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27th Aug '17 5:57:06 AM Robbyn
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Historical Friction", Jamie somehow managed to make a dolphin and a frowning face with both of his hands.
* Buzz Lightyear does this in the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' ''[[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts Treat]]'' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXLNBM-iWwA Shadow Play]]".



* Happens more than once on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
** In one episode, Lisa ''subconsciously'' makes a hand shadow of a California condor.
** As part of a VillainSong in which he made full shadow impressions of various villains, Mr. Burns did hand shadows of [[Theatre/{{Othello}} Iago,]] [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} The Joker,]] [[Literature/HarryPotter Voldemort]] and John [=McEnroe=] "on center court", even making the [=McEnroe=] shadow throw his racket and throw a tantrum.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Mr. Bighead does shadow puppets of the Thinker statue, a running deer and the Eiffel Tower. Much to his frustration, nobody can guess what they are and are ''way off'' on their guesses.
* ''WesternAnimation/TitanMaximum'': "Bunny, horsey, ducky, 10-speed bike, Music/EddieVanHalen, Titanic, Titanic sinking, scene from ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' where Leo drew Kate."
* This is one of the more benign skills of Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.

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* Happens more than once on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
** In one episode, Lisa ''subconsciously'' makes a hand shadow of a California condor.
** As part of a VillainSong in which he made full shadow impressions of various villains, Mr. Burns did hand shadows of [[Theatre/{{Othello}} Iago,]] [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} The Joker,]] [[Literature/HarryPotter Voldemort]] and John [=McEnroe=] "on center court", even making the [=McEnroe=] shadow throw his racket and throw a tantrum.
* In one an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Mr. Bighead does ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', Edd manages to create a highly detailed skeleton-creature shadow (and in one commercial, the Creator/CartoonNetwork logo) with just his two hands. [[AchievementsInIgnorance Ed]] manages to invert the trope; no matter what pose he puts his two hands into in front of the light, it just looks like his hand.
-->'''Ed:''' I think it's broken, guys.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' had Bender use his hands to make a Professor Farnsworth shadow puppet convincing enough to fool a sniper. Talented, but not that much of a stretch. He ''then'' used his ''circular feet'' to make
shadow puppets of the Thinker statue, a running deer himself and the Eiffel Tower. Much Fry to his frustration, nobody can guess what they are and are ''way off'' match it.
* Done
on their guesses.
* ''WesternAnimation/TitanMaximum'': "Bunny, horsey, ducky, 10-speed bike, Music/EddieVanHalen, Titanic, Titanic sinking, scene from ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' where Leo drew Kate."
* This is one of the more benign skills of Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', when Jimmy needs to fight boredom.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' had Bender use his hands to make a Professor Farnsworth shadow puppet convincing enough to fool a sniper. Talented, but not that much of a stretch. He ''then'' used his ''circular feet'' to make shadow puppets of himself and Fry to match it.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', Edd manages to create a highly detailed skeleton-creature shadow (and in one commercial, the Creator/CartoonNetwork logo) with just his two hands. [[AchievementsInIgnorance Ed]] manages to invert the trope; no matter what pose he puts his two hands into in front of the light, it just looks like his hand.
-->'''Ed:''' I think it's broken, guys.

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* One This was also used in the ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' had Bender use "[[Recap/MrBogusS2E5BadLuckBogus Bad Luck Bogus]]", while Bogus is trying to figure out the problem for the power failure caused by his hands to make a Professor Farnsworth shadow puppet convincing enough to fool a sniper. Talented, but not that much of a stretch. He ''then'' used his ''circular feet'' to make [[EvilCounterpart evil lookalike]]. The shadow puppets of himself that he makes are a parrot, a chicken and Fry to match it.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', Edd manages to create
a highly detailed skeleton-creature shadow (and in one commercial, the Creator/CartoonNetwork logo) with just his two hands. [[AchievementsInIgnorance Ed]] manages to invert the trope; no matter what pose he puts his two hands into in front of the light, it just looks like his hand.
-->'''Ed:''' I think it's broken, guys.
horse.



* This is one of the more benign skills of Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Mr. Bighead does shadow puppets of the Thinker statue, a running deer and the Eiffel Tower. Much to his frustration, nobody can guess what they are and are ''way off'' on their guesses.



* Done on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', when Jimmy needs to fight boredom.
* This was also used in the ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'' episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS2E5BadLuckBogus Bad Luck Bogus]]", while Bogus is trying to figure out the problem for the power failure caused by his [[EvilCounterpart evil lookalike]]. The shadow puppets that he makes are a parrot, a chicken and a horse.

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* Done Happens more than once on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', when Jimmy needs to fight boredom.
* This was also used
''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
** In one episode, Lisa ''subconsciously'' makes a hand shadow of a California condor.
** As part of a VillainSong
in which he made full shadow impressions of various villains, Mr. Burns did hand shadows of [[Theatre/{{Othello}} Iago,]] [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} The Joker,]] [[Literature/HarryPotter Voldemort]] and John [=McEnroe=] "on center court", even making the ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'' [=McEnroe=] shadow throw his racket and throw a tantrum.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse''
episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS2E5BadLuckBogus Bad Luck Bogus]]", while Bogus is trying "Historical Friction", Jamie somehow managed to figure out the problem for the power failure caused by his [[EvilCounterpart evil lookalike]]. The shadow puppets that he makes are make a parrot, a chicken dolphin and a horse.frowning face with both of his hands.


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* ''WesternAnimation/TitanMaximum'': "Bunny, horsey, ducky, 10-speed bike, Music/EddieVanHalen, Titanic, Titanic sinking, scene from ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' where Leo drew Kate."
* Buzz Lightyear does this in the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' ''[[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts Treat]]'' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXLNBM-iWwA Shadow Play]]".
26th Aug '17 8:15:28 PM Theriocephalus
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** And in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'''s AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker'', at the beginning of "[[VillainSong Where's the Fun in That?]]", a Bat-Signal appears, and suddenly a silhouette of the monstrous Joker devours the bat shape and sings, "WheresTheFunInThat" before the scene moves to the Joker on top of the beacon, using his fingers to mimic his monster form the whole time while he sings.

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** And in * In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'''s AnimatedAdaptation of ''ComicBook/EmperorJoker'', at the beginning of "[[VillainSong Where's the Fun in That?]]", a Bat-Signal appears, and suddenly a silhouette of the monstrous Joker devours the bat shape and sings, "WheresTheFunInThat" before the scene moves to the Joker on top of the beacon, using his fingers to mimic his monster form the whole time while he sings.



* Happens more than once on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. In one episode, Lisa ''subconsciously'' makes a hand shadow of a California condor.

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* Happens more than once on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
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In one episode, Lisa ''subconsciously'' makes a hand shadow of a California condor.



* The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "One Meat Brawl" ends with what looks like a ShadowDiscretionShot of a big fight, but turns out to be the characters using shadow puppets.
-->'''WesternAnimation/PorkyPig:''' "That way, no one gets hurt."

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
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The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "One Meat Brawl" ends with what looks like a ShadowDiscretionShot of a big fight, but turns out to be the characters using shadow puppets.
-->'''WesternAnimation/PorkyPig:''' --->'''WesternAnimation/PorkyPig:''' "That way, no one gets hurt."



* For the talent portion of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin May the Best Pet Win]]", one of the animals decided to do shadow puppets, ending with a figure of a galleon in full sail. For added hilarity, the animal that did it was a wasp.
** During the transitions from Rarity's storytelling to the actual story in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E16CampfireTales Campfire Tales]]", she uses her hooves to depict the form of the character Mistmane. Her first demonstration takes the form of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem Twilight as a ballerina]], the shadow even ''detaching'' itself from her offscreen hooves in a dancing leap.
* This is done in at least one episode of ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'': Shaggy and Scooby entertain themselves by making shadow puppets, and the last one is the MonsterOfTheWeek.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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For the talent portion of the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode pet contest in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin May the Best Pet Win]]", one of the animals decided to do shadow puppets, ending with a figure of a galleon in full sail. For added hilarity, the animal that did it was a wasp.
** During the transitions from Rarity's storytelling to the actual animated story segments in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E16CampfireTales Campfire Tales]]", she uses her hooves to depict the form of the character Mistmane.Mistmane, creating a full silhouette a walking pony despite -- being a pony -- not having any fingers. Her first demonstration takes the form of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem Twilight as a ballerina]], the shadow even ''detaching'' itself from her offscreen hooves in a dancing leap.
* This is done in at least ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'':
** In
one episode of ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'': episode, Shaggy and Scooby entertain themselves by making shadow puppets, and the last one is the MonsterOfTheWeek.
26th Aug '17 8:15:28 PM Theriocephalus
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26th Aug '17 8:01:02 PM Amras_Felagund
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** During the transitions from Rarity's storytelling to the actual story in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E16CampfireTales Campfire Tales]]", she uses her hooves to depict the form of the character Mistmane. Her first demonstration takes the form of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E10ARoyalProblem Twilight as a ballerina]], the shadow even ''detaching'' itself from her offscreen hooves in a dancing leap.
4th Apr '17 5:55:36 PM nombretomado
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* Buzz Lightyear does this in the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' ''[[PixarShorts Treat]]'' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXLNBM-iWwA Shadow Play]]".

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* Buzz Lightyear does this in the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' ''[[PixarShorts ''[[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts Treat]]'' "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXLNBM-iWwA Shadow Play]]".
2nd Feb '17 7:41:54 AM TheTropper
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Historical Friction", Jamie somehow managed to make a dolphin and a frowning face with both of his hands.
13th Dec '16 6:27:30 PM eroock
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11th Dec '16 5:41:56 PM TitoMosquito
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Mr. Bighead does shadow puppets of a running deer and the Eiffel Tower. Much to his frustration, nobody can guess what they are.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Mr. Bighead does shadow puppets of the Thinker statue, a running deer and the Eiffel Tower. Much to his frustration, nobody can guess what they are.are and are ''way off'' on their guesses.
19th Nov '16 5:25:07 AM Morgenthaler
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** Similarly, an episode of ''WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' showed that Scooby is skilled at making shadow puppets. At one point, he makes WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, a dragon and UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln's head.

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** Similarly, an episode of ''WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' showed that Scooby is skilled at making shadow puppets. At one point, he makes WesternAnimation/BugsBunny, a dragon and UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln's head.
5th Oct '16 5:35:52 PM PantaroP
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** As part of a VillainSong in which he made full shadow impressions of various villains, Mr. Burns did hand shadows of [[Theatre/{{Othello}} Iago,]] [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} The Joker,]] [[Literature/HarryPotter Voldemort]] and John [=McEnroe=] "on center court", even making the [=McEnroe=] shadow throw his racket and throw a tantrum.
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