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2nd Sep '17 3:50:47 PM GrammarNavi
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** On the topic of Disney, the stereotypes follow the main characters very well. MickeyMouse has been portrayed as humble and inoffensive, however recently he's been shown to be going back to being mischievous, like he was in his earlier cartoons. {{Goofy}} is a very loyal friend, but he's known for not being the brightest. {{Pete}}, Mickey's rival, is a cat, and is shown to be arrogant, lazy, and manipulative.

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** On the topic of Disney, the stereotypes follow the main characters very well. MickeyMouse WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse has been portrayed as humble and inoffensive, however recently he's been shown to be going back to being mischievous, like he was in his earlier cartoons. {{Goofy}} WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} is a very loyal friend, but he's known for not being the brightest. {{Pete}}, WesternAnimation/{{Pete}}, Mickey's rival, is a cat, and is shown to be arrogant, lazy, and manipulative.
7th Jul '17 4:02:45 AM Doug86
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* OlderThanPrint is ''Reynard'', a red fox used in Dutch, German, English and French lore to represent a cunning and astute character. One of the most well known of his fables is ''The Robber Bridegroom'' by Creator/BrothersGrimm.

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* OlderThanPrint is ''Reynard'', a red fox used in Dutch, German, English and French lore to represent a cunning and astute character. One of the most well known of his fables is ''The Robber Bridegroom'' by Creator/BrothersGrimm.Creator/TheBrothersGrimm.
25th Jun '17 10:24:25 AM nombretomado
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TheOtherWiki has attempted to make their own version of this page. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereotypes_of_animals You decide how good it is.]]

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TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has attempted to make their own version of this page. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereotypes_of_animals You decide how good it is.]]
16th Jun '17 10:46:47 AM nombretomado
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%% * Somewhat averted in ''WatershipDown''. in which the rabbits are far from cute and cuddly, and generally act fairly realistically, although the do venerate a mythological [[RascallyRabbit Br'er Rabbit-like trickster figure.]]

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%% * Somewhat averted in ''WatershipDown''.''Literature/WatershipDown''. in which the rabbits are far from cute and cuddly, and generally act fairly realistically, although the do venerate a mythological [[RascallyRabbit Br'er Rabbit-like trickster figure.]]
13th May '17 8:27:22 PM draca_s_fire
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23rd Apr '17 9:12:30 AM nombretomado
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* Mostly played straight in ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. The main character is a duck disguised as a girl, and she's shown as being clumsy and loud with a hidden grace. Both the MagicalGirl she turns into and the Prince she's trying to save are represented by swans, appropriate since both are graceful dancers who are greatly defined by their love for others. Crows and ravens are the main villains, and the DarkMagicalGirl is both referred to as a crow and a black swan, referencing ''SwanLake'' and [[spoiler:referring to the fact that she herself is a loving person who's been twisted by evil]]. The trope carries over to most of the cast in some ways, with some exceptions.

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* Mostly played straight in ''Anime/PrincessTutu''. The main character is a duck disguised as a girl, and she's shown as being clumsy and loud with a hidden grace. Both the MagicalGirl she turns into and the Prince she's trying to save are represented by swans, appropriate since both are graceful dancers who are greatly defined by their love for others. Crows and ravens are the main villains, and the DarkMagicalGirl is both referred to as a crow and a black swan, referencing ''SwanLake'' ''Theatre/SwanLake'' and [[spoiler:referring to the fact that she herself is a loving person who's been twisted by evil]]. The trope carries over to most of the cast in some ways, with some exceptions.
21st Apr '17 6:06:20 PM ShadowHog
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* [[AnimalStereotypes/AnimatedFilms Films Animation]]
** ''AnimalStereotypes/{{Zootopia}}''
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* [[AnimalStereotypes/AnimatedFilms Films Animation]]
** ''AnimalStereotypes/{{Zootopia}}''
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* In ''Animation/TheElmChantedForest'' Buddy Bear is lazy and fun loving but fierce if he needs to be, Fifi Fox is very seductive, and J. Edgar Beaver is wise and hardworking.
* ''Disney/TheLionKing:'' The lions rule the Pride Lands as a monarchy, even being accepted as the leaders by the animals they prey upon. The "lion as noble king of the animals" stereotype is found in too many cultures and FairyTales to list all of them, some African cultures and Western culture for example. Hyenas are all portrayed as stupid and evil, also in too many cultures to list, (this is ironic, because in real life hyenas are comparable to apes in intelligence). ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' still uses hyenas as the main antagonists, but [[{{Retcon}} establishes that most hyenas are good.]]
* The {{Deconstruction}} of this trope is one the main themes of ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}.'' Animals are [[FantasticRacism stereotyped and shunned due to the expected characteristics of their species]]. Rabbits have to be timid and dainty, foxes have to be sly and crafty, and don't get us started on sloths. Further deconstructed by the two protagonists: Judy, a bunny who wants to become a cop, and Nick, a fox who wanted to be honorable and kind, but was bullied by other animals.
* ''Disney/RobinHood'': fox are thought to be smart and astute, as Robin Hood should be, Little John is rough and big, but good hearted like people generally associate bears, lions are associated with power so both King Richard and his brother Prince John are represented by lions, roosters are associated with singing like Alan-a-Dale, snakes with slyness and sneakiness like Sir Hiss, wolves with cruelty like the Sheriff of Nottingham, and chickens with care and maternity like Lady Kluck. Early on in the development of the film, it was intended to [[PlayingWithATrope play with]] this a little more by making the Sheriff of Nottingham a goat instead of a wolf, but this was rejected because it was didn't look convincingly evil enough.
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox'' have most of the stereotypes associated with the animals: Fox is clever and cunning, Mole is shy, Badger is aggressive (as a lawyer should be), Weasel is sneaky, to name a few.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':
** Each of the martial artists, being animals who each practice a style specifically designed after their species. But no-one associates a cute and cuddly species like a Giant Panda with aggression, and yet lead character Po learns to be exactly that. This is emphasized even more by the name the writers chose to give the panda: [[MeaningfulName Po's surname "Ping" means "peace" in Chinese]].
** In addition, while the "slow-as-molasses" turtle stereotype is played laughingly straight in the candle-blowing scene, in flashback Master Oogway hands Tai Lung his family jewels [[CrowningMomentofAwesome with an amazingly rapid-fire, complex, awe-inspiring pattern of nerve strikes]]: classic OldMaster material.
** The peacocks and wolves in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' are also played straight, with the peacocks being the noble rulers of Gongmen City and the BigBad being a disgraced prince, while the wolves are savage brutes who show clear pack behavior.
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17th Apr '17 5:00:23 AM NightShade96
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* AnimalStereotypes/AnimatedFilms

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* AnimalStereotypes/AnimatedFilms[[AnimalStereotypes/AnimatedFilms Films Animation]]
17th Apr '17 4:45:45 AM NightShade96
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* AnimalStereotypes/AnimatedFilms
** ''AnimalStereotypes/{{Zootopia}}''
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''Animation/TheElmChantedForest'' Buddy Bear is lazy and fun loving but fierce if he needs to be, Fifi Fox is very seductive, and J. Edgar Beaver is wise and hardworking.
* ''Disney/TheLionKing:'' The lions rule the Pride Lands as a monarchy, even being accepted as the leaders by the animals they prey upon. The "lion as noble king of the animals" stereotype is found in too many cultures and FairyTales to list all of them, some African cultures and Western culture for example. Hyenas are all portrayed as stupid and evil, also in too many cultures to list, (this is ironic, because in real life hyenas are comparable to apes in intelligence). ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' still uses hyenas as the main antagonists, but [[{{Retcon}} establishes that most hyenas are good.]]
* The {{Deconstruction}} of this trope is one the main themes of ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}.'' Animals are [[FantasticRacism stereotyped and shunned due to the expected characteristics of their species]]. Rabbits have to be timid and dainty, foxes have to be sly and crafty, and don't get us started on sloths. Further deconstructed by the two protagonists: Judy, a bunny who wants to become a cop, and Nick, a fox who wanted to be honorable and kind, but was bullied by other animals.
* ''Disney/RobinHood'': fox are thought to be smart and astute, as Robin Hood should be, Little John is rough and big, but good hearted like people generally associate bears, lions are associated with power so both King Richard and his brother Prince John are represented by lions, roosters are associated with singing like Alan-a-Dale, snakes with slyness and sneakiness like Sir Hiss, wolves with cruelty like the Sheriff of Nottingham, and chickens with care and maternity like Lady Kluck. Early on in the development of the film, it was intended to [[PlayingWithATrope play with]] this a little more by making the Sheriff of Nottingham a goat instead of a wolf, but this was rejected because it was didn't look convincingly evil enough.
* ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox'' have most of the stereotypes associated with the animals: Fox is clever and cunning, Mole is shy, Badger is aggressive (as a lawyer should be), Weasel is sneaky, to name a few.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':
** Each of the martial artists, being animals who each practice a style specifically designed after their species. But no-one associates a cute and cuddly species like a Giant Panda with aggression, and yet lead character Po learns to be exactly that. This is emphasized even more by the name the writers chose to give the panda: [[MeaningfulName Po's surname "Ping" means "peace" in Chinese]].
** In addition, while the "slow-as-molasses" turtle stereotype is played laughingly straight in the candle-blowing scene, in flashback Master Oogway hands Tai Lung his family jewels [[CrowningMomentofAwesome with an amazingly rapid-fire, complex, awe-inspiring pattern of nerve strikes]]: classic OldMaster material.
** The peacocks and wolves in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' are also played straight, with the peacocks being the noble rulers of Gongmen City and the BigBad being a disgraced prince, while the wolves are savage brutes who show clear pack behavior.
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18th Mar '17 6:31:51 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* Almost everyone in ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}''. [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] is Smileyland's resident jerk, Stumpy the squirrel is hyperactive and [[TheDitz a bit dim]] and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Kaeloo]] the frog seems to be in constant bliss and is [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace smotheringly]] "friendly". [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with Quack-Quack and Bad Kaeloo as Quack-Quack is a diaper-wearing genius [[SpeechImpairedAnimal incapable of speech]] and [[HulkingOut Bad Kaeloo]] is a monstrous [[GenderInvertedTrope she-toad]] with [[DumbMuscle little obvious intelligence]] and a horrific mean streak.

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* Almost everyone in Some of the characters from ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}''. [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] is Smileyland's resident jerk, Stumpy the squirrel is hyperactive and [[TheDitz a bit dim]] rather stupid]] and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Kaeloo]] the frog seems to be in constant bliss and is [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace smotheringly]] "friendly". [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with Quack-Quack Quack-Quack, Pretty, Olaf and Bad Kaeloo as Quack-Quack is a diaper-wearing genius [[SpeechImpairedAnimal incapable of speech]] speech]], Pretty is an AlphaBitch who is [[SpoiledBrat far from sweet]], Olaf is [[TheNapoleon not exactly "cheerful"]] and [[HulkingOut Bad Kaeloo]] is a monstrous [[GenderInvertedTrope she-toad]] with [[DumbMuscle little obvious intelligence]] and a horrific mean streak.
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