An American Tail
This heartwarming animated tale follows the adventures of Fievel, a young Russian mouse who immigrates to America, where he promptly becomes separated from his family and must make his own way in the strange and sometimes perilous new world.
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- Don Bluth
- DVD and streaming
- 1987 Academy Award®
- Best Music Song nominee
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; featurette; games; trailer.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the main character in this feel-good animated movie spends much of the film trying to find his parents, who he was separated from during a storm at sea. He faces many perils, including a near-drowning and attacks from monstrous cats, during his journey, which may prove too scary for the youngest viewers.
- Sexual Content
- Young mice share a kiss. Buxom pigeons represent the French bird female population.
- A village is burned and cats attack mice. Peril on a ship's deck results in a mouse being lost at sea and separated from his parents. Fievel is caught in a fire.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- An adventure with meaning, this story about the immigration experience from a mouse's point of view sheds a light on some of the dire circumstances that emigres experienced in the late 19th century.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Honest John, a mouse political leader, drinks to excess at a wake. Characters smoke cigars.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it