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* [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch]] from ''Franchise/LiloAndStitch''. Sometimes very cute. Sometimes very not cute, especially when he's in one of his KillerRabbit moods.

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* [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch]] from ''Franchise/LiloAndStitch''. Sometimes very cute. Sometimes very not cute, especially when he's in one of his KillerRabbit moods. At the beginning, when he escapes from Gantu to Earth, his initial appearance is a bit grotesque with his spinal spikes sticking out, and his sharp-looking teeth and claws.



** After being forced into retirement, Gantu changes from an IneffectualSympatheticVillain to a bumbling MinionWithAnFInEvil under Hámsterviel. By the time Hámsterviel fires Gantu in Film/LeroyAndStitch, he makes a HeelFaceTurn and helps Lilo, Stitch, Jumba and the rest of the ''ohana'' defeat Leroy and his clones.
** Even Reuben (Experiment 625) with his round teeth, mustard-colored skin and round button nose is rather {{Adorkable}} in his own way.



* And ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' (Mike Wasowski, for instance).

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* And ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' (Mike Wasowski, Wazowski, for instance).


* Stitch from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''. Sometimes very cute. Sometimes very not cute, especially when he's in one of his KillerRabbit moods.
** All of the experiments apply. You could also count [[ThoseTwoGuys Jumba and Pleakley]], too. And Lilo's doll, Scrump. Let's just face it: Creator/ChrisSanders loves Ugly Cute.

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* Stitch [[Disney/LiloAndStitch Stitch]] from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''.''Franchise/LiloAndStitch''. Sometimes very cute. Sometimes very not cute, especially when he's in one of his KillerRabbit moods.
** All of [[Characters/LiloAndStitchExperiments the experiments experiments]] apply. You could also count [[ThoseTwoGuys Jumba and Pleakley]], too. And Lilo's doll, Scrump. Let's just face it: Creator/ChrisSanders loves Ugly Cute.


* Quasimodo from Disney's ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', whose own face was modeled after that of a pug. Of course he's considerably less ugly than he was supposed to be in the book.

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* Quasimodo from Disney's ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', whose own face was modeled after who somehow follows the description from the book almost to the letter (the main differences are that of a pug. Of course he's considerably less ugly than he was supposed his hair is long enough to be in the book.floppy rather than bristly, his teeth don't protrude from his mouth [though they're still oversized and crooked and tend to show anyway], and his good eye isn't watery) yet manages to look rather like a sweet little pug.


* Nick Wilde from ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''. On the outside, he looks like a vicious fox who could eat Judy -- a rabbit -- at any moment. But then he [[spoiler:shares his traumatic childhood experience of his fellow boy scouts wrapping a muzzle around his snout]], and that makes Judy want to see past Nick's ugly appearance to instead see a cute, helpless baby kit losing out against species stereotypes, which results in her [[spoiler:recruiting Nick Wilde into the Zootopia Police Department as her potential partner]].
** Same thing for Gideon Gray. Originally a childhood bully to Judy, before hitting adulthood to instead sell pies and develop a business partnership with Stu and Bonnie Hopps' family farm. In other words, he's ugly cute in the sense that he outgrew his bully phase to instead become a kind and compassionate adult, especially to Judy's parents.

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* Nick Wilde from ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''. On the outside, he looks like a vicious fox who could eat Judy -- a rabbit -- at any moment. But then he [[spoiler:shares his traumatic childhood experience of his fellow boy scouts wrapping a muzzle around his snout]], and that makes Judy want to see past Nick's ugly appearance to instead see a cute, helpless baby kit losing out against species stereotypes, which results in her [[spoiler:recruiting Nick Wilde into the Zootopia Police Department as her potential partner]].
** Same thing for Gideon Gray. Originally a childhood bully to Judy, before hitting adulthood to instead sell pies and develop a business partnership with Stu and Bonnie Hopps' family farm. In other words, he's ugly cute in the sense that he outgrew his bully phase to instead become a kind and compassionate adult, especially to Judy's parents.


* And ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc''. (Mike Wasowski, for instance.)

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* And ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc''. ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' (Mike Wasowski, for instance.)instance).



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'', when Smek shows the Boov footage of a human baby, they recoil [[HumansAreUgly in disgust and horror]]... except for Oh, who [[InUniverse remarks]] "Awww, they're so ugly they're cute!"

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}'', when Smek shows the Boov footage of a human baby, they recoil [[HumansAreUgly in disgust and horror]]... horror]], except for Oh, who [[InUniverse remarks]] "Awww, they're so ugly they're cute!"









* Similar to Scrat is Salty from ''WesternAnimation/AlphaAndOmega'': [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130814110510/alphaandomegafilm/images/e/e3/Sad-Salty-alpha-and-omega-29526307-294-395.jpg I dare you not to completely melt when you look at him!]]

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* Similar to Scrat is Salty from ''WesternAnimation/AlphaAndOmega'': [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130814110510/alphaandomegafilm/images/e/e3/Sad-Salty-alpha-and-omega-29526307-294-395.jpg I dare you It's actually too hard not to completely melt when you look at him!]]him.]]



* Horror, from ''WesternAnimation/ThePagemaster''. It helps that he's TheWoobie. See, horror stories always have [[DownerEnding sad endings]]...

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* Horror, from ''WesternAnimation/ThePagemaster''. It helps that he's TheWoobie. See, TheWoobie, because horror stories always have [[DownerEnding sad endings]]...endings]].


* Most of the cast of ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' who aren't the leads, who are more traditionally cute. Even the vampires are adorable!

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* Most of the cast of ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' who aren't the leads, who are more traditionally cute. Even the vampires are adorable!adorable.



** All of the [[KillerRabbit dangerous baby animals]] in ''Partly Cloudy''. ''All'' of them. Even the [[PsychoElectricEel Knifefish]]. ''[[EspeciallyZoidberg Especially]]'' [[EspeciallyZoidberg the Knifefish]].

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** All of the [[KillerRabbit dangerous baby animals]] in ''Partly Cloudy''. ''All'' of them. Even the [[PsychoElectricEel Knifefish]]. Cloudy'', even (or maybe ''[[EspeciallyZoidberg Especially]]'' [[EspeciallyZoidberg especially]]'') the [[PsychoElectricEel Knifefish]].


* ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman'': Sherman wears NerdGlasses, has an {{Anime|hair}}-sque haircut and has buck teeth. However he's pretty much the {{Adorkable}} one, aside from a BadassAdorable DorkKnight.
** [[NoodleIncident DaVinci's "robot"]] [[UncannyValley also qualifies]]. And it's PlayedForLaughs [[spoiler:Leo runs afoul from his "son"]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman'': Sherman wears NerdGlasses, has an {{Anime|hair}}-sque haircut and has buck teeth. However he's pretty much the {{Adorkable}} one, aside from a BadassAdorable DorkKnight.
[[BadassAdorable being quite the]] [[DorkKnight courageous shin-kicker]].
** [[NoodleIncident DaVinci's "robot"]] [[UncannyValley also qualifies]]. And it's PlayedForLaughs [[spoiler:Leo [[spoiler:for Leo runs afoul from his "son"]].



* Donkey from ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}.'' Despite his small eyes, large teeth, and Creator/EddieMurphy voice, his soft heart and cheerful demeanor make him very endearing.

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* ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'':
** The title character's hideousness is mostly an InformedAttribute ([[spoiler:in fact, he's not ''that'' ugly in his "human" form]]), especially if compared with the book. The same goes for Fiona in her "ogre" form.
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Donkey from ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}.'' also qualifies: Despite his small eyes, large teeth, and Creator/EddieMurphy voice, his soft heart and cheerful demeanor make him very endearing.


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* Scrat from ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' probably qualifies with that long snout, big eyes and pointed fangs of his. The fact that he's essentially the film's equivalent of WileECoyote probably helps.

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* Scrat from ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' probably qualifies with that long snout, big eyes and pointed fangs of his. The fact that he's essentially the film's equivalent of WileECoyote WesternAnimation/WileECoyote probably helps.


* The characters from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'' utilize this to stand out from all the cute {{Pixar}}-style animations flooding the theaters.

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* The characters from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'' utilize this to stand out from all the cute {{Pixar}}-style {{Creator/Pixar}}-style animations flooding the theaters.

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* King Gristle and Bridget from ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}'' are the cutest Bergens of their entire race.


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* Creator/{{Pixar}} is good with this trope. See also the more esoteric-looking characters in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' and ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''.

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* Creator/{{Pixar}} Pixar is good with this trope. See also the more esoteric-looking characters in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' and ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''.



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* Creator/GlenKeane absolutely had this in mind when designing Beast for ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.
** [=LeFou=] definitely qualifies, too.

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* Creator/GlenKeane *''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'':
** The Beast himself. He is meant to be a formidable and appalling monster, but instead comes off as cuddly and pleasant to many fans.
** [=LeFou=]. He stands out from the rest of the cast with his cartoonishly stumpy stature, pink bulbous nose, and wide mouth with crooked teeth. Nevertheless, fans find him
absolutely had this in mind when designing Beast for ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.
** [=LeFou=] definitely qualifies, too.
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** [=LeFou=] definitely qualifies, too.


* The eponymous Boxtrolls from "WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls", are little, dirty, gray creatures who wear boxes and only come out at night. They have grubby fingers, large teeth, and eyes that glow in the dark. They are also terribly timid, have very innocent motivations, and have the cutest little voices.

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* The eponymous Boxtrolls from "WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls", ''WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls'', are little, dirty, gray creatures who wear boxes and only come out at night. They have grubby fingers, large teeth, and eyes that glow in the dark. They are also terribly timid, have very innocent motivations, and have the cutest little voices.

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