01:28:08 PM Oct 15th 2012
Is Rhino leaving so Bolt & Mittens can talk actually an example of I Need to Go Iron My Dog? Because Rhino doesn't actually make up an excuse. The first time he goes to get a ladder because it would actually be useful in getting a cat out of a tree, rather than deliberately leaving the other two alone. The second one, he just wanders off, again not deliberately leaving them alone.
08:42:35 AM Nov 26th 2010
Do we have a trope for characters who are the kind-of-crazy artistic type? Because there seem to be a lot of them in fiction, and the director would definitely qualify. He's not sociopathic enough to qualify as Mad Artist (unless you want to make the case that he's a "mild example"), even if his ideas do have a devastating effect on Bolt's psyche.
03:52:53 AM May 12th 2010
Do we have a trope for the reaction "Lies! Lies! It's all lies!!"? 'Cuz I have that for Mittens's whole "oh I wish I were really a dog" spiel. Ain't no way in hell a cat would prefer to be a dog, and the whole idea that dogs are by nature cuter than cats is backwards as all get-out. It's crazy and lame and a horrible blight on an otherwise awesome and heartwarming film... moreso because it's not a throwaway line but like a major character moment. Yargh.
03:34:12 PM Jun 22nd 2010
No, we don't have tropes for the viewer liking cats more than dogs and disagreeing with the film over it. "Crazy and lame and a horrible blight" are both gross overreactions and purely subjective responses.
09:27:08 AM Aug 24th 2011
I always thought that Mittens was just making that up to make Bolt feel better.