History EstablishingCharacterMoment / AnimatedFilms

5th Oct '17 9:59:23 PM Pamina
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** Simba has two. The first one is when he's a cub and his love for adventure, impatience and admiration for his father Mufasa are showcased with him being the first one awake on Pride Rock and attempting to wake the older lion up. The second one comes in as an adult when he's stargazing with Timon and Pumbaa. This personality as an adult shows that he's matured a lot after seeing Mufasa die, being blamed for the crime by the real culprit Scar, and finding comfort with a new father figure and uncle figure in Timon and Pumbaa respectively.
** Timon and Pumbaa have one showcasing their fun-loving comic relief personalities as they laugh about chasing vultures away from the unconscious Simba.

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** Simba has two. The first one is when he's a cub and his love for adventure, impatience and admiration for his father Mufasa are showcased with him being the first one awake on Pride Rock and attempting to wake the older lion up. The second one comes in as an adult when he's happily stargazing with Timon and Pumbaa. Pumbaa, only to sadly wander away when they laugh at the idea of "the great kings of the past" looking down from the stars. This personality as an adult shows that while he's matured a lot after seeing Mufasa die, being blamed for the crime by the real culprit Scar, and finding found comfort with a new father figure and uncle figure in Timon and Pumbaa respectively.
Pumbaa, he's still secretly traumatized from having seen Mufasa die and been blamed for the crime by the real culprit, Scar.
** Timon and Pumbaa have one showcasing their fun-loving comic relief personalities as they laugh about chasing vultures away from the unconscious Simba. Pumbaa's straightforward kind heart is shown when he immediately wants to take Simba home with them, while Timon is established as a {{Jerk With A Heart of Gold}} when he wants to leave the half-dead cub behind out of fear, only changes his mind when Pumbaa points out that having a lion to protect them would be useful, and [[GladIThoughtOfIt takes the credit for that realization.]]
31st Jul '17 7:48:47 AM DisneyFan94
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** Po's first scene is in the dream sequence which begins the film. He is imagining himself as a respected warrior, establishing his admiration for kung fu. Later after he wakes up, another establishing character moment he has showcases his awkwardness when his kung fu moves attract the attention of a pig villager.



** Simba has two. The first one is when he's a cub and his love for adventure, impatience and admiration for his father Mufasa are showcased with him being the first one awake on Pride Rock and attempting to wake the older lion up. The second one comes in as an adult when he's stargazing with Timon and Pumbaa. This personality as an adult shows that he's matured a lot after seeing Mufasa die, being blamed for the crime by the real culprit Scar, and finding comfort with a new father figure and uncle figure in Timon and Pumbaa respectively.
** Timon and Pumbaa have one showcasing their fun-loving comic relief personalities as they laugh about chasing vultures away from the unconscious Simba.



** Having established ''that guy'' as our protagonist, his advisor, Yzma, is quickly established as being even worse as she sits on his throne, tuning out a pitiful little peasant whose voice bears more than a passing resemblance to Piglet:

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** Having established ''that guy'' as our protagonist, his advisor, Yzma, is quickly established as being even worse as she sits on his throne, tuning out a pitiful little peasant whose voice bears more than a passing resemblance to Piglet:[[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Piglet]]:



** Johnny quietly sings to himself while waiting awkwardly for his dad and his gang to return from their latest heist.

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** Johnny quietly sings to himself while waiting awkwardly for his dad and his gang to return from their latest heist.heist.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'': Ducky's personality for being curious bordering on getting in danger is established the moment she hatches out of her egg. She tries to crawl into the mouth of a giant turtle, only to be saved at the last minute by her mother. Cera has one too when she hatches out of her egg, showcasing her fearless but brash attitude. Petrie has one when Littlefoot is finding something to eat, and when the young Apatosaurus pulls down a branch, Petrie falls off the branch screaming, showcasing his LovableCoward personality. Lastly, Spike has one as soon as he hatches from his egg and Ducky finds him. Spike immmediately eats the grass that surrounded the egg he hatched from.
10th Mar '17 1:47:30 PM creader
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** Mike is a street musician who has a short temper and bullies a passing sheep to giving him more money.

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** Mike is a street musician who has a short temper and bullies a passing sheep monkey to giving him more money.
4th Jan '17 3:07:43 PM MsZephy7
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': Junior is introduced as the widely popular [[TheAce Ace]] who masks his disappointment with quick talk and strained casualness. Tulip is first seen as she prepares to help herself and her flightless bird friends achieve their dreams of flying with untested jet-packs, neatly summing up her reckless and altruistic personality.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': Junior is introduced as the widely popular [[TheAce Ace]] who masks his disappointment with quick talk and strained casualness. Tulip is first seen as she prepares to help herself and her flightless bird friends achieve their dreams of flying with untested jet-packs, neatly summing up her reckless and altruistic personality.personality.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Sing}}'' establishes several of the main characters, introducing their situations before the plot starts.
** Buster is someone who deeply loves theater and remains optimistic despite the sorry state his theater has become.
** Rosita is a stay-home mom who enjoys singing but her husband and children are either too young or busy to appreciate it.
** Mike is a street musician who has a short temper and bullies a passing sheep to giving him more money.
** Ash is a talented singer who is constantly put down by her pushy boyfriend.
** Meena has a lovely singing voice but is terribly shy and passive.
** Johnny quietly sings to himself while waiting awkwardly for his dad and his gang to return from their latest heist.
18th Oct '16 4:01:48 PM bobwolf
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** [[{{Deuteragonist}} Nick Wilde]] is introduced abusing Judy's trust by pretending to be a father and then being a successful conman/businessman, cleverly making profits wheeling and dealing across the city while staying within the law so that Judy can't arrest him. He then shows his cynicism by viciously deconstructing her "small town girl in the big city" backstory, her aspirations to be a cop (including the [[spoiler: startlingly accurate prediction that she'll fail, resign, and return home to farm carrots]]), and the idea that Zootopia is an egalitarian paradise for all animals.

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** [[{{Deuteragonist}} Nick Wilde]] is introduced abusing Judy's trust by pretending to be a father and then being a successful conman/businessman, cleverly making profits wheeling and dealing across the city while staying within the law so that Judy can't arrest him. He then shows his cynicism by viciously deconstructing her "small town girl in the big city" backstory, her aspirations to be a cop (including the [[spoiler: startlingly accurate prediction that she'll fail, resign, and return home to farm carrots]]), and the idea that Zootopia is an egalitarian paradise for all animals.animals.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': Junior is introduced as the widely popular [[TheAce Ace]] who masks his disappointment with quick talk and strained casualness. Tulip is first seen as she prepares to help herself and her flightless bird friends achieve their dreams of flying with untested jet-packs, neatly summing up her reckless and altruistic personality.
18th Aug '16 8:33:39 PM bobwolf
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** The third movie ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames''starts with Sunset Shimmer rushing to help with an emergency, then making her frustration clear when the emergency isn't actually as serious as all that. She's still a good person, but (or "and") now she has her old confidence back.

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** The third movie ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames''starts ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'' starts with Sunset Shimmer rushing to help with an emergency, then making her frustration clear when the emergency isn't actually as serious as all that. She's still a good person, but (or "and") now she has her old confidence back.
18th Aug '16 8:33:22 PM bobwolf
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** The third movie ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames''starts with Sunset Shimmer rushing to help with an emergency, then making her frustration clear when the emergency isn't actually as serious as all that. She's still a good person, but (or "and") now she has her old confidence back.
7th Jun '16 12:26:39 AM EricW
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** The Genie enters in a fantastic shower of Magic, lets out a magnificent yell, and then has this to say: "TEN THOUSAND YEARS will give you such a crick in the neck!" Establishing him as something of a goofball LargeHam.
13th May '16 2:27:13 PM CnHGirl
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** The first minute or so of the movie also sets up a nice Subversion for Bob, Helen, and Lucius. Bob expresses a desire to settle down and Helen says she cant get enough of the superhero gig, veiwpoints that the both do a complete 180 on once the main story has actually started. Lucius is portrayed at first to be a womanizer who doesn't like to get intimate, but is shown to have a wife later on in the movie.

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** The first minute or so of the movie also sets up a nice Subversion for Bob, Helen, and Lucius. Bob expresses a desire to settle down and Helen says she cant get enough of the superhero gig, veiwpoints that the both do a complete 180 on once the main story has actually started. Lucius is portrayed at first to be a womanizer who doesn't like to get intimate, but is shown to have a wife later on in the movie. Bob and Helen's are [[JustifiedTrope justified]] almost entirely by their decommissioning; Helen prefers to focus on the present and the future, which at this point is dedicated to taking care of her family; Bob, easily distracted ChronicHeroSyndrome sufferer that he is, feels unappreciated and useless when he's not performing heroics. His non-superpowered attempts to be helpful are unappreciated and resented by others, usually due to technicalities.



** [[{{Deuteragonist}} Nick Wilde]] is introduced abusing Judy's trust by pretending to be a father and then being a successful conman/businessman, cleverly making profits wheeling and dealing across the city while staying within the law so that Judy can't arrest him.

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** [[{{Deuteragonist}} Nick Wilde]] is introduced abusing Judy's trust by pretending to be a father and then being a successful conman/businessman, cleverly making profits wheeling and dealing across the city while staying within the law so that Judy can't arrest him. He then shows his cynicism by viciously deconstructing her "small town girl in the big city" backstory, her aspirations to be a cop (including the [[spoiler: startlingly accurate prediction that she'll fail, resign, and return home to farm carrots]]), and the idea that Zootopia is an egalitarian paradise for all animals.
11th May '16 3:33:20 PM JJHIL325
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** The Emperor when told his armies will protect him immediately declared that the armies should go out and protect his people.

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** The Emperor Emperor, when told his armies will protect him him, immediately declared that the armies should go out and protect his people.people, showing that he is a wise ruler and cares about everybody who lives underneath his rule.



** As as a child, we see Judy being passionate about being a cop and standing up to a bully despite the risk to her safety. Despite losing the fight, she manages to get back to the stolen tickets, showing she is capable of thinking quick on her feet.

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** As as a child, we see Judy being passionate about being a cop and standing up to a bully despite the risk to her safety. Despite losing the fight, fight and getting beaten up badly, she manages to get steal back to the stolen tickets, showing she is capable of thinking quick on her feet.
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