Where do you think your going? You're mine! Now get to work! You, what are you looking at? Back to work!
~ Moe
Moe is a large rat and the supporting antagonist in An American Tail. He is Warren T. Rat's friend and the owner of the sweatshop. He wears a white sleeveless shirt, red shorts and a yellow hat.

He was voiced by the late Hal Smith.


Moe is a cruel, ruthless, treacherous, and sinister taskmaster who takes any orphans as his captives and forces them to work for him, and won't allow them to leave.


Warren tricks Fievel that his family are in the sweatshop. Moe grabs Fievel and laughs evilly, and Fievel askes what about his family, but Warren said that he doesn't need a family that he has a job at the sweatshop. Fievel tries to get out, but Moe does not allow Fievel and the worker children to escape from his sweatshop.

Later, Fievel and the rest of the orphans escapes the sweatshop, and moe is not seen again for the remainder of the movie.


  • Moe is shown to be taller than Warren, even though he is a cat.
  • In the novelization, he is seen a little more. The worker children tie him up before escaping the sweatshop.
           Don Bluth Villains

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

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