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16th May '16 7:43:57 AM AnotherGuy
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* AsHimself: Mum.
16th May '16 7:38:21 AM AnotherGuy
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Now Botch launches a master plan: He has Greensleeves and company kidnapped, and then tricks innocent fools Ralph (an "all-purpose animal", so called for his shapeshifting abilities) and Mumford (a Chaplin-esque mime) into stealing the spring of Din's Cosmic Clock for him. They do and this stops time in Din -- at a moment when everyone is awake. Botch will send the vultures there to drop powerful nightmares everywhere, then restart the clock and detonate them, which will trap all the Rushers in ''waking'' nightmares...forever. It's up to Ralph, Mum, Greensleeves's niece/aspiring actress Flora Fauna, inept superhero Rod Rescueman, and a harried Fairy Godmother to put things to rights before it's too late.

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Now Botch launches a master plan: He has Greensleeves and company kidnapped, and then tricks innocent fools Ralph (an "all-purpose animal", so called for his shapeshifting abilities) abilities, voiced by Creator/LorenzoMusic) and Mumford (a Chaplin-esque mime) into stealing the spring of Din's Cosmic Clock for him. They do and this stops time in Din -- at a moment when everyone is awake. Botch will send the vultures there to drop powerful nightmares everywhere, then restart the clock and detonate them, which will trap all the Rushers in ''waking'' nightmares...forever. It's up to Ralph, Mum, Greensleeves's niece/aspiring actress Flora Fauna, inept superhero Rod Rescueman, and a harried Fairy Godmother to put things to rights before it's too late.
21st Apr '16 7:47:34 PM AnotherGuy
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'''Greensleeves:''' He got short and bent.

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'''Greensleeves:''' He got short and bent.\\
'''Rod:''' ''(looking on jealously)'' I should get short and bent.
13th Apr '16 9:03:49 AM Sapphirea2
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The land of Frivoli is where dreams are made, and the land of Din is where they are taken to for delivery to the sleeping Rushers, via the jolly old man Greensleeves and his helpers the Figs. They have an evil counterpart in Synonamess Botch, who runs the nightmare factory known as the Murkworks and sends vultures out to deliver nightmares to Rushers. (Frivoli, the Murkworks, and the residents of both are animated via illuminated cut-outs while Din is DeliberatelyMonochrome live-action -- the Rushers are humans.)

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The land of Frivoli is where dreams are made, and the land of Din is where they are taken to for delivery to the sleeping Rushers, via the jolly old man Greensleeves and his helpers the Figs. They have an evil counterpart in Synonamess Botch, who runs the nightmare factory known as the Murkworks and sends vultures out to deliver nightmares to Rushers. (Frivoli, the Murkworks, and the residents of both are animated via illuminated cut-outs while Din is DeliberatelyMonochrome live-action -- the live-action. Rushers are what we know as humans.)



The film is distinguished not only by its unique "Lumage" animation, but also by a story, screenplay, and vocal performances that are imaginative and witty throughout, making this another great example of early [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation renaissance-era animation]].



* BadBoss: Synonamess Botch (and he's aware of it where the vultures are concerned).

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* BadBoss: Synonamess Botch (and Botch, and he's completely aware of it where at least with regards to the vultures are concerned).vultures.



* {{Bowdlerized}}: Most airings were edited to remove some of the more PG-13 content that the original (which aired on HBO) had. Fortunately, the original version is still floating around. Arguably, this is a case of ''reverse'' bowdlerization, since the saltier dialogue was added without the director's knowledge. The sanitized version is actually closer to the director's original intent. The DVD release includes both audio tracks.

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* {{Bowdlerized}}: Most airings were edited to remove some of the more PG-13 content that the original (which aired on HBO) had. Fortunately, the original version is still floating around. Arguably, this is a case of ''reverse'' bowdlerization, since the saltier dialogue was added without the director's knowledge. The knowledge and the sanitized version is actually closer to the director's his original intent. The DVD release includes both audio tracks.



* DreamLand
* {{Duck}}: Ralph yells it when being attacked by the vultures. And then he turns into one.

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* DreamLand
DreamLand: The primary setting.
* {{Duck}}: Ralph yells it when being attacked by the vultures. And then he turns into one.one!



* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: When Flora finally meets his uncle Greensleeves.

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* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: When Flora finally meets his her uncle Greensleeves.



* FloatingLimbs: Scuzzbopper has no arms, his gloves just float in mid-air.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: TheMovie. In one version of the movie, Botch mocks his vulture troops for wanting "to get into the feathers" of their girlfriends.
** The version without the excess profanity manages to sneak in one "Shit!" from Botch during the final showdown.

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* FloatingLimbs: Scuzzbopper has no arms, arms; his gloves just float in mid-air.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: TheMovie. In one version of the movie, saltier dialogue track, Botch mocks his vulture troops for wanting "to get into the feathers" of their girlfriends.
** The
girlfriends. Even the version without the excess profanity manages to sneak in one "Shit!" from Botch during the final showdown.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Scuzzbopper.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Scuzzbopper.]]Scuzzbopper]] in the third act.



* LargeHam: Flora's idea how an actress is supposed to perform.

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* LargeHam: Flora's idea of how an actress is supposed to perform.



* NeverLearnedToRead: PlayedForLaughs -- this applies to the Chef Justice of Frivoli[[note]]who never learned to tie his shoes or button his fly, either[[/note]], which is why he just tosses away Greensleeves's letter (which is a plea for help). Luckily, Flora Fauna has noticed that ''all'' letters sent to him get tossed away in this manner, and decides to retrieve it and see what it actually says...

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* NeverLearnedToRead: PlayedForLaughs -- this applies to the Chef Justice of Frivoli[[note]]who never learned to tie his shoes or button his fly, either[[/note]], which is why he just tosses away Greensleeves's letter (which is -- a plea for help).help. Luckily, Flora Fauna has noticed that ''all'' letters sent to him get tossed away in this manner, and decides to retrieve it and see what it actually says...



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Literally, as Ralph and Mum end up accidentally breaking the Cosmic Clock with all their messing around. Subverted in that the Clock ''was'' broken - it was set too fast, causing the Rushers of Din to, well, rush. When the spring was restored, the Clock was set to a neutral speed, allowing one Rusher to stop, buy a balloon and enjoy life.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Literally, as Ralph and Mum end up accidentally breaking the Cosmic Clock with all their messing around. Subverted in that the Clock ''was'' broken - -- it was set too fast, causing the Rushers of Din to, well, rush. [[spoiler: When the spring was spring's restored, the Clock was is set to a neutral speed, allowing speed; tellingly, this allows one Rusher to stop, buy a balloon and enjoy ''enjoy'' life.]]



* ShoutOut:
** Among the clips seen on Ibor's screen are ones from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', apt for a movie George Lucas executive produced.
*** Additional clips include ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', ''Film/{{Them}}'', ''Series/HappyDays'',Creator/AbbottAndCostello and ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''.

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* ShoutOut:
**
ShoutOut: Among the clips seen on Ibor's screen are ones from ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', apt for a movie George Lucas executive produced.
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produced. Additional clips include ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', ''Film/{{Them}}'', ''Series/HappyDays'',Creator/AbbottAndCostello and finally ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''.



* StopHelpingMe: Everyone eventually feels this way about Rod. [[invoked]]

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* StopHelpingMe: Everyone ''Everyone'' eventually feels this way about Rod. [[invoked]]



* TheTwelvePrinciplesOfAnimation: Followed surprisingly well, for a stop motion film, with numerous examples of squash and stretch and exaggeration throughout, notably when Ralph and Mum mess around inside the cosmic clock, and while most of the film suffers from the "jerky" look most stop motion has, others have surprisingly good timing and flow.

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* TheTwelvePrinciplesOfAnimation: Followed surprisingly well, well for what's effectively a stop motion stop-motion film, with numerous examples of squash and stretch and exaggeration throughout, notably when Ralph and Mum mess around inside the cosmic clock, and while most of the film suffers from the "jerky" look most stop motion stop-motion has, others have surprisingly good timing and flow.
17th Mar '16 3:24:25 PM AnotherGuy
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* LargeHam: Flora's idea how an actress is supposed to perform.
17th Mar '16 3:16:43 PM AnotherGuy
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Literally, as Ralph and Mum end up accidentally breaking the Cosmic Clock with all their messing around

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Literally, as Ralph and Mum end up accidentally breaking the Cosmic Clock with all their messing aroundaround. Subverted in that the Clock ''was'' broken - it was set too fast, causing the Rushers of Din to, well, rush. When the spring was restored, the Clock was set to a neutral speed, allowing one Rusher to stop, buy a balloon and enjoy life.
7th Feb '16 1:23:46 PM GrammarNavi
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The film is distinguished not only by its unique "Lumage" animation, but also by a story, screenplay, and vocal performances that are imaginative and witty throughout, making this another great example of early [[Main/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation renaissance-era animation]].

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The film is distinguished not only by its unique "Lumage" animation, but also by a story, screenplay, and vocal performances that are imaginative and witty throughout, making this another great example of early [[Main/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation renaissance-era animation]].



* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation: One of the earliest glimmers of hope for the medium towards the end of TheDarkAgeOfAnimation.

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* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation: UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation: One of the earliest glimmers of hope for the medium towards the end of TheDarkAgeOfAnimation.UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation.
28th Jan '16 11:47:56 PM Adept
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* FloatingLimbs: Scuzzbopper has no arms, his gloves just float in mid-air.



* RaymanianLimbs: Scuzzbopper has no arms, his gloves just float in mid-air.
27th Sep '15 2:45:01 PM Sapphirea2
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* {{Bowdlerized}}: Most airings are edited to remove some of the more PG-13 content that the original (which aired on HBO) had. Fortunately, the original version is still floating around.
** Arguably, this is a case of ''reverse'' bowdlerization, since the saltier dialogue was added without the director's knowledge. The sanitized version is actually closer to the director's original intent.

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* {{Bowdlerized}}: Most airings are were edited to remove some of the more PG-13 content that the original (which aired on HBO) had. Fortunately, the original version is still floating around.
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around. Arguably, this is a case of ''reverse'' bowdlerization, since the saltier dialogue was added without the director's knowledge. The sanitized version is actually closer to the director's original intent. The DVD release includes both audio tracks.
27th Sep '15 2:44:07 PM Sapphirea2
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''Twice Upon a Time'' is a 1983 mostly-animated comedy-fantasy directed by John Korty and Charles Swenson, and executive produced by Creator/GeorgeLucas. As with several other animated films of the early '80s (''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''), its theatrical distribution was such that it made virtually no impact...and unlike those films it didn't get much video/cable exposure either. The month it debuted on HBO, the pay channel's guide made a full page announcement - and that was the last anyone heard of it until the early 90s, when CartoonNetwork twice showed it as a weekend feature. In February of 2015, it was quietly aired on Turner Classic Movies and a DVD release through Warner Archive was announced for a Spring release.

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''Twice Upon a Time'' is a 1983 mostly-animated comedy-fantasy directed by John Korty and Charles Swenson, and executive produced by Creator/GeorgeLucas. As with several other animated films of the early '80s (''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''), its theatrical distribution was such that it made virtually no impact...and unlike those films it didn't get much video/cable exposure either. The month it debuted on HBO, the pay channel's guide made a full page announcement - and that was the last anyone heard of it until the early 90s, 1990s, when it had a brief video release; CartoonNetwork twice showed it as a weekend feature. In February of 2015, it was quietly aired feature by decade's end. The film finally resurfaced on Turner Classic Movies and a DVD release through in 2015 via Warner Archive was announced for a Spring release.
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