Background information
Feature films An American Tail
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Christopher Plummer
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Henri le Pigeon
Other names
Personality Kind, helpful, supportive, even-tempered, rational, wise, philosophical, friendly, caring, protective, reasonable, inspiring, informative, cool-headed, gentlemanly, polite
Appearance Chubby gray pigeon, red bow, black top hat
Occupation Worker on the Statue of Liberty
Alignment Good
Goal To teach Fievel to "Never say Never" (succeeded)
Home New York City
Allies Fievel Mousekewitz, Tanya Mousekewitz, Tiger, Papa Mousekewitz, Mama Mousekewitz, Mrs. Brisby, Cholena
Minions His pigeon ladies
Enemies Warren T. Rat, Cat R. Waul
Likes Fievel, the statue, helping others
Dislikes The word "Never", Fievel's lack of confidence
Powers and abilities Flight
Fate He gives Fievel and Tanya a ride to see the Statue of Liberty and tells Fievel he will see more of America someday
Quote "Excuse moi, pardon, did you say never? So young, and you've already lost hope! This is America, the place to find hope. If you give up, you will never find your family. So never say never."

Henri is a minor character from An American Tail. He is a French-accented pigeon who is busy working on the Statue of Liberty (which is later finished at the end, revealed to be made of copper and it isn't green). He voiced by Christopher Plummer.


Role in Film



Spielberg wanted his character cut, but Bluth fought to keep him in, and eventually won.

Henri was voiced by Christopher Plummer which was his first character to be a bird and who would later go on to voice the Grand Duke of Owls

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