released at the cinema and this one deservedly so! I loved the original and this one's just as good. It has delightful characters, a fast paced plot, memorable music and splendid humour. Tiger is even funnier in this film than he was in the last. Tanya's character is a lot more developed and I enjoyed watching her dream come true. Other characters worthy of note are Cat R Waul and Miss Kitty. Their scene together is brilliant. The dialogue is sharp and not dull. If it's fun you're after you can't do better than this. 10/10
This sequel to the 1986 film 'An American Tail' sees the Mousekewitz family,
now living in America, still struggling against the cats, who are led by the evil Cat R Waul (John Cleese). Papa Mousekewitz (again voiced by Nehemiah
Persoff) and Mama Mousekewitz (again voiced by Erica Yohn) question why
they came to America and feel like they have been cheated. Following an
encounter with the felines, they hear about going way out west, where
maybe...just maybe...they can make a half-decent fresh start. Tanya (now
voiced by Cathy Cavadini) dreams of becoming a singer, so she hopes to do
this out West. Unfortunately the mice are all being led into a trap which only little Fievel Mousekewitz knows about.
Fievel (Phillip Glasser again, although with not quite the same kind of cutesy voice as he had last time understandably -- well, Glasser was close to teenage years at this time so the inevitable voice-break was on its way), once again, gets lost after falling off the train taking the mice West. Unlike the first movie, where he just had to find his parents again, this time he has to find them to warn them of the aforementioned trap they are falling into! There to hopefully help him are not only his old pal Tiger (Dom DeLuise again reprising his delightful role), but also the legendary dog sheriff Wylie Burp (voiced by the late great James
Stewart in what I believe to be his last-ever role in a feature film) -- that is, if Fievel can get the latter to overcome a little problem he has!
Is this a good movie? Well, I'm in two minds. Although it lacks the sentimentality of the original (which will be either a blessing or a curse depending on your view), it makes up for it with racier slapstick comedy and fun. Mind you, the cats don't seem quite as menacing this time around. Wylie Burp is a joy to watch, though.
Technically it scores highly, too. The characters are well-defined and sharply drawn, and a burst of 'Somewhere Out There' from Cathy Cavadini, plus some
other nice (and some fun) songs, also add to the proceedings.
Basically, if you loved the original you may love this one, although not quite as much. If you thought the original was too sentimental you may enjoy this one more, however. Weird, eh?
This is a really good film, especially for kids. It's funny for adults as well as for children and is animated in a way that makes the characters really come to life. Although it's successor, An American Tail, was good, this has come a long way since then and the story line is more my sort of thing. It's much wittier and clever and of course includes John Cleese (I'm not biased, promise!). All in all, a great film.
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