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->''"Hey! Look! My stomach's distended! How great is that?"''
-->-- '''Mittens''', ''Disney/{{Bolt}}''

There often are times when people eat. For most a few times a day.

There are other times when people absolutely stuff themselves. This hopefully doesn't happen as often. But when animated characters do it, it goes right to their stomachs and increases their size and figure in a similar manner to filling a balloon. This new-found girth usually goes away pretty easily, but can stay around for a while. A usually-minor form of this is TruthInTelevision.

Also, there are times when people don't have anything to eat for a ''long time'', and then they play the trope exceptionally straight. They get [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwashiorkor kwashiorkor]].

The girth can also come from water, or even air or helium. In the case of the latter, one also receives other qualities of a balloon. Characters filled with liquids will often very audibly and [[JigglePhysics visibly]] slosh.

This trope is especially popular in {{Zany Cartoon}}s to the point where attempting to list every example would probably end up with its subpage being longer than all the other subpages together. A GiganticGulp drink is often a cause of BalloonBelly. May lead to TemporaryBulkChange. Its logical conclusion is PopGoesTheHuman. Compare DinnerDeformation, TravelingPipeBulge.

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!!Examples:
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* BalloonBelly/AnimeAndManga
* BalloonBelly/ComicBooks
* BalloonBelly/FanFic
* BalloonBelly/{{Film}}
* BalloonBelly/{{Literature}}
* BalloonBelly/LiveActionTV
* BalloonBelly/MusicVideos
* BalloonBelly/NewMedia
* BalloonBelly/NewspaperComics
* BalloonBelly/VideoGames
* BalloonBelly/{{Webcomics}}
* BalloonBelly/WesternAnimation
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