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[[quoteright:244:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/MirrorMask.jpg]]

A movie made by The Creator/JimHenson Company, but done with mostly CG effects. Directed by acclaimed visual artist Creator/DaveMcKean, and it shows. Written by acclaimed author/comic book guy Creator/NeilGaiman, and it also shows.

Helena Campbell is a teenage girl who wants to leave her home at the circus to go and join real life. She gets into an argument with her mother, who then falls spontaneously ill with what is presumably a brain tumor. Helena blames herself, and dreams (maybe) that she travels to a magical world made entirely out of pictures she has drawn.

The City of Light is being gradually destroyed because the White Queen (who bears a suspicious resemblance to her mother) has fallen ill and the Charm to wake her has been stolen by someone called the Dark Princess, daughter of the Dark Queen (who ''also'' bears a suspicious resemblance to Helena's mother). Accompanied by a bizarre Irish juggler named Valentine, Helena journeys from the White City to the Darklands to find the Charm and save both the White Queen and her mother.

Deliberately made as a SpiritualSuccessor to ''{{Labyrinth}}'', and like it, the film has gained a cult following, due largely to the massive fan bases of Gaiman and [=McKean=].

By the way, the circus isn't [[CircusOfFear scary]], nor is [[MonsterClown the clown]].

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!!This movie provides examples of:
* ActingForTwo: StephanieLeonidas is Helena and the Dark Princess. Rob Brydon is Morris Campbell and the Prime Minister. Gina [=McKee=] is Joanne Campbell, the White Queen, and the Dark Queen. Jason Barry is Valentine and his equivalent in the human world.
* ActionDressRip: Helena does this to the dress she acquired in her EvilMakeover.
* AllJustADream: Although we know this from pretty early on.
** OrWasItADream? The final scene implies that, while it was all a dream, it wasn't ''just'' a dream.
*** With Creator/NeilGaiman, it's never ''[[ComicBook/TheSandman just]]'' a dream.
* AllTakeAndNoGive: The Dark Queen and the Princess, one of the most dysfunctional family units in fantasy.
* AndYouWereThere: All of the main characters [[spoiler: including Helena, although Valentine's equivalent is met after the dream.]]
* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering:
-->'''Helena:''' Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
-->'''Valentine:''' Absolutely, if we put little wheels on the bottom of our feet we could just rooooooll around...
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
-->'''Guard 1:''' Shall we lock her up for you?
-->'''Guard 2:''' Extort a confession?
-->'''Guard 3:''' Deny her ice cream?
* TheBaroness: The Dark Queen.
* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: Pretty much the entire City.
* BlackEyesOfEvil
* {{Brainwashed}}: [[spoiler: Helena, by the Dark Queen]]
* BreadEggsMilkSquick:
-->'''Valentine:''' I remember what my mother always said. "It's a dog eat dog world, son. You get them before they get you. Eat your greens. Please don't do that. Don't embarrass me in front of the neighbors. [[SuddenlyShouting IT WOULD BE BETTER IF YOU LEFT HOME AND I NEVER HEARD FROM YOU AGAIN!]]" She wasn't even my real mother. She bought me from a man...
* BuffySpeak: At being asked to sneak, Valentine says, "I will slip unnoticeable through the darkness like a dark, unnoticeable slippy thing." A notable example in that he doesn't hesitate at any point in the sentence. That's what he meant to say.
* TheCameo: StephenFry, LennyHenry, and Robert Llewellyn pop by briefly.
* CannotSpitItOut: Valentine is almost physically incapable of saying outright that he's sorry.
-->'''Valentine:''' If I was to say [[TongueTied s-s-something apologetic]]... it would reflect my feelings in this matter.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The doodles on the balcony]]
* CloserToEarth
* CompanionCube: ''The Really Useful Book'', and Valentine's Tower, which doubles as a...
* CoolAirship: Although it looks kind of like a giant vacuum cleaner
* ADarkerMe
* DawsonCasting: While it's never made explicit what age Helena is supposed to be, it can be assumed to be her mid-teens. Stephanie Leonidas, however, was in her early twenties when the movie was shot.
* DevelopmentHell: Supposedly there were plans for a prequel in manga form that has yet to be published.
* DownTheRabbitHole
* EldritchAbomination: A good summation of what the Dark Queen becomes at the end.
* EmotionallyTongueTied: "If I were to say... sssssomething apologetic! It would reflect my feelings in the matter... accurately."
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The dreamland is slowly ceasing to exist
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: The Monkeybirds.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Subverted, as the Princess is the EvilCounterpart
* EvilMatriarch: The Dark Queen.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Really Useful Book."
* FictionalDocument: ''The Really Useful Book'' and ''A Complete History of Everything.''
* TheFool and TheTrickster: Valentine.
* ForgottenFallenFriend: "Who?"
* GaggingOnYourWords: Valentine has a problem with "Sorry".
* GainaxEnding
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: The Dark Queen.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:''The Really Useful Book''.]] That's right, [[spoiler:a book.]]
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Valentine seems to have had one.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Valentine and Helena.
* HypnotizeThePrincess: Hello, UncannyValley puppets.
* HypocriticalHumor: Mrs. Bagwell tells Helena to go wash her hands, wittering on about hygiene. But when Helena goes to wash her hands in Mrs. Bagwell's bathroom....it's the most disgusting place ever. Everything's got grime on it, there's no soap, no towel for Helena to dry her hands on (she just uses her shirt), and ''there is a sphinx in the toilet.''
* IJustWantToBeNormal
* IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: Doesn't work. Juggling does.
* IronicEcho: "You couldn't handle real life!"
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: "I did ''not'' hog those cakes!"
* IWishedYouWereDead
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Valentine.
* KnockKnockJoke: "You start."
* LovableCoward: Valentine.
* LovableTraitor: [[spoiler: Also Valentine]].
* MarionetteMotion: The boxed singer marionettes.
* MarqueeAlterEgo: The Prime Minister of the White City, where everybody wears masks, has much more of his face visible than any of his citizens. This was originally because the plan was to cast somebody famous in the role as TheCameo, and they wanted the audience to be able to see who it was.
* MaskOfPower: Guess.
* McGuffin: The MirrorMask itself.
* MindScrew: This movie's definitely got it, as well as much confusion as to whether or not this was an art film.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Quite a few, most notably the Griffon, the Sphinxes, and the Monkeybirds.
* MyBelovedSmother: The Dark Queen, in a subversion of the usual tradition that evil queens are unloving parents.
** To balance that out, we have Valentine's ParentalAbandonment, mentioned above.
* OffTheShelfFX: The giant fleas, although you'd never notice them.
* OurGiantsAreBigger: And they float!
* PajamaCladHero: Helena.
* PlanetOfSteves: Subverted: There is one Monkeybird whose name ''isn't'' Bob. It's Malcolm. And they hit him for it.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: The Giants always talk like this.
* ReadingIsCoolAesop: Courtesy of the Really Useful Book.
* RebelliousPrincess: Is evil.
* SaveBothWorlds: Emotionally, at least.
* SceneryPorn: If you've ever wondered what it would be like to live inside a Creator/DaveMcKean drawing...
* TheScream ''and'' ScrewDestiny: "That's not my future. That's ''not'' my future. NO, I DON'T WANT TO BE A WAITER!"
* SealedGoodInACan: The White Queen.
* ShoutOut:
** A pale-skinned character in a black cloak mentions [[Film/ThePrincessBride The Pit of Despair]].
** The circus has [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} a contact juggler who manipulates crystal balls]].
** On the shelf in the library there is a book clearly labeled ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace''.
** Possibly not a ShoutOut (though really, it probably is), but in the bonus features there is a short video with fun facts about the film's production. How many digital fish were made? [[Franchise/HitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy 42.]]
* TheShowMustGoOn: After Helena's mother passes out, another performer takes her place.
* SoundtrackDissonance
** Also LyricalDissonance - "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re-6eOhrejE Close To You]]" is sung in a creepy, unnatural way by puppets so deep in the UncannyValley they break the curve, making an otherwise charming scene absolutely [[NightmareFuel terrifying]].
* SpiritualSuccessor: The Henson Company asked Gaiman for a movie that's "whatever genre ''{{Labyrinth}}'' is".
** ''MirrorMask'' has its own Spiritual Successor in ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}''.
* {{Squee}}: Oh, there are Valentine fangirls.
* TheStinger: Gaiman and [=McKean=] considered running the credits after "It's over. She won," and then showing the ending. But decided against it.
* StrawmanPolitical: The Dark Queen's advisers are parodies of British politicians on both sides.
* TheTell: When Helena's father is trying to calm her about her mother's impending brain surgery, and unconsciously chews his lip, she blurts, "Anyway, ''you're'' worried. You only do that when you're worried!"
* [[spoiler:ThisIsMySide: A damn heroic one enforced by Helena when she finally confronts the Princess.]]
* VoiceoverLetter: Left by the Dark Princess and read by Valentine.
* WingedHumanoid: The Monkeybirds, although they don't really have bird-like wings; they actually have skin-flaps that stretch from their arms to the sides of their bodies, and they don't really fly with them, just glide really well.

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7th Mar '13 7:21:54 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* HypocriticalHumor: Mrs. Bagwell tells Helena to go wash her hands, wittering on about hygiene. But when Helena goes to wash her hands in Mrs. Bagwell's bathroom....it's the most disgusting place ever. Everything's got grime on it, there's no soap, no towel for Helena to dry her hands on (she just uses her shirt), and ''there is a sphinx in the toilet.''
6th Mar '13 10:05:36 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* {{Brainwashed}}

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* {{Brainwashed}}{{Brainwashed}}: [[spoiler: Helena, by the Dark Queen]]



* MaskOfPower

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* MaskOfPowerMaskOfPower: Guess.



** The circus has [[{{Labyrinth}} a contact juggler who manipulates crystal balls]].

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** The circus has [[{{Labyrinth}} [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} a contact juggler who manipulates crystal balls]].


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** Possibly not a ShoutOut (though really, it probably is), but in the bonus features there is a short video with fun facts about the film's production. How many digital fish were made? [[Franchise/HitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy 42.]]
6th Mar '13 9:50:20 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* BreadEggsMilkSquick: 'I remember what my mother always said. "It's a dog eat dog world, son. You should get them before they get you. Eat your greens. Please don't do that. Don't embarrass me in front of the neighbors. IT WOULD BE BETTER IF YOU LEFT HOME AND I NEVER HEARD FROM YOU AGAIN!" She wasn't even my real mother. She bought me from a man...'

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* BreadEggsMilkSquick: 'I BreadEggsMilkSquick:
-->'''Valentine:''' I
remember what my mother always said. "It's a dog eat dog world, son. You should get them before they get you. Eat your greens. Please don't do that. Don't embarrass me in front of the neighbors. [[SuddenlyShouting IT WOULD BE BETTER IF YOU LEFT HOME AND I NEVER HEARD FROM YOU AGAIN!" AGAIN!]]" She wasn't even my real mother. She bought me from a man...'
27th Feb '13 5:30:56 PM JIKTV
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** On the shelf in the library there is a book clearly labeled ''MuppetsFromSpace''.

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** On the shelf in the library there is a book clearly labeled ''MuppetsFromSpace''.''Film/MuppetsFromSpace''.
20th Feb '13 9:10:40 AM Sapphirea
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Before it was decided that the Prime Minister of the White City should also be Helena's dad, they wanted to get DavidBowie to do it, as an ActorAllusion to ''{{Labyrinth}}''. Sadly, there were scheduling conflicts.



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25th Jan '13 2:59:10 PM JeffWeskamp
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* ActingForTwo - StephanieLeonidas is Helena and the Dark Princess. Rob Brydon is Morris Campbell and the Prime Minister. Gina [=McKee=] is Joanne Campbell, the White Queen, and the Dark Queen. Jason Barry is Valentine and his equivalent in the human world.
* ActionDressRip - Helena does this to the dress she aquired in her EvilMakeover.
* AllJustADream - Although we know this from pretty early on.

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* ActingForTwo - ActingForTwo: StephanieLeonidas is Helena and the Dark Princess. Rob Brydon is Morris Campbell and the Prime Minister. Gina [=McKee=] is Joanne Campbell, the White Queen, and the Dark Queen. Jason Barry is Valentine and his equivalent in the human world.
* ActionDressRip - ActionDressRip: Helena does this to the dress she aquired acquired in her EvilMakeover.
* AllJustADream - AllJustADream: Although we know this from pretty early on.



* AllTakeAndNoGive - The Dark Queen and the Princess, one of the most dysfunctional family units in fantasy.
* AndYouWereThere - All of the main characters [[spoiler: including Helena, although Valentine's equivalent is met after the dream.]]
* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering -

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* AllTakeAndNoGive - AllTakeAndNoGive: The Dark Queen and the Princess, one of the most dysfunctional family units in fantasy.
* AndYouWereThere - AndYouWereThere: All of the main characters [[spoiler: including Helena, although Valentine's equivalent is met after the dream.]]
* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering -AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering:



* TheBaroness - The Dark Queen.
* {{Bizarrchitecture}} - Pretty much the entire City.

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* TheBaroness - TheBaroness: The Dark Queen.
* {{Bizarrchitecture}} - {{Bizarrchitecture}}: Pretty much the entire City.



* BreadEggsMilkSquick - 'I remember what my mother always said. "It's a dog eat dog world, son. You should get them before they get you. Eat your greens. Please don't do that. Don't embarrass me in front of the neighbors. IT WOULD BE BETTER IF YOU LEFT HOME AND I NEVER HEARD FROM YOU AGAIN!" She wasn't even my real mother. She bought me from a man...'

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* BreadEggsMilkSquick - BreadEggsMilkSquick: 'I remember what my mother always said. "It's a dog eat dog world, son. You should get them before they get you. Eat your greens. Please don't do that. Don't embarrass me in front of the neighbors. IT WOULD BE BETTER IF YOU LEFT HOME AND I NEVER HEARD FROM YOU AGAIN!" She wasn't even my real mother. She bought me from a man...'



* TheCameo - StephenFry, LennyHenry, and Robert Llewellyn pop by briefly.

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* TheCameo - TheCameo: StephenFry, LennyHenry, and Robert Llewellyn pop by briefly.



* ChekhovsGun - [[spoiler: The doodles on the balcony]]

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* ChekhovsGun - ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The doodles on the balcony]]



* CompanionCube - ''The Really Useful Book'', and Valentine's Tower, which doubles as a...
* CoolAirship - Although it looks kind of like a giant vacuum cleaner

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* CompanionCube - CompanionCube: ''The Really Useful Book'', and Valentine's Tower, which doubles as a...
* CoolAirship - CoolAirship: Although it looks kind of like a giant vacuum cleaner



* DawsonCasting - While it's never made explicit what age Helena is supposed to be, it can be assumed to be her mid-teens. Stephanie Leonidas, however, was in her early twenties when the movie was shot.
* DevelopmentHell - Supposedly there were plans for a prequel in manga form that has yet to be published.

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* DawsonCasting - DawsonCasting: While it's never made explicit what age Helena is supposed to be, it can be assumed to be her mid-teens. Stephanie Leonidas, however, was in her early twenties when the movie was shot.
* DevelopmentHell - DevelopmentHell: Supposedly there were plans for a prequel in manga form that has yet to be published.



* EldritchAbomination - A good summation of what the Dark Queen becomes at the end.
* EmotionallyTongueTied - "If I were to say... sssssomething apologetic! It would reflect my feelings in the matter... accurately."
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt - The dreamland is slowly ceasing to exist
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys - The Monkeybirds.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses - Subverted, as the Princess is the EvilCounterpart
* EvilMatriarch - The Dark Queen.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin- "Really Useful Book."
* FictionalDocument - ''The Really Useful Book'' and ''A Complete History of Everything.''
* TheFool and TheTrickster - Valentine.
* ForgottenFallenFriend - "Who?"

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* EldritchAbomination - EldritchAbomination: A good summation of what the Dark Queen becomes at the end.
* EmotionallyTongueTied - EmotionallyTongueTied: "If I were to say... sssssomething apologetic! It would reflect my feelings in the matter... accurately."
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt - TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: The dreamland is slowly ceasing to exist
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys - EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: The Monkeybirds.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses - EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Subverted, as the Princess is the EvilCounterpart
* EvilMatriarch - EvilMatriarch: The Dark Queen.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin- ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Really Useful Book."
* FictionalDocument - FictionalDocument: ''The Really Useful Book'' and ''A Complete History of Everything.''
* TheFool and TheTrickster - TheTrickster: Valentine.
* ForgottenFallenFriend - ForgottenFallenFriend: "Who?"



* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen - The Dark Queen.
* HeroicSacrifice - [[spoiler:''The Really Useful Book''.]] That's right, [[spoiler:a book.]]

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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen - GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: The Dark Queen.
* HeroicSacrifice - HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:''The Really Useful Book''.]] That's right, [[spoiler:a book.]]



* HugeGuyTinyGirl - Valentine and Helena.
* HypnotizeThePrincess- Hello, UncannyValley puppets.

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* HugeGuyTinyGirl - HugeGuyTinyGirl: Valentine and Helena.
* HypnotizeThePrincess- HypnotizeThePrincess: Hello, UncannyValley puppets.



* IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight - Doesn't work. Juggling does.
* IronicEcho - "You couldn't handle real life!"
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne - "I did ''not'' hog those cakes!"

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* IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight - IKnowYouAreInThereSomewhereFight: Doesn't work. Juggling does.
* IronicEcho - IronicEcho: "You couldn't handle real life!"
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne - ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: "I did ''not'' hog those cakes!"



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold - Valentine.
* KnockKnockJoke - "You start."
* LovableCoward - Valentine.
* LovableTraitor - [[spoiler: Also Valentine]].
* MarionetteMotion - The boxed singer marionettes.
* MarqueeAlterEgo - The Prime Minister of the White City, where everybody wears masks, has much more of his face visible than any of his citizens. This was originally because the plan was to cast somebody famous in the role as TheCameo, and they wanted the audience to be able to see who it was.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold - JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Valentine.
* KnockKnockJoke - KnockKnockJoke: "You start."
* LovableCoward - LovableCoward: Valentine.
* LovableTraitor - LovableTraitor: [[spoiler: Also Valentine]].
* MarionetteMotion - MarionetteMotion: The boxed singer marionettes.
* MarqueeAlterEgo - MarqueeAlterEgo: The Prime Minister of the White City, where everybody wears masks, has much more of his face visible than any of his citizens. This was originally because the plan was to cast somebody famous in the role as TheCameo, and they wanted the audience to be able to see who it was.



* McGuffin - The MirrorMask itself.
* MindScrew - This movie's definitely got it, as well as much confusion as to whether or not this was an art film.
* MixAndMatchCritters - Quite a few, most notably the Griffon, the Sphinxes, and the Monkeybirds.
* MyBelovedSmother - The Dark Queen, in a subversion of the usual tradition that evil queens are unloving parents.

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* McGuffin - McGuffin: The MirrorMask itself.
* MindScrew - MindScrew: This movie's definitely got it, as well as much confusion as to whether or not this was an art film.
* MixAndMatchCritters - MixAndMatchCritters: Quite a few, most notably the Griffon, the Sphinxes, and the Monkeybirds.
* MyBelovedSmother - MyBelovedSmother: The Dark Queen, in a subversion of the usual tradition that evil queens are unloving parents.



* OffTheShelfFX - The giant fleas, although you'd never notice them.
* OurGiantsAreBigger - And they float!
* PajamaCladHero - Helena.
* PlanetOfSteves - Subverted: There is one Monkeybird whose name ''isn't'' Bob. It's Malcolm. And they hit him for it.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis - The Giants always talk like this.
* ReadingIsCoolAesop - Courtesy of the Really Useful Book.
* RebelliousPrincess - Is evil.
* SaveBothWorlds - Emotionally, at least.
* SceneryPorn - If you've ever wondered what it would be like to live inside a Creator/DaveMcKean drawing...
* TheScream ''and'' ScrewDestiny - "That's not my future. That's ''not'' my future. NO, I DON'T WANT TO BE A WAITER!"
* SealedGoodInACan - The White Queen.

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* OffTheShelfFX - OffTheShelfFX: The giant fleas, although you'd never notice them.
* OurGiantsAreBigger - OurGiantsAreBigger: And they float!
* PajamaCladHero - PajamaCladHero: Helena.
* PlanetOfSteves - PlanetOfSteves: Subverted: There is one Monkeybird whose name ''isn't'' Bob. It's Malcolm. And they hit him for it.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis - PunctuatedForEmphasis: The Giants always talk like this.
* ReadingIsCoolAesop - ReadingIsCoolAesop: Courtesy of the Really Useful Book.
* RebelliousPrincess - RebelliousPrincess: Is evil.
* SaveBothWorlds - SaveBothWorlds: Emotionally, at least.
* SceneryPorn - SceneryPorn: If you've ever wondered what it would be like to live inside a Creator/DaveMcKean drawing...
* TheScream ''and'' ScrewDestiny - ScrewDestiny: "That's not my future. That's ''not'' my future. NO, I DON'T WANT TO BE A WAITER!"
* SealedGoodInACan - SealedGoodInACan: The White Queen.



* TheShowMustGoOn- After Helena's mother passes out, another performer takes her place.

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* TheShowMustGoOn- TheShowMustGoOn: After Helena's mother passes out, another performer takes her place.



* SpiritualSuccessor - The Henson Company asked Gaiman for a movie that's "whatever genre ''{{Labyrinth}}'' is".

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* SpiritualSuccessor - SpiritualSuccessor: The Henson Company asked Gaiman for a movie that's "whatever genre ''{{Labyrinth}}'' is".



* {{Squee}} - Oh, there are Valentine fangirls.
* TheStinger - Gaiman and [=McKean=] considered running the credits after "It's over. She won," and then showing the ending. But decided against it.
* StrawmanPolitical - The Dark Queen's advisers are parodies of British politicians on both sides.

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* {{Squee}} - {{Squee}}: Oh, there are Valentine fangirls.
* TheStinger - TheStinger: Gaiman and [=McKean=] considered running the credits after "It's over. She won," and then showing the ending. But decided against it.
* StrawmanPolitical - StrawmanPolitical: The Dark Queen's advisers are parodies of British politicians on both sides.



* VoiceoverLetter - Left by the Dark Princess and read by Valentine.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen - Before it was decided that the Prime Minister of the White City should also be Helena's dad, they wanted to get DavidBowie to do it, as an ActorAllusion to ''{{Labyrinth}}''. Sadly, there were scheduling conflicts.
* WingedHumanoid - The Monkeybirds, although they don't really have bird-like wings; they actually have skin-flaps that stretch from their arms to the sides of their bodies, and they don't really fly with them, just glide really well.

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* VoiceoverLetter - VoiceoverLetter: Left by the Dark Princess and read by Valentine.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen - WhatCouldHaveBeen: Before it was decided that the Prime Minister of the White City should also be Helena's dad, they wanted to get DavidBowie to do it, as an ActorAllusion to ''{{Labyrinth}}''. Sadly, there were scheduling conflicts.
* WingedHumanoid - WingedHumanoid: The Monkeybirds, although they don't really have bird-like wings; they actually have skin-flaps that stretch from their arms to the sides of their bodies, and they don't really fly with them, just glide really well.
23rd Nov '12 10:30:47 AM willthiswork
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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience - Played fairly straight
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