He nearly fires Tony Toponi from his job for being late, but is convinced by Mr. Mouskewitz to let him keep his job. When questioned by O'Bloat, another of the factory owners, why he let Toni keep his job, he says it's because fear is a powerful motivator. He is then convinced by the third factory owner,Toplofty, to keep an eye of Mr. Mousekewitz, so he has their spy, Scuttlebutt, spy on the Mousekewitz.
Upon finding out about the Indians, he tells the citizens that the Indians want to attack, stirring them up into an angry mob. After a long rampage to find the Indians, Dr. Dithering is accused of helping the Indians and brought to the bucther shop for his punishment. He is rescued by the friendly cat, Tiger, before Mr. Mousekewitz convinces all the mice that the indians mean nno harm and that the factory owners are the real enemy. The factory owners retreat, but not before telling Chief McBrusque to turn the Indian home into a burial ground.
After McBrusque is stopped, along with Scuttlebutt, the factory owners are forced to give the citizens what they want or they'll go broke. Mr. Grasping tells them that soon they will regain control, and that there are lots of ways to scare a cat, only to be scared off by Tiger..
- His personality, alongside the other factory owners personalities, is similar to Ratcliffe, using other slaves to work for them to be rich and made them forget about their Indian friends.
- Mr Grasping is voiced by Ron Pearlman who did the voice of Vincent in the TV series, Beauty and the Beast and portrayed Hellboy from the Hellboy films.
- Mr Grasping is the only antagonist to say fear is a powerful motivator.
- He is one of the antagonists in the American Tail series who is a mouse (alongside Toplofty, O'Bloat, Scuttlebutt, Chief McBrusque, Moe, and the Orphan Bullies)).
- Mr. Grasping and his colleagues are the only villains in the American Tail film series, who aren't really punished for their crimes in the end.
|Villains of An American Tail|
|Villains||Warren T. Rat • Digit • Moe • The Bullying Orphans• Cat R. Waul • T.R. Chula • Sweet William • One Eye • Frenchy • Mr. Toplofty • Mr. Grasping • Mr. O'Bloat • Chief McBrusque • Scuttlebutt • Madame Mousey • Twitch|
|Gangs||• The Cossack Cats • Mott Street Maulers • Cactus Cat Gang|
|An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island|
|Characters||Papa Mousekewitz • Mama Mousekewitz • Tanya Mousekewitz • Fievel Mousekewitz • Yasha Mousekewitz • Tiger • Tony Toponi • Cholena • Chief Wulisso • Lenape Mice • Mr. Toplofty • Mr. Grasping • Mr. O'Bloat • Chief McBrusque • Scuttlebutt • Dr. Dithering|
|Locations||New York • Les Club Des Grands Fromages|
|Songs||We Live in Manhattan • Anywhere in Your Dreams • Friends of the Working Mouse|