- Adaptation Displacement: In America at least, the live-action film is more well-known than the books.
- Ho Yay: Tony and Rudolph. Taken up to 11 in the animated movie, where Rudolph is forced to choose between being Tony's friend or be accepted by his family by his father. He very determinedly puts his arm around Tony and leaves, even though it clearly upsets him to do so.
- Toy Ship: Anna and Anton. Their relationship also counts as:
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