Follow TV Tropes


Headscratchers / Titanic: The Legend Goes On

Go To

How did the Dalmatians know what Angelica's locket looked like?
  • When the Dalmatians see the locket in Molly's room, they say that it looks like the one Fritz told them to look for. The problem with that is that Fritz never told them what it looked like. This is all he says:
    Fritz: Oh yes, and while you're on your rounds, keep an eye out for a locket that was lost by a very sweet person who is kind to animals.
    • Fridge Brilliance: If she's kind to animals, then she must pet a lot of animals. Maybe the scents of the animals she's petted got onto the locket.

Why the "Rapping Dog"?
And, no, I don't mean "Why does it even exist in this film?". I know it's a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment. What I mean is, why is it so many people focus on that particular scene in terms of historical innacuracy? I mean, the film itself is filled with Anachronism Stew that it boils over. You've got dialogue that nobody would've used in 1912, clothing that nobody would've worn for decades, and so on and so forth. Yet, people always seem to focus on the "Rapping Dog". Is it really that hilariously out-of-place?
  • Probably it's because everything about that sequence is just so out-of-place. The bad dialogue and anachronistic clothing are things that crop up in period pieces. A random, modern music video sequence? Not so much. Plus, the sequence fails all around. As the Nostalgia Critic put it, it would still be weird and out of nowhere even if the movie were set in modern times and the music was appropriate.
  • Advertisement:
  • It's also one of the earliest and most blatantly obvious signs that this movie is, well, completely off tonally speaking.
  • On top of that, it's easier for the layman to recognize as out-of-place - period-inappropriate dialogue and fashion is something that enthusiasts and historians pick up on easily, but to most viewers, time periods aren't that well defined beyond being 'in the past'. But rap is unmistakably modern (or from the 80's at the earliest), so even the most historically ignorant get what's wrong with that scene.
  • The song isn't just a BLAM. Sometimes bad things are left in movies because somebody paid a lot to make it, and by god they're going to use it. Or maybe they thought it was really good. Or clever. Or funny. Most of "Party Time" is mashed together from recycled animation - most of it from another song. The music is bad. It's poorly framed. Parts of it feel like it's from a whole other movie. It's completely zero effort. At some point, somebody should have realised that not only was the sequence bad, it was unnecessery. But they put it in anyway.

Why is the opening score backwards in the uncut version?

Why do people think that this movie's Gaston is based on Disney's Gaston?
They don't look or act especially similar, so the only real connection I can see are the hair color and name.
  • Because everyone else in the film is ripped from far better animated movies.

Why Mexican Mice?
The Titanic started its voyage in Southampton, and was headed for New York. Why would Mexican mice be on board? If they wanted to go to New York, why would they go to England to catch the ship there? Honestly, the only reason for their presence seems to be giving animators the opportunity for being more racially insensitive than Speedy Gonzales. What is the point of them?
  • They could've done some traveling in Europe prior to boarding the Titanic.

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: