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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.