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*In Disney's ''WesternAnimation/Mulan'', Mushu the Dragon's introduction to the titular heroine uses this trope.

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* Mr. Mind in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.


* Subverted in one ''JimmyNeutron'' episode where they're camping - we see the shadow, and it turns out to be a squirrel. Then we see the bear who's really casting the shadow.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'': Subverted in one ''JimmyNeutron'' episode where they're camping - we see the shadow, and it turns out to be a squirrel. Then we see the bear who's really casting the shadow.


* Near the end of ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', [[spoiler: Pepita casts a shadow resembling his Alebrije form in the living world, but then enters in the form a normal-sized cat.]]

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* Near the end of ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', [[spoiler: Pepita casts a shadow resembling his her Alebrije form in the living world, but then enters in the form a normal-sized cat.]]


* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', in the Tomb of the Unknown King, after the party runs into Sacred (one half of what will become the Brothers [[SummonMagic Guardian Force]]) the second time, he tells the heroes that he's going to call on his older brother to aid him. The screen briefly gets obscured by a huge silhouette, until it shrinks to reveal Minotaur

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', in the Tomb of the Unknown King, after the party runs into Sacred (one half of what will become the Brothers [[SummonMagic Guardian Force]]) the second time, he tells the heroes that he's going to call on his older brother to aid him. The screen briefly gets obscured by a huge silhouette, until it shrinks to reveal MinotaurMinotaur.
* Dracula spends the entirety of ''Incredible Dracula 3: Family Secret'' chasing an unspecified beast called Vlad which does an enormous amount of property damage. In the ending sequence he and his zombie minions are faced with a giant shadow resembling a werewolf - which is cast by a deceptively cute-looking dog about the size of a chihuahua.

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* ''Fanfic/DungeonKeeperAmi'': In "Mukrezar's Return":
--> A huge shadow, almost as broad as it was tall, moved across the mildewy wall as its owner approached with quiet footsteps. The being that stepped into the weak torchlight was much shorter and less imposing than the menacing shadow it cast. An eyebrow rose curiously over half-lidded, fist-sized imp eyes.
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* In the film version of ''InspectorGadget'', the villain makes a giant shadow puppet with his hands on the city's skyscraper, tricking people into thinking that a [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever giant monster]] is attacking.

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* In the film version of ''InspectorGadget'', ''Film/InspectorGadget'', the villain makes a giant shadow puppet with his hands on the city's skyscraper, tricking people into thinking that a [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever giant monster]] is attacking.

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* In VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline there is a quest on Vvardenfell to assist an archeologist. When you first encounter him in an ancestral tomb he has you investigate what appears to be a large menacing shadow, failing horribly to hide how terrified he is. The source of the shadow is actually a tiny spider that happens to be right in front of a lantern, and the archeologist splutters, saying that is obviously what he had expected.

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** A decade before "What's Opera, Doc?" we have the ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' parody, "A Corny Concerto", which begins with the silhouette of a tall, strapping figure stepping up to a podium in a fashion similar to Leopold Stokowski, only to be revealed to be Elmer Fudd in a suit that seems to hang off of him like a set of drapes.


* In ''Series/{{Lassie}}'', Jeff and Lassie notice the shadow of someone walking through the barn. He alerts his parents, noting that it looks like there's a big guy in there. They go in to investigate, only to find a young orphan named Timmy.

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* In ''Series/{{Lassie}}'', Jeff and Lassie notice the shadow of someone walking through the barn. He alerts his parents, noting that it looks like there's a big guy in there. They go in to investigate, only to find a [[HeartwarmingOrphan young orphan named Timmy.]]


* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Plato's Stepchildren", our heroes beam down to the planet and are greeted by a booming voice and an enormous looming shadow, which turns out to be cast by Alexander, the four-foot-high court jester. The actor playing Alexander was 3 feet, 11 inches tall.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Plato's Stepchildren", our heroes beam down to the planet and are greeted by a booming voice and an enormous looming shadow, which turns out to be cast by Alexander, the four-foot-high court jester. The actor playing Alexander (Michael Dunn) was 3 feet, 11 inches tall.



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*In Literature/WarriorCats after lying about killing a dog, Scourge is sent by some other cats to get rid of a dog in an alley. He manages to frighten it away through the use of this trope.


* Oddly, the movie adaptation of ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King]]'' turns Sam Gamgee sending Orcs running before him because they sense the power of the One Ring which holds into this, played entirely straight in the middle of a climactic scene despite still looking very funny.
** Probably a necessary adaptation, as conveying their awareness of the Ring's invisible aura of menace would be hard to do on camera, rather than in prose form.

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* Oddly, the The movie adaptation of ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord Of The Rings: The Return of the King]]'' turns portrays the scene where Sam Gamgee sending Orcs running before him because they sense scares away the power orcs of the One Ring which holds into Cirith Ungol as this, played entirely straight in unlike the middle of a climactic scene despite still looking very funny.
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book where it was the Ring's invisible evil aura of menace would be hard that frightened them. This was likely done because the latter is an abstract concept that's a lot harder to do on camera, rather than convey in prose form.a visual medium.

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* Near the end of ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', [[spoiler: Pepita casts a shadow resembling his Alebrije form in the living world, but then enters in the form a normal-sized cat.]]

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