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

An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster DVD

Universal Family and Home Entertainment
Starring:
 Dom DeLuise, Thomas Dekker, Pat Musick
Directed by: Larry Latham

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: Fievel Mousekewitz (voiced by Thomas Dekkerr) suffers from nightmares caused by recent events where mice have been ripped violently from their homes by some unknown monster in the night.  His sister Tanya (voiced by Lacey Chabert) has started working for the Daily Nibbler where ace reporter Nellie Brie (voiced by Susan Boyd) is determined to find out the truth behind the disappearances.

Cartoon Cat: Fievel’s cat friend Tiger (voiced by Dom DeLuise) is back working with Tony (voiced by Pat Musick) and his Daily Nibbler delivery service.

An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster - Tiger and Tony newspapers

Tiger is the one sent for help from the Dog Council which meets in Central Park, a job Tiger doesn’t relish but sets out to do anyway.

An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster - Tiger cat falls in Central Park fountain

Bad Kitties: A gang of cats is being led by a mangy pink poodle named Miss Mousey (voiced by Candi Milo) and they are the villains behind the mice disappearances.

An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster - Miss Mousey and cat gang

The bad cats are often played as comedic villains and as such they even join Miss Mousey in song.

An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster - cat gang sings along with Miss Mousey

The truly scary cat in this piece is the demon cat of Fievel’s dreams!

An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster - demon cat from dream

Final Mewsings: Nightmare cats can haunt your dreams!


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