History UncannyValley / WesternAnimation

24th Mar '17 10:44:24 AM RanFang
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* Played intentionally in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' in any episode involving [[LotusEaterMachine Rose's Room.]] The room can accurately represent Steven's views of his friends and family[[spoiler: even managing to fool him with a replica of Connie]], but this trope comes into play whenever it attempts to replicate too much, such as ''the whole of Beach City'', or a complete personality. The [[AGlitchInTheMatrix result]] [[SpeakInUnison can]] [[BrokenRecord be]] [[MoodWhiplash creepy,]] if well-intentioned by the eponymous room.

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* Played ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** Garnet's [[ThirdEye third eye]] ([[spoiler:and in turn, Sapphire's [[{{Cyclops}} single eye]]]]) can invoke this in first-time viewers. This is presumably why Garnet wears a [[CoolShades visor]] ([[spoiler:and why Sapphire's hair [[BlindingBangs covers her face]]]]).
** [[BigBad The Diamonds]] stand around 30 feet tall, are drawn with more detailed facial features and have [[HellishPupils diamond-shaped pupils]]. In addition, Yellow Diamond has a [[LongNeck really long neck]] and a piercing glare, while Blue diamond has a [[ForeheadOfDoom tall forehead]] and a perpetually droopy face. Not helping is the fact that [[{{Leitmotif}} the music accompanying them]] is deliberately unsettling.
** Smoky Quartz is one of the more human-like fusions, except their [[MultiArmedAndDangerous left hand divides into two]], giving them an odd number of limbs in total.
** While [[DependingOnTheArtist creative freedom is encouraged for storyboard artists]], there are some insistences where the characters look [[OffModel off]], such as Pearl being too stretched out, Amethyst appearing too bloated and Steven's face misshaping. [[ArtEvolution This was more notorious in]] [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness the earlier episodes]].
** Deliberately invoked with Frybo when brought to life. It moves like an animatronic, [[LiteralMinded follows orders literally]], materializes food from inside itself and [[SymbolicBlood 'bleeds' ketchup and mustard]]. Later it gains vain-like bulges and the fries on the top of its head [[CombatTentacles become prehensile]].
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intentionally in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' in any episode involving [[LotusEaterMachine Rose's Room.]] The room can accurately represent Steven's views of his friends and family[[spoiler: even managing to fool him with a replica of Connie]], but this trope comes into play whenever it attempts to replicate too much, such as ''the whole of Beach City'', or a complete personality. The [[AGlitchInTheMatrix result]] [[SpeakInUnison can]] [[BrokenRecord be]] [[MoodWhiplash creepy,]] if well-intentioned by the eponymous room.
5th Mar '17 5:44:08 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 [[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 WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange 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) Creator/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 WebVideo/TheAnnoyingOrange series, where two of the same human eye and a human mouth are used to make talking inanimate objects.)
4th Mar '17 12:03:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', in a way similar to the ''MarsNeedsMoms'', example had the Irkens looking better than the humans! Dib, Gaz, and some of the adults could pass, but a lot of the other adults were....creepy. That lady with the weird boil on her head who lived next door to Zim may have been more scary that the invading aliens.

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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', in a way similar to the ''MarsNeedsMoms'', ''WesternAnimation/MarsNeedsMoms'', example had the Irkens looking better than the humans! Dib, Gaz, and some of the adults could pass, but a lot of the other adults were....creepy. That lady with the weird boil on her head who lived next door to Zim may have been more scary that the invading aliens.
2nd Mar '17 6:00:41 PM dvillaronga
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* Where do we even begin with ''WesternAnimation/MegaBabies''?
27th Feb '17 1:07:54 PM TheDapperArsonist
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*Played intentionally in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' in any episode involving [[LotusEaterMachine Rose's Room.]] The room can accurately represent Steven's views of his friends and family[[spoiler: even managing to fool him with a replica of Connie]], but this trope comes into play whenever it attempts to replicate too much, such as ''the whole of Beach City'', or a complete personality. The [[AGlitchInTheMatrix result]] [[SpeakInUnison can]] [[BrokenRecord be]] [[MoodWhiplash creepy,]] if well-intentioned by the eponymous room.
14th Feb '17 4:43:08 PM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/MrPicklesGoodBoy'' is drawn in a [[NightmareFuel horrifying]], grotesque style that makes the characters look [[http://0.tqn.com/y/animatedtv/1/W/7/d/1/pickles_04.jpg absolutely]] [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4fm5BksWohM/VDKm6jNnjaI/AAAAAAAAAhA/kMhCXhhb5Ww/s1600/Mr.Pickles.S01E03.jpg hideous]]. It really looks like the animators were going for a mixture of Uncanny Valley and {{Squick}}.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MrPicklesGoodBoy'' ''WesternAnimation/MrPickles'' is drawn in a [[NightmareFuel horrifying]], grotesque style that makes the characters look [[http://0.tqn.com/y/animatedtv/1/W/7/d/1/pickles_04.jpg absolutely]] [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4fm5BksWohM/VDKm6jNnjaI/AAAAAAAAAhA/kMhCXhhb5Ww/s1600/Mr.Pickles.S01E03.jpg hideous]]. It really looks like the animators were going for a mixture of Uncanny Valley and {{Squick}}.
21st Jan '17 6:50:40 PM MarioAndSpongeBobFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' was notorious for its' animation in the first few episodes, but special mention must go to [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/EII3e_xbYjE/hqdefault.jpg this abomination of a clown head from ''Love Songs with Mr. Lunt'']]. And this is in a ''Christian'' kids show, for crying out loud!
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.
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