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Fievel's American Tails is an American/Canadian animated television series, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio, Nelvana, and Universal Cartoon Studios. It aired for one season in 1992, and continued Fievel's adventures from the film An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991).

In 1993 and 1994, MCA/Universal Home Video released eight episodes on four VHS video-cassettes and two Laserdisc volumes. These have been the only home video release of the cartoon, at least in the United States. In the United Kingdom, the 12-episode series was released on six video-cassettes in 1995. Episodes have been released on DVD in France, Germany, and Italy. Universal currently has no plans to release the show on DVD in the United States, as of November 19, 2009.

In Russia, the cartoon, dubbed in Russian but retaining the original English titles and names, was broadcast on First Channel Russian Television (Russian: ОРТ) in summer 1996 with Woody Woodpecker. Repeat airings were broadcast in Spring 2002 and Winter 2005.

Don Bluth, the director of the original American Tail film, had no involvement with the series. Phillip Glasser and Dom DeLuise were the only two actors from the original film to reprise their roles, as Fievel and Tiger respectively. Cathy Cavadini, however, did reprise the role as Tanya, whom she voiced in the second film, taking over the role from Amy Green.

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[hide] *1 Episode list

[edit] Episode list

13 half-hour episodes were produced: season 1

  1. Fievel, the Lonesome Ranger
  2. Law and Disorder
  3. Little Mouse on the Prairie
  4. The Gift
  5. A Case of the Hiccups
  6. The Legend of Mouse Hollow
  7. Babysitting Blues
  8. The Lost Mother Lode
  9. A Mouse Known as Zorrowitz
  10. Mail Order Mayhem
  11. Aunt Sophie's Visit
  12. That's What Friends Are For
  13. Bell the Cats

[edit] Notes

[edit] Characters

  • Fievel Mousekewitz: A little mouse.
  • Tanya Mousekewitz: Fievel's older sister.
  • Yasha Mousekewitz: Fievel's baby sister.
  • Papa Mousekewitz: Fievel's father
  • Mama Mousekewitz: Fievel's mother
  • Cat R. Waul: Fievel's arch-nemesis.
  • Sweet William: One of Cat R. Waul's cronies.
  • Chula the Tarantula: Fievel's other arch-nemesis, and Cat R. Waul's sidekick. A caricature of Butch Cassidy.
  • Jack: One of Fievel's school mates. Most likely from Australia.
  • Jorge: Another one of Fievel's school mates.
  • Tiger: The only cat friend of the Jewish-Russian mouse family
  • Mr. J. M. Schimmel: The rat who owns the mouse sized general store in Green River.
  • Clint Mousewood: One of Fievel's heroes. – from "Mail Order Mayhem" A caricature of Clint Eastwood.
  • Hambone: The dog guard on the train. – from "The Gift"
  • Sidney: One of Fievel's more spoiled classmate. First appears in Law and Disorder.
  • Aunt Sophie: A relative of the Mousekewitz family. – from "Aunt Sophie's Visit"
  • Dr. Travis T. Hiprocates: A traveling doctor that gave away hiccup sweets. – from "A Case of the Hiccups". A caricature of Sigmond Freud.
  • Miss Kitty: Tiger's girlfriend. – from "Law and Disorder". A caricature of Dorothy Gibson.
  • Mr. Ironside: The school teacher, probably a mole.
  • Dog: The dog who guards the jail house.
  • Lorna Holcombe: A girl in Fievel's class.
  • Patty Paris: The baker. A caricature of Ona Munson's Belle Watling from Gone with the Wind.

[edit] Cast

[edit] Credits

Executive Producer Steven Spielberg
Production Executives Frank Marshall

Kathleen Kennedy

Executive Production Consultant David Kirschner
Created by David Kirschner
Executive Story Editors Hank Saroyan
J.R. Young
Story Editors Sam Graham
Chris Hubbell
Produced by Michael Hirsh

Patrick Loubert Clive A. Smith

Supervising Producer Stephen Hodgins
Line Producer Peter Hudecki
Directed by Lawrence Zelig Jacobs
Assistant Director Paul Riley
Voice Director Kelly Ward
Casting Maria Estrada
Production Supervisor Steve Chadwick
Production Manager Ruta Cube
Unit Director Claude Chiasson
Production Coordinators Jocelyn Hamilton
Mike DeMonna
Martina Moody
Designers Frank Nissen
Charles E. Bastien
Chuck Gammage
Ross Campbell
Joe Goesslin
Robert Walton
Patrick Rowsome
Blayne Burnside
Steven K. Manning
Stephen Wood
Posers Lynn Reist
David Boudreau
Alan Knappett
Design Coordinator Patty Beausoleil
Layout Supervisor Tony Tarantini
Layouts Dale DesRochers
Ron Wilson
Chris Minz
Rob Sadler
Chad Hicks
Frank Ramirez
Brad Markewitz
Michel Daze
Storyboard Bob Smith
Raymond Jafelice
John Yee
John Flagg
Vince Natali
Andrea Robbins
Storyboard Cleanup Supervisor Dave Quensnelle
Color Designer Rebecca Barclay
Paint Supervisor Mary Bertoia
Backgrounds Kellie Jobson
Theme Song Written and Performed by Hank Saroyan
Robert Irving
Music by Milan Kymlicka
Supervising Editor Rob Kirkpatrick
Post Production Manager Lan Lamon
Supervising Sound Editor Steve Cole
Picture Editors Richard Bond
Karen Saunders
Evan Landis
Peter Riley
Supervising Pre-Production Editor Darrell MacDonald
Supervising Breakdown Editor Rick Dubiel
Recording and Transfer Technians Mike Reid
Richard Stobiel
Additional Production Facilities Wang Film Production Co. Ltd.
[Bardel Animation Ltd.
The Hollywood Cartoon Company
Negative Cutting Services Catherine Rankin Productions
Laboratory Services Command Post and Transfer Corporation
Access Post Production Audio Inc.
The Filmhouse Group

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