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- A Jell-O commercial featuring Alice talking with the Griffin and the Mock Turtle used this. The animation recycled from Alice's movie even had the outlines thickened to match.
Anime and Manga
- Attack on Titan: It's not of uniform thickness, though, giving the impression of a brush pen.
- The mochi segments in the fifth season of Axis Powers Hetalia use this.
- Close-up shots in Casshern Sins usually have this.
- Some episodes of Digimon Savers animate the child-level mons in this style, particularly in the series' tail end. It's very inconsistently done and is probably a product of the Off Model Art Shifts which plague the series.
- Used in the Dragon Ball Z film Fusion Reborn. Especially apparent during Goten and Trunks' fight with Hitler.
- Fullmetal Alchemist has done a couple Art Shifts to this type of style for some comical moments.
- The first ending of Brotherhood is entirely animated in thick lines and crayon colors, representing drawings made by Ed and Al before they lost their bodies.
- Hellsing is different in how the anime and OVA series averts it when the manga has very noticeable thick line drawing.
- The anime adaption of Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls uses this in the character designs and weapons. The general art style resembles traditional ink painting.
- Kaiji and Akagi both the works of Nobuyuki Fukumoto and both animated by Madhouse.
- Appears in episode 7 of the Katanagatari anime, which is closer to the light novel's art style.
- Koe de Oshigoto! uses this as an artistic direction; it's used to emulate the look of Eroge CG's.
- The western animation-like anime Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt by Gainax.
- Applied at times on the character designs in Samurai Champloo.
- Used in Super Milk Chan making it look a lot like a mix of Ren and Stimpy, Dr. Seuss, and The Powerpuff Girls.
- The fourth episode of Dragon Ball Super is full of this, particularly the scenes with Emperor Pilaf.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! features this from time to time. Notably during closeups of the characters' faces.
- Early cel-shaded games such as Jet Set Radio and Cel Damage utilized bold outlines.
- Alien Hominid, Castle Crashers, and Super Meat Boy, all made by the Newgrounds.
- Angry Birds
- The Binding of Isaac uses this animation style to take the edge off of just how screwed up everything is.
- Borderlands uses this effectively for comic like graphics.
- Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit
- Ittle Dew, a twisted Zelda tribute game, utilizes an artstyle resembling Wind Waker's 2D artworks.
- The first three Mario & Luigi games had somewhat of a graffiti-style to it, with (you guessed it) thick outlines. It was dropped for the fourth game in favor of pseudo-3D sprites.
- Rakugakids (a Konami Fighting Game for the Nintendo 64) has character sprites drawn this way, clashing with the realistically drawn backgrounds.
- Rayman Origins
- Rhythm Heaven
- The GBA game Sonic Battle, which sported a thick-lined graffiti style.
- Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS adds black borders around characters to make them more visually distinct on the handheld's relatively small screen.
- Yoshi's Island has this as a large part of the distinctive art style, though the thick lines are most noticeable on background objects.
- Yoshi's Story uses this in cutscenes.
- Champions Online has a graphics option for this.
Western Animation - Theatrical
- Fleischer Studios used this for the bulk of their cartoons house style. It was apparently a holdover from Max Fleischer's years as a newspaper cartoonist.
- The cartoons of Van Beuren Studios likewise used this, but ditched it around 1934 when Burt Gillett arrived at the studio and overhauled the art direction.
Western Animation - Television
- Hanna-Barbera had an appealing style such as this in the late '50s to early '60s. Their resurrection after several years in the wilderness in the '90s led to the renaissance of the style and its increased use in modern animated series. Their earliest shows used this style to show up well on small black and white television sets.
- Dexter's Laboratory (Mainly Seasons 1 and 2, the revival was ran by CNS but the animation was still thick lined, if to a slightly lesser extent)
- Johnny Bravo
- The Powerpuff Girls (the first three seasons only, as Cartoon Network Studios took over the show in 2003)
- The 2016 reboot, however, averts this by using thin outlines.
- 2 Stupid Dogs
- The works of Butch Hartman:
- An odd variant with Nelvana's futuristic shows Blaster's Universe and Cyberchase: The animation of the characters and objects tends to have black bold outlines, but the backgrounds are so heavily vectorized and detailed that they feature no outlines whatsoever, making it seem that they don't match with the actual animation.
- 101 Dalmatians: The Series, more so in the episodes by Sun Min Co., Walt Disney Animation (Japan), Sunwoo Entertainment, and Koko Enterprises.
- Almost Naked Animals
- 'The Alvin Show
- The Amazing World of Gumball started using moderately thicker outlines in season two for most of the 2D characters. All of them pale in comparison to Clare, who has an outline approximately five time as thick as anyone else's◊—so thick that a cross-section of her arm would be more outline than body.
- Aqua Teen Hunger Force featured this from time to time, especially in later seasons.
- Atomic Betty
- Batman: The Brave and the Bold
- Blaster's Universe
- Blazing Dragons Season 2 had thick lines (along with some radical changes in character design) that was a sharp contrast to the cleaner look of season 1.
- Brandy & Mr. Whiskers
- Camp Lazlo
- ChalkZone on a few occasions. Sunwoo Entertainment did this in the show's second season as a result of inconsistency; they switched to the show's thinner outline look in season three, and Toonzone Entertainment and Yeson Entertainment gave the show thick outlines during season four (albeit colored instead of black like the show used for the first three seasons). The Oh Yeah! Cartoons short "The Amazin' River" had thicker outlines than the rest of the ChalkZone shorts (and season one), due to it being storyboard artist Bob Boyle's regular style (he later went on to work on The Fairly OddParents and created Yin Yang Yo! and Wow! Wow! Wubbzy, all three utilizing thick line animation).
- Clarence, but only in the opening titles.
- Class of 3000
- Clerks: The Animated Series
- Clone High almost looks like it shares the same character designers as Dexter's Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls.
- The early seasons of Codename: Kids Next Door had this.
- Drawn Together, with its mishmash of art styles, has internet Flash parody Spanky Ham animated this way.
- Duck Dodgers
- Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy has it along with its wobbling animation which makes it unique.
- Family Guy: The pre-revival seasons had this.
- All of the marine animals from Fish Hooks.
- Good Vibes
- Gravity Falls, though starting from "A Tale of Two Stans" and onward, the lines started getting thinner.
- The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and its sister show, Evil Con Carne.
- Invader Zim uses this in a few episodes; Zim's antennae are noticeably thicker than usual in them.
- Jimmy Two-Shoes
- The Henry and June shorts on KaBlam! (though more often in later seasons)
- Kappa Mikey: Played with, where only Mikey is drawn this way; his Japanese costars have thin outlines and are Animesque.
- Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil
- Kim (2008 series)
- Kim Possible
- King Arthur's Disasters
- The Looney Tunes Show: Though the thick lines were dropped starting from season 2.
- The Loud House
- Maisy is a prime example of this. Based on simple picture books by Lucy Cousins, the characters and objects are all black lines with generally bright, cheery colors filled in to appeal to the youngest audiences.
- The 2010s series of Mickey Mouse shorts.
- The animated portions of the original The Mickey Mouse Club as well, most notably in the opening sequence.
- The Mighty B!
- Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures
- Mixels often uses the thick black style for characters, though some elements of them, such as electricity spikes or ice crystals, are given colored outlines, as are all the backgrounds.
- The Mr. Men Show, though only the characters have these. The objects have no outline at all.
- íMucha Lucha!
- My Gym Partner's a Monkey
- My Life as a Teenage Robot went out of its way to look like 1940s animation as much as freakishly possible.
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic uses a variation with colored outlines instead of plain black.
- Numb Chucks
- Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja
- Regular Show: Downplayed starting from season 3, but few episodes still use thick lining.
- Ren and Stimpy
- The Replacements
- Robot Boy
- The Secret Saturdays
- The Simpsons when they switch to digital animation in season 14, though this is downplayed in the HD seasons.
- SpongeBob SquarePants: Some characters (especially Squidward) were animated this way between seasons 4 and 7.
- Star vs. the Forces of Evil had this during the first half of season one before the animation studio (Mercury Filmworks) was changed to Toon City, resulting in more thinner looking outlines. Thick lining is still noticeable, though not as much.
- Star Wars: Clone Wars
- Steven Universe
- Symbionic Titan
- Teacher's Pet, though only in the Toon City episodes.
- Teamo Supremo
- Teen Titans Go!, in comparison to the original 2003 series.
- Time Squad
- Any season one episode of Tiny Toon Adventures animated by Wang Film Productions and—due to inconsistency—Kennedy Cartoons.
- The Total Drama franchise.
- The Venture Bros.
- Wander over Yonder
- Wayside School
- Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
- Xiaolin Showdown and its reboot, Xiaolin Chronicles.
- Yin Yang Yo!
- Zip Zip
- Esurance insurance commercials.
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Despite being a cel-shaded game, there are no outlines whatsoever, adding to the uniqueness of the particular style of cel-shading the game uses.
- On the other hand, this style of drawing is played straight in the game's 2D artwork, contrasting with the in-game graphics. Curiously, the redrawn art for the HD remake averts this.
Western Animation - Television
- Samurai Jack sported no outlines. Genndy Tartakovsky once mentioned how this contrasted with his last work, Dexter's Laboratory.
- Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends actually did have outlining, it just wasn't thick nor was it present on every character.
- The Tom and Jerry Show (2014): Averted starting from season 2, where it added outlines to make the show look similar to the original theatrical shorts.
- Ruby Gloom
- The X's
- The Secret Show
- Invisible Network of Kids