Stars: Charlton Heston, Oliver Reed, Richard E. Johnson, Isla Blair, Christian Bale
Genre: Adventure, Family
Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Runtime: 131 minutes
That adorable little imp Fievel Mousekewitz is back (An American Tail, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West). Plucky and determined, Fievel sets out on a quest for buried treasure, located under old New York City, where he and his family happily reside (although his sometimes-cranky father is a workaholic). Underground, Fievel meets a clandestine civilization of Native American mice, with a sweet little gal reminiscent of Pocahontas to provide a little romance to boot. This may be a direct-to-video offering, but the quality is topnotch--animation is rich and lush, and the original tunes are fun and catchy. Moreover, the movie stresses such welcome notions as loyalty, family, affection, friendship, honesty, and honor. There's even a modest but effectively put message about who really belongs in America. Dom DeLuise, Party of Five's Lacey Chabert, and David Carradine lend their voices to the production. (Ages 2 and older) --N.F. Mendoza
Mutiny! By God, I'll see them hang for it!
It's worse than Mutiny, Squire. It's murder. And if they're successful you won't see anything at all because you will be quite dead!
Captain, you were right and I was wrong. I own myself an ass and I await your orders.
No more an ass than I, sir. This crew beats me!
It's that Silver, he's a most remarkable man!
He'd look remarkably from a yard arm!