McBrusque is a ferocious, and overweight chief of the NYPD (New York City Police Department), and a very strict and harsh chief. He enjoys beating and causing trouble to the other mice of New York, particularly the immigrants, seeing them as trouble-makers. He, like the factory owners are suspicious of Papa and see 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 drown in the river after Fievel set the gunpowder. He has never been heard of ever since.
- He and Scuttlebutt are the only villains in the American Tail series to be killed off.
- Despite being a major 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.
- During the sequence McBrusque fights Fievel in the final climax, he say to the young mouse “Didn’t you mother tell never to play with fires? You might get burned!”. This is because of Sherman Howard was given dialogue limitation as a threat-related dialogue would be too unsettling to be used in front of Thomas Dekker, who was 9-10 years old at the time.
You can find the Chief McBrusque Gallery here.
|Villains of An American Tail|
|Villains||Warren T. Rat • Digit • Moe • The Bullying Orphans• Cat R. Waul • T.R. Chula • Sweet William • One Eye • Frenchy • Felonius • Mr. Toplofty • Mr. Grasping • Mr. O'Bloat • Chief McBrusque • Scuttlebutt • Madame Mousey • Twitch • Bootlick • Slug|
|Gangs||• The Cossack Cats • Mott Street Maulers • Cactus Cat Gang • The Outlaw Cats|
|An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island|
|Characters||Papa Mousekewitz • Mama Mousekewitz • Tanya Mousekewitz • Fievel Mousekewitz • Yasha Mousekewitz • Tiger • Tony Toponi • Cholena • Chief Wulisso • Lenape Mice • Mr. Toplofty • Mr. Grasping • Mr. O'Bloat • Chief McBrusque • Scuttlebutt • Dr. Dithering|
|Locations||New York • Les Club Des Grands Fromages • Cheese Factory|
|Songs||We Live in Manhattan • Anywhere in Your Dreams • Friends of the Working Mouse|