NateTheGreat on Oct 25th 2016 at 3:14:07 PM
Last Edited By:
Arivne on Jan 5th 2018 at 8:24:23 AM
Page Type: trope
- Indices: Forgotten Trope, Zany Cartoon, Amusing Injuries
- Sub-Trope to Art Major Biology, Sister Trope to the Squash and Stretch portion of The Twelve Principles of Animation
- Sister Trope to Rubber Hose Limbs
Certain parts of a cartoon character might as well be connected by strings: movement in one portion will correspond to movement in another part. Perhaps muscle mass is being transferred through the torso, maybe Hammerspace is in effect.
One common application is "the neck and tail may as well be one unit threading through the torso, if one lengthens the other will shorten."
- In a Mickey Mouse comic Mickey is in a horse-drawn carriage. The horse's tail is flipping back and forth, slapping Mickey. Tying the tail to various things doesn't help, so Mickey goes around front and pulls at the horse's head, shortening the tail and extending the neck.
- In this Mickey Mouse cartoon Mickey throws a lasso at Pete who is riding Horace Horsecollar. The lasso snags Horace's tail and pulls it, shortening his neck at the same time.
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