History UncannyValley / Film

6th Dec '17 5:23:45 PM nombretomado
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* Intentionally used in ''Film/MirrorMask'', from The Jim Henson Company but with a screenplay by Creator/NeilGaiman and directed by visual artist DaveMcKean. It featured a scene of intentionally Uncanny Valley-tacular robots singing "Close To You" while hypnotizing the protagonist.

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* Intentionally used in ''Film/MirrorMask'', from The Jim Henson Company but with a screenplay by Creator/NeilGaiman and directed by visual artist DaveMcKean.Creator/DaveMcKean. It featured a scene of intentionally Uncanny Valley-tacular robots singing "Close To You" while hypnotizing the protagonist.
27th Nov '17 3:05:21 PM TheJayman49
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* In general, {{Rotoscoping}} and MotionCapture both tend to fall under this category since the two techniques require tracing over live-action (2D in the former's case and 3D in the latter's case) to make the characters move and[=/=]or look realistic. Unless the characters in question are stylized or are fully detailed (such as including proper shading, textures, and outlining), there's pretty much no avoiding falling into this trope when using either of the two.



** This trope goes back as far as Disney's ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' film (and earlier if you count the SillySymphonies short "The Goddess of Spring").
** In the original Creator/{{Disney}} ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' from 1937, Snow White is {{Rotoscop|ing}}ed, while other characters are not. The character is the only one in the movie who looks unnatural. Ironically, she is the only detail of this ground-breaking film that looks old-fashioned even though rotoscoping was considered cutting edge technology at the time. The Seven Dwarfs are recognizable instantly, but Snow White fades into the background when she isn't singing or dancing. [[SatelliteLoveInterest Prince Charming]], by the same technique, manages to be even more of a blank than Snow White, partly because he wouldn't have [[FlatCharacter a personality]] if you gave him a rocket-powered step-ladder.

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** This trope goes back as far as Disney's ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' film (and earlier if you count the SillySymphonies short "The Goddess of Spring").
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Spring"). In the original Creator/{{Disney}} ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' from 1937, original, Snow White is {{Rotoscop|ing}}ed, while other characters are not. The character As a result, she is the only one in the movie who looks unnatural. Ironically, she is the only detail of this ground-breaking film that looks old-fashioned even though rotoscoping was considered cutting edge technology at the time. The Seven Dwarfs are recognizable instantly, but Snow White fades into the background when she isn't singing or dancing. [[SatelliteLoveInterest Prince Charming]], by the same technique, manages to be even more of a blank than Snow White, partly because he wouldn't have [[FlatCharacter a personality]] if you gave him a rocket-powered step-ladder.



** The Blue Fairy from ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' is another early Disney example. There is something about her that makes her look almost like an actual person when compared with the more cartoony looking humans in the film. She's probably [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotoscoping rotoscoped]]. That may be intentional, given that she is a [[TheFairFolk fairy]], and supposed to look inhuman.

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** The Blue Fairy from ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' is another early Disney example. There is something about her that makes her look Again, due to being rotoscoped, she ends up looking almost like an actual person when compared with the more cartoony looking humans in the film. She's probably [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotoscoping rotoscoped]]. That may be intentional, however, given that she is a [[TheFairFolk fairy]], and supposed to look inhuman.
27th Nov '17 2:52:11 PM TheJayman49
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27th Nov '17 4:32:12 AM NexusLQ
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** Cloud suffers from it badly, the juxtaposition of Cloud's ridiculously Bishonen head placed on a body which doesn't quite match it. There's also the weird affect of Cloud's doll-like face staying the same and hardly moving during the high octane action scenes and Cloud isn't supposed to be as unnatural like Sephiroth.

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** Cloud suffers from it badly, the juxtaposition of Cloud's ridiculously Bishonen head placed on a body which doesn't quite match it. There's also the weird affect of Cloud's doll-like face staying the same and hardly moving during the high octane action scenes and Cloud isn't supposed to be as unnatural like Sephiroth.as Sephiroth is.



** Aerith actually went though changes due the designers trying to make her as cute as possible with the CGI and they still had to [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/9/93/AerithComparison.PNG/revision/latest?cb=20090615203245 change it]] in the complete version fixing her eyes up with sharper graphics. At one point they had to remove a scene of Aerith in spirit form hovering over Cloud shoulder at the end since it looked too spooky like a ghost looming over Cloud.

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** Aerith actually went though changes due the designers trying to make her as cute as possible with the CGI and they still had to [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/9/93/AerithComparison.PNG/revision/latest?cb=20090615203245 change changed it]] in the complete version version, fixing her eyes up with sharper graphics.graphics (which just makes her look weirder). At one point they had to remove a scene of Aerith in spirit form hovering over Cloud shoulder at the end since it looked too spooky like a ghost looming over Cloud.
27th Nov '17 4:27:47 AM NexusLQ
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** Perhaps most unnerving as the Other Mother's illusions start wearing off, and the Other Father begins looking increasingly ''melted''. Or the Other Mother's [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/non-aliencreatures/images/e/e6/Beldam.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130715193911 true form]] which is pure NightmareFuel.

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** Perhaps most unnerving as the Other Mother's illusions start wearing off, and the Other Father begins looking increasingly ''melted''. Or the Other Mother's [[http://vignette2.[[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/non-aliencreatures/images/e/e6/Beldam.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130715193911 net/antagonist/images/c/c2/The_Beldam.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150515032945 true form]] which is pure NightmareFuel.
27th Nov '17 4:13:35 AM NexusLQ
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* The early animation of ''Creator/{{Dreamworks}}'' was pretty infamous for this, promoting the phrase "Dreamworks face". This very clear for the characters in ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'' just [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/dreamworks/images/8/83/Antz-disneyscreencaps.com-8696.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140731023857 look and weep]].

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* The early animation of ''Creator/{{Dreamworks}}'' was pretty infamous for this, promoting the phrase "Dreamworks face". This is very clear for the characters in ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'' just [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/dreamworks/images/8/83/Antz-disneyscreencaps.com-8696.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140731023857 look and weep]].
27th Nov '17 4:13:35 AM NexusLQ
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27th Nov '17 4:09:58 AM NexusLQ
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** Rapunzel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' and especially Anna and Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' have invoked this reaction. Their large eyes and barbie-doll complexion either make them [[{{moe}} incredibly adorable]] or awfully horrifying. The latter two are infamous for invoking this reaction when images of their finalized designs were leaked. Fans were rabid and thought they looked absolutely ''terrible'' (though admittedly Elsa was using an earlier, less polished model in her stock artwork). When they were shown animated most warmed up to the sisters, though many still consider them creepy.

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** * Rapunzel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' and especially Anna and Elsa from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' have invoked this reaction. Their large eyes and barbie-doll complexion either make them [[{{moe}} incredibly adorable]] or awfully horrifying. The latter two are infamous for invoking this reaction when images of their finalized designs were leaked. Fans were rabid and thought they looked absolutely ''terrible'' (though admittedly Elsa was using an earlier, less polished model in her stock artwork). When they were shown animated most warmed up to the sisters, though many still consider them creepy.
27th Nov '17 4:08:58 AM NexusLQ
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' deliberately sweeps the valley to induce fear. The human characters avoid swimmingly ''mostly'', considering that they aren't very realistic, but they are realistic enough to make the ragdoll versions of themselves fall squarely into this trope. In general, taking emotion and soul out of a face is a keen way to achieve the Uncanny Valley, so in this case taking out one of the most expressive parts of the face, the eyes, was a good strategy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' deliberately sweeps the valley to induce fear. The human characters avoid it swimmingly ''mostly'', considering that they aren't very realistic, but they are realistic enough to make the ragdoll versions of themselves fall squarely into this trope. In general, taking emotion and soul out of a face is a keen way to achieve the Uncanny Valley, so in this case taking out one of the most expressive parts of the face, the eyes, was a good strategy.
13th Nov '17 6:11:34 AM NexusLQ
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** The kids especially are little [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jisaEfAU__A/Tp5dcvF_NDI/AAAAAAAAAyI/MYAnpYnTSV8/s1600/ffac8_3.png dool-like freaks]] and Yuffie's [[http://blog-imgs-53.fc2.com/u/n/d/underworld2ch/20130222192506_90_1.jpg face]] doesn't make her look like she's 19 at all. And Reno of Turks sticks his CGI tongue out far too often for comfort.

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** The kids especially are little [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jisaEfAU__A/Tp5dcvF_NDI/AAAAAAAAAyI/MYAnpYnTSV8/s1600/ffac8_3.png dool-like doll-like freaks]] and Yuffie's [[http://blog-imgs-53.fc2.com/u/n/d/underworld2ch/20130222192506_90_1.jpg face]] doesn't make her look like she's 19 at all. And Reno of Turks sticks his CGI tongue out far too often for comfort.
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