History YMMV / RockADoodle

2nd Jan '18 5:52:25 AM ClintEastwood
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* AnimationAgeGhetto: Although ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'' mostly pointed out the flawed plot, they both griped about the amount of violence and darkness in the film, saying that violence does not belong in a children's film. One has to wonder what made them think this was strictly a children's film. Maybe because it's animated. They made the same complaints for most of Don Bluth's previous films as well.

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* AnimationAgeGhetto: Although ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'' mostly pointed out the flawed plot, they both griped about the amount of violence and darkness in the film, saying that violence does not belong in a children's film. One has to wonder what made them think this was strictly a children's film. Maybe because it's animated. They made the same complaints for most of Don Bluth's Creator/DonBluth's previous films as well.



* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The Don Bluth staple. Especially weird is where Edmund apparently runs into '''his own brain''' after Peepers' DisneyDeath, to resolve a minor character flaw.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The Don Bluth Creator/DonBluth staple. Especially weird is where Edmund apparently runs into '''his own brain''' after Peepers' DisneyDeath, to resolve a minor character flaw.



* DorkAge: After a long string of financial successes and runaway hits through the eighties, this film proved to be the start of one for Don Bluth, not helped by its baffling premise or its part in killing the studio of which he was the head at the time.

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* DorkAge: After a long string of financial successes and runaway hits through the eighties, this film proved to be the start of one for Don Bluth, Creator/DonBluth, not helped by its baffling premise or its part in killing the studio of which he was the head at the time.



** Hell, Music/GlenCampbell as Chanticleer. Campbell's music was hardly Elvis-esque. It didn't do his career any favors in the end.

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** Hell, Music/GlenCampbell Music/GlennCampbell as Chanticleer. Campbell's music was hardly Elvis-esque. It didn't do his career any favors in the end.
4th Dec '17 6:11:39 AM TommyTiger
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* AlasPoorScrappy: Annoying as he sounded, you can't help but feel a little sad when [[spoiler:Edmund gets strangled almost to death by the Duke.]]

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* AlasPoorScrappy: Annoying As likely as he sounded, you can't help but it is for somebody to hate Edmond, it's just as (if not more) likely for them to feel a little sad when [[spoiler:Edmund [[spoiler:he gets strangled almost to death by the Duke.]]



* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Two Words, Goldie Pheasant.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The Don Bluth staple. Especially weird is where Edmund apparently runs into '''his own BRAIN?!''' after Peepers' DisneyDeath, to resolve a minor character flaw.

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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: Two Words, Goldie Pheasant.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The Don Bluth staple. Especially weird is where Edmund apparently runs into '''his own BRAIN?!''' brain''' after Peepers' DisneyDeath, to resolve a minor character flaw.



* RootingForTheEmpire: Edmund's speech impediment and behavior make it ''incredibly'' difficult to enjoy his character, so to many viewers, seeing [[spoiler:the Duke strangle Edmund]] is a MomentOfAwesome. The Duke himself is also far more interesting as a character.
* TheScrappy: Edmund. Nobody likes him, probably due to his voice and lisp. Made even worse by the fact ''he's the lead character.''
* SnarkBait: Yup.

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* RootingForTheEmpire: Edmund's speech impediment and behavior make it ''incredibly'' difficult to enjoy his character, so to many some viewers, seeing [[spoiler:the Duke strangle Edmund]] is a MomentOfAwesome. The Duke himself is also far more interesting as a character.
* TheScrappy: Edmund. Nobody Almost nobody likes him, probably due to his voice and lisp. Made even worse by the fact ''he's he's the lead character.''
character.
* SnarkBait: Yup.The whole film.



* TearJerker: Say what you will about Edmund, but seeing the other animals mourn for him after he is strangled by the Duke is truly saddening, especially when they see that he was a real boy the entire time. Peepers is especially moved by this, and tries to wake him just as he seemingly returns to the real world.
* ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs: [[Creator/GeoffreyChaucer Chaucer]] on Acid?!
** The few efforts to have things make sense actually make the whole thing ''more'' confusing!

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* TearJerker: Say what you will about Edmund, but While Edmund is a [[TheScrappy Scrappy]], seeing the other animals mourn for him after he is strangled by the Duke is truly saddening, especially when they see that he was him transform into a real boy the entire time. Peepers is especially moved by this, and tries to wake him just as he seemingly returns to the real world.
* ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs: The film feels like [[Creator/GeoffreyChaucer Chaucer]] on Acid?!
acid.
** The few efforts to have things make sense actually make the whole thing ''more'' confusing!confusing.
26th Nov '17 4:11:39 PM nombretomado
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** Goldie Pheasant is ridiculously popular with fans of the film; her popularity in the FurryFandom certainly lends itself to this.

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** Goldie Pheasant is ridiculously popular with fans of the film; her popularity in the FurryFandom UsefulNotes/FurryFandom certainly lends itself to this.
25th Nov '17 7:52:39 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* HarsherInHindsight: The film's failure hurts a whole lot more when you realize that [[DuelingMovies one of the other, more successful movies it was up against]] was a sequel to ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail his own movie]]'', one he was given the opportunity to work on, no less!

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* HarsherInHindsight: The film's failure hurts a whole lot more when you realize that [[DuelingMovies one of the other, more successful movies it was up against]] was a sequel to ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail his Don Bluth's own movie]]'', one he was given the opportunity to work on, no less!



* Tearjerker: Say what you will about Edmund, but seeing the other animals mourn for him after he is strangled by the Duke is truly saddening, especially when they see that he was a real boy the entire time. Peepers is especially moved by this, and tries to wake him just as he seemingly returns to the real world.

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* Tearjerker: TearJerker: Say what you will about Edmund, but seeing the other animals mourn for him after he is strangled by the Duke is truly saddening, especially when they see that he was a real boy the entire time. Peepers is especially moved by this, and tries to wake him just as he seemingly returns to the real world.
30th Oct '17 12:28:25 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* RandomEventsPlot: The confusing mishmash between the human and animated worlds certainly lends itself to this.
30th Oct '17 12:27:12 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* Tearjerker: Say what you will about Edmund, but seeing the other animals mourn for him after he is strangled by the Duke is truly saddening, especially when they see that he was a real boy the entire time. Peepers is especially moved by this, and tries to wake him just as he seemingly returns to the real world.
13th Oct '17 8:59:32 AM libertydude
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The gag where Patou accidentally bashes Chanticleer on the head might be awkward for some people now, given how Glenn Campbell developed and later died from Alzheimer's Disease.
28th Sep '17 8:25:57 AM Pamina
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* AlasPoorScrappy: Annoying as he sounded, you can't help but feel a little sad when [[spoiler:Edmund gets strangled to almost near death by the Duke.]]

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* AlasPoorScrappy: Annoying as he sounded, you can't help but feel a little sad when [[spoiler:Edmund gets strangled to almost near to death by the Duke.]]
22nd Sep '17 12:06:36 AM BigKlingy
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** As WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic points out, starting a VillainSong with "tweedle lee dee" isn't exactly a good sign.
17th Aug '17 2:11:05 AM ClintEastwood
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* ToughActToFollow: Compared to Don Bluth's previous films, the films afterwards never became successful nor memorable as their predecessors. It also had to try to do this with Disney and Spielberg.
* WTHCastingAgency: Christopher Plummer as The Duke Of Owls.
** Hell, Glen Campbell as Chanticleer. Campbell's music was hardly Elvis-esque. It didn't do his career any favors in the end.

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* ToughActToFollow: Compared to Don Bluth's Creator/DonBluth's previous films, the films afterwards never became successful nor memorable as their predecessors. It also had to try to do this with Disney and Spielberg.
* WTHCastingAgency: Christopher Plummer WTHCastingAgency:
** Creator/ChristopherPlummer
as The Duke Of Owls.
** Hell, Glen Campbell Music/GlenCampbell as Chanticleer. Campbell's music was hardly Elvis-esque. It didn't do his career any favors in the end.
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