"[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. His family is devastated once again over his loss and arrive in Green River, Utah with heavy hearts. Hopelessly, surrounded by the Cactus Cat gang, he stood his ground, refusing to back down. "[71] Unlike other critics, Cortney Thekan appreciated the huge amount of subplots: "I mean, we all know the attention span of a 4-year-old. Meanwhile, Tiger's girlfriend, Miss Kitty, leaves him to find a new life out west, remarking that perhaps she is looking for "a cat that's more like a dog". 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. Fievel about to be hit by a tidal wave. A cel of the bug-eating creature. [49] By contrast, the original film made $47.4 million in the U.S. in 1986, a record at the time for a non-Disney animated one, and a further $36 million overseas, for a total of $84 million. In the West, Wylie Burp is surrounded by the Cactus Cat Gang, hopelessly outnumbered, but refuses to back down. 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). With a little encouragement from Miss Kitty, she pulls off a performance for the cats. [106] On the issue of October 3, 1998, the set debuted at number 19 on Billboard's Top Kid Video chart. And there’s also the sequence with Tiger training with Wylie Burp to become a dog; which as far as I can tell, was consistently well animated all the way through. Fievel later served as the mascot for Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio, appearing in its production logo. [19], Fievel Goes West was initially planned for a fall 1990 release, but it was delayed to a late 1991 date. [70], Time Out London published an ecstatic review of Fievel Goes West: "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. Way Out West Music by James Horner Lyrics by Will Jennings. A Dinosaur's Story and Balto. The roles of One Eye is the same, the only exception is that the Cactus Cat Gang at the start of the movie are the more focused on in the story. The Pitch; All Aboard! Full-length cartoons need the subplots to hold children's attention. [51][52][28][53] However, it wasn't competing with the Disney production in Canada, and it failed there too according to a Universal executive, who also blamed Spielberg's lack of involvement in the marketing due to being too busy on Hook. Solomon criticized the little amount of "nuances of thought and emotion" in the characters;[60] The New York Times summarized the movie's take on the West as "surprisingly dull;"[64] Kield felt that some scenes, especially those that take place in the West, could've been a bit lighter;[68] and The Austin Chronicle opined that "the foregrounds are expressive but the backgrounds are bland and uninspired. Numerous subplots send the characters off in unlikely directions while the main plot thread is left undeveloped. 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. 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He whips out his pistols and starts shooting at the cats, quickly disarming them and causing them to flee. [142] It also reached 69 on RPM's Canadian singles chart[143] and 18 on the magazine's Adult Contemporary chart. 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. Soundtrack Credits . "[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. It's shade of blue varies in the sequels. "[28] Multiple reviewers condemned Fievel Goes West's lack of a cohesive story[58][59][60][61][62] and extremely fast pace. Waul is a businesscat, above such primitive and gruesome methods of collecting his food as chasing the mice down and eating them; 'an unnecessary expenditure of calories'. Final shot of the film. [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. [126][127][128][129] A Game Boy Advance video game based on the film called An American Tail: Fievel's Gold Rush was released by Conspiracy Entertainment in January 2002[130] to mixed reviews. [38] Disney chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg stated in regards to the competition, "We've competed with Amblin before and learned that there's enough room for both. According to Nibbelink, "Much of the improvisation and gags in the film comes from the tape, about 50 percent. [75], Most critics found the animation high-quality in general. Tiger; T.R. Somewhere Out There Music by James Horner and Barry Mann Lyrics by Cynthia Weil Performed by Cathy Cavadini. It is technically a Russian Kasket cap, worn by many Russian Jews in the 1800's, similar in style to the Greek Fisherman's cap and the Dutchboy cap. [43] However, it also holds the record of the 119th post-thanksgiving weekend drops. Stupid mice! However, he nonetheless called it a fun film and praised its animation and voice acting. Shortly after, the mouse community falls under another attack by the cats—-this time led by an aristocratic cat named Cat R. Waul—-forcing the mice, including Fievel's family, to flee into the sewers. [112] Similar two-film DVD collections were released in Spain on June 22, 2009[113] and the United States on August 22, 2010. [16] Spielberg and Disney's Dick Cook suggested both films would be hits, although Spielberg predicted Beauty and the Beast to make more profits due to having more of an adult appeal than Fievel Goes West. [76] However, the animation wasn't completely devoid of noted perks in reviews. It's stylized without being arty. [103] The release was pulled from the shelves in January 1993. [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. [7] Nibbelink and Wells had both previously worked with Spielberg as supervising animators on Who Framed Roger Rabbit. I always thought that Fievel Goes West was, in chronological order, the successor to Treasure of Manhattan Island. Sort By: Showing all 69 plot keywords. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West holds a 54% critical percentage on Rotten Tomatoes based on 13 reviews. [114] On June 13, 2017, it was part of a DVD collection that included all four movies in the franchise. An American Tail - opening credits; An American Tail - opening credits Part 2; An American Tail - talking about america; An American Tail - talking about america Part 2; Characters. Premiering at the Kennedy Center on November 17, 1991, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West began its American theatrical run on November 22. [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. [6] As Spielberg explained, "The characters are affected more by their surroundings -- by the lighting and the sunsets. [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. In it, Fievel is separated from his family as the train approaches the American Old West; the film chronicles him and Sheriff Wylie Burp teaching Tiger how to act like a dog. Original Add a photo to this gallery STEVEN SPIELBERG Presents The Voice Talents of: JOHN CLEESE, DOM DELUISE, PHILLIP GLASSER, AMY IRVING, JON LOVITZ, CATHY CAVADINI, NEHEMIAH PERSOFF, ERICA YOHN and JAMES STEWART as Wylie Burp Music Composed by: JAMES HORNER Orginal Songs by: JAMES HORNER, WILL JENNINGS "DREAMS TO DREAMS" … [18] She enjoying working on Kitty for Irving's Mae West-esque delivery and the "scatterbrained dialogue" giving her "a lot of freedom in [the character's] choreography". Henri dresses up Fievel. '"[88], In a 2017 /Film feature about Amblimation, Dalin Rowell highlighted the "cinematic" scale of its animation and opined that it "should be remembered for its creativity and willingness to be a bit more bold and daring than its predecessor. There is also a Fievel-themed playground at Universal Studios Florida, featuring a large water slide and many oversized objects such as books, glasses, cowboy boots, and more. "[72] The Washington Post praised it for being "quick, vivid and a real hoot to viewers of any age", but also noted its wonky setup: "the family is tricked into a cross-country quest by a fast-talking fake mouse [...] Not only are the marionette's strings fully visible during Cat R. Waul's spiel, but the cat can be seen through a sewer grate. FIEVEL GOES WEST Clip - Dog Chase (1991) Don BluthSUBSCRIBE for more ANIMATED videos here: https://goo.gl/mKaNUqSome time after the Mousekewitz's have settled in America, they find that they are still having problems with the threat of cats. Although Linda Ronstadt originally sang the song, she rejected allowing her voice on it after recording finished; Celine Dion was replaced, and she recorded her vocals while working on her second English-language album. "[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. [7] Fievel Goes West was its first production, and over 250 crew members from 15 different nations[6] worked on the project starting May 1989. While walking out of town, Fievel stops to talk with an elderly bloodhound sleeping outside the jail, discovering that he is actually Wylie Burp. Fievel's hat is blue and oversized, with large yellow buttons on either side and a black bill. Upon arrival at Green River, Chula blocks up the water tower, drying up the river. "[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. Some film journalists and executives attributed this to having to compete with the Disney film. [67] However, one reviewer appreciated the bits of "sophisticated humor" and Holocaust undertones in the script,[63] and another highlighted its gag, such as the scene of Tiger being taken captive by the Indian mice. [28][99] Nichols and Tower Video's John Thrasher predicted it would do well in sales due to a lack of competition. Don Moore with backgrounds from the film. [124] In 2020, NBCUniversal regained rights to the series and is set to stream on Peacock,[125] over two decades after being abandoned since the release of the DTV films in the late 1990s. Chichester with art by George Wildman.[123]. This strategy was also used for We're Back! 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. [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. [98], An American Tail: Fievel Goes West received its first VHS and cassette release on March 19, 1992. Notable adult attendees includes Chuck Robb, Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, Al Gore, Marvin Bush, Margaret Bush, Fred Grandy, Elliot Richardson, and Robert Haft. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) Soundtracks. Wylie insists that it is too tough and that Fievel try to get out while he still can. Recent Changes; Random page; Community; Videos; Images; Discuss. Tiger, Wylie and Fievel intervene and battle the cats, during which Miss Kitty and Tanya discover the trap. An LCD game based on the film was created by Tiger Electronics in 1991. Chula, landing him in the middle of the desert. Picking up some years after the events of the first film, the Mousekewitz family are disillusioned with living in New York, with the final straw being a … [61] Empire also named Waul "one of the least dastardly animated villains ever, even with the slithering vocal talents of John Cleese. On An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, she wears a dark blue dress and has a dark blue flower on top of her head. "[62] While Terry found most of the characters unmemorable,[63] he and other reviewers praised the presence of Wylie Burp. [14] As Fievel Goes West was a parody of Western films, the animators heavily studied the works of John Ford and Sergio Leone. [105] On August 11, 1998, as part of Universal Family Features's highly-family-demanded $15-million campaign to relaunch the American Tail franchise after a six-year moratorium; digitally-restored versions of An American Tail and Fievel Goes West were released on VHS on a 2-tape release. [47] As of December 1, 2019, it is the 141st highest domestic-grossing G-rated film of all time[48] and 123rd worldwide. Complete with legendary James Stewart voicing broken-down lawdog Wylie Burp, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West is an amiable sequel to the 1986 animated … [144], The film also features an arrangement of "Rawhide" in its score. Tiger is captured by American Indian mice who declare him their god, and Tanya suddenly finds herself pursuing a dance-hall career. However, many English-speaking writers have come to adopt the spelling Fievel (with reversed i and first e) especially for this character; it was this spelling that was used on the film's poster, in promotional materials and tie-in merchandise, and in the title of the sequel An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. sequel. Fievel Goes West was promoted with a wide array of tie-ins and started in the top ten at the box office. : A Dinosaur Story (1993) resulted from the poor quality of their stories, "and animation is a story-driven art form". [66][60] Empire opined that, despite its enjoyable comedic relief characters and "fantastic chase scenes", Fievel Goes West suffered from being "fairly predictable". [3] Kirschner started pre-production as Spielberg was setting up filming for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) in Europe. Tiger is captured by mouse Indians and hailed as a god. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West is the first sequel to An American Tail. [5], Spielberg produced the live-action animated film Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), which was the top grossing motion picture of 1988. Dennis Hunt suggested "the complex story line and the scary villains didn't quite click with the kiddies",[54] and Bernard Weinraub wrote that "even children were not especially interested in an old-fashioned animated movie". FIEVEL GOES WEST Clip - Dog Chase (1991) Don Bluth - YouTube [16] Each and every week, the animators drew 5 to 10 minutes worth of storyboards, which were then shipped to Amblin Entertainment's main headquarters in Universal City, California, where they were approved by Spielberg and his creative team. "Way Out West" A Shocking Discovery; A Better World; Mirages ; Dinner; Weasel God "Rawhide" Tall Tales "Dreams to Dream" A Stagecoach "The Girl You Left Behind" Baloo; Like a Bear; High Noon; Heroes; End Credits; Movie Used: An American Tail 2: Fievel Goes West (1991) Clips from Movies/TV Shows used: … It was released through Universal on November 22, 1991. [101][102] On April 10, 1992, the U.S. [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. [6], The voices were recorded over a 10-day period at Interlock Studios (now Larson Studios) at Crossroads of the World in Los Angeles in 1989, ten takes for each actor at varying speeds and phrasing. He later stumbles into the saloon where he overhears the cats' plan yet again before he is discovered once more by Cat R. Waul. Fievel : And then, the hero Wylie Burp, squinted across the dusty street. Warren T. Rat. scene. The film performed modestly at the box office, grossing $22 million domestically. It has a rich, deep style. These movies aren't mutually exclusive. They go back to Green River to fight the cats, who attempt to kill the mice at sunset during the opening of Cat R. Waul's saloon using a concealed giant mouse trap. [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. [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). After being discovered, he is thrown from the train by Cat R. Waul's hench-spider, T.R. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (also known as An American Tail II: Fievel Goes West or An American Tail II) is a 1991 British-American animated comedy Western film directed by Phil Nibbelink and Simon Wells with producer Steven Spielberg for his Amblimation animation studio and released by Universal Pictures. [4] The screenplay was written by Flint Dille, who was led to the position by writing for Spielberg's Tiny Toon Adventures (1990–92). [118] Unlike the previous home media releases, the film has a sequence edited, like the infamous hidden penis doodle that was briefly seen during Tanya's version of "Dreams to Dream" was removed, thanks to the controversy. [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. 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. [68] Roger Hurlburt called its animation "bright and sassy, "colorful backdrops" and "eye-filling uses of exciting angles". "[59] The Radio Times enjoyed the animation the least, "the animation could easily have been done in the 1940s, such is its flat traditionalism. According to Nichols, three million copies were rumored to be circulated, although MCA/Universal was willing to reveal the real number. 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. [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. "[89] A 2016 review from Greg Jameson of Entertainment Focus opined it "has less universal appeal than the original, because the themes aren't as rooted in human experience so it packs less of an emotional punch." In the Marvel Comics adaptation of the "An American Tail: Fievel Goes West". An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) Plot. Tanya becomes a famous singer and the water tower flows with 9,000 gallons of water again, making Green River bloom with thousands of flowers. Enamored by his new personality, Miss Kitty and Tiger are reunited. He and Fievel even have a sort rematch in one panel around the showdown in comic's take of the film's climactic showdown. [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. James Horner returned as a composer and wrote the film's song "Dreams to Dream", which garnered a Golden Globe nomination. [11] According to Cavadini, there was another woman initially planned to voice Tanya but left the project, so Cavadini replaced her. However, Ronstadt then asked for her vocals to be on the track, and the executives thought Dion did not have enough star power. [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. 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. Review/Film; Immigrant Mice Face the Frontier", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=An_American_Tail:_Fievel_Goes_West&oldid=999393910, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 9 January 2021, at 23:23. [35] Steven Hulett of the union Motion Picture Screen Cartoonists opined that the low performances of both Fievel Goes West and We're Back! "[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. Tiger. A sequel to Steven Spielberg's An American Tail (1986) under the working title An American Tail II was put into pre-production by David Kirschner in April 1988 after he finished producing Child's Play (1988); when announcing the project that same month, he summarized that Fievel will "fight the cat-tle barons. Fievel bids the old world goodbye. "[65] Some reviewers were also uncomforted by the Indian mice tribe as being racially insensitive. He attributed this to Spielberg's busy schedule, meaning he didn't have enough time to focus on animation.[55]. "Dreams to Dream" stands out as an Award-Bait Song easily on par with "Somewhere Out There", if not superior. "[74] Roger Ebert gave it two-and-a-half stars out of four and wrote, "There is nothing really the matter with An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, except that it is not inspired with an extra spark of imagination in addition to its competent entertainment qualities". Only three were made, but the remnants helped form Dreamworks. [35] Another official of the company explained that he had little faith in the project, describing it as "charmless" and its animation "pedestrian". [29], 40 brands licensed with Universal to promote the film,[30] including the non-profit Reading Is Fundamental, which used the character of Fievel as a mascot for Reading Buddies kits; and Pizza Hut, which used characters from the film on designs their Pizza Packs and soft-drink cups, a decision influenced by their previous tie-in success with the Disney summer film The Rocketeer (1991). Fievel spends his days thinking about the Wild West dog-sheriff Wylie Burp, while his older sister, Tanya, dreams of becoming a singer. He also wanted the animation to have a "live-action" feel. "[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. [18] While not assigned to supervise Miss Kitty's animation, she asked for the position and got it. [23] It made its worldwide premiere at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as their big children's theatre recital performance, on November 17, 1991, where 275 inner-city kids that were guests of Fannie Mae's company attended the event; the children also made their own American Tail storybook and posed with a costume version of Fievel for pictures. Chula ; Warren T. Rat; Mouse of Minsk; Protagonists; Mott Street Maulers; Tony Toponi; Community. The success of one doesn't depend on the failure of the other. [90], The Jimmy Stewart Museum, a museum dedicated to Stewart, has presented Fievel Goes West four times: on September 6, 2015,[91] January 9, 2016,[92] March 11, 2017,[93] and July 8, 2017. Duchess Productions' movie-spoof of 1979 Don Bluth film, "Banjo the Woodpile Cat". "[6] Production manager Cynthia Woodbyrne explained that "he wanted us to keep the camera moving all the time", a technique imposed in cuts such as the film's sewer ride sequence and a 360-degree pan shot of the film's desert vista. [95], Comedy television series such as 30 Rock,[96] Brooklyn Nine-Nine,[97] and Rick and Morty have referenced Fievel Goes West. [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. —Preceding unsigned comment added by StarLegacy (talk • contribs) 14:44, 27 July 2010 (UTC) When I first saw the third movie I was under the impression that the second movie was Fievel's dream. [51] The video for Fievel Goes West topped the video charts the week it was issued,[100] and even when it was dethroned by a reissue of One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), it remained at the number-two spot of the Top Kid Video chart for several weeks. He has told friends that [Fievel Goes West] will eclipse all his previous massive successes. [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. [82] It was also number 24 on GameSpot's "25 Best '90s Movies On Netflix",[83] appeared on Wonderwall's list of best animated sequels,[84] and landed on a Cosmopolitan list of "50 Movies You Definitely Watched in the '90s and Forgot About". A Dinosaur's Story (1993), Balto (1995), and a screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats which never saw completion. Cat R. Waul is the main antagonist in An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. There's a big market out there. Calling himself \"Philly the Kid\", Fievel Mousekewitz rushes to his aid. [28] Upon its 1992 VHS release, Fievel Goest West held the record for shortest theater-to-home-video transfer, previously held in a tie by Batman (1989) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). 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