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'''''The Legend of the Titanic''''' is a full-length animation [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory based]] on the infamous ''Titanic'' disaster, specifically the recent hit ''Film/{{Titanic}}''. It was released in 1999. Not to be confused with that '''other''' ''Titanic'' cartoon called ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn''.

The plot is set on a voyage of the ''RMS Titanic'', and concerns the romance between a rich man's daughter Elizabeth, and a gypsy who calls himself Don Juan. Maltravers (called Baron Vandertilt in the dub of the sequel) is the unscrupulous owner of a whale hunting company, who wishes to own whaling rights of all seas owned by Elizabeth's father. He intends to marry Elizabeth, and then make her father to sign over all whaling rights to him. [[DidntThinkThisThrough Oh, and then he intends to cover his tracks by sinking]] the ''Titanic'' ship afterwards. You know, because it wasn't depressing enough that it was an iceberg that did it. Talking mice, dogs and undersea animals make an appearance.

Unlike that other ''Titanic'' cartoon though, this one has actually a sequel called '''''In Search of the Titanic''''', also titled ''Tentacolino'', which takes place three years after the first installment. ''In Search of the Titanic'' has little screen time for the actual ''Titanic'' ship and most of it takes place in Atlantis. It also features some musical numbers which compete with those in ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn''.

The movie was produced by Mondo TV, who prior to making this helped co-produce the anime ''Anime/CinderellaMonogatari'' with Tatsunoko (a series viewed much more favorably than ''The Legend of the Titanic''). Later they would go on to produce the cartoon ''WesternAnimation/AngelsFriends'' (also more well-received than this movie).
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!!Both films provide examples of the following tropes:

* AccidentalPun[=/=]StealthPun: Smiley belongs to an Andalusian prince, and is therefore [[Film/UnChienAndalou an Andalusian dog]].
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Tentacles' dog nose.
** The sharks being able to overpower a killer whale. In real life, killer whales will occasionally prey on sharks.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: [[UpToEleven Oh so very much.]] In fact, it is an even WORSE offender than ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn'', and considering how bad that movie is in that regard....
* BetaCouple: Mice in the first film, dogs in the second film.
* BigBad: Maltravers in the first film.
** In the second film, there's a whole menagerie of villains, so it's kind of hard to tell. But the most vocal and ambitious one is The (self-proclaimed) Emperor.
* ConspicuousCG: Looks like the makers tried to show off their CG and it's most commonly seen during long-distance shots of the ''Titanic'', but also elsewhere in the first film and ocean in the second.
* {{Disneyfication}}: A ''grossly'' extreme example. In the first film, the ship is rescued from sinking by a giant octopus [[TheAtoner atoning]] for having chucked the iceberg in the ship's way in the first place. And in this one, ''everyone survives'', even the captain and the band. The only possible saving throw is the ending, which implies that the narrator of the story, as a sailor, exaggerates and makes up stuff. This does absolutely nothing to excuse the sequel, which involves mermaids, Atlantis, talking toys, and evil mice.
* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: Evil jailbird Sharks prevented the ''Titanic'' from swerving around the iceberg. [[YouFailPhysicsForever Even though it was completely pointless because the ship had too much momentum to turn in time]]. Sharks ''were also the reason the damned iceberg was there to begin with''. It involves tricking a very strong but naive octopus. Yes, really. Can't make this stuff up.
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods
* EyepatchOfPower
** Baron Maltravers, the primary antagonist of the first film.
** Also, one of the Emperor's rebel mice in the second film.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Elizabeth.
* HappilyEverAfter: [[YouFailHistoryForever One of the most insulting uses of this trope ever.]]
* HeroicDolphin: The talking dolphins that are trying to stop the evil whalers and sharks.
* MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext
* MouseWorld
* ObviouslyEvil: Maltravers and the sharks take this UpToEleven. In fact, practically every villain in the movies counts.
* RecurringRiff: The main theme in both movies.
* SimpletonVoice: Jeffrey, Maltravers' assistant.
* SpoiledSweet: Elizabeth definitely qualifies.
* TalkingAnimal: Unlike [[WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn that other Titanic cartoon]], humans and animals have no problem communicating with each other. At first, it appears that the heroine Elizabeth has been given a special magical gift due to being in the right place at the right time doing the right thing by accident (namely, shedding a tear at night over the rail of the ship causing it touch a dolphin), but soon afterwards, we see that other human characters have no problems speaking with animals either. In the case of Elizabeth's gypsy love interest, Don Juan, he was supposed to be able to understand the animals because his soul was in tune with Elizabeth's (or something like that).
* VagueAge: Top Connors and Ronnie. That they sound even younger in the second movie makes it all the more confusing.
* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: Dolphins and whales = good. Sharks = bad. Tentacles and Oddy are also given a head that resembles CasperTheFriendlyGhost [[BeautyEqualsGoodness because the idea of a hideous or bizarre-looking good guy is unthinkable.]]
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!!''The Legend of the Titanic'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AbortedArc: At one point, Don Juan tells the mice that the only people they can trust are his gypsy friends, and that they should search the ship with them to try and uncover Maltravers' evil plot. The gypsies are never brought up again after this scene.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Averted with Elizabeth and her father, but played straight with her stepmother.
* CaptainErsatz: There are a few. Thankfully the designs are much better than the ones in the other Titanic cartoon, but one could easily figure out who everyone is based on.
** Specifically, Elizabeth is one of Rose, Don Juan is Jack, Maltravers is Cal, and Rachel is Ruth.
* CatsAreMean: Rachel and her sister both own cats. And of course they're vicious.
* DancePartyEnding: When the narrator finishes telling the story.
* DirtyOldMan: One may assume Maltravers was this to Elizabeth, but he's only interested in the whaling rights than Elizabeth.
* DisneyDeath: Two times, neither explained.
* EverybodyLives: Yup. Even the captain, and the band.
** And ''the ship''.
* ExtraExtraReadAllAboutIt: And news at the end showed that yellow journalism was already active during that point of time.
* FairytaleWeddingDress: Elizabeth and Stella have matching ones.
* FantasticRacism: "There's one thing I'm not, and that's a racist." Keep in mind, we're not even talking about race. We're talking about a ''male mouse'' who's being teased for having a crush on a ''human female''.
* {{Flashback}}: Most of the film.
* FluffyFashionFeathers: The ostrich plumes in Rachel's hat and the hats of many of the background women. The hats are one of the only things that the movie got right (though in real life they would have not been worn indoors like Rachel does in the dinner scenes).
* FlyingSeafoodSpecial: The dolphins that talk to Elizabeth apparently have an unexplained ability to float in midair. [[LimitedAnimation Most of the time because the same five or so frames where they're airborne get recycled and looped until the end of their lines...]]
* GoingDownWithTheShip: The captain of the ship decides to go down with ''Titanic'', but Tentacles won't have it.
* GorgeousPeriodDress
* GreenAesop: Against dolphin/whale hunting.
* GrowOldWithMe: Top Connors and Stella seem to have been married a long time after the events of the movie. Both of them are still alive at least 80 years later! (Ronnie is said to have gone back to Brazil. No word if he's alive or not.)
** [[WordOfGod Mondo TV's website]] states that the mice are their great-grandchildren.
* HeroicSacrifice: Two times. But they (somehow) [[DisneyDeath weren't real deaths anyway]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Maltravers, Rachel, Jeffrey, and Rachel's sister leave in a lifeboat just before the ''Titanic'' hits the iceberg. Maltravers planned to have Mr. Ice guide them to his whaling ships. But Mr. Ice was defeated, and his message never went out, and thus they are left to be drowned at sea.
* ImpossiblyLowNeckline: For a very Disney-esque movie, the animators sure didn't have a problem with making Elizabeth's neckline very low for the time period. Same goes for her stepmother.
* TheIngenue: Elizabeth.
* LensFlare: During CG flybys.
* LighterAndSofter: There are times when Lighter and Softer actually works, and then there's [[WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn that other Titanic cartoon]], and then there's this...
* LoveAtFirstSight: Taken to the extreme.
** More like Love at First LINE.
** More like Love at First Smell of the Glove, for the gypsy prince.
* MagicAIsMagicA: Thrown out the friggin' window. Elizabeth can talk to animals because her tear was caught in a net of magic moonbeams, and the initial magic was enhanced by the dolphins. No, really. How, then, does Maltravers' henchman understand the sharks? It's never explained. We don't even get so much as AWizardDidIt.
* MeaningfulName: Tentacles. Mr. Ice. Maltravers. Don Juan.
* MoodWhiplash: The group of mice try to fix the telegraph by having one of the mice use their mustache to connect the wires with [[HilarityEnsues hilarious]] results of the signal going through [[spoiler: but then he dies.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The Mice sabotage the telegraph on the ship to prevent Maltravers from sending the "open season" message to his whaling fleet. Unfortunately, this later prevents the ''Titanic'' from calling for help after it strikes the iceberg.
* OffModel: The animators of North Korea's SEK Studios have quite a few problems regarding perspective at several different scenes. Most obvious ones are some of the objects or character not having a consistent size.
** Connor's model changes slightly here and there, missing whiskers, and having different ear and facial shapes.
* PimpedOutDress
* PlotHole: In the present day, how did Connors obtain the whistle the whalers use to contact Mr. Ice? How did he even know who Mr. Ice is? They never met.
* PrettyInMink
* RichBitch: Rachel.
* SatelliteCharacter: Rachel's sister has an identical personality to Rachel herself, and serves no real purpose besides collaborating with the villains. And to top it off, both of them have evil cats, who serve no purpose at all.
** She only speaks twice in the film (both times in unison with Rachel), and only once do any of the other characters acknowledge she exists.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Anyone who is associated in anyway with the sinking of the Titanic.]]
* SwissArmyTears: Here, in conjunction with moonlight, help to understand dolphins. Although other characters seem to understand them too.
* TrrrillingRrrs: "But rrrememberrr, not all that glitterrrs is gold!"
* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler:The mouse who got electrocuted and Tentacles]].
* UnreliableNarrator: This was implied (whether or not on purpose) at the end of the movie, when Top Connors, the grandfather mouse, finishes telling his grandchildren the story. His wife Stella (who had also been on the ''Titanic'' as a passenger) tells the kids that "your grandfather loves to tell stories, but like all sailors you must not take everything he says seriously." (The narrator is absent in the sequel, though.)
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight
** None of the passengers seem to notice or care that a bunch of anthropomorphic mice are having a big dance party on deck in the middle of the film.
** Also, that giant talking octopus appearing in the Hudson River doesn't seem to catch any media attention.
* UpperClassTwit: Rachel gives off vibes of this.
* UptownGirl: Elizabeth is this to Don Juan.
* UrineTrouble: Smiley piddles on an officer's shoe.
* [[VoodooShark Voodoo Dolphins]]: The explanation for why Elizabeth can talk to dolphins doesn't explain why she can talk to mice, or cephalopods for that matter.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The introduction indicates that the film will feature some explanation of why the ''Titanic'' is remembered as sinking with tremendous loss of life, and even provides an easy way out by hinting that there's some magic that can turn people into dolphins. But no, the passengers simply arrive safely in New York, with no explanation of why it's remembered as such as disaster.
*** How did Connors get that whistle?
*** What happened to Don Juan's gypsy entourage?
* WholeCostumeReference: Some of Elizabeth's dresses are... very close to Rose's.
* WickedStepmother: Elizabeth's stepmother Rachel, who is much crueler than the stepmother from [[WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn the other Titanic cartoon]]. Rachel is in league with Maltravers, wants Elizabeth to marry him, and even betrays her husband to Maltravers. [[CaptainErsatz She also has a cat named Lucifer]]. Rachel escapes with Maltravers after he sinks the ship. Makes you wonder why she didn't just leave her husband and marry Maltravers.
-->'''Elizabeth:''' (''to Rachel'') If Mr. Maltravers is so important to you, then you marry him!
* YourSizeMayVary: Most notably, Tentacles, who starts off about three times the size of the dolphins and sharks, then just a few scenes later is almost as big as the ''Titanic'' itself.
** Likewise in the Framing Story, those are either really small skyscrapers or really huge mice.
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!!''In Search of the Titanic'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AmbiguouslyGay: Pingo, the toy fish adviser to the King of Atlantis, talks in a stereotypical gay lisp. He also has long eyelashes and is constantly smiling.
* AnimateInanimateObject: Besides LivingToys, there's also a throne for Re, the king of Atlantis.
* AnachronismStew: Plenty. For example, the submarine looks more modern than the one in 1915. Also, some of the toys in Atlantis look more like modern toys (especially the Barbie look-alikes - one of them is even wearing Barbie's original 1950s swimsuit) than toys that existed at the time.
* ApparentlyHumanMerfolk[=/=]FishPeople: A large part of the population of Atlantis.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Baron Maltravers regularly does business with talking, gangster sharks, but finds the idea of them fighting fish-people from Atlantis to be "ridiculous".
* {{Atlantis}}: Where most of the events take place in the sequel.
* AtlantisIsBoring: And so is this movie!
* BagOfholding: Pingo and his box.
* BlackComedy: Supposedly the scene where the rats are in the insane asylum.
** BlackComedyRape: The sumo rat grabs one of the nurses and forcefully kisses her. Really, not as funny as it might sound.
* BoastfulRap: Mr. Ice, the shark leader from the first movie, raps about himself being the terror of the sea. About halfway, the genre of the song changes.
* CanonDiscontinuity: This film directly contradicts the first film in ''many'' ways, and the ending is such that conflicts with the entirety of it.
* CoolChair: The walking throne which the king (Re) has.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: Atlantis is (unintentionally) portrayed as this. It's a utopia where its inhabitants - human [[LivingToys or otherwise]] - are rescued, nurtured, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and]] [[GildedCage imprisoned]] [[WhoWantsToLiveForever for eternity]].
* TheDandy: Pingo.
* DemotedToExtra: Both Maltravers and the Duke of Camden; the former only appears in three scenes, never interacts with the main characters, and has little purpose in the movie; while the latter only gets to appear in ''one'' scene and doesn't even get any dialogue.
** Elizabeth herself counts too. She mainly just appears in the background, has maybe 5 lines, and is only really featured in the beginning and at the end. And she was practically the main character in the first movie!
* DudeLooksLikeALady: One of the soldier toys, in a really odd scene.
* ElectricJellyfish: A rather interesting example. Jellyfish in here are used by Mr. Ice to send telegraphed messages to Baron Maltravers.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: The male characters seem romantically interested in Elizabeth, despite her being married to Don Juan.
* TheFaceless: Re, the king, which just makes him even more suspicious.
* FacePalm: A "facetentacle" happens when the shark finishes his musical number.
* FateWorseThanDeath: The rats are committed to an insane asylum and the head doctor announces that they'll stay there forever, with a menacing voice and pointy teeth no less. Oh, and the protagonists aren't feeling the slightest bit of guilt or sympathy either.
* FlyingDutchman: The ''Titanic'' becomes this [[FridgeHorror when you think about it]]. She can never return to her home port of Liverpool, or any human port, since the now-immortal Don Juan and Elizabeth are her captains and can never go to the human world again.
* GenderEqualsBreed: Guess what kind of breed the female dog is.
* HappilyMarried: Don Juan and Elizabeth.
** Connor's wife, Stella, is mysteriously absent. In fact, Connors doesn't sound old enough in this movie to be married.
* HeartSymbol: Smiley gets one when he sees the female dog.
* HookHand: One of the villainous mice has one.
* ImprobableAge: Top Connors and Ronny were originally in their teens or twenties, but they somehow de-age in the sequel. Either that or they were gender bent.
* LivingToys
* LoveAtFirstSight: How could they have resisted?
* TheMasquerade: Inhabitants of Atlantis don't want their city to be revealed.
* ObviouslyEvil: Re, despite being supposedly on the side of the good. He chuckles maniacally, keeps his face hidden, holds two people and their animal friends hostage in his city, and maroons said people on an island with no one else around for miles. Yeah, this is the kind of guy who should be in charge of a city.
* OnlySaneMan: The mouse points out the clear flaws of the kingdom, the King seeming more like a BigBad for starters.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: For one thing, their king, Re is completely hidden in his robed outfit.
* PlotHole: ''Quite'' a few, even compared to the first movie, though poor dubbing could be a cause for some.
* PutOnABus: Stella and Rachel.
* SceneryPorn: Surprisingly, a lot of shots at Atlantis are very well-drawn.
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: Pingo, hands down. Ask anyone who's seen the movie.
* StockholmSyndrome: The only possible explanation for the protagonists having no resentment at all towards the people of Atlantis, after the latter tricked the former into drinking the Elixir of Life, which forces them to stay in Atlantis for the rest of their lives. Throughout the rest of the movie, they continue to worry about a plot to overthrow Atlantis, but apparently have forgotten their friends and family (even weirder when you consider that Top Connors should be ''married'').
* [[WhatTheHellHero What The Hell, Heroes?]]: Laughing and smiling at the fact that the mouse rebels have been locked up in a horrible insane asylum forever.
* SpringCoil: Pingo has one.
* TechnicalPacifist: Atlanteans.
* TemptingFate: "Honestly, there really isn't anything to worry about." Then sharks arrive.
* TookALevelInDumbAss: Don Juan, who advocates in favor of drinking strange liquids as long as they have pretty colors. He also never once questions The King or any of the other dubious events that happen.
* TookALevelInJerkAss: Don Juan, once again, is rather unkind to Smiley in this movie.
* TrapDoor: Connors and Ronnie fall into one.
* VillainDecay: In the first film, Maltravers and the sharks were portrayed as sinister, genuinely threatening villains, capable of planning the ''Titanic'''s demise. However, in this film, they are portrayed in a more foolish, light-hearted way (the shark's leader even getting a rap).
* VillainSong: In this case, it is a shark in the second film who gets to sing.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Re might as well be this.
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