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The tendency of artists to give humanlike teeth to birds and other animals that lack them in Real Life. NOTE: This trope can apply to all animals that don't normally have teeth, not just birds.

The trope namers are all the birds in traditional animation who often appear to lack teeth normally - but will suddenly have them in order to form a human-based facial expression that requires them. A big toothy grin, clenched teeth of rage, and so on. This trope can also cover teeth appearing on other non-toothed animals (eg turtles), but birds are overwhelmingly the most common animals to be subjected to it.

Sometimes, all the teeth in the animal's mouth (whether of a toothed species or of a toothless one) are drawn as incisors, whether a little wider than real incisors or not. In Real Life, no animal has a mouth with dentition made up entirely of incisors, not even humans.

This is almost exclusively seen in traditional animation. In CGI, on the other hand, the transient teeth would be harder to implement, since all animation of a character is done from a fixed model.

A somewhat rarer form of the trope is for the not-normally-toothed animal to have teeth at all times. This is somewhat more common in CGI, given the difference between traditional and computer animation.

Similar to No Mouth, where a mouth appears only when the character is speaking. See also Cartoony Eyes, Mouthy Bird, and Feather Fingers. For the record, actual toothed birds existed (once) and were once known as Odontolcae or Odontotormae, depending on how their teeth are set, until it was realized that many of these birds were no more closely related to each other than to modern birds. And remember that birds came from dinosaurs, which had teeth, so there's that.


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  • On the TV advertisement of Kinder Pingui, a family of animated penguins smiles widely showing teeth.
  • Mammal variant: one Dentisticks dog-chew ad depicts "doggy dentures" as a joke, with smiling dogs displaying brilliant white CGI teeth that are very obviously shaped like a human's, not a dog's. Yes, dogs are supposed to have teeth, but the incongruity of this trope still applies.

    Anime and Manga 
  • Chicken George from Fourteen.
  • Lampshaded in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure part 3, when Iggy (a dog) battles Pet Shop (a falcon). Pet Shop flashes an evil grin at one point (although he shows no teeth), which Iggy notes shouldn't be possible.
  • The Japanese Star Fox manga gave Falco teeth whenever he needed to look angry or cocky.
  • Digimon Adventure, justified when Birdramon. While her previous form, Biyomon, is a large bird with no teeth, Birdramon is a mixture of a bird and a dragon, allowing for sharp teeth.
  • Has been seen numerous times in the Pokémon: The Series, but justified in that the creatures are purely fictional. It's often one-off gags. For example, Dawn's Piplup normally has no teeth, but at times he is shown with them (noticeably when he grates them).
  • Carue from One Piece, who is a so-called Super Spot-Billed Duck, at first only gets teeth when he is making funny facial expressions. Later on, he always has teeth when he opens his beak. The same goes for other Super Spot-Billed Ducks. Later, the bird Chuchuun, a Super Sparrow, appears and it has teeth too. The author later states that all the bird species in the verse with a species name starting with "Super" have teeth, because it's more "super" to have teeth than to lack them.
  • The humanoid birds from Doraemon: Nobita and the Winged Braves often display teeth. While they are evolved birds, it may be just one-off gags as they normally don't have teeth.
  • Tokoyami from My Hero Academia has a bird head with human teeth. Justifiable in that he's otherwise a human physically, mutants like him are a regular occurrence in universe.
  • You Are Being Summoned, Azazel: Beezlebub, a bird-like demon, is shown to have very sharp teeth whenever he's angry. However, it's subverted in which he's not a bird at all, but his true form is actually that of a fly.
  • There are some scenes in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! showing King Dedede drawn with a mouth of them despite being a penguin-like creature, just like in the games. This even becomes a major plot point in "A Dental Dilemma", where he thinks his pearly whites are completely invincible to any cavities. He ends up proven wrong, and gets scared shitless when he learns he's due to have them drilled. He ultimately orders the dental monster Hardy to fix them, but he too gets scared of him and ultimately gets his teeth drilled by Yabui in the end anyway, much to his horror.
  • In Aggretsuko, Eaglette/Washimi grinds her teeth in her sleep.
  • Shima Shima Tora no Shimajirō: Torippi is often shown to have a nice set of pearly whites under his beak, he even needs to get them checked when the town dentist visits the preschool at regular intervals, so it's definitely not a one-off gag.

    Asian Animation 
  • Happy Heroes: The ants in Season 5 all have strips of teeth like the other characters to conform with the art style. While real-life ants do have teeth, they're outside of their body, attatched to their mandibles, rather than in their mouths.
  • Kursat the vulture from King Shakir has two buck teeth in his beak.
  • Our Friend Xiong Xiao Mi: Zhi Peng the penguin has teeth.
  • Simple Samosa features Makkhi Makkhija, a fly with teeth mostly depicted in the same Tooth Strip style as the other characters.

    Comic Books 

    Comic Strips 
  • Peanuts: Woodstock and other birds have large square teeth.
  • All the bird characters in Shoe seem to have teeth. The women have Non-Mammal Mammaries, too
  • The penguins in If
  • Ugly Bird, from the children's magazine Cricket, has fang-like projections on the inside edges of his beak.
  • Taken a step further with Opus from Bloom County: years of Art Evolution have given him an actual mouth below his beak. What's more, his beak is often described as a fat, squishy nose, suggesting that at some point he ceased being a penguin and became a weird, penguin-shaped humanoid.

    Films — Animation 
  • Iago from Aladdin, as pictured above, sports a fine set of choppers. Supervising animator Will Finn stated that Iago was designed that way to resemble his voice actor, Gilbert Gottfried.
  • The Thief and the Cobbler: Phido, the mistreated pet vulture of Zigzag, is a rather eerie example. After Zigzag is defeated by the heroes, he steps on a thumb tack and falls into a dark pit full of alligators he previously promised to feed. As the alligators decide to feast on him instead, Phido shows up and suddenly grows a large mouth full of razor sharp teeth and joins in.
  • Birds in Aardman Animation's works will have humanlike teeth if and when they talk. Examples are Chicken Run and Creature Comforts.
  • Vlad Vladikoff from Horton Hears a Who! (2008) is an example of the "always has teeth" variant. That being said, the teeth he has are fairly realistic as far as what bird teeth looked like (see below).
  • The Land Before Time:
    • In the fourth movie, Ichy, a bird, has a set of teeth. The trope is justified in this case, since he is an Ichthyornis, a prehistoric bird which did have teeth in real life.
    • Guido, the Microraptor from the 12th movie is a sort of inversion. He looks like your usual toothy bird, only having teeth in certain instances. He really should have had teeth the whole time. Sharp ones. He also lacked the big toe claw that microraptors had. The movie acted like he was just a weird-looking modern bird instead of the tiny deinonychosaur that he was.
    • Turning to more regularly-occurring characters, there is Petrie the Pteranodon who has also been known to summon a set of pearly whites on occasion. While some pterosaurs had teeth, Pteranodon did not; in fact, the species' name translates to "toothless wing".
  • Dinosaur: A well-known non-avian (though still a beaked dinosaur) example: All the Iguanodon characters in the movie have lips over their beaks, resulting in what looks like humanlike teeth. A magazine published around the time of the film's initial release said that the creators tried giving the Iguanodon characters realistic beaks, and found that they made it look like he was clopping coconuts together and that it just looked lazy.
  • Don Bluth's The Pebble and the Penguin has the villainous Drake, who could bite through a coconut with his ridiculous-looking chompers. Just look at his picture on the film's poster.
  • On the subject of Don Bluth, Jeremy from The Secret of NIMH occasionally sports a mouth full of pearly whites in some scenes.
  • Abby "Ugly Duckling" Mallard from Chicken Little sports a huge pair of buck teeth at all times.
  • Boris, the goose from Balto, has teeth most of the time. Toned down in the sequels, as the animation style is different.
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas: The rolling wooden duck the vampires make for Jack's Christmas is this trope.
  • The Princess and the Frog:
    • Prince Naveen has teeth even as a frog, as his toothy grin is a big part of his character design. Tiana, however, does not retain her teeth as a frog. (In real life, frogs do have teeth, though not like human teeth.)
    • Also, Ray the firefly and his family all have teeth (although they don't all have all their teeth).
  • Finding Nemo:
    • The film features not only toothy sea turtles, but also toothy fish (not counting the sharks). Especially noticable is Kathy, one of Nemo's classmates (she is a blue and yellow fish with prominent buck teeth who screams, "Oh my gosh, Nemo's swimming out to sea!" after seeing Nemo touching the diver's boat).
    • Bloat the pufferfish is shown having human-like molars in the film as well. While pufferfish do have teeth, they are actually formed into a sort of beak-like structure to help them crack open crusteceans and mollusks (their primary source of food).
  • A flashback picture in Surf's Up shows that Lani was this when she was a kid.
  • In Shrek Forever After, Rumplestiltskin's giant goose has teeth.
  • Over the Hedge: Verne the Turtle has a full set of white teeth (possibly to give more resemblance to his VA Garry Shandling).
  • Storks: All of the avian characters have large sets of straight, human-like teeth, with Junior occasionally mugging the screen with a big toothy smile.
  • Fagin the evil buzzard from “War of the Birds” has fangs during his more menacing moments.*
  • In The Little Mermaid (1989), when Scuttle asks Ariel "New seashells?" he sports a grin with a full set of teeth that are otherwise never seen.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Jurassic Park III portrays its Pteranodon with a beak filled with sharp teeth. While many pterosaurs did have teeth, Pteranodon was not one of them (with its name literally translating into "toothless wing"). They also contradict the appearance of the Pteranodon in the films before and after it, which are accurately portrayed as being toothless. This isn't even close to the only error of their depiction either.
  • In The Last Jedi, the Porgs are essentially puffins with toothed snouts instead of beaks. Which is actually the most realistic arrangement when it comes to toothed birds (see the Real Life section).

  • Evolution: Some of the marine cormorants, having taken the niches of the dolphins that went extinct alongside humanity, have regrown the teeth of their ancient reptilian ancestors. This trait is retained into the future, and the flightless birds of New Pangea also sport sharp teeth in their beaks.
  • In the Brazilian 1970s-era children's book series A Galinha Nanduca (Nanduca, the Chicken) The titular bird has teeth, and this is actually the major plot point of the stories: When people realize she has teeth, everyone tries to capture her to make money out of the poor animal, causing a huge havoc where ever she goes, eventually destroying the city. One of the books has even a famous brazilian entertainer to join the chase, eventually promising a good reward to anyone who catches her.
  • Paul Jennings' short story "Picked Bones" has literal Toothy Birds, which tear apart the protagonist's pet cat after hypnotising it into feeding them enough to become adults in less than a day.
  • Enchanted Forest Chronicles: In Dealing with Dragons, one of the ingredients for a spell Cimorene is trying to cast is hen's teeth and she has no idea how to find such a thing. She eventually acquires some through a genie wish, leaving it up in the air whether a species of toothy chickens exists somewhere in the world.
  • Count Dmitry Khvostov, once synonymous with graphomania in Russian literary circles, did this likely as a blunder in a fable called "The Two Pigeons", where one of the pigeons, being caught in a trap, "bit through knots with his teeth and got his freedom". This led to Alexander Pushkin calling Khvostov "the father of toothy pigeons" in a poem.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The Gang makes one for Charlie as a birthday gift in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, going off a picture of a Toothy Bird he had drawn in his dream journal. Charlie, being a Cloudcuckoolander of the highest order, has to ask whether the bird is real.
  • Once Johnny Lawrence loses the Cobra Kai and is forced to create his own dojo, he decides to name it after something that can kill a snake. As soon as he reveals the Eagle Fang Karate shirts, one of his students is quick to point out "Eagles don't have fangs..."
  • Antubis from Kingdom Hospital reveals he's anything but a normal (hence toothless) anteater by displaying an array of slim, sharp, folding teeth in his initial appearance.
  • The Quetzalcoatlus in Walking with Dinosaurs has small teeth in the tip of its beak, while the real animal and all its close relatives were completely toothless. This error probably comes from the fact its model is just slightly modified from the Ornithocheirus, which did have teeth in real life.

  • Seven Macaw in the Quiche Maya creation myth of the Popol Vuh has teeth made from precious stones.

  • The University of Louisville Cardinal has teeth.

    Video Games 
  • The birds in Angry Birds have visible teeth occasionally.
  • Club Penguin: The penguins occasionally sport a full set of teeth in their 2D designs.
  • In Cuphead, Wally Warbles, his son and his songbird paramedics have teeth.
  • The talking head animations for some of the Eldar characters in the Dawn of War series show human-like teeth when they open their mouths, but according to the Xenology sourcebook Eldar are toothless, instead having serrated jawbones like some of the basal birds described in the Real Life section.
  • Most of the characters in Donald in Maui Mallard are ducks, and most of them have teeth.
  • Five Nights at Freddy's:
    • Chica the Chicken from the first game has two sets of teeth. First ones are part of her suit and seconds ones are part of the inner machinery.
    • In the sequel, Chica's new version also has teeth in her beak, though she removes her beak when she starts to hunt the player, leaving only the teeth of the endoskeleton visible. Older Chica also has two sets of teeth, this time even better visible due to her suit and endoskeleton no longer being aligned.
    • Chica's incarnation in Five Nights at Freddy's 4 takes this trope to its logical conclusion, gaining a third row of teeth and all of them now being razor sharp.
  • Richard in Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, a rooster mask, or a being with a rooster head, or something... whatever he is, he has teeth in his beak in his talking sprites.
  • Kirby:
    • Despite being a penguin-like creature, King Dedede features teeth both in games and in the anime.
    • Captain Vul from Kirby Super Star in some mugshots also features teeth.
  • Metroid II: Return of Samus:
    • Senjoo are loaded with spikes which are patterned in such a way to make them look like teeth protruding from a beak.
    • Skreek sprites are an unmistakable case of biting auk heads, though official art goes back and forth between depicting them with honest to goodness teeth and more "realistic" spiny beaks.
  • Nuclear Throne's Chicken, who is, uh... a chicken. Often seen gritting her teeth in anger before she chops someone down with her sword.
  • Something Else: Shows up as an obstacle in The Last Castle. They're clearly Rip Von Fish sprite-swaps as they share the same behaviors as Rip Van Fish.
  • The Big Bad of SongBird Symphony, the Owl, cracks a wicked Slasher Smile full of teeth at Birb after he reveals that he committed genocide as part of his plan to weaponize Magic Music and rule the forest with an iron fist.
  • Skullgirls: Peacock's bird lackey Avery sports a set of beaky teeth (Peacock herself, despite the name, is not actually a bird). Justified because Avery isn't a real bird but an artificial construct created by Peacock herself, just like the rest of her cartoon minions.
  • Snowdrake and Chilldrake from Undertale appear to be penguin/drake hybrids with teeth that move along their beaks in a similar manner to a chainsaw.

    Web Comics 
  • Several of the gryphons in The Pride of Life have permanent teeth. Probably justified in that they have lion ancestry.
  • The gryphons in Skin Deep have teeth in their beaks, but Word of God says that their beaks are actually more similar to dinosaur jaws than to bird beaks.
  • One strip of Lola The Swallow has Lola asking a fairy for teeth, then popcorn for using the teeth and a movie she can watch while eating the popcorn.

    Web Original 
  • Happy Tree Friends: Sniffles is an anteater who, in "Spare Me", is shown to have two sets of teeth, one at the bottom of his snout, and another at the top of it.
  • Jurassic Impact: The pseudobirds, a clade of birds that are direct descendants of Archaeopteryx-like theropods, retain teeth.
  • Serina: The Vivas are a group of ovoviviparous birds that have developed tooth-like plates on their tongues and palates that allow them to grind up plants without the aid of gastroliths, it's established that they're descended from a group of goose-like birds (called aardgeese) and the plates are derived from the pecten that they possessed. Their carnivorous relatives, the Banshees, don't have teeth but they do have small barbs on their tongues much like cats.

    Western Animation 
  • Looney Tunes:
    • Daffy Duck shows off his Schroedinger's Teeth in every appearance. Most other Looney Tunes birds also do this at least occasionally.
    • Despite retaining his teeth in Baby Looney Tunes, Daffy somehow got upset that he didn't have any teeth because he wouldn't get any money from the tooth fairy. He still had teeth in that episode and nobody noticed them, not even himself.
    • The Hitler duck, Mussolini goose, and Tojo duck in The Ducktators have teeth.
    • In The Looney Tunes Show, Daffy gets drastic beak reduction surgery, which left exposed his upper teeth.
    • Oddly invoked in "The Prize Pest" (1951) where he bullies Porky by claiming he turns into a monster when upset— he messes up his headfeathers and wears false fangy teeth.
  • Picking up where Looney Tunes left off, Daffy's Tiny Toon Adventures Junior Counterpart, Plucky Duck, occasionally sports teeth. As do fellow birds Shirley McLoon, Fowlmouth, and Sweetie, among many other examples.
  • Donald Duck has also been known to call pearly whites into existence, mainly to express anger. Or when he has a particularly mischievous smile.
  • Not really a bird, but platypuses are often depicted with teeth in animated works. Coincidentally, fossils of prehistoric platypuses with actual teeth have been found (see Real Life).
    • Perry the Platypus in Phineas and Ferb has a teethful beak, and it often shows when he makes a sound.
    • Similarly, the Platypus in Camp Camp shows some sharp teeth whenever it needs to be intimidating.
    • Edward in Camp Lazlo is a platypus with teeth.
  • Ducks in general seem to make up a lot of these, although this may be an artifact of ducks being the most frequently featured birds in cartoons. Examples:
    • "Lobo The Duck" and Howard the Duck both have permanent teeth, perhaps in order to give them a way to hold their cigars. (Probably justified with Howard since he's from an alternate universe and can't really fly (it's believed birds have no teeth to lighten their skulls).
    • Mighty Ducks: The Animated Series, said ducks would often show full sets of pearly-whites.
    • Count Duckula, by necessity, has teeth. Our Vampires Are Different, but not that different.
    • Duckman and his family.
    • Lampshaded in a Sitting Ducks episode which involves Bill stealing a set of “ducky dentures” from Cecil, the dentist. Bill then becomes self-absorbed and arrogant, as far as having a whole nightmare sequence about it.
      • “Quack the Ripper," a riff on Jack the Ripper, is the boogeyman of “gatordom,” sporting sharp teeth and a demonic quack.
    • Quackerjack from Darkwing Duck always has teeth. note  Negaduck has also been seen with them. Darkwing (Negaduck's not-so-evil twin) can display them for a shiny smile, or to pull something open with them. At one point, while hamming it up introducing a story, Gosalyn flashes some fangs.
    • Dr. LeQuack from Courage the Cowardly Dog.
    • Pooza the Wizard, from the extremely short-lived Adult Swim series King Star King, has a mug full of pointy fangs. Justified, since he's a magical being of unknown origin with Bizarre Alien Biology
  • Buzzy the Crow has has teeth, and even a gold one.
  • The Avenger Penguins
  • Roy, Wade and Booker (and maybe Sheldon, but it's not visible due to wearing his eggshell all the time) from U.S. Acres
  • A majority of the birds from Ren & Stimpy.
  • Related John Kricfalusi example: Stanley the elephant in the Tiny Toon Adventures episode "Who Bopped Bugs Bunny?" has his mouth (with teeth) at the end of his trunk. Stanley was pretty inconsistent; he'd occasionally have his mouth in the normal location. So either he had two mouths or the animators weren't paying any attention to what they were doing.
  • Averted with the penguins in The Penguins of Madagascar (though it'd have to do with the CGI models), but interestingly enough, said penguins do tend to smile or frown in a variety of ways (from smiling to smirking to psychotically grinning; from frowning to scowling to glowering), mainly because their beaks easily conform into such shapes. Played straight in some storyboards; they're shown to have teeth when it's funny.
    • Dave the Octopus has a mouth full of teeth, even though real octopi have beaks. Averted with his minions.
  • Pluto the Pup is a non-anthro dog with very un-doglike teeth (that are pretty creepy). Especially noticeable in "Canine Caddy", where the gopher and Mickey Mouse are drawn with species appropriate buck teeth, but Pluto still has a mouth full of teeth that all look like incisors or flat molars.
  • The Goodfeather pigeons from Animaniacs. Particularly Squit, who's teeth are bigger than his eyes.
  • Poe from Ruby Gloom has teeth at all times, even mentioning in one episode that he's had his wisdom teeth taken out.
  • Justified in some depictions of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as their (toothless) turtle traits were altered by the addition of human ones. Can be a case of Depending on the Writer, as jokes are sometimes made regarding the turtles having beaks instead of mouths. Tokka, a villainous mutant alligator snapping turtle, had a distinct beak-like mouth which also sported sharp conical teeth.
  • Chicken in Cow and Chicken has teeth in his beak.
  • The earliest Woody Woodpecker cartoons show him with snaggle teeth. In a later cartoon (once his character had evolved), Woody shows off his pearly whites, explaining that he cut his own teeth.
  • Mordecai the blue jay from Regular Show, according to one of the storyboarders, has "beaka dentata". Margaret the cardinal also flashes some pearly whites on occasion.
  • An early episode of Crusader Rabbit featured Vernon the vulture, who not only had teeth but got them knocked out of his beak.
  • Puffin from Wishfart often shows human-like teeth when he smiles.
  • Duck from Almost Naked Animals.
  • Rocko's Modern Life:
    • Not birds per se, but Rocko's cantankerous neighbors, the Bigheads, should count since they're cane toads (unlike frogs, who have small teeth on their upper jaw, most toads do not have teeth). Most notable for Ed Bighead, who often bares human-like teeth when he's angry.
    • Another non-bird example: Filburt is a turtle with a toothy mouth instead of a beak.
  • Played with in Rugrats when a duck gets hold of Grandpa Lou's false teeth.
  • The birds in Birdz have not just teeth, but also faces that resemble a snout more than a beak.
  • The birds in Jumanji have teeth at all times, not for comedy but to make them more frightening. It works.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • When grinning, Gilda the griffon gains not only teeth but also lips extending far beyond her beak. This applies to other griffon and hippogriff characters as well.
    • For that matter the ponies themselves often sport full sets of teeth, which is notable because at other times (particularly that one wide-open smile that shows up at the end of the musical number "Smile, Smile, Smile") the show accurately depicts the gap that real horses have between their incisors and molars.
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: As a Sky Bison, Appa has teeth, but bizarrely all of them look like molars. Furthermore, ruminants don't have front teeth on the upper jaw, but a dental pad.
  • In Dan Vs. "New Mexico", the roadrunners Elise encounters have teeth.
  • The penguins from 3-2-1 Penguins!
    • Then again, they're alien penguins, so it might be Justified.
  • Spot the chicken from 101 Dalmatians: The Series.
  • Ernie the Giant Chicken in Family Guy. This is probably so he can have them punched out by Peter Griffin every time they fight.
    • A human example — Stewie often seems to have a mouth full of teeth when he talks, even though he is supposed to be a baby who has only gotten two. One episode revolves around him teething, despite the fact that he is illustrated with a full mouth of teeth within the same episode.
  • The bird-people in Breadwinners.
  • The Proud Family: Chester the duck in "Psycho Duck" has sharp teeth.
  • Olaf the penguin from Kaeloo has visible teeth; depending on the episode, Quack Quack may have them as well.
  • Gull from Endangered Species (2015) has a set of chompers inside of his beak.
  • Dino Squad:
    • Caruso's dinosaur form is a Stegosaurus with a mouth full of sharp teeth, instead of a toothless beak in front and flat grinding teeth in the back like a real Stegosaurus.
    • Buzz's Pteranodon form inconsistently has teeth in some scenes, but properly toothless in others.
  • The Great Raven from Hilda not only has teeth, but his beak resembles a snout at times.
  • Amphibia:
    • Most of the birds seen are depicted with beaks full of sharp teeth (and also tend to be huge and vicious), adding to the vaguely prehistoric-like setting of the show.
    • The frogs and toads have teeth that come and go at will (while most frogs do have teeth, they're usually small and only in the upper jaw). This is especially egregious with the toads, which are depicted with sharp teeth (to make them appear meaner), while real toads don't have teeth at all.
  • Journey Through the Jungle of Words: Even though most of Olivia Ostrich's screentime shows that she apparently doesn't have teeth, she still actually does have teeth, as revealed in this frame from when she gets spooked by King Tut the ghost.
  • Work It Out Wombats!: Despite being eagles, JunJun and his family are each drawn with teeth.
    Real Life 
  • Unlike their extant cousins, Archaeopteryx, Ichthyornis, Hesperornis, and other prehistoric birds once sported toothy mouths.


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In "The Little Mermaid," when trying to figure out what's changed with Ariel, Scuttle flashes a grin with a full set of teeth that normally are not seen on him and only appear maybe once or twice elsewhere in the film, very briefly.

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