Thread: An American Tail.

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    Anyone remembered seeing this animated masterpiece in theaters back in 1986? i sure as hell did when i was 4 living in St. Louis, it was in november of that year and my mom took me to see this in a theater twice and i loved it. I had some of the Mcdonalds stuff like the ornuments, pajamas and even one of those Mcdonald books they sell out.

    I even watched the preety good sequel "Fieval Goes West" in theaters when i was 9 back in 1991 and enjoyed it too.
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    I actually liked Fievel Goes West more cause I thought the first movie was very depressing and the 2nd one was cartoony and a lot more fun (Tiger getting harassed by dogs cracked me up every time! ). But still, the original Don Bluth movie will always be the best.
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    Yeah Don Bluth's are always the best, but what is the whole plot of An American Tail supposed to be a refrence to? ops:
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    Yeah Don Bluth's are always the best, but what is the whole plot of An American Tail supposed to be a refrence to? ops:


    its supposed to reflect the crappy conditions that immigrants were faced with when coming to America. The mice represented the immigrants and the cats represented the Americans.
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    Quote by high_jacd
    Quote by RetroRickster923
    Yeah Don Bluth's are always the best, but what is the whole plot of An American Tail supposed to be a refrence to? ops:


    its supposed to reflect the crappy conditions that immigrants were faced with when coming to America. The mice represented the immigrants and the cats represented the Americans.


    uh, no? The cats represented oppression dude, not Americans.

    Anyway, this is and will always be my all time favorite animated classic. I always get teary eyed at the end when the kid finally finds his parents.
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    i have seen Fievel Goes West recently b/c it has been on HBO but I have not seen American Tale in years.
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    I saw it in the theatre too. I remember almost crying at the end. I bet if I watched it now, I'd cry.
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    I remember this movie, it was really good for its time.
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    You know you are right Retrotoon, the original was a masterpiece of animated drama and the suprisingly good sequel was more of a light hearted comedy western like "Blazing Saddles" and who knew that Fieval's sister grew up to become a full blown hottie (for a mouse that is).
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    1986? Was it that long ago?!?

    I did not see the movie until 1988 when we watched it during my class Christmas party. It was ok. Didn't really like cartoons with a warm message after Transformers the Movie got to me first.

    But at the time this movie was a BIG deal especially in a decade where there was no big animated movie releases prior to this. Soon after it, a whole slew of animated movies started coming to theaters, mainly from Disney, I suppose as a reaction to the success of this one.
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    This movie and the Land before Time were the only big animated films of the 80's, because Disney had gotten stuck in a rut making films like Black Cauldron. It's interesting that after Disney had its renaissance period (1989-1999) Don Bluth's films were bombs (Troll in Central Park, Thumbelina, Pebble and the Penguin). It's as if when Disney was doing bad, Don Bluth was at the top of his game, and vice versa.
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    Both 1 and 2 are on my list of favorite movies as a kid for sure. I watched em a billion times.
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    The second movie was my favorite because all the scenes with Tiger in it crack me up.
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    I remember watch An American Tail, when I was young, in fact I have in it on VHS, I remember when mom bought it for me. Great cartoon movie. I've really like everything from Don Bluth. And the 'Somewhere out there' song, goes really well
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    I never saw An American Tail in theaters, but I saw it as soon as it was released to video (which I believe was sometime in 1987). I've always liked the first one better than the second one, which I did see in theaters in 1991.
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    I also enjoyed the second one, and watched it over and over probably 2 or 3 hundred times.

    literally.

    I still got that VHS copy as a matter of fact, damn, that movie takes me all the way back to the 3rd grade.

    I gotta watch that again some time.
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    AHH man i loved this movie. I watched it a zillion times and I used to hve the stuffed feivel.
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    Homg. I remember watching this on TV once. I can't recall to much of it, but I think I loved it.
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    Greengoblin - You saw this in St. Louis too? That's where I was born and raised. I would have been 5 or so at that time too! I believe I saw it at Ronnie's 8 in South County. Where did you see it at?
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