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Bertha: Your eyes look like hard-boiled eggs.
Jon: You don't say!
Bertha: No! Really!

Sometimes, cartoon characters are given large (or small), round/bulging eyes shaped like a geometric sphere or oval, often with tiny little dots for pupils.

Alternatively, if a character with separate eyes has an excited or scared expression, his/her eyes will change into this style.

This trope comes in two forms: one where the eyes slightly overlap or touch on the border between them, and one where the eyes are separate from each other.

Compare Conjoined Eyes, which uses just one eyeball with two pupils.

Not to be confused with Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises or Eye Pop, though a Pie-Eyed character or one with Black Bead Eyes may suddenly gain these kinds of eyes for the sake of the gag when a Wild Take is called for.


Touching/overlapping eyes:

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    Asian Animation 
  • Most of the characters in Simple Samosa have spherical eyes that overlap with each other.

    Comic Books, Newspaper Comics and Webcomics 
  • Garfield is an example, since he (and most other characters in the strip) has huge eyes.
    • Jim Davis always uses this trope on his strips like U.S. Acres.
    • Surprisingly, despite practically being a trademark of Jim Davis, the sphere eyes were gained through Art Evolution, as the characters originally had normal circle eyes.
  • Most characters in Heathcliff have these too.
  • Mother Goose, Grimm and Attila in Mother Goose and Grimm.
  • Opus from Bloom County.
    • And don't forget Bill the Cat.
  • Most of the characters in Buckles, such as the title character.
  • Sherman's Lagoon is also an example of this.
  • The characters in Pearls Before Swine usually have these too.
  • This is also used in FoxTrot. It was even parodied in one strip where Paige cuts ping-pong balls in half and puts them over her eyes to give the impression that she's not falling asleep in class.
    Calvin: [wearing the bulging fake eyes] ...Or will I look too interested?
  • Adam@Home is another example.
  • Citizen Dog also uses these eyes.
  • A lot of the characters from Dogs of C-Kennel.
  • Plus, it was used for characters in Matt Groening's comic strip Life in Hell.
  • The Groening-inspired character designs of Isaac Baranoff's Horndog and Here Wolf.
  • Sergeant Schlock from Schlock Mercenary. Justified as he's a Blob Monster, and the eyes are both discontiguous with the rest of his body, and interchangable.
    • Also Uniocs, such as Lt. Ebbirnoth, whose entire head is one giant sphere eye. With two eyebrows.
  • Bob from The Inexplicable Adventures of Bob!
  • Some species in The Mansion of E.
  • Everyone in The Fuzzy Princess.

    Puppet Shows 

    Video Games 

    Web Animation 

    Western Animation 

Separated eyes:

    Anime and Manga 
  • The sextuplets of Osomatsu-san and its predecessor Osomatsu-kun. No surprise there since Osomatsu-kun had its run during the 60s.

    Asian Animation 
  • In Happy Heroes, a lot of the human characters, including the Supermen, typically have spherical eyes that are separate from each other.

  • The Trash Pack, The Grossery Gang, and Shopkins, all blind bag toylines by Moose Toys, are given perfectly round separated eyes. In the case of The Trash Pack and The Grossery Gang, they are simply given small dots for pupils, to bug out the eyes more, while Shopkins are given highlighted pupils and irises, along with eyelashes irregardless of gender, to give them a cuter look.

    Web Animation 

    Western Animation 

Alternative Title(s): Googly Eyes, Large Round Eyes, Huge Round Eyes