Variety - 11/19/1986
"...Don Bluth is clearly devoted to maintaining classical standards of animation....His characters are expressive, the backgrounds are vividly colorful and often strikingly imagined and executed..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/22/1986
"...The screen overflows with movement, color, sparkles, shadows, reflections and atmospheric effects..."
In Don Bluth's animated fable AN AMERICAN TAIL, when a mouse family leaves Russia and emigrates to America, they believe the New World is a land without cats. The film, a heartfelt homage to the countless real stories of immigrants who came to the United States at the turn of the 20th century, follows the humorous and dramatic adventures of Fievel (Phillip Glasser), the family's innocent son who ends up arriving alone in New York only to have to stay clear of the cats he thought he'd never see again. AN AMERICAN TAIL is a beautifully rendered film, complete with catchy songs and cute characters, that is appropriate for the whole family.
From director Don Bluth and creator David Kirschner, this critically acclaimed full-length animated triumph chronicles the wide-eyed adventures of a courageous little mouse named Fievel. Journeying by ship from Russia to turn-of-the-century America, Fievel is lost at sea during a ferocious storm. Washing ashore in New York Harbor, Fievel braves the perils and wonders of a strange new world in a thrilling quest to find his family.
Featuring the voices of Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn and Christopher Plummer, it's a rousing, heartwarming animated adventure for the entire family!
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