Look out pardners, there's a new mouse in town!

"Give them the laaaaaaazy eye."

Fievel Mousekewitz (by way of Wylie Burp)

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

Release Date: November 22, 1991

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, presented by Steven Spielberg, continues the adventures of Fievel Mousekewitz, the enchanting mouse hero who first captured the hearts and imagination of audiences in An American Tail. Its release in 1986 told the story of the immigrant Mousekewitz family and their journey to America and influenced the resurgence of classic animation on the motion picture screen.

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West picks up the story of Fievel and his family about two years later. Having come to America to escape the wrath of the cats and to seek their fortune, they found that the streets were not "paved with cheese" as promised. The family survived, but are now living in a poor mouse tenement; barely existing on the meager reserves of cheese and other essentials they do possess. They dream of the future and better days ahead. While sister Tanya dreams of becoming a famous singer, Fievel dreams of treking to the American West and becoming a tough lawman, like his hero, law-dog Sheriff Wylie Burp (voiced by movie legend James Stewart, in his final performance). Necessity brings those dreams closer when the Mousekewitzes go from the mean streets of New York City to the wide open spaces out West, meeting old friends and new pardners, encountering new enemies and daring challenges. Vulnerability and bravado meet in the action-filled story set against the colorful background of America near the turn of the century where Fievel goes in search of his hero and ends up finding himself.

Created by David Kirschner, whose original characters and story led to An American Tail, the Fievel Goes West screenplay is by Flint Dille, from a story by Charles Swenson. The film is directed by Phil Nibbelink and Simon Wells, and produced by Steven Spielberg and Robert Watts along with executive producers Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, and Kirschner.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • PHILLIP GLASSER,
  • JAMES STEWART,
  • ERICA YOHN,
  • CATHY CAVADINI,
  • NEHEMIAH PERSOFF,
  • DOM DELUISE,
  • AMY IRVING,
  • JOHN CLEESE,
  • JON LOVITZ
DIRECTORS
  • PHIL NIBBELINK,
  • SIMON WELLS
SCREENWRITERS
  • FLINT DILIE,
  • FROM A STORY BY CHARLES SWENSON,
  • CHARACTERS BY DAVID KIRSCHNER
PRODUCERS
  • STEVEN SPIELBERG,
  • ROBERT WATTS,
  • KATHLEEN KENNEDY,
  • FRANK MARSHALL,
  • DAVID KIRSCHNER
ART DIRECTOR
  • NEIL ROSS
EDITOR
  • NICK FLETCHER
COMPOSER
  • JAMES HORNER