Do We Have This One?
? Oh, and I'm open to title suggestions. That and a better description; I am not quite sure how to describe this concept.
A good way to enhance the cuteness
of a video and/or picture of an animal is to have the animal get close to the camera, and put its face right up to and/or around said camera, or whatever else would be equivalent to the camera perspective in other contexts like animation, often sniffing the camera and/or sniffing around it.
Bonus points if the animal's face is so much closer to the camera than the rest of its body is that it makes the animal's head look "bigger in comparison to the body" than it actually is.
- South Park had a Show Within a Show "Animals Close-Up With a Wide-Angle Lens," and its spinoff "Animals Close-Up With a Wide-Angle Lens Wearing Hats."
- You find it on a lot of things like birthday cards and handbags in some shops in the UK.
- The black cat from Coraline greets the heroine this way after waking her up.
- Artlist Collection's "The Dog" and "The Cat" collectibles are all about focusing on kitties' and puppies' faces using a fish-eye lens.
- Happens in a lot of The BBC's Spy wildlife documentaries when the animal subjects start to get curious about the disguised cameras that are filming them.
- The introduction of Puss in Boots in Shrek 2 features him trying his hardest to appear cute◊.
- The Mokonas do this in XXX Holic and Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle to wake up Watanuki and Shaoran respectively.
- In the recent Polar Bears: Spy on the Ice one of the cameras was disguised as a snowball, and the cubs kept approaching it and playing with it.
- The Nintendog assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl summons a giant puppy to jump in front of the game's camera (and obscure the action on the battlefield).