Deadpan Snarker/Animated Films

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  • Disney movies, whether of the Disney Animated Canon variety or Pixar variety, often tend to have very noticeable snarkers. Here are some examples, in chronological order.
    • Bagheera from The Jungle Book, such as when talking to Baloo about whether or not to take Mowgli back to human society:

Baloo: Oh, stop worrying, Baggy! Stop worrying! I'll take care of him.
Bagheera: Yes, like you did when the monkeys kidnapped him, huh?

Oliver: So when are we going to eat?
Dodger: We?
Oliver: Yeah, I'm starving!
Dodger: Listen, kid, I hate to break it to you, but the "dynamic duo" is now a dynamic uno.

Cody: Frank, you're free!
Frank: I'm free? I'm free, I'm free, I'm free, I'm free!
Kangaroo: Shhh... Joanna will hear.
Krebbs: Double or nothing, he's caught in 5 minutes.

Beast: You come out or I'll... I'll... I'll break down the door!
Lumiere: Master, I could be wrong, but that may not be the best way to win the girl's affection.

    • The Beast himself has his moments.

Lumiere: Voila! You look so...so...
Beast: ... Stupid.

Jafar: Patience, Iago, patience. Gazeem was obviously less than worthy.
Iago: Oh there's a big surprise! I think I'm going to have a heart attack and die from that surprise!

Simba: I'm going to be king of Pride Rock!
Scar: Oh, goody.
Simba: My dad just showed me the whole kingdom, and I'm going to rule it all!
Scar: Yes, well forgive me for not leaping for joy. Bad back, you know.

Jessie: What, you think I did that? [1]
Woody: Oh, right, yeah, the TV just HAPPENED to turn on and the remote MAGICALLY ended up in front of YOU!
Jessie: You calling me a liar?
Woody: Well, if the boot fits...

Quasimodo: Is this the Court of Miracles?
Phoebus: Offhand, I'd say it's the Court of Ankle-deep Sewage.

    • Hades, Phil, and Megara from |Hercules, but especially Hades.

Hades: So is this an audience or a mosaic?

    • Meg gets some very good lines too:

Meg: My friends call me Meg. At least they would if I had any friends.

Atta: You sure it's not up there?
Hopper: ... are you saying I'm stupid? Do I look stupid to you? Let's just think about the logic, shall we? Let's just think about it for a second. If it was up there, would I be coming down here to your level, LOOKING FOR IT?

Pacha: Why did I risk my life for a selfish brat like you? I was always taught that there was some good in everyone, but, oh, you proved me wrong.
Kuzco: Oh, boo-hoo. Now I feel really bad. Bad llama.
Pacha: I could've let you die out there in that jungle, and then all my problems would be over.
Kuzco: Well, that makes you ugly AND stupid.

    • Many of the characters in the film The Incredibles fill this role, specifically the Supers.

Elastigirl: I think... your father is in trouble.
Violet: If you haven't noticed, Mom, we're not doing so hot either.

Bolt: I will super-bark you out of that tree!
Mittens: Go nuts. Let's see how that works out for ya.
Bolt: You leave me no choice. *Bark!*
Mittens: Oh, the super-bark. Scary, scary.

(frog appears on the balcony after Tiana wished on a star) Tiana: Oh, very funny. What now? I reckon you want a kiss?

And this gem:

Naveen: I fully intend to be rich again. Once I marry miss Charlotte La Bouff if she'll have me.
Tiana: You a prince?
Naveen: Obviously.
Tiana: She'll have you.

    • Tangled. Flynn. Oh, so much. A large part of the reason why the movie is so entertaining is from Flynn casually snarking at everything as it happens.

Rapunzel: Something brought you here, Flynn Rider. Call it what you will: fate, destiny--
Flynn: (very droll) A horse?

  • Charlie Barkin from All Dogs Go to Heaven fits this trope perfectly, not only in his words, but in his facial expressions and actions as well. To get the full effects of Charlie's Deadpan Snarkerness, you have to watch this scene, where Charlie "tucks" Anne Marie into bed in his cab:

Anne Marie: Charlie, your front seat *hurts* me!
Charlie: Oh yeah? All right...all right. All right. [beat] Dames...
Anne Marie: Thank you, Charlie.
Charlie: UH-HUH. Now, uh, now go to sleep, huh?
Anne Marie: Dear God...
Charlie: Oh no...
Anne Marie: Thank you so much for my new best friend Charlie...
Charlie: Ugh...
Anne Marie: ...and thank you for sending him to rescue me...
Charlie: Psst, hey!!
Anne Marie: ...and God bless Mr. Itchy...
Charlie: Yeah, bless Itchy.
Anne Marie: ...and God bless Charlie. (Charlie hides, thinking God is going to smite him) Amen. Oh, and please help me find a mommy and daddy.
Charlie: Ugh. Phew.
Anne Marie: Charlie?
Charlie: WHAT.
Anne Marie: Do you think that you could help me find a mommy and daddy?
Charlie: Kid, I'll help you find the lost city of Atlantis! Just PLEASE, PLEASE GO TO SLEEP!
Anne Marie: Charlie?
Charlie: What?!
Anne Marie: I have to go to the bathroom...
Charlie: Heh heh. Of course...

  • Manny in Ice Age and Ice Age 2. So is Diego, in all three movies.
  • Jiji in Kiki's Delivery Service. He was voiced by the late, great Phil Hartman in one of his last film roles (in the dub only).
  • In Astro Boy 2009, Dr. Elefun tends to drop into this mode whenever he shares screen time with Stone.

"HAHA -- oh, you're not joking."

  • Hiccup in How to Train Your Dragon intermittently comes out with some of the most hilariously matter-of-fact lines ever.

"And now the spinning. Thank you for nothing, you useless reptile."
"You just gestured to all of me!"
"Thank you for summing that up."
"Dat-da-da, we're dead."

  • Kate the alpha wolf in Alpha and Omega shows this off during serious situations.
  • Francis from Felidae can show to be a deadpan snarker at times.

Bluebeard: Why did you run off? The brothers just wanted to talk.
Francis: I bet they would with 300 volts loosening my tongue!

Margo: (delivering cookies) Four boxes of mini-mints, two toffee totes, uh, two caramel clumpies, aaaaand fifteen boxes of coconutties.
Vector: Exactly. I'd like to see somebody else order that many cookies. Not likely. Name one person who ordered more cookies than me.
Margo: (unimpressed) That'll be fifty two dollars.


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  1. (Turned on the TV to wake up Al.)