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  • Beauty and the Beast: Belle achieves this with Gaston due to him not knowing what the word means. "Primeval" meaning "ancient" or "primitive"; Belle was implying Gaston is like a caveman. Although Gaston is such an overly macho boor he would probably take it as a compliment even if he did know what it meant.
    Belle: Gaston, you're positively primeval.
    Gaston: Well, thank you Belle.
  • Aladdin features a variant on this; Aladdin calls Jafar a "cowardly snake", which Jafar decides to interpret literally and transforms into a giant snake.
  • Quest for Camelot has this where the evil knight Ruber reveals to Lady Juliana his plan to invade Camelot
    Juliana: You're mad!
    Sir Ruber: I'm so glad you noticed! I've been working at it for years!
    • At the climax, as Ruber (with Excalibur fused to his arm) attacks Arthur.
    Ruber: Say hello to your new king!
    Arthur: You're no king!
    Ruber: You're right. Perhaps I'm more of a GOD!!!'
  • Kung Fu Panda
    Tai Lung: You can't defeat me! You're just a big, fat panda!
    Po: I'm not a big, fat panda. I'm the big, fat panda!
  • The Road to El Dorado, amidst much Flynning:
    Tulio: I've fought your sister, that's a compliment!
  • Peter Pan
    Captain Hook: Scummin' brat!
    Peter Pan: Thank you, captain!
  • In The Simpsons Movie, after the Simpson family escapes from the dome enclosing Springfield:
    EPA Official: I'm afraid we lost them, sir.
    Russ Cargill: Damn it! Well, then you find 'em, and you get 'em back in the dome! And to make sure nobody else gets out, I want roving death squads around the perimeter 24-7! I want 10,000 tough guys, and I want 10,000 soft guys to make the tough guys look tougher! And here's how I want them arranged: tough, tough, soft, tough, soft, soft, tough, tough, soft, soft, tough, soft!
    EPA Official: (Pause) Sir, I'm afraid you've gone mad with power...
    Russ Cargill: Of course I have. You ever tried going mad without power? It's boring. No one listens to you!
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  • Megamind
    Audience: Boo! Boo!
    Megamind: Booooo! Yes, I can play along too!
  • Rango
    Beans: Go to hell!
    Rattlesnake Jake: Where do you think I come from?
  • The Nutcracker Prince
    Clara: Why, you're cruel and mean.
    Mouse King: Your flattery won't stop me.
  • The Lorax:
    The Once-Ler: Aw, how nice to see someone undeterred by things like reality.
    Ted: Thank you.
  • A major one in Monsters University.
    Johnny: They're always hiring in the mailroom.
    • And later, the two protagonists DO end up working in the mailroom and it turns out it was their start to greatness.
  • From The Sword in the Stone:
    Madam Mim: I find delight in the gruesome and grim.
    Arthur: Oh, that's terrible!
    Madam Mim: Thank you, my boy.
  • In The Hunchback of Notre Dame, when Frollo tells Phoebus he "threw away a promising career" by defying orders to burn down a miller's home, Phoebus replies "Consider it my highest honor, sir."


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