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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.

Writers:

Flint Dille (screenplay), Charles Swenson (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phillip Glasser ... Fievel (voice)
James Stewart ... Wylie (voice)
Erica Yohn Erica Yohn ... Mama (voice)
Cathy Cavadini ... Tanya (voice)
Nehemiah Persoff ... Papa (voice)
Dom DeLuise ... Tiger (voice) (as Dom Deluise)
Amy Irving ... Miss Kitty (voice)
John Cleese ... Cat R. Waul (voice)
Jon Lovitz ... Chula (voice)
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... Additional Voices (voice)
Fausto Bara Fausto Bara ... Additional Voices (voice)
Vanna Bonta ... Additional Voices (voice)
Philip L. Clarke Philip L. Clarke ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Philip Clarke)
Jennifer Darling ... Additional Voices (voice)
Annie Holliday Annie Holliday ... Additional Voices (voice)
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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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Trivia

In addition to a new voice actress, the character of Tanya was heavily redesigned as well. Tiger had minor changes, as does Yasha (the baby), and Fievel looks slightly different. 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

[first lines]
Fievel: And then, the hero Wylie Burp, squinted across the dusty street. Hopelessly, surrounded by the Cactus Cat gang, he stood his ground, refusing to back down.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

When it was released on DVD and Blu-ray in early 2017, the infamous penis doodle is cut from the film completely, as it was finally detected after all these years. See more »

Connections

References Cinderella (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Somewhere Out There
Music by James Horner and Barry Mann
Lyrics by Cynthia Weil
Performed by Cathy Cavadini
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In some ways, better and worse than the original
1 November 2003 | by Laitue_GonflableSee all my reviews

For whatever reason, The American Tail films were two of the films I was brought up on. I still own both of them on video and still watch them from time to time. In most ways, this sequel is worse than the original. The brief story of Feivel being separated and lost from his family again is really underplayed in comparison to the first one, which revolved purely around this plot. In Feivel Goes West it's almost as though the family are a bit blasé about losing their only son. It's also hard to top the musical score of the first one. There is a repeat singing of "Somewhere Out There" that is rudely cut short but without the whole song, it doesn't have the same warming effect. The feature song of this film, "Dreams to Dream" is very beautiful, however it and the other songs of FGW can't match up to those of AAT.

Despite these flaws, there is quite a lot more to enjoy in this film. If you're a fan of westerns as I am, you will enjoy an animated take on the theme, particularly the very enjoyably cartoonist showdown at the end. Secondly, the voice cast of FGW is far superior to that of AAT. Not content with Dom DeLuise as the loveable cat Tiger, they add to that cast for the sequel the likes of John Cleese, Amy Irving, Jon Lovitz and none other than the great James Stewart himself playing the sheriff of a one-horse western town. They're all impeccably cast and pull off a wonderful job.

All this said and done, is the sequel better or worse? I have to say I think it's completely equal. Still the same level of childish fun and heartwarming moments, wonderful voice talents and great musical score. Definitely worth showing your kids. ***1/2 / *****


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,435,625, 24 November 1991

Gross USA:

$22,166,041

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,766,041
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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