Saddle up with brave little Fievel and his beloved family on a full-length animated adventure to the rowdy Wild West. Video:. However, before Cat R. Waul can eat Fievel to keep his plan from becoming undone, he hears Tanya singing and is enchanted by her voice. But creative differences forced the two apart following TLBT , and both men completely left behind the promising new dinosaur franchise they started, with neither continuing to champion it or even fight to keep the rights. Apart from one computer-generated pick-up shot of the valley's ground, all of the film was hand-drawn animated; and the process was so intensive that it took at least one week to complete a minute of animation, around sixty artists to paint approximately 230,000 cels,[17] and a week for a single animator to finish three seconds of animation. Fievel has his own playground at Universal Studios Florida, featuring a l… Although not as strong as its predecessor with a much weaker script, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West is an overall decent and harmless sequel that still holds some great animation and an enjoyable villain. Seeing this, Cat R. Waul unveils a giant revolver, which he fires at the fleeing mice as a makeshift cannon, until Wylie catapults Fievel to the gun, which the mouse quickly intercepts from and attempts to use against Cat R. Waul. But once there, the courageous mouse must team up with famed hero lawdog Wylie Burp to stop a sinister plot in his new home. [22] It was moved to the fall of 1991 in November 1990. [57] Peter M. Nichols analyzed Fievel Goes West "was panned on the ground that it was not so innovative as other new animated films, notably Beauty and the Beast from Disney, the leader in animation. Join the adventures of an adorable mouse named Fievel in this heart-warming “tail” of following your heart. "[73] Halliwell's Film Guide labeled Fievel Goes West as an "enjoyable and high-spirited animated film that borrows plot and attitudes from classic Westerns. Directed by Don Bluth. A family of Emigre mice decide to move out to the West, unaware that they are falling into a trap perpetrated by a smooth-talking cat. [35] Other writers blamed it on the content. Amblin won both races;[36][37] "We've proven in the past that there's room for two animated features," said Universal distribution president Fred Mound. A computer game based on the film was created in 1993. She will appeared in the next sequel of An American Tail, An American Tail 5. Premiering at the Kennedy Center on November 17, 1991, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West began its American theatrical run on November 22. The cats fly into the air and land into a mailbag, which a passing train picks up and leaves. Fievel convinces him to help and train Tiger as a lawman and as a dog. Most viewers consider the first film to be the best in the series. Fievel later served as the mascot for Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio, appearing in its production logo. Saved by Crystal Mascioli. Although it is not clearly addressed, the Mousekewitz’s represent a Russian-Jewish family escaping the anti-semitic raids in Russia during the 1880s. "[10] With no Bluth in sight for the sequel, Spielberg instead relied on ex-Disney animator Phil Nibbelink and ex-Richard Williams storyboard artist Simon Wells, the great-grandson of science-fiction author H. G. Wells, to direct the project. (previous page) 0–9. Fievel, the Lonesome Ranger 2. In addition to garnering more home media releases, TV airings, and video game adaptations later on, the film has made numerous 2010s retrospective best-of lists from online publications, especially best Netflix-available Western films. Postal Service began selling envelopes with 29-cent Western-Americana-themed stamps designed by Harry Zelenko to promote the home video of Fievel Goes West; 19 of them were reissued on May 1 using recycled paper. Aunt Sophie's Visit 12. He tells Miss Kitty to put her on stage. [100], Beginning November 18, 1994, McDonald's, in a deal with MCA/Universal, offered customers a $2.50 rebate on a video purchase of Jurassic Park (1993) if they purchased from McDonald's one of the following tapes for six dollars: Fievel Goes West, The Land Before Time (1988), Back to the Future (1985), and Field of Dreams (1989). There, they come across a mouse in a cowboy outfit, who is fact a mouse marionette controlled by Cat R. Waul, who entices the mice into moving yet again to a better life out west. “Anyone can be a god, but it takes grit to be a dog” Terrible sequel. It's time to brush up on your best Clint Eastwood impression as we embark on a Texas-sized adventure in An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. [19], Fievel Goes West was initially planned for a fall 1990 release, but it was delayed to a late 1991 date. The ending of this film shows Fievel falling asleep which may mark that there wouldn’t be another American Tail film. I guess the animation quality improved with the larger budget, but without any of the style. The film gave rise to a number of follow-up media of which Don Bluth had no direct involvement. With a little encouragement from Miss Kitty, she pulls off a performance for the cats. Share your thoughts, experiences and the tales behind the art. Fievel is usually dressed in a red sweatshirt or tunic with a sash around his waist and a pair of blue pants. Also, as reported on the official An American Tail website, Fieve… [24], Both Fievel Goes West and Disney's Beauty and the Beast (1991) began their United States theater runs on November 22, 1991; this was the first-ever instance of two animated films being released on the same day, "a testimony to the revival of interest in feature-length animation" according to the Boston Herald. [114] On June 13, 2017, it was part of a DVD collection that included all four movies in the franchise. When Chula threatens to kill Miss Kitty in an attempt to force Fievel to back down, however, an incensed Tiger rescues her and uses Chula's web as a lasso with him trapped on it to hurtle Cat R. Waul and his men out of town by having them piled on part of the trap, which the heroes use as a catapult. This is addressed directly near the beginning of the film, when Fievel says he had a dream where he moved west. [104] Fievel Goes West garnered its first American television airing on April 13, 1997 via a Disney Channel "Tune In to Kids and Family Week" promotion of another TV debut, Pocahontas (1995). While the first film was directed by Don Bluth, direction was handled by Phil Nibbelink and Simon Wells in their directorial debut for the sequel. [11] According to Cavadini, there was another woman initially planned to voice Tanya but left the project, so Cavadini replaced her. Tiger is captured by American Indian mice who declare him their god, and Tanya suddenly finds herself pursuing a dance-hall career. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West is a 1991 British-American animated comedy western film produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio and released by Universal Pictures. Directed by Don Bluth. This list may not reflect recent changes . You can't buy your own item. Also, I only listed animated sequels that are completely animated (for the most part) so no The Smurfs 2 or the Chipmunks sequels Add to Favorites Click to zoom acmegiftshop 45 sales 45 sales | 5 out of 5 stars. Cat R. Waul approaches the mice and proposes to build a new saloon together, although intending to trick the mice into doing the bulk of the work and then eat them afterwards. The continuing adventures of the Russian mouse Fievel. Some film journalists and executives attributed this to having to compete with the Disney film. 13 half-hour episodes were produced: season 1 1. [20] In 1989, the date was moved again to Christmas 1992[21] before reverting to Christmas 1991 in May 1990, when the subtitle Fievel Goes West and a follow-up television series was also first announced. It was the second of only two theatrical sequels to a film directed by Don Bluth to not involve Bluth himself, the first being An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, as 13 sequels to The Land Before Time and a single sequel to The Secret of NIMH were direct-to-video releases along with two sequels of An American Tail in 1998–2000, as well as An All Dogs Christmas Carol. Category:Sequels | Don Bluth Wiki | Fandom. Chichester with art by George Wildman.[123]. Universal may have produced two direct-to-video An American Tail sequels and the ongoing Land Before Time franchise, but it was inevitable that the Disney name and its unrivaled library of cartoon titles would make it the dominant DTV player. I looked for it for years in thrift stores and online. However, he nonetheless called it a fun film and praised its animation and voice acting. Upon arrival at Green River, Chula blocks up the water tower, drying up the river. [8], Don Bluth, who had partnered with Steven Spielberg on both the original film and The Land Before Time (1988), was set to direct and have Sullivan Bluth Studios provide the animation;[9] owing to creative differences, however, they parted ways. An American Tail V: The Adventure of the Great Circus is a 2016 American direct-to-video animated film and the fifth film in the An American Tail series. In the aforementioned film, Fievel wears a yellow bandana around his neck and hi… [76] However, the animation wasn't completely devoid of noted perks in reviews. It's dark, tragic and dramatic story without hope. Moviepedia: Your Film Guide. Fievel, Tanya, Yasha, Tony and Bridget find out that Mama and Papa were ''dead'' (not really dead) when they weren't a… This was the same day Walt Disney Pictures' Beauty and the Beast (1991) was distributed, making it the first time in history two animated films were released on one date instead of two separate ones. Created by David Kirschner. "[67], Entertainment Weekly named it one of the best children's films of 1991 alongside Beauty and the Beast and Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991);[77] and The Seattle Times honored it as one of 1991's "Best arguments for sequels" alongside Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, and The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear. "[65] Some reviewers were also uncomforted by the Indian mice tribe as being racially insensitive. [7] As Bluth explained, "the business deal wasn't such that it helped our company. [3] Kirschner started pre-production as Spielberg was setting up filming for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) in Europe. A Dinosaur's Story and Balto. Famous quotes containing the words tail and/or american: “ You always strain tuh be de bell cow, never be de tail uh nothin’. It received mixed critical reviews upon its release, with criticism pointed towards the story and fast pace, although the animation, humor, musical score, and voice acting received praise. Of note is that the film takes place in New York, which either retcons the events in Fievel Goes West (in which the Mousekewitz family leaves New York), or just means that it takes place before said movie. While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country. Most visited articles. [65][68][60][64][69][63] The Chicago Tribune's Clifford Terry applauded the "vivid and rich" animation, particularly the "colorful figures and detailed backgrounds". The Legend of Mouse Hollow 7. "[28] Multiple reviewers condemned Fievel Goes West's lack of a cohesive story[58][59][60][61][62] and extremely fast pace. While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country. See the page on that for more information. Directed by Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells. [103] The release was pulled from the shelves in January 1993. An LCD game based on the film was created by Tiger Electronics in 1991. The Babysitting Blues 8. Fandom Apps Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Number of Discs: 2. Fievel is unsure about taking it, but realizes that his journey is not over. Search. An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island. His attire has only changed during An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. The Gift 5. [119] On online platforms, the film was released to Amazon Prime on November 11, 2013,[120] Netflix on April 1, 2017,[121] and Movies Anywhere on October 12, 2017. It's like a John Ford western with Jewish mice". However, Fievel Goes West fared better when it came to home video sales, quickly reaching the top of the video charts when released on tape in March 1992; at the time, the film held the record for shortest theater-to-home-video transfer and it has since gained a large cult following. [40] It also has the 124th all-time biggest opening weekend for a G-rated film,[41] opening in fourth place with $3,435,625;[42] and has 60th smallest weekend drop for a film in 600-plus theaters thanks to its second week grossing $3,782,080. [4] The screenplay was written by Flint Dille, who was led to the position by writing for Spielberg's Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–92). With James Stewart, John Cleese, Amy Irving, Phillip Glasser. This film was released on July 25, 2000. Two direct-to-video sequels were produced after the series: An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island, released in 1998, and An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster, released in 1999. Tiger is the only character who appears in every on-screen media that is voiced by only one actor. Making Fievel Goes West a dream that Fievel had was a cute way of addressing the last movie, but right away the songs and animation are much lower quality, like with the Land Before Time sequels. Fievel Goes West was followed by a short-lived CBS series named Fievel's American Tails and two direct-to-video sequels and prequels: An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island (1998) and An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999). "[17] The biggest focus was on Cat R. Waul, as the directors focused on making it "feel as if the character is John Cleese rather than a cat with John Cleese's voice. Here's a huge list of animated movie sequels. [63][60] As critics summarized, the film "has constant activity but minimal objectives;"[59] "has little narrative drive or emotional resonance", its climax feeling "perfunctory and tacked on;"[64] and has "so many subplots and digressions" that "they simply failed to develop the central narrative. Don Bluth Wiki. [85] Including it on a list of "19 Classic Movies That Prove 1991 Was Truly The Best Year For Film", Bustle described the film as "a fun, action-adventure comedy that gave Fievel's sister Tanya some much-needed screen time. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) 1 August 2000 4 September 2019. Review/Film; Immigrant Mice Face the Frontier", An American Tail: The Computer Adventures of Fievel and His Friends, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=An_American_Tail:_Fievel_Goes_West&oldid=999757187#Soundtrack, American children's animated adventure films, American children's animated comedy films, American children's animated musical films, Pages using multiple image with manual scaled images, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 January 2021, at 20:26. An Entertainment Weekly review compared the score to the soundtracks of Gunsmoke and Oklahoma! "[87] In her book Steven Spielberg: A Life in Films (Jewish Lives), Molly Haskell wrote that both An American Tail and its sequel Fievel Goes West were oddly more "personal" for Spielberg than Schindler's List (1993), "the film that certified the director's rebirth as a Jew, and his much-vaunted evolution into a newfound 'maturity. Tanya rushes to the mice and, using her singing (and knowing that Cat R. Waul will not allow the trap to be triggered if she is there), alerts them to the trap and warns them to flee. [2] A sequel to An American Tail (1986), the film follows the story of the Mousekewitzes, a family of Jewish-Ukrainian mice who emigrate to the Wild West. "[36], Opening to 1,400 theaters in the United States,[29] Fievel Goes West has, as of November 30, 2019, the 110th widest G-rated release of all time[39] and the 96th widest G-rated film opening in the United States. Ep 3 - An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island Episode | July 29th, 2017 | 1 hr 4 mins american tail, an american tail, animation, fievel, film, franchise, manhattan, movies, sequels, treasure Time for a Threequel. 1999 The American Tail sequel VHS. Category:Disney Sequels Disney the Perils of the Orphan Sisters II: Donald in his flying Machines Dizzy's Candy Quest 2 (2015) 【Tiny Toon Adventures Video Game Remake】 [31][32] In the summer of 1992, Universal Studios Florida opened American Tail: Fievel's Playland, a playground featuring set recreations of An American Tail and Fievel Goes West. The theatrical sequel Fievel Goes West, directed by Phil Nibbelink and Simon Wells and produced by Steven Spielberg and Robert Watts, was released in 1991 and follows the adventures of Fievel and his family as they move from New York to the Wild West. Language; Watch; Edit; Pages in category "Direct-to-video sequel films" The following 200 pages are in this category, out of approximately 371 total. [139][140] In the United States, Ronstadt's version of "Dreams to Dream" reached number 13 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart[141] and number eight on Cashbox's Looking Ahead chart. 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