* DevelopmentHell[=/=]SavedFromDevelopmentHell: The film started production in 1948, and wasn't finished until ''1980''.
* NightmareFuel: The portrait king emerging from the portrait and stalking the real king.
* UncannyValley: The portrait king when facing his real-life counterpart moves unnaturally and doesn't make a sound.
** The animation of some characters, reminiscent of older Disney cartoons.