History WesternAnimation / SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron

26th May '16 5:09:13 AM Ingonyama
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* BookEnds: The movie begins with a shot of a beautiful blue sky filled with clouds (including one shaped remarkably like a galloping horse) before panning down across the landscape and eventually coming to Spirit's racing herd. It ends, after he returns home to lead the herd, with a [[PanUpToTheSkyEnding pan back up to that same sky and cloud]].


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* PanUpToTheSkyEnding: After Spirit is reunited with his herd, complete with a cloud shaped like a galloping horse. See also BookEnds above.
18th May '16 4:14:55 PM Teenlyokofan7777
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* PlayingPossum: Spirit plays dead when he realizes that building the railroad would go straight through his homeland.



* PlayingPossum: Spirit plays dead when he realizes that building the railroad would go straight through his homeland.


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* RuleOfThree: Spirit gets caught three times before finally running free with Rain. The first time is to the Colonial soldiers, the second time is with Little Creek and the Lakota, and the third and final time is with the railroaders.
17th May '16 5:59:39 PM Teenlyokofan7777
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* PlayingPossum: Spirit plays dead when he realizes that building the railroad would go straight through his homeland.
12th May '16 6:53:51 PM Teenlyokofan7777
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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Little Creek removes the feather from Rain, symbolizing his ownership with her, wanting her to go with Spirit. At first distraught, Rain agrees to go with Spirit.
4th May '16 10:13:29 AM Apocrypha
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* FriendToChildren: Spirit, both horse and human. The only human he's completely gentle to is a little toddler girl who he lets pet him.

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* FriendToChildren: FriendToAllChildren: Spirit, to both horse and human. The only human he's completely gentle to with is a little toddler girl [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming who he lets pet him.]]
4th May '16 10:12:24 AM Apocrypha
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* ActionGirl: Rain, in as much as a horse can be. She does ride into battle with Little Creek, after all.



* CallBack: When Spirit first wakes up with the Lakota, Little Creek leaves him a pile of apples. [[spoiler:When he first wakes up after being saved by Little Creek at the end of the movie, the first thing he sees is a pile of apples.]]



* ComesGreatResponsibility: Spirit drops the trope word-for-word at the beginning; he's leader of the herd, and that's awesome, but it also means having to look out for everyone, which he does to the utmost of his ability.



* FriendToChildren: Spirit, both horse and human. The only human he's completely gentle to is a little toddler girl who he lets pet him.
* TheGadfly: Rain is notably pretty cheeky and playful, both with Little Creek and with Spirit.



* ShownTheirWork: Like the animators themselves point out; horses are one of the most difficult things to draw, and not only did they have to draw horses all day long for a few years, they had to ''animate'' them as well. The result is nothing short of stunning.

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* ShownTheirWork: Like the animators themselves point out; out: horses are one of the most difficult things to draw, and not only did they have to draw horses all day long for a few years, they had to ''animate'' them as well. The result is nothing short of stunning.


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-->''"Okay, I admit it, she was charming...in a stubborn, irritating kind of way."''
17th Apr '16 9:32:18 PM KingGargantuas
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* SatelliteLoveInterest: Rain. She loves Little Creek, she loves Spirit, Spirit loves her (despite the fact that she won't initially allow him to leave captivity), and that's about the extent of her character.
18th Mar '16 11:46:21 PM Greystone101
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* WorthyOpponent: How the Colonel views Spirit by the end of the film, as evidenced by his respectful nod to him.

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* WorthyOpponent: How the Colonel views Spirit by the end of the film, as evidenced by his respectful nod to him. It can be argued that Spirit views him the same way, seeing as he returns the nod.
24th Jan '16 4:29:05 AM Ingonyama
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* ObjectTrackingShot: The opening scene follows a Bald Eagle.


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* ObjectTrackingShot: The opening scene follows a Bald Eagle.
4th Jan '16 11:37:29 AM GeorgeUK
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* JustTrainWrong: The Northern Pacific Railroad never built track in Nebraska, or connected with Utah; that was the Union Pacific.
** That's because Spirit destroyed it, duh...

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* JustTrainWrong: The Northern Pacific Railroad never built track in Nebraska, or connected with Utah; that was the Union Pacific.
** That's because Spirit destroyed it, duh...
Pacific. In fact, by the time the Northern Pacific broke ground, the Union Pacific, and the first transcontinental railroad, had been completed.
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