History WesternAnimation / TheLittleIsland

28th Jun '17 2:33:50 PM TonyG
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* BarbieDollAnatomy
* ChekhovsGun - The way [[spoiler: Truth]] is dressed when he comes to the island. It's easy to miss.

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* BarbieDollAnatomy
BarbieDollAnatomy: The three little men. Also, a couple of naked women appear with nipples but no visible genitalia.
* ChekhovsGun - ChekhovsGun: The way [[spoiler: Truth]] [[spoiler:Truth]] is dressed when he comes to the island. It's easy to miss. Not so easy to miss is the armor [[spoiler:Good]] is wearing.



* FanNickname - Since the three characters are nameless, they're sometimes referred to in reviews and analayses of the film as "Good", "Truth", and "Beauty" for the sake of convenience.

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* FanNickname - DerangedAnimation: Williams gets ''very'' creative with the way his characters look and move.
* FanNickname:
Since the three characters are nameless, they're sometimes referred to in reviews and analayses of the film as "Good", "Truth", and "Beauty" for the sake of convenience.



* ImplausibleFencingPowers/ badass - [[spoiler: Beauty jumps over a ''bazooka shell'', shish-ka-bobs Good's imaginary minions in a single stab, then uses thier muskets as harp strings. AWESOME!]]

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* ImplausibleFencingPowers/ badass - [[spoiler: Beauty GoodIsNotNice: Good is easily the biggest jerk of the three characters.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: [[spoiler:Beauty
jumps over a ''bazooka shell'', shish-ka-bobs Good's imaginary minions in a single stab, then uses thier their muskets as harp strings. AWESOME!]]AWESOME!]]
* KnightTemplar: Good often dons elaborate armor and is not averse to using weapons - all in the name of good, of course.
* LimitedAnimation: Hard to believe, but Richard Williams, known today as a hardcore proponent of full animation, began his career working in the simple, stylized fashion typical of cartoons in the 1950s.
* MimeAndMusicOnlyCartoon: There is no spoken dialogue; title cards at the beginning explain the concept and identify the main characters.



* NakedPeopleAreFunny
* OneWingedAngel - [[spoiler: Beauty and Good in the climax. Also counts as a ShapeshifterShowdown, as they transform into giant, more fearsome and very sumo-esque forms as they get angrier at each other.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning - [[spoiler: Beauty in his imaginary Nubian form becomes infuriated when his feathery hair gets taken from him by the red sumo Good, and his eyes turn pure red (the camera even closes right up to them).]]
* RocketPunch - How this is pulled off must be seen to be believed.
* TheStraightMan - Truth

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny
NakedPeopleAreFunny: Upon arriving at the island, the three characters lose their clothes. Fortunately, [[BarbieDollAnatomy there is nothing to see.]]
* OneWingedAngel - [[spoiler: Beauty OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Beauty and Good in the climax. Also counts as a ShapeshifterShowdown, as they transform into giant, more fearsome and very sumo-esque forms as they get angrier at each other.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning - RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler: Beauty in his imaginary Nubian form becomes infuriated when his feathery hair gets taken from him by the red sumo Good, and his eyes turn pure red (the camera even closes right up to them).]]
* RocketPunch - RocketPunch: How this is pulled off must be seen to be believed.
* TheStraightMan - TruthTheStraightMan: Truth
* WhatHaveIDone: Not spoken, but this is clearly Truth's reaction to [[spoiler:his chalkboard turning into a giant atomic bomb.]]
20th Jan '17 5:59:28 AM ILoveCartoons9120
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A 30-minute animated film directed by Creator/RichardWilliams in 1958, exploring philosophy without dialogue through the conflicts of three men who visit a little island.

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A 30-minute animated film directed created by Creator/RichardWilliams (in his film debut) in 1958, exploring philosophy without dialogue through the conflicts of three men who visit a little island.



* ImplausibleFencingPowers/ badass - [[spoiler: Beauty jumps over a ''bazooka shell'', shish-ka-bobs Good's minions in a single stab, then uses thier muskets as musical instruments. AWESOME.]]
* MundaneMadeAwesome - Subverted in the climax with Truth and his chalkboard. At ''first'' you think it's playing this trope straight, but then the camera pans back, revealing...[[spoiler: nope, not gonna spoil it.]]

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* ImplausibleFencingPowers/ badass - [[spoiler: Beauty jumps over a ''bazooka shell'', shish-ka-bobs Good's imaginary minions in a single stab, then uses thier muskets as musical instruments. AWESOME.]]
harp strings. AWESOME!]]
* MundaneMadeAwesome - Subverted in the climax with Truth and his chalkboard. At ''first'' you think it's playing this trope straight, but then the camera pans back, back and upwards, revealing...[[spoiler: nope, not gonna spoil it.]]



* OneWingedAngel - [[spoiler: Beauty and Good in the climax. Also counts as a ShapeshifterShowdown, as they transform into different and more fearsome forms as they get angrier.]]

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* OneWingedAngel - [[spoiler: Beauty and Good in the climax. Also counts as a ShapeshifterShowdown, as they transform into different and giant, more fearsome and very sumo-esque forms as they get angrier.angrier at each other.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning - [[spoiler: Beauty in his imaginary Nubian form becomes infuriated when his feathery hair gets taken from him by the red sumo Good, and his eyes turn pure red (the camera even closes right up to them).
]]
7th Nov '16 3:56:54 PM dlchen145
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* ImplausibleFencingPowers/ {{Badass}} - [[spoiler: Beauty jumps over a ''bazooka shell'', shish-ka-bobs Good's minions in a single stab, then uses thier muskets as musical instruments. AWESOME.]]

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* ImplausibleFencingPowers/ {{Badass}} badass - [[spoiler: Beauty jumps over a ''bazooka shell'', shish-ka-bobs Good's minions in a single stab, then uses thier muskets as musical instruments. AWESOME.]]
19th Jan '15 9:44:02 AM rjung
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A 30-minute animated film directed by RichardWilliams in 1958, exploring philosophy without dialogue through the conflicts of three men who visit a little island.

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A 30-minute animated film directed by RichardWilliams Creator/RichardWilliams in 1958, exploring philosophy without dialogue through the conflicts of three men who visit a little island.
16th Jul '13 2:43:46 PM Sheora
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'''This short film is an example of:'''

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'''This !!This short film is an example of:'''
provides examples of:



* MundaneMadeAwesome - Hilariously subverted in the climax with Truth and his chalkboard. At ''first'' you think it's playing this trope straight, but then the camera pans back, revealing...[[spoiler: nope, not gonna spoil it.]]

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* MundaneMadeAwesome - Hilariously subverted Subverted in the climax with Truth and his chalkboard. At ''first'' you think it's playing this trope straight, but then the camera pans back, revealing...[[spoiler: nope, not gonna spoil it.]]
30th Jan '13 8:06:16 AM Laukku
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* TheFundamentalist: ''"Each of the three little men in this film has an idea .... BUT ONLY ONE"''
13th Dec '12 9:07:41 PM erforce
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[[quoteright:279:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/thelittleisland.png]]
->''This one believes in truth; this one believes in beauty; this one believes in good''

A 30-minute animated film directed by RichardWilliams in 1958, exploring philosophy without dialogue through the conflicts of three men who visit a little island.

Why so many spoiler tags? Well, let's just say this is a film that's full of surprises...
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'''This short film is an example of:'''

* BarbieDollAnatomy
* ChekhovsGun - The way [[spoiler: Truth]] is dressed when he comes to the island. It's easy to miss.
* ComicTrio
* FanNickname - Since the three characters are nameless, they're sometimes referred to in reviews and analayses of the film as "Good", "Truth", and "Beauty" for the sake of convenience.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers/ {{Badass}} - [[spoiler: Beauty jumps over a ''bazooka shell'', shish-ka-bobs Good's minions in a single stab, then uses thier muskets as musical instruments. AWESOME.]]
* MundaneMadeAwesome - Hilariously subverted in the climax with Truth and his chalkboard. At ''first'' you think it's playing this trope straight, but then the camera pans back, revealing...[[spoiler: nope, not gonna spoil it.]]
* NakedPeopleAreFunny
* OneWingedAngel - [[spoiler: Beauty and Good in the climax. Also counts as a ShapeshifterShowdown, as they transform into different and more fearsome forms as they get angrier.]]
* RocketPunch - How this is pulled off must be seen to be believed.
* TheStraightMan - Truth
* YourMindMakesItReal
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