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Chief McBrusque is one of the two secondary antagonists (alongside Scuttlebutt) of An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island. He is voiced by Sherman Howard.


McBrusque is a ferocious, and overweight, yet muscular rat chief of the NYPD (New York City Police Department), and a very strict and harsh chief. He enjoys killing the workers by beating them and causing trouble to the other mice of New York, particularly the immigrants, calling them as trouble-makers, as earlier, he and his men killed the glasses-wearing worker, devastating the other workers seeing this. He, like the factory owners are suspicious of Papa and accused him as a trouble-maker. When he followed Fievel and the others to the underground cave, there was a battle between the Indians and the police. Eventually, the police surrendered and were believed to have left. Then, as Fievel was about to set the gunpowder, McBrusque and Scuttlebutt returned for round two only to fall down a pit which was soon filled with water after the gunpowder went off, drowning him.


  • He and Scuttlebutt are the only villains in the American Tail series to be killed off.
  • Despite being a secondary antagonist, Chief McBrusque is one of the most evil villains in the American Tail film series (alongside Warren T. Rat) because of his cruelty to the workers and others.


You can find the Chief McBrusque Gallery here.

Villains of An American Tail
Villains Warren T. RatDigitMoeThe Bullying OrphansCat R. WaulT.R. ChulaSweet WilliamOne EyeFrenchyFeloniusMr. ToploftyMr. GraspingMr. O'BloatChief McBrusqueScuttlebuttMadame MouseyTwitchBootlickSlug
Gangs The Cossack CatsMott Street MaulersCactus Cat GangThe Outlaw Cats
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island
Characters Papa MousekewitzMama MousekewitzTanya MousekewitzFievel MousekewitzYasha MousekewitzTigerTony ToponiCholenaChief WulissoLenape MiceMr. ToploftyMr. GraspingMr. O'BloatChief McBrusqueScuttlebuttDr. Dithering
Locations New YorkLes Club Des Grands FromagesCheese Factory
Songs We Live in ManhattanAnywhere in Your DreamsFriends of the Working Mouse