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Az erdő kapitánya is a Hungarian animated film produced by Pannonia Film Studio in 1988. Set in a World of Funny Animals, it follows the story of Kapitány, a police dog who tries to solve a crime conducted by the vicious criminal cat Zéró.


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  • Absent-Minded Professor: Prof. Arara, the parrot scholar (of linguistics), answers the phone when his doorbell rings and mistakes Zéró's Egyptian mummy disguise for a double bass.
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  • Animal Stereotypes: All around. For example, Kapitány the dog and Ede the mouse are heroic policemen, Zéró is an evil cat with a snake, toad and magpie as henchmen. There's also a canary opera singer and a parrot professor of linguistics. Subverted by Góliát and Dini, a heroic flea and bat and Pimpike, a friendly and gentle wolf.
  • Beary Friendly: Both the President of the Forest, and her granddaughter Dorka are nice bears.
  • Big Bad: Zéró is a criminal mastermind whose plans cause the main conflict.
  • Bluebird of Happiness: Pimpike, after eating a poisoned cake, starts to believe that he is this. By Rule of Funny, he actually becomes able to fly thanks to his delusion.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: When Zéró finds Góliát in his secret hideout, instead of killing him, he mails him back to the police just to rub it in Kapitány's face. Perhaps Zéró hoped that pushing a stamp on Góliát would kill him, but the flea survives and tells the police the location of the hideout.
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  • Cats Are Mean: Zéró is a criminal mastermind, while his first henchman Piroska is a Dumb Muscle.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Pimpike the wolf becomes this under the effect of the poisonous mushroom cake. He first believes he is a sheep, then a bird.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": We never learn what Kapitány's real name is, as everyone only calls him by his rank. He introduces himself as "retired police captain" at the customs.
  • Exposed Animal Bellybutton: Piroska wears an open vest with no shirt under, and even though his belly is covered with red fur, his bellybutton is still visible. Also, when Dorka does a handstand to talk to Dini, her dress rolls up, exposing her bellybutton despite her bear-fur.
  • Fat Bastard: Piroska, Zéró's first henchman, is a portly ginger cat and an embodiment of Cats Are Mean.
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  • Four-Legged Insect: Góliát is a flea with only four limbs.
  • Heroic Dog: Kapitány is the protagonist, a brave and smart police captain struggling against a cat criminal.
  • Ironic Name: Góliát is named after Goliath, despite being a tiny flea. His codename, "Elephant", is also very non-indicative.
  • Mama Bear: The President is a literal example. When Zéró kidnaps her granddaughter Dorka, the President personally heads out to rescue her.
  • Nice Mice: Ede is a brave, friendly police officer.
  • No Cartoon Fish: Despite every other animal being anthropomorphic, from cats to snakes to fleas, the goldfish in the city fountain are non-anthropomorphic, and there are several references to characters fishing and eating fish.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The President is kind and benevolent, although a little strict with her laws regarding outsiders settling down in the forest.
  • Sdrawkcab Speech: Dini the bat talks like this. Amusingly, Kapitány can only understand him when doing a handstand.
  • World of Funny Animals: The setting of the film.

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