* EndingFatigue: First, scrapped version of the ending. It drags for almost 10 minutes of {{Padding}} to drive exactly the same point home - that the uncles' stories were true. Even the Sheik personally shows up in it, just for the sake of being there.
* MoralEventHorizon: Walter's mother crosses this when she decides to [[spoiler:have Stan stay with her, even though he almost killed her own son.]]
** She possibly crossed it even earlier, when she allowed Stan to take Walter out to the barn. She clearly knew what was going to happen, but let it happen anyway.
*** For that matter, [[WouldHurtAChild Stan]].
* TearJerker: The second half of the movie. They're [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming happy tears though]].
** Jasmine's (the lion) [[spoiler:death]] while trying to protect Walter.