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** Fievel mistaking the music of a gramophone for his father's violin music, only to get chased away by the gramaphone's owner.

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** Fievel mistaking the music of a gramophone for his father's violin music, only to get chased away by the gramaphone's gramophone's owner.


*** Then it pulls a {{WesternAnimation/Bambi}} and gives us [[MoodWhiplash happy birds]] after arguably the saddest part.

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*** Then it pulls a {{WesternAnimation/Bambi}} and gives us [[MoodWhiplash happy birds]] after arguably the saddest part.part (although it symbolizes the dawn after the DarkestHour).


* "Five. I mean ... four."
* The scene where Fievel first thinks [[HopeSpot he hears his father's violin playing]]... it turns out to be a record player. It's his [[BreakTheCutie reaction]] that does it.

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* "Five. I mean ... mean...four."
* The scene where Fievel first thinks [[HopeSpot he hears his father's violin playing]]... it turns out to be a record player. It's his [[BreakTheCutie reaction]] that does it.


* "Five. I mean...four."

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* "Five. I mean...mean ... four."


** "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor," an EtherialChoir singing the words to "The New Colossus."

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** "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor," an EtherialChoir EtherealChoir singing the words to "The New Colossus."


This has been argued as the most depressing movie Creator/DonBluth has ever directed.

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This has been argued ''An American Tail'' is widely regarded as one of the most depressing movie saddest animated films ever created and the single saddest that Creator/DonBluth has ever directed.



** "The New Colossus" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIhvsYJRrlE sung by a Hollywood choir]].

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** "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor," an EtherialChoir singing the words to "The New Colossus" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIhvsYJRrlE sung by a Hollywood choir]].Colossus."


*** Then it pulls a {{Disney/Bambi}} and gives us [[MoodWhiplash happy birds]] after arguably the saddest part.

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*** Then it pulls a {{Disney/Bambi}} {{WesternAnimation/Bambi}} and gives us [[MoodWhiplash happy birds]] after arguably the saddest part.

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** The whole song itself can be this. Papa's parents were killed by a cat after they were ambushed on the road and the young mouse passed out, an Italian mouse's mother was murdered by an organized crime boss simply for going to plead for mercy for another one of her sons, etc.


* Fievel getting tricked into getting conscripted for sweatshop labor.

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* ** Fievel getting tricked into getting conscripted for sweatshop labor.labor and then being hunted by the owner and his goons.

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** When you stop and think about it, the three {{Jerkass}} orphans who briefly convince Fievel that his family won't find him [[JerkassWoobie are also to be pitied]]. It is implied that they themselves got separated from their parents and subsequently abandoned their better nature in favor of looking out for themselves. One of them even states that he stopped trying to find his family a long time ago. [[AdultFear Those poor,]] ''[[AdultFear poor]]'' [[AdultFear kids!]]

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** When you stop and think about it, the three {{Jerkass}} orphans who briefly convince Fievel that his family won't find him [[JerkassWoobie are also to be pitied]]. It is implied that they themselves got separated from their parents and subsequently abandoned their better nature in favor of looking out for themselves. One of them even states that he stopped trying to find his family a long time ago. [[AdultFear [[CryForTheDevil Those poor,]] ''[[AdultFear ''[[CryForTheDevil poor]]'' [[AdultFear [[CryForTheDevil kids!]]


** When you stop and think about it, the three {{Jerkass}} orphans who briefly convince Fievel that his family won't find him [[JerkassWoobie are also to be pitied]]. It is implied that they themselves got separated from their parents and subsequently abandoned their better nature in favor of looking out for themselves. One of them even states that he gave up finding his family a long time ago. [[AdultFear Those poor,]] ''[[AdultFear poor]]'' [[AdultFear kids!]]

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** When you stop and think about it, the three {{Jerkass}} orphans who briefly convince Fievel that his family won't find him [[JerkassWoobie are also to be pitied]]. It is implied that they themselves got separated from their parents and subsequently abandoned their better nature in favor of looking out for themselves. One of them even states that he gave up finding stopped trying to find his family a long time ago. [[AdultFear Those poor,]] ''[[AdultFear poor]]'' [[AdultFear kids!]]


** When you stop and think about it, the three {{Jerkass}} orphans who bully Fievel into accepting that his family won't find him [[JerkassWoobie are also to be pitied]]. It is implied that they themselves got separated from their parents and later gave up on them, and subsequently abandoned their better nature in favor of looking out for themselves. Those poor, ''poor'' kids!

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** When you stop and think about it, the three {{Jerkass}} orphans who bully briefly convince Fievel into accepting that his family won't find him [[JerkassWoobie are also to be pitied]]. It is implied that they themselves got separated from their parents and later gave up on them, and subsequently abandoned their better nature in favor of looking out for themselves. One of them even states that he gave up finding his family a long time ago. [[AdultFear Those poor, ''poor'' kids!poor,]] ''[[AdultFear poor]]'' [[AdultFear kids!]]

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**When you stop and think about it, the three {{Jerkass}} orphans who bully Fievel into accepting that his family won't find him [[JerkassWoobie are also to be pitied]]. It is implied that they themselves got separated from their parents and later gave up on them, and subsequently abandoned their better nature in favor of looking out for themselves. Those poor, ''poor'' kids!

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