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'''''The Princess and the Pea''''' is an obscure 2002 animated film based on the Creator/HansChristianAndersen [[Literature/ThePrincessAndThePea fairy tale of the same name]].

After King Heath’s daughter is born, his evil brother, Laird, [[SwitchedAtBirth switches]] her with his own newborn daughter and sends her away to live with pig farmers as vengeance for not inheriting the crown. The princess grows up to be a peasant girl named Daria, and after a chance encounter with Prince Rollo, they fall in love. Rollo quickly sets aside his own feelings in favor of marrying a princess for the good of his kingdom, but trouble is stirring when Laird schemes to get his daughter, the wrongful princess Hildegard, to marry Rollo and to get Daria out of the picture for good. There’s also the matter of an impending prophecy that the kingdom will fall to ruin after the rule of the 18th king, and the only way to find the rightful princess to rule it is to have her sleep atop 20 mattresses with a single pea at the bottom and see whether she can detect it without knowing it's there.

Watch the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMxTVnBBwaY&feature=g-vrec trailer on YouTube.]]

There is also a spin-off TV series, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUI0JAbCI4c as can be seen here, dubbed in Russian]]
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!!''The Princess and the Pea'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AgeCut: Daria gets one when she looks at her reflection on a pond.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: This happens to Daria after an angry mob tries to kill her. She goes back to the kingdom after hiding, and everyone runs away from her.
* AnimatedMusical
* AwardBaitSong: The version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5p5dDY5rMM "My Kingdom of The Heart"]] that plays over the end credits.
* BeardOfEvil: Laird has one of the pointy beard and tiny mustache variety.
* BigEater: Helsa, as well as Hungry, one of Daria's pet pigs.
* BigNo: Laird delivers one after Heath is crowned King.
* BoobyTrap: Laird set up one long ago in the castle dungeon. He tried to lead Rollo into it until Fearless set it off.
* ButtMonkey: Sebastian endures the most abuse out of all the characters. Laird also puts his falcon through a lot of abuse.
* CainAndAbel: Laird and Heath.
* CardCarryingVillain: Laird talks about how he'll make a wonderful despot before his coronation, and when he meets his daughter, he mentions how she needs a few lessons in deceit and hypocrisy.
* ChekhovsGun: Daria's heart-shaped birthmark on her left foot is later used to help identify her as the real princess. Hildegard paints one on her foot, but Sir Winthrop, Rollo's dog, licks it off proving to everyone that she is a fake.
* ClimbingClimax: Laird and Hildegard take Daria to the top of the castle, and Rollo follows them up there to rescue her.
* ConspicuousCG: All over the place.
* CrowdSong: "Corazion".
* DanceOfRomance: Daria and Rollo share one during "My Kingdom of the Heart".
* DarkReprise[=/=]DistantDuet: Of "My Kingdom of the Heart", sung by Rollo and Daria.
* DawnOfAnEra: Sebastian comments on this at the end, believing a new golden age will start now that [[spoiler:Daria, after passing the SecretTestOfCharacter and proving herself to be the princess from the prophecy, assumed her rightful role as the true princess.]]
* DeathByChildbirth: How Daria's mother, Queen Mariana, dies.
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: During his VillainSong, Laird sings about how he doesn't care if his subjects are starving or overtaxed, so long as he gets to be king.
* DistinguishingMark: Daria's heart-shaped birthmark on her left foot.
* DivingSave: When Heath pushes Rollo out of the way of a falling chandelier Laird's falcon cut loose. [[spoiler:It hardly does any damage.]]
* EndOfAnAge: During the OpeningNarration, Sebastian says that generations after the Princess' rule, the kingdom fell into war, and much knowledge was lost.
* EtherealChoir: One starts playing when Heath receives the crown.
* EvilEyebrows: Laird, of course.
* EvilIsHammy: Laird out-hams everyone by a longshot.
-->'''Laird:''' [[BigNo NOOOOOOOO]]!! ''I'm'' the rightful heir! The crown and kingdom belong to ''MEEEEE!!''
* TheEvilPrince / EvilUncle: Laird.
* FairyTale
* FallingChandelierOfDoom: Laird has his pet falcon cut a chandelier to fall on Rollo, but Heath pushes him out of the way in time to take the blow instead. [[spoiler:It doesn't kill him.]]
* FeatherFingers: with Sebastian.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Daria. She even manages to befriend a bear and name him Balthazar.
* FollowTheLeader: This movie pretty much copies every [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] trope ever, but what makes this case especially bad is how, at the time of its release, Disney and other big-name animation studios weren't even making fairy tale movies.
* FourthDateMarriage
* TheGoodKing: Heath.
* HappilyEverAfter
* HeroesLoveDogs: Rollo and his dog, Sir Winthrop.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Rollo for Daria.
* INeedToGoIronMyDog: Rollo comes up with some pretty pathetic excuses to run away from Hildegard when she declares that she'll marry him.
-->'''Rollo:''' I-I-I have to wash my... sword. I, uh, I mean I'm allergic to limes. I mean, um, I-I'm late... for a quest.
* {{Jerkass}}: Laird and Hildegard.
* TheKingdom: The film's setting is in the kingdom of Corazion.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Rollo and Daria.
* LovableCoward: Fearless, one of Daria's pet pigs.
* MadScientistLaboratory: Sebastian has one.
* MaliciousSlander: Laird tells the very gullible crowd of peasants he assembled that Daria is the cause of all the bad things happening to them because "she's different".
* ManipulativeBastard: Laird is this with some overlapping elements of TheChessmaster. His scheming includes him replacing Heath's newborn daughter with his own so that he can torment his brother knowing she would grow up into a spoiled brat, manipulating a mob to kill Daria, and convincing everyone that Rollo wants to marry Hildegard.
* MarryForLove: Rollo initially wanted to marry a princess to strengthen his own kingdom, but after being dissatisfied by how shallow all the princesses he meets are, he decides to marry Daria.
* MilkingTheGiantCow: Laird indulges in this frequently.
* NonHumanSidekick: Princess, Fearless and Hungry for Daria, Sir Winthrop for Rollo, and Laird's pet falcon.
* NonMammalianHair: Sebastian has a head of white receding hair as well as white eyebrows.
* ObviouslyEvil: Laird and Hildegard in both looks and wardrobe.
* OpeningNarration: Provided by Sebastian.
* PetTheDog: Helsa isn't exactly a good person, but she did have second thoughts when Laird wanted to switch the two babies, and she didn't want her niece to be harmed.
* PluckyComicRelief: Daria's three pigs.
* ThePollyanna: Daria remains cheerful in spite of doing all the chores on the farm as well as taking care of her lazy, verbally abusive step parents.
* PortraitPaintingPeephole: Helsa learned of Heath disinheriting Hildegard through this method.
* PrincessClassic: Daria.
* TheProphecy: It states that the kingdom will fall to ruin after the death of the 18th King (which is Heath). To save the kingdom, the prophecy also states "To reveal the heart of true nobility, place the pea twenty mattresses deep. The Princess true is love and sensitivity, upon such she can never sleep."
* RagsToRoyalty: Of the ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' variety.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Rollo delivers one to Laird while chasing him through a booby-trapped dungeon. He responds by setting off another trap.
* {{Revenge}}: Laird seeks it on Heath after he became king. Laird was the older son and supposed to inherit the throne, but because of the rule that the first son who enters the throne room during coronation day becomes king, he lost his birthright since Heath walked in while Laird was busy looking for his shoes.
* RoyalBrat: Hildegard.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Rollo and, to an extent, Heath.
* SayMyName: Rollo shouts Daria's name repeatedly when he tries rescuing her from the forest fire.
* SceneryPorn: Daria's secret place, which is castle ruins dating back to the time the Princess of legend ruled.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: The test of having a princess sleep on top of twenty mattresses with a single pea at the bottom. If she can feel the pea beneath the mattresses without knowing it's there beforehand, it means she is the princess of prophecy. [[spoiler:Daria passes the test.]]
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Daria and her father, Heath.
* SwitchedAtBirth: Daria and Hildegard were switched by Laird so that he could get his vengeance on Heath, knowing that Helsa would raise a RoyalBrat for a daughter. Meanwhile, Daria was sent to live with pig farmer peasants.
* {{Tagline}}: "Never underestimate the power of a vegetable."
* TalkingAnimal: Sebastian, who is a crow.
* TorchesAndPitchforks: Laird assembles a mob to kill Daria.
* VillainSong: "That's What It Takes to Rule".
* VillainessesWantHeroes: Hildegard for Rollo, although the only reason she wants to marry him is because he's the prince of a [[GoldDigger very rich]] kingdom.
* WanderlustSong: "The Wide Open World", sung by Daria as she does chores on the farm.
* WeddingSmashers: Sebastian and Fearless interrupt Rollo and Hildegard's wedding to prove that Hildegard isn't Heath's real daughter and, thus, not the real princess.
* [[WickedStepMother Wicked Step Parents]]: The peasants that raised Daria. They stay in bed all day, make Daria do everything for them including the work around the farm, make her sleep in the chicken coop and verbally abuse her. This is a particularly odd example because both of them are the step parents.

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!!The TV series has examples of:
* EasilyForgiven: Daria seems to be quite civil towards her foster-parents, and often visits them to help at their farm, despite having abused her for years.
* HalfIdenticalTwins: Sebastian's sister, Sabrina. Justified in that they are ravens.
* HumanFocusedAdaptation: Inverted, the animals get more spotlight than Daria.
* LongLostUncleAesop: Sebastian's sister, Sabrina; this is lampshaded.
* SuddenlyVoiced: The animals. Most of the episodes revolve around them.
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