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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.

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Flint Dille (screenplay), Charles Swenson (story) | 1 more credit »
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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Look out pardners, there's a new mouse in town!


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fievel au Far West See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$22,166,041

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,766,041
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

It is the sole theatrical sequel to An American Tail (1986), and was followed at the end of the 1990s by another two direct-to-video sequels, both of which took place chronologically before this film. See more »

Goofs

When Miss Kitty is applying blush to Tanya's cheeks, blue eyeshadow suddenly appears on Tanya's eyes as blush is being applied to her right cheek. See more »

Quotes

Cat R. Waul: I have mentioned that I dislike being referred to as Pussy Poos.
Miss Kitty: Yeah? Well maybe I'm not so happy about being dumped in nature's ashtray 500 miles from a pastrami sandwich, either! Pussy Poos!
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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

In a televised airing of the movie on Universal Kids, the following scenes are edited: The scene when Fievel fights the Cactus Cat Gang in his fantasy, the scene goes from his voice over right to the bullet of the gun turning into the cap of his cap gun, therefore, leaving out the part where he takes down the gang by shooting them and Wylie Burp congratulating him. The scene where Cat R. Waul tries to find someone to entertain his gang of cats, and he lands on a fork springing him to where a couple is dining out and lands back on the stage, so the part where the fat lady is rubbing him into the cleavage of her bare breasts is cut out. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Reviews: Rango (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Puttin' on the Ritz
(uncredited)
Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin
(the dancing buffalo bones sequence)
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One of the few good non-Disney cartoons from the 80's and 90's.
20 January 2007 | by TOMNELSee all my reviews

Feivel Mouskewitz and his family (along with a thousand other mice) are moving to a new land, promised to them by a cat, where cats and mice work together and are equals. Feivel is attacked on the train to get there and gets lost in the desert, along with his cat friend Tiger, both not knowing each one is close. The animation on this film is really great, and the songs are even better than in the first American Tail movie. Many voices are provided by celebrities, including John Cleese, Dom Deluise, Amy Irving and the irreplaceable Jimmy Stewart. So I'd recommend you watch this, because this is one of the very few non-Disney animated films that turned out well, and had great music.

My rating: *** out of ****. 74 mins. Rated G.


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