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* The ED theme of ''Manga/UraraMeirocho'', ''Go to Romance''. Not only are the girls' movements and camera cuts perfectly timed with the music, several of the lyrics directly refer to their moods and actions during their respective portions of the sequence.
25th Jan '17 12:59:47 PM StFan
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmoAA9eob1I This]] advertisement [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on the idea, by combining it with SorryILeftTheBGMOn.
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[[folder:Comedy]]
* A stand-up routine by Bill Bailey explains how scoring childrens cartoons is a low point for a session xylophone player.
--> "''What's the mouse doing now, going up a hill? Right," * deedlydeedlydeedlydeedlydeedlydeedly ding!* "Oh, now it's coming back down," * doodlydoodlydoodlydoodlydoodlydoodly dum!* * sighs* ''
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* The 2012 logo for Creator/{{Universal}} has a glare on the company name that beams in time with the final notes in the fanfare.



* In ''Film/TronLegacy'', the [[UncannyValley Armory Sirens']] movements and footsteps are synchronized to the beat of the BGM ''Armory''.

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* In ''Film/TronLegacy'', the [[UncannyValley Armory Sirens']] movements and footsteps are synchronized to the beat of the BGM ''Armory''."Armory".



* Happens a lot in trailers for films with lots of action sequences, normally with bits from lots of different scenes. For example, a trailer for ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' has cuts from a few of the "boss battles" to the beat of "Invaders Must Die" by Prodigy. ''Scott Pilgrim'' also Mickey Mouses the Universal Studios fanfare with Lucas Lee cricking his neck and skateboarding on set. It's more funny than it sounds.



** "Romeo and Juliet" Mickey Mouses the principle themes of Shakespeare's play - the conflict between the two Houses, the fight scenes, the recurring love theme, the death of Juliet, etc.
** Arguably, the ''1812 Overture'' Mickey Mouses the story of the 1812 war with France.

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** "Romeo and Juliet" Mickey Mouses the principle themes of Shakespeare's play - -- the conflict between the two Houses, the fight scenes, the recurring love theme, the death of Juliet, etc.
** Arguably, the ''1812 Overture'' Mickey Mouses the story of the 1812 war with France. France.
* The album ''Suspended Animation'' by Fantomas could be described as "children's metal" and was written after Mike Patton realized that you can tell what's going on in a cartoon that's playing in another room simply by listening to the music.
* One very memorable piece of {{Demoscene}} music is an [=S3M=] file titled [[http://modarchive.org/index.php?request=view_by_moduleid&query=34654 "Catch that goblin!!"]] by Skaven of the Future Crew. It's a perfect example of MickeyMousing, even though there isn't any video footage to go with it. The piece sounds very cartoony, with the composer's selection of instruments and sound effects. It really does sound like it could have been taken from a cartoon, but it's actually all mixed in realtime by the computer. Taken to its logical conclusion, naturally, by [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/212829 this Flash animation]] set to it.
* The {{Demoscene}} in general takes Mickey Mousing very seriously. Watch some of the better demos, and you can see that the team responsible went to a lot of effort to synchronise the graphics to the music. When you consider that some of the routines used could be either very slow or fast, depending on the computer running the demo, the synchronisation is even more impressive.
* One of the most common examples of Mickey Mousing are found in music players themselves where there's usually a set of bars which expand on every beat. Technically, that's a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourier_transform Fourier Transform]] of the last fraction of a second of audio data, with the bar lengths corresponding to intensity of sound frequencies present in the audio.
* Progressive metal guitarist Ron Jarzombek and his band, Blotted Science wrote music for previously existing movie scenes, following every movement. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKkn-YjYmCA It's mind-bogglingly complex and precise.]]
* Some Spike Jones songs are a kind of all-audio version of this, or something closely related to it. For example, the final section of "You Always Hurt the One You Love".
--> You always hurt ''gunshot'' ''scream'' the one you love ''wolf howl'' the one you shouldn't hurt at all ''gunshot'' ''scream'' ''gunshot'' ...



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* Andrew Hussie of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' {{invert|edTrope}}s this trope often. [[AwesomeMusic/{{Homestuck}} The music from the artists]] is composed ahead of time, then Andrew picks one piece and animates the Flash sequences to its beats and any {{Leitmotif}}s present. Best seen when Karkat facepalms in time. (Remember the "give out bunnies like it's Christmas while in a lab" event?)
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* Happens almost unnervingly well in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxJi-si5FRY&feature=related this]] Website/YouTube video. [[spoiler: Who knew ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' synchronised so well with Yackety Sax?]]
* And similarly, there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGOlevcqxIc this]] scene from ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'', set to the theme from ''Film/TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou''.
* Used in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSnLne4qDn8 this]] ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' review.




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* The album ''Suspended Animation'' by Fantomas could be described as "children's metal" and was written after Mike Patton realized that you can tell what's going on in a cartoon that's playing in another room simply by listening to the music.
* One very memorable piece of {{Demoscene}} music is an [=S3M=] file titled [[http://modarchive.org/index.php?request=view_by_moduleid&query=34654 "Catch that goblin!!"]] by Skaven of the Future Crew. It's a perfect example of MickeyMousing, even though there isn't any video footage to go with it. The piece sounds very cartoony, with the composer's selection of instruments and sound effects. It really does sound like it could have been taken from a cartoon, but it's actually all mixed in realtime by the computer.
** Taken to its logical conclusion, naturally, by [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/212829 this Flash animation]] set to it.
* The {{Demoscene}} in general takes MickeyMousing very seriously. Watch some of the better demos, and you can see that the team responsible went to a lot of effort to synchronise the graphics to the music. When you consider that some of the routines used could be either very slow or fast, depending on the computer running the demo, the synchronisation is even more impressive.
* One of the most common examples of mickey mousing are found in music players themselves where there's usually a set of bars which expand on every beat.
** Technically, that's a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourier_transform Fourier Transform]] of the last fraction of a second of audio data, with the bar lengths corresponding to intensity of sound frequencies present in the audio.
* Happens almost unnervingly well in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxJi-si5FRY&feature=related this]] Website/YouTube video. [[spoiler: Who knew ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' synchronised so well with Yackety Sax?]]
* And similarly, there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGOlevcqxIc this]] scene from ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'', set to the theme from ''Film/TheLifeAquaticWithSteveZissou''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmoAA9eob1I This]] advertisement [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on the idea, by combining it with SorryILeftTheBGMOn.
* A stand-up routine by Bill Bailey explains how scoring childrens cartoons is a low point for a session xylophone player.
--> "''What's the mouse doing now, going up a hill? Right," * deedlydeedlydeedlydeedlydeedlydeedly ding!* "Oh, now it's coming back down," * doodlydoodlydoodlydoodlydoodlydoodly dum!* * sighs* ''
* Happens a lot in trailers for films with lots of action sequences, normally with bits from lots of different scenes. For example, a trailer for ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' has cuts from a few of the 'boss battles' to the beat of 'Invaders Must Die' by Prodigy.
** ''Scott Pilgrim'' also Mickey Mouses the Universal Studios fanfare with Lucas Lee cricking his neck and skateboarding on set. It's more funny than it sounds.
* Used in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSnLne4qDn8 this]] ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' review.
* Andrew Hussie of Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} {{invert|edTrope}}s this trope often. [[AwesomeMusic/{{Homestuck}} The music from the artists]] is composed ahead of time, then Andrew picks one piece and animates the Flash sequences to its beats and any {{Leitmotif}}s present.
** Best seen when Karkat facepalms in time. (Remember the "give out bunnies like it's Christmas while in a lab" event?)
* Progressive metal guitarist Ron Jarzombek and his band, Blotted Science wrote music for previously existing movie scenes, following every movement. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKkn-YjYmCA It's mind-bogglingly complex and precise.]]
* The 2012 logo for Creator/{{Universal}} has a glare on the company name that beams in time with the final notes in the fanfare.
* Some Spike Jones songs are a kind of all-audio version of this, or something closely related to it. For example, the final section of "You Always Hurt the One You Love".
--> You always hurt ''gunshot'' ''scream'' the one you love ''wolf howl'' the one you shouldn't hurt at all ''gunshot'' ''scream'' ''gunshot'' ...
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25th Jan '17 12:42:38 PM StFan
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* As a tourist attraction, a "lover's spat" between Creator/ElizabethTaylor and Mike Todd is portrayed with trumpets in a short segment of ''TheStanFrebergShow''.

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* As a tourist attraction, a "lover's spat" between Creator/ElizabethTaylor and Mike Todd is portrayed with trumpets in a short segment of ''TheStanFrebergShow''.''Radio/TheStanFrebergShow''.



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25th Jan '17 12:41:56 PM StFan
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While it was prevalent in the early days of sound cartoons due to how efficient it was for the animators to time the animation to, it soon became derided as cliché and corny, and its usage decreased considerably in the following years. That said, it's certainly ''not'' a DiscreditedTrope--there are still some modern cartoonists who still use this, such as Creator/GenndyTartakovsky (who loves timing his cartoons to tempos) and [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Danny Antonucci]]. Feature animated films still make some use of it, but it's limited to musical sequences, like the ones seen in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}''.

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While it was prevalent in the early days of sound cartoons due to how efficient it was for the animators to time the animation to, it soon became derided as cliché and corny, and its usage decreased considerably in the following years. That said, it's certainly ''not'' a DiscreditedTrope--there DiscreditedTrope -- there are still some modern cartoonists who still use this, such as Creator/GenndyTartakovsky (who loves timing his cartoons to tempos) and [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Danny Antonucci]]. Feature animated films still make some use of it, but it's limited to musical sequences, like the ones seen in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}''.



This is not the same as a {{Leitmotif}}, which is a particular theme tied to a character, object, or idea. It is also not the same as the use of music to express emotions. It only counts as Mickey Mousing if the music is timed to - and usually similar in contour to - the actions on screen.

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This is not the same as a {{Leitmotif}}, which is a particular theme tied to a character, object, or idea. It is also not the same as the use of music to express emotions. It only counts as Mickey Mousing if the music is timed to - -- and usually similar in contour to - -- the actions on screen.



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[[folder:Classical Music]]
* It could be argued that all scores for operatic performances and ballets are this, by their very nature. But pieces of music that do not quite fit the description of "choreography" or "libretto" might include:
* Prokofief's ''Peter and the Wolf'', the story of a young boy fighting off a big bad wolf, in which the various instrumental groups of the orchestra "voice" the characters and actions.
** It wasn't by accident that Disney animated this note for note and added pictured to the "Mickey Mousing" instruments.
* Britten's ''The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra", where "Mickey Mousing" themes are used to characterise the instruments.
* Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet" Mickey Mouses the principle themes of Shakespeare's play - the conflict between the two Houses, the fight scenes, the recurring love theme, the death of Juliet, etc.
** Arguably, the ''1812 Overture'' Mickey Mouses the story of the 1812 war with France.
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* In ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', this is subtly done throughout the song "Down in New Orleans", mainly to beats of the trumpets.
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* In ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', this is subtly done throughout the song "Down in New Orleans", mainly to beats of the trumpets.



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* It could be argued that all scores for operatic performances and ballets are this, by their very nature. But pieces of music that do not quite fit the description of "choreography" or "libretto" might include:
* Prokofief's ''Peter and the Wolf'', the story of a young boy fighting off a big bad wolf, in which the various instrumental groups of the orchestra "voice" the characters and actions.
** It wasn't by accident that Disney animated this note for note and added pictured to the "Mickey Mousing" instruments.
* Britten's ''The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra", where "Mickey Mousing" themes are used to characterise the instruments.
* Tchaikovsky:
** "Romeo and Juliet" Mickey Mouses the principle themes of Shakespeare's play - the conflict between the two Houses, the fight scenes, the recurring love theme, the death of Juliet, etc.
** Arguably, the ''1812 Overture'' Mickey Mouses the story of the 1812 war with France.
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[[folder:Music Videos]]



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--> ''I miss video games.''
--> ''I miss my mom.''
--> ''I miss video games.''
--> ''I--I--I miss my mom.''

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--> ''I -->''I miss video games.''
--> ''I
\\
I
miss my mom.''
--> ''I
\\
I
miss video games.''
--> ''I--I--I
\\
I--I--I
miss my mom.''
16th Dec '16 4:52:44 PM Lloigor
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** Also, in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' and ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'', Yoshi when he stands still and a player is not riding on him,.

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** Also, in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' and ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'', Yoshi is this when he stands still and a player is not riding on him,.him.
27th Nov '16 4:49:17 AM Snicka
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[[folder:Canadian Animation]]
* Many of Creator/NormanMcLaren's films, such as "Le Merle" and "Boogie Doodle", are planned directly around a soundtrack. Some of his drawn on film experiments, such as "Boogie Doodle", "Pen Point Percussion" or "Synchrony" even went as far as having the ''soundtrack itself'' be the animation!
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* Many of Creator/NormanMcLaren's films, such as "Le Merle" and "Boogie Doodle", are planned directly around a soundtrack. Some of his drawn on film experiments, such as "Boogie Doodle", "Pen Point Percussion" or "Synchrony" even went as far as having the ''soundtrack itself'' be the animation!
12th Nov '16 12:46:26 PM isrflo62
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* Common in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', so much so that in [[NoDialogueEpisode one episode]], {{T|heKidWithTheRemoteControl}}immy wished for all noise to be removed from the world. The Mickey Mousing was used as a sort of thematic replacement for all other sounds.

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* Common in ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', so much so that in [[NoDialogueEpisode one episode]], the episode "Pipe Down!"]], {{T|heKidWithTheRemoteControl}}immy wished for all noise to be removed from the world. The Mickey Mousing was used as a sort of thematic replacement for all other sounds.
13th Oct '16 7:04:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''EliteBeatAgents'' does this twice in cutscenes. First with the dogs barking at the start of of ''Canned Heat'', and later with the screams for help at the start of ''Without a Fight''

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* ''EliteBeatAgents'' ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' does this twice in cutscenes. First with the dogs barking at the start of of ''Canned Heat'', and later with the screams for help at the start of ''Without a Fight''
11th Oct '16 3:54:35 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Mousing Named]] after the extensive usage of this in the ClassicDisneyShorts.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Mousing Named]] after the extensive usage of this in the ClassicDisneyShorts.WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts.
30th Sep '16 7:15:20 PM RAraya
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Scoring a segment such that the music punctuates the physical motions occurring. This is a technical term coined in [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation the early days of animation]], though the practice of synchronizing actions to the rhythm of the music goes back much earlier.

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Scoring a segment such that the music punctuates the physical motions occurring. This is a technical term coined in the animation industry in [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation the early days of animation]], 1930s]], though the practice of synchronizing actions to the rhythm of the music goes back much earlier.
to the days of silent film.



While it was prevalent in the early days of animation due to how efficient it was for the animators to time the animation to, it soon became derided as cliché and corny, and its usage decreased considerably in the following years. That said, it's certainly ''not'' a DiscreditedTrope--there are still some modern cartoonists who still use this, such as Creator/GenndyTartakovsky (who loves timing his cartoons to tempos) and [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Danny Antonucci]]. Feature animated films still make some use of it, but it's limited to musical sequences, like the ones seen in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}''.

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While it was prevalent in the early days of animation sound cartoons due to how efficient it was for the animators to time the animation to, it soon became derided as cliché and corny, and its usage decreased considerably in the following years. That said, it's certainly ''not'' a DiscreditedTrope--there are still some modern cartoonists who still use this, such as Creator/GenndyTartakovsky (who loves timing his cartoons to tempos) and [[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Danny Antonucci]]. Feature animated films still make some use of it, but it's limited to musical sequences, like the ones seen in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}''.
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