History OffModel / WesternAnimation

17th Sep '17 11:48:15 AM nombretomado
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** WordOfGod says that the animators forgetting to draw it, along with PeopleSitOnChairs, is the reason Mumfie doesn't have underwear.

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** WordOfGod says that the animators forgetting to draw it, along with PeopleSitOnChairs, Administrivia/PeopleSitOnChairs, is the reason Mumfie doesn't have underwear.
15th Sep '17 9:52:36 AM Prfnoff
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBeatles'' features this -- Music/TheBeatles themselves look like horribly disfigured caricatures, and they fare ''better'' than the background staff...
** The Beatles cartoon is quite an early example of farming out animation to other studios. Most of the episodes were done in England, but a few were shipped off to be animated in Canada, Holland, and Australia. While the Canadian and Dutch episodes occasionally slip up, the most egregious offenders were the Australians, and for good reason. At the time the cartoons were produced, the Australian animation industry was in its infancy, and its animators ''very'' inexperienced, hence the wobbly drawing-style and frequent off-model nature of the Fab Four in those episodes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBeatles'' features this -- Music/TheBeatles themselves look like horribly disfigured caricatures, and they fare ''better'' than the background staff...
** The Beatles cartoon is quite
staff. In an early example of farming out animation to other studios. Most overseas studios, most of the episodes were done in England, but a few were shipped off to be animated in Canada, Holland, and Australia. While the Canadian and Dutch episodes occasionally slip up, the most egregious offenders were the Australians, and for good reason. At the time the cartoons were produced, the Australian animation industry was in its infancy, and its animators ''very'' inexperienced, hence the wobbly drawing-style and frequent off-model nature of the Fab Four in those episodes.
12th Sep '17 4:36:29 PM ClintEastwood
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* The first produced (but thirteenth aired) episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Some Enchanted Evening", is infamous for the hysterically poor quality of the animation. Stories range far and wide on why, from tight deadlines, farmed-out animation, to poor communication and lousy (or non-existent) model sheets. The episode was even sent back for revision before airing and was ''still'' horrible. [[SarcasmMode AKOM at its finest.]]

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* The first produced (but thirteenth aired) episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Some "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E13SomeEnchantedEvening Some Enchanted Evening", Evening]]", is infamous for the hysterically poor quality of the animation. Stories range far and wide on why, from tight deadlines, farmed-out animation, to poor communication and lousy (or non-existent) model sheets. The episode was even sent back for revision before airing and was ''still'' horrible. [[SarcasmMode AKOM at its finest.]]



** In the commentary for the season 11 episode "Pygmoelian" it was actually admitted that people normally didn't care too much if Moe was a little off-model - given that he's mostly a minor character and pretty ugly anyways.
** In the episode "Today I Am a Clown", Patty and Selma appear in one scene with off-model noses: pointy instead of their usual button noses.
** "Fat Man and Little Boy" parodies it. Homer criticizes the quality of Korean animation. His mouth promptly shifts across the screen for two seconds.
** In the episode "Homer's Odyssey", Smithers is [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f1/Waylon_Smithers_%28first_appearance%29.jpg black.]] Sherri and Terri were also (briefly) drawn without bodies in the same episode.
** Milhouse had black hair in an early episode, due to another inking error. In "Simpsons Roasting On An Open Fire", Sherri and Terri were depicted with brown hair and yellow skin (as opposed to their lavender hair and eerie paleness).

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** In the commentary for the season 11 episode "Pygmoelian" "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E16Pygmoelian Pygmoelian]]" it was actually admitted that people normally didn't care too much if Moe was a little off-model - given that he's mostly a minor character and pretty ugly anyways.
** In the episode "Today "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E6TodayIAmAClown Today I Am a Clown", Clown]]", Patty and Selma appear in one scene with off-model noses: pointy instead of their usual button noses.
** "Fat "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS16E5FatManAndLittleBoy Fat Man and Little Boy" Boy]]" parodies it. Homer criticizes the quality of Korean animation. His mouth promptly shifts across the screen for two seconds.
** In the episode "Homer's Odyssey", "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E3HomersOdyssey Homer's Odyssey]]", Smithers is [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f1/Waylon_Smithers_%28first_appearance%29.jpg black.]] Sherri and Terri were also (briefly) drawn without bodies in the same episode.
** Milhouse had black hair in an early episode, due to another inking error. In "Simpsons "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E1SimpsonsRoastingOnAnOpenFire Simpsons Roasting On An on an Open Fire", Fire]]", Sherri and Terri were depicted with brown hair and yellow skin (as opposed to their lavender hair and eerie paleness).



** Near the end of the episode "Bart's Comet", Apu is yellow instead of brown for a few seconds.

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** Near the end of the episode "Bart's Comet", "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E14BartsComet Bart's Comet]]", Apu is yellow instead of brown for a few seconds.



** Near the beginning of the episode "Dangers On A Train" Lisa is animated with a huge head and a tiny body.
** In the episode "Beyond Blunderdome", Homer places his hand on Bart's shoulder, and when he takes his arm away, the hand doesn't disapper from Bart's body.
** In "Lard of the Dance", during Marge's "Every Simpson Dance Now!" dance, [[https://frinkiac.com/gif/S10E01/980845/981479/ her eyes appear to be sliding off her face for one frame]].

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** Near the beginning of the episode "Dangers On A Train" "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS24E22DangersOnATrain Dangers on a Train]]" Lisa is animated with a huge head and a tiny body.
** In the episode "Beyond Blunderdome", "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E1BeyondBlunderdome Beyond Blunderdome]]", Homer places his hand on Bart's shoulder, and when he takes his arm away, the hand doesn't disapper from Bart's body.
** In "Lard "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E1LardOfTheDance Lard of the Dance", Dance]]", during Marge's "Every Simpson Dance Now!" dance, [[https://frinkiac.com/gif/S10E01/980845/981479/ her eyes appear to be sliding off her face for one frame]].



** In "Brush with Greatness", when Bart and Lisa are about to enter Mt. Splashmore's "[=H2Whoa=]!" attraction, [[https://frinkiac.com/gif/S02E18/211942/212476/ Lisa's eyes briefly disappear]].
** In "Bart Sells His Soul", [[https://frinkiac.com/gif/S09E11/1149047/1153434.gif?b64lines= Jasper Beardley is briefly seen without his eponymous beard]].
** Special mention goes to [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S01E06/968766.jpg this face Moe makes]] in "Moaning Lisa", making him almost look like an animal.
** In one shot of "Lisa the Skeptic", [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S09E08/1162644.jpg Bernice Hibbert has yellow skin, rather than her usual black skin]].
** A rather jarring example is in "Marge Gets A Job". When at the dinner table and Homer complains about having to see Marge at work as well, when cutting briefly to her ReactionShot and her signature murmur, the way Maggie's mouth looks when sucking her pacifier is, well, [[NightmareFuel horrifying.]]
** "Sleeping With the Enemy" see some bizarre compositioning at the beginning of the episode, when Lisa introduces her elaborate hopskotch course. At the beginning of her spiel, [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S16E03/36203.jpg she looks ridiculously tiny]]. At the monologue's conclusion, [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S16E03/44962.jpg she looks normal again]]. But when she says, "Ladies, grab your pebbles," [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S16E03/50384.jpg she's not only suddenly not standing at the start of the course anymore, but she also appears to have grown a few feet]].
** At one point in "A Tale of Two Springfields", Homer and Marge have their photo taken while Lisa looks on in the background. When the flash of the camera goes off, [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S12E02/604312.jpg the lighting from the flash does not align with Lisa]].
** In "Worst Episode Ever", when guest star Tom Savini realises Comic Book Guy had a heart attack, [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S12E11/499207.jpg his mustache briefly disappears]].
** In "A Milhouse Divided", Kirk's eyebrows [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S08E06/778543.jpg briefly go from blue to yellow]] when giving Starla his keys.

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** In "Brush "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E18BrushWithGreatness Brush with Greatness", Greatness]]", when Bart and Lisa are about to enter Mt. Splashmore's "[=H2Whoa=]!" attraction, [[https://frinkiac.com/gif/S02E18/211942/212476/ Lisa's eyes briefly disappear]].
** In "Bart "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E4BartSellsHisSoul Bart Sells His Soul", Soul]]", [[https://frinkiac.com/gif/S09E11/1149047/1153434.gif?b64lines= Jasper Beardley is briefly seen without his eponymous beard]].
** Special mention goes to [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S01E06/968766.jpg this face Moe makes]] in "Moaning Lisa", "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E6MoaningLisa Moaning Lisa]]"", making him almost look like an animal.
** In one shot of "Lisa "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E8LisaTheSkeptic Lisa the Skeptic", Skeptic]]", [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S09E08/1162644.jpg Bernice Hibbert has yellow skin, rather than her usual black skin]].
** A rather jarring example is in "Marge "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E7MargeGetsAJob Marge Gets A Job".a Job]]". When at the dinner table and Homer complains about having to see Marge at work as well, when cutting briefly to her ReactionShot and her signature murmur, the way Maggie's mouth looks when sucking her pacifier is, well, [[NightmareFuel horrifying.]]
** "Sleeping With "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS16E3SleepingWithTheEnemy Sleeping with the Enemy" Enemy]]" see some bizarre compositioning at the beginning of the episode, when Lisa introduces her elaborate hopskotch course. At the beginning of her spiel, [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S16E03/36203.jpg she looks ridiculously tiny]]. At the monologue's conclusion, [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S16E03/44962.jpg she looks normal again]]. But when she says, "Ladies, grab your pebbles," [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S16E03/50384.jpg she's not only suddenly not standing at the start of the course anymore, but she also appears to have grown a few feet]].
** At one point in "A "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS12E2ATaleOfTwoSpringfields A Tale of Two Springfields", Springfields]]", Homer and Marge have their photo taken while Lisa looks on in the background. When the flash of the camera goes off, [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S12E02/604312.jpg the lighting from the flash does not align with Lisa]].
** In "Worst "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS12E11WorstEpisodeEver Worst Episode Ever", Ever]]", when guest star Tom Savini Creator/TomSavini realises Comic Book Guy had a heart attack, [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S12E11/499207.jpg his mustache briefly disappears]].
** In "A "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E6AMilhouseDivided A Milhouse Divided", Divided]]", Kirk's eyebrows [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S08E06/778543.jpg briefly go from blue to yellow]] when giving Starla his keys.
30th Aug '17 7:29:55 AM DesiredUsernameTaken
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** In Episode 34, Kaeloo's skin goes from its usual light green to a much darker green.
29th Aug '17 6:57:25 PM thelivingtoad
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** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS24E18PulpitFriction Pulpit Friction]]", Jessica Lovejoy is depicted with [[https://simpsonswiki.com/wiki/File:Jessica_Lovejoy_red_hair_Pulpit_Frition.png the wrong color scheme]]. The colorist presumably mistakened her for Allison Taylor. For reference, [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S06E07/224908.jpg this]] is Jessica, and [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S06E02/726125.jpg this]] is Allison.

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** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS24E18PulpitFriction Pulpit Friction]]", Jessica Lovejoy is depicted with [[https://simpsonswiki.com/wiki/File:Jessica_Lovejoy_red_hair_Pulpit_Frition.png the wrong color scheme]]. The colorist presumably mistakened mistook her for Allison Taylor. For reference, [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S06E07/224908.jpg this]] is Jessica, and [[https://frinkiac.com/img/S06E02/726125.jpg this]] is Allison.
27th Aug '17 4:45:00 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''WesternAnimation/OneHundredAndOneDalmatiansTheSeries'' had a lot of off-model moments, whether one of the Dalmatians was given the wrong ear, eye, or collar colors, or one of the dogs appeared twice in the same shot ("Dog Food Day Afternoon" has a moment where Mooch appears twice in the same crowd). This is due to two reasons -- the first being that animating a very large group of characters that are all the same breed of dog isn't very easy to do, and the second being that the large number of animation studios working on the show had some studios being more off-model than others (such as Creator/HanhoHeungUp, Creator/WangFilmProductions, Creator/KokoEnterprises, and certain Creator/ToonCity episodes).

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* ''WesternAnimation/OneHundredAndOneDalmatiansTheSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/OneHundredAndOneDalmatiansTheSeries'':
** The cartoon
had a lot of off-model moments, whether one of the Dalmatians was given the wrong ear, eye, or collar colors, or one of the dogs appeared twice in the same shot ("Dog Food Day Afternoon" has a moment where Mooch appears twice in the same crowd). This is due to two reasons -- the first being that animating a very large group of characters that are all the same breed of dog isn't very easy to do, and the second being that the large number of animation studios working on the show had some studios being more off-model than others (such as Creator/HanhoHeungUp, Creator/WangFilmProductions, Creator/KokoEnterprises, and certain Creator/ToonCity episodes).



** The sequel, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', generally has far better animation all around, but even it's not immune to this trope:
*** The most prominent example would probably be the flashback shot of Toph in which she is briefly shown with [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3y1vcRO7B1qhz4wl.png six fingers.]] The co-creator, Bryan Konietzko, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny responded with]] [[http://bryankonietzko.tumblr.com/post/23147508138/ahhh-retakes-if-you-have-been-following-this this Tumblr post.]]
*** The series also has [[http://i.imgur.com/LSiwR.png this]] creepy off-model Mako, whose neck looks about twice as thick as his chin. It's only one frame, but still...
*** During Episode 8, Asami's outfit inexplicably changes between shots, shifting from her casual attire to her racing/combat clothes and back.
*** According to the [[WordOfGod producers]], there was a falling out between them and Creator/StudioPierrot (who was set to animate season 2) over the animation. As a result, the first half has a more "Japanese-y" and poorer quality feel than the second half (which looks more like the first season). Take [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/korra_offmodel1_4266.jpg this,]] for instance. Part of this may also have to do with them outsourcing a good chunk of the animation to other companies[[note]]They gave some work to Creator/MoiAnimation (who worked on the previous series) and more to several uncredited studios- Creator/ARMSCorporation, Hanjin Animation, {{Creator/Actas}}, Creator/ToonCity and Creator/MagicBus[[/note]]
*** A big oddity is [[spoiler:Amon's]] skin tone. He was a dark skinned Water Tribe member as a child but as an adult he's significantly lighter skinned. Some [[FanWank fan explanations]] have popped up, such as [[spoiler:his mask]] making his face lighter or him purposely bleaching his skin for his disguise, but nothing is signified in-series and there have been no WordOfGod's on the subject.

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** The * ''Avatar'''s sequel, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', generally has far better animation all around, but even it's not immune to this trope:
*** ** The most prominent example would probably be the flashback shot of Toph in which she is briefly shown with [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3y1vcRO7B1qhz4wl.png six fingers.]] The co-creator, Bryan Konietzko, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny responded with]] [[http://bryankonietzko.tumblr.com/post/23147508138/ahhh-retakes-if-you-have-been-following-this this Tumblr post.]]
*** ** The series also has [[http://i.imgur.com/LSiwR.png this]] creepy off-model Mako, whose neck looks about twice as thick as his chin. It's only one frame, but still...
*** ** During Episode 8, Asami's outfit inexplicably changes between shots, shifting from her casual attire to her racing/combat clothes and back.
*** ** According to the [[WordOfGod producers]], there was a falling out between them and Creator/StudioPierrot (who was set to animate season 2) over the animation. As a result, the first half has a more "Japanese-y" and poorer quality feel than the second half (which looks more like the first season). Take [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/korra_offmodel1_4266.jpg this,]] for instance. Part of this may also have to do with them outsourcing a good chunk of the animation to other companies[[note]]They gave some work to Creator/MoiAnimation (who worked on the previous series) and more to several uncredited studios- Creator/ARMSCorporation, Hanjin Animation, {{Creator/Actas}}, Creator/ToonCity and Creator/MagicBus[[/note]]
*** ** A big oddity is [[spoiler:Amon's]] skin tone. He was a dark skinned Water Tribe member as a child but as an adult he's significantly lighter skinned. Some [[FanWank fan explanations]] have popped up, such as [[spoiler:his mask]] making his face lighter or him purposely bleaching his skin for his disguise, but nothing is signified in-series and there have been no WordOfGod's on the subject.



* Like many cartoons during its era, ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanet'' suffered from this. For example, at the start of "Mind Pollution", Wheeler is depicted with brown eyes for an entire scene (instead of his canon blue eyes).



** Sometimes Kimber's hair is colored too bright, to the point where it's Jem's color of pink.
** The men are supposed to have nipples when shirtless but it's inconsistent, and they end up with BarbieDollAnatomy in certain scenes
** Typos are exceedingly common. Most are quick scenes but thanks to the ability to pause shows they're easy to notice.

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** Sometimes Kimber's hair is colored too bright, to the point where it's Jem's color of pink.
pink. It's supposed to be a pinkish red.
** The men are supposed to have nipples when shirtless but it's inconsistent, and they end up with BarbieDollAnatomy in certain scenes
scenes.
** Typos are exceedingly common. Most are quick scenes scenes, but thanks to the ability to pause shows they're easy to notice.



* One episode of the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' features an evil Zelda clone who wears a black and red outfit as opposed to the real Zelda's purple and blue. Naturally, the animators couldn't keep the two straight from scene to scene. For example, there's a scene where Link and (the real) Zelda are traveling in Ganon's underworld. Link bumps into Zelda and knocks her down; when she stands back up, she is suddenly wearing the fake Zelda's clothes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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One episode of the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' features an evil Zelda clone who wears a black and red outfit as opposed to the real Zelda's purple and blue. Naturally, the animators couldn't keep the two straight from scene to scene. For example, there's a scene where Link and (the real) Zelda are traveling in Ganon's underworld. Link bumps into Zelda and knocks her down; when she stands back up, she is suddenly wearing the fake Zelda's clothes.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' is generally considered to have OK animation, though not measuring up to the orignal ''Disney/TheLionKing,'' but one episode has a especially awful and creepy example of this trope. At the end of the song "Jackal Style" the father jackal is very incomplete; his nose is left hanging in the air not connected to his face because his muzzle is gone, making his face look round and creepy, and his back legs and body are gone as well, leaving his tail floating in the air not connected to his body. His front left leg is gone too, except for the (hard to see) paw. [[https://youtu.be/NIFIY3keaEs?t=151 It's very noticeable if you're looking for it but seen best paused or slowed down around 2:32-2:33]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'':
** ''Thee Lion Guard''
is generally considered to have OK animation, though not measuring up to the orignal ''Disney/TheLionKing,'' but one episode has a especially awful and creepy example of this trope. At the end of the song "Jackal Style" the father jackal is very incomplete; his nose is left hanging in the air not connected to his face because his muzzle is gone, making his face look round and creepy, and his back legs and body are gone as well, leaving his tail floating in the air not connected to his body. His front left leg is gone too, except for the (hard to see) paw. [[https://youtu.be/NIFIY3keaEs?t=151 It's very noticeable if you're looking for it but seen best paused or slowed down around 2:32-2:33]]
11th Aug '17 1:02:04 PM JJSponge120
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** "The Good Krabby Name" had one particular fish change body and pants color between shots.
29th Jul '17 9:25:49 AM speedyboris
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*** According to the [[WordOfGod producers]], there was a falling out between them and Creator/StudioPierrot (who was set to animate season 2) over the animation. As a result, the first half has a more "Japanese-y" and poorer quality feel than the second half (which looks more like the first season). Take [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/korra_offmodel1_4266.jpg this,]] for instance. Part of this may also have to do with them outsourcing a good chunk of the animation to other companies[[note]]They gave some work to Creator/MoiAnimation (who worked on the previous series) and more to several uncredited studios- {{Creator/ARMS}}, Hanjin Animation, {{Creator/Actas}}, Creator/ToonCity and Creator/MagicBus[[/note]]

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*** According to the [[WordOfGod producers]], there was a falling out between them and Creator/StudioPierrot (who was set to animate season 2) over the animation. As a result, the first half has a more "Japanese-y" and poorer quality feel than the second half (which looks more like the first season). Take [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/korra_offmodel1_4266.jpg this,]] for instance. Part of this may also have to do with them outsourcing a good chunk of the animation to other companies[[note]]They gave some work to Creator/MoiAnimation (who worked on the previous series) and more to several uncredited studios- {{Creator/ARMS}}, Creator/ARMSCorporation, Hanjin Animation, {{Creator/Actas}}, Creator/ToonCity and Creator/MagicBus[[/note]]
8th Jul '17 10:38:44 AM izztime
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** Although this is mainly played for laughs, there is sometimes significant dissonance between episodes/scenes in exactly how far Wilt is actually able to stretch his arm and reach. (For example, in "The Big Lablooski", he reaches across an entire bowling lane with seemingly little effort.)
7th Jul '17 11:03:32 PM Nicoaln
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** And then there is WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryWillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory... which takes the OffModel to a whole new level.



* WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryWillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory received a lot of InternetBackdraft from its preview not only because of its AudienceAlienatingPremise (literally a year after the death of Gene Wilder), but also because it has some truly [[https://imgur.com/gallery/OwMPy quality]] animation.
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