Warren T. Rat
Background information
Feature films An American Tail
Television programs
Video games An American Tail: Animated Movie Book
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice John P. Finnegan
Performance model
Honors and awards
Inspiration J. Worthington Foulfellow
Character information
Full name
Other names Warren T. Cat (real name)
Personality Wicked, arrogant, ruthless, rude, hypocritical, nefarious, treacherous, pompous, rational, abusive, traitorous (currently), witty, ambitious, whiny, argumentative, roguish, resentful, earnest, negative, thoughtful (formerly), polite (formerly), respectful (formerly), assertive, thoughtless (currently), conscientious, accountable, testy
Appearance Slender brown cat, sometimes wearing fake nose, fake ears that often look rat-like, gold tooth
Occupation Conman, Leader of the Mott Street Maulers
Alignment Bad
Goal To suck every penny out of the mice without protection from the cats (failed)
Home New York City
Allies Moe (formerly), Rasputin, Sharptooth, Carface, Grand Duke of Owls, Drake, Grundel (formerly), Jenner, Cat R. Waul, Ludmila, Madame Mousey, Muriel and Floyd, Red
Minions Digit, Moe, The Mott Street Maulers, Tiger (formerly), other cats
Enemies Fievel Mousekewitz, Mrs. Brisby, Tiger, Tony Toponi, Bridget, Gussie Mausheimer, Honest John, Papa Mousekewitz, Mama Mousekewitz, Street Dogs, Banjo, Crazy Legs, Zazu, Melinda, Cleo
Likes Money, power, conning mice, himself
Dislikes Fievel, mice, losing money, being outsmarted, being discovered as a fraud, being defeated, being humiliated
Powers and abilities Deception
Weapons Fire

His teeth and claws

Fate He, Digit, and the other cats are being chased down the pier by the "Giant Mouse of Minsk" and into the water and gets traveled to Hong Kong.
Quote "Gentlemen, cat's out of the bag. Get me that mouse!"
"Hey hey wait a minute. Who are you going to believe? Me or your own eyes?"

Warren T. Rat (real named as Warren T. Cat) is the main antagonist of An American Tail. It would later be revealed in the movie that he is really a cat in disguise who leads a group of cats called the Mott Street Maulers, who terrorize the mice of New York City. He is accompanied by a cockroach named Digit. His name may be a play on the word "warranty". He is voiced by the late John P. Finnegan.


He's greedy and he likes to think of himself as sophisticated, constantly misquoting Shakespeare. He also plays the violin horribly (though that might be because his fake nose kept getting in the way).

Role in film

He offers false friendship to Fievel when the two meet and offers to take him to his missing family - yet after gaining Fievel's trust he cruelly sells him to a sweatshop, when next they meet it is some time after Fievel managed to escape the sweat-shop: he sees Warren T for what he truly is, a cat, and is imprisoned by Warren T and his gang to stop him telling anyone, however, Fievel is released by Tiger - a soft-hearted minion who doesn't share the usual anti-mice feelings most cats do in the film.

He is later mentioned that to Honest John at Tammany Hall besides paying this one.

Warren T and his gang give chase to Fievel but are caught in a trap by the mice, who have had enough of being bullied and unleash a mechanical mouse that proceeds to knock Warren T and his gang off the harbor and into the sea - Warren T was last seen hitching a ride on a boat heading to Hong Kong along with his gang.


  • Warren was to be originally used for Banjo the Woodpile Cat as a character named Rocko. Unfortunately, this idea along with a termite (a lot like Digit) who saves Banjo from trouble before meeting Crazy Legs and Banjo being a full-length motion picture were all dumped, due to production costs.
  • He is the first primary villain in a Don Bluth motion picture to speak.


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