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During [[TheSilentAgeOfAnimation the 1920s]] and going into the [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1930s]], animated characters were sometimes drawn with eyes or pupils that were black and circular, but shaped like a pie that's had one slice removed from it, with the missing slice being an oversimplified representation of a radial light reflection. It is remembered today as one of the most iconic features of the InkblotCartoonStyle. Pie-eyes were widespread until around the time color became the standard for most cartoons in the early 1940s, by which time the InkblotCartoonStyle had fallen out of favor, and WesternAnimation as a whole had undergone significant ArtEvolution. The style sometimes appeared in comics as well, particularly the Disney ones, and others based on characters that first appeared in animation.

When it shows up in modern media, it's usually as [[{{Retraux}} an homage or throwback]]. Parodies of the InkblotCartoonStyle will almost always employ this along with RubberHoseLimbs and the like.

See also BlackBeadEyes, which were also employed in black and white cartoons. Not to be confused with a slang term for being drunk, or with the results of a PieInTheFace.

!!Classic Examples:
* WesternAnimation/BettyBoop, and most of her supporting characters.
* ''{{ComicStrip/Popeye}}'' characters in the cartoon sometimes had them, usually only during close-ups.
* DinkyDoodle
* PorkyPig, in the 1930s.
* BoskoTheTalkInkKid, DependingOnTheArtist.
* MickeyMouse occasionally sported these eyes (as seen in the above image) in his early days, when he didn't just have BlackBeadEyes. It sometimes went between the two within the same exact short. He had them more consistently in the comics.
* The characters in the ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]'' short ''WesternAnimation/ILoveToSinga'', a rare color example.
* WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat in some shorts.
* Foxy from ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]''.
* The Coachman's NightmareFace from ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}''.
* Not a cartoon, but many characters from Creator/CarlBarks' ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse stories are pie-eyed.
* Buddy from ''[[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]]''. When brought back in ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}'' in the 1990's as an overly dull parody of his former self [[{{Retraux}} he maintained them]].
* WesternAnimation/FlipTheFrog
* Mascot example: The Cleveland Indians' [[http://www.imperfectenjoyment.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/chief-wahoo.jpg Chief Wahoo]], whose design has undergone slight revisions since its 1951 introduction, has always been pie-eyed.

!!Modern Examples and Homages
* It was used in the ''TwoStupidDogs'' short "Hobo Hounds", which was made to look like an old silent cartoon.
* Appropriately enough, when VideoGame/PacMan is pictured in his mascot form (as having arms and legs) he usually has these eyes. It shows up on the arcade cabinet art, and in later games such as ''VideoGame/PacMan2TheNewAdventures'' and ''VideoGame/PacManWorld''. ''VideoGame/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures'' also features this for most characters, while the 80's Pac-Man cartoon avoided it.
* ''MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'', which uses a {{Retraux}} style.
* In ''BoboboBoBobobo'', Don Patch sometimes has these eyes.
* Toot Braunstein from ''DrawnTogether'', who is a parody of BettyBoop.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': In "Truth or Square", Patchy shows a [=SpongeBob=] short in a 1920s style, where everything has this eye style.
** Also, [=SpongeBob=] is comically pie-eyed when he learns that he will be the cashier in "Squid's Day Off".
* The animated segment in ''JohnnyDangerously'' uses them, as it's done in a 1930s art style.
* Cat clocks with moving eyes often are pie-eyed.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PowerpuffGirls'' episode "Silent Treatment", the girls gain these when they get trapped inside a silent cartoon.
* Mostly everyone in the ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' cartoon has this feature, a rare modern usage not meant as a throwback.
* ''VideoGame/MOTHER1'' clay models had these kind of eyes on Ninten and Ana. Loid and Teddy's aren't apparent because they wear OpaqueNerdGlasses and CoolShades respectively. This is another rare modern usage that is not a throwback. However, the characters in the [[VideoGame/EarthBound two]] [[VideoGame/MOTHER3 sequels]] feature BlackBeadEyes instead.
* Mr. Hankey and his family from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. Also, in the episode "Red Sleigh Down", proximity to Christmas presents caused children to briefly morph into old-fashioned pie-eyed cartoons.
* The song "The Ghost of Stephen Foster" by the SquirrelNutZippers had an AnimatedMusicVideo that paid homage to the MaxAndDaveFleischer cartoons of the 1930's. Every character in the video is pie-eyed.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Reincarnation," which parodies several animation styles, [[http://media.avclub.com/images/articles/article/61/61404/reincarnation_jpg_627x325_crop_upscale_q85.jpg gave these to the cast]] in the 1930s-style segment.
* The characters in ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''.
* ''Webcomic/GastroPhobia'' has a [[http://gastrophobia.com/index.php?date=2009-10-22 Western storyline]] drawn in this style.
* Used in ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'' by almost every character.
* The Brownie from the animated segment in the ''Film/ReeferMadness'' musical.
* ''HomestarRunner'': Coach Z's Old-Timey counterpart.
* Most characters in ''WebComics/{{Tony Comics}}'' have these eyes.
* ''KingdomHearts2'' uses this for the {{Retraux}} segment, where Sora and company travel to the time of Steamboat Willie to help out Mickey Mouse.
* The rebooted ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'' cartoons (2013-present) such as ''WesternAnimation/NoService'' have these eyes on everyone, with more consistency than the original black and white shorts.
* [[Webcomic/TheCartoonChroniclesOfConroyCat Doggy D. Dachshund]], whose shtick is being JadedWashout from the appropriate era, has these.
* Tony the Alp from ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' [[http://www.charbythevampirate.com/comic/334/comic_archive has them]] when deprived of his hat (which kind of depowers him).
* The characters' models in some seasons of ''ThomasTheTankEngine & Friends'' have these.
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