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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

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!


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When asked what he thought of the sequel Don Bluth said that there were some good things about it but felt that the story line was too unbalanced. See more »

Goofs

When Fievel says "Let's go on that ride again!" after the can goes down the last waterfall, his voice is sped up. 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

Referenced in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Rango (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Dreams to Dream
Music by James Horner
Lyrics by Will Jennings
Performed by Cathy Cavadini
Arranged, orchestrated & conducted by David Campbell
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A lovely plot killed by lack of story.
18 September 2000 | by mig28lxSee all my reviews

Well, this is one of those films that seems about a step-and-a-half away from being truly great. You have undeniable star power in John Cleese, James Stewart, and Don Bluth regular Dom deLuis. You have a handful of snappy tunes. You have bright colors and technically brilliant animation. Yet I watched it and came away from it thinking, "There was something wrong with this flick. What was it?" After due deliberations, the answer came to me: the writing.

The script is little more than a clothesline on which to hang a series of visual gags and opportunities for Cleese to give his character a few Pythonian scenes. It takes a promising premise for an entertaining sequel and burdens it with instantly forgettable songs (snappy though they were) and an insufferably cute protagonist. It's great for kids, don't get me wrong. If you're childless, however, save it for video and watch it for the quality of the animation. While astounding, it can't make up for the lack of story.


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West See more »

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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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