Maybe we put too much faith in a sequel Fievel's American Tails when our audience had grown out of [An American Tail] six years later. 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 directed by Phil Nibbelink and Simon Wells with producer Steven Spielberg for his Amblimation animation studio and released by Universal Pictures. [115] Fievel Goes West was issued to Blu-ray on April 4, 2017 in the United States,[116] July 4 in Canada,[117] and September 25 in the United Kingdom. [67] However, one reviewer appreciated the bits of "sophisticated humor" and Holocaust undertones in the script,[63] and another highlighted its gag, such as the scene of Tiger being taken captive by the Indian mice. [6], The voices were recorded over a 10-day period at Interlock Studios (now Larson Studios) at Crossroads of the World in Los Angeles in 1989, ten takes for each actor at varying speeds and phrasing. [50], According to The Washington Post, Fievel Goes West tied with For the Boys (1991) for "the dubious if unofficial distinction of the fastest failure of a big-budget holiday movie. His family is devastated once again over his loss and arrive in Green River, Utah with heavy hearts. “Fievel Goes West” was the first film made by Amblination. While walking out of town, Fievel stops to talk with an elderly bloodhound sleeping outside the jail, discovering that he is actually Wylie Burp. "[67], Entertainment Weekly named it one of the best children's films of 1991 alongside Beauty and the Beast and Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991);[77] and The Seattle Times honored it as one of 1991's "Best arguments for sequels" alongside Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, and The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear. [6] Spielberg instructed his animators to take on a "live-action" method to animating the film. "[73] Halliwell's Film Guide labeled Fievel Goes West as an "enjoyable and high-spirited animated film that borrows plot and attitudes from classic Westerns. That makes them eager to try another home out in the west, where they are promised that mice and cats live in peace. The success of one doesn't depend on the failure of the other. Two direct-to-video sequels were produced after the series: An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island, released in 1998, and An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster, released in 1999. Tiger is captured by mouse Indians and hailed as a god. James Horner returned as a composer and wrote the film's song "Dreams to Dream", which garnered a Golden Globe nomination. Dennis Hunt suggested "the complex story line and the scary villains didn't quite click with the kiddies",[54] and Bernard Weinraub wrote that "even children were not especially interested in an old-fashioned animated movie". [28][99] Nichols and Tower Video's John Thrasher predicted it would do well in sales due to a lack of competition. "[6] Production manager Cynthia Woodbyrne explained that "he wanted us to keep the camera moving all the time", a technique imposed in cuts such as the film's sewer ride sequence and a 360-degree pan shot of the film's desert vista. Scenes: Opening/Deadeye; Suppertime; Hyena Attack! [104] Fievel Goes West garnered its first American television airing on April 13, 1997 via a Disney Channel "Tune In to Kids and Family Week" promotion of another TV debut, Pocahontas (1995). 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The Pitch; All Aboard! sequel. [103] The release was pulled from the shelves in January 1993. Awesome Music: The whole soundtrack to Fievel Goes West is great, with James Horner returning to nail the Western feel and Cathy Cavadini's singing often being considered the highlight. [7] Fievel Goes West was its first production, and over 250 crew members from 15 different nations[6] worked on the project starting May 1989. [49] By contrast, the original film made $47.4 million in the U.S. in 1986, a record at the time for a non-Disney animated one, and a further $36 million overseas, for a total of $84 million. [65][68][60][64][69][63] The Chicago Tribune's Clifford Terry applauded the "vivid and rich" animation, particularly the "colorful figures and detailed backgrounds". [63][60] As critics summarized, the film "has constant activity but minimal objectives;"[59] "has little narrative drive or emotional resonance", its climax feeling "perfunctory and tacked on;"[64] and has "so many subplots and digressions" that "they simply failed to develop the central narrative. Waul is a businesscat, above such primitive and gruesome methods of collecting his food as chasing the mice down and eating them; 'an unnecessary expenditure of calories'. [43] However, it also holds the record of the 119th post-thanksgiving weekend drops. [4] The screenplay was written by Flint Dille, who was led to the position by writing for Spielberg's Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–92). [25] Along with competing with an unusual number of family films with middling budgets such as The Addams Family, Curly Sue , My Girl, and Spielberg's Hook;[26][27][28] both Beauty and the Beast and Fievel Goes West were promoted with, as of the films' release date, the most expensive set of film tie-ins ever. Tiger is reluctant at first, but relents at the suggestion that a new persona might win back Miss Kitty. Tiger chooses to stay in while Fievel catches a passing tumbleweed, which takes him to Green River. Unfortunately, the one making this claim is an oily con artist named Cat R. 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[105] On August 11, 1998, as part of Universal Family Features's highly-family-demanded $15-million campaign to relaunch the American Tail franchise after a six-year moratorium; digitally-restored versions of An American Tail and Fievel Goes West were released on VHS on a 2-tape release. Complete with legendary James Stewart voicing broken-down lawdog Wylie Burp, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West is an amiable sequel to the 1986 animated … However, he nonetheless called it a fun film and praised its animation and voice acting. Bluth's departure from the project resulted in the animation of Fievel Goes West lacking the Disney-isms of the first film's animation for a faster pace and more elements of Warner Bros. cartoons, which the animators previously succeeded in using for Who Framed Roger Rabbit. [106] On the issue of October 3, 1998, the set debuted at number 19 on Billboard's Top Kid Video chart. Enamored by his new personality, Miss Kitty and Tiger are reunited. It's shade of blue varies in the sequels. Tanya's original voice actor, Amy Green, was replaced by Cathy Cavadini, and new characters were voiced by John Cleese, Amy Irving, Jon Lovitz, and James Stewart in his final film role. Only three were made, but the remnants helped form Dreamworks. [18] She enjoying working on Kitty for Irving's Mae West-esque delivery and the "scatterbrained dialogue" giving her "a lot of freedom in [the character's] choreography". Tony sees Bridget the first time. Yes No. Fievel Goes West was followed by a short-lived CBS series named Fievel's American Tails and two direct-to-video sequels and prequels: An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island (1998) and An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999). 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. [134], On July 19, 1991, the Los Angeles Daily News announced Anita Baker would sing "Dreams to Dream",[138] but this did not happen. [2] A sequel to An American Tail (1986), the film follows the story of the Mousekewitzes, a family of Jewish-Ukrainian mice who emigrate to the Wild West. [112] Similar two-film DVD collections were released in Spain on June 22, 2009[113] and the United States on August 22, 2010. On September 12, 1992, the TV series Fievel's American Tails premiered on CBS; it is a follow-up of Fievel Goes West and features actors such as Glasser, Cavadini and DeLuise reprising their roles. On An American Tail, Bridget appears with brown fur with tan tone around her eyes and on her freckled muzzle. Chula ; Warren T. Rat; Mouse of Minsk; Protagonists; Mott Street Maulers; Tony Toponi; Community. [5], Spielberg produced the live-action animated film Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), which was the top grossing motion picture of 1988. "[62] While Terry found most of the characters unmemorable,[63] he and other reviewers praised the presence of Wylie Burp. A cel of the bug-eating creature. Tiger, Wylie and Fievel intervene and battle the cats, during which Miss Kitty and Tanya discover the trap. Warren T. Rat. [119] On online platforms, the film was released to Amazon Prime on November 11, 2013,[120] Netflix on April 1, 2017,[121] and Movies Anywhere on October 12, 2017. Tiger chases the train, trying to catch up with his friends, but is thrown off course by a pack of angry dogs. [85] Including it on a list of "19 Classic Movies That Prove 1991 Was Truly The Best Year For Film", Bustle described the film as "a fun, action-adventure comedy that gave Fievel's sister Tanya some much-needed screen time. It's like a John Ford western with Jewish mice". A Dinosaur's Story and Balto. Somewhere Out There Music by James Horner and Barry Mann Lyrics by Cynthia Weil Performed by Cathy Cavadini. [111] In the United Kingdom, it first appeared on December 6, 2006 on DVD as part of a Slim 2 box set that featured the first two American Tail films. [18], An American Tail: Fievel Goes West was Steve Hickner's first time as an associate producer, a position that forced him to be more sociable than he usually was; he later took his experience on the film as valuable, as it taught him the lesson of "acting [giving him] way to actual behavior". Solomon criticized the little amount of "nuances of thought and emotion" in the characters;[60] The New York Times summarized the movie's take on the West as "surprisingly dull;"[64] Kield felt that some scenes, especially those that take place in the West, could've been a bit lighter;[68] and The Austin Chronicle opined that "the foregrounds are expressive but the backgrounds are bland and uninspired. Fievel spends his days thinking about the Wild West dog-sheriff Wylie Burp, while his older sister, Tanya, dreams of becoming a singer. 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