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14th Mar '13 8:55:34 AM XFllo
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''Raggedy Ann'' was a series of storybooks written by American author Johnny Gruelle about the adventures of a living rag doll. Gruelle based the stories on a ragdoll he gave to his daughter, Marcella, who also became a character in the books as Raggedy Ann's owner. Seeing the possibilities with the character, the Gruelle family went on to market a line of Raggedy Ann rag dolls that have, arguably, become far better known than the books.

Raggedy Ann and her adventures were adapted into animation several times, including FleischerStudios[=/=]FamousStudios animated shorts, Christmas and Halloween specials crafted by ChuckJones, a little-known animated series from the late 1990s and early 2000s, and even [[RaggedyAnnAndAndyAMusicalAdventure a big-screen movie]].

Raggedy Ann herself is a gentle but adventurous rag doll with a kind heart, literally. She actually has a candy heart, with the inscription [[AC:I Love You]], sewn into her chest. Raggedy Ann is considered the leader of Marcella's toys, due to the fact that Marcella carries her everywhere, so Ann has seen more of the world than any of the other toys.

Raggedy Andy was introduced as Ann's brother in the second book and has been by her side ever since. He's a bold, adventurous type, and more mischievous and rash than his sister. Andy is fiercely loyal to Ann, and he is always there to look out for her.

Over the years, several other characters were introduced to round out the family. They included dogs, cats, a raggedy baby and even a camel with wrinkled knees.
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''Raggedy Ann'' contains examples of:
* AdaptationDistillation: The big-screen movie. It was made at the end of the 1970s and is seriously weird and trippy.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: In the Christmas special, the wolf became trapped in an unbreakable substance. Ann and Andy broke the fourth wall and called upon this trope to set him free.
* TheEeyore: The camel with the wrinkled knees, especially in the movie.
** He had a different personality in the book. There, he was described as absentminded and strange, but sure of himself. He also changed colors depending what story he's in. (White in the book, brown in the Fleischer cartoon, blue in the movie and TV series.)
* {{Expy}}: In the Chuck Jones holiday special, Ann and Andy end up saving Christmas from Wile E. Coyote's cousin.
** Billie from "The Enchanted Square" bears a strong resemblance to Paula from {{Earthbound}}.
* FieryRedhead: Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy both qualify.
* LivingToy: Pretty much the whole point.
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''Raggedy Ann'' was a series of storybooks written by American author Johnny Gruelle about the adventures of a living rag doll. Gruelle based the stories on a ragdoll he gave to his daughter, Marcella, who also became a character in the books as Raggedy Ann's owner. Seeing the possibilities with the character, the Gruelle family went on to market a line of Raggedy Ann rag dolls that have, arguably, become far better known than the books.

Raggedy Ann and her adventures were adapted into animation several times, including FleischerStudios[=/=]FamousStudios animated shorts, Christmas and Halloween specials crafted by ChuckJones, a little-known animated series from the late 1990s and early 2000s, and even [[RaggedyAnnAndAndyAMusicalAdventure a big-screen movie]].

Raggedy Ann herself is a gentle but adventurous rag doll with a kind heart, literally. She actually has a candy heart, with the inscription [[AC:I Love You]], sewn into her chest. Raggedy Ann is considered the leader of Marcella's toys, due to the fact that Marcella carries her everywhere, so Ann has seen more of the world than any of the other toys.

Raggedy Andy was introduced as Ann's brother in the second book and has been by her side ever since. He's a bold, adventurous type, and more mischievous and rash than his sister. Andy is fiercely loyal to Ann, and he is always there to look out for her.

Over the years, several other characters were introduced to round out the family. They included dogs, cats, a raggedy baby and even a camel with wrinkled knees.
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''Raggedy Ann'' contains examples of:
* AdaptationDistillation: The big-screen movie. It was made at the end of the 1970s and is seriously weird and trippy.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: In the Christmas special, the wolf became trapped in an unbreakable substance. Ann and Andy broke the fourth wall and called upon this trope to set him free.
* TheEeyore: The camel with the wrinkled knees, especially in the movie.
** He had a different personality in the book. There, he was described as absentminded and strange, but sure of himself. He also changed colors depending what story he's in. (White in the book, brown in the Fleischer cartoon, blue in the movie and TV series.)
* {{Expy}}: In the Chuck Jones holiday special, Ann and Andy end up saving Christmas from Wile E. Coyote's cousin.
** Billie from "The Enchanted Square" bears a strong resemblance to Paula from {{Earthbound}}.
* FieryRedhead: Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy both qualify.
* LivingToy: Pretty much the whole point.
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12th Nov '12 4:02:41 PM TonyG
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Raggedy Ann and her adventures were adapted into animation several times, including FleischerStudios[=/=]FamousStudios animated shorts, Christmas and Halloween specials crafted by ChuckJones, a little-known animated series from the late 1990s and early 2000s, and even [[RaggedyAnnAndAndyAMusicalAdventures a big-screen movie]].

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Raggedy Ann and her adventures were adapted into animation several times, including FleischerStudios[=/=]FamousStudios animated shorts, Christmas and Halloween specials crafted by ChuckJones, a little-known animated series from the late 1990s and early 2000s, and even [[RaggedyAnnAndAndyAMusicalAdventures [[RaggedyAnnAndAndyAMusicalAdventure a big-screen movie]].
12th Nov '12 3:59:05 PM TonyG
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Raggedy Ann and her adventures were adapted into animation several times, including MGM animated shorts, Christmas and Halloween specials crafted by ChuckJones, a little-known animated series from the late 1990s and early 2000s, and even a big-screen movie.

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Raggedy Ann and her adventures were adapted into animation several times, including MGM FleischerStudios[=/=]FamousStudios animated shorts, Christmas and Halloween specials crafted by ChuckJones, a little-known animated series from the late 1990s and early 2000s, and even [[RaggedyAnnAndAndyAMusicalAdventures a big-screen movie.
movie]].
9th Aug '12 12:22:38 AM insanepurin
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** Billie from "The Enchanted Square" bears a strong resemblance to Paula from {{Earthbound}}.
28th Jul '12 11:58:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AccidentalNightmareFuel: Raggedy Ann, the beloved rag doll with the button eyes. Then the movie ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' came out...
26th Jul '12 5:19:18 PM CorahsUncle
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''Raggedy Ann'' was a series of storybooks written by American author Johnny Gruelle about the adventures of a living rag doll. Gruelle based the stories on a ragdoll he gave to his daughter, Marcella, who also became a character in the books as Raggedy Ann's owner. Seeing the possibilities with the character, the Gruelle family went on to market a line of Raggedy Ann rag dolls that have, arguably become far better known than the books.

Raggedy Ann and her adventures were adapted into animation several times, including MGM animated shorts, Christmas and Halloween specials crafted by ChuckJones, a little-known animated series from the late 1990s and early 2000s, and even a big screen movie.

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''Raggedy Ann'' was a series of storybooks written by American author Johnny Gruelle about the adventures of a living rag doll. Gruelle based the stories on a ragdoll he gave to his daughter, Marcella, who also became a character in the books as Raggedy Ann's owner. Seeing the possibilities with the character, the Gruelle family went on to market a line of Raggedy Ann rag dolls that have, arguably arguably, become far better known than the books.

Raggedy Ann and her adventures were adapted into animation several times, including MGM animated shorts, Christmas and Halloween specials crafted by ChuckJones, a little-known animated series from the late 1990s and early 2000s, and even a big screen big-screen movie.



* {{Anvilicious}}: The series, especially the books, seem to suffer from this.



** He had a different personality in the book. There, he was described as absentminded and strange, but sure of himself. He also changed colors depending what story he's in. (White in the book, brown in the Fleischer cartoon, blue in the movie and TV series)
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The Camel With the Wrinkled Knees appeared in only one book, but was so popular among fans that he became a major character in the movie and TV series, even one of the Fleischer cartoons.

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** He had a different personality in the book. There, he was described as absentminded and strange, but sure of himself. He also changed colors depending what story he's in. (White in the book, brown in the Fleischer cartoon, blue in the movie and TV series)
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The Camel With the Wrinkled Knees appeared in only one book, but was so popular among fans that he became a major character in the movie and TV series, even one of the Fleischer cartoons.
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* HarsherInHindsight: Shortly after the success of the Raggedy Ann doll, Johnny Gruelle's daughter Marcella was vaccinated a second time by her school without her parents' permission. The needle was contaminated and Marcella died from the infection in her father's arms when she was 13. Every Raggedy Ann book has since been written in her memory, "Marcella: A Raggedy Ann Story" being the prime example.



* TearJerker: The song based on the character. "I'm just a little girl, I'm Raggedy Ann, falling apart at the seams." The YouTube video of a live performance hits even harder.
26th Jul '12 5:11:02 PM insanepurin
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* Anvilicious: The series, especially the books, seem to suffer from this.

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* Anvilicious: {{Anvilicious}}: The series, especially the books, seem to suffer from this.
26th Jul '12 5:10:32 PM insanepurin
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Raggedy Andy was introduced as Ann's brother in the second book and has been by her side ever since. He's a bold, adventurous type, who chafes at the idea of being a girl's toy. Andy is fiercely loyal to Ann, and he is always there to look out for her.

Over the years, several other characters were introduced to round out the family. They included dogs, cats, a raggedy baby and even a blue camel with wrinkled knees.

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Raggedy Andy was introduced as Ann's brother in the second book and has been by her side ever since. He's a bold, adventurous type, who chafes at the idea of being a girl's toy.and more mischievous and rash than his sister. Andy is fiercely loyal to Ann, and he is always there to look out for her.

Over the years, several other characters were introduced to round out the family. They included dogs, cats, a raggedy baby and even a blue camel with wrinkled knees.


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* Anvilicious: The series, especially the books, seem to suffer from this.


Added DiffLines:

** He had a different personality in the book. There, he was described as absentminded and strange, but sure of himself. He also changed colors depending what story he's in. (White in the book, brown in the Fleischer cartoon, blue in the movie and TV series)
* EnsembleDarkhorse: The Camel With the Wrinkled Knees appeared in only one book, but was so popular among fans that he became a major character in the movie and TV series, even one of the Fleischer cartoons.


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* HarsherInHindsight: Shortly after the success of the Raggedy Ann doll, Johnny Gruelle's daughter Marcella was vaccinated a second time by her school without her parents' permission. The needle was contaminated and Marcella died from the infection in her father's arms when she was 13. Every Raggedy Ann book has since been written in her memory, "Marcella: A Raggedy Ann Story" being the prime example.
19th Jul '12 1:29:14 PM nombretomado
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* AccidentalNightmareFuel: Raggedy Ann, the beloved rag doll with the button eyes. Then the movie ''{{Coraline}}'' came out...

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* AccidentalNightmareFuel: Raggedy Ann, the beloved rag doll with the button eyes. Then the movie ''{{Coraline}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' came out...
16th Jun '12 7:52:26 AM CorahsUncle
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Raggedy Ann was a series of storybooks written by American author Johnny Gruelle about the adventures of a living ragdoll. Gruelle based the stories on a ragdoll he gave to his daughter, Marcella, who also became a character in the books as Raggedy Ann's owner. Seeing the possibilities with the character, the Gruelle family went on to market a line of Raggedy Ann Ragdolls that have, arguably become far more well known then the books.

Raggedy Ann and her adventures were adapted into animation several times, including MGM animated shorts, Christmas and Halloween specials crafted by Chuck Jones, a little known animated series from the late nineties-early 2000s and even a big screen movie.

Raggedy Ann herself is a gentle, but adventures rag doll with a kind heart, literally. She actually has a candy heart with the words I Love You printed on it sewn into her chest. Raggedy Ann is considered the leader of Marcella's toys, due to the fact that Marcella carries her everywhere, so she's seen more of the world than any of her others.

Raggedy Andy was introduced as Ann's brother in the second book and has been by her side ever since. He's a bold, adventurous type, who chafes at the idea of being a girl's toy. Andy is fiercely loyal to Ann is always there to look out for her.

Over the years several other characters were introduce to round out the family. Including dogs, cats, a raggedy baby and even a blue camel with wrinkled knees.

Raggedy And contains examples of:

AdaptationDistilation: The big screen movie. It was made at the end of the seventies and is seriously weird and trippy.

AccidentalNightmareFuel: Raggedy Ann, the beloved ragdoll with the button eyes. Then the movie Coraline came out...

ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: In the Christmas special the wolf became trapped in an unbreakable substance. Ann and Andy broke the fourth wall and called upon this trope to set him free.

LivingToy: Pretty much the whole point.

TheEeyore: The camel with the wrinkled knees, especially in the movie.

Expy: In the Chuck Jones holiday special, Ann and Andy end up saving Christmas from Wile E. Coyote's cousin.

TearJerker: The song based on the character. I'm just a little girl, I'm Raggedy Ann, falling apart at the seems. The youtube video of a live performance hits even harder.

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Raggedy Ann ''Raggedy Ann'' was a series of storybooks written by American author Johnny Gruelle about the adventures of a living ragdoll.rag doll. Gruelle based the stories on a ragdoll he gave to his daughter, Marcella, who also became a character in the books as Raggedy Ann's owner. Seeing the possibilities with the character, the Gruelle family went on to market a line of Raggedy Ann Ragdolls rag dolls that have, arguably become far more well better known then than the books.

Raggedy Ann and her adventures were adapted into animation several times, including MGM animated shorts, Christmas and Halloween specials crafted by Chuck Jones, ChuckJones, a little known little-known animated series from the late nineties-early 2000s 1990s and early 2000s, and even a big screen movie.

Raggedy Ann herself is a gentle, gentle but adventures adventurous rag doll with a kind heart, literally. She actually has a candy heart heart, with the words I inscription [[AC:I Love You printed on it You]], sewn into her chest. Raggedy Ann is considered the leader of Marcella's toys, due to the fact that Marcella carries her everywhere, so she's Ann has seen more of the world than any of her others.

the other toys.

Raggedy Andy was introduced as Ann's brother in the second book and has been by her side ever since. He's a bold, adventurous type, who chafes at the idea of being a girl's toy. Andy is fiercely loyal to Ann Ann, and he is always there to look out for her.

Over the years years, several other characters were introduce introduced to round out the family. Including They included dogs, cats, a raggedy baby and even a blue camel with wrinkled knees.

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''Raggedy Ann''
contains examples of:

AdaptationDistilation:
of:
*AdaptationDistillation:
The big screen big-screen movie. It was made at the end of the seventies 1970s and is seriously weird and trippy.

AccidentalNightmareFuel:
trippy.
*AccidentalNightmareFuel:
Raggedy Ann, the beloved ragdoll rag doll with the button eyes. Then the movie Coraline ''{{Coraline}}'' came out...

ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve:
out...
*ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve:
In the Christmas special special, the wolf became trapped in an unbreakable substance. Ann and Andy broke the fourth wall and called upon this trope to set him free.

LivingToy: Pretty much the whole point.

TheEeyore:
free.
*TheEeyore:
The camel with the wrinkled knees, especially in the movie.

Expy:
movie.
*{{Expy}}:
In the Chuck Jones holiday special, Ann and Andy end up saving Christmas from Wile E. Coyote's cousin.

TearJerker:
cousin.
*FieryRedhead: Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy both qualify.
*LivingToy: Pretty much the whole point.
*TearJerker:
The song based on the character. I'm "I'm just a little girl, I'm Raggedy Ann, falling apart at the seems. seams." The youtube YouTube video of a live performance hits even harder.harder.
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