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Still shot from the movie: An American Tail.

An American Tail

Fievel Mousekewitz and his mouse family set sail for America in the delightfully animated film about Russian immigrants. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 80
Theater Release: 21 Nov 1986
Video Release: 04 Mar 2014
MPAA Rating: G
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

For many early immigrants, the reality of life in America was far from the golden promises they had envisioned. How is that evidenced in the Mousekewitz’ expectations about no cats in America, and the loss of a loved one during the journey? What other sacrifices did early arrivals make in their new homeland?

Many of Fievel’s misfortunes were the result of his own choices. Do you think he suffered from poor judgment or willful disobedience? Would listening to his parents have helped him avoid some of his problems? In the end, what did he learn from his adventures?

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