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An American Tail Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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

  • Release date:November 21, 1986

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences James Horner Best Song 1986 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Barry Mann Best Song 1986 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Cynthia Weil Best Song 1986 Nominee

Cast

Cathianne Blore
as Bridget
Dom DeLuise
as Tiger,
John Finnegan
as Warren T. Rat
Philip Glasser
as Fievel Mousekewitz
Amy Green
as Tanya Mousekewitz
Madeline Kahn
as Gussie Mausheimer, voise of
Nehemiah Persoff
as Papa Mousekewitz
Christopher Plummer
as Henri,
Neil Ross
as Honest John
Will Ryan
as Digit
Erica Yohn
as Mama Mousekewitz
Hal Smith
as Moe

Crew

Don Bluth
Director
David Kirschner
Producer
Kathleen Kennedy
Producer
Frank Marshall
Producer
Don Bluth
Producer
Gary Goldman
Producer
John Pomeroy
Producer
Steven Spielberg
Producer
Tony Geiss
Screenwriter
Tony Geiss
Screen Story
David Kirschner
Screen Story
James Horner
Composer (Music Score)
James Horner
Songwriter
Cynthia Weil
Songwriter
Barry Mann
Songwriter
Barry Mann
Composer (Music Score)
Dan Molina
Editor
Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer
Kathleen Kennedy
Executive Producer
Frank Marshall
Executive Producer
David Kirschner
Executive Producer
John Pomeroy
Animator
Dan Kuenster
Animator
Linda Miller
Animator
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