An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) Poster


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Followed by 

Fievel's American Tails (1992) (TV Series)


Casablanca (1942)
Miss Kitty utters lines that parody "We'll always have Paris" and "Here's lookin' at you, kid."
Cinderella (1950)
When Tanya looks into the mirror and imagines herself a beautiful star, we see her reflection surrounded by sparkles of light, transforming her dress; this is a visual homage to Disney's 1950 film version of "Cinderella."
High Noon (1952)
Gunsmoke (1955) (TV Series)
Miss Kitty, the saloon-girl cat, seems to be named after saloon girl Miss Kitty from "Gunsmoke," even though "kitty" also refers to her being a feline.
Rawhide (1959) (TV Series)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
In at least one scene, Fievel talks tough to a cat by referring to him as "pilgrim."
The Blues Brothers (1980)
The Blues Brothers version of the song "Rawhide" is used in the scene where Fievel is traveling across the desert in a tumbleweed.

Referenced in 

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Escape 2000 (1996) (TV Episode)
"Well that's the plot of Fievel Goes West anyway"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) (TV Episode)
Crow mentions it.
Blue (2002)
Fievel and company can be seen in a shop window.
Shotgun Stories (2007)
A character mentions the film
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Time Machine (2009) (TV Episode)
animated film by Simon Wells
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Top 11 Tear Jerking Songs in an Animated Feature (2010) (TV Episode)
The Film Buff mentions the sequel when discussing the original
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Rango (2011) (TV Episode)
An example of an animated Western
AniMat's Reviews: Rango (2011) (TV Episode)
AniMat admits that this film is the only western-themed animated film he knows about other than Rango.
Animation Lookback: Don Bluth Part 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Rock-A-Doodle was delayed to avoid competition with Don Bluth's "own creation turned into a cowboy".
30 Rock: Hey, Baby, What's Wrong?: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Tracy suggests watching "Fievel Goes West"
MarzGurl Reviews: MarzGurl Discusses Fievel's American Tails (2012) (TV Episode)
MarzGurl discusses the sequel and how it spun off into a TV series.
MarzGurl Reviews: MarzGurl Discusses An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island (2012) (TV Episode)
MarzGurl is pissed when she learns the third outing tries to retcon this sequel out of existence.
The Cinema Snob: Jack the Ripper Goes West (2013) (TV Episode)
"It happened to Fivel Mousekowitz..."
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Pontiac Bandit (2014) (TV Episode)
Jake and Doug discuss the film.
Workaholics: Friendship Anniversary (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Cinema Snob: Down and Dirty Duck (2014) (TV Episode)
also written by Charles Swenson
The Needle Drop: Wu-Tang Clan- a Better Tomorrow (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
AniMat's Classic Reviews: Balto (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of the three animated films made by Amblimation.
Orange Is the New Black: A Tittin' and a Hairin' (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Amy Schumer/Pablo Schreiber/Anderson East (2015) (TV Episode)
Amy Schumer mentions the movie

Featured in 

1992 MTV Movie Awards (1992) (TV Special)
Clip shown in 'Best performance by Animals'
Troldspejlet: Episode #34.5 (2005) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Animation Lookback: Don Bluth Part 1 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a theatrical sequel to An American Tail, clips briefly shown.

Spoofed in 

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Episode #1.50 (2009) (TV Episode)
Title is parodied during the Triumph sketch: "An America's Tail: Fievel Goes Deep".

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