Powers/Skills [44] The Mousekewitz family would also be parodied, somewhat, as a family of Italian-American fleas in a few episodes of Tiny Toon Adventures, also produced by Steven Spielberg. ", Will Ryan (Digit), Neil Ross (Honest John), Cathianne Blore (Bridget), and Hal Smith (Moe) are all voice actors well known in the animation industry.[7]. Fievel Mousekewitz | Fievel Mousekewitz is the main protagonist of the An American Tail films. Tony Toponi | Unlike the former Bluth studios, the new Sullivan Bluth studios were non-union, and when many workers attempted to withdraw from the union, it sparked a battle between Bluth and the union that continued through most of production. [7], Bluth described the process of voice casting as "sometimes you can select a 'name' voice [i.e., a well-known actor] because it fits the essence of the character so well. But this incident is likely what led to her becoming an activist against the unfair mistreatment mice suffered from at the hands of the cats of New York. Also, the songwriters had written the score much later than originally desired. Justin | As the release deadline approached, pressure grew among the crew and numerous problems arose, ranging from slower-than-expected cel painting in Ireland to low footage output by some animators. In The Treasure Of Manhattan Island, Fievel befriends a group of Native American mice aids them against the cruel antics of a gang of rich cheese factory owners, who are also making Fievel's father's life miserable along with many of their workers in their pursuit of money and power. DeLuise (Tiger) had worked previously with Bluth in, Henri was originally to be voiced by comedian, Kahn was chosen to play the part of Gussie Mausheimer with the hopes that she would use a voice similar to the one she used as a character in, "There Are No Cats In America" (3:00) – sung by Papa Mousekewitz, and an Italian and Irish mouse, and the Chorus, "Never Say Never" (2:25) – sung by Fievel, Henri, and the chorus of female pigeons, "Somewhere Out There" (2:40) – sung by Fievel and Tanya (Betsy Cathcart), "A Duo" (2:38) – sung by Fievel and Tiger, There Are No Cats In America – Papa Mousekewitz, and an Italian and Irish mouse, and the Chorus (3:03), Never Say Never – Fievel, Henri, and the chorus of female pigeons (2:28), Somewhere Out There- sung by Fievel and Tanya (Betsy Cathcart)(2:46), This page was last edited on 22 December 2020, at 17:41. Alias Tony, assumed to be a few years older, only appears as a background character in An American Tail: Fievel Goes West as a cameo. There is also a musical reference to the 1947 song Galway Bay popularized by Bing Crosby. Steven would get very excited by what he saw, and we'd edit the boards right there...adding more drawings, or trimming some back." However, Oliver & Company did beat out The Land Before Time at the domestic box office by $5,000,000. In March 2000, it was announced that he would also become the official children's spokesman for UNICEF, with the organization's director of communications Craig Kornblau remarking that "Fievel Mousekewitz is a popular endearing character for children everywhere," and "His immigration experiences reflect the adventures and triumphs of all cultures and their children. Full Name Anne Marie | The production buckled under the excessive oversight, and Bluth felt that he was losing freedom of control over the production process. Bridget takes Fievel and Tony to see Honest John, an alcoholic politician who knows the city's voting mice. Littlefoot | Bluth had agreed to accept $6.5 million to get it produced (which later grew to $9 million), at a time when Disney was spending around $12 million per film. Tony: Fievel! This story is a twist on what happened afterwards from "An American Tail: Fieval Goes West". He is the middle child of Mama and Papa Mousekewitz, younger brother of Tanya and older brother to Yasha. The journey ends with Henri taking everyone to see his newly completed project—the Statue of Liberty, which appears to smile and wink at Fievel and Tanya, and the Mouskewitzes' new life in the United States begins. [38] It had the same changes as the DVD, although part of the film's end credits music score was 9% sped-up this time (due to time constrictions). DVD. In the Television series Fievel's American Tails, Fievel goes on many adventures with Tiger and always having to thwart Cat R. Waul's evil plans along with Chula. Tracks in bold are previously unreleased. This version was reprinted along with other Universal films such as its sequel, The Land Before Time,[36] and Balto. It received mixed reviews and was a box office hit, making it the highest-grossing non-Disney animated film at the time. Fievel: I have to find my family. Adventurer Stanley | It can be assumed that she and Tony have started a family by then, and moved to Green River. However, he only appears in this movie through brief background cameos. After he completed Aliens, James Horner composed the score for the film, which was recorded in England and performed by The London Symphony Orchestra and the Choir of King's College. [24] Conversely, Rita Kempley of The Washington Post called it "a bright-eyed tale of Jewish triumphs that will find a place in many young hearts", adding that "it reiterates the happiness of homogeneity, prepares the pups for both brotherhood and the free enterprise system. Go to sleep. In 1985 he stated, "at this point, I'm enlightened, but I still can't believe it's so complicated. [30] It also received a Golden Globe nomination for "Best Original Song from a Motion Picture", and an Academy Award nomination for "Best Original Song", losing both to "Take My Breath Away" from Top Gun.[31][32]. All the mice aboard are ecstatic at the prospect of going to America as there are "no cats" there. This proved successful, and at release many critics praised the "old fashioned style" of the film's look and feel. Called "Somewhere Out There", it was composed by Horner and Barry Mann with lyrics by Cynthia Weil, won a Grammy Award, and became one of the most popular songs from an animated feature since the 1950s.[7]. Annabelle | Other times, you need to seek an obscure voice, close your eyes, and just listen to it. Sophie Mousekewitz (aunt)Papa Mousekewitz (father)Mama Mousekewitz (mother)Tanya Mousekewitz (older sister)Yasha Mousekewitz (younger sister) 'Fievel' is the American spelling of his name, the traditional Hebrew spelling would be 'Feivel'. Rocko | Pee Wee: [offscreen] Pipe down. Chanticleer | The four nodded as Wylie slammed his fist on the plank and sent them flying into the air. "[26], The film won "Best Animated Motion Picture" at the 9th Youth in Film Awards, with actors Phillip Glasser and Amy Green also receiving an award for "Best Animation Voice Over Group" for their roles as Fievel and Tanya. Tony: [chuckles] You and me both. In it, Fievelis separated from his family as the train approaches the American Old West; the film ch… "[19] Both reviewers also criticized how it gave little mention that the main characters were Jewish, or that the attack on their home at the beginning was an antisemitic one. 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