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23rd Jul '17 9:36:41 AM Scifimaster92
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* The "WebAnimation/DumbWaysToDie" PublicServiceAnnouncement from Metro Trains in {{Australia}}. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR2EpS0jw Cute, colorful, blob-things singing happily... until they get horribly mangled, ripped, burned, explosively decompressed... and continue to sing, even though some of their heads/entire bodies are missing.]]

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* The "WebAnimation/DumbWaysToDie" PublicServiceAnnouncement from Metro Trains in {{Australia}}.UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR2EpS0jw Cute, colorful, blob-things singing happily... until they get horribly mangled, ripped, burned, explosively decompressed... and continue to sing, even though some of their heads/entire bodies are missing.]]
16th Jul '17 10:48:58 AM darkabomination
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* Similar to the above, ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is a very bright, colorful cartoon series with simplistic character designs, gentle, pastel backgrounds, and is mostly a very idealistic show from a young boy's perspective. But it doesn't take long for the series to start delving into the nastier sides of its well-meaning characters, sexual imagery is abundant with frank discussions on consent, trust issues, and the difficulties of relationships between its characters, psychological complexity, abuse, parental neglect, and several clear parallels to racism and non-traditional orientations and a backstory with war, genocide, and ambiguous morality.
16th Jul '17 10:14:41 AM TristanJeremiah
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* ''VideoGame/HometownStory'' has a GenericCuteness art style but the story can be pretty dark. [[spoiler:A character dies, for example]]
14th Jul '17 12:47:14 PM scudisreal
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* The Bad Webcomics wiki has [[http://badwebcomicswiki.shoutwiki.com/wiki/The_Cute_And_Cuddly_Cast]] a very negative view of this trope, or more specifically, the use of a "cute and cuddly cast" for dramatic webcomics.

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* The Bad Webcomics wiki has [[http://badwebcomicswiki.shoutwiki.com/wiki/The_Cute_And_Cuddly_Cast]] com/wiki/The_Cute_And_Cuddly_Cast a very negative view of this trope, trope]] , or more specifically, the use of a "cute and cuddly cast" for dramatic webcomics.
14th Jul '17 12:46:02 PM scudisreal
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* The Bad Webcomics wiki has [[http://badwebcomicswiki.shoutwiki.com/wiki/The_Cute_And_Cuddly_Cast]] a very negative view of this trope, or more specifically, the use of a "cute and cuddly cast" for dramatic webcomics.
23rd Jun '17 2:09:37 PM XMenMutant22
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%%* ''Anime/ShinChan''. The American {{gag dub}} at the very least.

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%%* ''Anime/ShinChan''. The American {{gag dub}} at the *''Anime/ShinChan''. This family-aimed anime is drawn in a very least.[[StylisticSuck crude]], [[{{Pun}} "crayon"]] style reminiscent of children's drawings. However, in the original language and the two English dubs, the series is written to be raunchy in its humor and [[ParentalBonus references]], despite airing on various kids' timeslots and channels internationally.



* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}''. This incredibly-disturbing webcomic has art that looks like it was drawn by an elementary-schooler. Of course, this is because its creator is GiftedlyBad.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}''. This incredibly-disturbing incredibly disturbing webcomic has art that looks like it was drawn by an elementary-schooler. Of course, this is because its creator is GiftedlyBad.



* ''Webcomic/{{Skadi}}'' is filled to the brim with BlackComedy, NauseaFuel, and can be surprisingly action-packed in several of it's arcs. However, the comic's art style looks like a mix between Spumco and modern day Cartoon Network.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Skadi}}'' is filled to the brim with BlackComedy, NauseaFuel, and can be surprisingly action-packed in several of it's its arcs. However, the comic's art style looks like a mix between Spumco and modern day Cartoon Network.



* ''WebAnimation/CharlieTheUnicorn'' was established as being here once. [[spoiler:Charlie's kidney was stolen at the end of first film.]] Anything made by Creator/FilmCow really.

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* ''WebAnimation/CharlieTheUnicorn'' was established as being here once. [[spoiler:Charlie's kidney was stolen at the end of the first film.]] Anything made by Creator/FilmCow really.



* ''WebAnimation/SockSeries'' is cutesy, stylized, and absolutely shock full of human misery and BodyHorror.

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* ''WebAnimation/SockSeries'' is cutesy, stylized, and absolutely shock chock full of human misery and BodyHorror.



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is notorious for its vulgar, black humored style, coupled with crude, primary-colored cutout animation.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' is notorious for its vulgar, black humored black-humored style, coupled with crude, primary-colored cutout animation.



* The same goes for ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''.

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* *Franchise/SpiderMan
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' is drawn in Sean Galloway's [[TimmStyle simplistic, yet stylized]] art direction. As a result, the young-skewing show is often cited to be one of the most fluidly animated interpretations of the webslinger to date. Yet, despite receiving additional praises for its surprisingly [[DarkerAndEdgier dark high school and family themes]] and [[UltimateUniverse combination]] of past Spider-Man mythos into a tightly-knitted storyline, viewers felt the show's content would have been better reflected with a more serious looking aesthetic.
** Ironically, its successor, ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', had the opposite reaction from viewers.
The same goes for ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''.show's art direction features detailed character designs and background art, but written far [[DenserAndWackier less grounded]] in reality compared to ''Spectacular'' with CutawayGag{{s}} and [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]]-styled stories. While the show does ([[CerebusRollercoaster occasionally]]) lent itself to tackling dark themes, its bread and butter deals with [[LighterAndSofter kid-friendly]] tales with minimal continuity.



* Creator/TerryGilliam's animations for ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' married images collated from early 20th Century shopping catalogues and similar found art from the period 1890-1920, with some very distinctly 1960's-70's surrealism. The collision of style and content makes them oddly memorable.

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* Creator/TerryGilliam's animations for ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' married images collated from early 20th Century shopping catalogues catalogs and similar found art from the period 1890-1920, with some very distinctly 1960's-70's surrealism. The collision of style and content makes them oddly memorable.
23rd Jun '17 10:59:47 AM XMenMutant22
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* ''VideoGame/LegoCityUndercover'' is seemingly just another Lego game. But it has many refferences to movies and books that children aren't supposed to watch/read (James Bond, Harry Hole, Terminator, etc.), it also [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar gets a load of crap past the radar]], you get points from breaking things, a crime boss gets frozen to death (he is rebuilt, but still), a mook loses both hands, TheHero tortures a mook through brain freeze, and more. It is nicknamed ''VideoGame/{{Lego}} VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' for a reason and probably would have the same ratings if not for the lego style. And the fact that the hero is a cop [[PoliceBrutality doesn't make it much better]]. It's a good game but still weird it got past the radar.

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* ''VideoGame/LegoCityUndercover'' is seemingly just another Lego game. But However, it has many refferences references to [[ParentalBonus adult movies and books books]] that children aren't supposed to watch/read (James Bond, Harry Hole, Terminator, etc.), it also and [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar gets a load of crap past the radar]], you radar]]. You get points from breaking things, a crime boss gets frozen to death (he is rebuilt, but still), a mook loses both hands, TheHero tortures a mook through brain freeze, freezing, and more. It is nicknamed ''VideoGame/{{Lego}} VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' for a reason and probably would have the same ratings if not for the lego LEGO style. And the The fact that the hero is a cop [[PoliceBrutality doesn't make it much better]]. It's a good game but still weird it got past the radar.
23rd Jun '17 3:13:42 AM looneynightmare
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* ''Manga/DevilMan'', for the original manga with it's cartoonish art style you wouldn't think it would be full of graphic and disturbing imagery.
30th May '17 6:29:02 AM Argonanza
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* ''WebAnimation/SockSeries'' is cutesy, stylized, and absolutely shock full of human misery and BodyHorror.
1st May '17 11:49:14 AM Idek618
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* In the Creator/AdultSwim game series ''VideoGame/CandyMountainMassacre'', a virus has turned the inhabitants of a SugarBowl setting into trigger-happy psychos with guns and bombs. The second game turns things in this direction, with the Cake Queen having turned her land into one of dread for both the Cupcakes (the only inhabitants unaffected by the virus), but also humans unfortunate enough to set foot in the place -- and one level has you blasting your way through what is in all intents and purposes a ''torture chamber''. Yikes!

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* In the Creator/AdultSwim game series ''VideoGame/CandyMountainMassacre'', a virus has turned the inhabitants of a SugarBowl setting into trigger-happy psychos with guns and bombs. The second game turns things in this direction, with the Cake Queen having turned her land into one of dread for both the Cupcakes (the only inhabitants unaffected by the virus), but also virus)and any humans unfortunate enough to set foot in the place -- and one level has you blasting your way through what is in for all intents and purposes a ''torture chamber''. Yikes!



* ''VideoGame/LegoCityUndercover'' is seemingly just another Lego game. But it has many refferences to movies and books that children aren't supposed to watch/read (James Bond, Harry Hole, Terminator, etc.), it also [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar gets a load of crap past the radar]], you get points from breaking things, a crime boss gets frozen to death (he is rebuilt, but still), a mook loses both hands, TheHero tortures a mook through brain freeze, and more. It is nicknamed ''VideoGame/{{Lego}} VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' for a reason and probably would have the same ratings if not for the lego style. And that the hero is a cop [[PoliceBrutality doesn't do it much better]]. It's a good game but still weird it got past the radar.

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* ''VideoGame/LegoCityUndercover'' is seemingly just another Lego game. But it has many refferences to movies and books that children aren't supposed to watch/read (James Bond, Harry Hole, Terminator, etc.), it also [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar gets a load of crap past the radar]], you get points from breaking things, a crime boss gets frozen to death (he is rebuilt, but still), a mook loses both hands, TheHero tortures a mook through brain freeze, and more. It is nicknamed ''VideoGame/{{Lego}} VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' for a reason and probably would have the same ratings if not for the lego style. And the fact that the hero is a cop [[PoliceBrutality doesn't do make it much better]]. It's a good game but still weird it got past the radar.



* ''VisualNovel/LiarLiar'' is a very cute looking, PuniPlush style visual novel with lots of bright colors. It's also a gorey game about a [[VillainProtagonist middle school girl]] trying to kill her boyfriend.

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* ''VisualNovel/LiarLiar'' is a very cute looking, PuniPlush style visual novel with lots of bright colors. It's also a gorey gory game about a [[VillainProtagonist middle school girl]] trying to kill her boyfriend.
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