An American Tail
My website is dedicated to this mouse, Fievel, and it is also dedicated to the great anime character Goku. Why? Because those two are the best of their own nation's animation. An American Tail is one of, if not the best animated story film in American animation. All done by the great Don Bluth. If you have not seen this film whether you’re a child or an adult, YOUR MISSING OUT ON A GREAT FILM!
The story re-tells the tale of the great immigration to
He was dumb! Fievel nearly got killed by a group of Russian cats
but he has the unique gift of survival techniques and survived by out maneuvering
the cats in a teapot. The Mouskewitz family has had enough cat attacks and religious
persecution. They then kept hearing about how great America was. All of the
On the ship to
The Mouskewitz's make it to
Fievel is alive! Against all odds of: being eating by big fish, drowning,
and hypothermia Fievel managed to float to
Henri encourages Fievel to go and look for his family. Fievel
doubts that he can find them in a big place like
While Fievel searches out for his family the
Unfortunately he discovers that one of the master minds of the new cat attacks are under the orders of none other than his former boss Warren T. Rat who isn’t at all what he seems.
Fievel continues his search for his family while new and more dangerous obstacles get in his way. Can he ever find his family? Find out for yourself with heart.
When the film was out in theaters, there were reports of people crying in the theater. I AM ONE OF THEM. It's the lonely feeling of not finding your loved ones. This has always been my #1 favorite film. No matter how many times I've seen it, I STILL GET GOOSEBUMPS WHEN I WATCH IT! At the time in the 1980’s it was believed that only Disney was capable of making these kind of animated films good. But at the time An American Tail actually beat some of the Disney films at the time including “Oliver and Company”
This page is dedicated to this amazing wonderful animated film by Don Bluth and I'd just like to say that there has been no other.
Non-Disney animated film that has been better or topped this wonderful heart felt film. And I close you with that.
Remember I don't criticize films like most do with this 4 out of 5 or 2 thumbs up. I don't believe in that, it's bad criticism. Click Movie Checklist to see what I'm talking about.
Rating: G, who says that if it's G rated it has to be bad?
For who?: EVERYBODY! NOT JUST KIDS! Adults, this is the perfect family get together film!
Time: Over an hour and 20 minutes.
Action: Where do I start? Cat attacks, ship scene, mouse chases, factory escapes, giant machine mouse shooting rockets…etc.
Violence: Cat attacks can be cruel but not too cruel. A cat swallows Fievel and you can see the inside. Mice shoot fireworks at cats.
Language: Does "You Moron!" count?
LoveMaking: It's fun to see two mice kissing. No Fievel's not one of them!
Music: Great and sound and music! All done by the great James Horner. About 4 musical numbers, ALL GOOD AND AT THE RIGHT TIME! Including the famous "Somewhere out there"
Cast: Phillip Glasser=Fievel
John Finnegon=Warren T. Rat (he's been on Columbo too)
Neil Ross=Honest John (He's been a narrator on almost everything. Like: Movie Magic ((Discovery Channel)) and the voice of Han Solo in the N64 Rogue Squadron game)
Awards: Nominated for an Oscar for best song “Somewhere out There” but lost to 'Top Gun' It won 2 Golden Globe awards for best song and music! The awards went to James Horner. Amy Green (Tanya) won the 1988 YOUNG ARTIST AWARD for doing the voice of Tanya. So did Phillip Glasser for being the voice of Fievel! So it's a total of about 4 awards!
Pros: EVERYTHING! It's one of my all time favorite movies is that enough? Steven Spielberg also helped make it but Don Bluth was the real deal! It has a good storyline and the musical numbers are at the right place at the right time. (There are so many musical numbers in animated films these days that come in at the worst time! Like NIMH2) There's just so many Pros that I can't put it up here! Just go see it! Or wait till Cartoon Network shows it. But the thing is if Cartoon Network shows it, then you lose the feeling because of some "Billy and Mandy" commercials.
Cons: What's to argue about? Huh! I guess I have no choice! I guess Tiger's the biggest Con. Why? It's not that he's bad, but it's not because he's good either. It's just the concept of a good cat helping Fievel in a "Jar-Jar Biggs" manner can kind of ruin the feeling. Plus Phillip Glasser is a little off key when he sings “Somewhere out there” it should have been sung by someone else. This film may also be a little TOO serious for most kids, they may not get it and for the young ones it might be too scary. While others who are more into Anime may find it a bit more boring.
See you later!