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* FaceDeathWithDignity: Sure, nobody is ''really'' going to die in a ''Rugrats'' movie, but one of the darkest moments in the film is when [[spoiler:Nigel and the babies are trapped in the bathysphere on the ocean floor, out of fuel and, soon, oxygen. Nigel]] decides, rather than panicking, to keep the [[spoiler:kids]] distracted by [[spoiler:singing "Old [=MacDonald=]."]] The expression on [[spoiler:his]] face every time [[spoiler:he]] looks at the [[spoiler:oxygen gauge]] shows a clear lack of expectation to survive.

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: Sure, nobody is ''really'' going to die in a ''Rugrats'' movie, but one of the darkest moments in the film is when [[spoiler:Nigel and the babies are trapped in the bathysphere on the ocean floor, out of fuel and, soon, oxygen. Nigel]] decides, Nigeldecides, rather than panicking, to keep the [[spoiler:kids]] kids distracted by [[spoiler:singing singing "Old [=MacDonald=]."]] " The expression on [[spoiler:his]] his face every time [[spoiler:he]] he looks at the [[spoiler:oxygen gauge]] oxygen gauge shows a clear lack of expectation to survive.]]


->''"The family vacation goes overboard."''
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* SmellyFeet: Phil's. He even has Dil smell them at one point just to prove they still are.


** And Spike is now an supporting character, thanks to Eliza Thornberry's [[SpeaksFluentAnimal power]] giving him a speaking role.

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** And Spike is now an supporting character, thanks to Eliza Thornberry's Eliza's [[SpeaksFluentAnimal power]] giving him a speaking role.



* AwardBaitSong: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZrABU9w7Pk Changing Faces]] by the voice of Tommy herself Creator/ElizabethDaily.

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* AwardBaitSong: [[https://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZrABU9w7Pk Changing Faces]] Faces]]" by the voice of Tommy herself herself, Creator/ElizabethDaily.



* TheCloudCuckooLanderWasRight: Not quite "cloudcuckoolander", but it has the same principle; Angelica tries to freak the babies out by telling them that a giant squid will try to eat them. [[spoiler:Sure enough, the group encounters a giant squid in the bathysphere (although it's depicted as a GentleGiant)]].

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* TheCloudCuckooLanderWasRight: Not quite "cloudcuckoolander", but it has the same principle; Angelica tries to freak the babies out by telling them that a giant squid will try to eat them. [[spoiler:Sure enough, the group encounters a giant squid in the bathysphere (although it's depicted as a GentleGiant)]].GentleGiant).]]



** At one point as Chuckie is wandering through the jungle, he sees a bunch of monkeys and screams, "Oh no! Not monkeys!" in reference to [[WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie the first movie]] in which one of the babies' greatest enemies was a troop of circus monkeys that were following them [[spoiler: and chased Chuckie to and nearly off a cliff.]]
** Also, when the adults realize the babies are missing, Didi says "I feel like this has happened before!" which is another nod to the first movie.

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** At one point point, as Chuckie is wandering through the jungle, he sees a bunch of monkeys and screams, "Oh no! Not monkeys!" in reference to [[WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie the first movie]] film]] in which one of the babies' greatest enemies was a troop of circus monkeys that were following them [[spoiler: and chased Chuckie to and nearly off a cliff.]]
** Also, when the adults realize the babies are missing, Didi says "I feel like this has happened before!" which is another nod to the first movie.film.



* {{Crossover}}: The fact that this is a crossover between ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' was the main marketing gimmick for the movie since both series were very popular at the time.

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* {{Crossover}}: The fact that this is a crossover between ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' was the main marketing gimmick for the movie since as both series were very popular at the time.



* EverybodyCries: While the kids and Nigel are stuck in a cave, Susie starts to cry when she feels she won't see her family again. It's not long before Chuckie, Phil, Lil, and Kimi also start to cry along with her. Tommy doesn't actually cry, but he does shed a few tears at the moment.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Sure, nobody is really going to die in a ''Rugrats'' movie, but one of the darkest moments in the film is when [[spoiler:Nigel and the babies are trapped in the bathysphere on the ocean floor, out of fuel and, soon, oxygen. Nigel]] decides, rather than panicking, to keep the [[spoiler:kids]] distracted by [[spoiler:singing "Old [=MacDonald=]."]] The expression on [[spoiler:his]] face every time [[spoiler:he]] looks at the [[spoiler:oxygen gauge]] shows a clear lack of expectation to survive.
* FriendToAllChildren: Nigel Thornberry is very nice to the Rugrats gang even after he regains his memories.

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* EverybodyCries: While the kids and Nigel are stuck in a cave, Susie starts to cry when she feels she won't see her family again. It's not long before Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Lil and Kimi also start to cry along with her. Tommy doesn't actually cry, but he does shed a few tears at the moment.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Sure, nobody is really ''really'' going to die in a ''Rugrats'' movie, but one of the darkest moments in the film is when [[spoiler:Nigel and the babies are trapped in the bathysphere on the ocean floor, out of fuel and, soon, oxygen. Nigel]] decides, rather than panicking, to keep the [[spoiler:kids]] distracted by [[spoiler:singing "Old [=MacDonald=]."]] The expression on [[spoiler:his]] face every time [[spoiler:he]] looks at the [[spoiler:oxygen gauge]] shows a clear lack of expectation to survive.
* FriendToAllChildren: Nigel Thornberry is very nice to the Rugrats gang even after he regains his memories.



* InjuryBookend: [[WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys Nigel Thornberry]] falls on his head and regresses to believing he's three years old. Later, when chaos ensues inside a small sub, a subsequent whack to the head restores his memory.

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* InjuryBookend: [[WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys Nigel Thornberry]] falls on his head and regresses to believing he's three years old. Later, when chaos ensues inside a small sub, a subsequent whack to the head restores his memory.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Rather than put everyone on a nice cruise, Stu brought them all on some old, ''rat-infested'' boat. They end up capsizing in the middle of the sea. He later tries to make up for it by building a communications device, only to have allowed the babies to wander off. [[spoiler: He is able to build a device to raise the submersible from under water]].

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Rather than put everyone on a nice cruise, Stu brought them all on some old, ''rat-infested'' boat. They end up capsizing in the middle of the sea. He later tries to make up for it by building a communications device, only to have allowed the babies to wander off. [[spoiler: He is able to build a device to raise the submersible from under water]].underwater.]]



** Angelica sings “The Morning After” by Maureen McGovern from ThePoseidonAdventure during the storm.

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** Angelica sings “The Morning After” by Maureen McGovern [=McGovern=] from ThePoseidonAdventure ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'' during the storm.



* StealthPun: Stu Pickles buying everyone tickets for a luxury cruise, then making them take a smaller, rickety looking boat instead, resulting in everyone getting shipwrecked. In short what he did was completely Stu-pid.

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* StealthPun: Stu Pickles buying everyone tickets for a luxury cruise, then making them take a smaller, rickety looking boat instead, resulting in everyone getting shipwrecked. In short what he did was completely Stu-pid.

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* AllAnimalsAreDogs: The kids encounter an alligator in the jungle, and Tommy distracts it by throwing it a chew toy. {{Justified}} since the alligator is actually Spike in the kids' fantasy game.


** BigDamnHeroes: When Siri catches up to the babies, Donnie springs into action, wearing Chuckie's clothes and wielding Dil's stroller like a katana. He does no great damage to the leopard, but he ensures the kids' escape single-handed.

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** * BigDamnHeroes: When Siri catches up to the babies, Donnie springs into action, wearing Chuckie's clothes and wielding Dil's stroller like a katana. He does no great damage to the leopard, but he ensures the kids' escape single-handed.

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* YouTasteDelicious: Spike says this to Eliza while he's licking her face in thanks for offering to help him find his family.

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**Angelica sings “The Morning After” by Maureen McGovern from ThePoseidonAdventure during the storm.

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* VacationCrossover: The Rugrats characters meet the Wild Thornberrys because they were vacationing on a boat and got stranded where the Thornberrys were filming their latest nature documentary.


* OhCrap: Eliza's response when she realizes that Siri wants to eat the babies.

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* OhCrap: Eliza's response when she realizes that Siri wants to eat the babies. She also has this reaction when she realizes that [[PoorCommunicationKills she's looking for human babies instead of the puppies she assumed Spike had lost]].


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* PoorCommunicationKills: Eliza assumes that when Spike talks about his "babies", he means puppies and she's quite horrified to find out small children are lost on the island.


* ArtisticLicenseBiology: About the only way they could make Siri, a clouded leopard, into a threat against anyone. She's made out to be massive when in reality, they're [[https://zooparis.wikispaces.com/file/view/Norman%20moat.jpg/432607950/640x480/Norman%20moat.jpg no such thing.]]

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: About the only way they could make Siri, a clouded leopard, into a threat against anyone. She's made out to be massive when in reality, they're [[https://zooparis.wikispaces.com/file/view/Norman%20moat.jpg/432607950/640x480/Norman%20moat.[[http://www.animalspot.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Clouded-Leopard-Size.jpg no such thing.]]


* LateArrivalSpoiler: The film's not subtle in it's reference to [[spoiler: Debbie learning about Eliza's Gift of Gab]] in ''The Wild Thornberrys Movie''.

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* LateArrivalSpoiler: The film's not subtle in it's its reference to [[spoiler: Debbie learning about Eliza's Gift of Gab]] in ''The Wild Thornberrys Movie''.

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* CaptainObvious: Stu; bonus points for being an actual captain before his ramshackle boat sinks:
-->'''Stu''': I can't help but feel that somehow this is all my fault. ''(Cue mass of death glares from his family and friends)''


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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Not surprisingly, Stu finds himself guilty of this after forcing his entire family to set sail on a cruise not on an ocean liner, but on a rat-infested fishing boat that is barely seaworthy. His intention was for them all to spend some real quality family time together instead of wasting their time on frivolous pleasures on a big ship, but his good intentions end up doing a lot of harm when he sails his ship into a storm.

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