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YMMV / Allegro non Troppo

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  • Cult Classic: Bolero especially is a gem of its own of Deranged Animation and detailed creatures before the age of CGI.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: At the end of the movie, the earth explodes and the words "HAPPY END" appear.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • The film poster and the opening sequence of the Boléro segment seem taken straight out from World of Goo.
    • The final piece is "The Firebird Suite", which Disney would also use for Fantasia 2000.
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  • Jerkass Woobie: Surprisingly, the snake in Firebird. Sure he tried to get Adam and Eve to eat the apple, but after eating the apple himself and going through a hellish world of western commercialism, who wouldn't want to comfort him?
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Bolero piece introduces bizarre parodies of life. At the end, they pretty much get forcibly transformed into construction equipment. The chilling close-ups and bombastic music don't help at all.
  • Retroactive Recognition: The animator is played by Maurizio Nichetti, who became known as the Italian Woody Allen.
  • Tear Jerker: Watch the Valse Triste segment without tearing up. Lampshaded by everyone in the orchestra and chorus and onlookers bawling their eyes out.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Bolero is a masterpiece of Deranged Animation
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?
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  • The Woobie: The cat from Valse Triste.


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