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. Her role in this film is displeased by fans. Tanya Mousekewitz also sings this song when she gets older, and is shown singing it out a window at the beginning of the film. The celebration is interrupted when a battery of Cossacks ride through the village square in an anti-Jewish arson attack and their cats likewise attack the village mice by throwing molotov cocktails at the Moskowitz home. However, he can't help Fievel search for his family, as they have not yet registered to vote. You can find Tanya Mousekewitz gallery here.  This was during a period when the market for nostalgia was particularly strong among baby boomers, who at this time were seeking products for their young children, and only three years before the beginning of the Disney Renaissance for the studio Bluth once worked for. Tanya's hopes are dashed when Nellie Brie and Reed get together at the end of the movie, and in the final scene where the family is at the beach, she laments that her life has no meaning and is ignored, particularly by Mama. " Critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert gave it "two thumbs down" on a November 22, 1986, episode of their television program At the Movies, calling it "the most downbeat children's movie since Return to Oz", and that it was "way too depressing for young audiences. He escapes with Tony Toponi, a street-smart Italian-American mouse, and they join up with Bridget, an Irish mouse trying to rouse her fellow mice to fight the cats. The film maintains a 71% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 28 reviews and an average rating of 6.37/10. In a 1985 interview, he described his role in the production as "first in the area of story, inventing incidents for the script, and now consists of looking, every three weeks to a month, at the storyboards that Bluth sends me and making my comments." A video game based on this movie was released for PlayStation 2 only in Europe in 2007 by Data Design Interactive. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) John Cleese as Cat R. Waul. A similar playground used to be at Universal Studios Hollywood, alongside a stage show based on the two movies, but were closed down in 1997 and replaced with Coke Soak and T2-3D: Battle Across Time. When adding her sarcastic comments to family arguments, she is told "Tanya, don't help!" During a thunderstorm on their journey, Fievel suddenly finds himself separated from his family and washed overboard. Wylie insists that it is too tough and that Fievel try to get out while he still can. A re-release of the fullscreen DVD version with new cover artwork followed on February 3, 2015. She later watches Fievel sleep beside Yasha (who is quite awake), and Tanya, Mama, Papa, Tony, & Tiger have a group hug. When Tony is attacked by Scuttlebutt, Tanya comes to Tony's aid by punching Scuttlebutt right in the face. However, Fievel floats to New York City in a bottle and, after a pep talk from a French pigeon named Henri, embarks on a quest to find his family. You'll marvel over the quality of Plummer's singing voice and be convulsed by DeLuise's feline antics. She dropped her red babushka for a long ponytail and an orange and brown dress and no undergarments. At the time of its domestic release, it became the highest-grossing animated feature for an initial release and the highest-grossing non-Disney produced animated feature. Between 1998 and 2015 she appeared in this form on the cover of the DVD and Blu-Ray releases of An American Tail despite looking different in the actual film, for unknown reasons. Little ones won't be bored. She has a beautiful singing voice, which didn't "fit in" well with her New York neighbors (as Mama Mousekewitz prepared some of the food they throw as the family dinner). 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'. Bluth felt uncomfortable with the main character's name, thinking "Fievel" was too foreign-sounding, and he felt audiences wouldn't remember it. "Dreams to dream" - Scene from "Fievel goes west" - YouTube Throughout the rest of the film, whenever Tanya begs her father to look for Fievel, it turns out Fievel is nearby but they don't see each other. (The scene in which he presses up against a window to look into a classroom filled with American "school mice" is based on a story Spielberg remembered about his grandfather, who told him that Jews were only able to listen to lessons through open windows while sitting outside in the snow). Tanya gets together with Willie in the Fievel Goes West comic Tanya sings 'Dreams to Dream', not noticing Cat R. Waul Tanya fights Scuttlebutt on Treasure of Manhattan Island Tanya is in love with Clint Mousewood for saving her life. AN AMERICAN TAIL: FIEVEL GOES WEST [1991 / 2017] [Blu-ray] Look Out Partners, There’s a New Mouse in Town! At the beginning of the film it is shown that Tanya wants to be a famous singer, but her talents go unappreciated. 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. Mama Mousekewitz voiced by Erica Yohn and 2 others . $54.95. At one point in the movie, T.R.  On August 11, 1998, both the film and its sequel An American Tail: Fievel Goes West were digitally restored and re-released onto VHS in a 2-pack box set with both videos having clamshell cases. He encounters greedy conman Warren T. Rat, who sells him to a sweatshop. It was mostly this struggle that later compelled Bluth to relocate to Ireland, which he felt offered a more supportive atmosphere. Furious, Warren then sets fire to the pier's entrance in an attempt to burn the mice alive, until Gussie finally orders the mice to release the secret weapon. Although his family also attends, they stand well in the back of the audience and they are unable to recognize Fievel onstage with her. ... Singing, playing, dreaming, helping out.  In his own review for the Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert gave it two stars out of four, giving credit to the animation, calling it "full and detailed, enhanced by computers and an improvement on so much recent animation that cuts corners," but that the story was too "dark and gloomy. The film spawned a franchise that included a sequel, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991); a CBS TV series, Fievel's American Tails (1992); and two additional direct-to-video sequels, An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island (1998) and An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999). They also utilized the process of building models and photographing them, particularly the ship at sea, and the "Giant Mouse of Minsk", a technique also used in many Disney films. She has a beautiful singing voice, which didn't "fit in" well with her New York neighbors (as Mama Mousekewitz prepared some of the food they throw as the family dinner). An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster. Tanya Mousekewitz ... You're up on that stage and he has a front row seat and you're singing your heart out, just for him. Green (Tanya Mousekewitz) was a young actress who had done some previous television series work and several commercials. The final score became one of the film's strongest points. Calling himself \"Philly the Kid\", Fievel Mousekewitz rushes to his aid. Hopelessly surrounded by the Cactus Cat gang, he stood his ground, refusing to back down. Movies. Tanya's personality has become sassy and sarcastic in this movie, and she gets very jealous of her brother getting to go on adventures all the time. Terrible! Cavadini was not the first choice to voice Tanya; she originally only auditioned to sing Dreams to Dream. by others. In the West, Wylie Burp is surrounded by the Cactus Cat Gang, hopelessly outnumbered, but refuses to back down.  It was released in widescreen on Blu-ray for the first time on March 4, 2014, which included a digital HD and UltraViolet copy. Jun 16, 2019 - Tanya Mousekewitz (An American Tail: Fievel Goes West) (c) 1991 David Kirschner, Amblin Entertainment (Steven Spielberg) & Universal Pictures During the fire, Fievel is once again separated from his family and ends up at an orphanage. history.".  Jerry Goldsmith who had worked on The Secret of NIMH with Bluth was initially supposed to work on the score, but had to drop out of the film due to a busy schedule. In 1985 he stated, "at this point, I'm enlightened, but I still can't believe it's so complicated. The song was first published in the form most commonly used today (with water spout, etc.) ; Age-Inappropriate Dress: After her makeover in Fievel Goes West; All Love Is Unrequited: Falls in love with newspaper editor Reed Daley in The Mystery of the Night Monster, only to have him ignore her for the most part and fall in love with reporter Nellie Brie. It tells the story of Fievel Mousekewitz and his family as they emigrate from Shostka to the United States for freedom. AN AMERICAN TAIL: FIEVEL GOES WEST MUSIC TRACK LIST SOMEWHERE OUT THERE [Performed by Cathy Cavadini] WAY OUT WEST [Written by James Horner and Will Jennings] RAWHIDE [Performed by The Blues Brothers] DREAMS TO DREAMS [Performed by Cathy Cavadini] THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND [Performed by Cathy Cavadini] Bridget takes Fievel and Tony to see Honest John, an alcoholic politician who knows the city's voting mice. In An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (pictured), she was much older (trading cards released at the time of the movie claim she is sixteen, although the novelization of the first movie claimed she was eight, a year older than Fievel) and her age range from Fievel was increased. In the comic book adaptation she is given a love interest, Willie, who does not appear in the film and may have been cut. Cat R. Waul is the main antagonist in An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. Because of this, the Moskowitz home, along with that of the Mousekewitzes, is destroyed. It is the 1991 sequel to the 1986 film An American Tail, the second film released in the American Tail series, and the fourth installment in terms of the series' fictional chronology. She forms a sisterly bond with Cholena when she is brought to the surface, helping make a dress for her and showing her around New York. Its success, along with that of fellow Bluth film The Land Before Time and Disney's Who Framed Roger Rabbit (both 1988), and Bluth's departure from their partnership, prompted executive producer Steven Spielberg to establish his own animation studio, Amblimation, in London, England. In The Mystery of the Night Monster she looks taller than in the last movie, and her hair is very short. He instead finds Warren there playing and discovers that he is a diminutive cat in disguise and the leader of the Maulers. , 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. She's embarrassed to have Fievel tag along with her, afraid he'll make her look less professional. the hero, Wylie Burp, squinted across the dusty street. Cavadini was not the first choice to voice Tanya; she originally only auditioned to sing Dreams to Dream. The film gave rise to a number of follow-up media of which Don Bluth had no direct involvement.  The film features the voices of Phillip Glasser, John Finnegan, Amy Green, Nehemiah Persoff, Dom DeLuise, and Christopher Plummer. An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island, An American Tail - burning the homes Part 2, An American Tail - opening credits Part 2, An American Tail - talking about america Part 2, An American Tail: A Musical Adventure with Fievel and Friends, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (Comic Book), An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (Video Game), An American Tail: A Musical Adventure With Fievel and Friends, https://anamericantail.fandom.com/wiki/Tanya_Mousekewitz?oldid=11090, Great Grandpa Mousekewitz (great-grandfather). This version was reprinted along with other Universal films such as its sequel, The Land Before Time, and Balto. It would only work in animation or if I wrote a ballet.  That release marked the first widescreen debut of the first two films on a Region 1 DVD. ", The Sun-Sentinel had other praises: "Laced with action scenes and peppered with amusing dialogue, the film moves along briskly. For the franchise, see, "...there is no way you could put a score like this in any other kind of film. However, a pile of leaking kerosene cans has caused remnants of the fire Warren had started to ignite the entire pier, and the mice are forced to flee when the human FDNY arrives to extinguish it. Suddenly scenes had to be dropped to save time and money and new, shorter scenes had to be created to help pick up the story points lost in the process, sometimes making the story line look jumbled. Cocomelon Roto JJ Doll Bedtime Soft 10" Singing Plush Toy YouTube NEW FAST SHIP. Menu. Tanya has a job as a secretary at the Daily Nibbler in this film, a job Tony helped her get. If it has the highs and lows in the deliverance of lines and it captures the focus of the character, it allows the animators to get a true fix on the action. Persoff, a respected actor in many films, was chosen to play the part of Papa Mousekewitz mostly because he had a similar role as, Yohn (Mama Mousekewitz) has appeared in many features, but her work as a Russian, Finnegan won the role of Warren T. Rat by reciting excerpts of. She is last seen at the celebration ceremony of the new labor union for the cheese factory, and like Fievel, she glances suspiciously at Tony (as he ogles over Cholena) to set him straight. Musick (Tony Toponi) is one of a small number of women in animation chosen to voice a male character. She is continuing to follow her dream of being a singer, and she takes after school singing lessons, as well as putting on a concert orchestrated by Cat R. Waul in The Legend of Mouse Hollow (despite the fact that she found out he tried to eat her family in Fievel Goes West and should know better by now). Dislikes. While it's unknown who the replaced voice actress was, it could possibly have been Tanya's original voice actress Amy Green. They called it "a Jewish parable that doesn't want to declare itself" and felt that it "chickened out on its ethnic heritage". In this film Tanya is again younger, which is either due to the retcon of Fievel Goes West, or because takes place before said film. AN AMERICAN TAIL: FIEVEL GOES WEST MUSIC TRACK LIST SOMEWHERE OUT THERE [Performed by Cathy Cavadini] WAY OUT WEST [Written by James Horner and Will Jennings] RAWHIDE [Performed by The Blues Brothers] DREAMS TO DREAMS [Performed by Cathy Cavadini] THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND [Performed by Cathy Cavadini] It would later be outgrossed by Bluth's next film, 1988's The Land Before Time, which marginally outperformed Oliver & Company. Bluth preferred to storyboard an entire picture, but it soon proved to be an enormous task. She's last seen riding on Henri's back with Fievel at the end of the film as they check out the newly built Statue of Liberty. No one knows what to do about it, until Fievel whispers a plan to Gussie. Chula is chasing Fieval and singing a taunting, sadistic version of the "Itsy Bitsy Spider" song. In An American Tail, she wears a red babushka (headscarf), a blue blouse with a navy jumper dress and frilly white pantalettes. 2019 Expanded edition track list Menu. Papa and Tanya overhear Bridget and Tony calling out to Fievel, but Papa is sure that there may be another "Fievel" somewhere, until Mama finds his hat. Cathianne Blore as Bridget, an attractive, elegant Irish-born mouse and Tony's significant other. This name is never mentioned again in the sequels, however. They could videotape an action, then print out small black and white thermal images from the tape for reference for both human and animal characters, a shorthand method similar to the rotoscoping technique (called in fact xerography) used since the earliest days of animation, in which sequences are shot in live action and traced onto animation cels. An official soundtrack containing 14 tracks from the film was first released on November 21, 1986, by MCA Records, and was made available on audio cassette, vinyl record, and CD. 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".  It was also nominated for "Best Fantasy Film" and "Best Music" during the 14th Saturn Awards, losing to The Boy Who Could Fly and Little Shop of Horrors, respectively. Bluth later commented that "Steven has not dominated the creative growth of Tail at all. From filmmaker Steven Spielberg, ‘AN AMERICAN TAIL: FIEVEL GOES WEST’ is a delightful full-length animated feature that continues the adventures of the brave young mouse who captured audiences hearts everywhere. His eyes may tear up once in a while and his lower lip quiver, but mostly he's ready to face the situation. Thinking that he has died, they proceed to the city as planned, though they become devastated at his loss. At the beginning of the film Tanya gets a babushka for Hannukah while Fievel gets his hat.  All four American Tail films were re-released on a combination pack DVD released on June 13, 2017. He whips out his pistols and starts shooting at the cats, quickly disarming them and causing them to flee. Wylie Burp: It's too tough, kid. Original songs – including Never Say Never, Somewhere Out There and We're a Duo – are also entertaining. 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