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* [[KnightOfCerebus Jenner]], for his actions, demeanor, and utter ruthlessness in getting what he wants. In the scene where he tells Sullivan about his plan to kill Nicodemus.

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* [[KnightOfCerebus Jenner]], for his actions, demeanor, and utter ruthlessness in getting what he wants. In Especially notable is the scene where he tells Sullivan about his plan to kill Nicodemus.



* Mrs. Brisby getting caught by the humans and imprisoned in a cage. Her red robes are stripped off in a setting that's unsettlingly dehumanizing for a non-human animal. And when she tries to escape, she cuts herself and bleeds in a disturbingly lifelike fashion.


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* Mrs. Brisby getting caught by the humans and imprisoned in a cage. Her red robes are stripped off in a setting that's unsettlingly dehumanizing for a non-human animal. And when she tries to escape, she cuts herself and bleeds in a disturbingly lifelike fashion.


* The plough scene, with the heavily [[{{Rotoscoping}} rotoscoped]] tractor slowly creeping through the field and [[UncannyValley deliberately clashing]] with the rest of the film's {{Disneyesque}} style. And it all takes place from the perspective of the animals, turning a simple farming job into Armageddon as The Shrew runs through the field screaming "RUN!! THE PLOUGH IS HERE!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!! RUN!! IT'S MOVING DAY!!"

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* The plough scene, with the heavily [[{{Rotoscoping}} rotoscoped]] tractor slowly creeping through the field and [[UncannyValley deliberately clashing]] clashing with the rest of the film's {{Disneyesque}} style. And it all takes place from the perspective of the animals, turning a simple farming job into Armageddon as The Shrew runs through the field screaming "RUN!! THE PLOUGH IS HERE!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!! RUN!! IT'S MOVING DAY!!"


-->'''Jenner''': With Nicodemus outta the way, what's to stop us from taking over?\\
'''Sullivan''': Jenner, you can't kill Nicodemus!\\
'''Jenner''': No taste for blood, huh? They've taken the animal out of you.\\
'''Sullivan''': What if we're discovered?\\
'''Jenner''': Ah! Listen. The Brisby house is a large cement block. In the moving, what if it should fall?\\
'''Sullivan''': An accident?\\
'''Jenner''': Of course! Cut the lines and the weight of it will ''crush his bones!''\\
'''Sullivan''': (''rubs his throat squeamishly'') It's risky.\\
'''Jenner''': Once rid of Nicodemus, the plan will die! We can stay here as long as we like!\\
'''Sullivan''': But what about Justin?\\
'''Jenner''': Leave him to me. (''"To me...To me." echos'')

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-->'''Jenner''': -->'''Jenner:''' With Nicodemus outta the way, what's to stop us from taking over?\\
'''Sullivan''': '''Sullivan:''' Jenner, you can't kill Nicodemus!\\
'''Jenner''': '''Jenner:''' No taste for blood, huh? They've taken the animal out of you.\\
'''Sullivan''': '''Sullivan:''' What if we're discovered?\\
'''Jenner''': '''Jenner:''' Ah! Listen. The Brisby house is a large cement block. In the moving, what if it should fall?\\
'''Sullivan''': '''Sullivan:''' An accident?\\
'''Jenner''': '''Jenner:''' Of course! Cut the lines and the weight of it will ''crush his bones!''\\
'''Sullivan''': (''rubs '''Sullivan''' ''(rubs his throat squeamishly'') squeamishly)'': It's risky.\\
'''Jenner''': '''Jenner:''' Once rid of Nicodemus, the plan will die! We can stay here as long as we like!\\
'''Sullivan''': '''Sullivan:''' But what about Justin?\\
'''Jenner''': '''Jenner:''' Leave him to me. (''"To ''("To me...To me." echos'')echos.)''



-->'''''STEP INSIDE MY HOUSE.'''''

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-->'''''STEP -->'''The Great Owl: ''STEP INSIDE MY HOUSE.'''''



--> '''Cynthia''': What's all that black stuff?

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--> '''Cynthia''': '''Cynthia:''' What's all that black stuff?

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* Mrs. Brisby getting caught by the humans and imprisoned in a cage. Her red robes are stripped off in a setting that's unsettlingly dehumanizing for a non-human animal. And when she tries to escape, she cuts herself and bleeds in a disturbingly lifelike fashion.


* The thought of four children trapped with their house sinking into the mud is unsettling in itself. Even more so [[AdultFear if you put yourself in Mrs. Brisby's situation]].

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* The thought of four children trapped with their house sinking into the mud is unsettling in itself. Even more so [[AdultFear if you put yourself in Mrs. Brisby's situation]].situation.


** And if that weren't bad enough, even as Mrs. Brisby rushes her children to safety, ''Timmy is left alone bedridden in the house'', completely unaware of what's to come and far too sick to be moved. Mrs. Brisby is forced to do the unthinkable and try to sabotage the tractor before it can reach their home. It is only due to the intervention of The Shrew that she and Timmy both survive the ordeal.

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** And if that weren't bad enough, even as Mrs. Brisby rushes her children to safety, ''Timmy is left alone bedridden in the house'', completely unaware of what's to come and far too sick to be moved. Mrs. Brisby is forced to do the unthinkable and try to sabotage the tractor before it can reach their home. It is only due to the intervention of The Auntie Shrew that she and Timmy both survive the ordeal.


* The expression on Jenner's face as he is killed by the knife Sullivan threw into his back.
** How about that... ''[[HellIsThatNoise sound]]'' he makes when Justin stabs him in the gut?

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* The expression on Jenner's face as he is killed by the knife Sullivan threw into his back.
** How about
back. As well as that... ''[[HellIsThatNoise sound]]'' he makes when Justin stabs him in the gut?gut.


* The tractor scene, with the heavily [[{{Rotoscoping}} rotoscoped]] tractor slowly creeping through the field and [[UncannyValley deliberately clashing]] with the rest of the film's {{Disneyesque}} style. And it all takes place from the perspective of the animals, turning a simple farming job into Armageddon as The Shrew runs through the field screaming "RUN!! THE PLOUGH IS HERE!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!! RUN!! IT'S MOVING DAY!!"

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* The tractor plough scene, with the heavily [[{{Rotoscoping}} rotoscoped]] tractor slowly creeping through the field and [[UncannyValley deliberately clashing]] with the rest of the film's {{Disneyesque}} style. And it all takes place from the perspective of the animals, turning a simple farming job into Armageddon as The Shrew runs through the field screaming "RUN!! THE PLOUGH IS HERE!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!! RUN!! IT'S MOVING DAY!!"


* The tractor scene, with the heavily [[{{Rotoscoping}} rotoscoped]] tractor slowly creeping through the field and [[UncannyValley deliberately clashing]] with the rest of the film's {{Disneyesque}} style. And it all takes place from the perspective of the animals, turning a simple farming job into Armageddon as The Shrew runs through the field screaming "THE PLOUGH IS HERE!!"

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* The tractor scene, with the heavily [[{{Rotoscoping}} rotoscoped]] tractor slowly creeping through the field and [[UncannyValley deliberately clashing]] with the rest of the film's {{Disneyesque}} style. And it all takes place from the perspective of the animals, turning a simple farming job into Armageddon as The Shrew runs through the field screaming "THE "RUN!! THE PLOUGH IS HERE!!" HERE!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!! RUN!! IT'S MOVING DAY!!"


* The [[SpidersAreScary spider]] that he crushes is even ''more'' frightening.

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* ** The [[SpidersAreScary spider]] that he crushes is even ''more'' frightening.frightening.
** Also, before he actually moves, and before the spider even appears, an eagle-eyed viewer can actually see his massive form waiting in the shadows behind Mrs. Brisby when she steps into his lair.


** Music/JerryGoldsmith's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALF1DnfuBVU score]] for the scene, especially the ScareChord to accompany the tractor turning over. And even before that is the distant, ominous sound of the farmer trying to start it, warning Mrs. Brisby and The Shrew of it's looming threat.

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** Music/JerryGoldsmith's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALF1DnfuBVU score]] for the scene, especially the ScareChord to accompany the tractor turning over. And even before that is the distant, ominous sound of the farmer trying to start it, warning Mrs. Brisby and The Shrew of it's its looming threat.


* The tractor scene, with the heavily [[{{Rotoscoping}} rotoscoped]] tractor slowly creeping through the field and [[UncannyValley deliberately clashing]] with the rest of the film's {{Disneyesque}} style. And it all takes place from the perspective of the animals, turning a simple farming job into Armageddon as The Shrew runs through the field screaming "THE PLOW IS HERE!!"

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* The tractor scene, with the heavily [[{{Rotoscoping}} rotoscoped]] tractor slowly creeping through the field and [[UncannyValley deliberately clashing]] with the rest of the film's {{Disneyesque}} style. And it all takes place from the perspective of the animals, turning a simple farming job into Armageddon as The Shrew runs through the field screaming "THE PLOW PLOUGH IS HERE!!"


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*** The chase scene wasn't even all that bad, at least compared to the buildup. There was a fakeout with the rabbit, and then a slow buildup of Dragon creeping up, the audience only able to watch as the cat got ever closer. He doesn't even sound like a cat. More like a Hellhound. While is few scenes in the novel aren't nearly so intense, it's stated that he's still just as terrifying: the Fitzgibbons' only named the kitten "Dragon" for a joke initially, but he grew up to be as fierce as the name.

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*** The chase scene wasn't even all that bad, at least compared to the buildup. There was a fakeout with the rabbit, and then a slow buildup of Dragon creeping up, the audience only able to watch as the cat got ever closer. He doesn't even sound like a cat. More like a Hellhound. While is his few scenes in the novel aren't nearly so intense, it's stated that he's still just as terrifying: the Fitzgibbons' only named the kitten "Dragon" for a joke initially, but he grew up to be as fierce as the name.


*** The chase scene wasn't even all that bad, at least compared to the buildup. There was a fakeout with the rabbit, and then a slow buildup of Dragon creeping up, the audience only able to watch as the cat got ever closer. He doesn't even sound like a cat. More like a Hellhound. In the novel, the Fitzgibbons' only named the kitten "Dragon" for a joke.

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*** The chase scene wasn't even all that bad, at least compared to the buildup. There was a fakeout with the rabbit, and then a slow buildup of Dragon creeping up, the audience only able to watch as the cat got ever closer. He doesn't even sound like a cat. More like a Hellhound. In While is few scenes in the novel, novel aren't nearly so intense, it's stated that he's still just as terrifying: the Fitzgibbons' only named the kitten "Dragon" for a joke.joke initially, but he grew up to be as fierce as the name.

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