YMMV / Rover Dangerfield

  • Awesome Art: Even those that dislike the film admit that the animation looks really good at times.
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: The Vegas showgirls; suffice to say, it's quite jarring to see so much skin and such suggestive poses in what was rebranded as a family-friendly movie.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: The death of the turkey really shouldn't be as funny as it is.
  • Ear Worm: "I'll never do it on a Christmas Tree, a Christmas Tree, a Christmas Tree..."
  • Heartwarming Moments: "I'm In Love With The Dog Next Door."
  • Nightmare Fuel: It has a few moments:
    • Just the morning after accidentally ruining Rocky's deal with the mafia, Rover wakes up, for some reason, wearing black sunglasses, making him dizzy, having some problems with his sight and acting weird. It almost looks like he's having a hangover after a night of alcohol... or drugs. The whole scene is delivered in a creepy and unexpected way.
    • The turkey's face when Rover finds out that she's dead.
    • Again with the turkey... what happened with her egg? HER BABY?
  • Retroactive Recognition: One of the animators was Seth Kearsley, who's feature directorial debut would be another animated movie based on a famous comedian's schtick.note 
    • And Raffles is voiced by Ned Luke... aka Michael de Santa. That's one big leap.
  • So Okay, It's Average: If you like puns, at least.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Can you imagine what this movie would have been if it remained the R-rated comedy it had originally been conceived as? Especially since this was before the All Adult Animation Is South Park mentality.
  • Uncanny Valley: Rover's eyes seem to constantly stare into space, just like the real Rodney Dangerfield. Thing is, instead of looking funny it looks... off. Also, Rocky was drawn with a sort of "hard edged" look, giving him a drastically different look from the other characters, and making him look like a ghoul.
  • Vindicated by Cable: It enjoyed a second life on Cartoon Network and HBO, and is nowadays popular among parents who want to introduce their children to Rodney Dangerfield.
  • What an Idiot!: The mobsters mistake a dog dropping his bone into the cellar as a police raid set up by Rocky and promptly flee the scene even as he points out the dogs nearby. Their cause for alarm seems even more absurd when it's put into words.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: As you can see under "Executive Meddling", this movie was originally intended for adults. Suddenly the scantily clad showgirls, the mob hitmen, the turkey's death and perhaps the Christmas tree song make a bit more sense.