An American Tail parents guide

An American Tail

A family of Russian immigrants find their American Dream--even if the streets aren't paved in gold

Overall A-

Fievel Mousekewitz and his mouse family set sail for America in the delightfully animated film about Russian immigrants.

Release date November 21, 1986

Violence B-
Sexual Content B+
Profanity A-
Substance Use C+

Why is An American Tail rated G? The MPAA rated An American Tail G

Run Time: 80 minutes

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An American Tail
Rating & Content Info

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Why is An American Tail rated G? An American Tail is rated G by the MPAA

A mouse family leaves Russia to immigrate to America where they learn to rely on each other and their fellow refugees to overcome their challenges.

Violence: B-
Homes are burned and destroyed by soldiers, mouse family has to leave home, cats chase and try to eat mice, violent ocean storm washes mouse overboard, mouse is lost from family, mouse is kidnapped by male character, mouse nearly injured in accident with train and with horse, mouse falls in machine, objects are thrown at mouse who falls out of a window, mouse chased by alley cats and captured, object falls and almost hits mouse, mouse enters scary neighborhood, mouse hits assailants with object, male character hit with slingshot, cats chase mice on pier, fireworks shoot at cats, gasoline spills and starts fire, mouse is hurt in fire.

Sexual Content: B+
At least two scenes of kissing between a young unmarried couple (of mice), scene with male mouse in tub, kissing between married mouse couple.

Language: A-
Mild name calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: C+
Character in bar is drunk and on at least one other occasion, male character offers female character a drink, male character burps alcohol in face of young mouse, secondary character smokes cigars and drinks alcohol, other character comments about ill effects of smoking.

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An American Tail
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated -----
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video G

News About "An American Tail"

Cast and Crew

An American Tail is directed by Don Bluth and stars Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of An American Tail movie is March 4, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes:  An American Tail

Release Date: 4 March 2014

An American Tail release to home video (Blu-ray/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) with the following extras:

- Somewhere Out There Sing-Along

- Theatrical Trailer

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For other films that portray a young man’s desire to be mature and independent, see the Australian film, The Man From Snowy River, or the animated Lady And The Tramp 2.

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