History IdiotPlot / AnimatedFilm

10th May '16 6:31:29 AM RADIX
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* ''WesternAnimation/WereBackADinosaursStory'': A scientist from the future goes back in time and collects dinosaurs, force evolves their brains so they're just smart enough to be able to speak and reason on a fourth grade level (except poor Dweeb, who's basically left functionally retarded), brings them to modern day New York and then just drops them off in the city with very vague instructions of finding a fellow scientist without any training or understanding of how modern life functions. The entire city mistakes them for balloons, until one girl points out they're not, just because they happen to be marching with the Thanksgiving Day parade, never mind the fact that they are ''dancing and singing''. Then a good chunk of the plot revolves around the dinos stumbling into trouble, being chased by the authorities and then trying to rescue two kids who stupidly signed a contract with an obviously creepy old circus owner. The time traveler comes back to save everything, but ''after'' all the madness has happened, not before. If anybody in the movie put more than three seconds of thought into their actions, it would be a pretty short story.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WereBackADinosaursStory'': A scientist from the future goes back in time and collects dinosaurs, force evolves their brains so they're just smart enough to be able to speak and reason on a fourth grade level (except poor Dweeb, who's basically left functionally retarded), intellectually-impaired), brings them to modern day New York and then just drops them off in the city with very vague instructions of finding a fellow scientist without any training or understanding of how modern life functions. The entire city mistakes them for balloons, until one girl points out they're not, just because they happen to be marching with the Thanksgiving Day parade, never mind the fact that they are ''dancing and singing''. Then a good chunk of the plot revolves around the dinos stumbling into trouble, being chased by the authorities and then trying to rescue two kids who stupidly signed a contract with an obviously creepy old circus owner. The time traveler comes back to save everything, but ''after'' all the madness has happened, not before. If anybody in the movie put more than three seconds of thought into their actions, it would be a pretty short story.
13th Apr '16 8:58:33 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons''. The whole plot could have been [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot easily avoided in the first place]] if Wilbur took a second to listen to his mother and check that he locked the garage door behind him. Or if Cornelius Robinson was [[DangerousDeviceDisposalDebacle the tiniest bit more careful about how he handled his rejected inventions]]. Or if Goob raised the issue of Lewis keeping him up at night either to his roommate or even his caregiver in the first ten minutes of the movie instead of ignoring it until it became a serious issue that resulted in bruising. This movie seems to take the IdiotPlot to nearly self-conscious levels given its primary RunningGag consists of both the villain and ''the hero'' making poor decisions that backfired and then subsequently told off by their allies [[DidntThinkThisThrough that their poor decision not only didn't work but got them in even more trouble]]. In the end the movie is resolved by having Lewis claim [[RetGone the whole movie never happened]]. While a neat way to clean up everything, this also results in a severe BrokenAesop where no one had to take responsibility for or learn from their idiotic actions in a movie where the message is supposed to be "Learn from your mistakes".

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* ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons''. The whole plot could have been [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot easily avoided in the first place]] place if Wilbur took a second to listen to his mother and check that he locked the garage door behind him. Or if Cornelius Robinson was [[DangerousDeviceDisposalDebacle the tiniest bit more careful about how he handled his rejected inventions]]. Or if Goob raised the issue of Lewis keeping him up at night either to his roommate or even his caregiver in the first ten minutes of the movie instead of ignoring it until it became a serious issue that resulted in bruising. This movie seems to take the IdiotPlot to nearly self-conscious levels given its primary RunningGag consists of both the villain and ''the hero'' making poor decisions that backfired and then subsequently told off by their allies [[DidntThinkThisThrough that their poor decision not only didn't work but got them in even more trouble]]. In the end the movie is resolved by having Lewis claim [[RetGone the whole movie never happened]]. While a neat way to clean up everything, this also results in a severe BrokenAesop where no one had to take responsibility for or learn from their idiotic actions in a movie where the message is supposed to be "Learn from your mistakes".
26th Mar '16 2:37:32 AM Sammettik
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** Even worse is his belief that each cat will live for x years times 9 times number of cats. If each cat lives for ten years per life, they will live for ninety years, there are four cats so that would be three hundred and sixty years... completely ignoring several basic facts (Duchess is over than her kittens and so would live a shorter period after Madame's death, the cats are alive at the same time and not consecutively, cats don't even HAVE nine lives).

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** Even worse is his belief that each cat will live for x years times 9 times number of cats. If each cat lives for ten years per life, they will live for ninety years, there are four cats so that would be three hundred and sixty years... completely ignoring several basic facts (Duchess is over older than her kittens and so would live a shorter period after Madame's death, the cats are alive at the same time and not consecutively, cats don't even HAVE nine lives).
24th Mar '16 2:13:13 PM LiamXDin
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** Even worse is his belief that each cat will live for x years times 9 times number of cats. If each cat lives for ten years per life, they will live for ninety years, there are four cats so that would be three hundred and sixty years... completely ignoring several basic facts (Duchess is over than her kittens and so would live a shorter period after Madame's death, the cats are alive at the same time and not consecutively, cats don't even HAVE nine lives).
** Not to mention, the lawyer and Madame are both completely crazy and it probably isn't legal to leave property to cats. It could be left in trust, with Edgar in charge of the actual spending, so there is nothing to stop him living the high-life as long as he keeps buying cat food.
28th Jan '16 9:30:54 PM HighCrate
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** The residents spend most of the episode oblivious to the possibility that their problems could be solved with an old-fashioned town hole digging (Willie asks himself why he didn't think of that), and it is a guest star (Sting) who is the best digger. Springfieldians just are not very smart, especially when it comes to digging holes, since moreover in another episode they dig themselves into a hole and their plan for digging their way out is to "Dig up, stupid." The real idiot plot in this movie is Homer dumping waste into the lake after he was warned by his non-idiot daughter that this would be the death of everyone and everything he loved. But then again, it's quite common for Simpsons plots to exist because [[TheDitz Homer]] willingly crippled his IQ [[ItMakesSenseInContext with a crayon]] and did something stupid. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in a later episode wherein Mr. Burns decides to cover the town in a dome, only to been told it happened already. Then [[OnlySaneMan Carl]] points out that they could've dug their way out the last time.

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** The residents spend most of the episode oblivious to the possibility that their problems could be solved with an old-fashioned town hole digging (Willie asks himself why he didn't think of that), and it is a guest star (Sting) who is the best digger. Springfieldians Springfieldianites just are not very smart, especially when it comes to digging holes, since moreover in another episode they dig themselves into a hole and their plan for digging their way out is to "Dig up, stupid." The real idiot plot in this movie is Homer dumping waste into the lake after he was warned by his non-idiot daughter that this would be the death of everyone and everything he loved. But then again, it's quite common for Simpsons plots to exist because [[TheDitz Homer]] willingly crippled his IQ [[ItMakesSenseInContext with a crayon]] and did something stupid. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in a later episode wherein Mr. Burns decides to cover the town in a dome, only to been told it happened already. Then [[OnlySaneMan Carl]] points out that they could've dug their way out the last time.
9th Dec '15 10:32:00 AM Doug86
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* The last third of ''{{Gumby}} TheMovie'' falls into this. Someone even suggests calling the police after the blockheads have Gumby and the band kidnapped, but the agent says "No time for that". While it thankfully turns out well with the blockheads tied up and the robot substitutes deactivated...They literally just ''leave the blockheads'' tied up...''in their lab''...and '''within a meter of the controls'''.

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* The last third of ''{{Gumby}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Gumby}} TheMovie'' falls into this. Someone even suggests calling the police after the blockheads have Gumby and the band kidnapped, but the agent says "No time for that". While it thankfully turns out well with the blockheads tied up and the robot substitutes deactivated...They literally just ''leave the blockheads'' tied up...''in their lab''...and '''within a meter of the controls'''.



* The heroes and [=NPCs=] of ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' are well aware that a) their villains are only doing a job and and not actually evil and b) a main character running out on their game is a very, very bad thing. Doesn't stop them treating their bad guys like dirt and then acting all surprised and dismayed when one of them finally snaps and abandons his game to try and make a better life for himself.

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* The heroes and [=NPCs=] of ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' are well aware that a) their villains are only doing a job and and not actually evil and b) a main character running out on their game is a very, very bad thing. Doesn't stop them treating their bad guys like dirt and then acting all surprised and dismayed when one of them finally snaps and abandons his game to try and make a better life for himself.
13th Oct '15 12:31:16 PM mario0987
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** Though the team do pick up on the baseball references and it's not like they were in a position to tell anyone.
26th Sep '15 3:43:46 PM PurrElise
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'': [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Will you get on the fucking bird that can take you home?!]]
** Thumbelina does ask the bird to take her home several times. The bird genuinely thinks that it's more important to abandon her in favor of finding Cornelius. Yeah.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'': [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Will you get ''Disney/TheAristocats''[='=]s entire plot hinges on the fucking bird fact that can take you home?!]]
** Thumbelina does ask
Edgar apparently believes cats '''literally''' have nine lives. There is also that fact that the bird Disney Encyclopedia writer, John Grant, points out that had Edgar obeyed the wishes of the will, he would have had a guaranteed job taking care of Madame's "heirs" until he almost certainly outlives them (cats in RealLife [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_years rarely live more than 12-15 years]]) and gets the remainder of the inheritance all for himself.
* The last third of ''{{Gumby}} TheMovie'' falls into this. Someone even suggests calling the police after the blockheads have Gumby and the band kidnapped, but the agent says "No time for that". While it thankfully turns out well with the blockheads tied up and the robot substitutes deactivated...They literally just ''leave the blockheads'' tied up...''in their lab''...and '''within a meter of the controls'''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'' has an in-universe example: the popular ShowWithinAShow ''Where Are My Pants?'' has exactly one joke: a man can't find his pants. '''For every episode.''' [[spoiler:When Wyldstyle hijacks the show's set to make a broadcast, she throws a pair of pants at the actor, declaring "Found your pants! The series is over!"]]
* ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons''. The whole plot could have been [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot easily avoided in the first place]] if Wilbur took a second to listen to his mother and check that he locked the garage door behind him. Or if Cornelius Robinson was [[DangerousDeviceDisposalDebacle the tiniest bit more careful about how he handled his rejected inventions]]. Or if Goob raised the issue of Lewis keeping him up at night either to his roommate or even his caregiver in the first ten minutes of the movie instead of ignoring it until it became a serious issue that resulted in bruising. This movie seems
to take her home several times. The bird genuinely thinks the IdiotPlot to nearly self-conscious levels given its primary RunningGag consists of both the villain and ''the hero'' making poor decisions that it's backfired and then subsequently told off by their allies [[DidntThinkThisThrough that their poor decision not only didn't work but got them in even more important trouble]]. In the end the movie is resolved by having Lewis claim [[RetGone the whole movie never happened]]. While a neat way to abandon her clean up everything, this also results in favor of finding Cornelius. Yeah.a severe BrokenAesop where no one had to take responsibility for or learn from their idiotic actions in a movie where the message is supposed to be "Learn from your mistakes".



* The last third of ''{{Gumby}} TheMovie'' falls into this. Someone even suggests calling the police after the blockheads have Gumby and the band kidnapped, but the agent says "No time for that". While it thankfully turns out well with the blockheads tied up and the robot substitutes deactivated...They literally just ''leave the blockheads'' tied up...''in their lab''...and '''within a meter of the controls'''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'': [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick Will you get on the fucking bird that can take you home?!]]
** Thumbelina does ask the bird to take her home several times.
The last third bird genuinely thinks that it's more important to abandon her in favor of ''{{Gumby}} TheMovie'' falls into this. Someone even suggests calling the police after the blockheads have Gumby and the band kidnapped, but the agent says "No time for that". While it thankfully turns out well with the blockheads tied up and the robot substitutes deactivated...They literally just ''leave the blockheads'' tied up...''in their lab''...and '''within a meter of the controls'''.finding Cornelius. Yeah.



* ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons''. The whole plot could have been [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot easily avoided in the first place]] if Wilbur took a second to listen to his mother and check that he locked the garage door behind him. Or if Cornelius Robinson was [[DangerousDeviceDisposalDebacle the tiniest bit more careful about how he handled his rejected inventions]]. Or if Goob raised the issue of Lewis keeping him up at night either to his roommate or even his caregiver in the first ten minutes of the movie instead of ignoring it until it became a serious issue that resulted in bruising. This movie seems to take the IdiotPlot to nearly self-conscious levels given its primary RunningGag consists of both the villain and ''the hero'' making poor decisions that backfired and then subsequently told off by their allies [[DidntThinkThisThrough that their poor decision not only didn't work but got them in even more trouble]]. In the end the movie is resolved by having Lewis claim [[RetGone the whole movie never happened]]. While a neat way to clean up everything, this also results in a severe BrokenAesop where no one had to take responsibility for or learn from their idiotic actions in a movie where the message is supposed to be "Learn from your mistakes".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie'' has an in-universe example: the popular ShowWithinAShow ''Where Are My Pants?'' has exactly one joke: a man can't find his pants. '''For every episode.''' [[spoiler:When Wyldstyle hijacks the show's set to make a broadcast, she throws a pair of pants at the actor, declaring "Found your pants! The series is over!"]]
* ''Disney/TheAristocats''[='=]s entire plot hinges on the fact that Edgar apparently believes cats '''literally''' have nine lives. There is also that fact that the Disney Encyclopedia writer, John Grant, points out that had Edgar obeyed the wishes of the will, he would have had a guaranteed job taking care of Madame's "heirs" until he almost certainly outlives them (cats in RealLife [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_years rarely live more than 12-15 years]]) and gets the remainder of the inheritance all for himself.
26th Sep '15 3:39:52 PM PurrElise
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* The heroes and [=NPCs=] of ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' are well aware that a) their villains are only doing a job and and not actually evil and b) a main character running out on there game is a very, very bad thing. Doesn't stop them treating their bad guys like dirt and then acting all surprised and dismayed when one of them finally snaps and abandons his game to try and make a better life for himself.

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* The heroes and [=NPCs=] of ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' are well aware that a) their villains are only doing a job and and not actually evil and b) a main character running out on there their game is a very, very bad thing. Doesn't stop them treating their bad guys like dirt and then acting all surprised and dismayed when one of them finally snaps and abandons his game to try and make a better life for himself.
26th Sep '15 3:39:29 PM PurrElise
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* The heroes and NPCs of ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' are well aware that a) their villains are only doing a job and and not actually evil and b) a main character running out on there game is a very, very bad thing. Doesn't stop them treating their bad guys like dirt and then acting all surprised and dismayed when one of them finally snaps and abandons his game to try and make a better life for himself.

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* The heroes and NPCs [=NPCs=] of ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' are well aware that a) their villains are only doing a job and and not actually evil and b) a main character running out on there game is a very, very bad thing. Doesn't stop them treating their bad guys like dirt and then acting all surprised and dismayed when one of them finally snaps and abandons his game to try and make a better life for himself.
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