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Mr. Grasping 
is the main antagonist in An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Islandthe third An American Tail film. He is the leader of the factory owners. He is voiced by Ron Perlman.


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..

Villains in AAT3

From left to right: Toplofty, Grasping and O'Bloat.


  • 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. RatDigitMoeThe Bullying OrphansCat R. WaulT.R. ChulaSweet WilliamOne EyeFrenchyMr. ToploftyMr. GraspingMr. O'BloatChief McBrusqueScuttlebuttMadame MouseyTwitch
Gangs The Cossack CatsMott Street MaulersCactus Cat Gang
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island
Characters Papa MousekewitzMama MousekewitzTanya MousekewitzFievel MousekewitzYasha MousekewitzTigerTony ToponiCholenaChief WulissoLenape MiceMr. ToploftyMr. GraspingMr. O'BloatChief McBrusqueScuttlebuttDr. Dithering
Locations New YorkLes Club Des Grands Fromages
Songs We Live in ManhattanAnywhere in Your DreamsFriends of the Working Mouse

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