History Main / TailFinWalking

30th Nov '16 11:18:07 PM DarkStorm
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* The water-fearing mermaid in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' was guilty of this on occasion. Averted with the older mermaid who was Jake's principal, who hid her tail by using a wheelchair.

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* The water-fearing mermaid in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' was guilty of this on occasion.occasion, though most of the time she slithered like a snake instead when on land. Averted with the older mermaid who was Jake's principal, who hid her tail by using a wheelchair.
17th Nov '16 1:35:12 PM eroock
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This is a subtrope to FeatherFingers.

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This is a subtrope sister trope to FeatherFingers.
30th Oct '16 8:49:45 AM Anddrix
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* The fish character in the Disney live action {{Film/Alice in Wonderland}} by Tim Burton.

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* The fish character in the Disney live action {{Film/Alice in Wonderland}} ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' by Tim Burton.
10th Oct '16 11:58:32 AM Snicka
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* Averted with the fish in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' except during the "Under the Sea" song, where they walk on their own tailfins underwater.

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* Averted with the fish and mermaids in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', except during the "Under the Sea" song, where they several fish walk (or more specifically, dance) on their own tailfins tail fins underwater.



* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift''. Flynn, the seal, doesn't walk, he moves by slithering along.

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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift''. Flynn, the seal, doesn't walk, he moves by slithering along.along [[TruthInTelevision much like real seals do on land]].



* Fish from ''Disney/ChickenLittle''.

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* Fish from ''Disney/ChickenLittle''.
''Disney/ChickenLittle'', being a [[LiteralMetaphor literal]] FishOutOfWater, walks around on land on his tail fin.




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* Most fish characters from ''WesternAnimation/SharkyAndGeorge'' either walk on their tailfins, or swim just above the sea bottom.
25th Jun '16 1:35:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Moosel from TheWuzzles.

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* Moosel from TheWuzzles.WesternAnimation/TheWuzzles.
12th Jun '16 3:57:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* The fish character in the Disney live action {{Film/Alice in Wonderland}} by Tim Burton.


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12th Jun '16 3:56:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} 2'': The shark that follows Morty onto the beach, through the jungle and into a volcano doesn't walk, it just lunges forward repeatedly.

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* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} 2'': ''WesternAnimation/MadagascarEscape2Africa'': The shark that follows Morty onto the beach, through the jungle and into a volcano doesn't walk, it just lunges forward repeatedly.
12th Jun '16 3:56:19 AM Morgenthaler
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12th Jun '16 3:42:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''' TreehouseOfHorror episodes, the dolphins who took over the earth walked on their tail flukes when on land.

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* In one of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''' TreehouseOfHorror WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror episodes, the dolphins who took over the earth walked on their tail flukes when on land.
7th May '16 2:35:31 AM mousetail
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One trope that catches animators when portraying fish, cetacean (whale, dolphin and porpoise) and pinniped (walrus, seal) characters in cartoons is to have them walk on their tailfins (or tail flukes if a cetacean or back feet if a pinniped) when on land. This makes even less sense than a cow with a prehensile tail - cow tails are relatively rigid, but {{Prehensile Tail}}s are viable, whereas tailfins just aren't meant to support an animal's weight - but it's easier to show a fish walking on its tailfins than on its pelvic fins.

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One The trope that catches animators when portraying fish, cetacean (whale, where a whale, dolphin and porpoise) and pinniped (walrus, seal) characters in cartoons is to have them walk porpoise, walrus or seal walks on their tailfins (or tail flukes if a cetacean or back feet if a pinniped) when on land. it's tail-fin. This makes even less sense than a cow trope is especially common in cartoons, since filming this is difficult with a prehensile tail - cow tails real fish. In reality, tail-fins are relatively rigid, but {{Prehensile Tail}}s are viable, whereas tailfins just aren't meant to rather floppy, and won't support an the animal's weight - but it's easier to show a fish weight, however, it looks more natural then walking on its tailfins than on its pelvic the pectoral fins.
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