Cinema: Mousel Tov! an American Tail

Directed by Don Bluth; Screenplay by Judy Freudberg and Tony Geiss

A note of welcome social progress. After a half-century's domination by Wasps like Mickey and Mighty, the world of animated film is happily invaded by a Jewish mouse. He is named Fievel Mousekewitz, and the tale told by An American Tail is of his arrival on these shores a century ago as an immigrant from czarist Russia.

Oy, does he have troubles. Swept out of his family bosom and overboard from the ship carrying them to the New World by an Atlantic storm, Fievel bobs into New York harbor in a bottle. Quickly he discovers that American streets are not paved...

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