An American Tail (1986)
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An American Tail is a beautifully rendered animated flim that tells an overly familiar story in terms children can easily understand. Fievel Mousekewitz and his family of Russian-Jewish mice escape from their homeland in the late 1800s, boarding a boat headed toward America to evade the Czarist rule of the Russian cats. Fievel, however, is separated from his family upon his arrival in New York City, and he discovers to his horror that there are cats in America too (his father said there weren't). Fievel meets his share of friendly and hostile mice, and he eventually befriends a cat as well. Former Disney animator Don Bluth co-produced and directed this often heartwarming yarn, the first animated feature presented by Steven Spielberg, and it has its charms despite a number of cliché situations. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi … More
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as Feivel Mousekewitz
as Tanya Mousekewitz
as Warren T. Rat
as Fievel Mousekewitz
as Gussie Mausheimer
as Tony Toponi
as Papa Mousekewitz
as Mama Mousekewitz
as Honest John
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Critic Reviews for An American Tail
Cartoons with ambitions even this noble are as rare as Steven Spielberg films that lose money, but every character and every situation presented herein have been seen a thousand times before.
The overall quality of the animation -- baroquely executed if rather conventionally conceived -- makes it worth a look
For all its state-of-the-art animation techniques, Spielberg's production remains resolutely conservative: visually it's virtually indistinguishable from Walt at his wimpiest.
It may be that the truly American tale here is the spectacle of an artist squandering his awesome gifts on the way to becoming a Hollywood institution.
Audience Reviews for An American Tail
Don Bluths An American Tail has its haters and lovers. A quirky movie with some memorable songs.
A tale of immigration told through a cartoon world. This plays on a few Classic tales and re-watching the film at the age I am now you can really pick up on metaphors in relation to the human world. Despite all of the modern effects such as CGI, this film still works as a timeless piece of animation.
I think I missed out on the appeal of this film because I never saw it when I was younger. I could never get over the Russian accents.
An American Tail Quotes
|Henri:||Qu'est-ce que c'est? A little immigrant. Now they are coming by bottle.|
|Fievel Mousekewitz:||Henri, what's that over there?|
|Henri:||Oh, that is more America.|
|Fievel Mousekewitz:||Can we go see it?|
|Henri:||You will, my little American. Someday, you will.|
|Gussie Mausheimer voise of:||We have a plan. E Pralabus Unim.|
|Papa Mousekewitz:||And for you, Fievel, a new hat. And not just any new hat. A new hat that has been in the family for three generations. It belonged to me, my father, and my father's father, and now it belongs to you. Happy Hannukah.|
|Fievel Mousekewitz:||It's too big.|
|Papa Mousekewitz:||You'll grow.|
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