History UncannyValley / WesternAnimation

14th Jan '17 6:01:05 PM MarkLungo
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* ''Math Girl'': A series of semi-animated CGI shorts with writing that seems aimed at children, subject matter (calculus) aimed at high school and college students, and extremely frenetic, jerky pacing that makes actually learning anything unlikely. The characters are right in Uncanny Valley, helped by the creepy ''Exorcist''-style theme music. The temptation to shut it off or [[{{MST}} vocally make fun of it]] is nearly unbearable, but unfortunately, this is rather hard to do in a classroom setting.

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* ''Math Girl'': A series of semi-animated CGI shorts with writing that seems aimed at children, subject matter (calculus) aimed at high school and college students, and extremely frenetic, jerky pacing that makes actually learning anything unlikely. The characters are right in Uncanny Valley, helped by the creepy ''Exorcist''-style ''[[Film/TheExorcist Exorcist]]''-style theme music. The temptation to shut it off or [[{{MST}} vocally make fun of it]] is nearly unbearable, but unfortunately, this is rather hard to do in a classroom setting.



** In the "Kitty & Bunny" episode, Kitty before removing the mask qualifies, and the atmosphere and music certainly doesn't help. Doc Gerbil's World is equally mindrending.

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** In the "Kitty & Bunny" episode, Kitty before removing the mask qualifies, and the atmosphere and music certainly doesn't help. Doc "Doc Gerbil's World World" is equally mindrending.



* Intentionally invoked in ''TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'' with [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Flapjack.jpg this image]] of the titular Flapjack.

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* Intentionally invoked in ''TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'' ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'' with [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Flapjack.jpg this image]] of the titular Flapjack.
29th Dec '16 11:31:08 AM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', Toyman version for [[DCAnimatedUniverse DCAU]] falls into this trope, with his very big toy head.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', Toyman version for [[DCAnimatedUniverse [[Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse DCAU]] falls into this trope, with his very big toy head.
25th Dec '16 6:27:26 PM JMQwilleran
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* Some of the exploring outside interstitial segments in latter installments of ''WesternAnimation/WildAnimalBabyExplorers'' feature someone wearing a full-body Sammy the skunk suit. While it seems to entertain the real kids featured in these segments, it can definitely have this effect for adult viewers.
22nd Nov '16 4:50:28 PM hamza678
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* ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'' comes off this way, [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny being one of the first]] {{All CGI Cartoon}}s on television. The motion capture can look strange and bizarre by modern day standards, with plenty of jerky movement..
19th Nov '16 9:33:09 AM gophergiggles
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** [[KillItWithFire Grab a flamethrower]] and [[https://www.derpibooru.org/834947 take a look]] at Rarity's NightmareFuel makeup job from ''Sonic Rainboom''. Hilariously the animators got doing heavy makeup jobs down pat in time for ''Brotherhooves Social'', where ''Big Macintosh'' [[https://www.derpibooru.org/992238 is pretty easy on the eyes]] all painted up.


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** Ms. Harshwhinny is a unique case, being a character who was drawn to match the standard mare proportions and designs but doesn't reuse ''any'' flash assets and instead has a complete set of uniquely drawn expressions, body parts, eyes, etc. Put her beside a mare who does use the standard assets, and she [[https://www.derpibooru.org/502104 kind of sticks out]].
13th Oct '16 10:05:57 AM MiracleChange
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* This is the most likely reason the {{Bratz}} DTV movies and TV show never really did well, as the characters look downright ''horrifying'' in CGI.

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* This is one of the most likely reason reasons the {{Bratz}} ''{{Bratz}}'' DTV movies and TV show never really did well, as the characters look downright ''horrifying'' in CGI.
13th Oct '16 10:04:33 AM MiracleChange
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* This is the most likely reason the {{Bratz}} DTV movies and TV show never really did well, as the characters look downright ''horrifying'' in CGI.
18th Sep '16 9:04:04 AM nombretomado
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* In the 1960s there were action animated shows (often based on MarvelComics) that actually were not animated at all. Yes, apparently they reached a new low in how to be cheap on animation. But how did they handle the characters talking? Simple! When a character spoke, that character would be a still drawing with a human mouth on the face speaking. This is called SynchroVox and it gave off what is arguably the first and one of the creepier examples of Uncanny Valley in North American animation. Say what you will about [[TheSeventies the 1970s]] being a [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation Dark Age for TV animation]], but by that time that practice was no longer the least bit common. (Nowadays it's only very rarely used for [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants comedic effect]] and for the AnnoyingOrange series, where two of the same human eye and a human mouth are used to make talking inanimate objects.)

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* In the 1960s there were action animated shows (often based on MarvelComics) that actually were not animated at all. Yes, apparently they reached a new low in how to be cheap on animation. But how did they handle the characters talking? Simple! When a character spoke, that character would be a still drawing with a human mouth on the face speaking. This is called SynchroVox and it gave off what is arguably the first and one of the creepier examples of Uncanny Valley in North American animation. Say what you will about [[TheSeventies the 1970s]] being a [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfAnimation Dark Age for TV animation]], but by that time that practice was no longer the least bit common. (Nowadays it's only very rarely used for [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants comedic effect]] and for the AnnoyingOrange WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange series, where two of the same human eye and a human mouth are used to make talking inanimate objects.)
15th Sep '16 12:16:30 AM CutieTabootie
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** For [[BrokenBase some viewers]], the animation style of the ''Life With Loopy'' shorts tend to have this effect, though the fans will argue that after a while, it's just something you get used to. The pilot ("Goldfish Heaven"), however, falls much deeper into the valley due to it's even cheaper look and rougher animation. [[http://67.media.tumblr.com/3117a740e1fb89eb2459ad73b152baad/tumblr_o8bc5yOOhE1vwbwpro1_500.gif This one shot of Larry laughing]] falls there the deepest.
29th Aug '16 4:45:41 PM nombretomado
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* The appearance of the ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' characters in the CGI interstitial segments shown on [[DisneyChannel Disney Junior]].

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* The appearance of the ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' characters in the CGI interstitial segments shown on [[DisneyChannel [[Creator/DisneyChannel Disney Junior]].
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