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YMMV / An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster

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  • Bizarro Episode: The film really doesn't have anything to do with the rest of the series, lacking even a Continuity Nod. While the third movie at least made a few allusions to the first movie, the fourth one is just kind of all by itself canonically. At worst it seems like a recycled plot for a Scooby-Doo movie.
    • It was created at the same time Universal was producing two "spooky" themed Alvin and the Chipmunks Direct-to-Video movies, so it would seem The Mystery of the Night Monster was part of some spooky phase their animation studio was going through.
  • Contested Sequel: Though most fans agree that both films don't stand up to the first two movies, there is still disagreement over which of the direct-to-video movies is better than the other. Judging by forums, the third is much preferred over the fourth, but Rotten Tomatoes would beg to differ (where The Mystery of the Night Monster inexplicably managed to get a higher percentage rating than Fievel Goes West).
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: One of Madame Mousey's henchcats, nicknamed "Twitch", seems to have a small following on DeviantArt.
    • Madame Mousey herself, and to a lesser extent Nellie Brie, both also have a strangely sizable amount of fan work devoted to them.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Some of the moments with the mice children throughout.
    • The song Who will, which is perhaps the most sickeningly saccarine song in the entire series.
      • Tony's singing also counts as Narm.

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