History YMMV / TheLastUnicorn

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.
17th Nov '15 9:01:38 AM Redmane
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* EarWorm: Quite a few of the songs, annoyingly so.
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* EarWorm: Quite a few of the songs, annoyingly so.songs.
4th Nov '15 3:37:46 PM Redmane
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Could the story in general carry a metaphor for a woman's virginity? After all it all but mentions it with Molly's story and unicorns being described as being pure creatures. You could even say the Unicorn/Amalthea carries this allegory in her journey, starting being this innocent, pure creature who doesn't know much of the world of men, and once turned into an adult woman (by the interference of a red colored being and a man, no less) she begins fearing and feeling anxious, and finally falling in love, common feelings for humans but before these thoughts were alien to her. Not very different from how young people transition to adulthood...
8th Sep '15 10:10:52 PM LadyNorbert
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* ViewerGenderConfusion: [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies Celaeno]] is constantly referred to as a female throughout, and has the [[MultiBoobage breasts]] to prove it, but when "she" is talking to the unicorn telepathically ("Set me free...we are sisters, you and I..."), the voice is clearly male.
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* ViewerGenderConfusion: [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies Celaeno]] is constantly referred to as a female throughout, and has the [[MultiBoobage breasts]] to prove it, but when "she" is talking to the unicorn telepathically ("Set me free... we are sisters, you and I..."), the voice is clearly male.

* ToughActToFollow: In a 1978 preface, Peter S. Beagle remarked that ''The Last Unicorn'' would "haunt the rest of (his) career," and that he grew "increasingly shy of talking about (it)." In this case, it seems that it wasn't the writing that Beagle grew tired of--it was the book. At San Diego Comic Con 2006, his remarks on ''Unicorn'' indicated he's not tired of the book so much as writing it was in some ways extremely difficult and painful... in contrast with other stories, which seemed to flow from him freely. He stated he had to fight to get the story written. Not something he enjoys thinking about.
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* ToughActToFollow: In a 1978 preface, Peter S. Beagle remarked that ''The Last Unicorn'' would "haunt the rest of (his) career," and that he grew "increasingly shy of talking about (it)." In this case, it seems that it wasn't the writing that Beagle grew tired of--it of; it was the book. At San Diego Comic Con 2006, his remarks on ''Unicorn'' indicated he's not tired of the book so much as writing it was in some ways extremely difficult and painful... in contrast with other stories, which seemed to flow from him freely. He stated he had to fight to get the story written. Not something he enjoys thinking about.about. ----
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