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Don Bluth United States, 1986

Michael Harbour's rating of the film An American Tail

Some nice background and environment animation incl. some gorgeous washes. A pretty decent pop song (the tune of which, in the Andrew Lloyd Webber tradition of milking your one good melody for all it's worth and more, is used over and over though the movie). Otherwise, the movie's a pretty lackluster and disappointing production. From filmmakers who've been known to "knock 'em out of the park," this is a failed bunt.