Candy Land: The Great Lollipop Adventure is the Animated Adaptation of the board game Candy Land. The plot focuses on the gingerbread man Jib trying to reach the Sweet Celebration, which is performed to renew the beauty of Candy Land. Meanwhile, Princess Lolly lost her staff needed for the celebration to the Big Bad Lord Licorice, who plans to use it to take over Candy Land.
Provides examples of:
- Adaptational Villainy: While Lord Licorice was an antagonist in the original game, he didn't do much outside of trying to uimpede the characters from finding King Kandy. Here, he outright leaves them to die.
- Big Bad: Lord Licorice, whose plan to take over Candy Land drives the plot.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: Lord Licorice left the heroes for dead in the chocolate river, thinking that Gloppy would finish them off. Too bad for him that Gloppy turned out to be The Grotesque, and more than willing to help the heroes.
- Chekhov's Gun: Jib's frosting comes into play at the end, sticking to Lord Licorice's foot, preventing him from using the scepter.
- Dastardly Whiplash: Lord Licorice. He even twirls his mustache at one point in the Villain Song!
- Egopolis: Licorice's plan is to turn Candy Land into Licorice Land.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Attempted with Lolli and Frostine, but given no focus or development.
- Freudian Excuse: Lord Licorice implies that the reason why he wants to take over Candyland and turn it into Licorice land is because licorice is disliked as a candy, and that has caused the other residents to shun it and him.
- The Hero: Jib, who leads his friends on a mission to save Candy Land.
- Magic Feather: Turns out Jib had the power to finish the Celebration himself.
- Psychopathic Manchild: The "psychopath" part is a bit watered-down considering that this is a kids' movie, but Lord Licorice has shades of this. For one thing, he starts out the Villain Song joyfully skipping around his cauldron. The song itself has a rather playful tone despite being in a minor key, invoking this trope.
- Skewed Priorities: Mr. Mint seems more intent on having fun than on getting to the castle within the time limit.
- Sugar Bowl: Candy Land itself. It's a colorful land filled with candy, and it's meant to be whimsical.
- Take Over the World: Lord Licorice wants to take over Candyland and turn it into Licorice land.
- The Unintelligible/Pokémon Speak: Lord Licorice's minions, the Licorice Bites, can only say "Yummy" and make unintelligible mummer.
- Villain Song: "Licorice Land", in which Lord Licorice explains to his minions his plan to take over Candy Land and fill it with licorice, getting rid of all other candy.