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19th Apr '16 4:01:47 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' has a lot of this, seeing as it takes place at a school for young Toons to learn how to do what Toons do best. An episode from the second season of the show was titled "Toon Physics", and featured {{cutaway gag}]s with [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Orson Whales]] explaining to the viewers how Toon Physics differ from Real World Physics.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' has a lot of this, seeing as it takes place at a school for young Toons to learn how to do what Toons do best. An episode from the second season of the show was titled "Toon Physics", and featured {{cutaway gag}]s gag}}s with [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Orson Whales]] explaining to the viewers how Toon Physics differ from Real World Physics.
19th Apr '16 4:01:18 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' has a lot of this, seeing as it takes place at a school for young Toons to learn how to do what Toons do best. An episode from the second season of the show was titled "Toon Physics", and featured Orson Whales, a whale expy of Creator/OrsonWelles, who explained to the viewers how Toon Physics differ from Real World Physics.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' has a lot of this, seeing as it takes place at a school for young Toons to learn how to do what Toons do best. An episode from the second season of the show was titled "Toon Physics", and featured {{cutaway gag}]s with [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Orson Whales, a whale expy of Creator/OrsonWelles, who explained Whales]] explaining to the viewers how Toon Physics differ from Real World Physics.
12th Mar '16 7:50:38 AM narm00
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** In ''The Multiversity #1'', Captain Carrot invokes this in a fight with a Hulk {{Expy}} on Earth-8, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a fight he won by the way.]] Being squashed flat doesn't do anything to him, because he can just pop back up again.

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** In ''The Multiversity #1'', [[ComicBook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew Captain Carrot Carrot]] invokes this in a fight with a Hulk {{Expy}} on Earth-8, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a fight he won by the way.]] Being squashed flat doesn't do anything to him, because he can just pop back up again.



** ''The Multiversity Guidebook #1'' notes that this is true for [[UpToEleven all of]] Earth-26. Being destroyed apparently isn't much of a problem for it, either.

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** ''The Multiversity Guidebook #1'' notes that this is true for [[UpToEleven all of]] Earth-26.[[AlternateTooniverse Earth-26]]. Being destroyed apparently isn't much of a problem for it, either.



* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', the toons naturally have this power, but live humans do not outside of Toon Town, which means even though the vast majority of them are benign and friendly, it's entirely possible for a toon to kill a human using cartoon rules. This is what makes [[spoiler:Judge Doom]] so scary, because he can and ''does'' kill people with toon physics, and also found a way to kill toons with paint thinner, which he calls the Dip.

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* In ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', the toons naturally have this power, but live humans do not outside of Toon Town, which means even though the vast majority of them are benign and friendly, it's entirely possible for a toon to kill a human using cartoon rules. This is what makes [[spoiler:Judge Doom]] so scary, because he can and ''does'' kill people with toon physics, and also found a way to kill toons with paint thinner, which he calls the Dip.



* TheMovie of ''TheTwilightZone'' includes a sequence where the Omnipotent Child both brings a cartoon character into real life, and sends Nancy Cartwright into a cartoon.
* ''Film/SpaceJam'' and ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'' In fact, in the former, [[spoiler:it turns out to work on normal humans as well, setting up an awesome moment for Michael Jordan.]]

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* TheMovie of ''TheTwilightZone'' ''Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie'' includes a sequence where the Omnipotent Child both brings a cartoon character into real life, and sends Nancy Cartwright into a cartoon.
* ''Film/SpaceJam'' and ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'' ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction''. In fact, in the former, [[spoiler:it turns out to work on normal humans as well, setting up an awesome moment for Michael Jordan.]]



* In a ''Webcomic/TheHeroOfThreeFaces'' strip, when discussing how ''Franchise/StarTrek'' unverse physics makes perfect sense to ''Trek'' characters, even though from [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]]'s perspective it's total nonsense, Data points out that physics are bound to be consistant within a fictional plane, and offers the analogy that, were they to visit the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes universe, Wile E. Coyote physics would apply to them. Cut to the Doctor blindfolding Data on top of a cliff.

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* In a ''Webcomic/TheHeroOfThreeFaces'' strip, when discussing how ''Franchise/StarTrek'' unverse universe physics makes perfect sense to ''Trek'' characters, even though from [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]]'s perspective it's total nonsense, Data points out that physics are bound to be consistant within a fictional plane, and offers the analogy that, were they to visit the WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes universe, Wile E. Coyote physics would apply to them. Cut to the Doctor blindfolding Data on top of a cliff.



*** Sometimes non Toons can use Toon Physics, if the person is willing. Lucky walking on thin air and Miranda changing into a disguise outfit instantly as examples. They arguably have the advantage here, as Toons seem compelled to finish the gag and make it funny, over making Toon Physics useful, as seen when Lucky is able to resist looking down and breaking the "walking on thin air" joke, while Bonkers and the villain have to look down and fall.

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*** Sometimes non Toons non-Toons can use Toon Physics, if the person is willing. willing, with Lucky walking on thin air and Miranda changing into a disguise outfit instantly as examples. They arguably have the advantage here, as Toons seem compelled to finish the gag and make it funny, funny over making Toon Physics useful, as seen when Lucky is able to resist looking down and breaking the "walking on thin air" joke, while Bonkers and the villain have to look down and fall.



** Pinkie Pie from has many toony abilities no other pony is capable of. These almost never amount to any practical effect, however, and are generally accepted as "Weird things that Pinkie Pie does, just ignore it" by anyone around to witness them. Among other things, she's able to pass through walls by ducking out and into frame, abruptly pop out of things far too small to hold her (including Rarity's ''hat''), chase ponies à la Pepe Le Pew, stretch like she's made of rubber, and devour a cake several times her size (an act which even shocked Princess Celestia, the kingdom's ruler and ''PhysicalGoddess'' who is well over 1000 years old).

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** Pinkie Pie from has many toony abilities no other pony is capable of. These almost never amount to any practical effect, however, and are generally accepted as "Weird things that Pinkie Pie does, just ignore it" by anyone around to witness them. Among other things, she's able to pass through walls by ducking out and into frame, abruptly pop out of things far too small to hold her (including Rarity's ''hat''), chase ponies à la Pepe Le Pew, stretch like she's made of rubber, and devour a cake several times her size (an act which even shocked Princess Celestia, the kingdom's ruler and ''PhysicalGoddess'' ''PhysicalGoddess'', who is well over 1000 years old).



** Fanfic writer D. G. D. Davidson [[http://www.fimfiction.net/blog/116909 points out]] that one of the reason ''My Little Pony'' fanfiction tends to seem grittier than the show is that the loony, ubiquitous ToonPhysics that work seamlessly in animation don't translate very well to writing, and so the setting has to be made more realistic and less cartoony and carefree.
** The characters are often startled by her antics, but seldom actually comment on them, shrugging them off as Pinkie Pie being Pinkie Pie. Rainbow Dash does, however, call her on it in "Too Many Pinkie Pies", when she slows down her fall in midair in order to slip into a lake quietly. However, Pinkie's explanation of how she did it, as per usual, is completely unhelpful.

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** Fanfic writer D. G. D. Davidson [[http://www.fimfiction.net/blog/116909 points out]] that one of the reason reasons ''My Little Pony'' fanfiction tends to seem grittier than the show is that the loony, ubiquitous ToonPhysics that work seamlessly in animation don't translate very well to writing, and so the setting has to be made more realistic and less cartoony and carefree.
carefree. This particularly hits Pinkie, since her toon gags are a large part of her portrayal in the show, and she's not easy to write without them.
** The characters are often startled by her Pinkie's antics, but seldom actually comment on them, shrugging them off as Pinkie Pie being Pinkie Pie. Rainbow Dash does, however, call her on it in "Too Many Pinkie Pies", when she slows down her fall in midair in order to slip into a lake quietly. However, Pinkie's explanation of how she did it, as per usual, is completely unhelpful.



* In the ''HeckleAndJeckle'' short "The Power of Thought", Jeckle tells Heckle that he has realized that as cartoon characters, they can do anything they can think of. They then proceed to make a bulldog policeman's life a living hell, until he realizes that he, too, is a cartoon character.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' has a lot of this, seeing as it takes place at a school for young Toons to learn how to do what Toons do best. An episode from the second season of the show was titled, "Toon Physics", and featured Orson Whales, a whale expy of Creator/OrsonWelles, who explained to the viewers how Toon Physics differ from Real World Physics.

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* In the ''HeckleAndJeckle'' ''WesternAnimation/HeckleAndJeckle'' short "The Power of Thought", Jeckle tells Heckle that he has realized that as cartoon characters, they can do anything they can think of. They then proceed to make a bulldog policeman's life a living hell, until he realizes that he, too, is a cartoon character.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' has a lot of this, seeing as it takes place at a school for young Toons to learn how to do what Toons do best. An episode from the second season of the show was titled, titled "Toon Physics", and featured Orson Whales, a whale expy of Creator/OrsonWelles, who explained to the viewers how Toon Physics differ from Real World Physics.
10th Mar '16 7:48:24 AM Ambaryerno
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* Minor Marvel character Slapstick's powers effectively run on a combination of this and RuleOfFunny.
10th Mar '16 7:47:16 AM Ambaryerno
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* Minor Marvel character Slapstick's powers effectively run on a combination of this and RuleOfFunny.
9th Mar '16 7:16:22 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', the toons naturally have this power, but live humans do not outside of Toon Town, which means even though the vast majority of them are benign and friendly, it's entirely possible for a toon to kill a human using cartoon rules. This is what makes Judge Doom so scary, because he can and ''does'' kill people with toon physics, and also found a way to kill toons with paint thinner, which he calls the Dip.

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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', the toons naturally have this power, but live humans do not outside of Toon Town, which means even though the vast majority of them are benign and friendly, it's entirely possible for a toon to kill a human using cartoon rules. This is what makes Judge Doom [[spoiler:Judge Doom]] so scary, because he can and ''does'' kill people with toon physics, and also found a way to kill toons with paint thinner, which he calls the Dip.
26th Feb '16 1:42:38 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Like the film it inspired, ''ComicBook/TheMask'' grants its wearer the use of toon physics. Unlike the film, though, victims of The Mask's shenanigans are ''not'' subject to the same, so things like SquishedFlat and TorsoWithAView end up as brutally gory deaths instead of AmusingInjuries.

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* Like the film it inspired, ''ComicBook/TheMask'' grants its wearer the use of toon physics. Unlike the film, though, victims of The Mask's shenanigans are ''not'' subject to the same, so things like SquishedFlat SquashedFlat and TorsoWithAView end up as brutally gory deaths instead of AmusingInjuries.
26th Feb '16 1:42:14 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Like the film it inspired, ''ComicBook/TheMask'' grants its wearer the use of toon physics. Unlike the film, though, victims of The Mask's shenanigans are ''not'' subject to the same, so things like SquishedFlat and TorsoWithAView end up as brutally gory deaths instead of AmusingInjuries.
28th Jan '16 11:24:46 PM Gideoncrawle
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->''Any body suspended in space [[GravityIsAHarshMistress will remain in space until made aware of its situation]]. WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck steps off a cliff, expecting further pastureland. He loiters in midair, soliloquizing flippantly, until he chances to look down. At this point, the familiar principle of 32 feet per second per second takes over.''

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->''Any body suspended in space [[GravityIsAHarshMistress will remain in space until made aware of its situation]].situation. WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck steps off a cliff, expecting further pastureland. He loiters in midair, soliloquizing flippantly, until he chances to look down. At this point, the familiar principle of 32 feet per second per second takes over.''
13th Jan '16 3:32:37 PM NonHausdorff
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->''Any body suspended in space [[GravityIsAHarshMistress will remain in space until made aware of its situation]]. WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck steps off a cliff, expecting further pastureland. He loiters in midair, soliloquizing flippantly, until he chances to look down. At this point, the familiar principle of 32 feet per second takes over.''

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->''Any body suspended in space [[GravityIsAHarshMistress will remain in space until made aware of its situation]]. WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck steps off a cliff, expecting further pastureland. He loiters in midair, soliloquizing flippantly, until he chances to look down. At this point, the familiar principle of 32 feet per second per second takes over.''
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