YMMV / Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure

  • Awesome Art: This being a Richard Williams film, expect the animation to be brain-crappingly good (if not the only good thing about it).
  • Awesome Music: The Looney Land Rag.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The encounter with the Greedy: out of place, clashing with the mood of the movie that was so far in a "realistic" environment (not counting the living toys), and never mentioned again or bringing anything to the plot. Also the scenes with this thing and the joke kingdom being pitch black while everything else is detailed.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: In the sequence with the Greedy, we have Raggedy Ann smacking the Greedy with an oar right after he had just told her that he wants to eat her heart.
    Raggedy Ann: (without a hint of fear in her voice) It seems to me, Mr. Greedy, that you've had quite enough already!
    • The ensuing chase scene plays almost like a video game boss battle.
  • Cult Classic
  • Ear Worm: Most of the songs. We are talking about the same songwriter who wrote "Rubber Duckie, You're The One".
  • Funny Moment: In the middle of The Deep Deep Woods scene Andy looks at the audience and says, without a hint of irony, "This is really weird."
  • Genius Bonus: Raggedy Ann's "I Am" Song, "I'm Just A Rag Dolly"? Even cleverer if you recognize the musical genre as ragtime.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: "The Animated Raggedy Ann & Andy" by John Canemaker, which was published before the release of the movie... which was a box-office bomb.
  • Incest Subtext: It stops just short of being text, but the siblings share a love song ("Candy Hearts And Paper Flowers"), and they have a habit of hugging in ways not commonly seen between siblings.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: The only ones who remember that this movie even exists are Richard Williams fans, who usually have nothing good to say about it outside of the animation.
  • Older Than They Think: Reviewers often comment on the "weirdness" and "trippiness" of the film's plot and characters, but in fact it quite closely follows the original Raggedy Ann author Johnny Gruelle's 1924 book Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees. Quoting the book's plot summary:
    "When the French doll Babette is snatched, Raggedy Ann and Andy give up thinking 'nice, kindly thoughts,' and take off in pursuit. Having gathered up a worn toy camel and other helpers, taken a side trip into 'Loonie Land,' and effected several rescues, the button-eyed band battle a pirate crew..."
  • One-Scene Wonder: The Greedy, again. Most people who saw the movie remember the Greedy most strongly, who is the prime reason this film is classified as Deranged Animation.
  • Padding: The Greedy sequence. One of Williams's colleagues even admitted that this part of the movie goes on too long, but Williams was adamant about leaving all of it in because his team had worked so hard on the animation.
  • The Scrappy: You will have a very hard time liking the naked twin singing dolls. That is a fact.
  • So Bad, It's Good: The plot is simple, yet is avoided for the random nonsense of the stranger elements of the plot, while the conflict is resolved when the protagonists get back on track, but the sheer insanity of the movie makes you quickly forget all of that
  • So Okay, It's Average: The late Michael Sporn once described it as a "second rate feature," but a "seminal film for a lot of talented people."
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The song "Blue".
    • Bizarrely enough, the Greedy's song is actually kind of sad if you think about it. His life revolves around eating all the time and he has all of the most delicious and delectable meals to gorge on at his leisure... and he can't enjoy any of it because he doesn't have a "sweet heart", making him feel empty even as he devours and absorbs everything in sight. And it's implied that he doesn't even understand why he feels this way.
  • Uncanny Valley:
    • Richard Williams insisted that, for the sake of realism, the titular dolls should never blink. This was a very, very bad idea!
    • The Why dolls are creepy because of this trope.
    • The Greedy temporally gains a human look, and it's very unnerving to look at.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: As surreal as the scene is, take a look at the sequence involving the Greedy. Now try to remind yourself that that whole scene was done on paper.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: The fact that the film was made in The '70s does not help.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: The story is simple enough, but when you have a perverted pirate, bizarre landscapes, a suicidal camel and a constantly shifting blob, more children would be scared of this than be running to see it
  • The Woobie: Poor Camel...
    • As horrifying and scary The Greedy is, his song sheds light on this.
    • King Koo Koo's subjects who have been transformed into some weird robots — and he inflates when he laughs.