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8th May '18 9:40:44 PM Kalmbach
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* Used in ''VideoGame/LANoire'' as part of the motion-capture technology. The heads of the actors were filmed with thirty high-resolution cameras to produce the detailed animated models used in the game, but these had to be matched to the computer-rendered character bodies (which were themselves often animated using motion-capture suits). Note how the women with low-cut blouses and dressed all wear necklaces, and particularly how an otherwise naked girl in [[spoiler: Benson's apartment]] is wearing a necktie.

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* Used in ''VideoGame/LANoire'' as part of the motion-capture technology. The heads of the actors were filmed with thirty high-resolution cameras to produce the detailed animated models used in the game, but these had to be matched to the computer-rendered character bodies (which were themselves often animated using motion-capture suits). Note how the women with low-cut blouses and dressed dresses all wear necklaces, and particularly how an otherwise naked girl in [[spoiler: Benson's apartment]] is wearing a necktie.
8th May '18 9:40:03 PM Kalmbach
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* Used in ''VideoGame/LANoire'' as part of the motion-capture technology. The heads of the actors were filmed with thirty high-resolution cameras to produce the detailed animated models used in the game, but these had to be matched to the computer-rendered character bodies (which were themselves often animated using motion-capture suits). Note how the women with low-cut blouses and dressed all wear necklaces, and particularly how an otherwise naked girl in [[spoiler: Benson's apartment]] is wearing a necktie.
6th May '18 9:32:52 AM nombretomado
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** All the men in ''TheFlintstones'' wear collars. The women tend to wear necklaces.

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** All the men in ''TheFlintstones'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' wear collars. The women tend to wear necklaces.
10th Apr '18 5:47:58 PM TheBigBopper
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Low-budget cartoon characters always wear neckties (if male) or necklaces (if female). Or collars, even if they don't have shirts (see illustration). Or have some outlandish costume that obscures part of their neck.

This trope owes its existence to a LimitedAnimation trick from traditional (i.e. hand-drawn) animation. If a character is standing and talking instead of doing something with their whole body, it's cheaper to animate just the head with a sequence of drawings while using only one drawing for the body. A collar makes a nice dividing line to let animators do this while making it easy to keep the body parts together.

Often serves as TertiarySexualCharacteristics. Overlaps with AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal if the character is otherwise naked.

Creator/HannaBarbera famously used this shortcut to help keep their TV cartoons under budget and on schedule, while {{Anime}} employed it with devices like the AllEncompassingMantle.

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Low-budget cartoon characters always wear neckties (if male) or necklaces (if female). Or collars, even if they don't have shirts (see illustration). Or have some outlandish costume that obscures part of their neck.

neck. The AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal often wears a neck article and perhaps a hat as their only clothing, and gendered neckwear gives such cartoon animals more TertiarySexualCharacteristics to identify them to the audience.

This trope owes its existence to a LimitedAnimation trick from traditional (i.e. hand-drawn) animation. If At any time when a character is standing still and talking instead of doing something moving with their whole body, it's cheaper to animate just the head with a sequence of drawings while using only one drawing for the body. A collar makes for a nice helpful dividing line to let that the animators do this while making it easy to can use and helps keep the head and body parts together.

Often serves as TertiarySexualCharacteristics. Overlaps with AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal if the character is otherwise naked.

together. Creator/HannaBarbera famously used this shortcut to help keep their TV cartoons under budget and on schedule, while {{Anime}} employed it with devices like the AllEncompassingMantle.
10th Apr '18 5:20:08 PM TheBigBopper
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This is because if a character's standing and talking, it's cheaper to just animate the head while using only one drawing for the body. A collar makes a nice dividing line to let animators do this while making it easy to keep the body parts together.

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This trope owes its existence to a LimitedAnimation trick from traditional (i.e. hand-drawn) animation. If a character is because if a character's standing and talking, talking instead of doing something with their whole body, it's cheaper to just animate just the head with a sequence of drawings while using only one drawing for the body. A collar makes a nice dividing line to let animators do this while making it easy to keep the body parts together.



Creator/HannaBarbera TV cartoons [[LimitedAnimation abused this most]] {{egregious}}ly while {{Anime}} employed it with devices like the AllEncompassingMantle.

The advent of digital animation has rendered this a largely DiscreditedTrope, used mostly as a tribute to the classics - although, the equivalent is still utilised in 3D animation for digital games - characters are built out of multiple, non-connected models, with things like collars, watches, and the like, being used to hide the seams, akin to traditional 2D.

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Creator/HannaBarbera famously used this shortcut to help keep their TV cartoons [[LimitedAnimation abused this most]] {{egregious}}ly under budget and on schedule, while {{Anime}} employed it with devices like the AllEncompassingMantle.

The advent of digital animation has rendered this a largely DiscreditedTrope, used mostly as a tribute to the classics - although, the equivalent is still utilised in 3D animation for digital games - characters are built out of multiple, non-connected models, with things like collars, watches, and the like, like being used to hide the seams, akin to traditional 2D.
3rd Mar '18 6:46:28 PM BNSF1995
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales'', all of the dragon characters (of both genders) wear a ribbon with a pendant around their neck.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales'', all of the dragon characters (of both genders) wear a ribbon with a pendant around their neck.neck, known as a dragon badge. This is less of a cost-cutting thing and more a plot device, as their dragon badges glow after they overcome a difficult obstacle (physical or otherwise), though throughout the series' run, only the main four dragons ever had their badges shine. This glowing was front-and-center in a second season episode in which Zack and Wheezie had to track down their badges that they had left on the back of a tortoise (ironically named Speedy).
10th Dec '17 11:09:07 PM goldfndr
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* Similarly, the Chippendales costume has a collar like this with a bowtie (and cuffs).
10th Dec '17 4:05:54 PM nombretomado
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* In DragonTales, all of the dragon characters (of both genders) wear a ribbon with a pendant around their neck.

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* In DragonTales, ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales'', all of the dragon characters (of both genders) wear a ribbon with a pendant around their neck.
10th Nov '17 1:45:10 PM NESBoy
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* ''TheSimpsons'' family are all designed like this. ''Pearls on a little girl?'' That's why. In an episode where Lisa loses them, she breaks down in tears and admits that without them she's nothing but [[OnlySixFaces a big Maggie]].

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* ''TheSimpsons'' family are all designed like this. ''Pearls on a little girl?'' [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S08E01/209708.jpg That's why. why.]] In an episode where Lisa loses them, she breaks down in tears and admits that without them she's nothing but [[OnlySixFaces a big Maggie]].
8th Apr '17 2:48:18 PM Phred
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* Due to ''[[WesternAnimation/BuddyThunderstruck]'' being a stop motion cartoon featuring felt puppets, nearly every character has some part of their wardrobe (generally turtleneck sweaters) or appearance hide the seam on the puppet's neck that allows for their head articulation, which is sometimes still visible anyway in certain shots.

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* Due to ''[[WesternAnimation/BuddyThunderstruck]'' ''WesternAnimation/BuddyThunderstruck'' being a stop motion cartoon featuring felt puppets, nearly every character has some part of their wardrobe (generally turtleneck sweaters) or appearance hide the seam on the puppet's neck that allows for their head articulation, which is sometimes still visible anyway in certain shots.
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