Pince-Nez on a Duckbill
A cartoon animal with spectacles uses a pince-nez.


(permanent link) added: 2011-08-06 12:36:27 sponsor: ArtyMorty (last reply: 2011-12-15 09:13:48)

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Up for Grabs / Needs a Better Title I'm not sure if this is tropable, but it seems to be omnipresent that most cartoon characters prefer the Pince-Nez above regular glasses. Especially if the character has a snout or a beak it is more likely that a pince-nez is used instead of spectacles with temple arms.

Examples I can think of:

  • Most characters in the Disney Universe (Uncle Scrooge, Flinthart Glomgold, Gyro Gearloose, etc.)
  • Once Upon a Forest has Edgar the mole and Cornelius the badger
  • The Sword in the Stone: though in his human form Merlin has regular spectacles when he transforms into an animal he uses a pince nez
  • The Incredible Mr Limpet: The title character played by Don Knotts wears them in his human form and in his fish form.
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks: The secretary bird uses a Pince-Nez.
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