In Paper Mario, Mario’s model appears in cutscenes he should not be present in, hidden from the view of the camera. In the beginning of the game, Mario is watching the earthquake from outside, and orbits the castle in space.
The menu screen of Mario Party 8 shows the Star Carnival, full of visitors, from afar. Zooming in, we can see the characters in the plaza are 2D sprites with only a low-frame walking animation. Whenever they are not moving, their animation simply stops.
every time Mario gets a power up, we get a lengthy animation of him transforming magical girl style. this would include a awkward closeup of his body as its happening and excessive jiggle physics on his stache.
it is an unskippable cutscene and happens every time.