Fievel's American Tails is an American/Canadian animated television series, produced by Amblimation, Nelvana, and Universal Cartoon Studios.It aired on CBS for one season in 1992, and continued Fievel's adventures from the film An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. Pooh's Adventures of An American Tail: Fievel Goes West is a BowerMovies1989-produced sequel to Daniel Esposito's film Pooh's Adventures of An American Tail.It premiered on YouTube in February 2009 right after that movie, but it is now deleted due to copyright claims from NBC/Universal. [12] Spielberg met Stewart at a party asking him to voice Wylie Burp, and all of Stewart's lines were recorded in ten days; his last involvement in a Western was in The Shootist (1976).[13]. [79], In the late 2010s, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West was recognized on publication lists of best Netflix-available westerns,[80] ranking in the top ten of lists by Paste[81] and The Daily Dot. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West - Yarn is the best way to find video clips by quote. [7] As Bluth explained, "the business deal wasn't such that it helped our company. However, Fievel makes his cooking difficult. [65][68], (*a close parody of Aaron Copland's "Hoe-Down" theme, adapting the film's leitmotifs), This article is about the film. Mail Order Mayhem 11. [106] On the issue of October 3, 1998, the set debuted at number 19 on Billboard's Top Kid Video chart. [131][132], The soundtrack was composed by James Horner and includes "Dreams to Dream", which was nominated for a Golden Globe award[136] and a contender by the Academy Award voters for a Best Original Song nomination,[137] although didn't receive one. Find the exact moment in a TV show, movie, or music video you want to share. 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. [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). [107], An American Tail: Fievel Goes West was released on Video CD in Hong Kong on July 20, 2001,[108] on DVD in the United States on September 25, 2003,[109] Spain on September 29, 2005,[110] and Denmark on November 15, 2011. He simply serves the role as the generic unintelligent henchman found in most Saturday morning cartoons. [47] As of December 1, 2019, it is the 141st highest domestic-grossing G-rated film of all time[48] and 123rd worldwide. T.R. [6] Spielberg instructed his animators to take on a "live-action" method to animating the film. [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. According to Nibbelink, "Much of the improvisation and gags in the film comes from the tape, about 50 percent. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) Plot Synopsis. Easily move forward or backward to get to the perfect spot. [25] Along with competing with an unusual number of family films with middling budgets such as The Addams Family, Curly Sue , My Girl, and Spielberg's Hook;[26][27][28] both Beauty and the Beast and Fievel Goes West were promoted with, as of the films' release date, the most expensive set of film tie-ins ever. : MOUSE HOUSE II : There Was This Fairy Tale, a Movie Studio and a Little Guy Named Oscar", "Widest Releases by MPAA Rating by MPAA Rating", "Top Opening Weekends by MPAA Rating by MPAA Rating", "Weekend Box Office (November 22–24, 1991)", "Smallest Second Weekend Drops by Release Scale", "Largest Post-Thanksgiving Weekend Drops", "The Continued Calamity of Animated Westerns", "Addamses Startle at the Box Office, Too", "Retailers Nervous Over Porn Victims' Bill", "MOVIE REVIEW: 'Fievel Goes West' at Top Speed", "Cheesy Plot Undermines Tale of Meandering Mouse", "Spielberg Rolls Out Small Guns in 'Fievel, "Review/Film; Immigrant Mice Face the Frontier", "Of Mice and Men: Spielberg, Fievel Tell Another Fine Tale", "Picks and Pans Review: An American Tale: Fievel Goes West", "An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)", "The best Western movies and shows on Netflix", "50 Movies You Definitely Watched in the '90s and Forgot About", "19 Classic Movies That Prove 1991 Was Truly The Best Year For Film", "THE B-LIST: Talking mice, prophets, thieves — and as un-Disney as you can get", "Molly Haskell Follows Spielberg from Boyhood to Responsibility", "The Short but Animated Legacy of Amblimation – Does Their Work Hold Up? Maybe we put too much faith in a sequel Fievel's American Tails when our audience had grown out of [An American Tail] six years later. [115] Fievel Goes West was issued to Blu-ray on April 4, 2017 in the United States,[116] July 4 in Canada,[117] and September 25 in the United Kingdom. Yelling "Mouse overboard", he grabs Fievel and sends him flying off of the train. [3] Kirschner started pre-production as Spielberg was setting up filming for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) in Europe. A sequel to An American Tail (1986), the film follows the story of the Mousekewitzes, a family of Jewish-Ukrainian mice who … T.R. Fievel, the lovely, lovable little cartoon hero of the hit films An American Tail ® and An American Tail: Fievel Goes West ® rides again in these rip-snortin' animated adventures! The first sequel to Don Bluth’s beloved-if-somewhat-disturbing An American Tail is an underrated gem of a story that follows Russian immigrant mouse Fievel Mouskewitz and his family as they immigrate to the wild West to make a better life than the one they have in New York City. [142] It also reached 69 on RPM's Canadian singles chart[143] and 18 on the magazine's Adult Contemporary chart. Stupid mice! 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. A Dinosaur's Story and Balto. For adventurous tyke Fievel, this means heading to the American West and enforcing the law with his hero, rough, tough and gruff lawdog Wylie Burp, voiced by a veryfragile-sounding James Stewart. Chula is the secondary antagonist in An American Tail: Fievel Goes West and the recurring antagonist in Fievel's American Tails. This is best illustrated in the episode "That's What Friends Are For", when Chula becomes lonely while Waul is away, he actually attempts to befriend Tiger and Fievel, completely contradicting his characterization in the film. When Chula asks what a subversive is, Cat R. Waul says "Someone who doesn't have very long to live." The Babysitting Blues 8. 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. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West is an animated film produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio and Universal Animation Studios, and released by Universal Pictures. Fievel escapes when his sister's singing breaks the bottle he is trapped in. [7] Nibbelink and Wells had both previously worked with Spielberg as supervising animators on Who Framed Roger Rabbit. A computer game based on the film was created in 1993. Some film journalists and executives attributed this to having to compete with the Disney film. [134], On July 19, 1991, the Los Angeles Daily News announced Anita Baker would sing "Dreams to Dream",[138] but this did not happen. Spider-Man The Deluxe Collectors Pack 4-Disc DVD & CD Soundtrack. Spielberg is entertaining animators in a whirlwind round of cocktail parties and offering huge fees for signing up with him. [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". Mama Mousekewitz voiced by Erica Yohn and 2 others . 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. [61] Empire also named Waul "one of the least dastardly animated villains ever, even with the slithering vocal talents of John Cleese. It is the sequel to An American Tail, and the last installment in the series to be released theatrically, also the fourth installment in terms of the series' fictional chronology. Meanwhile, Fievel is wandering aimlessly through the desert, as is Tiger, who has found his way out west as well, and they pass each other. He attributed this to Spielberg's busy schedule, meaning he didn't have enough time to focus on animation.[55]. "[6] Nancy Beiman originally worked as a regular animator on Fievel Goes West, but became a supervisor on the project six months after she entered Amblimation. T.R. "[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. [103] The release was pulled from the shelves in January 1993. [7] In December 1988, Universal announced that they would release an animated film every eighteen months and begin production on An American Tail II in early 1989. Tiger is captured by mouse Indians and hailed as a god. "[62] While Terry found most of the characters unmemorable,[63] he and other reviewers praised the presence of Wylie Burp. A Mouse Known as Zorrowitz 10. There's lot's of old women who'd want to marry me! However, they each figure that the other is a mirage and continue on their separate ways. [112] Similar two-film DVD collections were released in Spain on June 22, 2009[113] and the United States on August 22, 2010. Fievel accidentally reveals himself and, after Cat R. Waul abandons him to find the source of the singing he heard, Chula captures Fievel in a glass bottle and goes to cook Fievel alive. While the animation medium was transitioning to computers in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Spielberg wanted almost all of the animation of Fievel Goes West to be hand-drawn, describing animation as "an arts-and-crafts business". Chula, landing him in the middle of the desert. T.R. As the cats complain of how Chula cheated, Cat R. Waul begins to explain his plan and the fact that they will get rid of the mice when the cats' empire at Green River is complete and when they have a better mousetrap so that they might dine on mouseburgers which Chula and the other cats shout with glee. [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. December 31, 2020 at 11:49 am #34076 Reply. [63] Solomon highlighted its "tricky point-of-view shots, such as inside a rolling tumbleweed", and the changes to most of the character designs;[60] while Brenna Kield of the Sun-Sentinel highlighted the realism in the scenery and character movements. An LCD game based on the film was created by Tiger Electronics in 1991. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West holds a 54% critical percentage on Rotten Tomatoes based on 13 reviews. Chula to give him "The Flying Ahhh!" [35] Another official of the company explained that he had little faith in the project, describing it as "charmless" and its animation "pedestrian". Fievel Goes West was the first production for the short-lived Amblimation, a studio Spielberg set up to keep the animators of Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) working. The cats fly into the air and land into a mailbag, which a passing train picks up and leaves. It is the only such playground at any of NBC Universal's theme parks. [101][102] On April 10, 1992, the U.S. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West - Yarn is the best way to find video clips by quote. [66][63][61][58] While most reviews applauded the voice cast,[62][58][70][68][65][76][56] a Hartford Courant review was more divided towards it, appreciating Irving and Stewart's performances but finding DeLuise and his character irritating and Cleese "wasted" on the film. [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). He soon captures Fievel and after thinking about it lets Fievel go. However, Ronstadt then asked for her vocals to be on the track, and the executives thought Dion did not have enough star power. 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. Amblin Entertainment previously competed with Disney twice: in 1986 when the first American Tail competed with a reissue of Lady and the Tramp (1955), and One Hundred and One Dalmatians in 1988 when it released The Land Before Time (1988) around the same time as Oliver & Company (1988). [50], According to The Washington Post, Fievel Goes West tied with For the Boys (1991) for "the dubious if unofficial distinction of the fastest failure of a big-budget holiday movie. He later stumbles into the saloon where he overhears the cats' plan yet again before he is discovered once more by Cat R. Waul. Directed by Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells. Author. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. ... Fievel heads back to warn his family, but a spider who works for the cats ends up knocking him off the train, and the Mousekowitz family arrives in Green River, saddened that their son may be lost for good this time. Chula chases after his captive, following him upstairs into the human portion of the saloon and after getting covered in beer corners Fievel behind a bottle of perfume. "[11] Cleese was paid his lowest fee in ten years for the role, however, which made him very unwilling to publicize his involvement with Fievel Goes West. Watch An American Tail Fievel Goes West [1991] Online Full. Bluth's departure from the project resulted in the animation of Fievel Goes West lacking the Disney-isms of the first film's animation for a faster pace and more elements of Warner Bros. cartoons, which the animators previously succeeded in using for Who Framed Roger Rabbit. 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