AN AMERICAN TAIL: THE MYSTERY OF THE NIGHT MONSTER (Video Release USA 2000)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.5|5.0 Starsììì

An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster—not the best in its class—has a storyline that apparently has run its course as it does not compare well with the first story in the series. It serves as a good children’s film, but needs script rewrite to make it work smoothly, to increase its strength of story, and to move it away from average and weak. Overall the movie works in a predictable and sometimes trite manner.

Storyline

Disappearing mice, mice newspaper reporters, and cats living by natural instincts make up the structure of this story.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Larry Latham for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Larry Latham for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Fievel (voice of Thomas Dekker), Tanya (voice of Lacey Chabert), Mama (voice of Jane Singer), Papa (voice of Nehemiah Persoff), Nellie Brie (voice of Susan Boyd), Reed Daley (voice of Robert Hays), Tony (voice of Pat Musick), Tiger (voice of Dom DeLuise), and Madame Mousey (voice of Candi Milo).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. If audience intent is to finish the series, then this is the next story. The best in the series, however, is the first story, An American Tail.


Ben Meyers

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