Saturday, July 3, 2021

An American Tail


Definitely one of Don Bluth's better films (Steven Spielberg's involvement likely helped), about the Jewish-Russian/Ukrainian Mousekewitz family forced to flee their home for America believing (incorrectly of course) that there are no cats there (which serves as a key point for one of the film's songs). There are some things that might be a bit mature for younger audiences such as the smoking and drinking and a few scary moments, but the film definitely did a decent job with its ethnic characterization of the various cat and mouse characters, such as the French-accented Henri le Pigion and one of the leaders of the rodent resistance somewhat sounding like a female Elmer Fudd.

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