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Animated works featuring a Stick-Figure Comic aesthetic, most of which are done strictly for comedic purposes.

They have a cult following, especially within the Flash community. It's worth noting that during the early 2000s, this style of animation became quite common.

Compare Stick-Figure Comic which is the non-animated variant.


  • The Animator vs. Animation series focuses around a stick figure fighting it's creator. Well, until the fourth part, where the two sides become friends. After that, the stick figures explore different games and websites.
  • The Battlefield series. (flash animation one, seen at Newgrounds)
  • The Castle Series is an interesting subversion: it's more dramatic than comedic, and it's very cinematic and well-written. The characters just happen to be stick figures.
  • In CGP Grey, humans (excluding Historical Domain Characters) are drawn in stick figures, including CGP Grey himself.
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  • The Demented Cartoon Movie.
  • Basically anything that parodies children's drawings have this. Case in point, an episode of Dexter's Laboratory that was written by a little boy, and they animated it somewhat in this style.
  • Dick Figures
  • Don Hertzfeldt (Rejected especially)
  • Famous Studios did a handful of cartoons done as children's crayon drawings. Ironically, they are among their only cartoons to get any kind of critical acclaim.
  • The Game & Watch provides a classic Video Game example.
  • In the Goofy short "How to Play Golf" a stick figure is used to show proper swinging form, but then steps into the story proper to caddy Goofy.
  • The Henry Stickmin Series combines this with Gamebooks.
  • Irrelevator It's a webcomic, but it has animation and stickfigures and animated stickfigures.
  • The 'Kuzco's Doodles' segment from The Emperor's New School.
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  • The Fancy Pants Adventures games.
  • Very popular in Fluidanims even though it is a general animation site that allows non-stickman animations.
  • Kaput & Zösky has both title characters, as well as some characters, drawn with stick arms and legs.
  • Killing Spree
  • Humans (and cats and sheep) in MinutePhysics are drawn in stick figures, to the point they made a video on how to draw a stick figure.
  • In the game One Finger Death Punch, both you and your many, many enemies are rendered like this.
  • Used in a few episodes at the start of the fourth television season of Our Miss Brooks. For example, in "Who's Who", Miss Brooks narrates her efforts to beg a favor from Mrs. Nestor. The backdrop to Miss Brooks' narration is a stick figure picture of Miss Brooks pleading with Mrs. Nestor.
  • Various animations made using Pivot Animator (formerly known as Pivot Stickfigure Animator and often shortened to Pivot), such as the Stick Figures on Crack series and its countless derivatives and unofficial installments.
  • The 2D world in Rabbit and Deer looks like this. When Deer becomes 3D, he still keeps the stick figure aesthetic.
  • Flash animator Terkoiz's Shock Series, and Top Stick, his tribute to the genre.
  • Slush Invaders
  • Stick Fight The Game combines this with... Well. Fighting Game.
  • Stick Girl: The entire show is an animated stick figure cartoon show.
  • StickPage is an entire site that's dedicated to collecting and showcasing works in this genre. This is where some of the popular animations such as Joe Zombie and Rock Hard Gladiators comes from.
  • Stick War: a real-time strategy game trilogy.
  • Stickin' Around is a rare mainstream example of this.
  • Teen Girl Squad
  • T E T R I S ' D is a Tetris fan animation.
  • Mr Skeleton Head, introduced on Tiny Toon Adventures during Elmyra's A Day in the Limelight episode. Later appeared on the "Good Idea Bad Idea" segments of Animaniacs.
  • Resh's animations featuring Umbrella.
  • In the Web Original, there is the rageface comics meme.
  • The Stick people in the informational section of Nash's What The #### Is Wrong With You?! videos. They've become silent, recurring characters who only use Sign Speak. Whenever he elaborates on the topic of the day's news he uses good old Stickboy and stick animation to elaborate.

In-Universe Examples

  • In the Looney Tunes short "Porky's Preview", this is result of Porky Pig trying his hand in animation.
  • In A King Of Infinite Space, people who were frozen and remade into a new body had a computer embedded in head that showed stick animations to show how things are done while re-learning how to do things while their brains reconnect to memories.
  • Popeye made one in "Cartoons Ain't Human", starring himself and Olive Oyl.


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Coconut Mayhem

An animated short on the Scratch website. Throw a coconut at a psychokinetic and you'll pay.

(Whole short is licensed under CC-BY-SA-2.0)

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