An American Tail (1986)

G   |    |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy


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While emigrating to the United States, a young Russian mouse gets separated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.


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18 July 2004 | rapt0r_claw-1
One of the first of many that kicked Disney's ass
Don't take me wrong: although An American Tail is a wonderful film, the old Disney classics are not the ones I'm talking about in the summary. I'm talking about the over-commercialized crap we get these days. Don Bluth's second animated feature is again about mice, like Secret of NIMH. I think NIMH was better, though not by much. The songs are pretty good, although not like some Disney songs. The animation, however, is simply gorgeous. I can't believe people dismiss it as poorly animated just because the colors aren't bright! The colors are dark and moody, as they should be, An American Tail--nor any of Bluth's films--were ever supposed to look like Rayman. If you want to see Bluth with bright colors, glance at some cheery scenes from A Troll in Central Park. I find the way Fievel and his family miss each other by inches frustrating, though. In fact, I was surprised Fievel and Tanya couldn't hear each other as they sang "Somewhere Out There". A simply beautiful film, a must for anyone who looks for variation in the field of animation, but infuriating for anyone who thinks the scope of animation should be restricted to Disney.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,234,446 23 November 1986

Gross USA:

$47,483,002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,542,002

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