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14th Aug '16 4:35:35 PM Sharlee
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* YouDirtyRat: Even when he's as fond of the rats as he ever gets, Ratman still can't seem to bring himself to believe they might have ''minded'' that one of their colony-members got killed on a criminal outing of his.
14th Aug '16 4:18:03 PM Sharlee
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* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: Ratman describes a training session in which he challenges the rats to haul a leek he's stolen from a neighbor's garden into the shed, calling it "food". Raw leeks are toxic to rats, damaging their red blood cells. Also ArtisticLicenseBiology, as even ordinary rats quickly learn to reject foods that cause illness in the colony's "food tasters".

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* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: Ratman describes a training session in which he challenges the rats to haul a leek he's stolen from a neighbor's garden into the shed, calling it "food". Raw leeks are toxic to rats, damaging their red blood cells. Also ArtisticLicenseBiology, as even ordinary rats quickly learn to reject foods that cause illness in the colony's "food tasters".
14th Aug '16 4:17:33 PM Sharlee
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* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: Ratman describes a training session in which he challenges the rats to haul a leek he's stolen from the garden into the shed, calling it "food". Raw leeks are toxic to rats, damaging their red blood cells. Also ArtisticLicenseBiology, as even ordinary rats quickly learn to reject foods that cause illness in the colony's "food tasters".

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* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: Ratman describes a training session in which he challenges the rats to haul a leek he's stolen from the a neighbor's garden into the shed, calling it "food". Raw leeks are toxic to rats, damaging their red blood cells. Also ArtisticLicenseBiology, as even ordinary rats quickly learn to reject foods that cause illness in the colony's "food tasters".
14th Aug '16 4:16:25 PM Sharlee
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* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: Ratman describes a training session in which he challenges the rats to haul a leek he's stolen from the garden into the shed, calling it "food". Raw leeks are toxic to rats, damaging their red blood cells. Also ArtisticLicenseBiology, as even ordinary rats quickly learn to reject foods that cause illness in the colony's "food tasters".
8th Aug '16 10:03:15 AM Sharlee
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* FantasticCasteSystem: In the novel, the rats have a rudimentary one, with the highly intelligent "furry-tails" being privileged and the simple-minded "scaly-tails", deprived. Omitted from the films, as only normal-tailed rats were available for the productions.
8th Aug '16 9:51:57 AM Sharlee
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* AdaptationNameChange: Novel-Ratman's boss is named Jones, whereas film-Willard's is Mr. Martin.
8th Aug '16 9:48:14 AM Sharlee
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* NoNameGiven: In the novel, '''everybody''' except Martin, Ben, Socrates, and Woofles. Averted in both film adaptations.

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* NoNameGiven: In the novel, '''everybody''' except Martin, Jones, Ben, Socrates, Major Robinson, the Malcomsons, and Woofles.three dogs. Averted in both film adaptations.
6th Aug '16 7:20:30 AM Sharlee
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* NoNameGiven: In the novel, '''everybody''' except Martin, Ben, and Socrates. Averted in both film adaptations.

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* NoNameGiven: In the novel, '''everybody''' except Martin, Ben, Socrates, and Socrates.Woofles. Averted in both film adaptations.
3rd Aug '16 6:44:20 AM Sharlee
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* AnimalsLackAttributes: Presumably the case, as the novel's Ratman claims he can't tell male rats from females despite male rats having ''very'' obvious testicles in reality.
19th Jul '16 7:42:50 PM Sharlee
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** In the 2003 remake, a television is turned on to a radio station, and the song ''Ben'' by Michael Jackson is played. This is especially interesting, because the song, ''Ben'' was written for the sequel of the same name to the original 1971 Willard, but it would stand to reason that in the world of the 2003 remake, there has been no movie Willard and thus no sequel. So in the 2003 film, the song exists out of nowhere.

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** In the 2003 remake, a television is turned on to a radio station, and the song ''Ben'' by Michael Jackson is played. This is especially interesting, because the song, ''Ben'' was written for the sequel of the same name to the original 1971 Willard, but it would stand to reason that in the world of the 2003 remake, there has been no movie Willard and thus no sequel. So in the 2003 film, the song exists out of nowhere.nowhere; possibly in that continuity, Jackson was singing about his dog.
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