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Twitch is the leader of the Outlaw Cats, and the secondary antagonist in An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster. He is voiced by John Mariano.

He is Madame Mousey's right-hand cat. He has a very short temper, and he gets easily abused by Mousey (as is evident throughout the song "Creature de la Nuit"). Twitch despises Mousey and teased her about her problems with the other dogs. When they came back after a failed attempt to get rid of Nellie and Fievel, Twitch tries to get the cats to turn on Mousey because he believed they were better off without her and since they had Mousey's sewer maps, they had a way to get past the mice gate that protects them from the cats. At the near end of the film, Twitch and his minions attack Fievel, Nellie, Reed, and Tanya with Mousey's monster machine. However it gets destroyed but Twitch survived and he attacks Reed and Nellie, but Fievel saved them and he tries to catch Fievel. But he gets defeated when Fievel tricks him by activating the printing newspaper machine, and he got wrapped up in a newspaper. It is unknown what happened to him after that. He could be sold to an owner, escaped being tied up, or he died from suffocation.


  • He could be one of the followers of Warren T. in the first movie, which explains why he lived in the sewers with the other cats. Papa reads in the newspaper that the outlaw cats had run away, so it is possible Twitch was one of them.
  • Unlike the cats from previous films, who wear clothing and walk on two legs, Twitch and his minions walk on all fours and have no clothing, like Madame Mousey and Dog Council in the film. The reason for this is unknown but it could be possible that they are very poor cats that live in the sewers with no money and no clothing, unlike the much more richer cats, such as the Catus Cat Gang and the Mott Street Maulers. The Maulers gang also lives in the sewers, but they wear clothes and have more stuff such as a piano, a deck of cards, and a mirror. This is possibly thanks to Warren, who gets money from the mice. Twitch and his gang do not have any of that. However, Mousey helps them build a machine that kidnaps all of the mice in New York. It's possible that this is built from Mousey's own money from the mice.
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 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