Created By: Cartoonboy13able1 on August 23, 2012 Last Edited By: Cartoonboy13able1 on August 29, 2012

Walking into the Camera Transition

While a character is moving, towards the camera, their entire body fills up screen

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While a character is walking, running, falling or anything, their entire body fills up screen. Sometimes it cuts to black or just cuts to a different scene. It's a very common trope used in cartoons. Used very often in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and Rugrats


  • In Pooh's Grand Adventure, Tigger does this in a scene where he and Eeyore run into Rabbit.

  • Tweetys High Flying Adventure: At the end of of the prologue. Sylvester says "Well, first things first" while he is walking towards the camera. And his face fills up the screen.

Western Animation

  • The Simpsons:
    • "Lisa's Pony" in a scene where Homer's playing tea party with Lisa and Bart and Milhouse make fun of him. Homer notices them and immediately charges at them. He runs towards the camera and his stomach fills up the screen making it completely white.
    • "Girls Just Want to Have Sums" where Nelson is about to beat up the disguised Lisa
    • "The Dad Who Knew Too Little" where Homer is about to charge towards some free sample stands
    • "Brother's Little Helper" The scene where Bart walks into an army base where soldiers are taking showers. He is walking into the camera with a twitchy look on his face

  • Backatthe Barnyard:
    • "The Tale of 2 Snottys" when Snotty Boy is tormenting Otis he falls of a ladder and his butt fills up the screen landing on Snotty"
    • "Pigmalion" at the very end where Pig jumps into the screen into a pit of mud

  • Liloand Stitchthe Series:
    • "Frenchfry" when fat Lilo rolls over Mertle and her posse.

  • Hey Arnold!:
    • "Helga's Makeover" with Harold where he and the other boys were going to crash Rhonda's party. He is walking towards the camera and his black shirt fills up the screen
    • "Wheezin Ed" also with Harold where he is rolling out of the cave and his butt fills up the screen as he crashes into everyone else

  • Static Shock:

  • Timonand Pumbaa:
    • The very end of the episode "Circus Jerks" where Timon and Pumbaa are flying out of the circus and Timon's nose fills up the screen

Web Animation

  • The Lebrons does this several times in most episodes. For example:
    • "Coach" ends this way when Kid and his friends charge at the bullies to fight them.
    • Happens twice in "Misunderstood", first when Condor runs towards the camera to talk an irritated Kid out, and second when Kid walks away from him angrily after his Berserk Button was pressed.
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  • August 23, 2012
    Utilized in Alfred Hitchcock's Rope where a body filling up the screen was used a few times to cover a change in film. It's presented as one continuous take but the cameras of the time could only handle enough film for 10 minutes of shooting, so that's how much they shot at a time.
  • August 24, 2012
    This is how Scrooge is introduced in The Muppet Christmas Carol.
  • August 24, 2012
    Dark Helmet does it in Spaceballs and walks into the camera.
  • August 25, 2012
    The robot Torg does in in Santa Claus Conquers The Martians.
  • August 25, 2012
    Isn't the often homaged Superman-walks-towards-camera-while-opening-shirt-to-reveal-"S" one of these? If so, it could be a candidate for a page image.
  • August 26, 2012
    Not walking, but running in slo-mo: Batman and Robin do it in Batman Forever.
  • August 26, 2012
    To raise the flag of obviousness, this would be a cinematography trope. A line of lineliness to create proper trope corpulence: "Often used as a transition, highlighting the character is transitioning locations along the story. When the camera is moving along with the body, this can either be a point of suspense in a horror, corps de mode in an [[Ecchi off]]-[[Baywatch porn]] show, or filler when the crew couldn't get filming rights for the location of a jogger if it's the 70's, or you're James Nguyen and just realized that you don't have to frame every shot like a still photo that you have to capture both the person and the landmark behind the subject of the still."
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  • August 28, 2012
    Batman does it in the very last scene of Justice League Unlimited