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An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999)

Fievel and other mice haunt the monster, with the result they want to track him down.

Director:

Larry Latham

Writers:

David Kirschner (characters), Len Uhley (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Thomas Dekker ... Fievel (voice)
Lacey Chabert ... Tanya (voice)
Jane Singer Jane Singer ... Mama (voice)
Nehemiah Persoff ... Papa (voice)
Susan Boyd ... Nellie Brie (voice)
Robert Hays ... Reed Daley (voice)
Pat Musick Pat Musick ... Tony (voice)
Dom DeLuise ... Tiger (voice)
Candi Milo ... Madame Mousey (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Slug (voice) (as Jeff Glen Bennett)
John Mariano ... Twitch (voice)
Joe Lala Joe Lala ... Bootlick (voice)
Sherman Howard ... Haggis (voice)
John Garry John Garry ... Lone Woof (voice)
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Storyline

Follow the clues to fun and excitement as the beloved little mouse takes on a big monster in this charming, full-length adventure. When a ferocious, mouse-nabbing creature puts fear into the hearts of New York City's rodents, Fievel and his friends team up with a reporter to chase after the scoop of the century and -- just maybe -- get a close-up look at the bad guy himself! Featuring three original songs and the voice talents of Dom DeLuise, Lacey Chabert and Robert Hays, An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster is a mischievous, musical good time that the whole family will enjoy! Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Lacey Chabert is the first actress to play Tanya for more than one instalment of 'An American Tail'. The first 2 films each had different actresses. See more »

Quotes

Tony Toponi: [lethargically] Paper, hey! Get yer paper...
[mouse walks by]
Tony Toponi: Fine! So stay ignorant!
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Connections

Follows An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Creature de la Nuit
(1999) [a.k.a. "Creature of the Night"]
Written by Michele Brourman & Amanda McBroom
Performed by Candi Milo (as Candy Milo), Jeff Bennett (as Jeff Glen Bennett), Joe Lala
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Sorry I found it too simplistic to enjoy it
8 June 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

So are there any redeeming qualities? The voice acting is pretty good with what they have, the villainess Madame Mousey was an enjoyable character(Cat R.Waul is my favourite American Tail villain though) and the film moves quickly. However, An American Tail:The Mystery of the Night Monster is not good at all for a sequel I feel, and I also feel it is the worst of the American Tail franchise,the best of course being the original. There are several reasons why I found this so.

One was the very simplistic story, that not only took a while to get going but was very predictable as well. Secondly, the songs are completely disposable, none of them memorable in any way. Thirdly, the script is incredibly juvenile and make you grit your teeth in its sheer banality. Fourthly, the animation is not good, at all, instead it is very flat with choppy editing. Fifthly, the characters don't have their likability any more, Fieval is now more annoying in alternative to sweet, and Tiger is no longer funny despite the fact that the late Dom DeLuise voices him. Sixthly, the ending is a real let-down, very rushed I felt.

Overall, not absolutely awful, but forgettable and charmless. 3/10 for the voice acting and villainess. Bethany Cox


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