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30th Aug '16 12:35:31 PM rafi
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* The Chipmunks and their DistaffCounterparts the Chipettes were the size of human children in ''WesternAnimation/TheAlvinShow'', 80s TV series and films, making them ''chipmunk-shaped humans''. This later became averted in the CGI/live action films and 2015 TV series, when they were the size of actual chipmunks in real life.

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* The An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' featured rat people, who were only slightly shorter than Jasmine and Aladdin.
* Played straight with ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks''. In addition to possessing human-like faces and ears, the
Chipmunks and their DistaffCounterparts the Chipettes were the size of human children originally human-sized, making them more like chipmink-shaped humans in ''WesternAnimation/TheAlvinShow'', 80s TV series and films, making them ''chipmunk-shaped humans''. films. This later became averted in the CGI/live action films and 2015 TV series, when they were the size of actual chipmunks in real life.life.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard'' when everyone got a clone, said clones were all mini-sized.. except Pip's, who went the other way.
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'': Rook picked up his impressive fighting skills defending his planet's wheat silos from the local rodents, which, according to him, "Run fairly large."
* In one ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheSuperFriends'' episode, Sinestro creates a giant rat to attack the heroes; GreenLantern handles it by using ''his'' ring to create a giant ''cat'' to chase it away.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}'' involved The Hacker using a giant hamster called a hamborg (which for some reason resembled a capybara) as part of his evil plan.
* That ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode about the world being destroyed by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2000_problem Y2K]]. The Griffins leave Joe to fight a giant mutant rat. His response? [[BadAss "Bring It On!!!]]
* In the when-nightmares-attack episode of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'', Lowlight is revealed to have recurrent bad dreams about hybrid rat/car horrors stalking him at night in his father's junkyard.



* Professor Ratigan from the Disney movie ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' insists on being called a big mouse even though he looks like like a rat. In his defense he was a mouse in the original book series.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' featured a rat bigger than a horse attacking [[FatIdiot Beezy]].
* More than one cartoon from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' involved Sylvester '''thinking''' he's encountered this trope, but it's really a young kangaroo that keeps swapping places with the mouse he's after and smacking him around.
** In the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatPiggyBankRobbery'', Duck Twacy follows footprints to a teeny-tiny mousehole and deduces the criminal Mouse Man is inside. He shouts "Come on out, ya rat!" and a HUGE snarling rat-in-a-suit pops out looming over Twacy, who whimpers "*gulp*...go...back...inside."
** In the ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner'' cartoon "Chariots of Fur", Wile E. tries to catch the Roadrunner with a giant mousetrap. Instead, he snags a giant mouse, who then turns the tables on him.
* The Creator/TexAvery classic ''WesternAnimation/KingSizeCanary'' has a cat trying to make a decent meal out of a puny canary by feeding it fast-growth plant food. It works alarmingly well, and soon the cat, the bird, a mouse, and a bulldog are all taking swigs of the stuff, jockeying for size supremacy. The cartoon ends with the cat and mouse waving goodbye to us, standing on a relative beach ball sized planet Earth.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** In an early episode, Bart is [[LittleKnownFacts convinced]] by Sherri and Terri that the ''Mayflower'' left England to escape from giant rats.
** While not a direct example, Homer once fantasized Lisa as a Princess, Marge as a Queen and Bart as a giant rat. Giant rat Bart then chews on the wall, which he was actually doing outside of the fantasy.
** Though a more literal example would be the Treehouse of Horror episode "Terror of Tiny Toon" in which Bart and Lisa are trapped inside the TV being hunted down by a murderous Itchy and Scratchy. In which Itchy is about the same height as the kids. Though it is averted when Itchy enters the "real world" and becomes the size of a normal mouse.



* That ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode about the world being destroyed by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2000_problem Y2K]]. The Griffins leave Joe to fight a giant mutant rat. His response? [[BadAss "Bring It On!!!]]
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' featured rat people, who were only slightly shorter than Jasmine and Aladdin.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' featured a rat bigger than a horse attacking [[FatIdiot Beezy]].
* Professor Ratigan from the Disney movie ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' insists on being called a big mouse even though he looks like like a rat. In his defense he was a mouse in the original book series.
* More than one cartoon from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' involved Sylvester '''thinking''' he's encountered this trope, but it's really a young kangaroo that keeps swapping places with the mouse he's after and smacking him around.
** And of course [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry Jerry]] pulled the same trick on Tom, with a ''baby elephant''.
*** On the topic of Tom & Jerry, one classic had Jerry become a giant at the end because of a growth chemical he had concocted.
* In the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatPiggyBankRobbery'', Duck Twacy follows footprints to a teeny-tiny mousehole and deduces the criminal Mouse Man is inside. He shouts "Come on out, ya rat!" and a HUGE snarling rat-in-a-suit pops out looming over Twacy, who whimpers "*gulp*...go...back...inside."
* In ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard'' when everyone got a clone, said clones were all mini-sized.. except Pip's, who went the other way.
* The Creator/TexAvery classic ''WesternAnimation/KingSizeCanary'' has a cat trying to make a decent meal out of a puny canary by feeding it fast-growth plant food. It works alarmingly well, and soon the cat, the bird, a mouse, and a bulldog are all taking swigs of the stuff, jockeying for size supremacy. The cartoon ends with the cat and mouse waving goodbye to us, standing on a relative beach ball sized planet Earth.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}'' involved The Hacker using a giant hamster called a hamborg (which for some reason resembled a capybara) as part of his evil plan.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner'' cartoon "Chariots of Fur", Wile E. tries to catch the Roadrunner with a giant mousetrap. Instead, he snags a giant mouse, who then turns the tables on him.
* In the when-nightmares-attack episode of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'', Lowlight is revealed to have recurrent bad dreams about hybrid rat/car horrors stalking him at night in his father's junkyard.
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'': Rook picked up his impressive fighting skills defending his planet's wheat silos from the local rodents, which, according to him, "Run fairly large."
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** In an early episode, Bart is [[LittleKnownFacts convinced]] by Sherri and Terri that the ''Mayflower'' left England to escape from giant rats.
** While not a direct example, Homer once fantasized Lisa as a Princess, Marge as a Queen and Bart as a giant rat. Giant rat Bart then chews on the wall, which he was actually doing outside of the fantasy.
** Though a more literal example would be the Treehouse of Horror episode "Terror of Tiny Toon" in which Bart and Lisa are trapped inside the TV being hunted down by a murderous Itchy and Scratchy. In which Itchy is about the same height as the kids. Though it is averted when Itchy enters the "real world" and becomes the size of a normal mouse.

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* That ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode about the world being destroyed by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2000_problem Y2K]]. The Griffins leave Joe to fight a giant mutant rat. His response? [[BadAss "Bring It On!!!]]
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' featured rat people, who were only slightly shorter than Jasmine and Aladdin.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' featured a rat bigger than a horse attacking [[FatIdiot Beezy]].
* Professor Ratigan from the Disney movie ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' insists on being called a big mouse even though he looks like like a rat.
In his defense he was a mouse in the original book series.
* More than one cartoon from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' involved Sylvester '''thinking''' he's encountered this trope, but it's really a young kangaroo that keeps swapping places with the mouse he's after and smacking him around.
** And of course [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry Jerry]]
''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', Jerry pulled the same trick quoted above with Sylvester on Tom, with a ''baby elephant''.
*** ** On the topic of Tom & Jerry, one classic had Jerry become a giant at the end because of a growth chemical he had concocted.
* In the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatPiggyBankRobbery'', Duck Twacy follows footprints to a teeny-tiny mousehole and deduces the criminal Mouse Man is inside. He shouts "Come on out, ya rat!" and a HUGE snarling rat-in-a-suit pops out looming over Twacy, who whimpers "*gulp*...go...back...inside."
* In ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard'' when everyone got a clone, said clones were all mini-sized.. except Pip's, who went the other way.
* The Creator/TexAvery classic ''WesternAnimation/KingSizeCanary'' has a cat trying to make a decent meal out of a puny canary by feeding it fast-growth plant food. It works alarmingly well, and soon the cat, the bird, a mouse, and a bulldog are all taking swigs of the stuff, jockeying for size supremacy. The cartoon ends with the cat and mouse waving goodbye to us, standing on a relative beach ball sized planet Earth.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}}'' involved The Hacker using a giant hamster called a hamborg (which for some reason resembled a capybara) as part of his evil plan.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner'' cartoon "Chariots of Fur", Wile E. tries to catch the Roadrunner with a giant mousetrap. Instead, he snags a giant mouse, who then turns the tables on him.
* In the when-nightmares-attack episode of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'', Lowlight is revealed to have recurrent bad dreams about hybrid rat/car horrors stalking him at night in his father's junkyard.
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'': Rook picked up his impressive fighting skills defending his planet's wheat silos from the local rodents, which, according to him, "Run fairly large."
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** In an early episode, Bart is [[LittleKnownFacts convinced]] by Sherri and Terri that the ''Mayflower'' left England to escape from giant rats.
** While not a direct example, Homer once fantasized Lisa as a Princess, Marge as a Queen and Bart as a giant rat. Giant rat Bart then chews on the wall, which he was actually doing outside of the fantasy.
** Though a more literal example would be the Treehouse of Horror episode "Terror of Tiny Toon" in which Bart and Lisa are trapped inside the TV being hunted down by a murderous Itchy and Scratchy. In which Itchy is about the same height as the kids. Though it is averted when Itchy enters the "real world" and becomes the size of a normal mouse.
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* In one ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheSuperFriends'' episode, Sinestro creates a giant rat to attack the heroes; GreenLantern handles it by using ''his'' ring to create a giant ''cat'' to chase it away.
15th Aug '16 8:41:01 PM ZeroL
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'''Westley''': Rodents of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist.\\

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'''Westley''': Rodents of Unusual Size? I don't think believe they exist.\\
15th Aug '16 7:11:25 AM Sharlee
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* The first segment of ''Film/TrilogyOfTerrorII, "The Graveyard Rats", has eponymous rats that are big as dogs and have a taste for human flesh.

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* The first segment of ''Film/TrilogyOfTerrorII, ''Film/TrilogyOfTerrorII'', "The Graveyard Rats", has eponymous rats that are big as dogs and have a taste for human flesh.
15th Aug '16 7:10:38 AM Sharlee
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* The Gambian giant pouched rat can grow to over 2' long, and is one of the largest rodents to be formally classified as "rats". They've been trained to sniff out land mines in Africa, which kinda subverts this trope's "feared, flesh-rending predator" aspect.

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* The Gambian giant pouched rat can grow to over 2' long, and is one of the largest rodents to be formally classified as "rats". They've playful herbivores which have been trained to sniff out land mines in Africa, which kinda subverts this trope's "feared, flesh-rending predator" aspect.
15th Aug '16 7:08:54 AM Sharlee
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* In an in-Verse example, the populace at large in ''Literature/RatmansNotebooks'' start speculating about a human-sized man/rat hybrid on the loose after the VillainProtagonist begins using his trained SwarmOfRats to commit crimes. Amused, he plays along with these rumors by donning a rat mask on his later criminal forays.
15th Aug '16 7:03:28 AM Sharlee
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* In "The Elevator", a segment from ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'', two brothers discover a series of progressively-bigger giant rat carcasses while searching their MadScientist father's lab.
5th Aug '16 5:11:43 AM Sharlee
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* Sherman the Ginormouse, a white mouse the size of a two-story house, features in the opening sequence of the ''Series/OddSquad'' [[TheMovie TV movie]].
20th Jul '16 5:25:15 PM DinoTurtle
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* Panne, a member of the {{Shapeshifting}} taguel race in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', can transform into a 15-foot-tall KillerRabbit. [[spoiler:Her future son, Yarne, inherits this ability.]]
12th Jul '16 6:22:42 PM Scrounge
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersBeastWars''[[note]]and its sequel series, ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines[[/note]], Rattrap's rat mode is shown being significantly larger than normal rats. This is especially unusual in that Transformers has previously shown a willingness to show characters alternate forms as being significantly smaller than their robot modes would indicate (Megatron, Soundwave, Blaster, etc.).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersBeastWars''[[note]]and its sequel series, ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines[[/note]], ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''[[/note]], Rattrap's rat mode is shown being significantly larger than normal rats. This is especially unusual in that Transformers has previously shown a willingness to show characters alternate forms as being significantly smaller than their robot modes would indicate (Megatron, Soundwave, Blaster, etc.).



** In the cartoons, the Maximals and Predacons of ''Beast Wars'' were smaller descendants of the Autobots and Decepticons. The IDW comics have [[CanonForeigner brought in some Beast-era charactersto their G1-based universe,]] made them Autobots and Decepticons, and sized them up to fit in with the general populace. Rattrap is one of them, meaning his rat mode is apparently the size of a ''car''.

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** In the cartoons, the Maximals and Predacons of ''Beast Wars'' were smaller descendants of the Autobots and Decepticons. The IDW comics have [[CanonForeigner brought in some Beast-era charactersto characters to their G1-based universe,]] made them Autobots and Decepticons, and sized them up to fit in with the general populace. Rattrap is one of them, meaning his rat mode is apparently the size of a ''car''.
9th Jul '16 11:46:33 AM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'': the Kuma-Nui, a large combiner figure built of two already decent-sized models, was a rat. A rat with an extendable neck, gorilla-arms and tank-threads for legs.

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'': ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'': the Kuma-Nui, a large combiner figure built of two already decent-sized models, was a rat. A rat with an extendable neck, gorilla-arms and tank-threads for legs.
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