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'''''Ratz''''' is a Franco-Canadian animated series.

Two rats, Rapido and Razmo, are stowaways on the S.S. Wanderer, a cargo ship transporting a huge amount of Gouda cheese. When they're not dealing with the current crisis (often due to themselves, the crew or temporary passengers/cargo), they race throughout the ship using "ratboards", makeshift flying racecars.
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!!''Ratz'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* ALizardNamedLiz: Of the wordplay variety with Rapido and Razmo, the title rats.
* BalloonBelly: Rapido sports one in an episode, after drowning his sorrow in cheese.
* BottleEpisode: The entirety of the show takes place on the S.S. Wanderer, and whichever harbors she arrives at. However, there are enough settings in and on the ship to make up for it.
* CaptainOblivious: The Captain of the ship, appropriately.
* CarnivoreConfusion: Razmo once raised a stray kitten to adulthood, which showed affection in return. [[spoiler:[[PredatorTurnedProtector This paid off]].]]
* CartoonCheese: It's more holey than Gouda usually is.
* ConspicuousCG: The smoke from the ratboards, among other things.
* DerangedAnimation: Small wonder, considering it was made by the same studio behind ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGoofs'' and ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches'', two other French series well-known for their own crazy animation.
* ExplosiveBreeder: A female rabbit in one episode soon swarms the whole ship in white rabbits.
* FantasticRacism: When Razmo asks a genie if he can do a wish for both himself and Rapido[[labelnote:*]]They were down to one wish at this point.[[/labelnote]], the genie considers the option, but forbids it when he remembers that Razmo is a rat. Razmo immediately calls him out on this after he leaves.
* FatAndSkinny: Razmo and Rapido.
* FlyingCar[=/=]HoverBoard: The ratboards.
* HomemadeInventions
** The ratboards seem to be made by strapping jet engines to mousetraps, but an episode shows that the rats don't know what an actual mousetrap is.
** Razmo is a mechanic and creates various gadgets over the course of the series.
* HugeGirlTinyGuy: Svetlana (the Huge Girl), Benny and the Captain (the Tiny Guys).
* HuskyRusskie: Svetlana, a rare female case. She is the biggest threat to the rats by herself, thanks to her strength.
* MouseWorld: Downplayed; the show takes place on the ship, where the rats have their own living quarters.
* NoNameGiven: The Captain is simply named for what he is.
* [[OddlySmallOrganisation Oddly Small Crew]]: With the captain, a chef and one engineer, the S.S Wanderer has the bare minimum.
* RedOniBlueOni: [[ColorCodedCharacters Rapido wears red and Razmo wears blue]]. Razmo ''does'' lose his temper on occasion, however.
* TerribleTrio: The Captain, Svetlana and Benny. [[JustifiedTrope Mostly because they try to kill the rats, for being near the Gouda]].
* WildTake: These are frequently used.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Given how [[{{Narcissist}} self]][[ItsAllAboutMe -]][[MilesGloriosus centered]] Rapido tends to be as a roommate, can you blame Razmo for barely standing him?
* XtremeKoolLetterz: Uzed in the zhow'z tytle.
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