"He may be spineless. But he got what he wanted out of you, and that makes him a troublemaker."
(Mr. Toplofty explaining to Mr. Grasping why Papa is a threat)

Mr. Toplofty is one of the two secondary antagonists in An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island. He is one of the factory owners who, like his associates, Mr. Grasping and Mr. O'Bloat, is greedy and corrupt. He is voiced by the late Tony Jay. 


Mr. Toplofty was the first to find out that Papa Mouskewitz was a troublemaker to the factory and convinces Mr. Grasping to keep an eye on him after he got what he wanted out of him. Mr. Grasping agrees, so The Factory Owners sends Chief McBrusque to keep an eye on Papa, while sending Scuttlebutt to spy on Dr. Dithering to see if the good doctor has anything in his collection of treasures that could be of any use to them. In the end Papa convinces everyone that they have made themselves foolish monsters, and that they should be friends with the Indians. 

Toplofty, Along with Mr. Grasping are defeated by the workers and the Indians. They weren't seen again afterwards (due to concept issues).


Mr. Toplofty shares the same personality of Mr. Grasping and Mr. O'Bloat, but appears much more convincing then the others. He was the first to find out that Papa was a troublemaker and he supported Dr. Dithering's research as part of the're public commitment to culture. After Papa convinces the mice that the Indians mean no harm and the factory owners as the real enemy, Toplofty was furious and blames Mr. Grasping for making everyone hate them (presumably for lying that Mousekewitz was a foreigner and not one of them, when in reality they were all foreigners).


You can find Mr. Toplofty gallery here.


  • He is voiced by the late Tony Jay, who also voiced Judge Claude Frollo from Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Shere Khan from The Jungle Book 2 and TaleSpin
  • Mr. Toplofty is almost similar to Shere Khan from TaleSpin as they were both voiced by the late Tony Jay and were both greedy and corrupt business villains. The difference is that Shere Khan is more of an anti-hero, as he does have a sense of morals and is willing to help aid those who have helped him. 
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
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