Cactus Cat Gang is the main antagonistic fiction in An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. A gang of feline bandits from the Wild West, they intend only the worst for any and all mice they meet. However, their boss has plans of a more nefarious kind in mind.

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

The Cactus Cat Gang is first seen during Fievel Mousekewitz's imagination sequence. Having surrounded famous lawdog Wylie Burp, they intend to destroy him. However, an unexpected appearance from Fievel Mousekewitz (aka Filly the Kid) sends them running, as the young rodent hero blasts their weapons clean out of their hands, sending all of the cats (save for their leader) running into the desert with their tails in between their legs. As Wylie rewards Fievel for his aid with a golden sheriff's star, the Cactus Cat Gang's boss attempts to assassinate Fievel; naturally, though, Fievel is prepared for a fight, but a call from his mother halts his adventure and sends him back home.

The Cactus Cat Gang make an actual appearance roughly after Tiger loses his girlfriend. They were ordered by Cat R. Waul to just scare the mice away, causing chaos and destruction but NO eating only One Eye who almost disobeyed his boss. After convincing all the other mice to go to Green River, the cats ride the same train as them. Fievel's curiosity leads him to their car, where he over hears Cat R. Waul's plan: Have the mice be cheap labor for setting up their shops in town and then kill them all in one felt swoop.

When the mice arrive into town, they saw the land flourishing thanks for a flowing trickle of water that comes from a leak in the town's water tower... which Chula plugs up. Leading Cat R Waul to convince the mice to work with the cats in "peaceful coexistence". In which the entire society of mice help build shops for them, such as a saloons.

Cat R Waul tries to keep his men from keeping up the bluff up until when Wylie Burp, Tiger, and Fievel show up and stop their plans. Leading to a great battle, the cat gang end up in a letter bag, whisked away by a passing train.

It's unknown that all the cats in Green River were part of the gang, as most of them, save for Ms. Kitty and Tiger, knew the plan of mouse burgers.

Other Mediums

Fievel's American Tails

The Cat Gang ruffle appear as minor villains, basically voiceless henchmen to Cat R. Waul. Sweet William breaks out on his own with Slim and Felonius as his underlings, and in some episodes even opposes Cat R. Waul.

In the Fievel's Playland at Universial Studios, there is a photo-spot of a wanted poster of the gang, with holes in place of Cat R. Waul, Chula, and a short gun-slinging cat where visitors can stick their heads in and have their faces on their bodies.

Video Games

The Catgang members, mostly Cat R. Waul, Chula, and some of the enforcers, such as One Eye, appear as bosses in the video game adaption of the movie.


  • Cat R. Waul (leader)
  • T.R. Chula (second-in-command)
  • One Eye (potential enforcer)
  • Frenchy
  • Sweet William
  • Felonius "Earless" Poultroon (a skinny blue cat with a chunk of his ear missing)
  • Slim (a short, stout cat, despite his name)
  • The Architect (a bespectacled cat with a German accent)
  • Roger
  • Sylvester
  • Many unnamed cat bandits


  • The Catus Cat Gang, with the exception of Cat R. Waul, are one of the only antagonists to sing in the American Tail film series, the others are Mr. Grasping, Toplofty, O'Bloat, Madame MouseyTwitch, and the Outlaw Cats. 
  • One Eye is only the member of the gang who disobeyed his boss.


           UniversalLogo Animation Villains

Animated Features
Warren T. Rat | Mott Street Maulers (Digit) | Moe | Sharptooth | Cat R. Waul | Cactus Cat Gang (T.R. Chula, One-Eye & Sweet William) | Professor Screweyes | Steele | Junior Bloomsberry | Robert the Terrible | Serpent | Botticelli Remorso | 1 | 8 | Fabrication Machine | Machines (Cat Beast, Winged Beast, Seamstress, Steel Behemoths, Seeker Drones & Spiderbots) | The Chancellor's Party (Chancellor Fredinand) | Norvirus Raccoon | Percy "King" Dimplewade | Knuckles | Zhong | Mayor Muldoon | Heather Muldoon | Gunther

Other Animated Movies
Dr. Victor Frankenstein | Br'er Fox | Br'er Wolf | Nightmare Train

Ozzy & Strut | Hyp | Mutt and Nod | Ichy and Dil | Rinkus and Sierra | Pterano | Mr. Grasping | Toplofty and O'Bloat | Chief McBrusque | Scuttlebutt | Madame Mousey | Twitch | Niju | Nuk, Yak & Sumac | Farley the Fox | Danno Wolfe

See Also
DreamWorks Villains | Illumination Villains | Woody Woodpecker Villains

           Bluth Villains

Animated Features
Jenner | Dragon | NIMH | Warren T. Rat | Mott Street Maulers (Digit) | Moe | Sharptooth | Carface Carruthers | Killer | Hellhound | Grand Duke of Owls | Pinky | Hunch | Frog Bouncers | Grundel Toad | Berkeley Beetle | Mr. Mole | Mrs. Toad | Ms. Fieldmouse | Queen Gnorga | King Llort | Drake | Rasputin | Bartok | Ludmilla | Drej Queen Susquehana | Drej | Preed | Joseph Korso

Cat R. Waul | Cactus Cat Gang (T.R. Chula, One-Eye & Sweet William) | Mr. Grasping | Toplofty and O'Bloat | Chief McBrusque | Scuttlebutt | Madame Mousey | Twitch | Red | Belladonna | Martin Brisby | Dr. Valentine

Video Games
Singe | Lizard King | Borf | Mordroc

           Steven Spielberg signature Villains

Truck Driver | Great White Shark | René Belloq | Nazi Party (Major Arnold Ernst Toht, Herman Dietrich, Gobler, German Mechanic & Otto) | Satipo | Barranca | Keys | Reverend Henry Kane | (Poltergeists (Tree, Clown Doll & Gremlin) | Mola Ram | Thuggee (Chief Guard & Chattar Lal) | Lao Che | Mama Fratelli | Warren T. Rat | Mott Street Maulers (Digit) | Moe | Sharptooth | Judge Doom | Toon Patrol (Smartass, Greasy, Psycho, Wheezy & Stupid) | Walter Donovan | Nazi Party (Elsa Schneider, Ernst Vogel & Adolf Hitler) | Panama Hat | Garth | James Hook | Mr. Smee | Cat R. Waul | Cactus Cat Gang (T.R. Chula, One Eye & Sweet William) | John Hammond | Dennis Nedry | Ed Regis | Lewis Dodgson | Amon Goeth | Peter Ludlow | Dieter Stark | Steamboat Willie | Don Rafael Montero | Harrison Love | Lamar Burgess | Martians | Count Armand | Jacob McGivens | Hatsumomo | Irina Spalko | Antonin Dovchenko | Colonel Nelec | Cooper | Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine | Allan | Tom | Pedro | Falcon | Aristides Silk | Red Rackham | Fleshlumpeater | Giants (Bloodbottler & Bonecruncher) | Nolan Sorrento | Innovative Online Industries (I-R0k, F’Nale Zandor & Sixers)

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