History WesternAnimation / AnAmericanTail

20th Jan '16 4:41:48 AM hullflyer
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* ChekhovsGun: Early in the film, when the Mousekwitzs first arrive at Ellis Island believing Fievel drowned at sea and is gone for,good, Tanya's name is changed to "Tilly". At first it seems the only apparent reason for this was to educate kids about how immigration worked at the time. But later, when she heads Tony and Bridget calling "Philly!", this is how she realizes they're calling for Fievel.
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* ChekhovsGun: Early in the film, when the Mousekwitzs first arrive at Ellis Island believing Fievel drowned at sea and is gone for,good, Tanya's name is changed to "Tilly". At first it seems the only apparent reason for this was to educate kids about how immigration worked at the time. But later, when she heads hears Tony and Bridget calling "Philly!", this is how she realizes they're calling for Fievel.
19th Jan '16 11:21:51 PM dvorak
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* UsefulNotes/ManifestDestiny: Major theme in ''Fievel Goes West''.

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* UsefulNotes/ManifestDestiny: Major theme NightmareFace: Tiger's version of the "Lazy Eye" in ''Fievel Goes West''.''goes west'' has him with eyes alternately popping and going back in, his tongue flailing, and him gibbering like a maniac.
8th Jan '16 9:16:41 AM TheUnsquished
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* BlessedAreTheCheesemakers: This is MouseWorld after all.
8th Jan '16 3:12:21 AM smalltime
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* LiteralMetaphor: Part of Waul's scheme is to "build a better mousetrap".
31st Dec '15 10:07:13 AM mr.whim
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Crosswicking Sapient Eat Sapient
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* SapientEatSapient: Nearly every animal is shown to be wholly sapient, but that doesn't stop the food chain. Nearly every plot point is based in someone trying not to get eaten by someone else.
26th Dec '15 4:27:24 PM nombretomado
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* AmericanDream

* AmericanDream: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed at length]] in ''The Treasure Of Manhattan Island'' though it is arguably a major theme in all of the movies...except maybe [[BizarroEpisode the fourth one.]]
20th Dec '15 6:50:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* FatalFireworks: At the end when the mice drive off the cats, the Giant Mouse of Minsk they build includes batteries of fireworks rockets that they fire at the fleeing cats to give them just that much more motivation to leave.
5th Dec '15 3:10:16 PM YasminPerry
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* {{Expy}}: Fievel heavily resembles Sniffles from Creator/ChuckJones' early ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts.
28th Nov '15 4:47:42 PM nombretomado
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Such is the plot of the most popular animated film of the 1980s that doesn't involve a [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid singing crab]]. It was a [[SleeperHit surprise hit]] at the box office in 1986, and it became the highest grossing animated film of all time, much to Disney's sheer horror. It would keep this title until the debut of the ''next'' Creator/DonBluth film, ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime''. The popularity of both these films continued in Bluth's efforts in [[TheSecretOfNIMH his previous film]] to reinvigorate classical animation into the public consciousness at a time when the industry was in a slump, convincing Disney to step up its game in face of the competition, making this film one of the biggest contributions to TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.
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Such is the plot of the most popular animated film of the 1980s that doesn't involve a [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid singing crab]]. It was a [[SleeperHit surprise hit]] at the box office in 1986, and it became the highest grossing animated film of all time, much to Disney's sheer horror. It would keep this title until the debut of the ''next'' Creator/DonBluth film, ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime''. The popularity of both these films continued in Bluth's efforts in [[TheSecretOfNIMH [[WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH his previous film]] to reinvigorate classical animation into the public consciousness at a time when the industry was in a slump, convincing Disney to step up its game in face of the competition, making this film one of the biggest contributions to TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation.
4th Sep '15 3:04:49 PM Buzzinator
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* ArtShift: Inverted somewhat, as the artists at Universal went ''back'' to Don Bluth's character designs in the third movie, but with a few differences, as the designs look like something in the veins of''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. The fourth movie mostly kept the same designs, but with less shading and more fluidity from the characters. If you prefer the animation of Creator/DonBluth or Creator/{{Amblimation}} though, you may not like it much. They're still both miles ahead of the animation in ''Fievel's American Tails'' (handled by Creator/WangFilmProductions and Creator/BardelEntertainment), luckily.
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* ArtShift: Inverted somewhat, as the artists at Universal went ''back'' to Don Bluth's character designs in the third movie, but with a few differences, as the designs look like something in the veins of''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''.of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. The fourth movie mostly kept the same designs, but with less shading and more fluidity from the characters. If you prefer the animation of Creator/DonBluth or Creator/{{Amblimation}} though, you may not like it much. They're still both miles ahead of the animation in ''Fievel's American Tails'' (handled by Creator/WangFilmProductions and Creator/BardelEntertainment), luckily.
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