An American Tail Poster

Release Date: September 2nd, 1997

DVD Release Date: January 20th, 2004

G|1 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
A young mouse named Fievel Mousekewitz (Phillip Glasser) and his family emigrate from Russia to the United States by boat after their home is destroyed by cats. During the trip, a fierce storm throws Fievel from the ship, and he loses contact with his family. Luckily, he manages to sail to New York in a bottle. There, Irish mouse Bridget (Cathianne Blore), an Italian mouse named Tony (Pat Musick) and a kindly cat named Tiger (Dom DeLuise) help Fievel search for his loved ones.

Cast: Cathianne Blore, Laura Carson, Dom DeLuise, John Finnegan, Phillip Glasser, Amy Green, Madeline Kahn, Pat Musick

Director: Don Bluth

Genres: Animated, Fantasy, Family

Production Co: Universal/Universal Int

Keywords: Rescue, Quest, New York City, Family, Friendship, Heartwarming

Ratings & Reviews

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  • An American Tail looks good but the tale itself, as conceived by David Kirschner for the screenplay by Judy Freudberg and Tony Geiss, is witless if well-meaning. It's mostly bland, though every now and then it rises to express its own brand of kiddie-bigotry. show more

  • It has been written by people who want to prepare kids for the worst. show more

  • 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. show more

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