Container Cling YKTTW Discussion
Clinging to the interior of a container to avoid getting caught.Motion To Discard
The Hero is hiding under a box. The villain is coming closer and closer. He's going to get caught. The villain lifts up the box and... huh? Where'd he go? Then the camera shifts. The hero is actually wedging himself inside the box to avoid detection. Usually an Animated Trope. Up for Grabs. Of course, there's Fridge Logic involved. The character lifting the box should notice that it is a whole person heavier than it was, but doesn't. Behind the Black is in there somewhere too. Compare: Shell Game, Gone Behind the Bend, Behind a Stick, Ceiling Cling, and Underside Ride
- Woody does this in Toy Story (pictured above) to avoid being tied to a rocket by Sid.
- In An American Tail, Fievel escapes the Cossack cats by clinging to the lid of a teapot. He narrowly avoids detection when a cat looks under the lid, but he moves to the other side just in time.
- In Megamind, the titular character clings to the door that Titan ripped off while searching for him.
- In the film version of Matilda, Matilda is hiding under a table from the wicked Principal Trunchbull. When the Trunchbull gets near the table, she lifts up the tablecloth, but doesnn't see Matilda. It turns out Matilda was clinging to the underside of the table.
- In Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Grammi hides under a basket, an ogre lifts it up and is surprised by her disappearance. He looks up into the basket, and she dropkicks him.
- Mr. Bogus does this in the first act of the episode "Totally Bogus Video" under all three garbage can lids that he was hiding under when confronted by Ratty and his rottweiler accomplice during a sequence that parodies The Terminator.
- Donald Duck does this in one if his wartime cartoons, hiding from Sergeant Pete.
- Korra has been kidnapped and is trapped in a metal box. Amon appears with a group of Equalists and asks them to zap the box with their electric gloves and electrocute Korra in case she would use her bending to trounce them all and escape. Korra manages to avoid electrocution by using one of her arm bands to hang from a bar on the top of the box and keep her from touching the sides.
- In the Donald Duck short "The Autograph Hound" our favorite duck hides himself in a serving tray cover this way, but soon reveals himself.