The Bullying Orphans are the final antagonists of the first film, a trio of homeless orphans living in Orphan Alley. They only appear together in one scene, where they mock Fievel after finding him sleeping in their spot, telling Fievel he will never be able to find his family and that he should forget them because they don't care about him. When Fievel breaks down and agrees, they let him join them, shoving Fievel into a puddle and throwing hay at him so he can make himself a bed. They are presumed to be scared away by Gussie and Tiger when they tried to reunite Fievel with his family, or they had already left by then.
According to storyboards, their names are Roc (the fat one with black hair), Pee Wee (the gray one in the orange hat), and Noodles (the bald one with glasses).
Noodles is seen earlier at Moe's Sweatshop. He tells Fievel and Tony to "pipe down" when they first meet because he was trying to sleep. It seems likely he didn't remember Fievel when he saw him at Orphan Alley, and his escape clearly didn't make him any less pessimistic.
- The DVD version changes the voices of Pee Wee and Roc, as well as some of their dialog for unknown reasons. These changes carried over onto the Blu-Ray version as well.
- They also appear in An American Tail: The Computer Adventures of 'Fievel and His Friends, where they are friends with Tony Toponi.
- Noodles' design might be a reference to The Yellow Kid, a comic strip character from the 1890's.
|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 • Felonius • Mr. Toplofty • Mr. Grasping • Mr. O'Bloat • Chief McBrusque • Scuttlebutt • Madame Mousey • Twitch • Bootlick • Slug|
|Gangs||• The Cossack Cats • Mott Street Maulers • Cactus Cat Gang • The Outlaw Cats|
|An American Tail|
|Characters||Papa Mousekewitz • Mama Mousekewitz • Tanya Mousekewitz • Fievel Mousekewitz • Yasha Mousekewitz • Tiger • Henri • Tony Toponi • Bridget • Gussie Mausheimer • Honest John • Warren T. Rat • Digit • Mott Street Maulers • Moe • The Bullying Orphans|
|Locations||Shostka, Russia • Statue of Liberty • New York • Castle Garden • Moe's Sweatshop • Orphan Alley|
|Songs||There Are No Cats In America • Never Say Never • Somewhere Out There • A Duo|