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Anime And Manga
- Characters drawn in manga usually have these. And when they do, it's usually the creepy/funny-looking kind.
- Notably averted in BECK in that every character has all their teeth visibly shown.
- The only character in Speed Racer that has individual teeth is Captain Terror.
- One Piece Zig-Zags this. A good portion of the time characters are shown with these teeth with notable exceptions like Arlong, especially early in the series, though later on it sort of goes back and forth with this.
- Generally, non-Gonk women have these at all times, while men (who are generally drawn with larger, more expressive mouths) only have this when they're speaking calmly.
Films — Animated
- The Iguanadons in Dinosaur all have tooth strips, as a sop to real Iguanadons having beaks.
- Pixar is infamously known for their tendency to give most of their nonhuman characters this kind of teeth, whether they are either toys, insects, monsters, fish, or vehicles.
- The Incredibles averts this completely. Several characters' teeth were modeled after those of Pixar's animators.
- Played straight with many animated Disney characters. Aversions include Beggar Jafar's crooked dentures and The Coachman's Nightmare Face.
Films — Live-Action
- In a live-action example, Robo-Gadget from Inspector Gadget.
Live Action TV
- This is one of the signature traits of the eponymous purple dinosaur, Barney.
- The Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger and Power Rangers Dino Charge have their helmets molded to resemble dinosaur heads; where helmets based on carnivores have serrated triangular patterns for teeth, the herbivore-based helmets have just a set of strips on the top and bottom.
- Parodied in FoxTrot. Roger tries a whitening toothpaste which erases all the lines between his teeth.
- Pretty much anyone in a Seth MacFarlane series. Especially Mr. Bottomtooth of Family Guy, a pretentious rich guy with a single bottom tooth. His son shares this trait. Strangely, Herbert the creepy pedophile also has tooth strips when he laughs or chuckles, despite not having most of his teeth...
- Averted in South Park— even though the characters are crudely animated, they still have lines to mark the division of teeth.
- We see a weird variation in Invader Zim: the Irkens all have their teeth joined together in an undulating, zipper-like pattern◊. The humans usually have their teeth drawn separately.
- This is standard in 3D modelling: the artist models a tooth strip and maps the color and normals to make it look like a row of discrete teeth.
- Bubs from Homestar Runner.
- The Car Crusher at the end of The Brave Little Toaster has a large guillotine-like blade used to crush cars into tiny cubes that's shaped like a wall of teeth.
- Recess uses this sometimes. Usually, regular shots of the characters will have this trope in effect, while more exaggerated expressions avert it.
- 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Depending on the Artist.
- Also Depending on the Artist, Spliced had one artist who seemed keen on presenting uneven teeth in some of the characters.
- Just like the above example, Animaniacs had this happen at times. Usually in the shorts by Wang Film Productions and on occasion, TMS Entertainment.
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic generally draws teeth like this. The exceptions tend to be extreme closeups.
- The big bad of the Season 4 Finale, Lord Tirek more often than not subverts this trope. His teeth often being animated as disgustingly crooked and fanged by the animators.
- Attentive viewers will not that Hulked-out Saddle Rager averts this trope too.
- Batman: The Animated Series Mostly plays this trope straight with its characters. The most notable exceptions are The Joker, and Two-Face's scarred side's drooping mouth. Sometimes subverted when extreme reactions are shown.
- Hanna-Barbera animator Carlo Vinci utilized these.
- Most characters in Steven Universe utilize this, but it is averted with Jasper's Slasher Smile.
- In an unusual non-human example, The Amazing World of Gumball gives all the rabbit characters (Richard, Anais, and Granny Jojo) a single frontal tooth instead of the closely-space buck teeth of real-life rabbits. The same goes for Frankie, a rat, and the family of goats in "The Copycats".