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->(''Homer and Lisa are editing a video of Flanders'')\\
'''Homer:''' OK, from here we star-wipe to a glamor shot of Flanders paying his bills, then we star-wipe to Flanders brushing his--\\
'''Lisa:''' Dad, there are other wipes besides star-wipes!\\
'''Homer:''' Why eat hamburger when you can have steak?\\
'''Lisa:''' I'm taking my name off this thing.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily"

The use of unusual {{wipe}}s, {{dissolve}}s, or otherwise strange scene transitions. While most scene transitions try to avoid drawing attention, so as to focus the viewers' attention on the on-screen action, Idiosyncratic Wipes practically scream, ''"Hey! Look at me! Did you notice there's a new scene about to start?! Here it comes!"''

Idiosyncratic Wipes can be employed for artistic or [[RuleOfFunny humorous]] effect, or just because [[RuleOfCool they look cool]]. They can be used for only a few scenes, or they can be used for ''every'' scene transition, in which case they serve as a show's trademark.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The Creator/DICEntertainment-dubbed version of the first two seasons of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' added these through CGI (with sounds to boot!), which just made the [[OffModel crappy]] first-season cel animation that much more noticeable in contrast.[[note]]It also meant that each episode had to be edited for time (moreso than they already were) in order to include them.[[/note]] The Cloverway dub did the same for ''Sailor Moon S'' and ''Sailor Moon [=SuperS=]'', but not as often.
** Also, during the DIC-produced episodes, each story arc had a specific wipe that only appeared in that arc (e.g., the "Cardian" wipe in the [anime only] Doom Tree arc).
* ''Manga/SgtFrog'' uses these as well, in the form of a few of the Keroro Platoon's symbols (Usually Keroro's star - symbols for ''human'' characters like Momoka sometimes come up) flying across or spinning on the screen. It changes sometimes according to episode, such as when Taruru appeared, his symbol was used in one of these wipes.
* A rare example in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': a scene featuring Tomo, Ayumu, and Kagura begging Yomi for help on a test ends. Yomi then walks across the screen (not scene; the shot ends, I think, with an overhead of all four), and uses her as the boundary.
* ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'' features a large amount of these scenes, many featuring resident magical girl Behoimi.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' has a unique "ka-ching wipe" for each commercial break, and between certain scenes of the show. There is an extra feature on the American DVD release that plays them all sequentially.
* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' uses an effect reminiscent of flipping pages, in keeping with its fairy-tale motif.
* One of the final episodes of ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad'' had MegaNeko Jingoro walking out of frame, right into the eyecatch (where he fell over as always).
* ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'' featured wipes consisting of either rustling flowers or ''chittering stuffed animals.''
* [[Manga/HauntedJunction Red Mantle Wipe!]]
* ''Anime/DancougarNova'' uses sometimes an element of the incoming scene as a wipe. Notably, one of the early episodes used [[FanService Aoi's butt]].
* The ''Anime/DeltoraQuest'' anime (even in the Japanese version)
* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' uses a lot of these. Usually featuring Elsie.
* In ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' the most visual used for a scene transition is the screen zipping in two to reveal the new scene underneath. Other ones used are a pair of panties or stockings being pulled down and several types of underwear covering the screen for a few milliseconds.
* The Japanese Franchise/{{Transformers}} animes:
** ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'', ''[[Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce Masterforce]]'', and ''[[Anime/TransformersVictory Victory]]'', the created-for-Japan sequels to ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'', kept the original series' faction symbol wipes, although they would be redrawn in a simplified manner later on.
** ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'' had CGI versions of the faction symbols, at least in the English dub. They were also used in ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', but their use was inconsistent. They were dropped entirely for ''Anime/TransformersEnergon'' and ''Anime/TransformersCybertron''.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** The short "Pikachu's Vacation" has pretty lengthy and [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs trippy]] transitions, showing various Pokémon performing some actions. The first time, it's easy to think that it's part of the actual short, and not a transition.
** Similar wipes had appeared sporadically in the anime before and since. The XY series began using Poké Ball wipes in numerous variations.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* The ''Series/{{Batman}}'' example below is parodied once on ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway''.
* In Disney's ''Disney/SaludosAmigos'', the "Gaucho Goofy" segment features some imaginative wipes, a couple where a solid line moves from one side of the screen to the other, [[BreakingTheFourthWall pushing Goofy and his horse along with it.]]
* Some of the Franchise/{{Barbie}} movies do this. Also done in ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse''.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/DrJekyllAndMrHyde1931'' uses what might be described as diagonal wipes, where a wipe starts on either the left-hand side and pivots in a clockwise motion across the scene, or a wipe starts on the bottom of the frame and pivots in a counter-clockwise direction. Just to make it more idiosyncratic, the wipe usually stops in the middle for a little bit, resulting in a diagonal SplitScreen where action is going on in both corners, before restarting and finishing the transition to the new scene.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'' has a very recognizable style in its use of screen wipes (never in the same direction twice). Parodied ''and'' lampshaded in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', where, when the screen does a dissolve from night to day on the desert planet, Barf comments, "Nice dissolve." The styles of wipes used in ''Franchise/StarWars'' were among many {{Homage}}s to Creator/AkiraKurosawa's JidaiGeki films, particularly ''Film/TheHiddenFortress'', and to old 1930s adventure serials, particularly ''Film/FlashGordonSerial''.
* Elaborate and often bizarre examples can be found in the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movies. In one example from ''Film/SawIV'', a camera follows two people crashing through a large mirror into a set at a police station.
* In ''Film/{{Spawn}}'', each scene would burn away in a blaze of fire across the screen, leaving the next scene below it.
* ''Film/SpeedRacer'' has so many horizontal wipes with character faces in between, you could make a drinking game out of it. In fact, near the grand finale there were over half a dozen face wipes all at once.
* ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' had quite a number of unorthodox wipes. The director claimed he was aiming for a "live-action cartoon". The annoying wipes did help distract from the [[DutchAngle obnoxious camera angles]], but not from the performances. The only wipe was the centre-screen split. Which made the other three or so transitions look like masterpieces.
* ''Film/{{Hulk}}'' (2003), in an attempt to mimic panels, seldom had any two scenes transitioned with a standard wipe, including, at one point, wiping by chroma-keying the background behind a random fern in one scene. Another example is when they super-imposed two camera angles of some flying helicopters (making the perspective look ''very'' strange) in order to transition between them. Strangely, actual panel-like transitions tended to be used sparingly.
* ''Film/AustinPowersInternationalManOfMystery'' uses brief shots of Austin and his FakeBand, Ming Tea.
* ''Film/ZoomAcademyForSuperheroes'', a kid superhero team movie, uses the logo.
* Creator/UweBoll's ''Film/HouseOfTheDead'' used footage from the first, second and third games as wipes.
* ''Film/{{Underdog}}'' used the canine hero's "U" logo; it zooms into the screen, turns around to reveal that the next scene is at the back, and then fills the screen with it.
* ''Film/BeforeTheDevilKnowsYoureDead'' shifts between the last frame of one chapter and the first of the next several times while making "WHOOSH" noises before transitioning.
* While ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' itself was fairly staid in its transitions, its original ''trailer'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28Ud8O3KBSM used every wipe known to the science of the time]].
* ''Film/TheSting'' occasionally uses an artsy wipe, such as a side-to-side wipe in which the transition follows a merry-go-round horse.
* In ''Film/TankGirl'' scene transitions involved showing some comic book panels in between scenes.
* ''Film/InspectorGadget'' had CG wireframes or renders of Gadget's pieces.
* ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' had wipes that sometimes matched the action onscreen (a windshield wiper wipe when driving in the rain, a dripping wipe when outside in the rain, etc)
* The first Creator/WoodyAllen film, ''Film/WhatsNewPussycat'', includes wipes with ''ridiculously'' elaborate borders.
* The Creator/LaurelAndHardy short ''Thicker Than Water'' parodied the wipes by having Ollie reach out to the edge of the frame and physically drag the new scene across the screen as he and Stan exit. Later in the film Stan tries it but in his haste the new scene slips from his fingers and slides back, and he has to double back and do it again.
* In ''Film/{{Joysticks}}'', several scene transitions are accompanied by a giant Pac-Man passing across the screen from left to right (accompanied by his trademark ''wakka wakka wakka''... noises).
* ''[[Film/TheFallOfTheHouseOfUsher1928USA The Fall of the House of Usher]]'' has a shot of the door, which sort of splits down the middle, revealing Madeline Usher inside the room.
* ''Film/TheGoldenVoyageOfSinbad'' indicates Koura plotting magical influence over a scene by dissolving in the new scene in from an extreme closeup of his face, but doing it around his OccultBlueEyes so they appear to linger over the new shot in an unnerving sort of way.
* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', people and objects going across the screen are used during the church brawl to disguise edits so that the main chunk of the action looks like a oner.

* In one of the stupendously silly ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfSamuraiCat'' books, the characters (in the middle of an affectionate ''Film/SevenSamurai'' parody) employ a Kurosawa-esque wipe to end a scene. Everybody shouts "WIPE!" and voila, the scene changes ...
* Both of the brother Kings in ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'' use these ''in-Verse'' as a casual demonstration of their power. Azaz clapping his hands summons servants who proceed to take away the tableware, table, chairs, dining hall, and palace, leaving him and the three travelers standing outdoors in the marketplace. The Mathemagician rubs the eraser on his [[MagicStaff giant pencil]] on everything around them in the number mine, and when it's all erased they find themselves alone with him in his workshop.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Batman}}''. The bat symbol (with a spinning psychedelic background sometimes) would flash on screen with a snippet of the theme music. Whenever idiosyncratic wipes are played for laughs, this is the one most often parodied.
* ''Series/HomeImprovement'' was one of the more prominent shows to employ the technique in recent years. ''Every single scene transition'' employed a unique wipe, and they always had something to do with the plot or the conversation at hand. For example, if Tim was talking about mowing his lawn, then a large lawnmower might appear and "mow" the current scene away to reveal the next.
* ''LateNightWithJimmyFallon'' uses a similar graphic during "Name That Guy". According to Jimmy, old wipes from the some were all they could afford.
* Terry Gilliam's animated sequences on ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''.
* ''Series/That70sShow'' had cast members doing stuff in front of colorful backgrounds (like posing, walking all over, etc.)
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' (which used a {{blipvert}} transition)
* ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'' sometimes does this into (and out of) commercial breaks.
* ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' used goofy CG shots of planets as bumpers between scenes.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' does the same thing with atoms.
%%* ''Series/{{Reba}}''
* ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' uses wipes while inside the Tipton. These wipes consist of boarding the Tipton elevator and going to the floor where the next scene is (Floor 23 is the boys' room).
* An episode of ''Series/{{Bones}}'' that took place in Las Vegas ended with a pile of chips falling onto the picture, and a pair of hands sweeping them away to reveal the end title card. All of the wipes in that episode were things like that-chips, cards being dealt (might have only shown up on the DVD like that, though). Also, in "The Headless Witch in the Woods", featuring video footage, all of the wipes are white noise static changing into the next scene. Throughout the series scenes often change with everything brightening until the screen is white, then darkening into the next scene.
* ''Series/TruCalling''. A very distinctive wipe (courtesy of Zoic's CGI staff) was used to denote the activation of the "rewind" power, and a variation of it was also used going to and from commercial break. It was kept on the DVD release, too, where it still functions as a sign of an act break.
* The 2007 ''Series/RobinHood'' series used arrows. Also, once per episode, right after the climax is resolved, it uses an archery target that spins similar to the Transformers symbol wipe.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' had humorous "chapter headings" on black as bumpers.
* ''Series/JustShootMe'' had a similar device, using the headlines on the latest cover of Blush, the show's fictional fashion magazine.
* ''Series/TheWildWildWest'' TV show had a unique one. During the AnimatedCreditsOpening, the screen was divided into five panels, the vertically rectangular center containing a cartoon "hero" who interacted with characters in the surrounding square panels. Each episode was divided into four acts. At the end of each act, the scene (usually a cliffhanger moment) would freeze and a sketch (in the pilot - also the only episode where the "hero" was himself replaced - and from season two's "The Night of the Flying Pie Plate" onwards) or photograph (in all season one episodes other than the pilot, and for about the first third of season two) of the scene would replace one of the panels, creating a "freeze-frame vignette". (The completed work also appeared behind the end credits of its episode in all seasons except the last.) ''OurHouse'' and ''TheBookOfDaniel'' later did something similar.
* ''Series/KenanAndKel'' features these, often in ways that had some connection to the situation at hand.
* ''Series/AttackOfTheShow'' uses a zooming "attack" to cut between segments.
* ''Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder'', ''[[Series/PowerRangersSPD SPD]]'', ''[[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive Operation Overdrive]]'', and ''[[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Jungle Fury]]'' have featured these involving helmets, morphers, police cars (in SPD) and sliding bits of metal (in Overdrive).
* ''Series/PushingDaisies really'' goes to town with this. ''Especially'' in the second season, with wipes related to the episode's theme.
* ''Series/{{Millennium}}'' would start scenes with a slow fade-in from white, usually accompanied by a heavy, ominous [[DrumRollPlease drum]].
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' does this by going to commercial breaks with the "phunt" of a camera flashbulb, the scene turning monochrome, and a slow zoom of a still shot of the ending of the next scene. The early seasons had the actors moving in this shot; later seasons (around season 4 or so) featured a freeze-frame of the scene.** The sound is actually creator Creator/DonaldPBellisario making said noise into a mic. The spin-off ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' has something similar, except it uses a rapid-fire stream of photos.
* Later episodes of ''Series/GetSmart'' had the picture building up from jigsaw pieces at the start of an act and breaking down again at the end.
* ''Series/MythBusters'' loves to do this for scene transitions. Anything from flames to ninjas to exploding water heaters have been used for wipes.
* ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'' used the rotation of a [=View-Master=]® reel
* ''Series/TheRedGreenShow'' often used these, generally explained as Harold being overelaborate; some wipe devices would show up without wiping the screen. Two relatively consistent wipes were a lantern moving in with its light beam showing the last host sequence, and a can tossed in that explodes to introduce 'Adventures with Bill'.
* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' uses sped-up shots of New York City, where the show is set, to transition between scenes. Also scenes of the characters, usually Alex or Justin, dancing across a psychedelic background. It's deeper than that- you can tell which main characters are going to be in the next scene by looking at who's in the transition.
* ''Series/TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob'' uses just about every wipe in the library.
* ''Series/H2OJustAddWater'' uses splashes of water.
* KennyEverett would often lampshade the use of digital transitions by appearing to pull or push them across the screen.
* A few {{game show}}s use this trope:
** Since the 1996 set change, ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' will often transition from the opening title card to the studio using a wipe that's themed after the title card.
** ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' has many central to the theme of the week. Since 2002, the show has used a special wipe for Toss-Ups and the Jackpot and Mystery rounds. A "Final Spin" wipe has been in use since 2004 for the Speed-Up round, and a "Prize Puzzle" wipe was used from 2005 to 2012. Also, from roughly 1997-2000, when Pat opened Round 4 by mentioning that there was a $5,000 space on the wheel, the $5,000 space would rotate, and on its side would be the iconic shot of Vanna and the puzzle board.
** Most idiosyncratic wipes used on ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' were introduced when R. Brian [=DiPirro=] took over as director. They're usually themed after the pricing game or prizes being offered. Among the more notable:
*** While George Gray describes the small prizes in Spelling Bee, a hexagon appears on a yellow background and "flips over" the next prize.
*** Similarly, Cliff Hangers uses the mountain climber as a transition.
*** Danger Price uses an inverse IrisOut shaped like an octagon to transition between prizes.
*** Also, since at least 1997, the consolation prizes shown before the second Showcase Showdown are transitioned by flipping against a background with the logo. The original wipe, used when Bob Barker hosted, was a 3D flip against a montage of TPIR logos.
*** Dice Game uses a spinning die wipe effect after its prize is revealed.
* ''Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation'' uses ninja weapons in its wipes.
* In ''Series/TheAmandaShow'', screen transitions were an animated character that looked like Amanda literally wiping the screen away to the new one.
* ''Series/{{Hellcats}}'' has a cheerleader doing cartwheels across the screen for transitions. [[{{Narm}} It's a very cheesy effect]].
* In ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'', scenes inside the Warehouse often end with a wipe of a crate slamming shut; scenes out in the field, with a wipe of a [[CommLinks Farnsworth]] shutting off.
* ''Series/StargateSG1''
** In episode "200", one scene has Martin Lloyd talking about budget cuts to the "Wormhole X-treme" movie they're helping him with:
--->'''Martin:''' Oh, this is just great, this totally ruins the end of act 3!\\
'''Carter:''' Why, what happens at the end of act 3?\\
'''Martin:''' At this point, nothing! Act 3 just ends! (''the scene then just ends'')
** In the same episode, Vala's trying to pitch show/movie ideas from various Earth shows/movies. At one point, she pitches a ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' spoof with Michelson as the Scarecrow, Daniel as the Lion, and Teal'c as the Tin Woodsman. There's a shot of them in make-up and costumes for those rolls, then the screen fades to the room they were in with them in the same position they were in before the wipe (now normal-looking).
* In the ''Series/GhostWhisperer'' episode "On Thin Ice," revolving around the author of a comic book, the acts all end with the final shot turning into a comic illustration.
* ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'' used kaleidoscopic scene wipes (done by panning the camera rapidly along boards splashed with paint); these rapid wipes were later done on other shows such as the original ''Series/HawaiiFiveO''. The show also blurred the image before the fadeout at the end of every act.
* ''Series/StudentBodies'' often used this trope, having the scenes change by using an animation style similar to protagonist Cody's drawings.
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' often employed screen wipes à la ''Franchise/StarWars''.
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': Scene changes are handled by The Machine "panning" across hundreds of different shots from surveillance cameras until the next scene is found and zoomed into. Flashbacks include a timeline at the bottom of the screen that "flashes" from the current year to the year in which they're set. After a virus is uploaded into the network, [[InterfaceScrew glitches begin to appear in the wipes]]. All of which is the first clue that [[AIIsACrapshoot the Machine is alive enough]] to be the ViewpointCharacter.
* When Will Graham starts putting himself in the mind of the killer on ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' to see what the killer sees, the screen goes black and what looks like a beam of light (or a lightsaber blade) wipes across the screen with an ominous sound effect.
* On ''Series/CodeLyokoEvolution'', while standard wipe are used, most of them display the Lyoko logo twirling around or crossing the screen.
* ''[[Series/ICPTheater Insane Clown Posse Theater]]'' uses the image of the title character from their ''The Mighty Death Pop'' album.
* Many sitcoms in the 1960s through at least the 1970s (and maybe even a bit of the 1980s) sometimes used the "rotating scene" wipe, where the scene would roate horizontally to the next. On some shows, it was even accompanied by a little jingle.
* In ''Series/WhiteCollar'', the Star Wars wipe is used right after the crook gets caught. While Star Wars wasn't necessarily a full theme, it was mentioned in an earlier scene, when Mozzie got excited over the fact that original domed Star Wars lunchboxes go for $600 each.
* ''Series/TheDefenders2017'' uses a series of quick-cut shots of taxicabs, city landmarks and speeding trains to transition from one setting to another for the majority of the time.

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Series/{{Joe 90}}'' would end each scene by shrinking the picture into a small box, and begin the next scene with the process in reverse.
* The original ([[WesternAnimation/GerryAndersonsNewCaptainScarlet and revived]]) ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons'' would rapidly cut back and forth between two scenes (to the beat of the {{Sting}}) instead of simply dissolving. Something similar was used on ''Film/EasyRider''.
* ''Film/TheTaleOfTheBunnyPicnic'' uses a "page turning" effect.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' uses a Jiggy-shaped silhouette when entering or exiting an area, and a Grunty-shaped one when you die, get a GameOver or leave.
* ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' freezes the screen, replacing each of the different levels of shade with a pattern. When the next bit has loaded, a load of barely theme-appropriate junk is thrown on to the screen and peeled off again. Thankfully this is only done sparingly.
* Most ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series games from ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' onwards will have a Mario/Luigi-shaped iris when you beat a level and a Bowser-shaped iris when you lose a life. Most levels begin with a round iris, and in both ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' and ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'', if you lose all your lives the iris out will be shaped like the words "GameOver" instead of Bowser's head.
** This also happens in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' with the spinning DK logo.
** A completely different "spinning DK" logo is used in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns''.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZUoXA6D4xw this]] DummiedOut Triforce transition.
* The ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRageRemake'', of all games, allows the player to swap the level transition fade-ins/outs with one of these.
* This trope as used in video games is OlderThanTheNES:
** It happens in ''VideoGame/Robotron2084'' whenever you clear a stage. If you have ever played and / or seen the game, you'll know it when you see it.
** In the little known Namco arcade game Libble Rabble[[note]]Named for the two arrows you control; coincidentally, this involves a "twin stick" setup like the aforementioned Robotron. It was also released in the 1983, the same year as the Famicom's Japanese debut[[/note]], there's a "swirling tree" effect that occurs before the next stage appears.
** All three Rick Dryer / Don Bluth games (VideoGame/DragonsLair, VideoGame/SpaceAce, and Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp) use the iris out whenever there is a "miss" sequence; Space Ace uses an iris in to show Borf taunting the player before going back to the game (except if there is a GameOver, in which case, the iris in, and Borf's taunting are both skipped, going to the continue screen instead).
** In the arcade game ''VideoGame/{{Tapper}}'' (and its non-alcoholic equivalent ''Root Beer Tapper''), one is used before going to a BonusStage, but it only appears for a second or so. It's a still screen that features either the [[ProductPlacement Budweiser]] or "Root Beer" logo depending on the version.
* The arcade version of ''[[VideoGame/{{Shinobi}} Shadow Dancer]]'' had [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseArchitecture shoji]] sliding across the screen for transitions.
* ''VideoGame/PrinnyCanIReallyBeTheHero'' uses a Prinny-shaped iris effect for scene transitions and when you lose a life ([[NintendoHard often]]).

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Parodied in the WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "Videography", where Strong Bad goes through several transitions he can do, which are used constantly through his own commercial on videography.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': In one of the show's many NoFourthWall moments, "One Plus One Equals Ed" has a scene where part of the ground rises up to provide a cut to black, and Edd quips "[[LampshadeHanging An original scene transition!]] Interesting..."
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' transitions by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3DoNzZIKbk showing the insignia of the side featured in the previous scene flip over to reveal the side to be featured in the next]]. The repackaged "Generation 2" version of the original cartoons tried to 'improve' these, by having the prior scene rotated away on a screen attached to some sort of mechanical cube. The cube would spin and produce the next scene (Already in progress, since this took a bit longer than the usual faction symbol flip.) They also dramatically increased the number of wipes, often using them to transition not only between scenes, but between individual shots within the scenes, leading to some substantial cuts to the actual episodes to make room for them.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' used a similar transition exactly once, when the Maximal symbol on Cheetor's forehead randomly spun off right into the screen. Then, the scene still went on for a couple of shots.
* ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' uses four distinctive ones - a courtroom gavel banging, a briefcase falling, Harvey's head zooming away and towards the camera, and a fast car of some sort. This makes for an excellent drinking game.
* When ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' switches between Heatherfield and Meridian, it tends to have either a portal changing the scene, or the Heart of Kandrakar swinging over it.
* ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983'' would either show the series logo flying toward the screen, or He-Man's power sword spinning. Both were punctuated by a flash of light and a reverberating voice saying "He-Man". The revival did something similar.
** ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' also did this. It even had its own version of the "spinning sword" bit.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Horseland}}'' has two types of these: one of these is a sun flare blurring the screen for a moment, normally used to transition to and from the main story as a flashback by Shep. Another commonly used wipe is the background changes behind the character leaving in them in the foreground for a moment before they fade away moments later.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'' typically transitioned by having blue and red spider-webs spin across the screen, in opposite directions.
* Some incarnations of ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' (particularly ''Challenge of the Super Friends'') would do a similar transition, with prismatic flashes of light. This trope would appear to have been very common in 80s action cartoons.
* The scene transitions in the 1976 ''All New Super Friends Hour'' used a swirling rainbow with an "SF" shield coming toward you in the center. The 1977 ''Challenge of the Super Friends'' instead used a shot of deep space with (apparently) three photon torpedoes coming toward you. This latter transition shot became so popular with the show's creative team that later reruns of the 1976 series ''replaced'' the swirling-rainbow-SF-shield transition with the photon torpedo transition.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' sometimes uses things like Spider-Man's ChestInsignia and herds of crawling spiders to move between scenes. During the black suit StoryArc, they used the symbiote crawling across the screen.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' uses a star-shaped IrisOut (complete with a "pop" sound) to end most, but not all, episodes, especially in the first season. Usually, it irises in on Steven, but it seems to like closing in on any character who's just said something funny or awkward. In a video [[spoiler: that Steven's mom made him]] we even see that her camcorder can do the same effect at the press of a button.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'': When the girls change from casuals to spy outfits between scenes, there's a transition that shows the girls in casuals flipping to show them in their spy outfits. The reverse has also happened.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** In one episode, Homer shows a strong preference for star wipes when video editing. Then, a star wipe is used in the episode itself.
** The ''Series/{{Batman}}'' version has also been parodied several times, once for Child Safety Services.
* The second season of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' featured zooming from one bit of a map to another when changing locations, accompanied by a scratching record.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' uses a "claw wipe" - criss-crossing parallel tears, as though from a gargoyle's claws, through the previous scene into the new one. There are a few variations with the claw wipes going across and diagonal as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', until the 2001 reboot, used a transition similar to the 1970's Batman, but with a yellow "D" on a white-and-purple spiraly background. The Justice Friends ShowWithinAShow also used a "JF". The sound that played during the transitions was exactly the same as the 1980's Superfriends wipe.
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' (the episode with Creator/AdamWest)
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': When they're not simply zooming the show's logo in and out between scenes, [[http://photobucket.com/albums/v494/codemodule/misc/transitions/ they zoom these instead]].
* ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey''. Dancing sushi, anyone?
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' has various food items swish across the screen in between scenes. Sometimes, what's used is actually tied into the plot of the episode -- "Grubble Gum", for example, obviously has bubble gum pieces being manipulated in several ways, and "Shnitzel Makes a Deposit" features different types of currency being stacked and shuffled about.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThreeDelivery'' has quickflash cut images of each of the main three characters doing martial arts poses.
* The wipes on ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' are also related to the plot.
* In ''WesternAnimation/WidgetTheWorldWatcher'', they use the letter "W" from the show's title logo. ''WesternAnimation/DenverTheLastDinosaur'', which was made by the same animation company, also did something similar.
** And on the subject of that, in ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'', they used the show's logo against a black background with a bunch of colored stars and streaks before the logo zooms directly into the screen.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' often parodies the ''Series/{{Batman}}'' example above, the Batsymbol replaced with Freakazoid's face going "whoooOOAAaaaa..." as he gets zoomed in and out. Sometimes it would instead use Freakazoid's symbol. And sometimes Freakazoid's head would hit the screen, causing a sound and him to be (sometimes) frowning when he zoomed back out.
* ''WesternAnimation/OneHundredAndOneDalmatiansTheSeries'' had a couple.
** One was dalmatian spots appearing, blackening the scene, and then disappearing to show the next scene.
** Another one used the same format, but with paw prints.
** One was silhouetted puppies running across the screen, and sometimes it was Cruella's car.
* ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'' had several - a blue Salem shape spinning and stamping around the screen while turning green, spinning away to reveal the next scene, a faster version of the Salem transition except being red and turning black while spinning, a bat flying from nowhere with [[EatTheCamera its mouth zooming into the camera]], a broom sweeping the screen to produce smoke, which covers the screen and disappears, a red door appearing, zooming into the camera and opening to reveal the next scene, a witch hat coming into view with its bottom turning towards the camera and zooming in, a huge rat spinning around revealing the next scene, while shrinking and coming into the center, and then crawling away, and a lightning bolt striking the screen, which then shatters for a wipe, among a few others.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' used this once, to parody ''Series/HomeImprovement'''s use of wipes: Peter decides to build a bar while under house-arrest and says "I feel just like Tim Allen. I build stuff, and I have a criminal record." Tim Allen then snorts the screen up his nose through a straw.
* To complement the show's setting, ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' usually uses bubbles (and an appropriate sound effect) for its wipes, other than the occasional brief cut-away, or whenever else quick transitions are needed.
* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce Colon Movie Film For Theaters'' features star wipes in a flashback sequence. An echoing voice saying "Star" is even heard when the wipe occurs.
* ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters'' does this with the show's insignia. It had a different facial expression each time. In fact, Creator/{{Filmation}} had a knack for transitional sequences.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'' occasionally did this with the shape of the title character's badge. There were two versions, with one of them being done similarly to the Ghostbusters example above.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'''s use of bursts of static (as if changing the channel) have become a trope in and of itself, having inspired such fan works as ''WebVideo/AMVHell'' and ''Machinima/TheGModIdiotBox''. [[Creator/SethMacFarlane "And checkerboard wipe to ..."]] WordOfGod says it's a reference to ''Series/HappyDays''.
* Creator/HannaBarbera often did the "spinning" wipe in its various 1960s and 1970s shows. ''WesternAnimation/TheRobonicStooges'' had an interesting one, made up of the LMC crests the protagonists wore.
* A RunningGag on ''WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}'' is to have wipes that say funny things on them, most often [[BreakingTheFourthWall addressing the audience]].
* Like ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'' was a SpaceWestern cartoon whose wipes sometimes featured the heroes' badges.
* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' in which Timmy's parents get superpowers, some scene changes get accompanied with the parents' heads zooming towards and away from the camera against a swirling background. In one transition, Timmy's dad zoomed in to close to the camera and hit himself, making Timmy's mom look embarrassed as she zoomed away.
* During the TitleSequence of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', each of Twilight Sparkle's friends gets one, related to their specialties (and cutie marks): a dashing rainbow for Rainbow Dash, a party balloon inflating to cover all the screen for Pinkie Pie, a growing eye twinkle for Rarity, a shower of apples for Applejack, and a swarm of butterflies for Fluttershy.
* ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground'' has only one style of wipe: Sonic's guitar rotating toward and then away from the screen while an echoing chord plays.
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' uses a circular radioactive symbol zooming in and out for a wipe.
* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' commonly uses a wipe consisting of brightly-colored pawprints filling up the screen, then disappearing rapidly to reveal the next scene.
* Xilam's shows currently use several styles of transitions starting from around 2001. (e.g. ''WesternAnimation/ZigAndSharko'' uses objects doing the wipes, ''WesternAnimation/AKindOfMagic'' uses sparkles (either stationary or flying to one side of the screen), etc.)
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'' transitions between scenes with a blurry dissolve accompanied by a sound effect from [[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld the game]].
* In syndication, ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' used its insignia directly over the finishing scene to transmit to the next.
* Interesting variation on ''WesternAnimation/StuntDawgs:'' an immediate transition to a spotlight, into which Human rushes, followed by the TitleScream, and finally, Human [[EatTheCamera rushing into the lens]] to reveal the new scene.
* Between scenes in ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'' you'd see an animation relating to something that just happened or was said.
* ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'' often uses spinning Sunspot silhouettes for transitions.