Overly Detailed Cartoon Freeze Frame
When an animated work cuts to a static drawing of a ridiculously detailed subject, usually for a gross out factor.
Already have?

(permanent link) added: 2013-03-25 12:04:54 sponsor: jonathanedh (last reply: 2013-03-25 13:59:28)

Add Tag:
You know what I am talking about. Happened in Ren & Stimpy. I can even recall some instances on Spongebob Squarepants. Someone is shown to be disgusting in some way or another, but the animation quality doesn't quite cut it, so they have a regular old drawing thrown up on screen for a few seconds, usually with a horror scream or Massive Odor soundbite. The detail is horrendously deep, showing all the fine lines and nasty bits that the standard quality when animated cannot show.

I looked all over the Animation Tropes and couldn't find this but it might exist already.

Needs a better title, needs examples, needs a better description, etc.
replies: 2

TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy