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22nd Jun '16 1:18:59 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* ''Micro Ventures'' from ''TheBananaSplits''

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%%* ''Micro Ventures'' from ''TheBananaSplits''''WesternAnimation/TheBananaSplits''
17th Jun '16 2:23:36 PM rafi
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* An episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' features an Xatu using its powers to shrink Ash, Dawn and Barry, leaving them small enough to ride on Pikachu, Piplup and Heracross respectively.
%%* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Episode 175.



* An episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' features an Xatu using its powers to shrink Ash, Dawn and Barry, leaving them small enough to ride on Pikachu, Piplup and Heracross respectively.
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Episode 175.
17th Jun '16 1:55:21 PM margdean56
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* Evelyn Sibley Lampman's ''The City Under the Back Steps'' details the adventures of two children in an ant colony after they're shrunk to ant size.
17th Jun '16 1:50:18 PM margdean56
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* The 1936 short story ''[[http://johnnypez9.blogspot.it/2010/06/he-who-shrank-by-henry-hasse-part-1.html He Who Shrank]]'' takes this beyond all limits: a MadScientist injects his assistant with a serum that will make him shrink indefinitely. Said assistant shrinks to subatomic sizes, discovers that every atom is actually a solar system, lands on a planet, shrinks below the size of the atoms of ''that'' planet, and so on without end. It's a handy way of visiting innumerable planets without a spaceship[[note]]It was mentioned early on that the serum also conveniently allow you to breath in space[[/note]]. [[spoiler:The end of the story has the protagonist visit our Earth.]]

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* The 1936 short story ''[[http://johnnypez9.blogspot.it/2010/06/he-who-shrank-by-henry-hasse-part-1.html He Who Shrank]]'' takes this beyond all limits: a MadScientist injects his assistant with a serum that will make him shrink indefinitely. Said assistant shrinks to subatomic sizes, discovers that every atom is actually a solar system, lands on a planet, shrinks below the size of the atoms of ''that'' planet, and so on without end. It's a handy way of visiting innumerable planets without a spaceship[[note]]It was mentioned early on that the serum also conveniently allow you to breath breathe in space[[/note]]. [[spoiler:The end of the story has the protagonist visit our Earth.]]
15th Jun '16 9:39:03 AM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Episode 175.
6th Jun '16 3:15:24 PM brc2000
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As it generally violates the SquareCubeLaw, this is usually an example of RuleOfCool.



Considered somewhat hokey to do in live-action nowadays, even in SciFi, owing to the SquareCubeLaw. In cartoons, however, you can get away with it.
31st May '16 2:33:47 AM ClatoLawa
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* An episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' features an Xatu using its powers to shrink Ash, Dawn and Barry, leaving them small enough to ride on Pikachu, Piplup and Heracross respectively.
19th May '16 10:40:34 AM TheNicestGuy
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** The shrink-ray has reappeared a couple of times. In "Handsome Ransom", a shrunken Sgt. Hatred stows away in a briefcase of money (complete with Benjamin Franklin camouflage) to foil a ransom scheme. The raygun fails to regrow him at the critical moment. In "The Diving Bell Vs. the Butter-Glider" the ray is used for a straight-up FantasticVoyagePlot.
** Then there is the case of Paul Entmann, a parody of Marvel's ComicBook/AntMan. He was accidentally shrunk to a few inches, ironically in an attempt to cure his also-accidental "[[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever super-gigantism]]" (he was also known as Humongoloid). Then he was accidentally forgotten and locked away for thirty years in an evacuated fallout shelter, left to fend off ants with a sewing needle. For some reason, he remains tiny until accidentally killed by a rocking chair a few years after being freed, even though Dr. Venture's shrink ray [[FridgeLogic has a "grow" setting]] that has been known to actually work.
14th May '16 3:37:31 AM rafi
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* ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}'' has various gadget with this effect like the "Small Light", a lamp similar to a flashlight that can shrink objects and people to minuscule sizes. Another tool that is used in a similar capacity is the Gulliver Tunnel, which causes a person to grow or shrink depending on which entrance he takes; however, its ratio of shrinking and enlarging is fixed.

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* ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}'' has various gadget with this effect like the "Small Light", a lamp similar to a flashlight that can shrink objects and people to minuscule sizes. Another tool that is used in a similar capacity is the Gulliver Tunnel, "Gulliver Tunnel", which causes a person to grow or shrink depending on which entrance he takes; however, its ratio of shrinking and enlarging is fixed.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' music video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9cr4HvQmj8 ''The Incredible Shrinking Day'']] (which isn't canon), Sarah makes a shrinking potion, spikes a pitcher of lemonade with it, and offers some to the Eds, who drank the concoction and shrunk so that Sarah can play with them. [[spoiler: It wears off after they hid from Sarah.]]
* Happened in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''. A miscast "disappearing" spell shrunk both Jackie and bad guy Hak Foo.
* Happened on ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' as well.
** And then there was Atom, though I don't think how he got so small was ever explained.
* Happened on ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "The Terratin Incident". In this one, it also affects the [[GreenRocks dilithium]] [[{{Phlebotinum}} crystals]] that are crucial to the ship's warp drive as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' did both this and its opposite: Lead character Omi uses the Changing Chopsticks to make himself huge in order to defeat the giant Cyclops and loses. When he tries to go back to his normal size, Omi shrinks to mini size for the remainder of the episode.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episode "The Incredible Shrinking Molly", Molly runs afoul of a wacky MadScientist and his shrinking machine. The scientist eventually shrinks Baloo, Rebecca and the Sea Duck so they can save her.
** Additionally, a ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''-based segment of a 1991 ''Disney/DisneyOnIce'' show had Don Karnage using a shrinking machine to turn [[ClassicDisneyShorts Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald]], and an Franchise/IndianaJones {{Expy}} into dolls.
* This happened in the ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode "Getting Antsy", where a crook was using a shrink-ray to loot the city using ants. Darkwing ends up getting zapped and reduced to the size of an ant for most of the episode and gets shrunk a second time near the end, where he ends up coming up with an unusual way of saving the day.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' features this reversed in one episode by Professor Nimnul to make ordinary bugs huge to fake an alien invasion, and more-or-less used straight in a later episode when some mob goons steal his device to shrink and steal buildings. In both cases, the Rescue Rangers, remaining their normal size (apart from Zipper in the earlier episode), thwart the bad guys.
** Finally both played straight and reversed in another episode, where Chinese big bad used shrinking ray to increase size (and luxury) of cars, and then import sell them. By the end of the episode, Rescue Rangers grow to the size of a human, and then back.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' music video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9cr4HvQmj8 ''The Incredible Shrinking Day'']] (which isn't canon), Sarah makes a shrinking potion, spikes a pitcher of lemonade with it, and offers some to the Eds, who drank the concoction and shrunk so that Sarah can play with them. [[spoiler: It wears off after they hid from Sarah.]]
* Happened in one
The ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''. A miscast "disappearing" spell shrunk both Jackie "''Funny We Shrunk the Adults''," is one where Dave and bad guy Hak Foo.
* Happened on ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' as well.
** And then there
Miss Miller are shrunken by Simon's "matter compacting" ray. At the same time, the Chipmunks and some neighbor kids who they are trying to impress are wrecking the house with their rowdy playing and bringing in things like a circus, including the animals. In fact, it was Atom, though I don't think how he got so small was ever explained.
* Happened
the rowdy playing that made the shrink ray turn on ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' and zap Dave in the first place.
** Inverted in an earlier
episode "The Terratin Incident". In this one, it also affects the [[GreenRocks dilithium]] [[{{Phlebotinum}} crystals]] that are crucial to the ship's warp drive as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' did both this and its opposite: Lead character Omi uses the Changing Chopsticks to make himself huge in order to defeat the giant Cyclops and loses. When he tries to go back to his normal size, Omi shrinks to mini size for the remainder of the episode.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episode "The Incredible Shrinking Molly", Molly runs afoul of a wacky MadScientist and his shrinking machine. The scientist eventually shrinks Baloo, Rebecca and the Sea Duck so they can save her.
** Additionally, a ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''-based segment of a 1991 ''Disney/DisneyOnIce'' show had Don Karnage using a shrinking machine to turn [[ClassicDisneyShorts Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald]], and an Franchise/IndianaJones {{Expy}} into dolls.
* This happened in the ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode "Getting Antsy", where a crook was using a shrink-ray to loot the city using ants. Darkwing ends up getting zapped and reduced to the size of an ant for most of the episode and gets shrunk a second time near the end, where he ends up coming up
with an unusual way of saving the day.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' features this reversed in one episode by Professor Nimnul to make ordinary bugs huge to fake an alien invasion, and more-or-less used straight in a later episode when some mob goons steal his device to shrink and steal buildings. In both cases, the Rescue Rangers, remaining their normal size (apart
[[spoiler:Dave walking from Zipper in the earlier episode), thwart the bad guys.
** Finally both played straight and reversed in another episode, where Chinese big bad used shrinking ray to increase size (and luxury) of cars, and then import sell them. By the end of the episode, Rescue Rangers grow to the size of
a human, and then back.dream about him shrinking]].



* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' several times. First, Buster is scaled down to make him appear tiny on the TV in Buster's imagination. Second, there is a Magic School Bus-esque sequence. And other times, characters imagined there are little in bad dream sequences.
%%* ''Micro Ventures'' from ''TheBananaSplits''
* Occurs at least twice on ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'':
** On the episode "An Inside Job", four of the Planeteers are shrunk by Dr. Blight. The episode becomes a FantasticVoyagePlot when Kwame accidentally drinks them and they must fight parasites inside of him.
** In "No Small Problem", Sly Sludge shrinks the Planeteers and leaves them in a dump.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' features this reversed in one episode by Professor Nimnul to make ordinary bugs huge to fake an alien invasion, and more-or-less used straight in a later episode when some mob goons steal his device to shrink and steal buildings. In both cases, the Rescue Rangers, remaining their normal size (apart from Zipper in the earlier episode), thwart the bad guys.
** Finally both played straight and reversed in another episode, where Chinese big bad used shrinking ray to increase size (and luxury) of cars, and then import sell them. By the end of the episode, Rescue Rangers grow to the size of a human, and then back.



* This happened in the ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode "Getting Antsy", where a crook was using a shrink-ray to loot the city using ants. Darkwing ends up getting zapped and reduced to the size of an ant for most of the episode and gets shrunk a second time near the end, where he ends up coming up with an unusual way of saving the day.
* ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' has two episodes in which some of the regulars are shrunk. In "Bits n' Chips", Rick's new [[ShrinkRay micronizer]] provides the teenaged Defenders with a means of getting inside Dynak-X and defeating the electronic maggot which Ming has implanted in her. And, in "The Carnival of Doctor Kalihari", the four oldest Defenders are exposed to a shrinking potion and face a race against time to find the antidote before they shrink away to nothing.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E35MicroDucksFromOuterSpace Micro Ducks from Outer Space]]", Scrooge tries to use the alien ducks' ray to enlarge his gold, but it ends up shrinking him and the kids instead.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' music video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9cr4HvQmj8 ''The Incredible Shrinking Day'']] (which isn't canon), Sarah makes a shrinking potion, spikes a pitcher of lemonade with it, and offers some to the Eds, who drank the concoction and shrunk so that Sarah can play with them. [[spoiler: It wears off after they hid from Sarah.]]
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' called "Honey, I Shrunk the Cat", both Eek and Sharky were accidentally shrunken down by Elmo the elk's shrinking machine. After a failed attempt to grow back to their normal sizes, Eek and Sharky put some astronaut suits on and go to a sick president's nostril and travel inside his head to get a raisin off his brain (despite growing a little bigger amount every single time). After Eek and Sharky remove the raisin, the president sneezes them out of his nose. They did grow back when they eventually fly out the window and crash into the ground.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'':
** An early episode had Timmy wishing to be small and [[FantasticVoyagePlot exploring Vicky's body]].
** There's also an episode where he shrinks down to have a chat with his (not making this up) evil, undead, pet gerbil, only to discover that it's AxCrazy and out for revenge.
** There's also the episode where Timmy wishes he could have one last adventure with his Crimson Chin doll, upon which Cosmo and Wanda shrink him down to toy size. Much of this episode is very reminiscint of the movie ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids''.
* Spoofed in the ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum'' episode "The Incredible Shrinking Fanboy", where Fanboy only ''thinks'' he's shrinking, after the flower where he marks his growth grows overnight. {{Y|andere}}o uses this to her advantage, giving him a helmet with magnifying lenses to help with the illusion while she takes Chum-Chum to her room to [[AndCallHimGeorge play with]].



* Princess Gwendolyn being magically shrunk by the Evil Duke is the event that kickstarts the plot of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gawayn}}''.
* Franchise/{{Godzilla}} of all characters, becomes a variation of this after being exposed to a Pink Fog in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGodzillaPowerHour''.
* This is the fate of anyone who messes with Reducto on ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw''. ''Back off!''
* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' did this plot twice. In "No Job Too Small", Evil-Lyn shrinks several of the heroes with her Reducto Ray. Also see InsideAComputerSystem below.
* Happens to ''WesternAnimation/TheHerculoids'' in the episode "Tiny World Of Terror".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' episode "Small Stuff", our duo is shrunk after going through the dryer.
* ''Inch High, Private Eye'' was a 1970s series about a ''very'' short detective.
%%* ''WesternAnimaton/InspectorGadget'': "The Incredible Shrinking Gadget".
* Happened in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''. A miscast "disappearing" spell shrunk both Jackie and bad guy Hak Foo.
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' once. It's George who gets shrunk.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheKarateKid'' episode "A Little World of His Own", in which a boy uses the shrine to shrink Daniel, Taki, and Mr. Miyagi.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' featured many episodes in which at least some (if not all) of the students shrinking to explore nature and its phenomena up close.
* There was an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon where Dr. Wily plotted to shrink cities so he could hold entire populations hostage. Naturally Mega Man and Rush were shrunk also.



* The solo 1980s ''Spider-Man'' cartoon shrunk its hero in, aptly enough, "The Incredible Shrinking Spider-Man".
** Also done in the early comics, but turned out to be one of Mysterio's illusions.
*** Also done in 1994 series, as a part of Nightmare Fuel, during a nightmare.
* Happened to Mario and Luigi in an episode of ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''.
* An early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' had Timmy wishing to be small and [[FantasticVoyagePlot exploring Vicky's body]].
** There's also an episode where he shrinks down to have a chat with his (not making this up) evil, undead, pet gerbil, only to discover that it's AxCrazy and out for revenge.
** There's also the episode where Timmy wishes he could have one last adventure with his Crimson Chin doll, upon which Cosmo and Wanda shrink him down to toy size. Much of this episode is very reminiscint of the movie ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids''.
* ''Inch High, Private Eye'' was a 1970s series about a ''very'' short detective.
* ''Wild Wild West'' had an episode where Jim shrank and had to face a cat.
* There was an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon where Dr. Wily plotted to shrink cities so he could hold entire populations hostage. Naturally Mega Man and Rush were shrunk also.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' episode "Small Stuff", our duo is shrunk after going through the dryer.
* Occurs at least twice on ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'':
** On the episode "An Inside Job", four of the Planeteers are shrunk by Dr. Blight. The episode becomes a FantasticVoyagePlot when Kwame accidentally drinks them and they must fight parasites inside of him.
** In "No Small Problem", Sly Sludge shrinks the Planeteers and leaves them in a dump.
* This is the fate of anyone who messes with Reducto on ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw''. ''Back off!''
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' cartoon has a shrink-ray gun Dr. Venture designed being sold at his yard sale. A later episode has Venture and Dr. Orpheus squaring off and betting over whether science or magic was better, deciding on shrinking as a challenge. Orpheus's incantations only shrink furniture, and Venture's shrink-ray gun is defective...testing it on Billy Quizboy has disturbing results.
* The fairies in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' who have earned their Enchantix form can shrink into tiny versions of themselves. Bloom initially doesn't have this power since her Enchantix is incomplete, but she gains it after ''[[TheMovie The Secret of the Lost Kingdom]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' featured many episodes in which at least some (if not all) of the students shrinking to explore nature and its phenomena up close.

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* The solo 1980s ''Spider-Man'' cartoon shrunk its hero in, aptly enough, "The Incredible Shrinking Spider-Man".
** Also done
Happens to Applejack in the early comics, but turned out to be one of Mysterio's illusions.
*** Also done in 1994 series, as a part of Nightmare Fuel, during a nightmare.
* Happened to Mario and Luigi in an
''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode of ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''.
"Bridle Gossip".
* An early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' had Timmy wishing to be small and [[FantasticVoyagePlot exploring Vicky's body]].
** There's also an episode
''WesternAnimation/NightmareNed'' did this where he shrinks down to have a chat with his (not making this up) evil, undead, pet gerbil, only to discover that it's AxCrazy and out for revenge.
** There's also the episode where Timmy wishes he could have one last adventure with his Crimson Chin doll, upon which Cosmo and Wanda shrink him down to toy size. Much of this episode is very reminiscint of the movie ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids''.
* ''Inch High, Private Eye''
Ned was a 1970s series about a ''very'' short detective.
* ''Wild Wild West'' had an episode where Jim shrank and had to face a cat.
* There was an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' cartoon where Dr. Wily plotted to shrink cities so he could hold entire populations hostage. Naturally Mega Man and Rush were shrunk also.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' episode "Small Stuff", our duo is shrunk after going through the dryer.
* Occurs at least twice on ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'':
** On the episode "An Inside Job", four of the Planeteers are shrunk by Dr. Blight. The episode becomes a FantasticVoyagePlot when Kwame accidentally drinks them and they must fight parasites inside of him.
** In "No Small Problem", Sly Sludge shrinks the Planeteers and leaves them in a dump.
* This is the fate of anyone who messes with Reducto on ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw''. ''Back off!''
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' cartoon has a shrink-ray gun Dr. Venture designed
being sold at his yard sale. A later episode has Venture and Dr. Orpheus squaring off and betting over whether science or magic was better, deciding on shrinking as tormented by a challenge. Orpheus's incantations only shrink furniture, and Venture's shrink-ray gun is defective...testing it on Billy Quizboy has disturbing results.
* The fairies in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' who have earned their Enchantix form can shrink into tiny versions
pair of themselves. Bloom initially doesn't have this power since her Enchantix is incomplete, but she gains it after ''[[TheMovie The Secret of the Lost Kingdom]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' featured many episodes in which at least some (if not all) of the students shrinking to explore nature and its phenomena up close.
{{Enfant Terrible}}s.



* Happens to ''WesternAnimation/TheHerculoids'' in the episode "Tiny World Of Terror".
* ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' episode "The Evil Collector".
* Spoofed in the ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum'' episode "The Incredible Shrinking Fanboy", where Fanboy only ''thinks'' he's shrinking, after the flower where he marks his growth grows overnight. {{Y|andere}}o uses this to her advantage, giving him a helmet with magnifying lenses to help with the illusion while she takes Chum-Chum to her room to [[AndCallHimGeorge play with]].
* ''WesternAnimation/NightmareNed'' did this where Ned was being tormented by a pair of {{Enfant Terrible}}s.

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* Happens to ''WesternAnimation/TheHerculoids'' in the In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Tiny World Of Terror".
"Nano of the North", the girls are shrunk down to fight the Nanobots.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' In the ''WesternAnimation/PrincessGwenevereAndTheJewelRiders'' episode "The Evil Collector".
* Spoofed in the ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum'' episode "The Incredible Shrinking Fanboy", where Fanboy only ''thinks'' he's shrinking,
"Full Circle", after the flower where he marks his growth grows overnight. {{Y|andere}}o uses this villainess Lady Kale tries to harness the ultimate magic of the Crown Jewels, it becomes too much for her advantage, giving him a helmet with magnifying lenses to help with and the illusion while power ends up shrinking her in size before she takes Chum-Chum fades out to her room to [[AndCallHimGeorge play with]].
* ''WesternAnimation/NightmareNed'' did this where Ned was being tormented by a pair of {{Enfant Terrible}}s.
dust.



* Happens to Applejack in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Bridle Gossip".
* The ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' episode "''Funny We Shrunk the Adults''," is one where Dave and Miss Miller are shrunken by Simon's "matter compacting" ray. At the same time, the Chipmunks and some neighbor kids who they are trying to impress are wrecking the house with their rowdy playing and bringing in things like a circus, including the animals. In fact, it was the rowdy playing that made the shrink ray turn on and zap Dave in the first place.
** Inverted in an earlier episode with [[spoiler:Dave walking from a dream about him shrinking]].
* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', the cast shrinks down to rescue one of Furrball's fleas from a vicious bedbug, but not without LampshadeHanging.
* ''Micro Ventures'' from ''TheBananaSplits''
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' called "Honey, I Shrunk the Cat", both Eek and Sharky were accidentally shrunken down by Elmo the elk's shrinking machine. After a failed attempt to grow back to their normal sizes, Eek and Sharky put some astronaut suits on and go to a sick president's nostril and travel inside his head to get a raisin off his brain (despite growing a little bigger amount every single time). After Eek and Sharky remove the raisin, the president sneezes them out of his nose. They did grow back when they eventually fly out the window and crash into the ground.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PrincessGwenevereAndTheJewelRiders'' episode "Full Circle", after the villainess Lady Kale tries to harness the ultimate magic of the Crown Jewels, it becomes too much for her and the power ends up shrinking her in size before she fades out to dust.
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' once. It's George who gets shrunk.
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' several times. First, Buster is scaled down to make him appear tiny on the TV in Buster's imagination. Second, there is a Magic School Bus-esque sequence. And other times, characters imagined there are little in bad dream sequences.
* Princess Gwendolyn being magically shrunk by the Evil Duke is the event that kickstarts the plot of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gawayn}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "The Incredible Shrinking Wizard", which combines this trope with a GreenAesop. Gargamel shrinks after drinking from a muck pond polluted with his potions, and negative emotions cause him to shrink even further. Only by doing good deeds can he grow back to his original size.

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* Happens to Applejack in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' In ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Bridle Gossip".
* The ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' episode "''Funny We Shrunk the Adults''," is one where Dave
"Shrink to Fit" Sabrina and Miss Miller are shrunken by Simon's "matter compacting" ray. At the same time, the Chipmunks and some neighbor kids who they are trying to impress are wrecking the house with their rowdy playing and bringing in things like Chloe use a circus, including the animals. In fact, it was the rowdy playing that made the shrink ray turn on and zap Dave in the first place.
** Inverted in an earlier episode with [[spoiler:Dave walking from a dream about him shrinking]].
* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', the cast shrinks down to rescue one of Furrball's fleas from a vicious bedbug, but not without LampshadeHanging.
* ''Micro Ventures'' from ''TheBananaSplits''
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' called "Honey, I Shrunk the Cat", both Eek and Sharky were accidentally shrunken down by Elmo the elk's
shrinking machine. After a failed attempt spell to grow back to their normal sizes, Eek and Sharky put fit into some astronaut suits on and go tight jeans. Though they continue to a sick president's nostril and travel inside his head shrink until they're practically microscopic. MagicPants is averted at first, until they find some doll clothes, which continues to get a raisin off his brain (despite growing a little bigger amount every single time). After Eek and Sharky remove the raisin, the president sneezes shrink with them out of his nose. They did grow back when they eventually fly out for the window and crash into the ground.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PrincessGwenevereAndTheJewelRiders'' episode "Full Circle", after the villainess Lady Kale tries to harness the ultimate magic
rest of the Crown Jewels, it becomes too much for her and the power ends up shrinking her in size before she fades out to dust.
episode.
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' once. It's George who gets shrunk.
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' several times. First, Buster is scaled down to make him appear tiny on the TV in Buster's imagination. Second, there is a Magic School Bus-esque sequence. And other times, characters imagined there are little in bad dream sequences.
* Princess Gwendolyn being magically shrunk by the Evil Duke is the event that kickstarts the plot of ''WesternAnimation/{{Gawayn}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''
''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''
** The
episode "The Incredible Shrinking Wizard", which combines this trope with a GreenAesop. Gargamel shrinks after drinking from a muck pond polluted with his potions, and negative emotions cause him to shrink even further. Only by doing good deeds can he grow back to his original size.



* Franchise/{{Godzilla}} of all characters, becomes a variation of this after being exposed to a Pink Fog in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGodzillaPowerHour''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Nano of the North", the girls are shrunk down to fight the Nanobots.
* ''WesternAnimaton/InspectorGadget'': "The Incredible Shrinking Gadget".
* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' did this plot twice. In "No Job Too Small", Evil-Lyn shrinks several of the heroes with her Reducto Ray. Also see InsideAComputerSystem below.
* Some cartoons combine this trope with InsideAComputerSystem:
** The ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'' episode "The Incredible Shrinking Centurions"
** The ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "Scrooge's Last Adventure"
** The ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' episode "Day of the Machines"...
*** ...and its [[RecycledScript unofficial remake]], the ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters'' episode "Cyman's Revenge"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E35MicroDucksFromOuterSpace Micro Ducks from Outer Space]]", Scrooge tries to use the alien ducks' ray to enlarge his gold, but it ends up shrinking him and the kids instead.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Shrink to Fit" Sabrina and Chloe use a shrinking spell to fit into some tight jeans. Though they continue to shrink until they're practically microscopic. MagicPants is averted at first, until they find some doll clothes, which continues to shrink with them for the rest of the episode.

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* Franchise/{{Godzilla}} of all characters, becomes a variation of this after being exposed to a Pink Fog in an %%* ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGodzillaPowerHour''.
"The Evil Collector".
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Nano of the North", the girls are The solo 1980s ''[[WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967 Spider-Man]]'' cartoon shrunk down to fight the Nanobots.
* ''WesternAnimaton/InspectorGadget'':
its hero in, aptly enough, "The Incredible Shrinking Gadget".
* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' did this plot twice. In "No Job Too Small", Evil-Lyn shrinks several of the heroes with her Reducto Ray.
Spider-Man".
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Also see InsideAComputerSystem below.
* Some cartoons combine this trope with InsideAComputerSystem:
** The ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}'' episode "The Incredible Shrinking Centurions"
** The ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "Scrooge's Last Adventure"
** The ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' episode "Day
done in 1994 ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', as a part of the Machines"...
*** ...and its [[RecycledScript unofficial remake]], the ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters'' episode "Cyman's Revenge"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E35MicroDucksFromOuterSpace Micro Ducks from Outer Space]]", Scrooge tries to use the alien ducks' ray to enlarge his gold, but it ends up shrinking him and the kids instead.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Shrink to Fit" Sabrina and Chloe use
Nightmare Fuel, during a shrinking spell to fit into some tight jeans. Though they continue to shrink until they're practically microscopic. MagicPants is averted at first, until they find some doll clothes, which continues to shrink with them for the rest of the episode.nightmare.



* Happened on ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' as well.
** And then there was Atom, though I don't think how he got so small was ever explained.
* Happened on ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "The Terratin Incident". In this one, it also affects the [[GreenRocks dilithium]] [[{{Phlebotinum}} crystals]] that are crucial to the ship's warp drive as well.
* Happened to Mario and Luigi in an episode of ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episode "The Incredible Shrinking Molly", Molly runs afoul of a wacky MadScientist and his shrinking machine. The scientist eventually shrinks Baloo, Rebecca and the Sea Duck so they can save her.
** Additionally, a ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''-based segment of a 1991 ''Disney/DisneyOnIce'' show had Don Karnage using a shrinking machine to turn [[ClassicDisneyShorts Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald]], and an Franchise/IndianaJones {{Expy}} into dolls.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheKarateKid'' episode "A Little World of His Own", in which a boy uses the shrine to shrink Daniel, Taki, and Mr. Miyagi.
* ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' has two episodes in which some of the regulars are shrunk. In "Bits n' Chips", Rick's new [[ShrinkRay micronizer]] provides the teenaged Defenders with a means of getting inside Dynak-X and defeating the electronic maggot which Ming has implanted in her. And, in "The Carnival of Doctor Kalihari", the four oldest Defenders are exposed to a shrinking potion and face a race against time to find the antidote before they shrink away to nothing.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheKarateKid'' On an episode "A Little World of His Own", in which a boy uses ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', the shrine cast shrinks down to shrink Daniel, Taki, rescue one of Furrball's fleas from a vicious bedbug, but not without LampshadeHanging.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' cartoon has a shrink-ray gun Dr. Venture designed being sold at his yard sale. A later episode has Venture
and Mr. Miyagi.
* ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' has two episodes in which some of the regulars are shrunk. In "Bits n' Chips", Rick's new [[ShrinkRay micronizer]] provides the teenaged Defenders with a means of getting inside Dynak-X
Dr. Orpheus squaring off and defeating the electronic maggot which Ming has implanted in her. And, in "The Carnival of Doctor Kalihari", the four oldest Defenders are exposed to a betting over whether science or magic was better, deciding on shrinking potion as a challenge. Orpheus's incantations only shrink furniture, and Venture's shrink-ray gun is defective...testing it on Billy Quizboy has disturbing results.
* ''Wild Wild West'' had an episode where Jim shrank and had to
face a race against time to find the antidote before they cat.
* The fairies in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' who have earned their Enchantix form can
shrink away to nothing.into tiny versions of themselves. Bloom initially doesn't have this power since her Enchantix is incomplete, but she gains it after ''[[TheMovie The Secret of the Lost Kingdom]]''.


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* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'' did both this and its opposite: Lead character Omi uses the Changing Chopsticks to make himself huge in order to defeat the giant Cyclops and loses. When he tries to go back to his normal size, Omi shrinks to mini size for the remainder of the episode.
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* Happens to Narancia in Part 5 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' when he's attacked by an enemy with the ability to shrink his victims by stabbing them with his dagger.

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* In ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', this happens to Chiyo (who's short to begin with!) during Sakaki's DreamSequence in episode 8.
* Happens to Narancia only in Part 5 the manga version of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ''Manga/BusouRenkin'', when he's attacked Tokiko is hit multiple times by an enemy with the ability to shrink his victims by stabbing them with his dagger.Madoka's Bubble Cage.



* ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}'' has various gadget with this effect like the "Small Light", a lamp similar to a flashlight that can shrink objects and people to minuscule sizes. Another tool that is used in a similar capacity is the Gulliver Tunnel, which causes a person to grow or shrink depending on which entrance he takes; however, its ratio of shrinking and enlarging is fixed.
* In one episode of the original ''Manga/DragonBall'', Bulma develops an invention that can shrink anybody. Master Roshi decides to use it to watch Bulma go to the bathroom. [[spoiler: He doesn't get to see her go, but he ''does'' get flushed down the toilet.]]
* Happens in ''Anime/GhostSweeperMikami'', when the eponymous ActionGirl is hit by a dart from a spirit and in few hours she's shrunk to the size of a Barbie doll. She and her assistants must find the culprit and exorcise him, lest she will keep shrinking and disappear.



* Happens only in the manga version of ''BusouRenkin'', when Tokiko is hit multiple times by Madoka's Bubble Cage.
* Also happens in ''Anime/GhostSweeperMikami'', when the eponymous ActionGirl is hit by a dart from a spirit and in few hours she's shrunk to the size of a Barbie doll. She and her assistants must find the culprit and exorcise him, lest she will keep shrinking and disappear.
* Happens in one episode in the anime adaptation of ''{{Manga/Kochikame}}'' when the main character Ryotsu was shrunk by the wizard from Heaven. He goes through mishaps in the police box and later helped taking out criminals holding up hostages.

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* Happens only to Narancia in the manga version Part 5 of ''BusouRenkin'', ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' when Tokiko is hit multiple times he's attacked by Madoka's Bubble Cage.
* Also happens in ''Anime/GhostSweeperMikami'', when
an enemy with the eponymous ActionGirl is hit ability to shrink his victims by a dart from a spirit and in few hours she's shrunk to the size of a Barbie doll. She and her assistants must find the culprit and exorcise him, lest she will keep shrinking and disappear.
stabbing them with his dagger.
* Happens in one episode in the anime adaptation of ''{{Manga/Kochikame}}'' ''Manga/{{Kochikame}}'' when the main character Ryotsu was shrunk by the wizard from Heaven. He goes through mishaps in the police box and later helped taking out criminals holding up hostages.hostages.
* In ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', this happens to [[spoiler:most of the main cast]] in the chapters where the ArcVillain reveals herself and has her minion shrink her targets for capture.
* An ''Manga/OnePiece'' character, Lily Enstomach, has the ability to become smaller than humans, despite being a giant.
* One episode of ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' has Rito at the receiving end of Lala's shrinking machine. Considering this is ''[[{{Ecchi}} To Love-Ru]]'', you can expect [[MarshmallowHell what comes from]] [[PantyShot Rito's new perspective.]]



* One episode of ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' has Rito at the receiving end of Lala's shrinking machine. Considering this is ''[[{{Ecchi}} To Love-Ru]]'', you can expect [[MarshmallowHell what comes from]] [[PantyShot Rito's new perspective.]]
* In one episode of the original ''DragonBall'', Bulma develops an invention that can shrink anybody. Master Roshi decides to use it to watch Bulma go to the bathroom. [[spoiler: He doesn't get to see her go, but he ''does'' get flushed down the toilet.]]
* In ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', this happens to Chiyo (who's short to begin with!) during Sakaki's DreamSequence in episode 8.
* In ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', this happens to [[spoiler:most of the main cast]] in the chapters where the ArcVillain reveals herself and has her minion shrink her targets for capture.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' character, Lily Enstomach has the ability to become smaller than humans, despite being a giant
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