G | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
The Land Before Time
All Dogs Go to Heaven
The Secret of NIMH
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island
An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster
FernGully: The Last Rainforest
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story
Once Upon a Forest
Nehemiah Persoff was chosen to voice Papa Mousekewitz mostly because he had a similar role as Barbra Streisand's father in Yentl.
Tanya, Fievel! Will you stop that twirling, twirling! Uh, no. No more, that's it. Time for bed, come.
Papa Mousekewitz: But Mama, it's Hanukkah.
Mama Mousekewitz: For you, every night is Hanukkah. Papa? Enough already. They'll never get to sleep.
Papa Mousekewitz: All right, all right.
We see Fievel outside of a mouse school with little mice reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. This wasn't written until 1892, over six-and-a-half years after the 1886 setting of the story. In addition, the phrase "to the flag of the United States of America" is used; the original version of the Pledge featured instead "to my flag", and was not changed until 1923, 37 years after the setting of the story. Finally, as the sound of the Pledge trails off, "under God" can be faintly heard; this was not added until the 1950's.
The first half of the end credits feature period engravings of what New York City looked like in the 1880s.
In addition to the altered voices, added dialogue, and extra sound effects, the 5.1 remix on the DVD and Blu-ray also has the end credits music edited differently. The transition from the score to the song "Somewhere Out There" is less seamless and comes later in the credits, and the violin solo near the end is completely removed.