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"Internal combustion is such old science. Bubble travel is the way of the future!"
Jimmy Neutron, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Bubbles—the most fragile, light and transitory of objects. They aimlessly flutter through the air at the whim of a merest breeze, and vanish into nothingness at the merest touch. Hey, let's use them as a form of transportation!

You seem a little apprehensive, so let us clue you in on something: on the inside of a bubble, gravity vanishes. Things just bob around in there, having somehow become as weightless as the bubble itself. Don't worry, it's perfectly safe!

The only tricky part is getting out of the bubble once you get in. For some bizarre reason, people put in bubbles tend to find themselves completely unable to get themselves out, no matter how hard they batter the inside of the bubble. It must be a side effect of zero gravity or something.

Oh? How do we get in? Well, we just get a bubble about ten feet in diameter, and... what? What do you mean, impossible? Well, we suppose we'll just have to shrink down to a few inches and use a normal-sized one, then.

What? How do we steer it? Why, isn't it enough to just go wherever the wind takes you? Is your spirit really tied down to such weighty stones as "appointments" and "street numbers" and "deadlines" and—

Well, if you're gonna be such a spoilsport, just take a taxi.

See also Sphere Factor. Not usually related to Bubble Boy, as this is about characters with immune deficiencies who must live in a plastic bubble.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Akuma-kun
    • In Episode 15, Mephisto II does this to a butterfly using his magical power.
    • In Episode 19, this happens to Mephisto II and Momome.
    • In Episode 35, Hinta, the Informant, and Kirihito are encased in red, blue, and green spheres, respectively.
  • Anpanman
    • In the movie Happy no Daibouken, all of the inhabitants of the Dodekatree are trapped in bubbles.
    • In Melonpanna-chan to Shadondama-hime, one scene has Melonpanna, Shabondaman, and Shabondama-hime experience this in one scene.
    • In Mimi-sensei and Shabondama-hime, Melonpanna, Mimi-sensei, and the children end up in bubbles.
    • This happens to Anpanman in Anpanman and the Sausage Show
  • In Episode 60 of Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, this happens to Beauty.
  • In Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie, this is how Madoushi traps Toya, Yukito, Meiling, Tomoyo (who is saved by Sakura and Syaoran) and eventually Syaoran.
  • In Episode 82 of D.Gray-Man, Lenalee is trapped in an enemy’s bubble.
  • Digimon
    • In Episode 6 of Digimon Adventure, Monzaemon has an attack called Lovely Attack, which encases anyone in heart-shaped bubbles.
    • Digimon Fusion
      • This happens to Taiki, Akari, and Zenjiro in Episode 4.
      • In Episode 6, there’s a scene where Akari, the Elder, and Chibi-Kamemon are enveloped in something resembling bubbles.
  • This pops up a few times in Doraemon thanks to the various gadgets that Doraemon has at his disposal, specifically the “Dekabon”, which has this very purpose. This also seems to happen to Shizuka in some of the movies, specifically Doraemon: Nobita's Three Visionary Swordsmen, Doraemon: Nobita in the Wan-Nyan Spacetime Odyssey, and Doraemon: Nobita's Great Battle of the Mermaid King.
  • In Episode 15 of Dororon Enma-kun, this happens to Enma-kun.
  • In Episode 11 of Dream Eater Merry, there is a scene where Isana Tachibana is trapped in a dreamer's bubble.
  • In Episode 4 of the 5th season of GeGeGe no Kitarō, Kaizato traps Aya in a bubble.
  • Inuyasha
    • In Episode 8, Princess Roku is trapped in the bubble of 99 toads.
    • At the beginning of Episode 95, various humans are trapped in the bubbles of the Toad Yokai. Later on in the same episode, this happens to Maitreya, Coral, and Shippo.
  • Jewelpet
    • Jewelpet Twinkle☆
      • In Episode 1, Akari briefly does this when she first transforms.
      • In Episode 5, when Akari is shrunken down and is about to fall, Sara places Akari in a bubble to keep her from falling.
      • In Episode 7, the witch Obaba places various pets in bubbles, and later Akari as well.
      • In Episode 9, the invisible monkey is briefly placed in a bubble by Akari, before it grows to a massive size.
      • In Episode 13, the pets get trapped in bubbles blown out by the dragon.
      • In Episode 18, as Leon and the dinosaur-esque creature are about to go down a waterfall, Akari places them in a bubble and guides them back to safety.
      • In Episode 22, some objects appear inside bubbles.
      • In Episode 25, Alma traps Akari and Opal in bubbles before teleporting them away.
      • In Episode 26, Akari and her dragon when she uses her smile magic.
      • In Episode 36, during the battle scene, the Jewelpets use them to block each other’s movements.
      • In Episode 39, this happens to Akari and Yuma.
  • In Episode 16 of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Kine does this to Tiff and Tuff in order to save them.
  • In Episode 6 of The Law of Ueki, Robert first appears this way. Later on in the same episode, Ai is trapped as well.
  • M78 Love and Peace: The segment "Bubbles" has Ultraman and Dodongo, after unintentionally entering an underwater cavern which is home to several underwater creatures, breaking out by floating in a bubble.
  • Magical Princess Minky Momo
    • In the second ending of Hold on to Your Dreams, there’s a part where a few characters are floating in bubbles.
  • In Episode 10 of Nanatsuiro★Drops, this happens to Sumomo in her dream.
  • In Naruto, Utakata, the jinchuuriki of the Six-Tailed Slug, is shown to be able to do this in Filler.
  • Ojamajo Doremi
    • In Episode 46 of Ojamajo Doremi Sharp, after the FLAT4 No-Sell the Ojamajos' attacks, Akatsuki uses his magic to imprison the Ojamajos in floating bubbles as a way to get around the magic-repelling Royal Patraine uniforms the girls were using.
    • Ojamajo Doremi Dokka~n!
      • In Episode 21, Oyajide does this to Hana to save her from drowning.
      • In Episode 30, This happens to Majoride when she enters the Queen’s room.
  • The Sabaody Archipelago of One Piece fame has bubble-transport as its "Hat". Justified in universe by the trees secreting a resin that makes bubbles highly resilient, but only in the immediate area of the islands.
  • Onegai My Melody
    • In Episode 50 of Sukkiri, this briefly happens to My Melody.
    • In Episode 51 of Kirara, many of the characters are trapped in dome-shaped bubbles. They don’t float in them, however.
  • In Pokémon: The First Movie Mew and Mewtwo both use this technique to battle each other, the former of which was introduced sleeping in one.
  • In Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, there is a scene where Ponyo is in a bubble.
  • Pretty Cure
  • In episode 8b of Tamagotchi, Mametchi and the other Tama-Friends escape the island by using bubble-producing flowers and a big circular bubble wand made of vines to create a giant bubble that they float in. The bubble quickly bounces through the water and back to the TAMAX-TV ship.

    Asian Animation 
  • BoBoiBoy: The Sleep Monster traps BoBoiBoy and his gang in bubbles which bring him to his dream world, with the people staying afloat within the bubbles as they're trapped.
  • In Pleasant Goat Fun Class: The Earth Carnival episode 10, the goats go down several slides representing the seven colors of the rainbow. Sparky winds up trapped in an orange-colored bubble after going down the orange slide. Wolffy is also seen floating in a purple-colored bubble and collides with Sparky as he's floating in his orange bubble, causing the latter to fall to the ground in a nearby pool of water.
  • In the ViR: The Robot Boy episode "Bubble Man", Mad Max makes a bubble in which Timbuktu can enter and control the bubble. Timbuktu gives directions with the help of sensor gun so that the bubbles can capture people. Special mentions go to VIR, Dr. Prem Sahay and Mad Max.

    Comic Books 
  • The Flintstones: The 1977 Marvel Comics' comic-book had a case of this in Issue 9's "The Amazing Rubble Bubble", where Barney creates a new formula by mixing every soap in the world called "Rubble Bubble". Which a con man takes advantage of
  • One of Flying Smurf's methods for attempting flight in The Smurfs story "The Flying Smurf" involved being blown up inside a bubble which floated in the air until a passing bird popped it and sent him falling down, crashing through the roof of a Smurf house.
  • Wonder Woman and the Star Riders: Dolphine conjures up a bubble she floats in when Purrsia attacks. The bubbles are evidently great defense against magic but not so good for travel as she rides her winged horse for that instead.

    Comic Strips 
  • One Calvin and Hobbes strip has Calvin floating to the ceiling in one of these during a bath. It then pops, and his fall displaces the tub's water and fills the rest of the bathroom knee-high, to mom's confused consternation.
    Calvin: Oh no! Too much bubble bath!

    Fan Works 
  • One of Mr. Randall Fargus' inventions in Family Guy Fanon is Super Bubble Mixture, something that can create huge bubbles people can get stuck in and float in. He and Peter used it at the end of "Running Mates" and the two are seen using it in the opeing of "Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High". And in the future scene in "Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure", the elderly Fargus and Peter perform the bubble mixture at the retirement home and end up impressing the seniors so amused with it, by the time Lois is done talking with Stu and past Stewie, the elders are all in bubbles having fun.

    Films — Animation 
  • Although he doesn't float inside it, a bubble forms around Fievel when he's atop a bar of soap in An American Tail.
  • Used to a ridiculous extent in The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars. The baby is in a bubble on Mars for hours, and neither runs out of oxygen, needs a diaper change, nor milk.
  • Timothy Mouse on Dumbo gets caught up in the bubbles Dumbo makes after getting drunk.
  • The elephants in the "Dance of the Hours" segment of Fantasia blow bubbles with their trunks. One is shocked to find a fish floating inside one. Another ends up getting a bubble stuck to her foot. And yet another (or possibly the same one who got her foot stuck) gets completely trapped in one.
  • Home (2015) has the Boov commonly using bubbles as transport.
  • Scrat and Scratte get caught inside bubbles from a tar pit in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
  • The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock: while playing on some sort of bubbly mud pit with twin relatives of hers and getting tripped up by them. Upon emerging from the pit, Cera ends up in one of these. Petrie bursts her out of it, though Fridge Logic kicks in on why she didn't use her horn to do so earlier (unless it wasn't pointy enough and she couldn't jab it swiftly enough).
  • The stonefish seen during this part of the song "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid (1989):
    ''Down here all de fish is happy
    As off tru de waves dey roll
    De fish on the land ain't happy
    Dey sad cos dey in de bowl
    But fish in de bowl is lucky
    Dey in for a worser fate
    One day when de boss get hungry
    Guess who gon' be on de plate?
  • Meet the Robinsons features bubbles as a form of public transportation in the future.
  • On Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket gets caught inside a bubble underwater. He punctures it trying to retrieve his hat (which is in a different bubble) and it starts filling up with water. best not to dwell too much on it.
  • In Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Dopey eats a bar of soap which causes him to hiccup bubbles. The climax of that scene has him hiccup a bubble the size of his head, which carries his hat into the air for a few seconds before popping. A Deleted Scene also has Dopey hiccup out a bubble containing the spoon he ate shortly thereafter.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • After Wayne, Gordon, and their wives have been shrunken in Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, they attempt to go and get their kids to help them. Fortunately, the kids, thinking that their parents left on vacation, throw a party, where a bubble machine is conveniently placed on the staircase. Wayne and the others leap into the bubbles to go look for the kids.
  • One of the tricks the Four Horsemen did at their New Orleans show in Now You See Me had Henley floating in a bubble above the audience. The bubble popped when it touched one of the chandeliers, causing her to fall and be caught by Daniel.
  • Oz the Great and Powerful has her using the same effect to save Oscar and China Girl as well as herself. And then she flies without a bubble, admitting that bubbles are just for show.
  • Used by Glinda the Good in the film version of The Wizard of Oz.

  • In the Lone Wolf book Castle Death, Lone Wolf can get trapped inside a bubble, and must escape before he runs out of air.

  • Animorphs: One book has the team morph giant squids so they can get into a Pemalite ship deep underwater. On entering, they find that the ship is programmed to provide an environment to those inside, so they find themselves floating in bubbles of water, themselves floating in the air. They can even spew ink to cloud it entirely, allowing them to demorph undetected.
  • Used in Land of Oz(with an explicit hefty dose of magic) to send a whole bunch of guests home from the Emerald City.
  • Letterland: A story depicts Bouncy Ben taking a bath to ease his stress. Upon adding some bubble bath, he coincidentally ends up making a giant bubble which he then uses to float on rather than in it.
  • Bubbles the Dog gets transported into Xanth this way. (A Wizard Did It, sort of; Piers Anthony decided to immortalize one of his beloved pets into his book series.)

    Live-Action TV 
  • In The Adventures of Superboy episode "Yellow Peri's Spell of Doom", the witch attempted to murder Lana Lang by trapping her in a bubble. Since it was airtight, she almost suffocated before Superboy broke it.
  • Comedy Central Roast Of Pamela Anderson: Invoked when Pam makes her grand entrance. She descends from the ceiling seated in a chair shaped like a bubble and with actual bubbles floating all around her.
  • In Ultraseven, the Ghose aliens from "The World's Greatest Invasion" Part I capture Amagi this way.

    Music Video 
  • Ace of Base is shown doing this early on the video for "It's A Beautiful Life".
  • Bubble Butt by Major Lazer: The dancers that Buttzilla summons come floating in on a bubble that pops as it reaches the dance floor

     Puppet Shows 

  • In The Golden Ticket, an opera adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Television Room uses specially-created bubbles to teleport items to a television screen. (Wonka calls it "Bubblevision".) The easily-distracted Mike Teavee, upon seeing this process, decides he wants to be miniaturized and live in one of these bubbles...
  • Glinda travels in a bubble in Wicked, represented onstage by a Clock Punk-ish circular platform that descends from the wings.
    Elphaba: Well we can't all come and go by bubble!

    Theme Parks 

    Video Games 
  • Abadox: When the final boss is defeated, Princess Maria, whom it swallowed earlier, emerges from it in a bubble. The hero must then carry the bubble to safety before the level explodes.
  • In Banjo-Tooie the only way to get in and out of Cloud Cuckooland is via bubble lift.
  • In The Berenstain Bears Camping Adventure for Sega Genesis and Game Gear, if Brother or Sister fall into a pit, they will float back to the platform they were last on in a bubble, until they have run out of lives.
  • Bubble Bobble:
  • Chrono Trigger: Some of Frog's double techs involve enclosing a teammate inside a giant floating water bubble and dropping them on an enemy.
  • These are the only way to climb Rumble Falls in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. What kind of bubble can levitate a full-grown gorilla is best left to the imagination.
  • Dynamite Dux: This is how Lucy is captured at the beginning of the game, though the bubble is referred to as a "miracle ball".
  • In The Fairyland Story, when Ptolemy dies, she gets swept away into a bubble.
  • Garfield's Nightmare: In the sky levels, some coins are suspended in the air thanks to bubbles, without moving from the current position. Garfield can burst the bubbles to grab the coins.
  • Heroes of the Storm has Murky's Safety Bubble ability, which makes him temporarily invincible.
  • The Zoogs in Iggle Pop! have trapped the cute Iggles in bubbles. Some can shoot bubbles to trap the playable character into one, too, costing them a life.
  • In Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance], any Dream Eaters that can't swim (which is almost all of them) end up in a bubble while playing the Water Barrel minigame. It's also weaponized by the Bubble Burst reality shift, where Sora or Riku can ride on top a bubble and entrap multiple enemies within before popping it with explosive force, and again by the Tatsu Steed's Bubble Blast link attack which traps foes in an exploding bubble if they get hit enough times.
  • In Kirby: Squeak Squad, bubbled objects are sent to Kirby's stomach, which functions as an inventory.
  • In Lollipop Chainsaw, Mariska can travel inside a bubble and trap Juliet inside one.
  • The Lost Vikings has bubbles that vikings can use as a transportation device. The bottom part of the bubble acts as a tiny platform.
  • Mega Man:
    • The Mega Man Battle Network series introduces this as a status effect of sorts in the sixth game, where it paralyzes the victim, and causes them to take doubled damage from electrical attacks. It also had the Bubble Wrap chip which provided a regenerating bubble shield that could absorb a single hit of damage whenever it was up, but wouldn't regenerate if struck with electricity.
    • The former effect is carried over into the Mega Man Star Force series.
    • Burst Man from Mega Man 7 does this to enter the battle. His Danger Wrap makes Mega Man experience this... and float into a ceiling of instant-death Spikes of Doom.
    • Rockman 7 EP: Mega Man floats in a bubble in certain sections of Spring Man's stage. They control identically to the zero-gravity screens in the third Wily stage in Mega Man 9, with both using weapon recoil to determine how fast you move horizontally.
  • In MO: Astray, the titular character, MO can hitch a ride in bubbles emerging from purple Acid Pools.
  • In Octogeddon, the titular octopus acquires several useful aquatic animal buddies to aid it on its rampage. During the land levels, they appear floating around in water-filled bubbles, so they can be used during all the levels, underwater or not.
  • In Sid & Al's Incredible Toons, Sid will float off in a bubble if given a stick of bubblegum.
  • One level of The Smurfs (1994) has your Smurf floating in a bubble to navigate through a maze of thorny vines.
  • Certain levels of The Smurfs 2 has your Smurf floating in a bubble to reach difficult places in the level.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog:
    • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Game Gear and Master System has Sonic float inside giant bubbles in the second act of Aqua Lake Zone.
    • Sonic Triple Trouble has these same bubbles in Tidal Plant Zone, this time activated by giant switches.
    • Sonic Mania brings back the bubbles for the new Hydrocity Zone. Hard to steer and they pop if they hit anything, but at least drowning isn't a concern.
  • Super Mario Bros.:
    • Super Mario World: Bubbles can contain a floating Galoomba, Bob-omb or mushroom, and tend to pop without being touched.
    • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins: In the Hippo level, Mario has to enter a bubble and hover across it to reach the upper exit and travel all the way up to the skies to access Space Zone. This level has to be replayed every time Mario wants to return to that world.
    • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island has Baby Mario (and any baby character in Yoshi's Island DS) enter a bubble and float up when he's knocked off Yoshi's back. Take too long to retrieve him and he gets kidnapped by Toadies. Some transformation powerups are also kept in bubbles.
    • Super Mario Galaxy: This is one the major mechanics seen in the Gimmick Levels. Mario encases himself into a bubble and then the player uses the pointer of the Wiimote (or Joy-Con in the 3D All-Stars version) to blow the bubble and guide it through a perilous obstacle course. Any obstacle can burst it upon contact, leading Mario to a guaranteed death.
    • New Super Mario Bros.: This is employed in New Super Mario Bros. Wii and New Super Mario Bros. U as a means of avoiding death and/or re-entering the level in multiplayer. Just don't have everyone go into a bubble at once. This also applies to Super Mario 3D World and Super Mario Maker 2, as they too are compatible with up to four players.
    • Mario Party 7: The minigame Bubble Brawl has all four players fight against each other inside a large bubble suspended in the middle of a watery plaza. The objective for each player is to punch the others to take them out of the bubble, disqualifying them. The last player remaining is the victor, but more than one can win if they survive for 60 seconds.
    • Mario Party 9 has a minigame called Bumper Bubbles where players float through the sky in a bubble with the goal of collecting more balloons than their opponents while avoiding spiked balls. Contact with one of these spiked balls will pop a player's bubble, scattering their balloons and sending them plummeting offscreen, after which they return with a new bubble and start from scratch.
    • Mario Party 10 has the minigame Bubble Squabble, where one player must trap all of their opponents in bubbles and send them floating away. Any players that get trapped in a bubble can be freed if one of their teammates pops it before it floats off the screen.
  • The Latheon Gorge segment of Tales of Symphonia is navigated by use of wind-blowing flowers and a magic ring that (among other things) encases the characters in a bubble.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time: Krang's saucer, the boss of the "Star Base" level, uses these as attacks. "Anyone got a pin?"
  • Touhou Project has Patchy's spell card, Water Sign "Jellyfish Princess", which creates a protective bubble for Patchy to float around in. When it's used by the actual player, the bubble doesn't cause her to float, acting as more of a general barrier for defense.
  • Wario Land: This can happen to Wario in the series. Wario Land II also has a boss named Awabo who is a living bubble trying to float Wario out of the arena.
  • WarioWare: Twisted!: During Crygor's story chapter, he activates the Gravitator to test it and begins to dance in celebration. But the machine then unleashes several bubbles which trap him and several objects found in his laboratory (and the effect of reduced gravity is kicking in as well). The player has to tilt the Game Boy Advance to make the bubbles pop.
  • In The World Ends with You, Draco Cantus will often send a Neku-seeking bubble during it's boss fight, and unless Neku doesn't pop it in time, it'll get popped by the boss, taking what can be a nasty amount of health off. Interestingly, before the fight, Shiki and Beat are captured this way by a fused Kitaniji/Joshua.
  • Yoshi's Story features prizes stuck in super-rubbery bubbles that projectiles can break. (You can actually break the bubbles using only Yoshi's body if you bump into them or jump on them enough times. It takes a while, but can be done.)

    Web Animation 
  • Paranoia Jet Bubble by Mauro Affronti features a graffiti artist on the run escaping into a seemingly abandoned carnival funhouse. He runs into a serial killer called "The Paranoia Maker" who traps him in a soap bubble and launches him out of the ceiling, killing him from the drop.

    Western Animation 
  • 101 Dalmatians: The Series:
    • In the episode "He Followed Me Home", Cadpig ends up on a floating bubble while trying to give a bubble bath to the baby elephant they've been trying to keep as a pet.
    • In the episode "Mall Pups", Cadpig, Rolly, and Lucky all end up in bubbles when they get caught in a bubble machine while running from Pug in a toy store in the mall.
  • Animaniacs: In one of their Tower Escape gags, the Warners use a bucket of water combined with a liquid known as ACME HumOngo Bubble. Yakko then has a giant wand to create a massive bubble the size of the tower which he, Wakko and Dot enter into before floating away.
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog:
    • In "Katz Under the Sea", Courage saves Muriel and the other passengers by drinking a large amount of soda and burping out bubbles to carry everyone out of the sinking submarine before it exploded.
    • Muriel and Courage separately float in one with Di Lung's frog in "Squatting Tiger, Hidden Dog"
  • In the Dragon Tales episode, "Up, Up, and Away", Ord accidentally gets trapped inside a giant bubble when he and Max are playing around with creating big bubbles from a spring. The bubble mix they used was so strong that trying to pop Ord's bubble with a claw or a barrette doesn't work, and they have to cart his bubble (and him) to a cold region where it freezes over and they then shatter it to finally let him out.
  • Bubbles are a common mode of transport in The Dreamstone.
  • Fanboy and Chum Chum: Janitor Poopatine gets trapped in a soap bubble in "The Janitor's Apprentice" when Fanboy and Chum Chum fill hand dryers with soap.
  • Filmation's Ghostbusters: In "Prime Evil's Good Deed", Jake Kong Jr., Eddie Spenser Jr., Tracy the Gorilla and Big Evil get caught in bubbles with The Bubble Blaster.
  • Futurama
    • Bender's Big Score had an improbably cute version during the dating montage with Lars & Leela.
    • Used as a gag in the Off to See the Wizard episode, when Amy-as-Glinda has trouble getting out of it.
  • In the Goofy cartoon How To Swim, Goof ends up inside a bubble when the changing booth he's in falls in the ocean. He pops it when he lays down his umbrella and it starts filling up with water as he sits down to eat, oblivious the whole while.
  • In He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983)'s episode "Song of Celice", He-Man uses a bubble stick to trap Skeletor in a bubble. He does get out though.
    Skeletor: A 0g Bubble!
    He-Man: I always said you were light weight, Skeletor!
  • Looney Tunes: In "Rabbit Every Monday", Bugs plugs the barrels of Sam's shotgun with bubble gum — when Sam fires, he ends up trapped inside a giant bubble, which Bugs sends bouncing off with a small puff of breath.
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse:
    • In "Pluto's Bubble Bath", Mickey and Pluto get trapped inside bubbles and helplessly float away. With the gang needs to find a way to stop them. The episode ends with the Sensational Six, alongside Clarabelle and Bella, floating in bubbles.
    • In "The Wizard of Dizz", Good Witch Glinda traps Witch Pete in one with her wand to prevent him from taking Minnie's green shoes.
  • Miraculous Ladybug: One-shot villain The Bubbler is able to inflict an involuntary version on his targets. At first, he decides to simply spirit away all the adults in Paris so he can throw his friend Adrien a birthday party, but he quickly advances to targeting the other party guests (his friends when he's not Brainwashed and Crazy) for not having enough fun, and then Ladybug and Chat Noir when they try to stop him.
  • Mr. Bogus:
    • Happens to Bogus in the third act of the episode "A Day At The Office", after drinking a bottle of apple juice when he accidentally eats some laundry detergent. This causes him to hiccup a bubble as he becomes trapped inside.
    • Happens to Bogus again in the first act of the episode "Bad Luck Bogus", after landing in the bathtub, but only his head is in the bubble, though he does still float up to the ceiling.
  • My Little Pony:
    • My Little Pony 'n Friends:
      • The Sea Ponies can form breathing bubbles around people to stop them from drowning, which also allow them to float freely in the water.
      • Fizzy can magically create bubbles, including ones that allow people to float through the air.
    • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
      • In "Twilight's Kingdom – Part 1", Spike is briefly trapped in a bubble by Discord, which pops after lifting him up for a bit. Rainbow Dash catches him before he hits the ground.
      • In "Twilight's Kingdom – Part 2", when bargaining with Twilight for all the alicorn magic in Equestria, Tirek holds her friends — including Spike and Discord — suspended in individual bubbles.
    • My Little Pony: Pony Life:
      • The episode Bubble Trouble features the main 6 getting trapped inside a giant magic bubble and floating into the sky.
  • The New Adventures of Superman: In "Brainiac's Bubbles", Superman and Lois Lois Lane find themselves trapped and floating inside, well, Brainiac's giant bubbles.
  • The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh:
    • This is the premise of the episode "Bubble Trouble", where Pooh got trapped inside a huge bubble blown by Tigger who uses a concoction of ingredients. Throughout the rest of the episode, Pooh ends up bouncing all over the Hundred Acre Wood until he is freed by Gopher.
    • In the episode "Find Her, Keep Her", Kessie, the little bird Rabbit is taking care of, floats away in a soap bubble while Pooh and Piglet bathe her.
  • Peg + Cat:
    • In "The Golden Pyramid Problem", while being a wizard, Ramone travels in a giant bubble.
    • In "The Sparkling Sphere Problem", Ramone spends the bulk of the episode floating around in a sparkling, translucent bubble. Justified because it's not an ordinary soap bubble, but rather a magic one. At the end of the episode, Peg, Cat, the dragon, the mermaid, and the fish also float in identical bubbles.
  • Phineas and Ferb
    • In "Bubble Boys", the boys make a bubble that could be ridden in.
    • In "The Wizard of Odd", we see Isabella use this before and after the pointless song and dance number.
    • In "Agent Doof", Doof, Perry and Dr. Diminutive get caught in one of these bubbles thanks to Diminutive's Photon 2000 particle bubble-"erator"
  • Rick and Morty: Rick Sanchez apparently has a gizmo capable of this when he needs to get the kids out of the house. Summer is in the middle of protesting that there's no air in these bubbles when she and Morty are encased in them and carried away.
  • The Smurfs (1981): In "Bubble, Bubble, Smurfs In Trouble", Scaredy Smurf borrows a wand from a water sprite that can create bubbles even around himself as protection. Unfortunately, he ended up dropping the wand and Gargamel used it to trap Scaredy (and Big Mouth later on) in a bubble until the other Smurfs got the wand out of Gargamel's hands and trapped him and his cat inside a bubble.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Happens regularly:
    • The butterfly "monster", "Wormy", Squidward at the end of "Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost", Squidward's whole house in "Bubble Stand", and Spongebob himself in "Fungus Among Us".
    • Everyone in Bikini Bottom in "Rodeo Daze."
    • One entire episode is dedicated to driving in bubbles, when SpongeBob fails his driving test again.
  • Wander over Yonder: This is a major form of space travel. Conveniently, "orbble juice" bubbles seem to generate their own air.

    Real Life 
  • Truth in Television with the Diving bell spider who spends its whole life underwater by living in a bubble and occasionally coming up for air.


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Milo's Potty Emergency

After Milo and Lizbeth gets stuck inside of a floating bubble, Milo decides to not to think about going to the bathroom due to having a Potty Emergency from drinking too much root beer. As soon as he starts his attempts to not think about it, however, the bubbles floats around Halverston and Area, upon which he sees several sprinklers, some kids playing in a pool, a water fountain, a waterfall and a woman buying a toilet at a toilet sale, which the pressure from his potty emergency causes him to not take it anymore and pops the bubble with his beak to land safely.

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