[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. [7] Nibbelink and Wells had both previously worked with Spielberg as supervising animators on Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Meanwhile, Fievel, Cat R. Waul and the central story languish. Meanwhile, Fievel is chased by Chula and briefly taken prisoner, but flees. [43] However, it also holds the record of the 119th post-thanksgiving weekend drops. His family is devastated once again over his loss and arrive in Green River, Utah with heavy hearts. Fievel is unsure about taking it, but realizes that his journey is not over. [6] As Spielberg explained, "The characters are affected more by their surroundings -- by the lighting and the sunsets. The debut of Fievel. Tiger is reluctant at first, but relents at the suggestion that a new persona might win back Miss Kitty. Showing all 3 items Jump to: Summaries (2) Synopsis (1) Summaries. 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. 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. She has red curls in a ponytail with a small white flower on top. The Pitch; All Aboard! There are many scenes and shots with Fievel or Tiger that are animated masterfully: especially the opening scenes with Fievel and his family escaping the cats, or Tiger trying to escape the dogs while running to the train station. A cel of the bug-eating creature. Tiger, Wylie and Fievel intervene and battle the cats, during which Miss Kitty and Tanya discover the trap. Scenes: Opening/Deadeye; Suppertime; Hyena Attack! 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). Meanwhile, Fievel is wandering aimlessly through the desert, as is Tiger, who has found his way out west as well, and they pass each other. Fievel finds Wylie away from the party who hands him his sheriff badge. "[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. [37] Tom Pollock, a Universal chairman, also had faith Fievel Goes West would perform well. This is "Fievel Goes West Part 9" by Claire Eales on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. "[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". 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". [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". He later stumbles into the saloon where he overhears the cats' plan yet again before he is discovered once more by Cat R. Waul. These movies aren't mutually exclusive. Stupid mice! [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). (1955) as well as the works of Aaron Copland. Only three were made, but the remnants helped form Dreamworks. 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. [47] As of December 1, 2019, it is the 141st highest domestic-grossing G-rated film of all time[48] and 123rd worldwide. Maybe we put too much faith in a sequel Fievel's American Tails when our audience had grown out of [An American Tail] six years later. "[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. Fievel later served as the mascot for Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio, appearing in its production logo. Bluth's departure from the project resulted in the animation of Fievel Goes West lacking the Disney-isms of the first film's animation for a faster pace and more elements of Warner Bros. cartoons, which the animators previously succeeded in using for Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Of course Amblination was made from the remnants of Bluth leaving Spielberg, which would mean the original is almost as responsible for Dreamworks as the sequel. [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. [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. Fievel about to be hit by a tidal wave. "[65] Some reviewers were also uncomforted by the Indian mice tribe as being racially insensitive. Way Out West Music by James Horner Lyrics by Will Jennings. [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. "[10], With Cleese as the first choice for Cat R. Waul,[6] he was approached in 1989 by one of the film's producers at what Cleese vaguely called "the Italian Oscars". 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. I always thought that Fievel Goes West was, in chronological order, the successor to Treasure of Manhattan Island. "[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. [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. [122], Between January to February 1992, Marvel Comics ran a three-issue series based on Fievel Goes West, written by D.G. Final shot of 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. However, Fievel Goes West fared better when it came to home video sales, quickly reaching the top of the video charts when released on tape in March 1992; at the time, the film held the record for shortest theater-to-home-video transfer and it has since gained a large cult following. 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. Somewhere Out There Music by James Horner and Barry Mann Lyrics by Cynthia Weil Performed by Cathy Cavadini. Full-length cartoons need the subplots to hold children's attention. [114] On June 13, 2017, it was part of a DVD collection that included all four movies in the franchise. Fievel bids the old world goodbye. 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. 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. : A Dinosaur Story (1993) resulted from the poor quality of their stories, "and animation is a story-driven art form". "[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. He and Fievel even have a sort rematch in one panel around the showdown in comic's take of the film's climactic showdown. [7] At the time, Amblimation was also developing We're Back! According to Nichols, three million copies were rumored to be circulated, although MCA/Universal was willing to reveal the real number. Opening scene. There's a big market out there. [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. [63] Solomon highlighted its "tricky point-of-view shots, such as inside a rolling tumbleweed", and the changes to most of the character designs;[60] while Brenna Kield of the Sun-Sentinel highlighted the realism in the scenery and character movements. The cats fly into the air and land into a mailbag, which a passing train picks up and leaves. [103] The release was pulled from the shelves in January 1993. [68] Roger Hurlburt called its animation "bright and sassy, "colorful backdrops" and "eye-filling uses of exciting angles". [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. For the 1994 video game, see, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (video game), An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island, An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster, John F. 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