An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

Film, Family and kids

Time Out says

When you're a cat-harassed, down-and-out mouse, holed up in the streets of New York, there's only one thing to do: head West, where prosperity beckons and cats and mice live in loving harmony. Or so the Mousekewitz family is led to believe by feline fiend Cat R Waul. Miles better than the overrated American Tail, this laugh-packed sequel boasts all the classic elements so often missing from modern cartoon features: a straightforward zip-zang-boom storyline, clearly etched characters with instantly identifiable flaws, tip-top voice-overs by well-chosen celebrities, and oodles of elasticated slapstick. There are moments of the goo which marred Don Bluth's original, but in general the sentimentality is kept to a minimum as Fievel and his fat-cat friend Tiger prepare to kick ass.


Release details

75 mins

Cast and crew

Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells
Flint Dille
Phillip Glasser
James Stewart
Nehemiah Persoff
Amy Irving
John Cleese
Dom DeLuise
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