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* Actually averted in the little-known animated film ''The Scarecrow'' about a dancing... well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a scarecrow]]. The movie isn't great but the dance sequences are crisp, smooth and imaginative. In the final dance near the end there's even a well-animated swing dance number.

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* Actually averted in the little-known animated film ''The Scarecrow'' ''WesternAnimation/TheScarecrow'' about a dancing... well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a scarecrow]]. The movie isn't great but the dance sequences are crisp, smooth and imaginative. In the final dance near the end there's even a well-animated swing dance number.


* The first ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' ED is a prime example of this. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kn2_euTNrU&ab_channel=AtaruLum Just see for yourself.]]

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* The first ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' ED is a prime example of this. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kn2_euTNrU&ab_channel=AtaruLum com/watch?v=0kn2_euTNrU Just see for yourself.]]


* The first ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' ED is a prime example of this. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtlfnNg3-TY Just see for yourself.]]

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* The first ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' ED is a prime example of this. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtlfnNg3-TY com/watch?v=0kn2_euTNrU&ab_channel=AtaruLum Just see for yourself.]]



* ''Anime/TwinkleNoraRockMe'' is already infamous for its '''incredibly''' LimitedAnimation, but the [[https://youtube.com/watch?v=v2R7t2SUo3w&list=PLW6YJl_JmgM3XsWbYjTTS_3iBkU9qG_Q3&index=9&t=0s cave dance scene]] truly takes the cake. It only gets worse when the OVA forgets about the concept of in-between frames.

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* ''Anime/TwinkleNoraRockMe'' is already infamous for its '''incredibly''' LimitedAnimation, but the [[https://youtube.com/watch?v=v2R7t2SUo3w&list=PLW6YJl_JmgM3XsWbYjTTS_3iBkU9qG_Q3&index=9&t=0s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2R7t2SUo3w cave dance scene]] truly takes the cake. It only gets worse when the OVA forgets about the concept of in-between frames.


* ''JourneyThroughTheJungleOfWords'' does this, from Groucho, Olivia, and Zebra's HappyDance, to Groucho and Olivia's [[WalkLikeAnEgyptian Egyptian walk]], to Dualot, Seealot, King Tut, and Zebra's [[DancePartyEnding ending dance]].

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* ''JourneyThroughTheJungleOfWords'' ''WesternAnimation/JourneyThroughTheJungleOfWords'' does this, from Groucho, Olivia, and Zebra's HappyDance, to Groucho and Olivia's [[WalkLikeAnEgyptian Egyptian walk]], to Dualot, Seealot, King Tut, and Zebra's [[DancePartyEnding ending dance]].

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* ''JourneyThroughTheJungleOfWords'' does this, from Groucho, Olivia, and Zebra's HappyDance, to Groucho and Olivia's [[WalkLikeAnEgyptian Egyptian walk]], to Dualot, Seealot, King Tut, and Zebra's [[DancePartyEnding ending dance]].

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* ''VideoGame/OnlyTheBraveCanRescueTheKidnappedPrincess'': The King's dancing during the "I Love My Food" scene consists of him repeatedly going through a short looped animation while his character model moves back and forth in a way that doesn't sync up with the dancing at all.


Animation is hard work. The advent of computers in the hands of professionals have given cartoon characters more lifelike movements and mannerisms than we had ever seen before, but that's not the way they had it in the good old days, when each individual twitch on [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Mickey's]] eyelid had to be put in motion one frame at a time. Besides, animation is ''expensive'', meaning that if you've completed this one sequence, and it looks good enough, you're going to see the characters behave in ''exactly'' the same way whenever the story demands that particular action, [[GoingThroughTheMotions to the point that it looks jarringly obvious]].

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Animation is bit of hard work. The advent of computers in the hands of professionals have given cartoon characters more lifelike movements and mannerisms than we had ever seen before, but that's not the way they had it in the good old days, when each individual twitch on [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Mickey's]] eyelid had to be put in motion one frame at a time.time (well it's easy though). Besides, animation is ''expensive'', meaning that if you've completed this one sequence, and it looks good enough, you're going to see the characters behave in ''exactly'' the same way whenever the story demands that particular action, [[GoingThroughTheMotions to the point that it looks jarringly obvious]].


* The [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20100206.html dance scene]] from ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' actually has accompanying animation on [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlI7sKjRgOU You Tube. (Admittedly these are just pencil tests.)]] Molly's dance is a loop, while [[spoiler: Bob & Voluptua's dance]] is not.

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* The [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20100206.html thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/1146538 dance scene]] from ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' actually has accompanying animation on [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlI7sKjRgOU You Tube. (Admittedly these are just pencil tests.)]] Molly's dance is a loop, while [[spoiler: Bob & Voluptua's dance]] is not.

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* Peter Griffin's pose-to-pose dance to his favorite song "Surfin' Bird" in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', particularly in the episode "I Dream of Jesus."


* ''Twinkle Nora Rock Me'' is already infamous for its '''incredibly''' LimitedAnimation, but the [[https://youtube.com/watch?v=v2R7t2SUo3w&list=PLW6YJl_JmgM3XsWbYjTTS_3iBkU9qG_Q3&index=9&t=0s cave dance scene]] truly takes the cake. It only gets worse when the OVA forgets about the concept of in-between frames.

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* ''Twinkle Nora Rock Me'' ''Anime/TwinkleNoraRockMe'' is already infamous for its '''incredibly''' LimitedAnimation, but the [[https://youtube.com/watch?v=v2R7t2SUo3w&list=PLW6YJl_JmgM3XsWbYjTTS_3iBkU9qG_Q3&index=9&t=0s cave dance scene]] truly takes the cake. It only gets worse when the OVA forgets about the concept of in-between frames.

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* ''Twinkle Nora Rock Me'' is already infamous for its '''incredibly''' LimitedAnimation, but the [[https://youtube.com/watch?v=v2R7t2SUo3w&list=PLW6YJl_JmgM3XsWbYjTTS_3iBkU9qG_Q3&index=9&t=0s cave dance scene]] truly takes the cake. It only gets worse when the OVA forgets about the concept of in-between frames.


* UsefulNotes/{{Kmart}}'s "Gifting Out" ads for the 2013 Christmas season feature various people dancing maniacally and laughing hysterically at the fact that they saved so much on Christmas gifts at Kmart. Said dances are looped and looped and looped throughout the commercial, and the looping is so bad that you'd swear it was a form of StylisticSuck. For instance, in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca5ltKyy9oY this one]], the lady's briefcase keeps respawning in her hand after she tosses it.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Kmart}}'s "Gifting Out" ads for the 2013 Christmas season feature various people dancing maniacally and laughing hysterically at the fact that they saved so much on Christmas gifts at Kmart. Said dances are looped and looped and looped throughout the commercial, and the looping is so bad that you'd swear it was a form of StylisticSuck. For instance, in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca5ltKyy9oY this one]], one,]] the lady's briefcase keeps respawning in her hand after she tosses it.



* The first ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' ED is a prime example of this. Just [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtlfnNg3-TY see]] for yourself.

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* The first ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' ED is a prime example of this. Just [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtlfnNg3-TY see]] Just see for yourself.]]

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* Some of the commercials for Carnival Cruises shown from 2018 to 2020 manage to do this with live-action. These commercials' backgrounds consist of footage of people having fun on a cruise ship, roughly a half-second long each, looped forwards and backwards, giving it the effect of this trope.


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** The "Werewolf Rock" scene in ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheReluctantWerewolf'' is one of the most blatant cases in the whole franchise, as every character's dance is simply several frames of animation looped back and forth. Every character's cycle is also the same length, so when multiple characters are onscreen at a time, they always loop at the exact same time.


* Not even Disney is immune to this. Animators on ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' turned to CGI to achieve the massive crowd scenes, with hundreds of moving figures visible. However, their actions are all drawn from a relatively limited pool of looping sequences, which are reused in multiple scenes and are hard to un-notice once you've noticed a few. Still an impressive achievement for the time though.
* Speaking of Disney ... it's even ''more'' noticeable in ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', where the capital city apparently contains only four distinct background characters and a bunch of clones. In the scene where one of the main characters is walking through the city, you'll notice the same tall guy and short woman go past several times each. Also contains a ''clever'' example of this: in the opening musical number when the guards are dancing in a chorus line, while they're all doing the same steps they're slightly out of sync, which actually looks like a pretty realistic take on what would happen if you took a group of people who were generally athletic but not specifically trained as dancers and made them do a chorus line.

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* Not even Disney is immune to this. Animators on ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' ''WesternAnimation/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' turned to CGI to achieve the massive crowd scenes, with hundreds of moving figures visible. However, their actions are all drawn from a relatively limited pool of looping sequences, which are reused in multiple scenes and are hard to un-notice once you've noticed a few. Still an impressive achievement for the time though.
* Speaking of Disney ... it's even ''more'' noticeable in ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', where the capital city apparently contains only four distinct background characters and a bunch of clones. In the scene where one of the main characters is walking through the city, you'll notice the same tall guy and short woman go past several times each. Also contains a ''clever'' example of this: in the opening musical number when the guards are dancing in a chorus line, while they're all doing the same steps they're slightly out of sync, which actually looks like a pretty realistic take on what would happen if you took a group of people who were generally athletic but not specifically trained as dancers and made them do a chorus line.

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* Both Party Hat and Present do this during the dancing challenge of the ''WebAnimation/BrawlOfTheObjects'' episode "Meet Your Match."

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