History UncannyValley / WesternAnimation

7th Feb '16 2:08:35 PM 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 [[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 [[TheDarkAgeOfAnimation [[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.)
25th Jan '16 2:22:36 PM Doug86
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* While the characters on ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' are mostly in line, there are a few occasions where they slip into this trope, like some of Hank's "bwaah" faces from a a few early episodes.
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* While the characters on ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' are mostly in line, there are a few occasions where they slip into this trope, like some of Hank's "bwaah" faces from a a few early episodes.
23rd Jan '16 5:34:42 PM nombretomado
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* The infamous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZiPzGzupU8 ending bumper]] to AdultSwim featured a pair of bleary eyes being greeted by the grinning sun from behind a hill, and the text THE DAWN IS YOUR ENEMY. The creepy [[DroneOfDread drone music]] didn't help matters either.
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* The infamous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZiPzGzupU8 ending bumper]] to AdultSwim Creator/AdultSwim featured a pair of bleary eyes being greeted by the grinning sun from behind a hill, and the text THE DAWN IS YOUR ENEMY. The creepy [[DroneOfDread drone music]] didn't help matters either.
19th Jan '16 11:52:22 AM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''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'', ''StaticShock'', ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', Toyman version for [[DCAnimatedUniverse DCAU]] falls into this trope, with his very big toy head.
13th Jan '16 5:26:57 PM R1ck
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* [[ThePolarExpress Every.]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf}} Single.]] [[MarsNeedsMoms One]] of RobertZemeckis's MotionCapture films! ** Mostly [[AvertedTrope Averted]] by Film/MonsterHouse. The cartoonier style of the CGI characters help quite a bit.
29th Dec '15 8:15:41 PM kablammin45
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* The obscure 2002 [=CGI=] Christmas special ''WesternAnimation/TheRapsittieStreetKidsBelieveInSanta'' has gained some infamy for its atrocious looking character designs, which are downright hideous-looking especially by 2002 standards of [=CGI=] animation. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e-wuyjgDPQ Just look at them!]]
28th Dec '15 7:31:46 PM Snowsky
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* The 2015 reboot of ''{{WesternAnimation/Popples}}.'' Overly detailed human eyes with pupils, irises, highlights, and eyelashes on brightly colored, eternally smiling CartoonCreature[=s=] just doesn't look right.
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* The 2015 reboot of ''{{WesternAnimation/Popples}}.'' Overly detailed human eyes with pupils, irises, highlights, eyelashes, and eyelashes unnaturally stretched-out sclera on brightly colored, eternally smiling colored CartoonCreature[=s=] just doesn't look right.right.
28th Dec '15 7:21:01 PM Snowsky
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* The 2015 reboot of ''{{WesternAnimation/Popples}}.'' Overly detailed human eyes with pupils, irises, highlights, and eyelashes on brightly colored, eternally smiling CartoonCreature[=s=] just doesn't look right.
21st Dec '15 9:59:51 PM Stealth
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* ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn'' has the audacity to rip off numerous Disney and Don Bluth character designs, but does it so incompetently that when the designs aren't just plain OffModel, they're downright unsettling. There's something rather unpleasant about the human faces in the movie--when they're not crudely stylized, they're instead vaguely realistic. The problem is that when they address the camera in a scene, the low quality of the art and animation gives them a sort of floppy, choppy feeling that is definitely inhuman. This is not helped by the artists doing such a lacking job with the facial features, which resulted in many of the cast have FishEyes.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn'' has the audacity to rip off numerous Disney and Don Bluth character designs, but does it so incompetently that when the designs aren't just plain OffModel, they're downright unsettling. There's something rather unpleasant about the human faces in the movie--when they're not crudely stylized, they're instead vaguely realistic. The problem is that when they address the camera in a scene, the low quality of the art and animation gives them a sort of floppy, choppy feeling that is definitely inhuman. This is not helped by the artists doing such a lacking lackluster job with the facial features, faces, which resulted in many of the cast have having FishEyes.
21st Dec '15 9:55:40 PM Stealth
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* ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn'' has the audacity to rip off numerous Disney and Don Bluth character designs, but does it so incompetently that when the designs aren't just plain OffModel, they're downright unsettling. There's something rather unpleasant about the human faces in the movie--when they're not crudely stylized, they're instead vaguely realistic. The problem is that when they address the camera in a scene, the low quality of the art and animation gives them a sort of floppy, choppy feeling that is definitely inhuman. This is not helped by the artists doing such a lacking job with the facial features, which resulted in many of the cast have FishEyes.
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