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* The nightmarish scenario of SapientEatSapient in the world of American Tail where Mice of all cultures and backgrounds are preyed upon by cats of all cultures and backgrounds. Many of which are high ranking businessmen and figures who regularly attack and prey on the lower classes of mice with impunity. The Mice in turn fear for their lives and mourn the loss of their loved ones, including children, when they are killed by Cats.

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* The nightmarish scenario of SapientEatSapient in the world of American Tail where Mice of all cultures and backgrounds are preyed upon by cats Cats of all cultures and backgrounds. Many of which are high ranking businessmen and figures who regularly attack and prey on the lower classes of mice with impunity. The Mice in turn fear for their lives and mourn the loss of their loved ones, including children, when they are killed by Cats.


* The nightmarish scenario of SapientEatsSapient in the world of American Tail where Mice of all cultures and backgrounds are preyed upon by cats of all cultures and backgrounds. Many of which are high ranking businessmen and figures who regularly attack and prey on the lower classes of mice with impunity. The Mice in turn fear for their lives and mourn the loss of their loved ones, including children, when they are killed by Cats.

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* The nightmarish scenario of SapientEatsSapient SapientEatSapient in the world of American Tail where Mice of all cultures and backgrounds are preyed upon by cats of all cultures and backgrounds. Many of which are high ranking businessmen and figures who regularly attack and prey on the lower classes of mice with impunity. The Mice in turn fear for their lives and mourn the loss of their loved ones, including children, when they are killed by Cats.

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* The nightmarish scenario of SapientEatsSapient in the world of American Tail where Mice of all cultures and backgrounds are preyed upon by cats of all cultures and backgrounds. Many of which are high ranking businessmen and figures who regularly attack and prey on the lower classes of mice with impunity. The Mice in turn fear for their lives and mourn the loss of their loved ones, including children, when they are killed by Cats.


* There's a whole lot of AdultFear too if you put yourself in Papa's position.

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* There's a whole lot of AdultFear too if you put yourself in Papa's position. He's doing whatever he can to get his family a better life, but no matter where he goes the dangers he flees end up being everpresent. Then he spends much of the film thinking his only son had died before even reaching America.


* The Cossack cats in the beginning of the movie chasing after Fievel and the fact they were like monsters (in Fievel's point of view.) They sound like monsters rather than cats, too (the same as Dragon from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh'', actually). And the cats in New York aren't much better.
** The humans at the beginning, who the cats were accompanying. The movie started out with a ''pogrom''.



* The Russian cats in the beginning of the movie chasing after Fievel and the fact they were like monsters (in Fievel's point of view.) They sound like like big cats rather than small cats, too. Same thing with the cats in New York.
** The humans at the beginning, who the cats were imitating. The movie started out with a ''pogrom''.


* The Giant Mouse of Minsk wasn't accidental in the story, it was made to scare off the cats after all. The head and other parts of the Mouse are rotoscoped, making it look eerily realistic. Rotoscoping is tracing over film footage. So the producers made a Mouse of Minsk in order to trace the footage over. Even if it's probably smaller than a human, it is still probably intimidating, like the Gashadokuro in [[WesternAnimation/KuboandtheTwoStrings Kubo and the Two Strings]].
** The Giant Mouse of Minsk was the closest thing that the immigrants could come up with to a ''tank'' - from the cats' perspective, it's a huge, armored juggernaut spitting artillery (fireworks) at them! It's little wonder they ran for the hills!

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* The Giant Mouse of Minsk wasn't accidental in the story, is unsettling by design -- it was made to scare off the cats cats, after all. all -- and even though it's our heroes' weapon to win the day, it's terrifying. The head and other parts of the Mouse are rotoscoped, making it look eerily realistic. Rotoscoping is tracing rotoscoped (traced over film footage. So live footage: the producers made a Mouse of Minsk in order to trace the footage over. Even if it's probably smaller than a human, it is still probably intimidating, like the Gashadokuro in [[WesternAnimation/KuboandtheTwoStrings Kubo and the Two Strings]].
filmed an actual Mouse) giving its movements an eerie realism and making it seem unworldly.
** The Giant Mouse of Minsk was the closest thing that the immigrants could come up with to a ''tank'' - from the cats' perspective, it's a huge, armored juggernaut spitting artillery (fireworks) missiles (well, fireworks) at them! It's little wonder they ran for the hills!


** And that hideous fish that was eating the roaches! It appears only once and is never mentioned again.

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** [[AlwaysABiggerFish And that hideous fish that was eating the roaches! roaches]]! It appears only once and is never mentioned again.


** And that thing that was eating the roaches! It appears only once and is never mentioned again.

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** And that thing hideous fish that was eating the roaches! It appears only once and is never mentioned again.



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[[caption-width-right:350:[[GladHesOnOurSide Glad it's on our side.]]]]


* The Giant Mouse wasn't accidental in the story, it was made to scare off the cats after all. The head and other parts of the Mouse are rotoscoped, making it look eerily realistic. Rotoscoping is tracing over film footage. So the producers made a Mouse of Minsk in order to trace the footage over. Even if it's probably smaller than a human, it is still probably intimidating, like the Gashadokuro in [[WesternAnimation/KuboandtheTwoStrings Kubo and the Two Strings]].

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* The Giant Mouse of Minsk wasn't accidental in the story, it was made to scare off the cats after all. The head and other parts of the Mouse are rotoscoped, making it look eerily realistic. Rotoscoping is tracing over film footage. So the producers made a Mouse of Minsk in order to trace the footage over. Even if it's probably smaller than a human, it is still probably intimidating, like the Gashadokuro in [[WesternAnimation/KuboandtheTwoStrings Kubo and the Two Strings]].


* Some of the monsters Fievel imagines in ''Mystery of the Night Monster'', like the one from the first scene.
** Speaking of monsters, in the original movie, just before Fievel is washed into the sea, the waves manifest as a {{Satan}}ic Poseidon that lunges at the ship, though this could be an interpretation of what Fievel thinks those waves are.

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* Some of the monsters Fievel imagines in ''Mystery of the Night Monster'', like the one from the first scene.
** Speaking of monsters, in the original movie, just before Fievel is washed into the sea, the waves manifest as a {{Satan}}ic Poseidon that lunges at the ship, though this could be an interpretation of what Fievel thinks those waves are.
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* The NotSoDifferent aspect of America vs. Europe with regards to the cats' oppression of the mice ([[RuleOfSymbolism representing the oppressed, disenfranchised lower classes of the world]]). Not only is it made abundantly clear that, yes, there really ''are'' cats in America, the scene demonstrating this is quite horrific. It starts with Fievel very nearly being eaten, whole and alive, by a cat and only surviving thanks to CartoonPhysics. Some other mice in the scene aren't so lucky: a few are grabbed by other cats [[GoryDiscretionShot with the clear implication that they're about to be]] EatenAlive even though it cuts away to other shots of the cats terrorizing the mice. [[RuleOfSymbolism To hammer home that the mice are no safer in America than they were in Europe]], [[LimitedAnimation the scene reuses animation cels from the Cossack raid on the Russia village earlier in the movie]].



* One has to be a little disturbed by the fact that Fievel was nearly eaten alive by a cat in the middle of the movie. The scene isn't played dramatically, and Fievel escapes quickly, but when you think about it for a second... *shudders*



** Speaking of monsters, in the original movie, just before Fievel is washed into the sea, the waves manifest as a {{Satan}}ic Poseidon that lunges at the ship, though this could be an interpretation of what Fievel thinks those waves are.
* The NotSoDifferent aspect of America vs. Europe with regards to the cats' oppression of the mice ([[RuleOfSymbolism representing the oppressed, disenfranchised lower classes of the world]]) goes back to the first film, not just in ''Treasure of Manhattan Island'' like mentioned above. Not only is it made abundantly clear that, yes, there really ''are'' cats in America, the scene demonstrating this is quite horrific. It starts with Fievel very nearly being eaten, whole and alive, by a cat and only surviving thanks to CartoonPhysics. Some other mice in the scene aren't so lucky: a few are grabbed by other cats [[GoryDiscretionShot with the clear implication that they're about to be]] EatenAlive even though it cuts away to other shots of the cats terrorizing the mice. [[RuleOfSymbolism To hammer home that the mice are no safer in America than they were in Europe]], [[LimitedAnimation the scene reuses animation cels from the Cossack raid on the Russia village earlier in the movie]].

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** Speaking of monsters, in the original movie, just before Fievel is washed into the sea, the waves manifest as a {{Satan}}ic Poseidon that lunges at the ship, though this could be an interpretation of what Fievel thinks those waves are.
* The NotSoDifferent aspect of America vs. Europe with regards to the cats' oppression of the mice ([[RuleOfSymbolism representing the oppressed, disenfranchised lower classes of the world]]) goes back to the first film, not just in ''Treasure of Manhattan Island'' like mentioned above. Not only is it made abundantly clear that, yes, there really ''are'' cats in America, the scene demonstrating this is quite horrific. It starts with Fievel very nearly being eaten, whole and alive, by a cat and only surviving thanks to CartoonPhysics. Some other mice in the scene aren't so lucky: a few are grabbed by other cats [[GoryDiscretionShot with the clear implication that they're about to be]] EatenAlive even though it cuts away to other shots of the cats terrorizing the mice. [[RuleOfSymbolism To hammer home that the mice are no safer in America than they were in Europe]], [[LimitedAnimation the scene reuses animation cels from the Cossack raid on the Russia village earlier in the movie]].
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