An American Tale Review

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While emigrating to the United States, young Russian mouse Fievel gets seperated from his family and must relocate them while trying to survive in a new country.

Don Bluth's Disneyesque success — and Steven Spielberg's first 'toon production — is a rather sprawling, wayward yarn with indifferent songs centred on a little Russian mouse named Feivel who becomes separated from his immigrant family on reaching 19th century America. Feivel, however, is an undeniable cutey whose adventures in the big city are sufficiently involving and sometimes tearful, and the animation is very attractive indeed.

A heartwarming tale of hope, ("In America there are mouseholes in every wall", "In America there are bread crumbs on every floor" and most importantly, "In American there are no cats".) that remains treat for kids and grown-ups alike.

Wayward and sprawling, but undeniably cute.