Michael Anthony "Mike Tavera (born September 24, 1961) is an American composer. He is a best known as composing live-action, direct-to-video and animation films especially An American Tail later sequels. He also composed television series.


  • On Native Soil


  • James Horner also composes Treasure in Manhattan Island with Tavera (although not involved with the production, Horner's music is re-used throughout both direct-to-video sequels).
  • He most likely took over original composer's place (ex. He took over Horner's place in sequels of An American Tail and The Land Before Time).