Hors commerce proof produced by MCA Universal / Amblin Studios. Circa 1986. Silkscreened black lines on recto, hand-painted in color acrylic on reverse, over color print background, as issued. 343x420 mm; 13 1/2x16 1/2 inches, sheets. Marked "HC 1/10" in ink; gold MCA Universal / Amblin Entertainment seal stamp in lower right corner of celuloid.
The image features a heartwarming scene of young Fievel and Tanya Mousekewitz gathered around Papa as he tells them stories. This is a special example of a scarce cel, produced as a very small edition of 100, since it is marked as the first HC artist's proof, which was never intended for sale. An American Tail is the story of the Mousekewitzes, a family of Russian-Jewish immigrant mice, which focuses on young Feivel's journey to reunite with them. The film was a box office success and provided further proof that Don Bluth's "upstart" studio could be formidable competition to Disney.