An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
reviewed by the Coalition for Quality Children's Media
In this adventure, brave little
Fievel is lured out west by evil double-dealer Cat R. Waul, who plans
to turn the settlers into mouse burgers. With help of his friend Tiger,
Fievel joins forces with lawdog, Wiley Burp, to stop a sinister scheme.
Adult Juror Comments: Great movie with great animation, good music.
Funny chase scenes made kids laugh. Somewhat scary in parts,
particularly for younger kids. Has stereotypical modeling of good guy
vs. bad guys. "Engaging storyline that we tied to learning new habitats
and adapting to environments." Kid Juror Comments: Kids love it!
Fievel is a likeable role model because he takes action. "When the cats
tried to eat the mice, they were bad. More kindness is shown than
meanness though." "I loved seeing the dog teach the tiger." "It made
me think about the desert habitat."
Age Recommended: 4-8
Retail Price: $ 19.98
Available from: Universal Studios Home Video