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->'''German Soldier #3:''' Dead eyes, like a doll's eyes! It's called ''The Uncanny Valley''! It happens in animation when the human eye sees something it doesn't recognize is real, but they design of it is so photo-real --
->'''Franchise/{{Tintin}}:''' Top of the mornin', Guv'ner!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''
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->''"She is... artificial. That is not a term I often use to describe ponies, but it seems appropriate for her. If you look at the individual aspects of her figure, then yes, she would be attractive. That said, combined, she seems as though she were carved out of plastic. It is unnatural, and highly disturbing."''
-->-- '''Printworthy''', ''WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum''


For some reason, humans really don’t like things that look like humans but aren’t quite human. Hence why a lot of people are uncomfortable with movies with animation like Monster House and The Polar Express. It looks too realistic to us and sets us off.\\

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For some reason, humans really don’t like things that look like humans but aren’t quite human. Hence why a lot of people are uncomfortable with movies with animation like Monster House ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'' and The Polar Express.''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress''. It looks too realistic to us and sets us off.\\

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->I think I know the reason for why people prefer “unrealistic” animation.\\
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For some reason, humans really don’t like things that look like humans but aren’t quite human. Hence why a lot of people are uncomfortable with movies with animation like Monster House and The Polar Express. It looks too realistic to us and sets us off.\\
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Scientists call this the “Uncanny Valley” effect and its thought to be an evolutionary tactic for survival.\\
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The funny part is. No other animals that we know of experience the uncanny valley effect. Only humans. Which leaves the question: [[FridgeHorror what was out there that mimicked humans so well and was so dangerous to us that we evolved to have this as a tactic for survival?]]
-->-- [[https://hyenasnake.tumblr.com/post/631520528102047744/sorry-to-say-but-they-do-the-exact-same-thing-for/embed This]] Website/{{Tumblr}} post

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->Masks aren't powered by batteries. They're powered by your need to see the face perched on top of a human body as a human face. That's why they're creepy--because they're not human. They're not anything. And [[MalevolentMaskedMen the person wearing them]] [[ParanoiaFuel could be anybody]].
-->-- ''VideoGame/{{Hiveswap}}'' when using batteries on a mask.


->I've been thinking about the uncanny valley today– that is, the idea that something alien or unfamiliar produces a mixture of discomfort and pleasure as it gets closer to normal– and it occurred to me that "Hey QT" is exactly that. It's a pop song, a romantic chart pop song, except there's a somewhat unnerving, odd, and thrilling difference to it from what we call pop and, somehow, what we call music. QT's vocals stand in a plane of pop singing very near ours. We can identify the hooks, parse the lyrical sentiment, and understand the beat, but it doesn't come together in what we've been used to calling the right way. We sense that somewhere inaccessible to us, there are a group of people who find this perfectly ordinary, and are writing a review exactly like this one but for Music/BritneySpears.

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->I've been thinking about the uncanny valley today– today – that is, the idea that something alien or unfamiliar produces a mixture of discomfort and pleasure as it gets closer to normal– normal – and it occurred to me that "Hey QT" is exactly that. It's a pop song, a romantic chart pop song, except there's a somewhat unnerving, odd, and thrilling difference to it from what we call pop and, somehow, what we call music. QT's vocals stand in a plane of pop singing very near ours. We can identify the hooks, parse the lyrical sentiment, and understand the beat, but it doesn't come together in what we've been used to calling the right way. We sense that somewhere inaccessible to us, there are a group of people who find this perfectly ordinary, and are writing a review exactly like this one but for Music/BritneySpears.



->[[ReforgedIntoAMinion The result]] is rather disturbing, but in a way that most people find difficult to place. [[HumanoidAbomination The subject]] doesn't seem to be obviously changed, but close examination reveals that he's become a little more idealized, a little more - well, symmetrical. Old scars vanish; even heavy scarring tends to fade just a little. The body effectively [[TheAgeless stops aging]], without so much as a fingernail or hair growing even a millimeter. (Conversely, a haircut or manicure isn't long-last{ing}, as the body quickly reverts to its "true" form.) [[CreepyCleanliness They're usually quite clean; dirt and lint just don't seem to cling to a Drone the way they do to other folks]]. In all, the differences tend to be obvious only when you know what you're looking for.

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->[[ReforgedIntoAMinion The result]] is rather disturbing, but in a way that most people find difficult to place. [[HumanoidAbomination The subject]] doesn't seem to be obviously changed, but close examination reveals that he's become a little more idealized, a little more - well, symmetrical. Old scars vanish; even heavy scarring tends to fade just a little. The body effectively [[TheAgeless stops aging]], without so much as a fingernail or hair growing even a millimeter. (Conversely, a haircut or manicure isn't long-last{ing}, as the body quickly reverts to its "true" form.) [[CreepyCleanliness They're usually quite clean; dirt and lint just don't seem to cling to a Drone the way they do to other folks]]. In all, the differences tend to be obvious only when you know what you're looking for.



->'''Connor''': Is there anything you'd like to know about me?\\
'''Hank''': Hell no!...well, yeah. Why do they make you look so goofy and give you that weird voice?\\
'''Connor''': Cyberlife androids are designed to work harmoniously with humans. Both my appearance and voice were specifically designed to facilitate my integration.\\
'''Hank''': ...well, they fucked up.

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->'''Connor''': ->'''Connor:''' Is there anything you'd like to know about me?\\
'''Hank''': '''Hank:''' Hell no!...well, yeah. Why do they make you look so goofy and give you that weird voice?\\
'''Connor''': '''Connor:''' Cyberlife androids are designed to work harmoniously with humans. Both my appearance and voice were specifically designed to facilitate my integration.\\
'''Hank''': ...'''Hank:''' ...well, they fucked up.



->Oh dear God, have we entered [[CreepyChild the school of the damned]] here? Why are they all speaking in unison and what's with their eyes?!

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->Oh dear God, have we entered [[CreepyChild the school of the damned]] here? [[VoiceOfTheLegion Why are they all speaking in unison unison]] and what's with their eyes?!



->If a commercial features children or animals [[NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals doing things that children or animals are incapable of doing]] without the help of a computer, I'm almost certain to hate it.

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->If a commercial features children or animals [[NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals doing things that children or animals are incapable of doing]] doing without the help of a computer, computer]], I'm almost certain to hate it.



-->-- '''Steve Heisler''''s [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/s1m0ne,34941/ "I Watched This On Purpose" column]], on ''Film/{{S1m0ne}}''

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-->-- '''Steve Heisler''''s Heisler'''[='=]s [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/s1m0ne,34941/ "I Watched This On Purpose" column]], on ''Film/{{S1m0ne}}''


->Shapeshifters were by no means rare, but he’d never seen one quite so…inept. Warlock’s lines were too smooth, skin too stiff, and joints too limber. His face appeared human enough but lacked any distinguishing features, closer to a computer-generated compilation than anything naturally occurring.

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->Shapeshifters were by no means rare, but he’d never seen one quite so…inept.so… [[HowDoIShotWeb inept]]. Warlock’s lines were too smooth, skin too stiff, and joints too limber. His face appeared human enough but lacked any distinguishing features, closer to a computer-generated compilation than anything naturally occurring.



->[Calne Ca] looked disturbingly like Miku - but she wasn't disturbing because of who she looked like. The disturbance was because she didn't '''quite''' look like... a person at all - she was frighteningly close, yet imperfect enough to be eerie.

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->[Calne Ca] looked disturbingly like Miku - but she wasn't disturbing because of who she looked like. The disturbance was because she didn't '''quite''' look like... a person at all - she was frighteningly close, yet imperfect enough to be eerie.



-> Janeway was not the type of girl to [[EekAMouse jump on the nearest chair and shriek]] when faced by a [[RatMen giant rat]], but she could not deny a feeling of wrongness, of ''alienation''--the instinctive psychological rejection of a creature that was in the form and manner of a Man, yet was not.

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-> Janeway was not the type of girl to [[EekAMouse jump on the nearest chair and shriek]] when faced by a [[RatMen giant rat]], but she could not deny a feeling of wrongness, of ''alienation''--the ''alienation'' — the instinctive psychological rejection of a creature that was in the form and manner of a Man, yet was not.


Something in his voice that made my skin crawl off\\
-- ''Music/{{Switchfoot}}'', "Faust, Midas, and Myself"

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Something in his voice that made my skin crawl off\\
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''Music/{{Switchfoot}}'', "Faust, Midas, and Myself"


-->-- ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/12055866?view_full_work=true The Reaping of Hatsune Miku]]'', a ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}''[=/=]''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' fic

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-->-- ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/12055866?view_full_work=true ''[[Fanfic/TheReapingOfHatsuneMiku The Reaping of Hatsune Miku]]'', a ''Music/{{Vocaloid}}''[=/=]''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' fic
Miku]]''


->It was impossible to tell Doctor No's age: as far as Bond could see, there were no lines on his face. It was odd to see a forehead as smooth as the top of the polished skull. Even the cavernous indrawn cheeks below the [[VillainousCheekbones prominent cheekbones]] looked as smooth as fine ivory. There was something [[Creator/SalvatorDali Dali]]-esque about the [[EvilEyebrows eyebrows]], which were fine and black and sharply upswept as if they had been painted on as make-up for a conjurer. Below them, slanting [[BlackEyesOfEvil jet black eyes]] stared out of the skull. They were without eyelashes. They looked like the mouths of two small revolvers, direct and unblinking and totally devoid of expression. The thin fine nose ended very close above a wide compressed wound of a mouth which, despite its almost permanent sketch of a smile, showed only cruelty and authority. The chin was indrawn towards the neck. Later Bond was to notice that it rarely moved more than slightly away from centre, giving the impression that the head and the vertebra were in one piece.

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->It was impossible to tell Doctor No's age: as far as Bond could see, there were no lines on his face. It was odd to see a forehead as smooth as the top of the polished skull. Even the cavernous indrawn cheeks below the [[VillainousCheekbones prominent cheekbones]] looked as smooth as fine ivory. There was something [[Creator/SalvatorDali [[Creator/SalvadorDali Dali]]-esque about the [[EvilEyebrows eyebrows]], which were fine and black and sharply upswept as if they had been painted on as make-up for a conjurer. Below them, slanting [[BlackEyesOfEvil jet black eyes]] stared out of the skull. They were without eyelashes. They looked like the mouths of two small revolvers, direct and unblinking and totally devoid of expression. The thin fine nose ended very close above a wide compressed wound of a mouth which, despite its almost permanent sketch of a smile, showed only cruelty and authority. The chin was indrawn towards the neck. Later Bond was to notice that it rarely moved more than slightly away from centre, giving the impression that the head and the vertebra were in one piece.


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->When Goldfinger had stood up, the first thing that had struck Bond was that everything was out of proportion. Goldfinger was short, not more than five feet tall, and on top of the thick body and blunt, peasant legs was set, almost directly into the shoulders a huge and it seemed exactly round head. It was as if Goldfinger had been put together with bits of other people's bodies. Nothing seemed to belong. Perhaps, Bond thought, it was to conceal his ugliness that Goldfinger made such a fetish about sunburn. Without the red-brown camouflage the pale body would be grotesque.
-->-- ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}''

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->Still smiling ([[PerpetualSmiler Bond was to get used to that thin smile]]), Doctor No came slowly out from behind the desk and moved towards them. He seemed to glide rather than take steps. His knees did not dent the matt, gunmetal sheen of his kimomo and no shoes showed beneath the sweeping hem.
->Bond's first impression was of thinness and erectness and height. Doctor No was at least six inches taller than Bond, but the straight immovable poise of his body made him seem still taller. The head also was elongated and tapered from a round, [[BaldOfEvil completely bald skull]] down to a [[ThinChinOfSin sharp chin]] so that the impression was of a reversed raindrop -- or rather oildrop, for the skin was of a deep almost translucent yellow.
->It was impossible to tell Doctor No's age: as far as Bond could see, there were no lines on his face. It was odd to see a forehead as smooth as the top of the polished skull. Even the cavernous indrawn cheeks below the [[VillainousCheekbones prominent cheekbones]] looked as smooth as fine ivory. There was something [[Creator/SalvatorDali Dali]]-esque about the [[EvilEyebrows eyebrows]], which were fine and black and sharply upswept as if they had been painted on as make-up for a conjurer. Below them, slanting [[BlackEyesOfEvil jet black eyes]] stared out of the skull. They were without eyelashes. They looked like the mouths of two small revolvers, direct and unblinking and totally devoid of expression. The thin fine nose ended very close above a wide compressed wound of a mouth which, despite its almost permanent sketch of a smile, showed only cruelty and authority. The chin was indrawn towards the neck. Later Bond was to notice that it rarely moved more than slightly away from centre, giving the impression that the head and the vertebra were in one piece.
-> The bizarre, gliding figure looked like a giant venomous worm wrapped in grey tin-foil, and Bond would not have been surprised to see the rest of it trailing slimily along the carpet behind.
-->-- ''Literature/DrNo''


-->-- ''Rocketship Voyager''

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-->-- ''Rocketship Voyager''
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-> Janeway was not the type of girl to [[EekAMouse jump on the nearest chair and shriek]] when faced by a [[RatMen giant rat]], but she could not deny a feeling of wrongness, of ''alienation''--the instinctive psychological rejection of a creature that was in the form and manner of a Man, yet was not.
-->-- ''Rocketship Voyager''

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->"Look, I don't know. I just had the CGI team mock-up a furry potato with a corpse's face. Someone smarter than me can figure out if that's nostalgic for people."
-->-- Creator/JohnOliver imagining the thought process behind Sonic's initial design for [[Film/SonicTheHedgehog2020 his movie]], ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver''


-->-- '''[=PhantomStrider8=]''', discussing ''WesternAnimation/{{Foodfight}}'' in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J0vXvrdSc4 "Top 10 Worst Animated Movies"]]

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-->-- '''[=PhantomStrider8=]''', '''WebVideo/PhantomStrider''', discussing ''WesternAnimation/{{Foodfight}}'' in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J0vXvrdSc4 "Top 10 Worst Animated Movies"]]

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