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YMMV: Vuk The Little Fox
  • Adaptation Displacement: The animated film based on the novel is far more well-known than the original novel.
  • Complaining about Shows You Don't Watch: A lots of people who haven't seen the sequel loathe it for various reasons. Those who actually saw it usually agree with them.
    • The confused acid trip of a trailer doesn't do much to attract potential viewers, but does plenty to keep them away.
  • Designated Hero: Vuk; while he is the protagonist, he kills lots of innocent, apparently sentient animals. He also systematically destroys a human's property
  • Designated Villain: The hunter. He's not particularly evil - he just happens to be a farmer who kills foxes to protect his livestock.
  • Ear Worm: The theme song.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: You can argue that this is one of the not didactic works, but:
    • "As long your victims are not your own people killing for survival is perfectly natural."
    • "Vengeance works if you do it smartly."
    • "Who count as people is just a matter of perspective."
  • Fanon Discontinuity: The sequel. Fans of the original wish that the CGI film never existed.
  • Moral Event Horizon: The hunter crosses it when he kills Vuk's entire family early in the movie.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Many characters (even developed ones who had several lines) get not only killed, they are also eaten by our main protagonists. One scene has the title character devouring a duck 'till only its head remains. At no point are they drawn realistically — everybody you see getting mauled is an honest-to-goodness cartoon character. Thankfully explicit Gorn is avoided, however.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Most of the rather entertaining and memorable animal characters Vuk encounters (such as Szú, the grumpy hedgehog, Unka, the lovesick frog or Nyau, the feral cat) appear in exactly one scene in the movie, then are never even mentioned again. This shows that there's a big forest out there with many colourful inhabitants. Some of these characters are Cross Over cameos from István Fekete's other novels, such as Hú the owl, who stars his own book.
    • Special mention needs to go to the two geese, who provide the funniest scenes of the movie.
  • Sequelitis: The second one, made in 2008, is pretty much the complete opposite of the original.
  • So Cool It's Awesome: The original is not only considered a great animated film; it is considered one of the best ever made.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: One of the many reasons the sequel was disliked is the Art Evolution to CGI and the change of character designs.
  • They Just Didn't Care: The sequel had various Plot Holes, had animation that was outmatched by late-nineties feature films despite being made in 2008, and a total shift in tone from the original. The results were shown in theaters despite being outclassed by many Direct-to-Video Disney sequels.
  • Tough Act to Follow: This was only to be expected when following up on what is considered one of the greatest animated films of all time, but the sequel was seen as so bad, it was the complete opposite of its predecessor.
  • What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: The movie is definitely a children's cartoon thanks to disneyfication but the novel (by extension most of István Fekete's works) is also considered children's literature in Hungary. Yes. Despite the violence, death, moral ambiguity, heavy themes and general lack of sugarcoating.
  • The Woobie: Vuk. His entire family was killed.

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