Western Animation: Brown Bears Wedding
Brown Bear's Wedding is an animated short film (22 minutes, 39 seconds all told), made in 1991, based on the story Le Mariage d'Ours Brun et d'Ourse Blanche. It stars Joss Ackland (the English actor who played the South Efrikan Big Bad Arjun Rudd in Lethal Weapon 2, among other roles—though here is quite a bit more jolly and bumbling) and Helena Bonham-Carter (who played Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street—again, among other roles, and quite a bit less mad). This chap has both the original film and the Sequel.
Brown Bear's Wedding exhibits the following tropes:
- Be Yourself
- Cannot Spit It Out
- Feather Fingers: The owl.
- Fruit Cart: Brown Bear ploughs through two stacks of (apparently empty) boxes, kicks away the only thing keeping a fruit stand up and runs straight through a pyramid of apples that was oddly placed directly in the middle of the street.
- Furry Confusion: The fish in the beginning. Made more confusing and disturbing by how easily they forgive the bear for trying to kill them.
- Funny Animal: The cast.
- Happily Ever After: D'aww.
- Identical Stranger: The girl in the pub.
- The Klutz: Brown Bear, so much that he borders being a Cute Clumsy Boy.
- Literal Cliff Hanger
- Long List: "You don't look t'all well. Are you...?"
- Love at First Sight: "She's wonderful... She's so beautiful... She's...! She's fantastic! She's... Ah! She's gone!"
- Love Makes You Crazy: Played with by the owl ("I think you've either got a high fever, or you're in love.").
- Na´ve Newcomer: Brown Bear with regards to women. Happily, he has his friend Owl, self-proclaimed expert.
- The Owl-Knowing One: Subverted: Owl is actually a moron.
- Prince Charming: What Owl advises Brown Bear to be when wooing.
- Sequel: White Bear's Secret.
- Staggered Zoom
- Take My Hand