History YMMV / TheLastUnicorn

21st Jun '16 7:14:24 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* {{Deconstruction}}: The story is considered one for fairy tales in general, by having the characters pointing out how they're aware that they live inside a fairy tale. The story also deconstructs common cliches of the genre: the princess is cold and aloof (and not even human), the old woman believes in unicorns the most of them all and is close friends with the princess instead of being her enemy, the Prince Charming is originally a lazy bum and has to work to actually turn into a desirable Charming figure, by changing his habits and parts of his personality; the old wicked witch simply wants to be remembered, and the wizard is quite incompetent in his magic. Biggest thing of all, the story doesn't end with the princess and the prince marrying and living happily ever after.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Amalthea's crisis and Haggard's motivation could be read as symptoms of depression.
21st Jun '16 7:10:32 PM MercutioDreams
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* FridgeBrilliance: In addition to Lír [[MeaningfulName being named after]] a sea god in Irish mythology, other forms of his name hearken back to other aspects of his character:
** The Welsh equivalent of the god Lir is called "Llŷr Llediaith", whose name means "half-speech", which may be a reference to Prince Lír's difficulty in telling Amalthea his feelings.
** There's also Shakespeare's ''King Lear'', which, though not referring to Lír directly, is possibly an oblique reference to King Haggard's descent into madness born of misery.
19th Mar '16 10:52:07 AM Redmane
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*HilariousInHindsight: Mia Farrow voices the Unicorn/Lady Amalthea, a mysterious woman who's sought of by Lir, this wealthy prince who falls deeply in love with her but they end up in a bittersweet romance. Mia Farrow played beforehand Daisy Buchanan in the ''Film/TheGreatGatsby1974''. You can find some similarities between Amalthea and Lir and Daisy and Jay Gatsby.
21st Jan '16 11:11:31 AM Redmane
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* CryForTheDevil: King Haggard is evil, yes, and must be stopped; but one can't help but feel sympathetic when he tells Amalthea his true motivation.


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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Amalthea's crisis and Haggard's motivation could be read as symptoms of depression.
21st Jan '16 10:15:21 AM Redmane
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* {{Deconstruction}}: The story is considered one for fairy tales in general, by having the characters pointing out how they're aware that they live inside a fairy tale, and how the story deconstructs common cliches of the genre: the princess is cold and aloof (and not even human), the Prince Charming figure is originally a lazy bum and has to turn himself into a Charming figure, by changing and training; the old wicked witch simply wants to be remembered, and the wizard is quite incompetent in his magic. Biggest thing of all, the story doesn't end with the princess and the prince marrying and living happily ever after.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: The story is considered one for fairy tales in general, by having the characters pointing out how they're aware that they live inside a fairy tale, and how the tale. The story also deconstructs common cliches of the genre: the princess is cold and aloof (and not even human), the old woman believes in unicorns the most of them all and is close friends with the princess instead of being her enemy, the Prince Charming figure is originally a lazy bum and has to work to actually turn himself into a desirable Charming figure, by changing his habits and training; parts of his personality; the old wicked witch simply wants to be remembered, and the wizard is quite incompetent in his magic. Biggest thing of all, the story doesn't end with the princess and the prince marrying and living happily ever after.
21st Jan '16 10:09:55 AM Redmane
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* TheWoobie: Practically almost all the other characters except the butterfly. The villains too, though they could be considered more to be JerkassWoobies.

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* TheWoobie: Practically almost all the other characters except the butterfly. The villains too, though they could be considered more to be JerkassWoobies.
JerkassWoobie.



* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The bit with the tree falling in love with Schmendrick is a peculiar bit of broad comedy plopped down in the middle of a wistful and melancholy work. It's handled much more subtly in the book. However, it fits right in with the CentralTheme of the book, as the tree croons, "There is no immortality but a tree's love." Sound familiar?
21st Jan '16 10:06:49 AM Redmane
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* TheWoobie: Practically almost all the other characters except the butterfly. The villains too, though they could be considered more to be [[JerkassWoobies]].

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* TheWoobie: Practically almost all the other characters except the butterfly. The villains too, though they could be considered more to be [[JerkassWoobies]].
JerkassWoobies.
21st Jan '16 10:05:28 AM Redmane
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!!The film

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!!The book and the film



* AnimationAgeGhetto: The movie looks like an {{Animesque}} kids' cartoon; and the story can be mistaken for a standard fantasy story about quests and magic and unicorns. In truth, it's nothing of the sort. The book has won many awards and is considered by fans and other authors to be one of the best works of fantasy ever written and the film is a beautifully animated [[note]]Through a conjunction of Rankin/Bass and animators who would later to become part of StudioGhibli[[/note]] faithful adaptation of the story.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The movie has a soundtrack that is ''way'' too awesome than a movie about unicorns has any right to be, especially the haunting theme song by ''Music/{{America}}''.



* CultClassic: One of the most beautiful and deep forgotten gems of animation.



* EarWorm: Quite a few of the songs.


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* TheWoobie: Practically almost all the other characters except the butterfly. The villains too, though they could be considered more to be [[JerkassWoobies]].

!!The film

* AnimationAgeGhetto: The movie looks like an {{Animesque}} kids' cartoon; and the story can be mistaken for a standard fantasy story about quests and magic and unicorns. In truth, it's nothing of the sort. The book has won many awards and is considered by fans and other authors to be one of the best works of fantasy ever written and the film is a beautifully animated [[note]]Through a conjunction of Rankin/Bass and animators who would later to become part of StudioGhibli[[/note]] faithful adaptation of the story.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The movie has a soundtrack that is ''way'' too awesome than a movie about unicorns has any right to be, especially the haunting theme song by ''Music/{{America}}''.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The bit with the tree falling in love with Schmendrick is a peculiar bit of broad comedy plopped down in the middle of a wistful and melancholy work. It's handled much more subtly in the book. However, it fits right in with the CentralTheme of the book, as the tree croons, "There is no immortality but a tree's love." Sound familiar?
* CultClassic: One of the most beautiful and deep forgotten gems of animation.
* EarWorm: Quite a few of the songs.
21st Nov '15 9:45:04 AM NonoRobot
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* {{Deconstruction}}: The story is considered one for fairy tales in general, by having the characters pointing out how they're aware that they live inside a fairy tale, and how the story deconstructs common cliches of the genre: the princess is cold and aloof (and not even human), the Prince Charming figure is originally a lazy bum and has to turn himself into a Charming figure, by changing and training; the old wicked witch simply wants to be remembered, and the wizard is quite incompetent in his magic. Biggest thing of all, the the story doesn't end with the princess and the prince marrying and living happily ever after.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: The story is considered one for fairy tales in general, by having the characters pointing out how they're aware that they live inside a fairy tale, and how the story deconstructs common cliches of the genre: the princess is cold and aloof (and not even human), the Prince Charming figure is originally a lazy bum and has to turn himself into a Charming figure, by changing and training; the old wicked witch simply wants to be remembered, and the wizard is quite incompetent in his magic. Biggest thing of all, the the story doesn't end with the princess and the prince marrying and living happily ever after.
21st Nov '15 9:29:50 AM Redmane
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*{{Deconstruction}}: The story is considered one for fairy tales in general, by having the characters pointing out how they're aware that they live inside a fairy tale, and how the story deconstructs common cliches of the genre: the princess is cold and aloof (and not even human), the Prince Charming figure is originally a lazy bum and has to turn himself into a Charming figure, by changing and training; the old wicked witch simply wants to be remembered, and the wizard is quite incompetent in his magic. Biggest thing of all, the the story doesn't end with the princess and the prince marrying and living happily ever after.
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