An American Tail

  • Directed by Don Bluth
  • United States, 1986, 80 mins.

After leaving behind his role at Disney as the animation director on such films as The Rescuers and Pete’s Dragon, Don Bluth and a group of former Disney artists struck out on their own and soon had a hit with The Secret of NIMH (1982). In collaboration with Steven Spielberg, Bluth followed NIMH up with the story of Fievel, a young mouse who is separated from his family during a forced emigration from Russia to America in the late 1800s. Displaying an uncommon emotional depth and accompanied by the Grammy Award-winning song “Somewhere Out There,” Fievel’s efforts to reunite with his loved ones form a tense and touching narrative of universal appeal.

Genres: Animation, Adventure