G | | Animation, Adventure, Family
A family of Emigre mice decide to move out to the west, unaware that they are falling into a trap perpetrated by a smooth talking cat.
Don Bluth and his animation studio, Sullivan Bluth Studios, were originally going to make the film, as they had done with An American Tail (1986). Universal agreed, under the condition that it would cost no more than $9.6 million, similar to the budget of the first film, but $3 million less than The Land Before Time (1988), which Bluth was already directing for them. Faced with the prospect of having to lay off employees at his studio, Bluth declined the job, and parted ways with Universal after finishing their commitment with An American Tail (1986). Ironically, the film was made for roughly $25 million, twice as much as "Land" had cost to make.
And then, the hero Wylie Burp, squinted across the dusty street. Hopelessly, surrounded by the Cactus Cat gang, he stood his ground, refusing to back down.
When Fievel says "Let's go on that ride again!" after the can goes down the last waterfall, his voice is sped up.
Instead of showing the traditional Amblin logo (the one of Elliot going on the bicycle and flying up to the moon) the logo says, "Amblimation" and Fievel is pushing it, then he stands next to it and his hat falls down over his eyes.
The televised version of this film when shown on Universal Kids cuts out the scene of Fievel taking down (shooting) the Cactus Cat Gang. Therefore, the scene starts from Fievel's voice over and saying to Wylie Burp "Have no fear! Philly the Kid is here!", and when he starts to shoot, it goes straight to the bullet turning into the cap of Fievel's cap gun and Mama calling him for supper.