History ShownTheirWork / WesternAnimation

5th Mar '17 12:57:26 AM NightShade96
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** In "Day of the Living Gelatin", Ferb describes that gelatin is extracted from cartilaginous fibers of the bovine patellar structure.
** The Tsiolkovsky rocket equation gag from "Out to Launch". With the obvious exception of the bomb/smiley face punchline, that ''is'' what the Tsiolkovsky rocket equation looks like.
** Take this line from the song "X-Ray Eyes".
-->''Sometimes photons behave like a wave,''
-->''But they're particles when you reflect 'em.''
** The Lion-Tiger-Bear Guy from "The Wizard of Odd". No, it's not just a pun on the famous quote, there ''is'' an animal in the original Wizard of Oz book that is a hybrid of all those animals.
** In "Tour de Ferb", it's noted that [[ItMakesSenseInContext holding a wombat close to one's face]] is not a good idea. Considering how strong and aggressive wombats can be in real life, this is TruthInTelevision.
** In "Doofapus", Doofenshmirtz mentions that platypuses are in the genus ''Ornithorhynchus'' and come from eastern Australia.
** In "Where's Perry?", Ferb accurately describes the discovery of the platypus by European scientists, even mentioning that it was George Shaw who wrote the description of the species in 1798.
** The bird that comes to perch on the rhino agent in "What'd I Miss?" is a red-billed oxpecker, a species that is actually known to be symbiotic with rhinos in real life. [[MisplacedWildlife What it was doing in North America]], on the other hand... though, considering there was a ''rhino'' in North America, RuleOfFunny is probably responsible.
** "Primal Perry" mentions platypuses having venomous spurs and shows Perry using his bill to probe the bottom of a pond. They also state platypuses and platypi are both correct plural forms for platypus.
** The show sometimes notes that platypuses sweat milk. As female platypuses do not have teats, they secrete milk directly from the skin on their belly, thus, in a way, sweating milk.
** Many of the facts stated about bee biology in "Bee Day" and "Bee Story" are correct.
** The documentary Candace watches in "Perry Lays an Egg" mentions the scientific name of the green sea turtle, ''Chelonia mydas''.
** "The Return of the Rogue Rabbit" has several characters identifying rabbits as lagomorphs and specifically saying that they are not rodents.
** Though the cave salamander in "Save Summer" is colored more similarly to a surface-dwelling salamander, external gills and lack of eyes are common traits among cave salamanders in real life.
** "Belly of the Beast" mentions sharks having cartilaginous skeletons.
** In "Druselsteinoween", the moat around the castle has a hippopotamus which attacks Doofenshmirtz when he fell into the water. Makes sense when you realize how aggressive and territorial hippos are in real life.
** Although the folding sequence for the giant paper airplane in "Summer Belongs to You" is completely nonsensical and runs mainly on RuleOfFunny, the origami unicorn it produces at one point looks very similar to many actual origami unicorns. Not bad for an art that's usually reduced to cranes, swans, hats and the occasional fortune teller[[note]]which are all simple traditional models, whereas the various unicorns the one in the episode resembles are far more recent and complex creations[[/note]] in popular culture.
** The intro of "The OWCA Files" showed a koala agent with two thumbs.
5th Mar '17 12:54:35 AM NightShade96
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* ''ShownTheirWork/AvatarTheLastAirbender''



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' often does this in regards to the Asian culture behind the show, most prominently with the martial arts from which the Bending arts are derived. The staff actively took lessons in the various arts in order to get a better feel.
** Also all the Asian script in the series actually says what the characters read. An expert in ''ancient'' Chinese calligraphy was part of the staff.
** Also, the various bending arts are inspired to actual martial arts: Waterbending is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yang-style_t%27ai_chi_ch%27uan Yang Style Tai Chi Ch'uan]], Earthbending is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hung_Gar Hung Gar]] (Toph's style, being self-created, is a different art, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Praying_Mantis_Kung_Fu Southern Praying Mantis]]), Firebending is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Shaolin_(martial_art) Northern Shaolin]] (with the ancient Dancing Dragon form being based on the ''Dragon Dance'' technique of Northern Shaolin), and Airbending is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baguazhang Baguazhang]] with a hint of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hsing_Yi Hsing Yi]].
*** In fact, [[http://www.kungfumagazine.com/ezine/article.php?article=1038 the teacher of the martial arts consultant]] was very pleased when he saw it.
** There's a [[http://atla-annotated.tumblr.com/ tumblr]] devoted to pointing out the ludicrous level of loving detail the show's creators and animators put into even background things. The architecture, the furnishings, the art, the meanings of names, clothing, hairstyles, foods... The night sky in "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheWaterbendingMaster The Waterbending Master]]" [[http://atla-annotated.tumblr.com/post/20827907799/the-night-sky-in-the-episode-the-waterbending matches]] the star map from "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheDesert The Desert]]". It's astonishing.
4th Mar '17 8:10:20 PM NightShade96
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3rd Feb '17 5:54:26 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitch'': When Lilo announces that she wants to call her new "dog" Stitch, the woman at the humane society says, "That's not a name." Nani shoots her a dirty look and she quickly adds, "-in Iceland!" In Iceland, there actually are strict rules about what parents are legally allowed to name their children.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitch'': ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'': When Lilo announces that she wants to call her new "dog" Stitch, the woman at the humane society says, "That's not a name." Nani shoots her a dirty look and she quickly adds, "-in Iceland!" In Iceland, there actually are strict rules about what parents are legally allowed to name their children.
22nd Jan '17 5:36:01 PM LaughingGiraffe
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': General Triester is a Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross Expy who thinks he's turning into a Hulk; a fitting reference to the character that Ross is often chasing. It's a ruse at first, but when he actually transformers he's a clear reference to the not nearly as mainstream ''ComicBook/RedHulk'' which is immensely fitting as that's who Ross does eventually transform into.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': General Triester is a Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross Expy who thinks he's turning into a Hulk; a fitting reference to the character that Ross is often chasing. It's a ruse at first, but when he actually transformers he's a clear reference to the not nearly as mainstream ''ComicBook/RedHulk'' which is immensely fitting as that's who Ross does eventually transform into.into.
* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitch'': When Lilo announces that she wants to call her new "dog" Stitch, the woman at the humane society says, "That's not a name." Nani shoots her a dirty look and she quickly adds, "-in Iceland!" In Iceland, there actually are strict rules about what parents are legally allowed to name their children.
5th Jan '17 4:10:34 AM TroperNo9001
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* The Disney ''Hercules'' tv series adaptation may be a disneyfied version of Greek myths, it lays off the mention of the incest between the gods, but it satirizes Greek culture and myths relentlessly.

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* %%* The Disney ''Hercules'' tv series adaptation may be a disneyfied version of Greek myths, it lays off the mention of the incest between the gods, but it satirizes Greek culture and myths relentlessly.
26th Dec '16 12:00:18 AM DrPsyche
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** A specific example: A character mentions that a drill to reach the center of the Earth would need to withstand up to 360 gigapascals of pressure and 9800 degrees of temperature. 360 gigapascal is the current upper estimate of the pressure at the inner core, and 9800 is its actual temperature in Fahrenheit degrees.

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** A specific example: A character mentions that a drill to reach the center of the Earth would need to withstand up to 360 gigapascals of pressure and 9800 degrees of temperature. 360 gigapascal is the current upper estimate of the pressure at the inner core, and 9800 is its actual temperature in Fahrenheit degrees.degrees.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'': General Triester is a Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross Expy who thinks he's turning into a Hulk; a fitting reference to the character that Ross is often chasing. It's a ruse at first, but when he actually transformers he's a clear reference to the not nearly as mainstream ''ComicBook/RedHulk'' which is immensely fitting as that's who Ross does eventually transform into.
21st Dec '16 9:13:20 PM Deathhacker
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** ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' was the reason that almost all animators (even to this day in age) are not only asked, but required to draw animals in their studies. The story goes that when Disney himself saw the first few rough animations of the deers moving, they looked like what could be generously described as two people in a horse suit doing the peepee dance. So ashamed of this, Disney brought in a live deer the next day and forced his entire staff to spend the next few weeks doing nothing but deer drawings. It paid off, and not only is Bambi known for it's beautiful animal animations, but animal anatomy has become a permanent part of nearly every single animator's training.
16th Oct '16 10:21:35 AM dlchen145
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* The producers of ''Disney/{{Ratatouille}}'' got authentic Culinary {{Badass}} [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Keller Thomas Keller]], acknowledged by damned near all other professional chefs to be the greatest American chef alive right now, who owns and runs several high quality restaurants (he's the only chef in America to earn a three-star rating for ''two separate restaurants'' '''''simultaneously''''') and is the author of ''several'' high-caliber cook books, to show how the craft works, and used Colette's [[TruthInTelevision mentoring montage]] to show off that research. That sequences serves not only to establish verisimilitude in that story, but also to develop Colette's character and encourage the heroes' and the audience's respect for her.

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* The producers of ''Disney/{{Ratatouille}}'' got authentic Culinary {{Badass}} Badass [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Keller Thomas Keller]], acknowledged by damned near all other professional chefs to be the greatest American chef alive right now, who owns and runs several high quality restaurants (he's the only chef in America to earn a three-star rating for ''two separate restaurants'' '''''simultaneously''''') and is the author of ''several'' high-caliber cook books, to show how the craft works, and used Colette's [[TruthInTelevision mentoring montage]] to show off that research. That sequences serves not only to establish verisimilitude in that story, but also to develop Colette's character and encourage the heroes' and the audience's respect for her.
11th Sep '16 6:34:05 PM Premonition45
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* Nearly any time ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' features a foreign language, the staff does its best to make sure it's portrayed accurately.
** In an episode, Homer and Marge are starting to kiss when Marge has to bail out fast. As he sees his lips still locked for a kiss, Homer decides to put them into use by pulling out a trombone from under his bed and playing Greensleeves. Any trombone player in the audience will notice the animators accurately replicated the moves a real player would make on the instrument's slide.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Nearly any time ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' features a foreign language, the staff does its best to make sure it's portrayed accurately.
accurately, such as Portuguese in "Blame it on Lisa", when the Simpson family travels to Brazil, or German in "The Heartbroke Kid", when Homer sings the original German lyrics to "99 Luftballons" aka "99 Red Balloons".
** In an episode, "[[TheSimpsonsS16E7MommieBeerest Mommie Beerest]]", Homer and Marge are starting to kiss when Marge has to bail out fast. As he sees his lips still locked for a kiss, Homer decides to put them into use by pulling out a trombone from under his bed and playing Greensleeves."Greensleeves". Any trombone player in the audience will notice the animators accurately replicated the moves a real player would make on the instrument's slide.



** In "The Joy of Sect", many of the Movementarians' tactics and practices are taken directly from RealLife cults including Jim Jones' People's Temple, Heaven's Gate, and the Church of Scientology.
** In "Lisa The Drama Queen," Juliet's John Grisham-loving dad puts on the album of Creator/JamesHorner's score for ''ThePelicanBrief'' - track 3 is indeed called "Researching The Brief."

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** In "The "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E13TheJoyOfSect The Joy of Sect", Sect]]", many of the Movementarians' tactics and practices are taken directly from RealLife cults including Jim Jones' People's Temple, Heaven's Gate, and the Church of Scientology.
** In "Lisa "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E4LisaTheBeautyQueen Lisa The Drama Queen," Queen]]", Juliet's John Grisham-loving dad puts on the album of Creator/JamesHorner's score for ''ThePelicanBrief'' ''Literature/ThePelicanBrief'' - track 3 is indeed called "Researching The Brief.""
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E7TheTwoMrsNahasapeemapetilons The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons]]", the writers studied Hindu wedding traditions, such as sending a lotus flower as a marriage notice.
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