I came across this Wikipedia page for cartoon physics the other day. The fact there is a Wikipedia page for this is the first amazing thing. The second amazing thing is that somebody actually compiled this. The final amazing thing is that it is actually compelling and funny. Here are just a couple entries:
- Characters are allowed to swim or blow themselves upwards a short distance in the air before falling normally. Sometimes when a character runs off the edge of a cliff, they will not actually start falling until they look down and realize they should.
- When a toon (normally a villain) saws off a platform, it causes the main platform, with the toon standing on it, to fall down, with the sawed-off platform floating on air.
A lot of thought has been put into it and it feels like you could make a faux physics paper or a video tutorial…regardless, this has some possibilities.