An American Tail


1h 25m 1986

Brief Synopsis

A family of Russian mice is traveling aboard a ship to start a new life in America when their young son Fievel is washed overboard. Believing that he is lost at sea, they sadly start life in their new home without him. But in fact, Fievel has crossed the ocean in a bottle, and, once in the U.S., he

Film Details

Also Known As
American Tail, Fievel sbarca America, Fiével et le nouveau monde, Resan Till Amerika
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1986
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Sullivan Studios Ltd, Ireland; Sullivan Studios, Van Nuys, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Synopsis

A family of Russian mice is traveling aboard a ship to start a new life in America when their young son Fievel is washed overboard. Believing that he is lost at sea, they sadly start life in their new home without him. But in fact, Fievel has crossed the ocean in a bottle, and, once in the U.S., he begins a series of adventures as he tries to find his family.

Crew

Christopher Ackland

Sound Editor

Eithne Agnew

Assistant

Diane Albracht

Color

Renee Alcazar

Other

Estelle & Alfonso

Choreographer

Tim Allen

Inbetweener

Jane Anderson

Other

Peter Anderson

Other

Tamara Anderson

Inbetweener

Cynthia Ankney

Assistant

David R Ankney

Animator

Charlotte Armstrong

Other

Debbie Armstrong

Inbetweener

Peter Asher

Song

Barry Atkinson

Visual Effects

Barry Atkinson

Background Artist

Leslie Aust

Other

Anne Marie Bardwell

Visual Effects

Anne Marie Bardwell

Animator

Donah Bassett

Negative Cutting

Vonnie Batson

Animator

Mannix Bennett

Inbetweener

Rick Bentham

Background Artist

Ken Berger

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Helene Blitz

Production Accountant

Don Bluth

Production Designer

Don Bluth

Storyboard Artist

Don Bluth

Producer

Don Bluth

Titles

Russell Boland

Other

David A Bossert

Special Effects Assistant

Brian Boylan

Other

Kevin Brazier

Sound Editor

Karl Bredendieck

Animator

Ann Brennan

Other

Barbara Butterworth

Inbetweener

Kent Butterworth

Inbetweener

Annette Byrne

Other

Robert Byrne

Other

Michael Carey

Other

Cathy Carr

Negative Cutting

Jason Carr

Production Assistant

John K Carr

Editorial Assistant

Daryl Carstensen

Other

Yvonne Carthy

Other

Don Casey

Inbetweener

Michael Casey

Special Effects

Betsy Cathcart

Song Performer

John Cawley

Production Coordinator

Michael Cedeno

Animator

Karen China

Other

Mark Christiansen

Inbetweener

Michael Clifford

Music Editor

Don Cloud

Other

Gerard Coleman

Other

David Concepcion

Animator

Nicholas Connolly

Other

Eileen Conway

Other

Aiden Cooney

Other

Lisa Corcoran

Other

Jesse Cosio

Animator

Annamarie Costa

Animator

Ann Costello

Production Assistant

Jill Coughlan

Other

David Craig

Production Assistant

Fred Craig

Photography

Fred Craig

Production Manager

Olga Tarin Craig

Color

Ken Cromar

Production Coordinator

Nollaig Crombie

Inbetweener

Stephen Cullen

Other

Anne Marie Daly

Other

Donnachada Daly

Other

Paul Daly

Other

Tom Daly

Other

Eric Daniels

Inbetweener

Gene Dauer

Other

Chris David

Consultant

Rachel David-ames

Production Accountant

Denis Deegan

Other

Gary Delise

Other

Dom Deluise

Song Performer

Brian Dempsey

Other

Sean Dempsey

Other

Hope Devlin

Apprentice

Kevin Donoghue

Apprentice

Madeleine Downes

Other

Colm Duggan

Inbetweener

Karen Dwyer

Other

Robin Eaton

Other

Terri Eddings

Other

Louis L Edemann

Audio Consultant

Gerard Egan

Other

Jeff Etter

Animator

Gina Evans

Other

Jill Everett

Animator

Lori Falchi

Production Assistant

Jane Feinberg

Casting

Mike Fenton

Casting

Michael Fisher

Other

John Fitzgerald

Other

Andrew Fitzpatrick

Production Accountant

Sylvia Fitzpatrick

Other

Alan Fleming

Other

Paul Fletcher

Production Assistant

Elaine Fox

Other

Kevin Fox

Animator

Donal Freeney

Other

Judy Freudberg

From Story

Judy Freudberg

Story By

Judy Freudberg

Screenplay

Paul Frost

Production Assistant

Michael Garry

Other

Fiona Gavin

Other

Mary Gavin

Other

Tony Geiss

Story By

Tony Geiss

From Story

Tony Geiss

Screenplay

Peter Gentle

Other

Mike Genz

Inbetweener

Phillip Glasser

Song Performer

Patrick Gleeson

Inbetweener

Deborah Goddard

Other

David Goetz

Background Artist

David Goetz

Visual Effects

David Goetz

Titles

Gary Goldman

Screenplay

Gary Goldman

Producer

Linda Gordon

Casting

Vernette Griffee

Other

David Groome

Other

John Guarnieri

Song Performer

Heidi Guedel

Animator

Carlos Gutierrez

Other

Edgar Gutierrez

Other

Bob Hagans

Color Timer

Andrew Haldeman

Other

Gary Hall

Other

Barbara Hamane

Other

Brendan Harris

Other

Warren Hays

Song Performer

Anne Duffy Hazard

Other

Bernard Heriott

Other

Kathleen Quaife Hodge

Special Effects

Silvia Hoefnagels

Assistant

Todd Hoff

Inbetweener

T Daniel Hofstedt

Animator

Jacqueline Hooks

Other

Jon Hooper

Assistant

James Horner

Song

James Horner

Music

G A C Hoskins

Music Conductor

Jeffrey Howard

Special Effects

Tom Hush

Special Effects

James Ingram

Song Performer

Deborah Jelin

Associate Producer

Emily Jiuliano

Assistant

Joe Jiuliano

Animator

Patrick Read Johnson

Visual Effects

Carl Jones

Other

Cathy Jones

Assistant

Gary Jones

Other

Skip Jones

Animator

Eimear Joyce

Other

Conor W Kavanagh

Other

Paul M Kelly

Apprentice

Paul M Kelly

Other

Kathleen Kennedy

Executive Producer

Geraldine Kieernan

Other

Sarah-jane King

Color

David M. Kirschner

From Story

David M. Kirschner

Story By

David M. Kirschner

Executive Producer

Jorgen Klubien

Animator

Dan Kuenster

Titles

Dan Kuenster

Visual Effects

Dan Kuenster

Animation Director

Diann Landau

Special Effects

Dorse A Lanpher

Animation Supervisor

Dorse A Lanpher

Titles

Vera Lanpher

Assistant

Siobhan Larkin

Other

Helen Lawlor

Inbetweener

Rachel Leighton-weinlein

Accounting Assistant

Larry Leker

Titles

Larry Leker

Storyboard Artist

Ernie Locket

Music

William Lorencz

Visual Effects

William Lorencz

Background Artist

Fiona Mackle

Other

Moya Mackle

Other

Orla Madden

Other

Barry Mann

Song

James Devalera Mansfield

Other

Shirley Mapes

Assistant

William Marmor

Other

Frank Marshall

Executive Producer

Ross Marshall

Inbetweener

Marion Mathieu

Inbetweener

Ann May

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
American Tail, Fievel sbarca America, Fiével et le nouveau monde, Resan Till Amerika
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1986
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Sullivan Studios Ltd, Ireland; Sullivan Studios, Van Nuys, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Award Nominations

Best Original Song

1986
James Horner

Best Original Song

1986
Barry Mann

Best Song

1986

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 21, 1986

Released in United States on Video September 1987

First animated motion picture from Steven Spielberg. First major studio film distributed simultaneously in both English and Spanish.

Spanish language version available.

Released in United States Fall November 21, 1986

Released in United States on Video September 1987