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Reed Daley is the owner and editor-in-chief of The Daily Nibbler, a prominent mouse newspaper featured in An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster. He is loosely inspired by the New York World's owner/editor Joseph Pulitzer, and his name is a pun on the phrase "read daily". Under his management, the Nibbler has become one of the most prominent newspapers in New York, in part due to his tendencies towards "yellow journalism". He previously served as a war correspondent during the American Civil War.

He is voiced by Robert Hays.

Personality and Appearance[]

Reed Daley is dry witted and sarcastic. As a journalist, Reed favors attention-grabbing headlines and sensationalist stories over strict adherence to the facts, which has earned him some criticism. He has a secret crush on his star reporter, Nellie Brie, with whom he frequently argues. He has been known to act spitefully towards Nellie, such as when he assigned young Fievel Mousekewitz to be her partner during the Manhattan Night Monster investigation. However, he is also willing to put his life on the line for her and sustained serious injuries defending her from a cat attack. Following this incident, he confessed his true feelings for Nellie and proposed to her. Conversely, Reed deliberately rejects his feelings towards Tanya Mousekewitz, who worked as his secretary, because she was still underage.

Reed has black hair, brown and tan fur, and prominent ears. He wears a red vest, white long-sleeved shirt, and yellow pants.


  • Despite him as one of the film’s allies, Reed Daley's appearance is one of the franchise’s faults to Tanya's inconsistent issues regarding her unrequited crush towards a middle aged man as Tanya is far too young to date such, as well as being too naïve throughout The Mystery of the Night Monster compared to her unrequited crush with Clint Mousewood on an episode of Fievel's American Tails since she was more at an age of consent there. Even Fievel was much unaware to this when he questioned her about "liking him" earlier. Daley's purpose of not returning his feelings towards Tanya is because it is illegal for adults to share their relationships with little children. Because of modern sensibilities since the 2010s owing to the concerns regarding physical child abuse, instances to age disparity intimacy, or even unrequited to this type, are no longer used in children’s films and this was one of the reasons Universal Kids refused to broadcast this movie.
An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster
Characters Papa MousekewitzMama MousekewitzTanya MousekewitzFievel MousekewitzYasha MousekewitzTigerTony ToponiNellie BrieReed DaleyMadame MouseyTwitchBootlickSlugLone WoofThe Dog High Council
Locations New YorkThe Daily Nibbler
Songs Get the FactsCreature de la NuitWho Will