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The character designer for a cartoon is drawing a woman. For whatever reason, they want her to look more *ahem* "mature" than the average female in this series to visually emphasize her femininity. But the cartoonist won't be giving this character big or even medium sized- breasts. Often they can't because their cartoon is in the AnimationAgeGhetto, where big breasts [[ExecutiveMeddling can't get past Network Standards and Practices]]. Or maybe it's a deliberate stylistic decision.

If you aren't using big breasts, how do you make a character look female? Narrow her waist and enlarge her hips. A lot.

This animated woman will usually have a small bustline, a very narrow waist, narrow shoulders and very large hips. Regardless of the width of the character's waist and hips it's important that her waist look exaggeratedly small in comparison to her hips. The end result should be an exaggerated pear shaped figure.

Named after writer/animator Butch Hartman, whose cartoons often make use of this trope, because Stephen Silver designs many of the characters for his shows.

If they have a large bust size to go along with the hips with a notably smaller waist, they should be considered for ImpossibleHourglassFigure instead. Simply having wide hips does not equate Hartman Hips: they must have a small bust and shoulders as well. While this body shape can occur in nature, this is specifically a creator driven animation and artwork trope, so '''Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease'''

NOTE: Please only add examples to work or character pages with actual examples of characters with exaggerated pear-shaped figures as meant to denote maturity, considering whether they apply better for MaleGaze or ImpossibleHourglassFigure.



* [[http://lileks.com/institute/stagworld/sir0262/4.html This ad]] for the Paul Valentine lingerie collection from the February 1962 issue of ''Sir!'' magazine.
* The mom in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zatSgiIGyYg this ad]] for Mini-Wheats.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The [[http://flick3.sakura.ne.jp/toy09/01-ach/ach_03.jpg GN Archer]] from ''Anime/{{Gundam 00}}'' has, along with a ponytail and monoboob, thunderthighs to make it appear more feminine.
** The [[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/v/zmt-s33s.htm Gottralan]] piloted by [[AxCrazy Katejina Loos]] has a bit of this going on as well. It is actually technologically justifiable, being a close-combat mech. The GundamMusou variation is less effective with the hipness, being built more like a Hawaiian hula doll to complement its CQC moveset.
** Another one would be the [[http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/OZ-07AMS_Aries OZ-07AMS Aries]] from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', thanks to its slim lower legs. Justified as its thighs house turbofan engines, along with the necessary intakes, which make the Aries capable of flight in the first place (they're matched with a pair of equally huge turbines coming out of the shoulders). Of note, the only character to pilot an Aries regularly is the only female pilot in the main cast.
* As opposed to normally accepted means, the girls of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' seem to sport these. Adding to that impression is that ChasteHero Hayate seems entirely engrossed in the girls who are less developed in the upper department. Most of the girls are also suitably mature in the mental department, which may explain why Hata decided to use this trope. The normal {{Joshikousei}} make it hard to see in most cases.
* Despite being controlled by a male pilot, the Tauburn from ''Anime/StarDriver'' has an very feminine silhouette thanks to it's extremely narrow waist and wide hips.
* Taeko Kondo of ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' has wide hips of her own.
* [[MoeAnthropomorphism Vietnam]] of ''Website/AxisPowersHetalia'', [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vietnamchan_4583.gif from what we've seen of her.]]
* In ''Anime/WindyTales'', this is a part of the art style, especially on the adult women.

* In Elizabethan times the fashionable female body shape was like a bell: a huge lower half, small waist and flat chest.
* The Georgian perfect silhouette conformed to this almost exactly- enormously wide (but not round) paniers- frames to hold out the skirt- even more so the 'pocket hoop' paniers, which pulled out the skirt wide while it stayed flat at the front and back.
* The round Victorian crinoline also went there (surprisingly it was considered a ''sensible'' alternative to what had gone before- achieving the same look with literally dozens of layers of underskirts). Being lightweight wire, it was also a lot more flirty than it looks in drawings, because of the way it moved as the wearer walked.

* Lucille from ''WesternAnimation/AMonsterInParis''. Especially notable during the "La Seine" dance sequence.
* A particularly extreme example is found in the animated intro to the 60s film ''Film/CatalinaCaper'' with the very full-hipped mermaid, as mocked on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''
-->'''Joel:''' Nice measurements! 36-2...85?
* [[http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/09/17/arts/18cloudy-600.jpg Sam Sparks]] (left in that image) from ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs''. Most of the background female characters also qualify, but Sam's got the thinnest waist and biggest hips by far.
* In TheFilmOfTheBook, WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'s mother has a very small bust but very wide hips, thus still giving the Other Mother a spider-like shape even before [[GlamourFailure she starts looking freaky]]. Also the Other Spink.
* The mother tourist at the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe''.
* Crysta from ''WesternAnimation/FernGully''.
* Megara from Disney's ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' was actually designed to be shaped like a Greek vase.
* {{Creator/Genndy Tartakovsky}} seems to really enjoy using this trope for his adolescent and adult female characters. He proved as much in ''{{WesternAnimation/Hotel Transylvania}}''. [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121014012041/p__/protagonist/images/5/53/Mavis-Selena-Gomez-hotel-transylvania-31630009-425-356.jpeg Mavis]], [[http://www.pontofrio-imagens.com.br/html/conteudo-produto/833/1865882/imagens/dvd-hotel-transilvania-hotel-transylvania-5.jpg Eunice]] and [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130215033115/hoteltransylvania/images/f/fd/Wanda_full_body.jpg Wanda]] all have very wide hips compared to the rest of them. Wanda is at least slightly justified in that she's pregnant with at least three were-pups. Eunice has a pretty large bust, but her hips are still wider than her shoulders. Mavis is the truest case , although it's downplayed because she's still supposed to be barely an adult (by monster standards, anyway).
* Ki from ''MarsNeedsMoms''.
* Roxanne Richi from ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' knows how to rock a pencil skirt. Though [[http://www.homorazzi.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/megamind-tina-fey.jpg she's no slouch up top either.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman'' has Courtney (and her mom). It's offscreen, but Alvin clearly grabs Courtney's butt at one point, prompting her to say in annoyance, "My HAND, Alvin. My hand."
** Taken to extremes with the aerobics instructor [[CovertPervert Neil]] likes to freeze-frame on.
* Tinkerbell from WaltDisney's ''Disney/PeterPan'', to her dismay. Humorously used when her hips get her stuck in a keyhole.
* Lucas' mother in ''TheAntBully'' has an absurd case of these.
* Pretty much every adult female in ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'' from Mary Beth to La Muerte, to Maria and Carmen, to incidentals in the background.
* Helen Parr from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. A mother of three who's been retired for 15-20 years (give or take), and had much more svelte thighs in the prologue. Passing a reflective metal surface, she happens to get a glance of her butt and sighs unhappily, showing that she had gained quite a lot of weight in that area. Mirage is pencil-thin, but even ''her'' hips are [[http://bitrot.net/images/blog/TI-020.jpg as wide as her shoulders]]. Violet has a more teen-size version.
* The lady penguins from ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin'' all have very shapely hips.
* Chel from ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'', almost to the point of parody. Her waist is, tops, twenty inches and her breasts are rather large, considering. Waltz on down below the waist and her hips are at least as wide as her shoulders. Chel is a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Dorothy Lamour, best known for playing most of the love interests in the "Film/RoadTo..." movies, starring Music/BingCrosby and Creator/BobHope, of which the entire movie is a homage.
-->"The hip! The hip!"
* Rapunzel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' has wide hips.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Alice, from ''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns", has very prominent hips. Wider than her shoulders in fact.
** It was agreed on by the studio to not give Alice big boobs. It makes sense though, as Alice is a very skinny and petite character. Using big breasts to emphasize her femininity would not be logical.
** Although this could be due to her dress, the way she interacts with her hips shows that she in fact has wide hips. As shown in [[http://s1300.photobucket.com/user/sangyoonyou/media/AliceHips_zps1be22ae6.jpg.html this picture.]]
** The way she walks also emphasizes her hips and femininity. As shown in [[http://s1300.photobucket.com/user/sangyoonyou/media/alice-walk_zpsffffd818.gif.html this gif.]]
* ''VideoGame/AuraKingdom'' Tsubaki, a ninja-based Eidolon, has a notable waist compared to the rest of her body, much to her dismay. The PlayerCharacter, during conversation, may choose to call her out on it.
-->'''PlayerCharacter''': Your thighs seem to be a bit thick!
-->'''Tsubaki''': Utter nonsense! There's nothing wrong with my thighs!
* Similary to the GaiaOnline example, the French [=MMOSRPGs=] VideoGame/{{Dofus}} and ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' feature character designs by [[http://gueuzav.deviantart.com/gallery/ Gueuzav]], who is rather famous for "[[MemeticMutation Dem Hips]]" (which is a trait carried over to the animated adaption of ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'', see the WesternAnimation folder).
* The redesigned female dwarves in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''. Sure, they were stout before, but ''[[http://bioware.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/da2_races.jpg now]]''.
* On ''GaiaOnline'', the hallmark of artist [[http://oh8.deviantart.com/ o_8's]] female characters is "LOOK AT DEM HIPS".
** Halloween 2009 villain Sentinel wasn't designed by o_8, but should have had a "wide load" sticker on those bumpers anyway.
** zOMG!'s [[CuteMonsterGirl Water Spouts]] and their stronger Sea Spout relatives (and even stronger [[KingMook queen]]). Three guesses who designed them...
*** o_8 also designed the vampires for zOMG!'s Halloween 2009 event.
*** And guess who was chosen to draw a StreetFighter item that just ''happened'' to come with a Chun Li companion pose?
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' resident WrenchWench Tali'Zorah. The LatexSpacesuit helps. It's a standard phenotype of all quarians. Females have very wide hips, and males have very wide shoulders.
* [[http://mimg.ugo.com/200810/20095/cuts/splash-woman_288x288.jpg Splash Woman]], a mermaid-themed Robot Master from ''VideoGame/MegaMan9''.
** Strangely, Magic Man from [[MegaManAndBass Megaman & Bass]] also has hartman hips and boy [[ShesGotLegs do they show!]]
** Most mermaids are depicted with such a figure, and it almost makes sense. Water is pretty dense, and mermaids [[GodivaHair aren't]] [[FanService as streamlined]] as fish, so one would need a fairly powerful tail to compensate.
** Other female characters like Aile and Ashe in ''VideoGame/MegaManZX Advent'' (really wide hips, even more pronounced in animated cutscenes).
* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise probably started walking down this path in Gen. IV with [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Ariana Rocket Executive Ariana]], following in the next generation with [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Professor_Juniper Professor Juniper]] and [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Bianca Bianca]].
** In the case of actual Pokémon, [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Lopunny Lopunny]] and [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Leavanny Leavanny]].
** [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:HeartGold_SoulSilver_Clair.png Clair]] in the GSC remake.
* [[http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu294/katez-chan/Milla_concept.jpg Milla Vodello]] of ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''.
** In fact, it's ''less'' accentuated in the concept art -- in [[http://i657.photobucket.com/albums/uu294/katez-chan/Milla3_med.jpg the final 3d model]] she has almost no chest (It's ''barely'' perceptible, and then only from the side) and an almost excessively tiny waist.
* Alex "o_8" Ahad, under his real name, is also the lead character designer for ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' (the world, concept and cast having been a pet project of his since roughly high school), with the expected results.
** Most of the ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' characters are actually closer to ImpossibleHourglassFigure... with the notable exception of [[http://images.wikia.com/skullgirls/images/4/48/060430_squigly_01.jpg Squigly]].
* Midna, the ExpositionFairy guide in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', in her cursed form. [[http://www.knightsofhyrule.org/fan/midna/images/off/midna02.jpg This picture]] in particular emphasizes her prominent hips.
** [[spoiler: She keeps this up when changing back into her true form as well.]]
* Some of the female shopkeepers in ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' got this goin' on.
* The Orbital Frames from Zone of the Enders, justified in that they basically cram everything, including the cockpit, onto the crotch area.

* Every female character in the Webcomic ''Webcomic/IDreamOfAJeanieBottle''. Most extreme on [[http://jeaniebottle.com/?p=30 this page]].
* Mitzi from ''LackadaisyCats''.
* Phobia from ''Webcomic/GastroPhobia''. [[http://gastrophobia.com/index.php?date=2009-08-31 Visually lampshaded here.]]
* Winter from ''{{Girly}}''.
** And Hipbone. Yes, [[MeaningfulName big shocker]].
* Rachael from ''Webcomic/LasLindas'' is well-known in the comic's fanbase for having massive hips with a matching ass and Chun-Li thighs.
* ''{{Heartcore}}'' features Hartman Hips on almost every female character, save [[ACupAngst Teo]].
* Toni from ''Webcomic/HannaIsNotABoysName''. [[spoiler:Even in werewolf form.]]
* Rana from ''Webcomic/TheMeek'', and her mother Phe to a lesser extent.
* Agatha and others in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' (Phil Foglio, who likes to 'draw realistically', knows the effect corsets have on the figure.) These hips are most accentuated in the shorter Zola.
* In a side comic of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Susan ends up with a [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] version of this after a transformation that makes her shorter but maintains her body's width. Said strip inspired [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook.php?id=809 a filler strip]] that plays it straight if not exaggerates it and lampshades it in TheRant by talking about its origins in WesternAnimation.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': Female Homsar from [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail99.html different town]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The trope namer, Butch Hartman, is actually a misnomer. It's actually Stephen Silver's art style and character designs (see ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', and ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'').
* Willow and other characters from ''WesternAnimation/AKindOfMagic''. For a show already named for a {{Queen}} song, the female character designs sure bring up the page quote to mind pretty well.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' (Go With Me) has [[CuteMonsterGirl Marceline]] as this; she's normally the skinniest regular female cast member (at least in comparision to [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Bubblegum]], who normally wearing very voluminous dresses), but she's also a VoluntaryShapeshifter and may have simply decided that she felt like having a set of large hips.
* Betty's mom from ''WesternAnimation/AtomicBetty'' has quite the lovely pair. An episode shows that Betty will grow these.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has Princess Yue, to a slight extent (she mostly wears heavy furs) and Ty Lee.
* Delia Deetz from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' cartoon.
* Miss Finch on ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdz}}''.
* Big Brain, the first [[{{Fembot}} female robot]] built by Grizzle on ''[[Franchise/CareBears Adventures in Care-a-Lot]]'', has these, despite not having any legs.
* All of the female characters in ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh''. Lampshaded in one episode, in which Abe draws up a flyer for Joan to get her a date for prom. Among other strange attributes (including "Creator/JaneaneGarofalo-esque" and "[[HistoricalInJoke Not religious]]"), he highlights her "good birthing hips".
* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', you have Maddie Fenton, Valerie Gray (in costume), Ember [=McLain=], Penelope Spectra, Paulina, and Starr to a lesser extent.
* The {{DCAU}} runs into this on at times.
** ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' has the villainous Livewire. She sports a skintight leotard/catsuit, as she's supposed to exude sex appeal (after all, the {{Diniverse}} isn't just for kids) but Livewire curiously isn't so well endowed as some of the other women on the show. She even has an [[AbsoluteCleavage extra large V-neck]] which apparently should sport cleavage, but doesn't (even less than when she was normal). To compensate, the animators gave her a gigantic pelvis and thick legs. Apparently, Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, experimenting with their new art style, wanted to toe the line rather than bring in superhero appearances all at once. They eventually went all the way in ''JusticeLeague''.
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', given its more realistic art, does not use this trope. When the show was retooled (with some budget cuts) into ''The New Batman Adventures'', with [[ArtShift a new animation style]] very similar to (but not exactly like) the animation on ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Hartman Hips become more common.
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', with an improvement of ''The New Batman Adventures'' animation style, didn't. Most of the time. Sometimes (like with Max, for example), they do.
* Dexter's mom in ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''. In fact, when [=DeeDee=] gets turned into a duplicate of Mom in one episode, she feels her hips with awe, instead of [[ManIFeelLikeAWoman some other area]].
** Heck, there's a whole fanbase for Dexter's mom.
*** A great deal of credit must go to Creator/KathSoucie and ''that voice!''
** Dee Dee's Ballet teacher in one episode falls into this trope.
* Major Doctor Ghastly from ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne''
* Lois Griffin in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' has a pretty decent pair of hips, though the exaggeration isn't as extreme as the typical example of the trope. Meg Griffin, in an alternate universe, has a tiny waist and large hips.
* Mac and Terrance's mother from ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends''. Although she looks like she has an impossible hourglass figure in her business attire, her shoulders and chest look smaller in other attire.
* Donbot's daughter Bell has these in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "The Silence of the Clamps" more specifically her waist was shaped like a bell.
* [[http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w45/nashimi/saffi.png Saffi]] from ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. Even Eloise; wehenever she's dressed up like a mermaid. They kinda come out of nowhere.
* Donna, Strickland Propane's secretary from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''.
* Rose Explosion in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', but not in a particularly attractive way. In fact, it's a little worrying how large her hips are- they're practically as wide as her shoulders, while the rest of her is normally proportioned.
* Tina and Majorie from ''WesternAnimation/NeighborsFromHell''.
* Apart from being overweight, WesternAnimation/PepperAnn's mom qualifies, as her waist still goes inward and her hips are about twice as wide.
* Linda Flynn-Fletcher, mother of WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb.
* Tommy's mom in ''WesternAnimation/{{Robotboy}}''.
* Charlotte Pickles from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''.
* Comes up occasionally in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' if the art style is in a certain way: for example, all the girls in Abracadabra-Doo. Made more obvious due to the movies liberal use of MaleGaze as well.
* Garnet from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has a tiny waist on tops of extremely wide hips and huge thighs. It certainly fits since she's eldest, wisest, and most mature of her team.
* Pretty much all the female characters in ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'', especially [[MsFanservice Callie Briggs]], [[IntrepidReporter Ann Gora]] and [[HotScientist Dr. Abby Sinian]]. Even robot gangster Molly has them! Mostly avoided with Commander Feral's niece Felina, though. In addition to this, ''[[RareMaleExample male]]'' scientist Dr. Zyme has got an hourglass-shaped figure with a tiny waist and ''very'' large, wide hips. He's about the only male character in the show to have them.
* Rebecca Cunningham from ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', specially since she is half the size of Baloo and only a bit taller than 12-year old Kit Cloudkicker.
* The two widest features of Nicole Watterson on ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' are her head... and her hips.
** Interestingly, her son (the Gumball of the title) displays a rare male example of this, as well.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', more than a few women who aren't overweight or fairy-like use this trope, but the most obvious examples would be Britney Brittany, Timmy's mom, the Tooth Fairy and Adult Vicky (shown twice). Note that [[ArtEvolution appearances change somewhat as time goes on]].
* Ms. Keane from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheXs'' both Mrs. X and her daughter Tuesday have these.
* Mumm-rana; a good DistaffCounterpart of BigBad Mumm-ra, the main villian of ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats''.
* Shelia from ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' is practically all thighs and no upper body. [[TopHeavyGuy The exact opposite]] of her ex-husband Buck Tuddrussel.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' Beth, Blaineley and especially Anne Maria (her hips are massive).
* The ladies of ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'', especially Amalia, who's fourteen years old.
* Wuya in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'', in human form.
* Dani Burns from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots''.