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  • Darla from Cats Don't Dance normal plays it straight, but subverts it when she's being evil. An in-universe example: Darla's film Lil' Ark Angel is this, to the point where Cranston mutters "Shoot me".
  • Some of Don Bluth's later films, especially A Troll in Central Park exhibit such cuteness in their characters that it is undoubtedly unhealthy to watch.
  • The ending of The Legend of the Titanic takes this Up to Eleven.
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  • This often used to be the case with animated Disney films, particularly ones adapting a fairytale. Recent films appear to be significantly toning this down, however.
  • The Lorax has shades of this. Examples include some of the woodland critters that the Once-ler meets (especially Pipsqueak) and some of the musical numbers like "Let It Grow," which can really come across as sappy and unnecessary. However, the biggest offender has to be that little three year-old girl that gets an entire verse to herself in "Let It Grow," and is basically just there for people in and outside of the movie to adore. UGH, if that doesn't qualify for this trope, nothing does.
  • Happy Feet Two, with the focus on baby penguins. Then there's Mumble's son Erik, who takes the cuteness factor to absolutely ridiculous heights.
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  • The Ice Age series can sometimes get into Taste Like Diabetes territory whenever they show younger children-just look at any scene involving Roshan, Peaches as a baby or a kid, and the baby dinosaurs.
  • Every The Land Before Time sequel is this so much it contrasts with the original film, but especially the last one, Wisdom of Friends.
  • The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue and the An American Tail sequels are just as guilty of tasting like diabetes, especially when compared to their predecessors!
  • We have this line from Despicable Me:
    Agnes: It's so fluffy I'm gonna die!
  • The Pixar Short "Lava" about two volcanoes falling in love. ""
  • For some reason, DreamWorks Animation thought in the early 2010s that doing sentimental films á la Disney (totally inverting the studio's previous formula) would be a good idea. The company almost sank, before they snapped out of it.
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  • Romeo & Juliet: Sealed with a Kiss is basically Romeo and Juliet... with sea lions!. It also being a kid-friendly telling, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that your teeth will rot. One of the worst offenders in the movie though is Kissy the Kissing Fish, who was voiced by the creator's daughter of four years without any script. Better schedule an appointment with your dentist...
  • The entire sequence inside SpongeBob's brain in The Spongebob Movie Sponge Out Of Water. Plankton sums it up thusly:
    Plankton: It's so sweet in here. I think my eyeball is getting a toothache.


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