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** [[Creator/BillMurray Boss]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} wears a]] [[BigNameFan basball uniform]].

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** [[Creator/BillMurray Boss]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} wears a]] [[BigNameFan basball baseball uniform]].



* AnimalJingoism: Cats and cat symbolism regularly appears accompanying the dog-hating villains. [[spoiler:[[RedHerring Contrary to what you might expect in the prologue, cats never actively participate in the plot]], and are mostly around for motif purposes.]]
* AnimalTalk: As with ''Fantastic Mr. Fox'', the film's animal cast speaks perfect English, though it's handwaved in the prologue by saying [[TranslationConvention all barks have been rendered in English.]] The only other animal to talk, an owl, is just shown hooting, implying it's species-specific.

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* AnimalJingoism: Cats and cat symbolism regularly appears appear accompanying the dog-hating villains. [[spoiler:[[RedHerring Contrary to what you might expect in the prologue, cats never actively participate in the plot]], and are mostly around for motif purposes.]]
* AnimalTalk: As with ''Fantastic Mr. Fox'', the film's animal cast speaks perfect English, though it's handwaved in the prologue by saying [[TranslationConvention "[[TranslationConvention all barks have been rendered in English.]] English]]." The only other animal to talk, an owl, is just shown hooting, implying it's species-specific.



* BilingualBonus: A significant portion of the film uses kanji and katakana in text, and much of the film's dialogue is in Japanese. While most of the text have English captions, a lot of the actual dialogue is left unsubtitled (except by in-universe interpreters who aren't always reliable), presumably to invoke this trope and add flavour.

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* BilingualBonus: A significant portion of the film uses kanji and katakana in text, and much of the film's dialogue is in Japanese. While most of the text have has English captions, a lot of the actual dialogue is left unsubtitled (except by in-universe interpreters who aren't always reliable), presumably to invoke this trope and add flavour.



** The Island is also a Shout-Out to Japan's real life [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hashima_Island Hashima Island]].

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** The Island is also a Shout-Out to Japan's real life real-life [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hashima_Island Hashima Island]].

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* ThickerThanWater: Mayor Kobayashi, when confronted by [[spoiler:Atari, chooses to un-stamp the trash island decree, due to his love for his nephew and the fact that Atari chose to take a more peaceful resolution than in the original fairy tale; and he also chooses to donate his kidney to Atari, knowing full well that he will lose all his political power in doing so]].


* DragonAscendant: [[spoiler:Major Kobayashi [[HeelFaceTurn has a change of heart]] at the climax, but the Majordomo does not and presses the BigRedButton anyway.]]

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* DragonAscendant: [[spoiler:Major [[spoiler:Mayor Kobayashi [[HeelFaceTurn has a change of heart]] at the climax, but the Majordomo does not and presses the BigRedButton anyway.]]


* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Nutmeg is a splendid looking dog, her hair is always neat anc perfectly combed and she also smells clean. Lampshaded by the dogs, who wonder how she can stay clean after months on the island since there isn't even shampoo there.

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Nutmeg is a splendid looking dog, her hair is always neat anc and perfectly combed and she also smells clean. Lampshaded by the dogs, who wonder how she can stay clean after months on the island since there isn't even shampoo there.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: At one point, Chief calls Spots a "son of a bitch". Because they're dogs, get it?

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* ActorAllusion:
** [[Creator/BryanCranston Chief]] [[Series/BreakingBad tells a rival group of dogs]] [[Recap/BreakingBadS2E10Over to leave his tribe's territory]].
** [[Creator/BillMurray Boss]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} wears a]] [[BigNameFan basball uniform]].
** [[Creator/BryanCranston Chief]] does know a [[WesternAnimation/SuperMansion cat]].
** In real life Creator/BillMurray owns a baseball team whose mascot is a dog.


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* CastingGag:
** In ''Film/CatsAndDogs'', Creator/JeffGoldblum plays a man who is allergic to dogs (and trying to find a cure for allergies). In this movie, he stars as a dog himself.
** In a similar way, in the Japanese dub, Creator/TaitenKusunoki (who dubs Chief), voiced Spike, another dog, in the dub of ''WesternAnimation/RugratsGoWild''


** When Tracy tells her classmates that she has a GutFeeling Kobayashi is up to something, the head of the school newspaper tells her that he will not publish an article based solely upon a hunch. When she outright says Kobayashi is part of a conspiracy he refuses to publish an article accusing the mayor of criminal conduct.

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** When Tracy tells her classmates that she has a GutFeeling Kobayashi is up to something, the head of the school newspaper tells her that he will not publish an article based solely upon a hunch. When she outright says Kobayashi is part of a conspiracy he refuses to publish an article accusing the mayor of criminal conduct.such a thing.

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** When Tracy tells her classmates that she has a GutFeeling Kobayashi is up to something, the head of the school newspaper tells her that he will not publish an article based solely upon a hunch. When she outright says Kobayashi is part of a conspiracy he refuses to publish an article accusing the mayor of criminal conduct.

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* DragonAscendant: [[spoiler:Major Kobayashi [[HeelFaceTurn has a change of heart]] at the climax, but the Majordomo does not and presses the BigRedButton anyway.]]


* RightHandCat: Mayor Kobayashi is a cat-lover, and is shown holding one in an early scene.



* TheVoiceless: The hacker appears in several scenes and plays a pivotal role in the climax, but has no spoken lines and thus no voice actor.


* ChekhovsGunman: The hacker at Atari's school, who is shown here and there infiltrating the goon who'll exterminate the dogs. [[spoiler:At the climax, he's the one to neutralize Major-Domo's hijacking of Kobayashi's extermination plot, after Kobayashi decides to spare the dogs.]]
* AChildShallLeadThem: [[spoiler:Due to Mayor Kobayashi being arrested on corruption charges during his re-election, it ends up deflating to his heir, meaning Atari becomes mayor. To take this a step further, the student dissidents end up becoming his staff.]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: The hacker at Atari's school, who is shown here and there infiltrating the goon organization who'll exterminate the dogs. [[spoiler:At the climax, he's the one to neutralize Major-Domo's hijacking of Kobayashi's extermination plot, after Kobayashi decides to spare the dogs.]]
* AChildShallLeadThem: [[spoiler:Due to Mayor Kobayashi being arrested on corruption charges during his re-election, it ends up deflating defaulting to his heir, meaning Atari becomes mayor. To take this a step further, the student dissidents end up becoming his staff.]]]]
* CrushBlush: Tracy blushes when Atari refers to her as "an attractive cub reporter" in a speech.


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* RightHandCat: Mayor Kobayashi is a cat-lover, and is shown holding one in an early scene.


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* TheVoiceless: The hacker appears in several scenes and plays a pivotal role in the climax, but has no spoken lines and thus no voice actor.


** One of the dogs of a rival tribe points out to another that his ear was chewed off. When the dog (Igor) notices it, he just shrugs it off.

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** One of the dogs of a rival tribe points out to another that his ear was chewed off. When the dog (Igor) notices it, he just shrugs it off.seems more annoyed at his friend for pointing out something so obvious than he does hurt.


* IronicEcho: Megnut's repeated line to Chief "I'll tell you when I get to know you better".

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* IronicEcho: Megnut's Nutmeg's repeated line to Chief "I'll tell you when I get to know you better".

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