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Episode 79: An American Tail – How Many Bands Have a Thunder Tube?

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For the next film in our ‘Mice & Rats’ series, we cover Don Bluth’s 1986 mouse film An American Tail.


  • More stories from Chelsea!
  • Main Discussion: An American Tail (1986)
  • A little history of the film and how Fievel got his name.
  • Who’s who in a Don Bluth production.
  • Talk of the figurative and literal meaning of “cats”.
  • How we feel of Fievel as a main character.
  • Classic Don Bluth scariness in the ocean.
  • Welcome to NYC! Fievel wandering and meeting a lot of different people.
  • Lots of accents happening here (plus a speech impediment).
  • The cats going to Hong Kong is depicting how cats really ended up in that city.
  • When will we get the Rotoscopers band together?
  • The Don Bluth dazzle is strong with this one.
  • Mail bag: Joshua K, Sarah, Dan, Henrieke, Drew
  • Don’t forget to use the hashtags #AnimAddicts and #AnimAddicts79 when talking about this episode on Twitter!

Runtime: 1:25:26, 20.6 MB


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About Morgan Stradling

Morgan is a native of Arizona and is a desert rat who loves the heat--she doesn’t even turn on the AC in her car in the middle of the summer! She loves big eyeliner, Survivor, Lady Gaga, and, of course, animated films. She has her MBA in Marketing from ASU and now works as a Product Manager for a tech company. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.