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25th Mar '17 9:58:59 AM StFan
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** The clip for "Saturnz Barz" also has the group in 2D, ConspicousCG demons interacting with them and very realistic backgrounds.

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** The clip for "Saturnz Barz" also has the group in 2D, ConspicousCG ConspicuousCG demons interacting with them and very realistic backgrounds.
25th Mar '17 8:14:12 AM StFan
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* ''Series/BigBag'', being by [[SesameWorkshop the creators of Sesame Street]], has this.

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* %%* ''Series/BigBag'', being by [[SesameWorkshop the creators of Sesame Street]], ''Sesame Street'', has this.



** ''[[Ride/JimmyNeutronsNicktoonBlast Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast]]'' featured the computer-animated Jimmy Neutron going on a rocket chase through the traditionally-animated Nicktoon worlds.

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** ''[[Ride/JimmyNeutronsNicktoonBlast Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast]]'' featured ''Ride/JimmyNeutronsNicktoonBlast'' features the computer-animated Jimmy Neutron going on a rocket chase through the traditionally-animated Nicktoon worlds.



* ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'''s artstyle tries to look like a 70's or 80's comic book as much as possible, and succeeds in doing so. All character models have outlines around them, and the game uses a very unique and stylish shading technique in order to achieve this look. Several times, the game even shifts to a comic book illustration, like on the menus, loading screens, game over screen, character profile cards, etc.
* ''VideoGame/{{InFAMOUS}}'' adopts a comic-book style for its cutscenes.
** The game also does this in its world building. Finding a TV will show a news anchor for {{USTV}} who recounts every one of your story mode missions, [[UnreliableExpositor only omitting a mention of Cole / Delsin and instead claiming that the problem was solved by the government]].

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* ''VideoGame/LollipopChainsaw'''s artstyle tries to look like a 70's '70s or 80's '80s comic book as much as possible, and succeeds in doing so. All character models have outlines around them, and the game uses a very unique and stylish shading technique in order to achieve this look. Several times, the game even shifts to a comic book illustration, like on the menus, loading screens, game over screen, character profile cards, etc.
* ''VideoGame/{{InFAMOUS}}'' adopts a comic-book style for its cutscenes.
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cutscenes. The game also does this in its world building. Finding a TV will show a news anchor for {{USTV}} who recounts every one of your story mode missions, [[UnreliableExpositor only omitting a mention of Cole / Delsin and instead claiming that the problem was solved by the government]].



* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts2'' one of the levels is based on ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'' while the level is not filmed in live action for obvious reasons, the characters are designed as close as possible to their live action counterparts. While Sora and company stay in the Animated Disney style. The blend did not quite work.

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* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts2'' ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts2'', one of the levels is based on ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'' while the ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl''. The level is not filmed in live action live-action for obvious reasons, but the characters are designed as close as possible to their live action counterparts. While live-action counterparts -- while Sora and company stay in the Animated Disney style. The blend did does not quite work.
25th Mar '17 8:10:35 AM StFan
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** In the latest phase, the clip for "Stylo" is almost entirely live-action with just three of the Gorillaz in quasi-realistic 3D [[spoiler:(and BruceWillis as the antagonist)]].

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** In the latest phase, the clip for "Stylo" is almost entirely live-action with just three of the Gorillaz in quasi-realistic 3D [[spoiler:(and BruceWillis Creator/BruceWillis as the antagonist)]].


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** The clip for "Saturnz Barz" also has the group in 2D, ConspicousCG demons interacting with them and very realistic backgrounds.
8th Mar '17 3:23:11 PM StFan
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* In ''Film/NineToFive'', LilyTomlin, Creator/JaneFonda and DollyParton get stoned and fantasize about killing their boss. All three fit the ArtShift trope, as the fantasies are filmed in distinctly different styles from the rest of the movie, but Lily Tomlin's features adorable animated wildlife surrounding her in the office kitchen as she poisons his coffee.

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* In ''Film/NineToFive'', LilyTomlin, Creator/LilyTomlin, Creator/JaneFonda and DollyParton Music/DollyParton get stoned and fantasize about killing their boss. All three fit the ArtShift trope, as the fantasies are filmed in distinctly different styles from the rest of the movie, but Lily Tomlin's features adorable animated wildlife surrounding her in the office kitchen as she poisons his coffee.



* At the end of ''{{Film/Princess}}'' the [[spoiler: deceased]] protagonist can be seen on a beach with his sister and niece in live action.

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* At the end of ''{{Film/Princess}}'' ''Film/{{Princess}}'' the [[spoiler: deceased]] protagonist can be seen on a beach with his sister and niece in live action.



* ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' has a {{claymation}} sequence where Sam and Gene appear in the '70s children's show ''Camberwick Green''.

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* ''Series/{{Life On on Mars|2006}}'' has a {{claymation}} sequence where Sam and Gene appear in the '70s children's show ''Camberwick Green''.



* ''Series/StargateSG1''

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* ''Series/StargateSG1''''Series/StargateSG1'':



* One episode of ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' had rotoscoped segments when the characters entered a video game.

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* One episode of ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' ''Series/Warehouse13'' had rotoscoped segments when the characters entered a video game.



* The {{Music/Gorillaz}} video clips make heavy use of Medium Blending from the very beginning.

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* The {{Music/Gorillaz}} Music/{{Gorillaz}} video clips make heavy use of Medium Blending from the very beginning.



* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' will often make use of live-action clips due to its storyline's engagement with political history.
** As for the two PSP titles, the cutscenes are depicted in comic book-style so they wouldn't take up as much space on the UMD as 3D ones would.

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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' will often make use of live-action clips due to its storyline's engagement with political history.
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history. As for the two PSP titles, the cutscenes are depicted in comic book-style so they wouldn't take up as much space on the UMD as 3D ones would.



* ''{{Webcomic/{{morphE}}'' is designed with this in mind. It's a webcomic made to click through (and occasionally play like) a visual novel. The reason why is that the creators envisioned the project as a visual novel but wanted to make the project a gradually updating medium. The compromise was to make a visual novel that updated 3 times a week and add interactivity elements where possible. Recently they added [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1790280/chapter-2-page-19-sweet-dreams/ their first "cut scene" cinema sequence.]]

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* ''{{Webcomic/{{morphE}}'' ''Webcomic/{{morphE}}'' is designed with this in mind. It's a webcomic made to click through (and occasionally play like) a visual novel. The reason why is that the creators envisioned the project as a visual novel but wanted to make the project a gradually updating medium. The compromise was to make a visual novel that updated 3 times a week and add interactivity elements where possible. Recently they added [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1790280/chapter-2-page-19-sweet-dreams/ their first "cut scene" cinema sequence.]]



** The famous "Homer[--[[superscript:3]]--]" segment on the HalloweenEpisode "Treehouse of Horrors VI", where Homer winds up in the "third dimension" where he's animated differently in 3D CGI. The episode ended in Homer getting teleported to the real world, while still being computer-animated. "Homer[[superscript:3]]" aired before ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' came out, ''and'' was animated by future {{Pixar}} rival [[DreamworksAnimation Pacific Data Images]].

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** The famous "Homer[--[[superscript:3]]--]" segment on the HalloweenEpisode "Treehouse of Horrors VI", where Homer winds up in the "third dimension" where he's animated differently in 3D CGI. The episode ended in Homer getting teleported to the real world, while still being computer-animated. "Homer[[superscript:3]]" aired before ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' came out, ''and'' was animated by future {{Pixar}} Creator/{{Pixar}} rival [[DreamworksAnimation [[Creator/DreamworksAnimation Pacific Data Images]].
17th Feb '17 2:48:00 PM StFan
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* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''

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* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''''Anime/{{FLCL}}'':



* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' is done almost entirely in ThickLineAnimation, but when the MonsterOfTheWeek blows up, the show cuts to a blatantly obvious live-action model on an equally obvious city set, possibly as a reference to ''Franchise/SuperSentai''. Then explodes it (the monster, not the set).

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* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'':
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is done almost entirely in ThickLineAnimation, but when the MonsterOfTheWeek blows up, the show cuts to a blatantly obvious live-action model on an equally obvious city set, possibly as a reference to ''Franchise/SuperSentai''. Then explodes it (the monster, not the set).



* ''CoolWorld'' is kind of the poor man's perverted ''Roger Rabbit'', which featured a cartoon character who wanted to become real [[spoiler:and succeeded by having sex with a real person to do it.]]

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* ''CoolWorld'' ''Film/CoolWorld'' is kind of the poor man's perverted ''Roger Rabbit'', which featured a cartoon character who wanted to become real [[spoiler:and succeeded by having sex with a real person to do it.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/TheWindInTheWillows1995'' is mostly animated but has live action BookEnds.
** Its sequel ''WesternAnimation/TheWillowsInWinter1996'' did exactly the same thing.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheWindInTheWillows1995'' is mostly animated but has live action BookEnds.
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live-action BookEnds. Its sequel ''WesternAnimation/TheWillowsInWinter1996'' did exactly the same thing.



* A rare ''live-action'' example is "Zilla" (a.k.a. [[InNameOnly "GINO"]]) who was officially put into Franchise/{{Godzilla}} canon in ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'', faithfully rendered in ''full'' CGI unlike the other monsters. The sheer cost of rendering him might explain why it's also one of the shortest battles in the series, though cynical fans loved the idea of [[TakeThat/{{Film}} Godzilla taking him down within a minute]].
** It's also worth noting that the CGI used in the above scene is of lesser quality than the 1998 film. [[TakeThat Take that as you will.]]

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* A rare ''live-action'' example is "Zilla" (a.k.a. [[InNameOnly "GINO"]]) who was officially put into Franchise/{{Godzilla}} canon in ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'', faithfully rendered in ''full'' CGI unlike the other monsters. The sheer cost of rendering him might explain why it's also one of the shortest battles in the series, though cynical fans loved the idea of [[TakeThat/{{Film}} Godzilla taking him down within a minute]].
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minute]]. It's also worth noting that the CGI used in the above scene is of lesser quality than the 1998 film. [[TakeThat Take that as you will.]]



* ''Film/OsmosisJones'' features live-action humans with animated inner space cells and viruses, FantasticVoyagePlot style.

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* ''Film/OsmosisJones'' ''Film/OsmosisJones'':
** The movie
features live-action humans with animated inner space cells and viruses, FantasticVoyagePlot style.



* ''HedwigAndTheAngryInch'' has an animated segment for the song "The Origins of Love", and some of the flashback scenes of Hansel growing up.

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* ''HedwigAndTheAngryInch'' ''Film/HedwigAndTheAngryInch'' has an animated segment for the song "The Origins of Love", and some of the flashback scenes of Hansel growing up.



* An unusual example in the French movie ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064146/ The Brain]]'' (''Le Cerveau'', 1969). The eponymous Brain (played by David Niven) is exposing to his henchmen his plan for a future train heist... with the projection of a short animated film, [[MartyStu starring himself]]. The real heist go much less smoothly that the one shown in animation, of course.
* In the film of the musical for ''FIlm/ReeferMadness'', there was an animated sequence where Jimmy sings about how special his brownie is.
* The very first case of a movie blending live action with CGI is, of course, Disney's ''{{Tron}}''. Note that, given the limitation of computers at the time, a good part of said animation was still hand-drawn or hand-colored.

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* An unusual example in the French movie ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064146/ The Brain]]'' (''Le Cerveau'', 1969). The eponymous Brain (played by David Niven) Creator/DavidNiven) is exposing to his henchmen his plan for a future train heist... with the projection of a short animated film, [[MartyStu starring himself]]. The real heist go much less smoothly that the one shown in animation, of course.
* In the film of the musical for ''FIlm/ReeferMadness'', ''Film/ReeferMadness'', there was an animated sequence where Jimmy sings about how special his brownie is.
* The very first case of a movie blending live action with CGI is, of course, Disney's ''{{Tron}}''.''Film/{{Tron}}''. Note that, given the limitation of computers at the time, a good part of said animation was still hand-drawn or hand-colored.



* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Part 1'' has an animated segment for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ12wQD64y0 "The Tale of the Three Brothers"]], the legendary story of the Deathly Hallows. Its CGI that looks like Franchise/TheMuppets meets ''WesternAnimation/TheMysteriousGeographicExplorationsOfJasperMorello'' meets ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''.

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* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Part 1'' has an animated segment for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ12wQD64y0 "The Tale of the Three Brothers"]], the legendary story of the Deathly Hallows. Its It is CGI that looks like Franchise/TheMuppets meets ''WesternAnimation/TheMysteriousGeographicExplorationsOfJasperMorello'' meets ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''.



* ''{{Ghatothkach}}'' is usually in 2D but some musical numbers in the movie are rendered with CGI.

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* ''{{Ghatothkach}}'' ''Animation/{{Ghatothkach}}'' is usually in 2D but some musical numbers in the movie are rendered with CGI.



* ''Disney/ChickenLittle'' has a scene where characthers are watching ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' in a theater, FridgeLogic ensues when you think not only how can a live action flick be filmed in an animated world, but also what is Harrison Ford doing in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals.

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* ''Disney/ChickenLittle'' has a scene where characthers characters are watching ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' in a theater, theater. FridgeLogic ensues when you think not only how can a live action live-action flick be filmed in an animated world, but also what is Harrison Ford doing in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals.



* The ''{{Anime/Yatterman}}'' live-action film turns animated for a little while, oddly referencing another anime series and not itself: Tonzura's dream is a parody of ''Manga/TigerMask'' and one of his most famous fights, the one against Mr. NO (renamed Mr. YES for the occasion).

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* The ''{{Anime/Yatterman}}'' ''Anime/{{Yatterman}}'' live-action film turns animated for a little while, oddly referencing another anime series and not itself: Tonzura's dream is a parody of ''Manga/TigerMask'' and one of his most famous fights, the one against Mr. NO (renamed Mr. YES for the occasion).



* The WesternAnimation/{{Pixar Short|s}} ''Day and Night'' uses hand-drawn animation for the two title characters and CGI for the landscapes visible inside them.



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* ''Series/SesameStreet'' is mainly a {{puppet show|s}}, but regularly intersected with animated sequences.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOxidHSceUI This]] alphabet segment utilizes different art styles and writing techniques.

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* ''Series/SesameStreet'' is mainly a {{puppet show|s}}, but regularly intersected with animated sequences.
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sequences. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOxidHSceUI This]] alphabet segment utilizes different art styles and writing techniques.



* ''BigBag'', being by [[SesameWorkshop the creators of Sesame Street]], has this.

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* ''BigBag'', ''Series/BigBag'', being by [[SesameWorkshop the creators of Sesame Street]], has this.



* ''{{Painkiller}}'' makes use of a graphic novel-style intro.

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* ''{{Painkiller}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}}'' makes use of a graphic novel-style intro.



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* ''WebAnimation/MarioBrothers'' blends 16-bit and 8-bit sprites with layers in Flash animation.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' uses several different varieties of ArtShift meant to resemble different techniques, but most of them are all still just animated in Flash and don't count. The most notable genuine example of Medium Blending would have to be the puppet segments. Also, the ''Peasant's Quest'' Movie Trailer and Strong Mad's claymation short "Doug the Dino" in the email "the facts".
* The season 6 finale of ''WebAnimation/SonicForHire'' suddenly shifts to a live-action background with the characters drawn in a crudely animated style as reality breaks apart. The sequence after that has the characters back to normal but the background consists of live-action StockFootage.
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* [[{{Webcomic/Morphe}} morphE]] is designed with this in mind. It's a webcomic made to click through (and occasionally play like) a visual novel. The reason why is that the creators envisioned the project as a visual novel but wanted to make the project a gradually updating medium. The compromise was to make a visual novel that updated 3 times a week and add interactivity elements where possible. Recently they added [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1790280/chapter-2-page-19-sweet-dreams/ their first "cut scene" cinema sequence.]]

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* [[{{Webcomic/Morphe}} morphE]] ''{{Webcomic/{{morphE}}'' is designed with this in mind. It's a webcomic made to click through (and occasionally play like) a visual novel. The reason why is that the creators envisioned the project as a visual novel but wanted to make the project a gradually updating medium. The compromise was to make a visual novel that updated 3 times a week and add interactivity elements where possible. Recently they added [[http://morphe.thewebcomic.com/comics/1790280/chapter-2-page-19-sweet-dreams/ their first "cut scene" cinema sequence.]]



* ''WebAnimation/MarioBrothers'' blends 16-bit and 8-bit sprites with layers in Flash animation.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' uses several different varieties of ArtShift meant to resemble different techniques, but most of them are all still just animated in Flash and don't count. The most notable genuine example of Medium Blending would have to be the puppet segments. Also, the ''Peasant's Quest'' Movie Trailer and Strong Mad's claymation short "Doug the Dino" in the email "the facts".



* The season 6 finale of ''WebAnimation/SonicForHire'' suddenly shifts to a live-action background with the characters drawn in a crudely animated style as reality breaks apart. The sequence after that has the characters back to normal but the background consists of live-action StockFootage.



* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''

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* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'':



* The PixarShort ''Day and Night'' uses hand-drawn animation for the two title characters and CGI for the landscapes visible inside them.
25th Jan '17 8:13:43 PM Kartoonkid95
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* During Peter's backstory from ''Film/{{Hook}}'', he meets Wendy while trying to catch his traditionally-animated shadow.
15th Jan '17 4:14:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''BrutalLegend'''s pre-title screen (and title screen-slash-menu) are live-action starring Jack Black (presumably as himself in this case) showing you the Brutal Legend album. The rest of the game uses a stylized style.

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* ''BrutalLegend'''s ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'''s pre-title screen (and title screen-slash-menu) are live-action starring Jack Black (presumably as himself in this case) showing you the Brutal Legend album. The rest of the game uses a stylized style.



* The MultiPlatform revival of ''NBAJam'' (for the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoWii Wii]], UsefulNotes/XBox360, and UsefulNotes/PlayStation3) by [[ElectronicArts EA Sports]] uses digitized heads on 3D bodies and looks something like [[http://i48.tinypic.com/2v1oz69.jpg this.]]

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* The MultiPlatform revival of ''NBAJam'' ''VideoGame/NBAJam'' (for the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoWii Wii]], UsefulNotes/XBox360, and UsefulNotes/PlayStation3) by [[ElectronicArts EA Sports]] uses digitized heads on 3D bodies and looks something like [[http://i48.tinypic.com/2v1oz69.jpg this.]]
11th Dec '16 2:43:52 PM DustSnitch
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* The ''Webcomic/ParadoxSpace'' story "A Fun Day For Jaspers" starts with two still panels, but ends an animated gif showing Rose talking as her speech becomes incomprehensible to Jaspers.
6th Dec '16 3:48:36 PM MrLavisherMoot
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfqBwJb7JEk The live-action introduction movie]].

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'': ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfqBwJb7JEk The live-action introduction movie]].
24th Nov '16 1:33:33 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Originally]] a longer and more story-driven live-action sequence was planned, wherein Shinji is shown an extremely mundane (and somewhat melodramatic) alternate world where neither the Evangelions, the Angels, or NERV exists, but with the further twist that [[ItsAWonderfulPlot he himself doesn't exist either in this world]]. In this world, Asuka is romantically involved with Toji, Rei is a normal Office Girl who's possibly sleeping with her boss, and so on.

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** [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Originally]] a longer and more story-driven live-action sequence was planned, wherein Shinji is shown an extremely mundane (and somewhat melodramatic) alternate world where neither the Evangelions, the Angels, or NERV exists, but with the further twist that [[ItsAWonderfulPlot he himself doesn't exist either in this world]]. In this world, Asuka is in her mid-twenties and romantically involved with Toji, Rei is a normal Office Girl who's possibly sleeping with her boss, and so on.
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