Tony: Fievel! Tiger | Snipes | Stith, Sequels Eventually Fievel manages to escape the sweatshop with the help of Tony, a young mouse who Fievel managed to befriend and who would continue to be his ally in most of the sequels (minus Fievel Goes West). An American Tail - Fievel Goes West Dom DeLuise. Mrs. Brisby | An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (also known as An American Tail II: Fievel Goes West or An American Tail II) is a 1991 British-American animated comedy Western film produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio and released by Universal Pictures. Larry Leker was brought in to assist, turning Bluth's rough sketches into final storyboard panels. He was voiced by Phillip Glasser and Thomas Dekker. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West In the second film, the young mouse becomes an Old West hero after his family are tricked into moving out West by the villain known as Cat R Waul. Two excerpts of period music also appear in the film: The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa and Poor Wand'ring One from the 1880 comic opera The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan. [15] The inexpensive success of The Great Mouse Detective played a large role in the Disney Renaissance;[16][17] due to the fact that it was both a critical and financial success, which saved Walt Disney Animation Studios from going bankrupt after The Black Cauldron had flopped at the box office a year earlier. To get rid of the cats (except Tiger; succeeded). Fievel Mousekewitz Akima Kunimoto | Origin The four nodded as Wylie slammed his fist on the plank and sent them flying into the air. Vladimir | Told from the perspective of an adorable young mouse, An American Tail should engage kids in an important part of U.S. ", Will Ryan (Digit), Neil Ross (Honest John), Cathianne Blore (Bridget), and Hal Smith (Moe) are all voice actors well known in the animation industry.[7]. [37] It was released in widescreen on Blu-ray for the first time on March 4, 2014, which included a digital HD and UltraViolet copy. Cathianne Blore as Bridget, an attractive, elegant Irish-born mouse and Tony's significant other. Jenny McBride | [grunting] [As soon as Tony helps Fievel break free, the train rumbles past them and the floor gives way, causing them to fall into a hole, while screaming as the screen fades to black, and the screen fades back to Fievel and Tony, as they stop screaming.] Joined by Gussie, Tiger allows them to ride him in a final effort to find Fievel and they are ultimately successful. It was alleged by fans that Tony's role was arguably limited because of his marriage with Bridget, but the main reason for his limited appearance is possibly because of his voice actress, Pa… Tony Toponi, from An American Tail (1986), returns as a principal cast in this film and An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999), which he was known as a fan favorite, but without Bridget. Meanwhile, Fievel waves goodbye to Tiger and gets on the train with his family. He is seen alongside Bridget, who is carrying a baby. PhillyChulu-Chulus "[20], The film's writing garnered a mixed response. Bridget | In the original story, a young Fievel is forced from his home by antisemitic violence in his native Russia and boards a ship setting sail for America along with his family- they believe America will be the land of opportunity and sing "There Are No Cats In America" to empathise this, as cats were traditional oppressors of mice in Fievel's setting. [8] Spielberg eventually won out, though something of a compromise was reached by having Tony refer to Fievel as "Filly." 'Fievel' is the American spelling of his name, the traditional Hebrew spelling would be 'Feivel'. [7], Bluth described the process of voice casting as "sometimes you can select a 'name' voice [i.e., a well-known actor] because it fits the essence of the character so well. Type of Hero During a thunderstorm on their journey, Fievel suddenly finds himself separated from his family and washed overboard. Fievel Mousekewitz | Enemies After Digit counts his money, Warren T. finds out that he has 50 cents less than yesterday, which upsets him since he hates to lose mone… Spielberg had asked Bluth to "make me something pretty like you did in NIMH...make it beautiful." 4.8 out of 5 stars 918. Littlefoot | Originally, the concept consisted of an all-animal world, like Disney's Robin Hood, but Bluth suggested featuring an animal world existing as a hidden society from the human world, like Disney's The Rescuers. Original songs – including Never Say Never, Somewhere Out There and We're a Duo – are also entertaining. Cera | [19] In his own review for the Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert gave it two stars out of four, giving credit to the animation, calling it "full and detailed, enhanced by computers and an improvement on so much recent animation that cuts corners," but that the story was too "dark and gloomy. Charlie Barkin | DeLuise (Tiger) had worked previously with Bluth in, Henri was originally to be voiced by comedian, Kahn was chosen to play the part of Gussie Mausheimer with the hopes that she would use a voice similar to the one she used as a character in, "There Are No Cats In America" (3:00) – sung by Papa Mousekewitz, and an Italian and Irish mouse, and the Chorus, "Never Say Never" (2:25) – sung by Fievel, Henri, and the chorus of female pigeons, "Somewhere Out There" (2:40) – sung by Fievel and Tanya (Betsy Cathcart), "A Duo" (2:38) – sung by Fievel and Tiger, There Are No Cats In America – Papa Mousekewitz, and an Italian and Irish mouse, and the Chorus (3:03), Never Say Never – Fievel, Henri, and the chorus of female pigeons (2:28), Somewhere Out There- sung by Fievel and Tanya (Betsy Cathcart)(2:46), This page was last edited on 22 December 2020, at 17:41. Unlike the former Bluth studios, the new Sullivan Bluth studios were non-union, and when many workers attempted to withdraw from the union, it sparked a battle between Bluth and the union that continued through most of production. Betsy Cathcart is listed as the uncredited singing voice of Tanya Mousekewitz, Glasser (Fievel) was discovered by accident when Bluth and his crew overheard him auditioning for an. Persoff, a respected actor in many films, was chosen to play the part of Papa Mousekewitz mostly because he had a similar role as, Yohn (Mama Mousekewitz) has appeared in many features, but her work as a Russian, Finnegan won the role of Warren T. Rat by reciting excerpts of. Anne Marie | He is the middle child of Mama and Papa Mousekewitz, younger brother of Tanya and older brother to Yasha. Still, the superb animation makes you believe Fievel is a small boy lost in a big world. However, Fievel floats to New York City in a bottle and, after a pep talk from a French pigeon named Henri, embarks on a quest to find his family. Her parents were slain and devoured by the Mott Street Maulers, making her an advocate in speaking out against the cats. In Fievel Goes West, the young mouse becomes an Old West hero after his family are tricked into moving out West by the wicked Cat R. Waul - Fievel is once again separated from his family but joins forces with Tiger and Sheriff Burp to take down Cat R. Waul and his gang before they can turn the mice into mouse-burgers. Fievel: I want to get out of here. Fievel Mousekewitz is the main protagonist of the An American Tail series. Cholena | I loved doing it. Led by the rich and powerful Gussie Mausheimer, the mice hold a rally to decide what to do about the cats. Dimitri | It was also one of the first animated films to outdraw a Disney one, beating out The Great Mouse Detective (another traditionally animated film involving mice that was released in 1986 but four months earlier) by over US$22 million. In the original story, a young Fievel is forced from his home by antisemitic violence in his native Russia and boards a ship setting sail for America along with his family- they believe America will be the land of opportunity and sing "There Are No Cats In America" to empathise this, as cats were traditional oppress… Adventurer An American Tail Chapter 2: The Treasure Of Manhattan Island (1998) An American Tail Chapter 3: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999 - 2000) An American Tail Chapter 4: Fievel Goes West (1991) An American Tail Chapter 4.5: Fievel's American Tails -Complete Series 1- (1992) Hopefully if they going to make: An American Tail 5: Fievel's Triumph Fievel was brave but perhaps a little unwise, like most young boys - he believed in sticking up for himself and others but didn't always think things through and this could led to trouble as he would often try to take on enemies much larger and stronger than himself but it also made him stand out from the usual stereotype of a mouse, which is a timid creature. However, many English-speaking writers have come to adopt the spelling Fievel (with reversed i and first e) especially for this character; it was this spelling that was used on the film's poster, in promotional materials and tie-in merchandise, and in the title of the sequel An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. However Fievel was led astray by Warren T. Rat, who tricked him with false hope - stating he knew where to find his family - in reality Warren T. cruelly used Fievel's trust to sell him into slavery in the form of a sweatshop, however despite cruel treatment by the fellow orphans in the establishment he secretly never gives up hope of finding his family again, as expressed in the musical number "Somewhere Out There". During the fire, Fievel is once again separated from his family and ends up at an orphanage. Thumbelina | It takes place after Fievel Goes West. [24] Conversely, Rita Kempley of The Washington Post called it "a bright-eyed tale of Jewish triumphs that will find a place in many young hearts", adding that "it reiterates the happiness of homogeneity, prepares the pups for both brotherhood and the free enterprise system. They soon discover, capture and imprison Fievel, but his guard is a reluctant member of the gang; a goofy, soft-hearted long-haired orange tabby cat named Tiger, who befriends and frees him. In Fievel Goes West he's able to turn his hat inside out and make it into a cowboy hat; probably due to cartoon physics. It is the fifth installment in the franchise. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West is the first sequel to An American Tail. Emmy-award-winning writers Judy Freudberg and Tony Geiss were brought in to expand the script. Petrie | But this incident is likely what led to her becoming an activist against the unfair mistreatment mice suffered from at the hands of the cats of New York. Directed by Don Bluth. Alias There the disguised Warren attempts to extort the mice again to surrender Fievel and their money in exchange for their safety, but when Tony removes Warren's disguise in front of the mice with the aid of a slingshot, they defiantly refuse. A huge mechanical mouse, inspired by the tales Papa told Fievel of the "Giant Mouse of Minsk", chases Warren and his gang down the pier and into the water. An American Tail 2: Fievel Goes West (SuperWhyMovies Style) An American Tail 2: Garret Goes West Conner4680isin; An American Tail 2: Spunky Goes West; An American Tail 2: Tod Goes West (1991) An American Tail 2: Tori Goes West; An American Tail 2: Whopper Goes West … Pooka | Meanwhile, his older sister, Tanya, tells her gloomy parents she has a feeling that he is still alive, but they insist that it will eventually go away. Sasha La Fleur | [45], Fievel would also serve as the mascot for Spielberg's Amblimation animation production company in London, England, appearing in its production logo until the studio's dissolution in 1997. Itchy Itchiford | "[23] Common Sense Media gave it largely positive reviews, as the group stated "This is a heartwarming animated tale about the experience of immigrants coming to America. Spielberg also had some material cut that he felt was too intense for children, including a scene Bluth was developing revolving around wave monsters while the family was at sea. Tanya Mousekewitz | Marina | "[7] It was Universal Pictures' first animated feature film since Pinocchio in Outer Space in 1965. No one knows what to do about it, until Fievel whispers a plan to Gussie. A tramp steamer bound for Hong Kong picks them up on its anchor and carries them away. She i… An American Tail Movie Book is a 1998 Interactive storybook for Windows and Macintosh developed by Wayforward Technologies and published by Sound Source Interactive. Mama Mousekewitz | Teresa Brisby | With the agreement of his employees, salaries were frozen for a year and half. Bluth had agreed to accept $6.5 million to get it produced (which later grew to $9 million), at a time when Disney was spending around $12 million per film. Tony, assumed to be a few years older, only appears as a background character in An American Tail: Fievel Goes West as a cameo. (The scene in which he presses up against a window to look into a classroom filled with American "school mice" is based on a story Spielberg remembered about his grandfather, who told him that Jews were only able to listen to lessons through open windows while sitting outside in the snow). Goals Saloon Owner: Miss Kitty has been the benevolent version of this trope since the events of An American Tail: Fievel Goes West as the opposite of the villainous example of Cat R. Waul. As the release deadline approached, pressure grew among the crew and numerous problems arose, ranging from slower-than-expected cel painting in Ireland to low footage output by some animators. Tony's appearance in An American Tail is a light blue shirt with patched-up brown pants, a red scarf and a dark red hat with a yellow strip on it. Called "Somewhere Out There", it was composed by Horner and Barry Mann with lyrics by Cynthia Weil, won a Grammy Award, and became one of the most popular songs from an animated feature since the 1950s.[7]. [10] It was later released digitally by Geffen Records on February 5, 2013. Kind, passionate yet soft-spoken, she acts as a surrogate big sister to Fievel. Fievel was named after Steven Spielberg's grandfather (on his father's side). Discussion arose about moving the entire production to Ireland, but Spielberg balked at the idea of a story called An American Tail being produced overseas.[7]. Nicodemus | Tracks in bold are previously unreleased. Powers/Skills The journey ends with Henri taking everyone to see his newly completed project—the Statue of Liberty, which appears to smile and wink at Fievel and Tanya, and the Mouskewitzes' new life in the United States begins. "[25] The Sun-Sentinel also praised the character of Fievel: "You'll discover in gentle Fievel a endearing character that manages to be lovable without undue sentiment. The film was released in the United States on November 21, 1986, by Universal Pictures. Any act of removing this hero from the category without a Removal Proposal shall be considered vandalism (or a "villainous" attempt to demonize said character) and the user will have high chances of being smitten blocked. The final score became one of the film's strongest points. [39] All four American Tail films were re-released on a combination pack DVD released on June 13, 2017. Spike | This story is a twist on what happened afterwards from "An American Tail: Fieval Goes West". He is an adventurous, selfless, curious and optimistic young mouse who often endangers himself through his reckless, but (mostly) innocent, actions. Green (Tanya Mousekewitz) was a young actress who had done some previous television series work and several commercials. However, he can't help Fievel search for his family, as they have not yet registered to vote. However, Oliver & Company did beat out The Land Before Time at the domestic box office by $5,000,000. In Hamburg, the Mousekewitzes board a tramp steamer headed for New York City. Bluth preferred to storyboard an entire picture, but it soon proved to be an enormous task. 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