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YMMV: The Thief and the Cobbler
  • Ear Worm:
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The thief stealing the film at the end, considering what happened to the film in Real Life.
    • Also, the film was finally released under the title "Princess and the Cobbler" in September 1993. A month later, Vincent Price passed away. So Zigzag's final line "For Zigzag then, this is....the end!" is kind of particularly disturbing.
  • Hype Backlash: An increasing number of people are claiming that the film isn't quite the masterpiece its fans make it out to be, feeling that while the animation is top notch the storytelling is weak and several scenes are mainly animation for animation's sake rather than furthering the plot. (As this article puts it, Williams "had 95 minutes of footage for a 79-minute movie.")
  • Jerkass Woobie: The Thief, especially if you've seen the Recobbled cut where an old lady, a polo game, a self destructing war machine and even a bed THAT COMES ALIVE FOR NO REAL REASON try to kill him. At the finale, he finally gives up the Balls because he had it up to here with the trouble it caused him.
  • Mis-blamed: Calvert, who really liked Williams animation and tried to keep as much of the original as he could, gets most of the flack for the shoddy animation, but the Completion Company forced him to finish Thief as cheaply as possible and had the movie outsourced twice. Then again, it was his decision to add dialogue where it wasn't needed.
  • Mondegreen: The little song from Zigzag's advisors announcing his presence in the original cut is hard to make out, leading to a lot of these.
  • Narm Charm: For some, the Calvert and Miramax versions are these.
    • Special mention for the Thief's snarky inner monologue, which for several is the only redeeming factor of those cuts.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: The "Am I Feeling Love?" sequence.
  • They Just Didn't Care: After the movie was taken from Richard Williams' hands, it was passed on to Majestic Films International, who finished it in a manner befitting this trope. Then Miramax got a hold of it.
    • The Calvert animation... oy veh, the Calvert animation. Not only is it rarely on-model but if one studies closely there are a slew of errors (YumYum's feather disappearing and reappearing during the "She is More" sequence, Tack losing his nose for a frame or two as he says "when to a wall you find your back... A TACK!!!!", etc)
  • What The Hell Casting Agency: Arguably, Sean Connery as Tack near the end of the Recobbled Cut. Of course, this was Richard William's original intention, somewhat of a joke, since you wouldn't expect such a skinny guy to have such a deep and suave voice.
    • Played much more straight in the Calvert/Miramax cut, which either completely redid voice tracks or, more infamously, gave previously nonspeaking characters lines in order to have an All-Star Cast.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made On Drugs?: The original version is probably the second trippiest animated film, after Yellow Submarine.

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