Directed by Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells. There is also a Fievel-themed playground at Universal Studios Florida, featuring a large water slide and many oversized objects such as books, glasses, cowboy boots, and more. A veteran of World War II, Persoff served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1946 before being discharged as a Technician 5th Grade. 539 Pages. Fievel later served as the mascot for Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio, appearing in its production logo. Produced By Impel (1991) Mint Condition. It has a rich, deep style. An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island is the third installation in the American Tail series, after both An American Tail and An American Tail: Fievel Goes West and before An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster. Little Mouse on the Prairie 4. "[59] The Radio Times enjoyed the animation the least, "the animation could easily have been done in the 1940s, such is its flat traditionalism. 1999 The American Tail sequel VHS. That's What Friends Are For 13. See the page on that for more information. The ending of this film shows Fievel falling asleep which may mark that there wouldn’t be another American Tail film. "[10] With no Bluth in sight for the sequel, Spielberg instead relied on ex-Disney animator Phil Nibbelink and ex-Richard Williams storyboard artist Simon Wells, the great-grandson of science-fiction author H. G. Wells, to direct the project. [68] Some critics called the songs weaker and not as memorable as those of the first film,[69][59][63][65][62][56] although the Blues Brothers' version of the song "Rawhide" was spotlighted by some writers[65][68][56] and "The Girl You Left Behind" by a People magazine review. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West is a 1991 British-American animated comedy western film produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio and released by Universal Pictures. [76] However, the animation wasn't completely devoid of noted perks in reviews. Fievel Goes West was the first production for the short-lived Amblimation, a studio Spielberg set up to keep the animators of Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) working. Upon arrival at Green River, Chula blocks up the water tower, drying up the river. [111] In the United Kingdom, it first appeared on December 6, 2006 on DVD as part of a Slim 2 box set that featured the first two American Tail films. [122], Between January to February 1992, Marvel Comics ran a three-issue series based on Fievel Goes West, written by D.G. Tiger chases the train, trying to catch up with his friends, but is thrown off course by a pack of angry dogs. [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". It is also the third of the three “sequels” of the series. ‘AN AMERICAN TAIL: FIEVEL GOES WEST’ continues the saga of the Mousekewitzes, a plucky family of immigrant mice who, in the animated 1986 hit "An American Tail," made their way from Czarist Russia to America, naively believing they would find the streets paved with cheese. [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). 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. A Dinosaur's Story and Balto. I looked for it for years in thrift stores and online. [104] Fievel Goes West garnered its first American television airing on April 13, 1997 via a Disney Channel "Tune In to Kids and Family Week" promotion of another TV debut, Pocahontas (1995). An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) 1 August 2000 4 September 2019. [63][60] As critics summarized, the film "has constant activity but minimal objectives;"[59] "has little narrative drive or emotional resonance", its climax feeling "perfunctory and tacked on;"[64] and has "so many subplots and digressions" that "they simply failed to develop the central narrative. His attire has only changed during An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. When Chula threatens to kill Miss Kitty in an attempt to force Fievel to back down, however, an incensed Tiger rescues her and uses Chula's web as a lasso with him trapped on it to hurtle Cat R. Waul and his men out of town by having them piled on part of the trap, which the heroes use as a catapult. He has told friends that [Fievel Goes West] will eclipse all his previous massive successes. 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. Tanya's original voice actor, Amy Green, was replaced by Cathy Cavadini, and new characters were voiced by John Cleese, Amy Irving, Jon Lovitz, and James Stewart in his final film role. 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