An American Tail

1986 G 1h 21m DVD

An American Tail

1986 G 1h 21m DVD
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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.
Erica Yohn, Nehemiah Persoff, Amy Green, Phillip Glasser, Christopher Plummer, John Finnegan, Will Ryan, Hal Smith, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn
Don Bluth
Full Screen 1.33:1
Spanish (Neutral), French
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 5+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 5+
age 5+

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 child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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