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Deadpan Snarker: Animated Film


  • Charlie Barkin from All Dogs Go to Heaven fits this trope perfectly, not only in his words, but in his facial expressions and actions as well. To get the full effects of Charlie's Deadpan Snarkerness, you have to watch this scene, where Charlie "tucks" Anne Marie into bed in his cab:
    Anne Marie: Charlie, your front seat hurts me!
    Charlie: Oh yeah? All right...all right. All right. [beat] Dames...
    Anne Marie: Thank you, Charlie.
    Charlie: UH-HUH. Now, uh, now go to sleep, huh?
    Anne Marie: Dear God...
    Charlie: Oh no...
    Anne Marie: Thank you so much for my new best friend Charlie...
    Charlie: Ugh...
    Anne Marie: ...and thank you for sending him to rescue me...
    Charlie: Psst, hey!!
    Anne Marie: ...and God bless Mr. Itchy...
    Anne Marie: ...and God bless Charlie. (Charlie hides, thinking God is going to smite him) Amen. Oh, and please help me find a mommy and daddy.
    Charlie: Ugh. Phew.
    Anne Marie: Charlie?
    Charlie: WHAT.
    Anne Marie: Do you think that you could help me find a mommy and daddy?
    Charlie: Kid, I'll help you find the lost city of Atlantis! Just PLEASE, PLEASE GO TO SLEEP!
    Anne Marie: Charlie?
    Charlie: What?!
    Anne Marie: I have to go to the bathroom...
    Charlie: Heh heh. Of course...
  • Kate the alpha wolf in Alpha and Omega shows this off during serious situations.
  • In Astro Boy 2009, Dr. Elefun tends to drop into this mode whenever he shares screen time with Stone.
    "HAHA — oh, you're not joking."
  • Coraline and the Cat.
  • Junior from Curious George.
    Ted: "Wait! What if we found an amazing new exhibit?"
    Junior: "Ted, you need to work on finding an amazing new job."
  • Margo from Despicable Me is very dry and sarcastic, but some of her lines are pretty funny.
    Margo: (delivering cookies) Four boxes of mini-mints, two toffee totes, uh, two caramel clumpies, aaaaand fifteen boxes of coconutties.
    Vector Perkins: Exactly. I'd like to see somebody else order that many cookies. Not likely. Name one person who ordered more cookies than me.
    Margo: (unimpressed) That'll be fifty two dollars.
    • Gru, Edith, and the minions can be also.
  • Bufo from Epic.
  • Francis from Felidae can show to be a deadpan snarker at times.
    Bluebeard: Why did you run off? The brothers just wanted to talk.
    Francis: I bet they would with 300 volts loosening my tongue!
  • In Hoodwinked, Red Puckett counts as a snarker. A lot of it is pure awesome:
    • Her first conversation with Nicky Flippers:
    Red Puckett: They've got this all wrong, Mr. Flippers.
    Nicky Flippers: Oh, I don't know. You look very dangerous to me. What's your name?
    Red Puckett: Red.
    Nicky Flippers: And why do they call you that?
    Red Puckett: Why do they call you Flippers?
    Nicky Flippers: [has a flashback of himself on-stage at a disco club; as someone chants "Go Flippers!" in the background, he does a backflip] Uh, no reason.
    Red Puckett: They call me Red because of this red hood I wear.
    Nicky Flippers: What about when you're not wearing it? (beat)
    Red Puckett: [quietly] I usually wear it.
    • Red's reaction to discovering a break-in at Granny's store:
    Woodpecker: "You're next"? What does it mean, "You're next!"? [Red hears the sound of hammering. She looks and sees the owner of another store tacking up a sign that reads "Out O' Business"]
    Owner: Ruined... [turns and trudges away, muttering to herself. Red looks back at the store safe]
    Red Puckett: It means someone wants our recipes....
    • When she is in Japeth's shack:
    Red Puckett: Mr. Goat, my granny's in trouble! I've got to find a way around the mountain, fast!
    Japeth: [singing] Well you came to the right goat! [pops off his antlers]
    Red Puckett: Oh, good! More singing....
    Japeth: [singing] Thirty-seven years ago, a witch done put a-spell on meee...
    Red Puckett: Yes, I know.
    Japeth: [continuing] ...A spell where when I'm talking, I'm singing it with glee / And when you're always singing it, you've got to live alone / That's why I made this mountain shack my home
    Red Puckett: That's great, but if you could just help me find my granny's house? (Japeth launches into "Be Prepared")
    • When the Wolf finishes telling his story:
    Red Puckett: For a reporter, you sure have a strange way of doing your job. (rolls her eyes)
    The Wolf: What can I say? I was raised by wolves. (cuts to a picture of the Wolf's family portrait)
    • For the record, the Wolf is also a snarker. His reaction to witnessing Red falling several hundred feet from the cable car: "Ouch."
    • Also evidenced by his review of Boingo's villain song. Granny responds to it with, "We've got to do something!" Wolf remarks, "Yeah. The song was catchy, but the choreography was terrible."
  • Hiccup in How to Train Your Dragon intermittently comes out with some of the most hilariously matter-of-fact lines ever.
    "And now the spinning. Thank you for nothing, you useless reptile."
    "You just gestured to all of me!"
    "Thank you for summing that up."
    "Dat-da-da, we're dead."
    "Pain, love it."
  • Manny in Ice Age and Ice Age: The Meltdown. So is Diego, in all three movies.
  • Jiji in Kiki's Delivery Service. He was voiced by the late, great Phil Hartman in one of his last film roles, which isn't surprising considering Hartman is known for playing these types of characters.
  • Jack Frost in Rise of the Guardians.
  • Disney movies, whether of the Disney Animated Canon variety or Pixar variety, often tend to have very noticeable snarkers. Here are some examples, in chronological order.
    • Bagheera from The Jungle Book, such as when talking to Baloo about whether or not to take Mowgli back to human society:
    Baloo: Oh, stop worrying, Baggy! Stop worrying! I'll take care of him.
    Bagheera: Yes, like you did when the monkeys kidnapped him, huh?
    Oliver: So when are we going to eat?
    Dodger: We?
    Oliver: Yeah, I'm starving!
    Dodger: Listen, kid, I hate to break it to you, but the "dynamic duo" is now a dynamic uno.
    Cody: Frank, you're free!
    Frank: I'm free? I'm free, I'm free, I'm free, I'm free!
    Kangaroo: Shhh... Joanna will hear.
    Krebbs: Double or nothing, he's caught in 5 minutes.
    Beast: You come out or I'll... I'll... I'll break down the door!
    Lumiere: Master, I could be wrong, but that may not be the best way to win the girl's affection.
    • The Beast himself has his moments. Bonus points for this one, seeing as he's snarking himself.
    Lumiere: Voila! You look so...so...
    Beast: ... Stupid.
    Simba: I'm going to be king of Pride Rock!
    Scar: Oh, goody.
    Simba: My dad just showed me the whole kingdom, and I'm going to rule it all!
    Scar: Yes, well forgive me for not leaping for joy. Bad back, you know.
    Jessie: What, you think I did that? note 
    Woody: Oh, right, yeah, the TV just HAPPENED to turn on and the remote MAGICALLY ended up in front of YOU!
    Jessie: You calling me a liar?
    Woody: Well, if the boot fits...
    Quasimodo: Is this the Court of Miracles?
    Phoebus: Offhand, I'd say it's the Court of Ankle-deep Sewage.
    • Phoebus and Esmeralda even get a bit of Snark-to-Snark Combat together when they're fighting in the Cathedral.
    • Hades, Phil, and Megara from Hercules, but especially Hades.
    Hades: So is this an audience or a mosaic?
    • Meg gets some very good lines too:
    Meg: My friends call me Meg. At least they would if I had any friends.
    Atta: You sure it's not up there?
    Hopper: ... are you saying I'm stupid? Do I look stupid to you? Let's just think about the logic, shall we? Let's just think about it for a second. If it was up there, would I be coming down here to your level, LOOKING FOR IT?
    Emperor: "See to it that this woman is made a member of my council."
    Chi Fu: (stammers) "What?! Uh... why, there are no council positions open, Your Majesty. "
    Emperor: "Very well." [to Mulan] "You can have his job."
    • Shan Yu has his moments, such as just after his soldiers capture two Chinese scouts:
    Shan Yu: "Good work, gentlemen. You've found the Hun army."
    Pacha: Why did I risk my life for a selfish brat like you? I was always taught that there was some good in everyone, but, oh, you proved me wrong.
    Kuzco: Oh, boo-hoo. Now I feel really bad. Bad llama.
    Pacha: I could've let you die out there in that jungle, and then all my problems would be over.
    Kuzco: Well, that makes you ugly AND stupid.
    • And also, as Kuzco is supporting Pacha's whole weight:
    Kuzco: It's a good job you're not a big fat guy, or this would be REEEEAAAALLLY difficult...
    Roz: Hello, Wazowski. Fun-filled evening planned for the night?
    Mike: Well, as a matter of fact—
    Roz: Then I'm sure you've filed your paperwork correctly, for once. (beat) Your stunned silence is very reassuring.
    Helen Parr: I think... your father is in trouble.
    Violet Parr: If you haven't noticed, Mom, we're not doing so hot either.
    Bolt: I will super-bark you out of that tree!
    Mittens: Go nuts. Let's see how that works out for ya.
    Bolt: You leave me no choice. Bark!
    Mittens: Oh, the super-bark. Scary, scary.
    (frog appears on the balcony after Tiana wished on a star) Tiana: Oh, very funny. What now? I reckon you want a kiss?
    • And this gem:
    Naveen: I fully intend to be rich again. Once I marry miss Charlotte La Bouff if she'll have me.
    Tiana: You a prince?
    Naveen: Obviously.
    Tiana: She'll have you.
    • Tangled. Flynn. Oh, so much. A large part of the reason why the movie is so entertaining is from Flynn casually snarking at everything as it happens.
    Rapunzel: Something brought you here, Flynn Rider. Call it what you will: fate, destiny—
    Flynn: (very droll) A horse?
    • Pascal almost manages to out-snark Flynn, no mean feat considering he can't talk. Maximus the horse gets a decent amount of sarcastic facial expressions as well.
    Vanellope: Why are your hands so freakishly big?
    Ralph: I don't know. Why are you so freakishly annoying?
    • Sgt. Calhoun has shades of this, judging from her rather dry and dark sense of humor.
    • Surge Protector is one as well.

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