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WaltDisney is famous for characters who are a FriendToAllLivingThings, which always lead to a signature moment. This is the moment where for some reason, [[WoodlandCreatures sweet woodland critters]] [[AllAnimalsAreDomesticated help the heroine with tasks that birds and deer wouldn't normally do]]. Maybe the animals hang around just to chirp a sweet song to make the heroine smile while she's working. Or maybe they show up to celebrate a particularly happy moment with their Friend. Usually accompanied by some whimsical musical arrangement or singing (expect the animals to sing back). This moment is common in the early DisneyAnimatedCanon (and some [[Film/MaryPoppins live action too]]).

It's actually so well known, that it's become a StockParody. A popular moment to include in WesternAnimation, for the [[ShoutOut fairly]] [[TakeThat obvious]] [[{{Homage}} reason]] that most animators grew up idolizing Disney movies, and either are completely disillusioned now, or want to [[AffectionateParody poke a little fun at their first inspiration]]. But it can show up in live-action film and television as well, since Disney's influence is quite far-reaching.

The moment will happen the same way as described above. Except that, very likely, something horrible will happen to the creatures. Or the creatures will turn the tables and do something horrible to the human character. Or maybe nothing unusual happens at all, but it's obvious that the show is referencing this classic Disney moment (although very likely, such a moment is OlderThanTheyThink, Disney is the most iconic example). In shows with particularly high trope savvy, these [[AvertedTrope may not appear at all]], leaving the heroine puzzled or annoyed by their absence.

Note that to fit this trope, it has to be a clear reference to the classic Disney moment. If it's just a character who does horrible things to animals after seeming to befriend them, that's either a Subversion of FriendToAllLivingThings, or a straight play on EnemyToAllLivingThings.

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* A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Z-yxe3g7Y Jeep ad referenced and parodied]] this when various woodland creatures climb into an SUV and [[CrowdSong sing "Rock Me Gently" with the driver.]]
* One Dunkin' Donuts commercial featured animated passerine birds.

[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* In Yui's {{flashback}} about her past with Yukari in ''Manga/{{Yuyushiki}}'', Yukari seems to be a parody of Disney Princesses (out of [[{{ojou}} her background]]), including the FriendToAllLivingThings aspect. She's clearly disturbed by the attention the animals give her.

* There is an obscure [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/227399 fanfic]] on Archive Of Our Own where Comicbook/DoctorStrange, fed up with Loki, gives him the "Disney Princess Curse." Cue animals following Loki around (and, not being a virgin, he really wants to know why there are unicorns there). Loki seems to take it in stride, and puts milk out for the cats that keep popping up in his lair.
** It's the people [[TheMusicMeister randomly bursting into song]] he can't stand, anyways.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', Fiona ends up singing with a bird... then she causes it to explode with a high note, so she cooks its eggs for breakfast.
* Done again in ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''. During the attack on the castle, Snow White first gathers a mob of woodland animals by singing happily, then switches to Music/LedZeppelin's "Immigrant Song" to sends them to attack the guards.
* Disney even parodies themselves:
** ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''. Whenever Artemis appeared, she would be surrounded by animals like this... until they started getting in her way and tripping her, at which point she would start yelling at them to leave her alone. And Meg is perfectly aware that the friendly animals approaching her [[spoiler:are really the demons Pain and Panic in disguise.]]
** ''Disney/OliverAndCompany''. While [[RichBitch Georgette]] sings, she is dressed by birds ''[[InterspeciesRomance who clearly have the hots for her]]''! And Georgette herself is no sweet lovable lass but rather a vain... dog.
** ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'': Kronk and his squirrel.
** Arguably also parodied in ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. Rapunzel is able to charm Maximus, the fierce horse belonging to the captain of the guard. Flynn, playing the straight man, can't believe that a guard's horse is thumping its leg like a dog.
** Also used in ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'', where the WoodlandCreatures reveal (in song, no less!) that the only reason they help princesses out with their chores is to get some food.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'', Miguel views the war horse that tags along as a special friend, talking to it and getting it to help him out on their quest. When Miguel isn't watching, the horse is much less kind to Tulio, including literally biting him in the ass at one point.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* A classic example is in ''Film/NineToFive'', when Lily Tomlin's character is fantasizing about poisoning her boss, with a group of Disney-esque animals watching and encouraging as she prepares to do so. She's even wearing a Snow White costume!
* Giselle in Disney's ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' starts off as a straight example of FriendToAllLivingThings, but when she ends up in the [[RealLife Real World]] and summons cockroaches, pigeons, flies and rats to clean the apartment...[[FridgeLogic yes, you read that right]]. Cockroaches and rats are a lot cleaner than most people give them credit for (both stay clean in much the same way as your average house cat does) but it's still pretty {{squick}}y. Watch the scene for yourself [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb2si7fClqA here]].
* In the animated opening credits to ''Film/{{Grease}}'', ingenue Sandy is attended by deer and little birds as she rises and prepares for the day.
* In ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'', Maid Marian's singing causes a "happy little bluebird" to perch on her finger. Her sidekick Broomhilde points out that it left a "happy little doo-doo" when it departed.

* Mentioned in ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' when a skeletal, hooded, scythe wielding Death of Rats steps onto Susan's palm and it's compared to the scene where the princess sings to the woodland creatures, but "more of a PG rating".
** Mentioned again in ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' when Agnes sings in tune with herself while getting ready for the christening of Queen Magrat's baby. The narration contrasts this with singing in tune with [[Film/MaryPoppins her reflection]], noting that such behavior leads to singing along with bluebirds, and once that's happened "there's nothing for it but a flamethrower."

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The ''MrShow'' sketch "Biosphere" features a lonely scientist on New Year's Eve unsuccessfully asking woman scientists to spend the night with him. In between each one, he talks with his [[RogerRabbitEffect animated animal friends]] for advice. His step-fairy godmother shows up with a solution [[spoiler:[[BestialityIsDepraved in which the animals come on to him]]]].
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'''s Snow White has an affinity with birds. Normally this is [[FriendToAllLivingThings played straight]], but in one episode, Snow's got a bit of amnesia that's made her a lot less pleasant (the Dwarfs eventually stage an intervention for her); it's first illustrated by her befriending a BluebirdOfHappiness (humming "With a Smile and a Song") then [[MoodWhiplash trying to smash it with her broom]].

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** Dahlia Hawthorne is shown with butterflies around her at various points. Upon TheReveal, [[spoiler:''they burst into flames''.]]
** Likewise, Acro from ''Justice For All'' is shown with birds at random, even landing on his hands. Nothing happens to the birds, but [[spoiler:he's the case's killer]]. Although, his "getting angry" animation consists of the birds [[TranquilFury quietly fluttering away]], and once, when he thinks Phoenix doesn't have a leg to stand on (and Phoenix is beginning to entertain the same notion), one of his birds flies over to peck at Phoenix's forehead.
** In ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations 2'', one killer's breakdown is the local (previously doting) fauna each taking a turn to beat them up.
* Olivia, the ultra-girly super-princess from ''VideoGame/BattleFantasia'', is accompanied into battle by doves. The character is a complete parody of PrincessClassic tropes, so this naturally adds to it.
* In ''Videogame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'' [[WholesomeCrossdresser Princess Kenny]] can summon up a swarm of rats to attack his enemies by singing. However, if you fail the button prompts the rats will turn on Kenny and devour him.

* ''Webcomic/CollegeRoomiesFromHell''
** In the earlier strips, Marsha has this in spades... and hates it, as she can't enter a park without getting swarmed. Later strips use it much more sparingly due to CerebusSyndrome.
** This gets used to a particularly creepy effect following [[spoiler: her FreakOut, when she starts attracting swarms of ''bats''.]]
* ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' also did [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/620/ a strip about this trope]].
* In [[http://yafgc.net/?id=2221 this]] YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic the princess is doing the traditional "sing and attract woodland creatures" bit but the nearby goblins are essentially using her as bait.
* [[http://sarahburrini.com/en/2012/09/23/epiphany/ This strip]] of ''Live Ain't No Pony Farm'' features Sarah having an epiphany amongst a rather retarded looking bunch of woodland creatures. And then she intends to pet a fox with rabies...

[[folder:Web Original]]
* FunnyOrDie presents: "[[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/5e27224abb/disneys-princess-kesha Disney's Princess]] {{Kesha}}". Starring Ke$ha as herself, even.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Of course, ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had to do it at least once. In TheMovie, the woodland critters help Marge and Homer undress before they retire to the bedroom. The creatures stick around a little too long and are quite horrified with what happens next.
** Not once, but twice. In the episode "Homer the Heretic", after Homer finds religion (albeit a religion he made up), he strolls his garden serenely and animals flock to him. Cut to later, when they're still flocking around him while he's taking a shower, and he asks "Guys, can you give me five minutes?"
** But wait, there's more! In a recent three-story episode Lisa (as Snow White) gets help making dinner from all the woodland animals; the birds chop the carrots, the squirrels bring food and even the tortoise gets to take a nice bath in some boiling water.
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': Roger asks Francine to make a dish using an adorable bird. We see her in the kitchen, with the bird flying around her head while it mimics everything she sings. Then in a flash, she grabs the bird and drowns it in the pot of water on the stove, with [[StepfordSmiler a creepily apathetic look on her face.]]
** What really makes it disturbing is that the viewer knows all along that she was going to do this. You can't help but feel a glimmer of hope in this song... and then she viciously murders the innocent bird. Which Roger proceeds to devour.
*** Francine is the adopted daughter of Chinese chefs, so she's been around a lot of dead birds.
* In ''DrawnTogether'', Princess Clara (an {{Expy}} of {{Disney Princess}}es) has the ability to summon woodland creatures to join her when she sings a song. In the episode "Requiem for a Reality Show", after half the cast is denied food privileges after losing a contest, Spanky and Wooldoor resort to tricking Clara into singing her song again so they can hunt the gathering animals for food.
** [[LeaveNoWitnesses Then she kills the last of the critters so he won't tell the others]].
* The Woodland Critters from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' are a subtler, but clear parody of this... Stan realizes this when they tell him they want to bring about the birth of the Anti-Christ (a much less-subtle TakeThat at Disney).
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** In one episode Vicky becomes nice for an episode and summons a hundred or so animals to help her clean. Then she [[spoiler:turns back into her normal shrieking self and scares them all out of the house. There is much shattering of glass involved in their leaving.]]
** And again in another episode where the Buttercup and Squirrel Scouts are racing to get up a mountain. The woodland animal help the girls along singing a cutsy tune in the process not to mention doing their hair and bringing gift baskets. However their helping and singing quickly gets out of hand and drives the girls nuts. When they finally snap, the animals turn on them.
* On ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', Beezy starts reading Jimmy a [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickingly sweet pop-up book]]. By the time he finishes, several animals have gathered around, even though they're indoors.
* When ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' is [[LiteralSplitPersonality split into a good and evil version of himself,]] eventually Darkwing's super-powered good side is surrounded by woodland creatures that come out of nowhere.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'', Brad eats a whole tin of breath mints that gives him breath so fresh it attracts birds. TheStinger for the episode is an ad for the mints, with the disclaimer "Birds not guaranteed to appear."