Henri dresses up Fievel. [33] Boxtress also released an illustrated book version of the film written by Cathy East Dubowski and Beverly Lazor-Bahr.[34]. [35] Another official of the company explained that he had little faith in the project, describing it as "charmless" and its animation "pedestrian". Tiger chases the train, trying to catch up with his friends, but is thrown off course by a pack of angry dogs. [11] According to Cavadini, there was another woman initially planned to voice Tanya but left the project, so Cavadini replaced her. While walking out of town, Fievel stops to talk with an elderly bloodhound sleeping outside the jail, discovering that he is actually Wylie Burp. Final shot of the film. [115] Fievel Goes West was issued to Blu-ray on April 4, 2017 in the United States,[116] July 4 in Canada,[117] and September 25 in the United Kingdom. "[67], Entertainment Weekly named it one of the best children's films of 1991 alongside Beauty and the Beast and Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991);[77] and The Seattle Times honored it as one of 1991's "Best arguments for sequels" alongside Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, and The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear. Tony sees Bridget the first time. A Dinosaur's Story and Balto. Fievel Goes West was promoted with a wide array of tie-ins and started in the top ten at the box office. Fievel about to be hit by a tidal wave. : A Dinosaur Story (1993) resulted from the poor quality of their stories, "and animation is a story-driven art form". I always thought that Fievel Goes West was, in chronological order, the successor to Treasure of Manhattan Island. He whips out his pistols and starts shooting at the cats, quickly disarming them and causing them to flee. [8], Don Bluth, who had partnered with Steven Spielberg on both the original film and The Land Before Time (1988), was set to direct and have Sullivan Bluth Studios provide the animation;[9] owing to creative differences, however, they parted ways. Warren T. Rat. Fievel Goes West was followed by a short-lived CBS series named Fievel's American Tails and two direct-to-video sequels and prequels: An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island (1998) and An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999). A Dinosaur's Story (1993), Balto (1995), and a screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats which never saw completion. [47] As of December 1, 2019, it is the 141st highest domestic-grossing G-rated film of all time[48] and 123rd worldwide. Waul is a businesscat, above such primitive and gruesome methods of collecting his food as chasing the mice down and eating them; 'an unnecessary expenditure of calories'. “Fievel Goes West” was the first film made by Amblination. "[59] The Radio Times enjoyed the animation the least, "the animation could easily have been done in the 1940s, such is its flat traditionalism. Shortly after, the mouse community falls under another attack by the cats—-this time led by an aristocratic cat named Cat R. Waul—-forcing the mice, including Fievel's family, to flee into the sewers. [40] It also has the 124th all-time biggest opening weekend for a G-rated film,[41] opening in fourth place with $3,435,625;[42] and has 60th smallest weekend drop for a film in 600-plus theaters thanks to its second week grossing $3,782,080. It's an indication of the general confusion that there isn't a single major horse character in this animated western. "[73] Halliwell's Film Guide labeled Fievel Goes West as an "enjoyable and high-spirited animated film that borrows plot and attitudes from classic Westerns. 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