History WesternAnimation / AnAmericanTail

29th Apr '18 7:48:21 PM Surenity
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Almost as well known is the LighterAndSofter ContestedSequel, ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailFievelGoesWest Fievel Goes West]]'', in which the Mousekewitz family, [[RealityEnsues still dirt poor and at the mercy of ever-more-sophisticated cats]], flee New York for the Wild West (made without Bluth's involvement, but with Spielberg still on board), but largely forgotten is the [[ShortRunners short-lived]] TV series in the same setting, and two additional [[DirectToVideo DTV]] sequels (''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailTheTreasureOfManhattanIsland The Treasure of Manhattan Island]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailTheMysteryOfTheNightMonster Mystery of the Night Monster]]'') that played fast and loose with the established continuity, and had no involvement from the original creators. Have we mentioned that Creator/DonBluth films tend to suffer from [[{{Sequelitis}} this sort of thing?]] [[note]][[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Let's just be glad the number of movies made never reached double digits]][[/note]].

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Almost as well known is the LighterAndSofter ContestedSequel, ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailFievelGoesWest Fievel Goes West]]'', in which the Mousekewitz family, [[RealityEnsues still dirt poor and at the mercy of ever-more-sophisticated cats]], flee New York for the Wild West (made without Bluth's involvement, but with Spielberg still on board), but largely forgotten is the [[ShortRunners short-lived]] TV series in the same setting, setting (''WesternAnimation/FievelsAmericanTails''), and two additional [[DirectToVideo DTV]] sequels (''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailTheTreasureOfManhattanIsland The Treasure of Manhattan Island]]'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailTheMysteryOfTheNightMonster Mystery of the Night Monster]]'') that played fast and loose with the established continuity, and had no involvement from the original creators. Have we mentioned that Creator/DonBluth films tend to suffer from [[{{Sequelitis}} this sort of thing?]] [[note]][[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Let's just be glad the number of movies made never reached double digits]][[/note]].
29th Apr '18 7:47:27 PM Surenity
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[[folder: Fievel's American Tails]]
* AesopAmnesia: Everyone from ''Fievel's American Tails'' has this condition, because it hardly even acts like ''Fievel Goes West'' happened.
* AscendedExtra: A few of the extras from ''Fievel Goes West'' went on to become recurring characters in ''Fievel's American Tails''.
* BabysittingEpisode: "Babysitting Blues" from ''Fievel's American Tails''.
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: ''Fievel's American Tails'' devotes an episode to this trope.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Wylie Burp gets this for ''Fievel's American Tails''.
* EvilLaugh: Cat R. Waul does these in ''Fievel's American Tails''. Part of his DiminishingVillainThreat.
* FantasticRacism: Played with in ''Fievel's American Tails'', where Cat R. Waul seems to adopt this attitude towards mice in general, frequently referring to them as "furballs", like a slur.
* {{Flanderization}}: Just everyone in ''Fievel's American Tails''. Fievel becomes so obsessed with cowboys that it's all he ever talks about, Tiger just becomes [[TooDumbToLive completely stupid]], Waul loses almost all his FauxAffablyEvil characteristics and becomes a ButtMonkey, Tanya is DemotedToExtra in most episodes and the {{A|nAesop}}esops everyone learned at the end of ''Fievel Goes West'' are all completely forgotten... about the only character who actually sees some CharacterDevelopment is Yasha, ironically, due to her being SuddenlyVoiced.
* HiccupHijinks: The ''Fievel's American Tails'' episode "A Case Of the Hiccups".
* LimitedAnimation: ''Fievel's American Tails'', which is animated even worse than the later direct-to-video sequels.
* LongLostUncleAesop: Fievel's Aunt Sophie from Russia in one episode of ''Fievel's American Tails''.
* MaintainTheLie: The ''Fievel's American Tails'' episode "Law and Disorder" involves Fievel helping Tiger do this after he lied to Miss Kitty about becoming the Marshall of Green River while she was away on tour. She catches on, of course.
* PutOnABus:
** Cat R. Waul is defeated by being put on a train, much like how Warren was shipped off to Hong Kong. Almost all the villains in the ''An American Tail'' series are always defeated non-lethally. The exception being the spy and the corrupt police chief in the third movie, who are implied to have drowned.
** Miss Kitty is put on a bus for much of ''Fievel's American Tails'', which perhaps aided Tiger's {{Flanderization}} into a dopey bum who has nothing better to do but play with Fievel.
* RecycledTheSeries: ''Fievel's American Tails''.
* TooSmartForStrangers: The ''Fievel's American Tails'' episode "A Case of the Hiccups" utterly averts this trope. When a strange [[SnakeOilSalesman doctor named Travis T. Hippocrates]] comes to town offering free candy, Fievel's mother ''allows'' Fievel to become the doctor's assistant, and pass out free candy to everyone in town which gives mice hiccups so he can sell them a placebo "cure". After Fievel figures out what the candy is doing he tries to back out of his "partnership", but the doctor kidnaps Fievel and traps him in a jar. FridgeHorror ensues if you consider how the real life, non G-Rated-version of this scenario would likely play out.
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29th Apr '18 7:18:17 PM Surenity
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Almost as well known is the LighterAndSofter ContestedSequel, ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailFievelGoesWest Fievel Goes West]]'', in which the Mousekewitz family, [[RealityEnsues still dirt poor and at the mercy of ever-more-sophisticated cats]], flee New York for the Wild West (made without Bluth's involvement, but with Spielberg still on board), but largely forgotten is the [[ShortRunners short-lived]] TV series in the same setting, and two additional [[DirectToVideo DTV]] sequels (''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailTheTreasureOfManhattanIsland The Treasure of Manhattan Island]]'' and ''Mystery of the Night Monster'') that played fast and loose with the established continuity, and had no involvement from the original creators. Have we mentioned that Creator/DonBluth films tend to suffer from [[{{Sequelitis}} this sort of thing?]] [[note]][[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Let's just be glad the number of movies made never reached double digits]][[/note]].

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Almost as well known is the LighterAndSofter ContestedSequel, ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailFievelGoesWest Fievel Goes West]]'', in which the Mousekewitz family, [[RealityEnsues still dirt poor and at the mercy of ever-more-sophisticated cats]], flee New York for the Wild West (made without Bluth's involvement, but with Spielberg still on board), but largely forgotten is the [[ShortRunners short-lived]] TV series in the same setting, and two additional [[DirectToVideo DTV]] sequels (''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailTheTreasureOfManhattanIsland The Treasure of Manhattan Island]]'' and ''Mystery ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailTheMysteryOfTheNightMonster Mystery of the Night Monster'') Monster]]'') that played fast and loose with the established continuity, and had no involvement from the original creators. Have we mentioned that Creator/DonBluth films tend to suffer from [[{{Sequelitis}} this sort of thing?]] [[note]][[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Let's just be glad the number of movies made never reached double digits]][[/note]].
29th Apr '18 5:56:24 PM Surenity
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Almost as well known is the LighterAndSofter ContestedSequel, ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailFievelGoesWest Fievel Goes West]]'', in which the Mousekewitz family, [[RealityEnsues still dirt poor and at the mercy of ever-more-sophisticated cats]], flee New York for the Wild West (made without Bluth's involvement, but with Spielberg still on board), but largely forgotten is the [[ShortRunners short-lived]] TV series in the same setting, and two additional [[DirectToVideo DTV]] sequels (''The Treasure of Manhattan Island'' and ''Mystery of the Night Monster'') that played fast and loose with the established continuity, and had no involvement from the original creators. Have we mentioned that Creator/DonBluth films tend to suffer from [[{{Sequelitis}} this sort of thing?]] [[note]][[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Let's just be glad the number of movies made never reached double digits]][[/note]].

to:

Almost as well known is the LighterAndSofter ContestedSequel, ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailFievelGoesWest Fievel Goes West]]'', in which the Mousekewitz family, [[RealityEnsues still dirt poor and at the mercy of ever-more-sophisticated cats]], flee New York for the Wild West (made without Bluth's involvement, but with Spielberg still on board), but largely forgotten is the [[ShortRunners short-lived]] TV series in the same setting, and two additional [[DirectToVideo DTV]] sequels (''The (''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailTheTreasureOfManhattanIsland The Treasure of Manhattan Island'' Island]]'' and ''Mystery of the Night Monster'') that played fast and loose with the established continuity, and had no involvement from the original creators. Have we mentioned that Creator/DonBluth films tend to suffer from [[{{Sequelitis}} this sort of thing?]] [[note]][[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Let's just be glad the number of movies made never reached double digits]][[/note]].
29th Apr '18 5:49:31 PM Surenity
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[[folder: The Direct-to-Video Sequels]]
* AbhorrentAdmirer: In ''The Treasure Of Manhattan Island'' as they reach the native village, Scuttlebutt becomes the target of an amorous, huge female mouse. Later said mouse finds out that he's a bad guy and [[BewareTheNiceOnes promptly kick his ass]].
* AllJustADream: ''Fievel Goes West'', according to the third movie.
* AnywhereButTheirLips: Cholena makes it pretty clear that she doesn't share Tony's attraction to her, but by the end of the movie she cuts him some slack and gives him a kiss on the cheek.
* 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.
* AwardBaitSong: ''The Treasure of Manhattan Island'' has [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8nryp_anywhere-in-your-dreams_animals "Anywhere in Your Dreams"]] sung by Cholena and Fievel, which may also act as a ShipTease between the two. ''The Mystery of the Night Monster'' has "Who Will", featuring singer Susan Boyd (Nellie's voice actress) being TheCastShowOff with her great singing voice.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Nellie Brie and Reed Daley end the 4th movie this way after having been at odds throughout the entire movie. This comes much to Tanya's dismay, who spent the movie crushing on Reed.
* BabyCarriage: In ''The Mystery of the Night Monster''.
** Although the sequence itself turns out to be AllJustADream.
* BadCopIncompetentCop: Played straight in ''The Treasure of Manhattan Island''.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Reed Daley and Nellie Brie.
* BeneathTheEarth: The subterranean tribe of Native American mice in ''The Treasure of Manhattan Island''.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The ending of ''The Treasure of Manhattan Island'' is the only BittersweetEnding in the series. Yes, the evil factory owners who've been exploiting the workers are put under control by Papa's labor union, but they haven't really been defeated, and [[KarmaHoudini they haven't really paid for all of the trouble they've caused either]]. And Cholena's Native American tribe still has to live underground because the European mice are still evil, racist and unable to co-exist with them.]]
* BrokenHeel: Fievel gets his shirt caught on a rusty nail as he and Tony are fleeing a speeding train in the third movie.
* BulletSeed: Fievel uses this against cops in ''The Treasure of Manhattan Island''.
* ButtMonkey: Scuttlebutt, who's frequently mocked and humiliated, has an AbhorrentAdmirer and is constantly bullied by the police chief. [[spoiler: He even ends up dead!]]
** Twitch, one of Madame Mousey's minions in ''The Mystery of the Night Monster''. He even gets all four of his legs dislocated during her VillainSong.
* TheCameo: In the third movie Fievel and his friends are shown riding on Henri the pigeon for a few seconds during a montage.
* CatapultNightmare: Fievel wakes up from one at the beginning of ''The Mystery of the Night Monster''.
* TheChiefsDaughter: Cholena in ''The Treasure of Manhattan Island''.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Bridget from the first movie gets this in the direct to video sequels.
* ContinuityNod: Fievel reminds Papa why they came to America from Russia at the beginning of the third movie, and Mama [[NeverLiveItDown still hasn't let Papa forget about being wrong]] when he said there were no cats in America.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: All three of the corrupt factory owners.
* DeathCourse: In ''The Treasure of Manhattan Island'', Fievel and his friends pass through a DeathCourse while exploring underground caverns on their way to the hideout of an underground tribe of Native American mice. Later on in the film some corrupt policemen are tricked into going through the death course themselves. There are noticibly fewer of them after they come out the other side.
* DemotedToExtra: Tanya, who is reduced to a supporting character, never to shine again.
* DerangedAnimation: Fievel's nightmare at the beginning of ''Mystery of the Night Monster'' includes being chased through a DisneyAcidSequence by a demonic cat with a mousetrap at the end of its tongue.
* DirtyCop: Chief [=McBrusque=] and his force in the third movie.
* DiscontinuityNod: Given the fact that they said ''Fievel Goes West'' was a dream in the third movie, Tiger hissing at the angry mob of mice and then accidentally yelling "Woof! Woof!", correcting himself by going "Oops, wrong species!" is almost insulting, as it could also be interpreted as a TakeThat.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: Fievel]] has one in ''The Treasure of Manhattan Island''.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: In ''The Treasure of Manhattan Island'', Scuttlebutt and Chief [=McBrusque=] actually die, by falling into a deep underground chasm and being drowned by a flood of water.]]
* DreamSequence: Done a lot in ''The Mystery of the Night Monster'' when Fievel keeps having nightmares.
* DuetBonding: Fievel and Cholena do this while singing "Anywhere in Your Dreams".
* EdibleAmmunition: The underground Native Americans fend of the NYPD with nothing but berries and seeds. The police aren't depicted carrying guns, which helps.
* ExtraExtraReadAllAboutIt: Tony Toponi becomes a paperboy in ''An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster'', though he really wants to be a reporter and when he becomes discouraged and his rant begins to show it. * in a flat monotone voice* "Hey, get your paper here, whoop-dee-do paper here..." When someone passes him by he yells "Fine! So stay ignorant!"
* FloatingAdviceReminder: In ''Mystery of the Night Monster'', as Fievel cowers before the mechanical "night monster" he gets a vision of his mentor Nellie Brie's floating head, telling him it's alright to be afraid sometimes, but not to let the fear win.
* GoryDiscretionShot: In ''The Treasure of Manhattan Island'', as the police are savagely beating down a protester with their clubs, we only see their shadows.
* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: Nellie Brie does this while on an undercover report.
* InjunCountry: Done in ''The Treasure of Manhattan Island'', but with respect.
* InTheLocalTongue: Cholena gives Tony (who'd been hitting on her) the nickname "Poolaook", which he is later disappointed to find out means "turkey". The creators have ShownTheirWork, as this actually is the Lenape word for turkey.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Those villains from ''The Treasure of Manhattan Island''. They don't even get PutOnABus like most ''An American Tail'' villains do. Though their lackeys Scuttlebutt and [=McBrusque=] avert this and become the only ''An American Tail'' villains to be KilledOffForReal.]]
* LittleMissSnarker: Tanya, in these movies.
* MinionMaracas: Madame Mousey does this to Fievel after he calls her a rat.
* MistakenForAfterlife: In ''The Treasure of Manhattan Island'', Fievel and Tony fall into a deep tunnel when the ground caves in beneath them, and Tony thinks they're dead because he sees a tunnel of light ahead of him (the hole they fell through).
* NightmareRetardant: Invoked in-universe in ''The Mystery of the Night Monster'' when it's revealed what the 'monster' actually is.
* NightmareSequence: Fievel's nightmares in the fourth movie, which are inspired by the exaggerated news stories about the Manhattan Monster eating up helpless mice.
* OhGodWithTheVerbing: One of Madame Mousey's cat underlings talks like Jerry Lewis.
* OldTimeyBathingSuit: The Mousekewitz's along with Tony wear these at the beach at the end of ''The Mystery of the Night Monster''.
* PepTalkSong: "Get the Facts", sung by Nellie Brie to help Fievel get over his fears.
* PoliceBrutality: In quite a daring move for a G-rated direct to video movie, ''The Treasure of Manhattan Island'' features a police force who savagely beat down protesting factory workers with their clubs, are being paid under the table by corrupt factory owners, and deliberately start a race riot. You know, for kids!
* PsychoPoodle: In ''The Mystery of the Night Monster'', the BigBad is a miniature poodle named Madame Mousey, who despises rodents because [[IAmNotWeasel she is often mistaken for one]], and so plots to get rid of the NiceMice by kidnapping them and giving them to the [[CatsAreMean cats]].
* {{Retcon}}: In ''The Treasure of Manhatten Island'', Fievel ''dreamed'' the entirety of ''Fievel Goes West''.
* RunningGag: After every time Tanya makes a [[LittleMissSnarker snarky]] comment:
--> '''Everyone''': Tanya! [[StayInTheKitchen Don't help!]]
* ShamingTheMob: Papa manages to stop the riot in the third movie by doing this.
* StalkerWithACrush: The large native mouse who falls for [[ButtMonkey Scuttlebutt]] and follows him giggling in an empty tent... just in time to catch him stealing. However this is a PlayedForLaughs aversion.
* StayInTheKitchen: Addressed directly in ''The Treasure of Manhattan Island''. Mama and Papa agree to let Fievel go on the treasure-hunting expedition, but when Tanya wants to go they flat-out refuse. Tanya then complains that her brother always gets to go on adventures while she's stuck at home doing laundry.
* TeamHandStack: Done at the end of the song "Who Will?" by Fievel, Nellie and Tony. Tiger joins in, but has to use his finger because he's so much bigger.
* TheyDo: Nellie Brie and Reed Daley.
* TooImportantToWalk: The three villains of ''The Treasure of Manhattan Island'', who get carried around on a sofa by their servants.
* TorchesAndPitchforks: An angry mob led by Chief Mcbrusque hunts down Cholena in the third movie after being convinced that her being a Native American makes her a threat.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: Cholena, who is absolutely dwarfed by her father and looks nothing like him.
* UnfamiliarCeiling: Tony wonders if he's dead after he and Fievel awaken staring up at the pit they fell through, after narrowly avoiding being run over by a subway train and falling into an underground cave.
* VillainSong: Both direct to video sequels did this. Pity the first two movies didn't actually.
* WhamLine: "[[AllJustADream I dreamed we moved]] [[{{Retcon}} out west and I]] [[CanonDiscontinuity became a famous gunslinger!]]" The line that [[BrokenBase broke a base]], or at least caused many to disregard the DTV sequels entirely.
* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: Cited nearly word for word by Fievel in ''The Treasure of Manhattan Island'' when he persuades an Indian Chief to let her daughter live among the Europeans for a time and see if they've changed their ways. Things later [[GoneHorriblyWrong go horribly wrong]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: A very literal example. Tony appears in the DTV sequels and in the third film, ''The Treasure Of Manhattan Island'', he has a LoveInterest in the shape of Cholena. But wait... where is Bridget? She was his girlfriend in the first film and ''Fievel Goes West'' actually featured a cameo of the two, as a newly married couple, with a child no less.
** Might be an example of what they did in ''The Wrath of Khan'', since Madlyn Rhue had no doubt passed on by that point, and they didn't want to recast her. Bridget's voice actress Cathianne Blore was battling a life-threatening illness at the time, and died a couple years after ''The Treasure Of Manhattan Island'' was made.
* WhiteMansBurden: Played straight in ''The Treasure Of Manhattan Island'', when Fievel becomes disillusioned and severely guilt-tripped upon learning what the Europeans had done to the Native Americans, and he takes it upon himself to demonstrate that the European mice aren't so bad...which really doesn't work.
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19th Apr '18 4:27:28 PM ryanasaurus0077
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Almost as well known is the LighterAndSofter ContestedSequel, ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailFievelGoesWest'', in which the Mousekewitz family, [[RealityEnsues still dirt poor and at the mercy of ever-more-sophisticated cats]], flee New York for the Wild West (made without Bluth's involvement, but with Spielberg still on board), but largely forgotten is the [[ShortRunners short-lived]] TV series in the same setting, and two additional [[DirectToVideo DTV]] sequels (''The Treasure of Manhattan Island'' and ''Mystery of the Night Monster'') that played fast and loose with the established continuity, and had no involvement from the original creators. Have we mentioned that Creator/DonBluth films tend to suffer from [[{{Sequelitis}} this sort of thing?]] [[note]][[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Let's just be glad the number of movies made never reached double digits]][[/note]].

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Almost as well known is the LighterAndSofter ContestedSequel, ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailFievelGoesWest'', ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailFievelGoesWest Fievel Goes West]]'', in which the Mousekewitz family, [[RealityEnsues still dirt poor and at the mercy of ever-more-sophisticated cats]], flee New York for the Wild West (made without Bluth's involvement, but with Spielberg still on board), but largely forgotten is the [[ShortRunners short-lived]] TV series in the same setting, and two additional [[DirectToVideo DTV]] sequels (''The Treasure of Manhattan Island'' and ''Mystery of the Night Monster'') that played fast and loose with the established continuity, and had no involvement from the original creators. Have we mentioned that Creator/DonBluth films tend to suffer from [[{{Sequelitis}} this sort of thing?]] [[note]][[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Let's just be glad the number of movies made never reached double digits]][[/note]].
19th Apr '18 3:16:10 PM 8415b97d
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19th Apr '18 3:11:54 PM Morgenthaler
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''Fievel Goes West'' features none other than [[Creator/JimmyStewart James Stewart]] himself in his final acting job.
19th Apr '18 2:36:34 PM Morgenthaler
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Almost as well known is the LighterAndSofter ContestedSequel, ''Fievel Goes West'', in which the Mousekewitz family, [[RealityEnsues still dirt poor and at the mercy of ever-more-sophisticated cats]], flee New York for the Wild West (made without Bluth's involvement, but with Spielberg still on board), but largely forgotten is the [[ShortRunners short-lived]] TV series in the same setting, and two additional [[DirectToVideo DTV]] sequels (''The Treasure of Manhattan Island'' and ''Mystery of the Night Monster'') that played fast and loose with the established continuity, and had no involvement from the original creators. Have we mentioned that Creator/DonBluth films tend to suffer from [[{{Sequelitis}} this sort of thing?]] [[note]][[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Let's just be glad the number of movies made never reached double digits]][[/note]].

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Almost as well known is the LighterAndSofter ContestedSequel, ''Fievel Goes West'', ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTailFievelGoesWest'', in which the Mousekewitz family, [[RealityEnsues still dirt poor and at the mercy of ever-more-sophisticated cats]], flee New York for the Wild West (made without Bluth's involvement, but with Spielberg still on board), but largely forgotten is the [[ShortRunners short-lived]] TV series in the same setting, and two additional [[DirectToVideo DTV]] sequels (''The Treasure of Manhattan Island'' and ''Mystery of the Night Monster'') that played fast and loose with the established continuity, and had no involvement from the original creators. Have we mentioned that Creator/DonBluth films tend to suffer from [[{{Sequelitis}} this sort of thing?]] [[note]][[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime Let's just be glad the number of movies made never reached double digits]][[/note]].



[[folder: Fievel Goes West and Fievel's American Tails]]
* AesopAmnesia: You'd think that Fievel would learn not to go wandering off on a transportation device he's not familiar with after what happened in the first movie. But he does, and once again gets separated from his family. You'd also think his mother would not jump to the conclusion that he's dead right away after he turned out to be alive the last time he got separated from them. She does (though Papa assures her that Fievel will come back).
** Everyone from ''Fievel's American Tails'' has this condition, because it hardly even acts like ''Fievel Goes West'' happened.
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Played for laughs in when Wylie Burp teaches Tiger how to be a dog.
* AllJustADream: ''Fievel Goes West'', according to the third movie.
** Done within ''Fievel Goes West'' itself at the beginning where Fievel shoots a bunch of cats and gets a badge from Wylie Burp. A DreamWithinADream if you think about it.
* AnimationBump: Say what you will about ''Fievel Goes West'', but you have to admit that the animation was of amazing quality, even at the time it was released--it was even better than most of the '''Disney''' films out at the time.

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[[folder: Fievel Goes West and Fievel's American Tails]]
* AesopAmnesia: You'd think that Fievel would learn not to go wandering off on a transportation device he's not familiar with after what happened in the first movie. But he does, and once again gets separated from his family. You'd also think his mother would not jump to the conclusion that he's dead right away after he turned out to be alive the last time he got separated from them. She does (though Papa assures her that Fievel will come back).
**
AesopAmnesia: Everyone from ''Fievel's American Tails'' has this condition, because it hardly even acts like ''Fievel Goes West'' happened.
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Played for laughs in when Wylie Burp teaches Tiger how to be a dog.
* AllJustADream: ''Fievel Goes West'', according to the third movie.
** Done within ''Fievel Goes West'' itself at the beginning where Fievel shoots a bunch of cats and gets a badge from Wylie Burp. A DreamWithinADream if you think about it.
* AnimationBump: Say what you will about ''Fievel Goes West'', but you have to admit that the animation was of amazing quality, even at the time it was released--it was even better than most of the '''Disney''' films out at the time.
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* AxCrazy: Chula doesn't have the ax, but his personality fits the bill.
-->'''Chula''': The inky-dinky spider, caught a mouse in its web. The inky-dinky spider '''bit off the mouse's head!'''
* BabiesEverAfter: Tony and Bridget's ''Fievel Goes West'' cameos where they're seen with a baby.



* BadassLongcoat: In ''Fievel Goes West'', Fievel, Tiger and Wylie Burp all wear one for the final showdown with Cat R. Waul.



* BalloonBelly: In ''Fievel Goes West'', when Tiger is told to suck in his chest, and he instead deflates like a balloon.
* BerserkButton: Normally wimpy Tiger after Chula threatens to drop Miss Kitty to her death.
** Cat R. Waul has a similar reaction to being called "Pussy Poo".
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Tiger, when his BerserkButton is pushed.
* BeYourself: It's what both Fievel and Tanya learn by the end of ''Fievel Goes West'', and it's shown that they've learned it more through action than words; i.e. Tanya washing her makeup off and Fievel turning his hat right-side-in so it's blue again and not a cowboy hat. Tiger goes back to acting like a cat once he saved the day.
* {{BFG}}: Relatively, a human revolver operated by cats. More so in the hands of a mouse kid like Fievel.
* BodyWipe:
** "The Case of the Hiccups": where Papa sends Fievel to bed, his arm fills the screen and the scene fades to the school.
** "That's What Friends Are For": near the beginning where Fievel and Tiger are chasing Chula, Both Fievel and Chula's mouths fill the screen then Tiger's stomach.
** "Bell The Cats": one close to the beginning where Tiger is being chased by a dog; done with his purple shirt. And another close to the end where the all the cats were being chased by dogs; one of the dog's ears fill the screen.
* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: Native Americans in both ''Fievel Goes West'' and ''The Treasure of Manhattan Island'' stick to this dress code.
* ButHeSoundsHandsome: When controlling the mouse puppet, Cat R. Waul gets so into praising himself he gets distracted and forgets to control the puppet for a second.
* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: In ''Fievel Goes West'' when Fievel is chased into a hole by a hawk, we see only his eyes, and the eyes of an angry scorpion.
* TheCameo:
** Tony and Bridget can be seen very briefly in a few scenes in ''Fievel Goes West''. The most noticeable examples are during the early cat attack sequence, and when the mice arrive in Green River and move in. They can also be seen in the crowd in the sewer, and in the audience sitting in the giant mousetrap, but in those scenes they are extremely OffModel and thus can't really be distinguished without using freeze-frame.
** Honest John is seen in "Way Out West" as one of the politicians.
* CassandraTruth: Fievel's statements about Cat R. Waul's evil plans are dismissed by everyone including his family... except for Wylie Burp.



* CowardlyLion: Tiger, at least until his BerserkButton is activated.
* ComicBookAdaptation: Creator/MarvelComics did a ''Fievel Goes West'' comic. It's OffModel.
** And just to demonstrate how laughably OffModel [[http://i.imgur.com/ZerEzKJ.png it is...]]
* ContinuityNod: In the film's opening ImagineSpot, Fievel introduces himself as "Fillie the Kid", a play on UsefulNotes/BillyTheKid and the nickname Tony gave him in the first movie.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Cat R. Waul gets either what could be seen as this (see GagBoobs) or AndIMustScream in ''Fievel Goes West''.
* CousinOliver: Yasha Mousekewitz is somewhat elevated to this in ''Fievel Goes West'' and the series ''Fievel's American Tails'', despite having been in the first movie (she inexplicably disappears halfway through). In all the other movies she's mostly [[LivingProp not much more than a prop]].
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: After Fievel reunites with his family halfway through the movie, he tries to warn the mice population about Cat R. waul's plot. Unfortunately, no one, not even his own family, believes him. He was right. Fortunately, Fievel managed to enlist the help of Tiger and Wylie to stop the plan.
* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Fievel Goes West'' gives Tanya and Tiger a great deal more CharacterDevelopment than the first film did, and isn't exclusively focused on Fievel (despite his name being in the title).
* DeathGlare: The Laaaaaazy Eye!
* DemotedToExtra: Tony and Bridget in ''Fievel Goes West''.
* DenserAndWackier: Or at least wackier than the original movie.
* DesertSkull: In ''Fievel Goes West'', Tiger runs into a buffalo skeleton that seems to come to life when he's not looking. Turns out it's being manipulated by native mice, who then capture Tiger.
* DistractedByMyOwnSexy: Cat R. Waul gets a little too caught up in praising himself, almost forgetting that he's supposed to be talking through his mouse puppet (which goes limp as he searches for adjectives).
* EarlyBirdCameo: Cat R. Waul shows up for a brief few seconds in the day dream Fievel has at the beginning of the movie.



* EyePop: Made into a weapon by Wylie Burp. Used [[MoreDakka on full auto]] later in the movie.
* FailureMontage: When Tiger trains under Wiley Burp in ''Goes West'', bumbling through each exercise until he finally gets things right.
* FalseFlagOperation: Cat R. Waul's plan--the main story starts when the cat gang terrorize all the mice in New York, leading to them taking refuge in the sewers where they meet a cowboy mouse (actually Cat R. Waul using a marionette) who convinces them that Green River is a utopia where cats and mice get along. It works and hundreds of mice--including Fievel's family--move out West where the cats maintain the facade to not only get Cat R. Waul's business up and running but also to put themselves in a perfect position to kill all the mice at once so they can eat them.
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: ''Fievel Goes West'' is a mixed example. While there are some revolvers, those only get aimed at inanimate objects or aimed so badly they don't come close to hitting anyone. When the cats (and one dog) have their shoot-out, it's with slingshots that use bullet and ricochet sound effects. Cat R. Waul has a revolver that's mounted and used like a {{BFG}}, as it's too large for the cats to hold.



* FauxAffablyEvil: Cat R. Waul is a shining example.



* FlatWhat:
-->'''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.''
* FreezeFrameBonus: Just as Cat R. Waul is picking Tanya up in his paws while she sings "Dreams to Dream", one of the animators [[http://jezebel.com/gah-theres-a-hidden-dick-doodle-in-an-american-tail-1526897586 snuck in a lewd drawing for a single frame]], where she has her mouth open. Hilariously Universal Studios was apparently unaware of this for more than 25 years, until the Blu-Ray release finally erased it.
* FreudianSlipperySlope: Cat R. Waul's speech at the unveiling ceremony.
-->''Cats and gentle mice, lend me your ears. It is my distinguished pleasure to invite all of you... to share our dinner... Triumph! To share our triumph! Today we herald in a momentous, new feast... ival. Feastival... Festival. To mark this brilliant and illustrious snack... Occasion!''
* GagBoobs: Cat R. Waul's owner smothers him with hers. Also a MarshmallowHell.
** [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar PUSSY PUSSY!]]
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When Tiger is reunited with Miss Kitty at the end of the film, he kisses her and both tumble to the ground, out of sight of the screen. This is followed by Miss Kitty saying, "Oooo, Tiger!" As Wiley looks on, he smirks and says, [[IronicEcho "I never taught him that one."]]
** The conductor's IronicEcho, "Next stop: mouth, throat, stomach, intestine, and- you guessed it- Green River."
** Tiger faces off with a masked gunslinger cat whose slingshot turns out to be bigger than his. Tiger's slingshot goes limp in response.
* GiantSpider: Creator/JonLovitz in ''Fievel Goes West''
* GodGuise: In ''Fievel Goes West'', Tiger is worshiped by a tribe of Native American mice because he bears a striking resemblance to a rock formation.
* GunsAkimbo: Fievel, of all characters, in his daydream with Wylie.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: When Fievel accidentally discovers Cat R. Waults' plan to trick the mice into believing they are good and eating them when their guard is down, instead of eating him, he has his lackey knock him off of the train into the badlands, in hopes that he won't be able to find his way to Green River and likely die. [[spoiler: Thankfully Fievel manages to get back to his family again.]]



* HollywoodMirage: Fievel hugs a cactus and Tiger kisses an owl because of the mirages they see while wandering in the desert. Then they [[MissedHimByThatMuch mistake each other for mirages when they pass each other by]].
* HollywoodNatives: The Mousican Tribe, a tribe of native mice, complete with face paint, chanting, war cries, and everything. They plan on sacrificing Tiger until the Chief sees him hanging by his paws above the camp fire exactly matches a butte shaped the same, whereupon they believe Tiger is their god and then pamper him with a spread of fruits and vegetables.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Fievel imagines to have these. That is, he doesn't even aim.
* InjunCountry: Played somewhat offensively straight in ''Fievel Goes West''.
* InstantRoast: Native American mice shoot fire crackers at a hawk, blowing it out of the sky, and a few seconds later some mice are shown carrying a fully-cooked and beheaded roasted hawk.
* IronicNurseryTune: "The itsy-bitsy spiiiiiiiiiider caught a mouse in his web...the itsy-bitsy spiiiiiiiiiiiiiiider BIT OFF THE MOUSE'S HEAD!"
* JustTheWayYouAre: This is the moral of Tanya Mousekewitz's subplot in ''Fievel Goes West''. She gets a makeover so she can sing at Waul's saloon, but after discovering Waul is actually evil and tried to kill every mouse in Green River, she remembers what her friend Miss Kitty told her, that the real woman is what's underneath the mask, and she washes her make-up off.
** Also, in a related play on this trope, Fievel realizes he can be a hero just the way he is.
* LargeHam: Cat R. Waul. It helps to be voiced by someone like Creator/JohnCleese.
* LighterAndSofter: This probably had something to do with Bluth not being present. It leads to a few instances of AngstWhatAngst as mentioned above. Milage varies on whether this was good or bad, depending on how much one liked the first film.



* LiteralMetaphor: Part of Waul's scheme is to "build a better mousetrap".



* MadScientist: Cat R. Waul has one working for him.



* MakeMeWannaShout: Tanya can break glass with her singing voice in ''Fievel Goes West''.
* MarshmallowHell: Whenever Cat R. Waul's human owner finds him she shrieks "Pussy poo!" and shoves his face between her very large breasts, much to Waul's intense dismay.
* MissKitty: She even has the same name. Kitty leaves New York for an exciting future in the west, and ends up being one of the head matrons to what is essentially a brothel.
* MusicSoothesTheSavageBeast: While it doesn't actually '''''change''''' him, when Cat R. Waul hears Tanya singing for the first time, he looks sincerely moved.
* NightmareFace: Tiger's version of the "Lazy Eye" in ''goes west'' has him with eyes alternately popping and going back in, his tongue flailing, and him gibbering like a maniac.
* OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo: ''An American Tail: [Insert title here]''
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Cat R. Waul, voiced by the extremely English Creator/JohnCleese, tries to fake a Texas accent when operating his mouse marionette. HilarityEnsues.
* PainPoweredLeap: Cat R. Waul jumps straight through the ceiling after Fievel stabs him in the behind with a fork.
** It's also how Tiger catches the train--briefly--while being chased by a dog.
* ParentalObliviousness: Fievel ''tried'' to tell his parents that Cat R. Waul was going to turn the mice of Green River into mouseburgers. [[NotNowKiddo But did they listen?]]
* PluckyComicRelief: Tiger in ''Fievel Goes West''. Tony Toponi takes over the job in the other sequels.
* PoliticiansKissBabies: In ''Fievel Goes West'', Cat R. Waul kisses Yasha to convince the mice that he's harmless. This is made more effective since Waul is of course a cat, and Yasha is a mouse who he easily could have eaten.
* PopcornOnTheCob: During the scene in which the Native Americans are worshiping Tiger and feeding him, an ear of corn is raised over the fire, then turned into a bunch of popcorn which Tiger promptly catches in his mouth.



* RageBreakingPoint: When Tiger sees Chula about to kill Miss Kitty, he gets enraged to the point of sending the cats on the mousetrap.
* RealityEnsues: In the original film, they wanted to move to America because their home was destroyed in Russia and it wouldn't be wise to stay. While they do move to America, they realize that America isn't as great of a place as they thought it was originally, as they're still poor, still struggling to make ends meet and there are still cats that will try to eat them.
* RecycledInSpace: Or in this case, "Recycled OUT WEST!"



* RetiredGunfighter: Wylie Burp. It doesn't take much convincing for him to help, as he made one small speech about how he was over the hill and then changes his mind. [[RuleOfCute Fievel's pouty face works in mysterious ways.]]
* RibbonCuttingCeremony: In ''Fievel Goes West'', the opening ceremony for Cat R. Waul's saloon is a trap: cutting the ribbon would have triggered a giant mousetrap on the stands where the mice were sitting.
* RightOutOfMyClothes: Cat R. Waul does a Pain-Powered Leap out of his suit, in ''Fievel Goes West''.
* RuleOfFunny: Tiger dancing to "Putting on the Ritz" with a skeleton for a few seconds, Tiger turning into a poodle at the mention of a dog, Tiger deflating like a balloon and falling off a cliff to a long farting sound...''Fievel Goes West'' had way more moments like these than the first movie. Most if not all had to do with Tiger.
* RuleOfSymbolism: when Cat R. Waul asks the mice to help him develop Green River as part of his EvilPlan, his head is framed by the desert sun, resembling a halo and enforcing his efforts to cast himself as the mice's savior in the face of a water shortage (which, naturally, he himself caused).
* ScaryScorpions: Fievel is really freaked out when he finds out he has entered a scorpion's den.
* SelfDeprecation: The filmmakers seemed to have noticed just [[HypeBacklash how sick everyone had gotten]] of "[[AwardBaitSong Somewhere Out There]]," as evidenced by the scene of Tanya getting [[ProducePelting fruit thrown at her by the neighbors]] as she sings it at the window.
* SequelGoesForeign: It follows this (though technically still in the same country there's a world of difference between New York and Green River).
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: This is how Cat R. Waul talks.
-->'''Cat R. Waul:''' Chula, I want the subversive who tried to assassinate me found.
-->'''Chula:''' I just looove finding subversives! ...Hey boss, what's a subversive?
-->'''Cat R. Waul:''' ...Someone who doesn't have very long to live.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Tanya after her makeover.
* ShoutOut:
** To ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'', with "Miss Kitty".
** The "''Series/{{Rawhide}}''" theme is being sung by Film/TheBluesBrothers.
** Also, many of the storefronts and signs in (the human-sized) Green River have the names of crew members on them, including both of the film's directors and several of the artists responsible for the background layouts. In addition, right before Fievel dispatches the villains, you can see a nameplate on the rear of the giant mousetrap (facing upside-down) which reads "Made in Acton, London" -- which was the location of the animation studio where the film was produced.
** Cat R. Waul screams "Revenge!" as he is driven out of town on the train, similar to his character in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi2sUcVkm9E the Dirty Fork sketch]] in Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus.
** Another one involves a mouse mentioning various destinations (one while boarding, the other before narrowly escaping being eaten by Cat R. Waul) while closing each phrase with "...and Green River", likely an homage to Creator/MelBlanc's famous [[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny Show]] {{Catchphrase}} of a train leaving for "...Anaheim, Azuza, and Cuc-amonga".
** The Tiger-shaped rock in the desert pulls a [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Cheshire Cat]].
* ShowdownAtHighNoon: Well, at sunset, but same idea.
* StockFootage: Some celebrating mice at the end of ''Fievel Goes West'' are actually reused mice from "There Are No Cats in America" from the first movie.
* TrainStationGoodbye: Almost happens, though Tiger is too late to say goodbye to Fievel and his family when they board the train from New York (thanks to being pursued by dogs) he does try to chase after it.
* TooDumbToLive: How could the entire population of mice build an enormous fully functioning mouse trap and not have any single hint of suspicion?
** Plus, how could they not notice that the cats in Green River are the same ones who attacked them in New York? (Also add on how they fell for the obvious puppet ploy early in the film, including Car R. Waul even forgetting to control it whilst favourably describing himself.)
* TookALevelInBadass: Tiger, during the finale. He shows a surprising amount of competence during the first part of the finale, and goes into a complete UnstoppableRage when he sees Miss Kitty in danger and [[OneManArmy proceeds to beat up every other cat in town]].
* ToonPhysics: What Fievel's hat apparently runs on in this film, what with turning into a cowboy hat when pulled inside-out.
** Tiger himself runs on Toon physics more than any other character in the movie, even morphing into a dog at one point.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer for ''Fievel Goes West'' didn't spoil itself so much, but the fact that it was included at the beginning of every VHS release of the first movie after 1991 meant that it revealed the ending of ''An American Tail'' before the movie even started.
* TrainingMontage: Tiger, the CowardlyLion of the series, has a montage while training to be a dog so he can help Wiley Burp and Fievel take on Cat R. Waul. The montage includes Tiger doing push-ups, walking through tires, beating up a Cat R. Waul dummy, and fetching a bone.
* TranslationConvention: Averted with the Mousican chief. When he speaks to Tiger he's heard using his native tongue but there are not even subtitles. Makes you wonder what's he just saying...
* TrainEscape: Tiger escapes a pack of dogs by hopping on the back of a train in ''Fievel Goes West''. That whole scene is very ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' in spirit.
* UndersideRide: In ''Fievel Goes West'', there's a train car for mice beneath the real train cars.
* VagueAge: Figuring out how old Fievel and Tanya are can be very confusing. Tanya, for example, suddenly looks much older than Fievel in ''Fievel Goes West'', while in the first movie, she looked around the same age as Fievel. And if we are to believe it's been a few years since the first movie, why is Yasha still a baby?
** While Fievel and Tanya are still kids, Tony and Bridget are already married and with child.
* VillainousBreakdown: Cat R. Waul is very much calm and cool when the heroes arrive to take him down -- he just calmly sics his men on them. But when the heroes expose his mousetrap for all to see, he loses it.
-->'''Cat R. Waul:''' FREEZE, YOU MISERABLE VERMIN!!! ''(shoots madly at the mice)''
* VocalEvolution: Fievel's voice was changing as his voice actor Phillip Glasser got older.
** How about Creator/JonLovitz as Chula? Throughout the film, he seems to keep changing the type of voice he's trying to use.
* WasntThatFun: Fievel chimes in "Let's go on that ride again!" after he and his family have a terrifying trip down a sewer waterfall in a discarded tuna can.
* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: Creator/JonLovitz as a nasty, web-spitting (huh?) [[GiantSpider tarantula]].
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Tiger gets shocked out of his mind when he sees Chula, a spider. He also hates dogs. That all changes when Wiley trains to be like a dog. Tiger also snaps out of his arachnophobia when Chula threatens Miss Kitty.
* WickedCultured: Cat R. Waul wears a top hat with a cane (though in the proper time period), speaks with a British accent, and adores high-class songs, making Tanya [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3e/Cat_R._Waul_introduces_Tanya.JPG his own personal diva]].
* TheWickedStage: Mentioned.
-->'''Tanya Mousekewitz:''' Look, Mama, a singer... and an actor.\\
'''Mama Mousekewitz:''' Tanya, stop that! You shouldn't stare at people less fortunate than yourself.
* YoungGun: Fievel daydreams about being a Young Gun at the beginning of ''Fievel Goes West'', complete with his hero Wylie Burp telling him to 'get out while he still can', and Fievel blatantly disobeying him and shooting out a gang of villainous cats.
* YourMom:
-->'''Tiger:''' Haha! Your mother was never housebroken!


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* AllJustADream: ''Fievel Goes West'', according to the third movie.
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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: All over the movie. The woman who [[EekAMouse screams at Fievel]] when he gets stuck in her phonograph player is more scared that he's a mouse, taking no notice that he's dressed in baggy pants, a big sweater and a poofy hat, and he's bipedal. Happens quite a bit in the sequels too, for example, at Cat R. Waul's saloon.
** Then there's the two humans at the park who walk right past the rather loud mouse rally taking place.
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