An American Tail: Fievel Goes West - Nostalgia Critic

  • Published on Apr 19, 2018
  • Everybody loves An American Tail, but it's sequel had a lot of people scratching their heads. Can the Nostalgia Critic figure out why?
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    An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (also known as An American Tail II: Fievel Goes West or An American Tail II) is a 1991 American animated comedy western film produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio.
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  • Jake A
    Jake A 46 minutes ago

    I just think this movie is more fun, which is what I like better :P Guess it's just personal preference

  • Seth Corbett
    Seth Corbett Day ago

    When I was a kid I didn't like the first one. It just seemed depressing to me. The sequel was fun.

  • Teen Anxt
    Teen Anxt Day ago

    Am I the only one seeing glitches on the screen where critic says "hello I'm the nostalgia critic, I remember it so you don't have to"? Do I need to get my tablet fixed?

  • Canadian Megatron
    Canadian Megatron 2 days ago

    I think this sequal was alright it wasn't as good as the first but it was nice

  • 798jeremy
    798jeremy 4 days ago

    What an underestimated critic !

  • Vincent Kenjiro
    Vincent Kenjiro 5 days ago

    Dem boobs though

  • Ihasmagma Animations

    And yet, no one remembers what the hell we were boycotting about. 😂😂😂 i love TheXvid’s comment section

  • Christian Cerritos
    Christian Cerritos 8 days ago +1

    8:25 i never ever noticed that part from my childhood! 0_0

  • Raoul 9753
    Raoul 9753 11 days ago

    I really like dthe movie...

  • Oz Gabriel
    Oz Gabriel 11 days ago +1

    8:35 there is its called WTF

  • robert roberts
    robert roberts 16 days ago

    it's good, the third one isn't too bad either

  • Calvin Gaster
    Calvin Gaster 17 days ago

    I grew up with this movie, and until seeing this had no idea it was a sequel to another movie.

  • B Suth
    B Suth 19 days ago

    Does anybody know what the name of the song that's playing in the background is while Doug is explaining his final thoughts about this movie?

  • YT LEE도영
    YT LEE도영 19 days ago +2


  • NekoSoren
    NekoSoren 27 days ago +1

    Uh...I'm afraid to ask but what is the controversy going on that everyone is talking about?

  • Aceystar 1
    Aceystar 1 Month ago +1

    In elementary the teachers let us watch movies during lunch it took about a week to finish 1 but i remember we all laughed at tiger's weird noises

    SEC TROOPER Month ago

    I had this on video when I was a kid

  • Garth Davis
    Garth Davis Month ago

    There's still the third movie and the spin-off series to be reviewed.

  • Coffincruisine
    Coffincruisine Month ago

    I love both films. Haha

  • Javier Gomez
    Javier Gomez Month ago +1

    Born in 1990 here, grew up watching this movie along with others like balto, cats don't dance, land before time etc. Truly wonderful times...And. now I am seeing this on netflix after 2 decades. :)

  • Jared Stout
    Jared Stout Month ago

    I love this movie

  • Erif The fox
    Erif The fox Month ago

    Movie sequels I find okay as it’s own thing. Like it’s a different version of the story.

  • Allen Woodall
    Allen Woodall Month ago

    I loved Fievel Goes West goes west. Jimmy Stewart John Cleese it was good pretty good game on nes.

  • Arcader1994
    Arcader1994 Month ago

    Fuck this episode! No, better yet, don't fuck this episode, don't let your friends fuck it! It's un-fuck-worthy! This episode is *_JUST AN ORGY OF ASS!_* This episode is a chicken-lickin'-finger-fuckin'-son-of-a-bitch! This episode is ball-cider! The Assholians bow down to this piece of shit! In other words, the episode sucks. - AVGN, but changed the word "game" to "episode."

  • ChanoCyber9Avila
    ChanoCyber9Avila Month ago +1

    8:26 DEATH BY SNOO SNOO!!!!!!

  • OmegaFoxxtrot
    OmegaFoxxtrot Month ago

    Okay, there's something I need to touch on before I watch this video. There's a certain song he's going to mention because he has to, and I know exactly what it is. You think you know about that fucking song? I'll tell you about that fucking song. You know that tune that plays in the back of your head at all times? The one you naturally tap whenever you're mind is somewhere else? Once you hear "The Girl You Left Behind" it becomes that fucking song! The last time I watched this movie or heard that song play was well over seven years ago and it's still in the back of my head. There is no escape from it. There is only accepting it.

  • Alejo Nissensohn
    Alejo Nissensohn Month ago

    Did anyone else know that everything in the american tale movies are allegorys for the situation of the Jews(mice)?

  • Frank Jordan
    Frank Jordan Month ago

    I remember watching this when I was little and being horrified if the scene with the Hawk and the scorpion, definitely aclassic in my books!

  • Pandy
    Pandy Month ago +1


  • Taligale
    Taligale Month ago

    Cinematically, of course American Tail is much better. ...It's just that it depresses me so much that whenever I watch it, I have to watch Fievel Goes West afterward to cheer back up.
    Also, there is one line I found just slightly weirder than "Anyone can be a god." When Chula is about to block off the water supply to Green River, he says "Chula do this, Chula do that. I'm a good looking spider, no? There's lots of old women who want to marry me." ...I could never figure out what that was even supposed to mean.

  • amanda byars
    amanda byars Month ago

    has anyone ever notice that in this scene 13:00 the mice in the back ground look like the mice from the first movie from the song "there are not cats in america" i swear look it up and you will see the animators copy and pasted the mice into the background omg!

  • The Byron show 2.0
    The Byron show 2.0 Month ago

    "I've never seen this marker before it must be god"-Nostalgia critic 2018

  • Carmen Herrera
    Carmen Herrera Month ago

    Is Doug Walker even familiar with the direct to video An American Tail sequels? I never hear him mention about them.

  • Wild man1314
    Wild man1314 Month ago

    and then next fievel goes to war (a world war 2 film)

    • Wild man1314
      Wild man1314 Month ago

      never mind a world war 1 film because some american kids sneak there way to join the war because the thought it would be an adventure

  • rkein
    rkein Month ago +1

    That was uneckchhable!

  • Eden Biru
    Eden Biru Month ago +1

    I’ve watched this movie many times and I’ve never noticed that Tanya’s dress was see through

    ETALET MAN Month ago +1

    I honestly liked this movie

  • Drake Redwolf
    Drake Redwolf Month ago +2

    11:40 walrus on drugs 😂😂

  • EverDownward
    EverDownward Month ago +1

    I like Fievel Goes West

  • Michael Bradley-Robbins

    My sister and I always enjoyed Fievel Goes West a lot more than An American Tail (which we saw only once) when we were kids.

  • BladiusPrime
    BladiusPrime Month ago +1

    This is this the movie that was Jimmy Stewart's last role.Well fuck he should have just retired.

  • Roy Barron
    Roy Barron 2 months ago +2

    Dead on pussy part

  • David Soto
    David Soto 2 months ago +1

    Shoot him in the picture already

  • happyhorror86
    happyhorror86 2 months ago +1

    That was unacchhhable

  • joshmnky
    joshmnky 2 months ago +1

    Your opinion is WRONG

  • Cody Taylor
    Cody Taylor 2 months ago

    I don't like that guy.

  • benrig89
    benrig89 2 months ago +3

    Honestly, I think I laugh more when NC is taking the piss out of movies I actually like.

  • ironballs16
    ironballs16 2 months ago +1

    I kind of wish that "Dreams to Dream" had gotten a bit more praise.

  • Daniel Rodriguez Alvarez
    Daniel Rodriguez Alvarez 2 months ago +1

    Who its in Latin america

  • Brandon The Creator 13
    Brandon The Creator 13 2 months ago +1

    4:45 Lost me next 6:36 I was kidding 8:22 9:42 12:48 Unacable scene 10:49 11:00 Werid in that sentnece

  • Anthony Barratt
    Anthony Barratt 2 months ago +1

    13:10 The most tearful Oscar moment ever.

  • Tyler H
    Tyler H 2 months ago +1

    Wiley Burp's voice is heartbreaking

  • The Stalking Chicken
    The Stalking Chicken 2 months ago +3

    Ouch the dislikes.... I'm sorry but this alone: 8:25 is taking 2 stars off my rating

    • fpal4
      fpal4 2 months ago

      The Stalking Chicken 12:40 though 👁️👁️

  • Tim Reyes
    Tim Reyes 2 months ago +1

    Your review for this movie is bullshit. This is one of the best sequels I've ever seen. I loved it as a kid and still love it today.

  • Andre Aba
    Andre Aba 2 months ago +2

    I like this review. The movie is surprisingly good, but not the original. I wish you didn't skip the Dreams to Dream song and scene. I was really hoping to hear what you thought of it.

    • Carmen Herrera
      Carmen Herrera Month ago

      omg, same here as well. Dreams to Dream is a very wonderful song. I'm surprised the Critic skipped it.

  • Lord Fadora
    Lord Fadora 2 months ago +1

    What was the controversy about again?
    I feel like it was just a giant flash in the pan that absolutely tarnished Channel Awesome’s reputation for a little bit, which really sucks because I feel like this review, and a bunch of other reviews at the time, got absolutely screwed over because of it.
    This review was pretty good. Doesn’t deserve to get a 1:3 dislike-like ratio.

    • Lord Fadora
      Lord Fadora Month ago

      Listener Canon I know that’s probably the case, I just don’t even remember what the situation was about.

    • Listener Canon
      Listener Canon Month ago +1

      Probably because people were just protesting and downvoting a video they didn't even see. Ever thought of it that?

  • SnakeStaffMagic
    SnakeStaffMagic 2 months ago

    I held off from watching this review because I love this film pleasantly surprised. I felt everything doug said was pretty fair and true!

  • The Dark Eevee 33
    The Dark Eevee 33 2 months ago


  • DA MotoNeko
    DA MotoNeko 2 months ago

    08:33 From my experience with anime. I think i've lost the ability to feel uncomfortable from scenes like that.

    DOVAH FARCRY 2 months ago

    despite what you say (some of which i agree with) i still love fievel goes west

  • William Gregory
    William Gregory 2 months ago

    Fievel Goes and gets raped by Jewario... oh wait, got confused with real life again. I'm always doing that.

  • Bill lupin
    Bill lupin 2 months ago +1

    Just going to skate over the commentary about how the west was built with exploited Irish and Chinese immigrant labor because "this is a sequel, and I have to hate it!"

  • Hayley Nelson
    Hayley Nelson 2 months ago

    Do the next movie!

  • snazztacular
    snazztacular 2 months ago

    Am i the only one who grew up with the first movie?

  • clayisahottie
    clayisahottie 2 months ago

    The biggest BS is how the third movie just "hand waves" this entire movie off as a simple dream that Fival had when he was sleeping.

  • Skywalker 96
    Skywalker 96 2 months ago

    I just wish they toned down the goofiness in this movie and put more creativity in the story. I don't hate this movie but it doesn't compare to the great first film.

  • Sonus Silver
    Sonus Silver 2 months ago

    "I've never seen this marker before; it must be God."
    Boy do I have an anime for you:

  • Princess Molestia
    Princess Molestia 2 months ago

    So, that see through dress part? Obviously they did both a tracing mistake and forgot to add a layer number over that scene. That's the only logical conclusion I can come up with; yeah, the studio animating it just fucked up.

  • Wright805
    Wright805 2 months ago

    2:35-2:45 I think the way it's supposed to work is that the mice, cats, dogs etc. can all understand each other but the humans can't so to them Tanya's singing just sounds like squeaking. The real question is how can they hear her from up there?

  • Sean Totanes
    Sean Totanes 2 months ago +1

    I loved this movie.

  • Francisco Silva
    Francisco Silva 2 months ago


  • Felicity aka The Skipper
    Felicity aka The Skipper 2 months ago +3

    I actually like both An American Tale and An American Tale: Fievel Goes West

  • charles Receski
    charles Receski 2 months ago +1

    The Native American mice thought that Tiger was one of their ancestral or nature spirits and treated him as a guest. The Hopi tribes of New Mexico have Kachina spirits who are transient entities that visit people and bestow wisdom and prosperity

  • charles Receski
    charles Receski 2 months ago +1

    Tanya had a beautiful voice and the New York critics were low class bottom feeders without taste

  • charles Receski
    charles Receski 2 months ago +1

    Wily Bert is far more dignified than Wily “Burp”

  • LEGEND 001
    LEGEND 001 2 months ago +2

    Heh heh...she said pussy...

  • Andrew Davis
    Andrew Davis 2 months ago

    Tonya looks older because there was one before this one about them going under ground and finding an Indian tribe

  • BDNeon
    BDNeon 2 months ago

    Oh, I think it should also be pointed out just how much James Horner plagiarized Aaron Copland for this soundtrack. Don't get me wrong, the music was great, but holy shit was it ever stolen as hell straight off of Aaron Copland's Rodeo.

  • BDNeon
    BDNeon 2 months ago

    Rest of the day? The Girl You Left Behind has been bouncing around in my head for 25 goddamn years.

  • Mastnaer Ceef
    Mastnaer Ceef 2 months ago


  • BlossomWolf5
    BlossomWolf5 2 months ago

    In case you didn't know, Tanya in this movie is voiced by Catherine Cavandini who also voiced Blossom from the original Powerpuff Girls series.
    I can't believe the Nostalgia Critic never mentioned this! -_-

  • Miss Moxie
    Miss Moxie 2 months ago +4

    What made Sullivan Bluth Studios different than Disney was the visuals. Sullivan Bluth used one hell of a lot more colors than Disney ever did, used techniques Disney never used, and employed plots that were more emotionally complex than Disney ever did. An American Tail, The Secret of NIMH, All Dogs Go To Heaven; they all offered us complex and dynamic characters in emotionally complex plots.
    Why exactly Sullivan Bluth movies were fodders for these awful sequels with convoluted plots, cheap animations, and dumbed down characters? It was like the first films always set the bar and the sequels NEVER measured up.
    And yeah the cat between the boobs was probably the creative contribution of a couple of pervs in the animation studios.
    And... The Secret of NIMH 2 basically shit all over the original.

  • Eltron Tootsie
    Eltron Tootsie 2 months ago

    Do Ready Player One

  • Basketbomber Slackingson
    Basketbomber Slackingson 2 months ago +1

    Watching him struggle makes me chuckle

  • Galaxy Fox
    Galaxy Fox 2 months ago +1

    I watched the movie the only thing I liked was the villain now I’m attached to a fictional cat because of how better he was than any other character in this movie

  • Charlie Caggiano
    Charlie Caggiano 2 months ago

    Best scene is where he eats the puppet. Satisfaction on so many levels

  • CrazyTrainJake22
    CrazyTrainJake22 2 months ago +1

    8:26 WHAT...THE...HELL??? O_O This Part Should Be Recommended To Be A Rated R! 😨

  • DismemberTheAlamo
    DismemberTheAlamo 2 months ago

    The point thats missed is the movie does live up to its name.
    An American Tale, as in American Story.
    American stories in this time were the traditional American immigrant (which the first covered), Westerns (ding ding), War movies (I dont think you could have done this), Slapsticks (... this had some of the aspects, but woudl have been to cliche in a kids animated feature) and Dramas / Love Stories.

  • ScreamingSturmovik
    ScreamingSturmovik 2 months ago

    i think i saw Fievel Goes West first and it was my favorite, ok there are those weird things like the family getting over Fievel quickly but the unlikely hero part is great, and ya it's a kids movie how sophisticated should it be?

  • Son Of Trex
    Son Of Trex 2 months ago +3

    Did she just stick a cat in her boobs while yelling "pussy bloody pussy bloody" etc

  • tyler lopez
    tyler lopez 2 months ago

    So when does he review the other ones?

  • Diego Reyna
    Diego Reyna 2 months ago

    In the third movie Fibel says it was all a dream

  • Peakey421
    Peakey421 2 months ago

    NC briefly became jontron

  • Judson Joist
    Judson Joist 2 months ago +1

    13:39 It's *"Sam Hill,"* not "Sam Hell."

  • Mod Man
    Mod Man 2 months ago +1


  • S R
    S R 2 months ago +1

    I love this movie and will always love this movie.

  • Paul NO
    Paul NO 2 months ago

    so how do you spell "unechable"?

  • Candycanecones 109
    Candycanecones 109 2 months ago +1

    . I love Don Bluth but can’t stand the original American tail!
    I take Fievel goes West 100% over the first film!

  • CitizenKahne1992
    CitizenKahne1992 2 months ago

    I think the original intention behind this film was that it was supposed to be a commentary about Manifest Destiny, but somewhere along the way, someone said, “Fuck it, make it a western.”

  • Precious Cosmos
    Precious Cosmos 2 months ago +2

    aw man. now i see why people find critics so nit-picky. as a child, this movie was hilarious and i liked all the songs. it was clearly written with just kids in mind and did its job well