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  • All-Star Cast: Even with its extremely low production values, it still managed to get quite the cast, from Mark Hamill to Grey DeLisle. Whitney Houston was apparently approached to write a score for this film, however it has never surfaced.
  • Amateur Cast/Crew: Averted with the special's cast members and animation directornote , played straight with both Colin Slater and the producers (except Cartwright) who literally had no experience in either animation or TV production in general, and it seriously shows.
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  • Creator's Apathy: The producer's daughter claims her father never once looked in on the special during its production. It's safe to say he later regretted this after seeing the final cut on TV.
  • Descended Creator: Animator J.R. Horsting provides the voice of Zeke in this movie.
  • Domestic-Only Cartoon: A painfully obvious example at that.
  • Missing Episode: For over a decade this special was thought to be lost, until Dycaite, founder of the Lost Media Wiki, managed to secure a copy and upload it to the internet.
  • No Budget: According to one of the tweets from the producer's daughter, her father dumped around $500,000 into the film's production note , which is somewhat small for an animated TV movie. Not helping matters was the director's decision to produce the film domestically instead of outsourcing it, along with blowing said budget on the cast members' paychecks. His shady history of internet scams should also be kept in mind.
  • Old Shame:
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    • Between the film's airing and its rediscovery, none of the cast members have ever mentioned the film let alone include it on their resumes, and they probably intend to keep it this way.
    • The producer's daughter has expressed her and her father's feelings on the final film on her twitter account with some (hopefully) Self-Deprecating Humor added in:
      Kennedy Rose: That movie was my dad's biggest disappointment. Besides me, of course.
    • Paige O'Hara joked that she was surprised someone actually remembered the special when asked about it by Pan Pizza.
    • Played with regarding Mark Hamill: He has zero memory of working on the special.
    • Reportedly, Grey DeLisle will block anyone who even mentions the special to her on Twitter.
  • Produced by Cast Member: Nancy Cartwright is credited as a producer.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: Probably not a coincidence that the two main female characters are voiced by Disney Princesses.
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  • Reclusive Artist: The special's director, Colin Slater, has a quiet presence on the internet note . However the few people who manage to find info on or make contact with him have a few... interesting recounts about it.
  • Stillborn Franchise: There were meant to be more specials, but thanks to the failure of this one all hopes of a franchise have completely vanished. A soundtrack album featuring Whitney Houston was also to be released, but that too was scrapped. Though 2003's Wolf Tracer's Dinosaur Island (by the same people, including managing to somehow get Mark Hamill back) may be considered a Spiritual Successor.
  • Throw It In!: You know how Ricky's grandma sometimes speaks proper English, and yet the other time speaks in incomprehensible gibberish? Well, according to the daughter of the film's producer, she was supposed to speak actual words. It's currently unknown why it turned out the way it did (corrupted audio files being the most likely culprit), but another thing to note is that her dad never saw what the final product looked like until it finally aired.
  • What Could Have Been: Whitney Houston was initially considered to record a soundtrack for the radio as a tie-in for the special's airing. However it never came into fruition and it's unknown if any of the music survives, if any was even recorded in the first place.
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