Adaptation Displacement: Many people may not know about the original booknote Originally titled "The Legend of the American Rabbit." by artist Stewart Moskowitz which was first published three years earlier. On the other hand, other than allowing the use of his characters, he wasn't directly involved in the making of the movie.
Anvilicious: About everything from honesty to sportsmanship to proper piano technique.
Anti-Climax Boss: The final duel between Rob and the main villain is ridiculous and uninteresting. It starts with Vultor kidnapping the moose child at the dam and leaving him on a rock in the middle of ankle-deep watercloseby the heroes and ends with Vultor losing control of his flight in a snowstorm.
Ass Pull: Everywhere. From the Legacy to the lightning powers to the world domination scheme involving chocolate. It's all there.
Designated Hero: Rob constantly misses opportunities to stop the Jackals throughout the movie, and only directly stops like two of them by the time the movie's over.
Ensemble Darkhorse: Ping, the Garfield-voiced gorilla. Supposedly, besides attempting to make money to rebuild a bar, the characters traveling with Rob believe that they have a "duty to fight against evil," but out of all of them, Ping is the only one who actually does anything against the Jackal antagonists. In fact, he's probably more effective than Rob is, American Rabbit or not.
Ham and Cheese: Kenneth Mars deserves credit for taking this route as Vultor. His performance is possibly the only remotely enjoyable thing about this movie.
What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: The film tends to zigzag this with its violence (not completely), but the political attire would probably get kids confused about what the movie itself is about due to being animated.