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Insistent Terminology: Animated Films

  • In A Monster in Paris, Raoul's coat isn't made of straw, it's made of a very expensive material! Although eventually Raoul gives in and admits that, yes, it's made of straw.
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire: This line by Rourke: "Mercenary? I prefer the term 'adventure capitalist'."
  • Brave: She's not a witch, she's a woodcarver. A witch. Woodcarver! Witch! WOODCARVER!
  • The Emperor's New Groove
    • "We've been through this... It's a HARP. and you know it."
    • "That's a harp... and that's a dress." "ROBE."
  • In The Great Mouse Detective, Ratigan is not a rat, he's a big mouse.
  • In Lilo & Stitch, Jumba does not appreciate being called an "idiot scientist".
    I prefer to be called evil genius!
  • Mulan: "Dragon, dragon, not lizard! I don't do that tongue thing." (Then he does it.)
  • Over the Hedge: Verne is a reptile. Not an amphibian. He'll be quick to tell you that.
    • Gets a Call Back when Dwayne sniffs, initially saying, "Amphibian" - Verne mutters, "Reptile", but to his surprise, Dwayne says, "No... reptile!" It's an Establishing Character Moment for Dwayne, indicating he knows his stuff when it comes to extermination.
  • In Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension, Doof-1 described Monogram-2 as a slave. Monogram-2 said he was an 'indentured executive assistant', which is how Doof-2 later called him.
    • Also, Monogram-1 said he was sweating through his eyes instead of crying. Buford had previously used that terminology in the series.
  • The Princess and the Frog: "It's not slime, it's mucus!"
  • A classic example from The Sponge Bob Square Pants Movie: King Neptune is not bald, he is thinning.

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