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A once-common wipe used for Scene Transitions, the Body Wipe is an In Camera Effect when the camera zooms in on a person to the point of that person obscuring the whole screen before the film cuts to somewhere else. The faster the person goes, the more intimidating this can be to the audience, since it feels like the character is running (or falling, where it may feel like Camera Abuse) out of the screen.

Variants:

  • A common method is for someone to walk into the camera and then cut to them walking out of it again somewhere else (that is, the same thing in reverse), showing that they have travelled between their body filling the screen and their body moving away from it again. This uses the Match Cut technique if the person is wearing the same colour on both sides of their body, meaning that the transition doesn't involve sudden changes or cuts on the screen.
  • The camera can be placed in a chair that someone then sits in. Expect a squelching sound to occur as the screen fills up with their body, emphasising either that yes, this scene is over and done and squished into history, or the fatness of the character.
  • Played for Laughs, the camera might hit the person and trigger a reaction from them instead of transitioning to another shot.

A Super Trope to Eat the Camera, in which the screen fills up with someone's mouth. Not to be confused with any Bathroom Tropes.

Anime

  • The Pokemon episode "Bad to the Bone" where Professor Oak tells Ash that he should leave. Ash is running into the camera and runs out in a different scene.
  • Digimon: AN ENTIRE VIDEO WORTH

Animated Films

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  • A scene in A Goofy Movie, where Pete is bowling and makes PJ knock down one pin. Pete is cheering, "WOOHOO! STRIKE-OLA!" and he jumps into the camera filling up the screen and then jumping right out.
  • In Poohs Grand Adventure, Tigger does this in a scene where he and Eeyore run into Rabbit.
  • A scene in Happily N Ever After has a group of trolls begin walking toward a light shining at the castle. A pink one walks into the camera and walks back out.
  • In Tom And Jerry The Movie where Dr. Applecheeks walks towards that ice cream stand with an evil smile. As he fills up the camera, the screen fades to black.
  • In The Tangerine Bear, the dog Virgil is chasing Tangie for breaking a vase. He is chasing after the bear and is running toward the camera. Virgil's nose fills up the screen.
  • Tweetys High Flying Adventure: At the end of of the prologue. Sylvester says "Well, first things first" while he is walking towards the camera. And his face fills up the screen making it completely black.
  • In The Lion King, during the song "I Just Can't Wait to be King", the giraffes are throwing Simba and Nala, Simba's stomach fills up the screen at one point. It is done again in the scene where Scar drops Mufasa into the stampede of wildebeests.
  • The Lion King 1½ uses the "sitting on the camera" variant.
    Timon: "How am I supposed to look beyond what I see beyond that?"
    Pumbaa: "Huh? Oh, sorry."
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox has Bose do this when he has a temper tantrum and trashes the inside of the trailer.
  • Alpha and Omega: With Mooch landing on Humphrey after a sled ride.
  • Puss in Boots: with Humpty, when he Puss and Kitty first get into the giant's castle. Humpty, being rolled inside, with his gold disguise fills the screen.
  • GForce also involves the "sit on the camera" version in-story.
    Darwin: Get your butt out of my face!
    Hurley: Get your face out of my butt!
  • Robots: Aunt Fanny crushes Rodney with her fanny, so this trope occurs from his perspective.
  • The Penguins of Madagascar is another in-universe example: "An Elephant Never Forgets" has Burt the elephant crushing Kid Kazoo with the "Two Cheeker".
  • Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island: with Lena as she is showing Fred to his room
  • Scooby Doo And The Cyber Chase: with the Phantom Virus as he is slowly walking towards Eric, Bill and the professor.
  • Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur: with Scooby and a ghost elephant during the opening credits when the gang is being chased by ghost animals.
  • The Tangerine Bear: where the dog Virgil is chasing Tangie for breaking a vase. He is chasing after him and is running towards the camera and his nose fills up the screen.
  • Despicable Me short "Banana": at the end where a swarm of minions is chasing one who was eating an apple.
  • The Jungle Book 2: Twice. Once with Baloo as he is walking inside the temple. "Step aside and I'll show you what a real rug cutter can do". Again with Baloo during the song WILD. Does it after he knocks off Timon & Pumbaa look-alikes.
  • Lilo & Stitch: With Cobra when Nani is showing him the direction to the back door.
  • Alvin And The Chipmunks Meet Wolfman with Theodore as he is walking out from his house carrying his lunch after asking for meat from Dave.


Live-Action TV

  • In The Twilight Zone episode "Death's Head Revisited", the main character runs toward the camera.


Video Games

  • Sonic Heroes: The end of the first scene of the Team Rose story; with Big.
  • 2: The Pirate Land stage ending movie; with Bowser and the winning character.
  • Super Mario Sunshine: The scene where the Pianta Police go to take Mario away.
  • Mario Super Star Baseball: The very last scene of the game where Mario walks out of a field holding a baseball he walks slowly into the camera. Then the camera zooms out from his hat as he continues walking.


Web Animation

  • The Lebrons does this several times in most episodes. For example:
    • "Coach" ends this way when Kid and his friends charge at the bullies to fight them.
    • Happens twice in "Misunderstood", first when Condor runs towards the camera to talk an irritated Kid out, and second when Kid walks away from him angrily after his Berserk Button was pressed.


Western Animation

  • In The Trap of Code Lyoko used three times.
    • 1. Yumi beating Ulrich on the factory lift and Yumi runs into the camera with her jeans filling up the screen in black.
    • 2. Odd grabs Jeremie from XANA's machines and they run for lives with Odd running into the camera and his pants fills up the screen.
    • 3. Odd and Jeremie for the boiler and Jeremie runs towards the camera and his pants fills up the screen.
  • Exo Squad: In Under the Skin, the clone of Alice Noretti, created by the Neosapiens, walks towards the camera and her breasts fill up.
  • Rugrats: AN ENTIRE VIDEO WORTH
  • Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends: AN ENTIRE VIDEO WORTH
  • Taz Mania: AN ENTIRE VIDEO WORTH
  • Codename Kids Next Door:
    • "Operation U.T.O.P.I.A.": Before Katie shows Numbuh 1 her home, she obscures the screen with her pink skirt.
    • "Operation O.U.T.B.R.E.A.K." A girl jumps towards Numbuh 4
    • "The Grim Adventures of the KND" the scene where Billy's dad comes out of a puff of smoke trying to get his pants. While he walks, he says "I wear the pants around here!". We walks straight into the camera and walks back out saying "ME! me, me, me!"
    • "Operation C.O.L.L.E.G.E." The very beginning with Numbuh 1 drinking a shake
  • The Simpsons:
    • "Lisa's Pony" in a scene where Homer's playing tea party with Lisa and Bart and Milhouse make fun of him. Homer notices them and immediately charges at them. He runs towards the camera and his stomach fills up the screen making it completely white.
    • "Girls Just Want to Have Sums" where Nelson is about to beat up the disguised Lisa
    • "Selma's Choice" Bart and Lisa try to get Selma off a bench and ride a rollercoaster.
    • "Much Apu About Nothing" near the beginning where Homer tries to get beer from the fridge. "Let's all calm down. Everyone's going to be just fine. As long as I have enough beers."
    • "The Dad Who Knew Too Little" where Homer is about to charge towards some free sample stands
    • "Brother's Little Helper" The scene where Bart walks into an army base where soldiers are taking showers. He is walking into the camera with a twitchy look on his face
  • The Garfield Show: AN ENTIRE VIDEO WORTH A Second One
  • Sponge Bob Square Pants:
    • "Whelk Attack" where Mr. Krabs tries to give Krabby Patties to the whelks. He walks out the Krusty Krab with a plate full of Krabby Patties and walks towards the screen
    • "Breath of Fresh Squidward" SpongeBob walking with new Squidward attached to him. "Boy the new Squidward sure is chummy"
  • Static Shock: AN ENTIRE VIDEO WORTH
  • Arthur:
    • In the beginning of the episode "DW the Copycat".
    • Occurs twice in "Brain's Shocking Secret". First, Mr. Ratburn takes Brain away before he could get a school picture. Brain sighs and then fills up the screen. Next is when Brain is shocked when the clock reads 9 a.m. and he's running out of bed.
    • "The Perfect Brother" during DW's fantasy. DW is screaming and running towards the screen where her pink dress fills it up.
  • In the Hey Arnold episode "Wheezin Ed", this happens near the end. Where Harold is rolling and his butt fills up the screen before he runs over everyone.
  • The Berenstain Bears theme song in 1985, where a bear in purple overalls walks into the screen.
    • And the theme song in 2003, whre Papa Bear is riding a unicycle, but runs into the screen.
  • Happens twice in the The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius episode "The Eggpire Strikes Back", the scene at school where Ooblar tries to break up Jimmy and Cindy's argument. Ooblar tells them "Pipe down!" and floats toward the screen and then floats back out. And the scene where Jimmy and Goddard run to the park where Poultra's egg is.
  • Lilo And Stitch The Series: AN ENTIRE VIDEO WORTH
  • Near the beginning of the Little Bear intro with Owl, where he flies into the screen.
  • The Cleveland Show episode "Buried Pleasure": Kendra body-slams Jane. She falls onto the screen and it cuts to black.
  • In The Powerpuff Girls episode "Stray Bullet" in the scene where Mojo is walking very slowly with a confident look on his face.
  • Justice League Unlimited ends with the League members running toward the camera in its final, trope naming "AndTheAdventureContinues" scene. It notably ends with Batman's logo, causing Batman to provide the Book Ends to the DCAU.
  • In the Dragon Tales episode "The Talent Pool" When Max and Emmy first arrive in Dragon Land. Ord runs towards the camera (Max and Emmy) filling up the screen to hug them.
  • In the Tom And Jerry: AN ENTIRE VIDEO WORTH
  • In the episode of The New Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh "Pooh Skies" where Tigger is jumping on a trampoline and falls on Rabbit
  • Total Drama Island episode "Paintball Deer Hunter" where DJ tosses Owen over the cliff. Owen is falling into the camera which fades to black and then falls out into the ocean
  • Total Drama Action episode "3:10 to Crazytown" with Gwen, Trent, and Owen falling off a diving board onto a horse
  • Total Drama World Tour episode "I See London" where Noah and Owen are about to fall off the plane with one parachute and Owen falls onto the camera cutting it to black
  • In the episode of Rockos Modern Life "Who Gives a Buck" where Rocko, Heffer, and Spunky are on a floor escalator. They move toward the camera and Spunky's eyes fill up the screen and they move out of the camera from Heffer's butt.
  • Scooby Doo: AN ENTIRE VIDEO WORTH
  • Happens twice in a row in the Garfield And Friends episode "Don't Move", when Odie is riding down the sidewalk in a shopping cart. His eyes fill up the screen both times and it then cuts to the next scene each time.
  • Fievels American Tails: AN ENTIRE VIDEO WORTH
  • At the very end of the My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic episode "Fall Weather Friends" when Applejack and Rainbow Dash run towards the camera and then run out.

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