* AdaptationDisplacement: There was a 1950's short, too. It's vaguely remembered, though it was put on the DVD release of the 1998 film.
** Also, the movie's decision to make Madeline an orphan was made canon in later adaptions, probably confusing children who have actually SEEN her parents alive and well in the DiC cartoon, or read the books.
* AllAnimationIsDisney: DiC was with Disney at the time the series and ''Lost in Paris'' was created, which made many people believe that the ''Madeline'' TV series and first DirectToVideo movie were from Disney (It doesn't help that ''Lost in Paris'', at least the original 1999 release before it was rereleased on DVD by Shout! Factory, opens with the text "Disney Presents")
* CriticalResearchFailure: Okay, what idiot told the producers of "Lost in Paris" that lace is made from human hair? Because, you know, it's not.
* EarWorm: [[IAmSong "I'm Madeline"]], "A Bad, Bad Hat", "Two Straight Lines", "Something is Not Right", "Have You Seen Our Dog?", and every other song.
** "Home Is Where The Heart Is".
* HilariousInHindsight: {{CINAR}} came up with the initial ideas for the specials and partnered with DiC to execute it. Then Cinar went their way when the partnership ended while DiC went on to make the the TV series and two specials. Almost two decades later, CINAR became CookieJar and subsequently bought DiC, and then merged.
* HarsherInHindsight: Lost in Paris, a story about a girl named Madeline being put in a sweatshop, becomes this after the 2007 abduction and [[{{NeverFoundTheBody}} possible murder]] of Madeleine [=McCann=].
* MarySue: Madeline herself, especially in the early specials.
* {{Moe}}
* {{Narm}}: "Lord Cucuface, beware! Genevive, noblest dog in all of France, you shall have your [[PainfulRhyme ven-ge-ance]]!" For the record, that line did not appear in the TV special. The movie did include the second sentence, albeit with a normal pronunciation of "vengeance."
* NoExportForYou: The specials. They have never been broadcasted in a few countries worldwide compared with the rest of the series, and even in terms of DVD releases they have only been available as digital downloads on US-only online stores.
* TearJerker: The song, "Where is the Hope that I once Knew?" from ''Lost in Paris''.
** One of the CINAR songs, "Have you seen our dog?", especially Madeline's solo.
** Another CINAR-era song, "Home, Home, I Want to Go Home" from ''Madeline and the Gypsies'', especially the soundtrack version on the "Madeline's Favorite Songs" CD.
** The song "Without You" in ''Madeline and the Science Project''. It's a crime that this song wasn't on the second soundtrack CD!
** In the episode ''Madeline and the Dog Show'', the song "The Perfect Dog" actually caused the judges to break down and revert their decision to not let Genevieve participate in said show because she was a mutt.
** The fact that Pepito's voice actor, James Street, died in a crash in 2007.
* ToyShip: Madeline and Pepito.
* TheWoobie: All the orphan girls in ''Lost in Paris''. ''Especially'' Fifi.
* WTHCastingAgency: ''My Fair Madeline'' had WhoopiGoldberg (yes, [[SisterAct THAT Whoopi Goldberg]]) [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0340228/ as Miss Clavel]].