A group of characters want to discuss something privately amongst themselves, so they form a huddle
; the camera POV switches, looking directly upward at the characters' heads and torsos as they talk. This is incredibly common in sports movies, where it appears during "the strategic discussion during halftime". (And in (American) Football movies, it appears even more
This is also seen when a character is in bed, thrown onto his back, or in some other kind of upward-looking position; in this case, it's a P.O.V. Cam
. It occurs frequently after a character has blacked out
, leading to a suitable freak-out when he wakes up and sees loads of people staring down at him.
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- Katekyo Hitman Reborn! has this every now and then, most often before big battles. Normally, everyone except Ryouhei and Yamamoto are less than eager to do it, and tend to find it incredibly embarrassing.
- Somewhat used (but very dramatic) in the second match again the White Knights in Eyeshield 21. There's literally one second on the clock, and offense is just then switching to Devil Bats. An exhausted Monta catches the ball, and Hiruma calls for a huddle with himself, Monta, Taki, and Sena so that when they break, the White Knights won't know who has the ball.
- The title screen◊ of Strike Witches 2.
- The opening to the original Getter Robo starts out with Ryouma, Hayato and Musashi in a huddle.
- Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure has one of this during an episode where they had to play volleyball.
- In Episode 8 of the Little Lulu anime, Tubby, Wilbur, and Iggy did this in Lulu's presence, when she interrupted their lunch time.
- Smile Pretty Cure! has one with the Cures in episode 6, shortly before their group Transformation Sequence.
- The Boys:
- Two cover feature this pose, the first issue was of the main cast, and another issue had the original boys.
- In Butcher's origin, there is one of a group of criminals, standing over Butcher after they'd given him a kicking after he attacked them without provocation.
Films — Animation
- A Bug's Life, when they plan to send Flik away on a Snipe Hunt.
- The Brave Little Toaster, as the appliances gather around the broken picture of the Master.
- It occurs in Once Upon a Forest after Russel the Hedgehog survives almost being run over by a car, ending up on his back as his friends check up on him.
- From the point of view of Twilight Sparkle in My Little Pony Equestria Girls. The rest of the main cast stands over her while she lies gasping for breath after facing off against Rainbow Dash in a one-on-one soccer match.
Films — Live-Action
- The picture is from A Knight's Tale, after the villain is thrown off his horse: "You have been weighed, measured and found wanting."
- The Blind Side: Right before Michael begins leading the Wingate Crusaders' Miracle Rally against the Lions.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
- The first movie, when they're fighting Shredder. "At what point did we lose control here?" "Maybe we should tell him 'we're the good guys.'"
- Also done in the second film where they need to keep the canister of ooze out of Tetsu and the Foot Clan's hands.
- In the Disney film Superdad after Bob Crane gets conked on the head, there's a shot of a huddle of people over him. One of them was doing How Many Fingers?.
- H.O.T.S. had one during the strip-football game. Memorably, all the girls are topless.
- M*A*S*H (the film) has a football game at the end, pretty sure it showed up there.
- There is a very similar shot in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, though from the point of view of the treasure that has just been dug up, instead of from a character. It was parodied with an identical shot in The Simpsons when everyone is searching for the loot of the Cat Burglar.
- Used in Mystery Men, where all the members of the team huddle together and say "Zai Gazunt" (a Yiddish phrase derived from the German "Seit Gesund", meaning "Be healthy"), which had not been even slightly alluded to prior in the movie.
- The Goonies had this when they realize they have enough treasure to ensure that they don't need to leave.
- The opening of Angels Revenge. It's boob-tastic.
- The poster for the movie version of Holes.
- Shaolin Soccer just before facing their opponents in the semi-finals.
- The Covenant uses this after Caleb swims into the side of the pool.
- Used rather threateningly in Fight Club, when Tyler Durden is delivering his We Are Everywhere threat.
- Peter Pan: "We shall build a house around her!"
- The signature image from House has the main cast (from the first several seasons) huddled around presumably the point of view of the patient.
- The Mash opening has two individual "huddle shots": one of Hawkeye and one of BJ. They're the only ones in the shots though, so it might not count. There was one ep where it was shot from the patient's POV, there was a huddle or two in that one.
- Eight Is Enough does it in the opening credits sequence, as the family plays touch football.
- That Seventies Show has some of these in its "Stoner-wipes".
- If the player loses a match in Tongue of the Fat Man, a screen shows what would be this view if it weren't for the speech bubble taking a large part of the screen.
- Flander's Company: In episode "Taxe Carbone", after Recycle-Man gets massacred by Gladys, he wakes in a hospital bed with the Flander's Company people huddled above him.
- The teenage villains of Avatar: The Last Airbender do this while getting ready to destroy an opposing volleyball team.
- Legend Of Korra used the "Spirit of Competition", between Mako, Bolin and Korra when Mako tries to build up confidence for the upcoming tournament.
- Parodied in Sheep in the Big City where General Specific holds his comrades horizontally in the air to imitate this shot.
- Often used with the main six in Recess.
- Ed, Edd n Eddy have done this. One time they huddle without anything happening because Eddy can't think of a scam.
- Happened at least twice by the title characters of The Powerpuff Girls.
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
- Done by the Apple family in the episode "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000", when debating on whether or not to agree to the Flim Flam brothers' offer. The brothers somehow manage to sneak themselves in the huddle.
- In "Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1", when Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity, Spike and Twilight are examining the items that will become the Keys, the point of view is from the floor.
- Adventure Time, in the episode "James", Finn, Jake, and Princess Bubblegum do this as they debate on the episode's titular character. Just like in the above example, James somehow manages to sneak himself in the huddle.