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A good way to enhance the [[RuleOfCute cuteness]] of a video and/or picture of an [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter animal]] is to have the animal get close to the camera, and put its face right up to or around said camera, often sniffing the camera and/or sniffing around it.

The animal's face is likely to be much closer to the camera than the rest of its body, which makes the [[SuperDeformed animal's head look bigger in comparison to the body than it actually is.]] A wide angle lens is usually used to enhance this effect.



[[folder: Film ]]

* The black cat from ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' greets the heroine this way after waking her up.
* The introduction of Puss in Boots in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'' features him [[http://www.poster.net/shrek/shrek-shrek-2-puss-in-boots-face-3700964.jpg trying his hardest to appear cute]].

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* Happens in a lot of Creator/TheBBC's ''Spy'' wildlife documentaries when the animal subjects start to get curious about the disguised cameras that are filming them. For instance, in one ''Polar Bears: Spy on the Ice'' episode, one of the cameras was disguised as a snowball, and the cubs kept approaching it and playing with it.
* ''{{Series/Zoboomafoo}}'': In the opening sequence.

[[folder: Manga ]]
* The Mokonas do this in ''Manga/XxxHolic'' and ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' to wake up Watanuki and Shaoran respectively.

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* The Nintendog assist trophy in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' summons a giant puppy to jump in front of the game's camera (and [[InterfaceScrew obscure the action on the battlefield]]).

[[folder: Web Video ]]
* On ''WebVideo/EatYourKimchi,'' the Scottish Fold kitten Dr. Meemersworth stalks and attacks a camera on a string.

[[folder: Web Comic ]]
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Jeremy [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=301 does it]] during a photoshoot with Grace, Tedd and Ellen.

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' had a ShowWithinAShow called "Animals Close-Up With a Wide-Angle Lens," and its spinoff "Animals Close-Up With a Wide-Angle Lens Wearing Hats."
* On ''WesternAnimation/RubyGloom'', Doom Kitty does it in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_xqQxC0i_s this skit.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'', a slightly unstable nature documentary director is revealed to have made a film like this with her [[CuteKitten pet kitten]], who [[CatsAreMean naturally]] [[CameraAbuse destroys the camera]].

[[folder: Real Life ]]
* Birthday and holiday cards
* Handbags in some shops in the UK.
* Artlist Collection's "The Dog" and "The Cat" collectibles are all about focusing on kitties' and puppies' faces using a fish-eye lens.