An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
6.2/ 10 (10247 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Amblimation [us]
Amblin Entertainment [us]
Universal Pictures [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 21 November 1991
(USA) - 22 November 1991
(Finland) - 6 December 1991
(Sweden) - 6 December 1991
(France) - 11 December 1991

Running Time

Look out pardners, there's a new mouse in town!

1890s, 19th-century, american-tail, animal-name-in-title, anthropomorphic-animal, anthropomorphic-mouse, anthropomorphism, cartoon-cat, cartoon-dog, cartoon-mouse, cat-versus-mouse, character-name-in-title, colon-in-title, cowboy, disarming-someone, dual-wield, fantasy-sequence, gun-battle, gun-shot-out-of-hand, gunfight, mild-violence, monument-valley, mouse, old-west, opening-action-scene,

Technical Support
MET:2055 m - (Sweden)
OFM:35 mm
PFM:35 mm
RAT:1.66 : 1 - (negative ratio)
RAT:1.85 : 1 - (intended ratio)

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Full Cast

  1. Angel, Jack (I) as (voice) [Additional Voices] <10>
  2. Bara, Fausto as (voice) [Additional Voices] <12>
  3. Clarke, Philip L. as (voice) (as Philip Clarke) [Additional Voices] <16>
  4. Cleese, John as (voice) [Cat R. Waul] <8>
  5. DeLuise, Dom as (voice) [Tiger] <6>
  6. Glasser, Phillip as (voice) [Fievel] <1>
  7. Lovitz, Jon as (voice) [Chula] <9>
  8. Mailer, Lev as (voice) [Additional Voices] <24>
  9. Moss, Larry (III) as (voice) [Additional Voices] <13>
  10. Pegram, Nigel as (voice) [Additional Voices] <15>
  11. Persoff, Nehemiah as (voice) [Papa] <5>
  12. Pinney, Patrick as (voice) [Additional Voices] <17>
  13. Steffan, Lawrence as (voice) [Additional Voices] <21>
  14. Stewart, James (I) as (voice) [Wylie] <2>
  15. Tate, David (I) as (voice) [Additional Voices] <23>
  16. Watts, Robert (II) as (voice) [Additional Voices] <25>
  17. Bonta, Vanna as (voice) [Additional Voices] <14>
  18. Cavadini, Cathy as (voice) [Tanya] <4>
  19. Darling, Jennifer as (voice) [Additional Voices] <18>
  20. Holliday, Annie as (voice) [Additional Voices] <20>
  21. Irving, Amy as (voice) [Miss Kitty] <7>
  22. Lynn, Sherry (I) as (voice) [Additional Voices] <22>
  23. McGowan, Mickie as (voice) (as Mickie Mc Gowan) [Additional Voices] <11>
  24. Raggio, Lisa as (voice) [Additional Voices] <19>
  25. Yohn, Erica as (voice) [Mama] <3>


  1. Adventure
  2. Animation
  3. Comedy
  4. Family
  5. Musical
  6. Western

Full Plot

Some time after the Mousekewitz's have settled in America, they find that they are still having problems with the threat of cats. That makes them eager to try another home out in the west, where they are promised that mice and cats live in peace. Unfortunately, the one making this claim is an oily con artist named Cat R. Waul who is intent on his own sinister plan. Unaware of this, the Mousekewitz's begin their journey west, while their true cat friend, Tiger, follows intent on following his girlfriend gone in the same direction. Kenneth Chisholm Plot not found

Total Business

CP: Copyright © 1991 Universal City Studios, Inc. and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. [on Screen] GR: USD 22,166,041 (USA)

Movie Certificate

G (Australia)
U (UK)
M/6 (Portugal)
6 (Netherlands)
6 (Germany)
S (Finland)
L (Iceland)
T (Spain)
7 (Sweden)
G (USA)(No. 31404)

Music Composers

  1. Horner, James


CIC Video [fi] - (1992) (Finland) (VHS)
CIC VĂ­deo [br] - (199?) (Brazil) (VHS)
CIC-Taft Home Video [au] - (199?) (Australia) (VHS)
MCA Home Video [us] - (1991) (USA) (video)
MCA/Universal Home Video [us] - (1998) (USA) (video)
National Broadcasting Company (NBC) [us] - (1995) (USA) (TV) (network premiere)
United International Pictures (UIP) [fi] - (1991) (Finland) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [fr] - (1991) (France) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [gb] - (1992) (Spain) (theatrical)
Universal Home Video [br] - (2005) (Brazil) (DVD)
Universal Pictures Benelux [nl] - (????) (Netherlands) (DVD) (VHS)
Universal Pictures Finland Oy [fi] - (200?) (Finland) (DVD)
Universal Pictures [us] - (1991) (USA) (theatrical)
Universal Studios Home Video [us] - (2001) (USA) (video)
Yleisradio (YLE) [fi] - (1995) (Finland) (TV)

Film Editors

  1. Fletcher, Nick (I) (lead editor)


  1. Adams, Ray (III) (laboratory contact)
  2. Alexander, Colin J. (production coordinator)
  3. Atkinson, Lisa (I) (production consultant: China) (uncredited)
  4. Austin, Steve (XIV) (runner)
  5. Berger, Hattie (receptionist)
  6. Carroll, Angie (assistant to director)
  7. Cole, Tara (II) (production assistant)
  8. Davies, Allen (production accountant) (as Allan Davies)
  9. Duignan, Jackie (production secretary)
  10. Elvin, Martin (production assistant)
  11. Hancox, Stacey (II) (shipping clerk)
  12. Hopper, Jill (I) (production assistant)
  13. Hutton, Colin (runner)
  14. Jamal, Malek (tea lady)
  15. Mackintosh, Sylvia (assistant production accountant)
  16. Mallory, Kate (personnel coordinator)
  17. Maloney, Tara (purchasing assistant)
  18. Margerrison, Barbara (assistant: Robert Watts)
  19. McDonald, Jason (I) (runner) (uncredited)
  20. Musselbrook, Lisa-Jane (personnel assistant)
  21. Newmyer, Deborah Jelin (production executive) (as Deborah Newmyer)
  22. Radford, Bonne (controller: Amblin) (as Bonnie Radford)
  23. Sharpe, Jon (technical supervisor: Premiere)
  24. Swift, Mark (I) (production assistant)
  25. White, Shaun (III) (runner)


Tanya Mousekewitz: Look Mama, a singer... and an actor. Mama Mousekewitz: Tanya, stop that! You shouldn't stare at people less fortunate than yourself. Miss Kitty: You put a mouse on that stage and your saloon's gonna be as empty as Death Valley on a cold day in June when the snow don't fall. Cat R. Waul: What? Fievel: Give them the lazy eye. Tanya Mousekewitz: [admiring her new dress and makeup] I look like a real lady. Miss Kitty: Remember, the real lady is what's underneath the mask. Tanya Mousekewitz: Poppa, they're throwing vegetables at me AGAIN. Papa Mousekiwitz: Keep singing and they might throw some fruit for dessert. Tiger: [lost in desert] I'm lost and all alone, in a million acre catbox. Tiger: Can't we get an espresso and talk this over, please? Fievel: Have no fear. Filly the Kid is here. Tanya Mousekewitz: Someday, I'll be a big star. People will come from miles around... Fievel: Yeah. To eat. Tiger: It's funny how your appetite perks up when you find out you're gonna eat dinner, instead of BE dinner. Wylie Burp: Just remember, Fievel - one man's sunset is another man's dawn. I don't know what's out there beyond those hills. But if you ride yonder... head up, eyes steady, heart open... I think one day you'll find that you're the hero you've been looking for. Wylie Burp: One man's sunset is another man's dawn. Wylie Burp: Maybe a real hero is the last one to hear about it. Cat: I saw you cheating. You played your last hand, Chula. T.R. Chula: I don't think so. I have seven more, dog chow! T.R. Chula: [singing] The itsy bitsy spider caught a mouse in its web, the itsy bitsy spider bit off the mouse's head. Wylie Burp: Let this sleepin' dog lie, son. Dog-gone it, I'm dog tired. I'm tired of leading the dog's life and fightin' likes cats and dogs against cats and dogs, a young pup's doggin' my trail tryin' to become top dog. I'm going to the dogs in a dog eat dog world, son. I... I'm so far over the hill... I'm on the bottom of the other side. [after Tiger falls off a cliff] Tiger: [as though nothing happened] I hurt myself. Cat R. Waul: I have mentioned that I dislike being referred to as Pussy Poos. Miss Kitty: Yeah? Well maybe I'm not so happy about being dumped in nature's ashtray 500 miles from a pastrami sandwich, either! Pussy Poos! Wylie Burp: [to Tiger on top of a cliff] Suck in you're paunch, boy. Tiger: [sucks in his paunch, causing his upper body to look like a balloon] Wylie Burp: Good. Now saunter on out there one leg in front of the other. Slow and easy. Tiger: [makes farting noises as he walks along the cliff, but falls off the side and flys around like a deflated balloon] Tiger: [sitting on the ground] I hoit myself. [Fievel is running along the bottom of the train; T. R. Chula sneaks up from below] T.R. Chula: Mouse overboard! Fievel: Where? T.R. Chula: I just love the "flying aah!" [grabs Fievel by the leg and throws him overboard] Fievel: Aah! Tanya Mousekewitz: [singing to the tune of The Star Spangled Banner] Oh, say, can you see? You're on a mousetrap, so... Cat R. Waul: [panicky] No, no, no, stop! You'll crush the diva! Tanya Mousekewitz: ...FLEE! Tiger: I will be tough. I will be brave. I will... [Sees Chula, the tarantula] Ahhh! It's a spi... a spee... a spid-d-d-d... an arachnid! Fievel: I see you're missing an eye, pilgrim. [Pulls hat over one eye] Now that makes it a fair fight. That's right, I'm talkin' to you, furhead! Cat R. Waul: What do we have here? It appears to be a young pioneer. [Fievel and Tiger are both lost in the desert; they see each other in the distance] Fievel: Tiger! Tiger: Fievel! I've been searching all over for you! Fievel: Tiger! Is that you? Tiger: Fievel! Fievel: Nope. Bet it's another mirage. Tiger: Oh, Fievel, I just can't tell you how much I wish... you weren't... a mirage. [They pass each other] Fievel: Hi, mirage of Tiger. Tiger: Hi, mirage of Fievel. Wylie Burp: Cat R. Waul, we've come to close you down! Cat R. Waul: Okay, chaps, it appears it has become necessary to put these dogs through obedience school. Kill! Cat R. Waul: Which would you rather have, the crouton or the entire caesar salad? Of course we're going to eat the mice, but only after we have exploited their labors. See, we are nice to the mice because it is intelligent to be so. If we act sweetly, they will come in droves. If we hiss, they will run and we will have to chase after them, an unnecessary expenditure of calories. Wylie Burp: [to Fievel] It's too tough, kid. Get out while you still can. Tiger: Okay. Toodle-oo! Tiger: I think a little endive went down the wrong tube. Tiger: [to the Mousican chief] How!... do you do? Fievel: Oh, Tiger, I almost forgot. How do I get to Green River? Tiger: Just grab a passing sagecoach. [a tumbleweed stops next to them, Fievel gets on it] Fievel: Thanks. See you later. [the tumbleweed tumbles away with Fievel] Tiger: Sagecoach, get it? Sage. Ha ha ha! Aw, never mind. Tiger: Dogs. I hate those guys. Fievel: Are we out west yet? Mama Mousekewitz: West Jersey, maybe. Papa Mousekiwitz: What's the matter, Fievel my son? You should be happy we are going out west. Fievel: I never got a chance to say goodbye to Tiger. Will I ever see him again? Papa Mousekiwitz: Who am I to know? Tiger was a wonderful cat, but he was still a cat. Someday, you will understand. Fievel: When, Papa? When will I understand? Papa Mousekiwitz: Fievel, if growing up were so easy, would it take so long? Tiger: [Passes by a buffalo skeleton] Don't they ever dust this place? A guy can make a fortune out here selling... [the skeleton rises up and tries to attack Tiger; Tiger turns around and the skeleton goes back to where it was]... vacuum cleaners. [the skeleton rises up again, then back when Tiger turns; this happens repeatedly until the skeleton breaks into a tap-dance routine and collapses] Dancing buffalo bones. Nah! [the skeleton suddenly jumps over Tiger, trapping him; Indian mice, which had been moving the skeleton in the first place, surround him] Cat R. Waul: Right, I want the subversive who attempted to assassinate me found. T.R. Chula: I just love finding subversives! Hey, boss, what's a subversive? Cat R. Waul: Someone who doesn't have very long to live. Tiger: [lands on a stagecoach] Mom always wanted me to be on the stage. Tiger: [escapes a dog by catching a train] I made it! What a stupid dog! Nah nah-nah nah-nah nah! Your mother was never housebroken! Ha ha! Toodle-oo! [He enters the caboose, only to come face to face with another dog] Tiger: He-he... Hi. Ahhhhhh! Tiger: This is the worst moment of my life. I wouldn't wish this on a dog. Maybe a dog. Papa Mousekiwitz: I thought things would be better in America. In Russia, my violins were famous. At least we never went hungry. Fievel: Maybe Tanya shouldn't sing again. Tanya Mousekewitz: Very funny. Papa Mousekiwitz: They call America the land of oppurtunity. Oppurtunity for what? For children to play in the filthy streets? To never see the sun shine? Fievel's birthday is coming! And we don't even have enough money for presents. Fievel: Oh, Papa, I don't care. Tanya Mousekewitz: I could always sing in front of the gift shop, and maybe they'll throw presents. Papa Mousekiwitz: How sweetly blessed I am to have such fine children! Maybe things will get better! Cat R. Waul: Let the saliva flow! Cat R. Waul: [after pulling to activate a trap door on stage which an opera singing mouse falls into] Terrible! Terrible! Absolutely, positively apalling. I must have a voice to match the occulence of this sal... [Fievel, scrambles up behind Cat R. Waul, picks up a fork and stabs him in the butt] Cat R. Waul: OON! [Jumps out of his clothes through the ceiling to an upper level saloon where a lady grabs him] Lady at Saloon: Oh, pussy, pussy, pussy, pussy! Pussy pussy! Oh, pussy! [Wriggles out, falls down the hole back into his clothes on the stage] Cat R. Waul: Humans! Yeeuk. So shiny and pleh! [to Chula] Right. I want the subversive who tried to asassinate me found. T.R. Chula: I just love findin' subversives. Boss, what's a subversive? Cat R. Waul: Someone who doesn't have very long to live. [Fievel, with his shirt caught on the needle of a record player, tries to run and plays some music, which Cat R. Waul notices] Cat R. Waul: Ah. If it isn't my diminuitive friend from the train. Fievel: Cat R. Waul! I heard what you said about the Mouseburgers, and I'm gonna tell everyone. I'm gonna get Wily Burp. Cause he's the law. Cat R. Waul: The Wily Burp? [the saloon erupts in laughter] That quaint historical figure? [Cat R. Waul picks him up on a fork] Cat R. Waul: Simply put, Mouseling. I am the law here. And you are a mere hors d'oeuvre. Miss Kitty: You're with your fella at the El Purroco club. You're up on that stage and he has a front row seat and you're singing your heart out, just for him. [sighs] There are things there I miss so much... I've forgotten why I left... Cat R. Waul: Jolly, jolly good. Now for my part.

Other Titles

  1. An American Tail II (1991) (ENG)
    (International: English title) (informal title)

  2. Feivel, der Mauswanderer im wilden Westen (1992) (ENG)

  3. Fievel conquista il West (1991) (ENG)


- 'James Stewart (I)' (qv)'s final acting role in a feature film.

- The song "Dreams to Dream" is based on a theme used in _An American Tail (1986)_ (qv). It is heard during Bridget's speech in the market, as well as at the end of the Orphan Alley sequence, as the camera pulls back on the orphaned mice sleeping in the rain.

- When Fievel is riding on the tumbleweed, the "Theme from Rawhide" is being played in the background. It is the version sung by 'John Belushi' (qv) and 'Dan Aykroyd' (qv) from _The Blues Brothers (1980)_ (qv) which features a cameo appearance by 'Steven Spielberg' (qv) in it.

- 'Steven Spielberg' (qv) personally came to 'James Stewart (I)' (qv)'s sound booth to direct him. He is uncredited as a voice-over director, though.

- "Dreams To Dream" was originally recorded by 'CĂ©line Dion' (qv), but the producers favored 'Linda Ronstadt' (qv), who sang the theme song, "Somewhere Out There", in _An American Tail (1986)_ (qv).

- In _An American Tail (1986)_ (qv), Papa Mousekewiz is a tailor, according to the sign over the front door of his house as seen during "Somewhere Out There". In this movie, however, he is a violin maker.

- Several of the storefronts