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11th Oct '17 2:43:21 PM DaibhidC
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* The original live-action ''Series/SkippyTheBushKangaroo'' was entirely non-anthropomorphic, since it was live action - Skippy has TimmyInAWell levels of intelligence but is mostly an actual kangaroo, the pet of the park ranger's son. TheNineties AnimatedAdaptation ''WesternAnimation/SkippyAdventureInBushtown'' Skippy is the park ranger in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals.

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* The original live-action ''Series/SkippyTheBushKangaroo'' was entirely non-anthropomorphic, since it was live action - Skippy has TimmyInAWell levels of intelligence but is mostly an actual kangaroo, the pet of the park ranger's son. TheNineties AnimatedAdaptation ''WesternAnimation/SkippyAdventureInBushtown'' ''WesternAnimation/SkippyAdventuresInBushtown'' Skippy is ''is'' the park ranger in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals.
11th Oct '17 2:37:35 PM DaibhidC
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* The original live-action ''Series/SkippyTheBushKangaroo'' was entirely non-anthropomorphic, since it was live action - Skippy has TimmyInAWell levels of intelligence but is mostly an actual kangaroo, the pet of the park ranger's son. TheNineties AnimatedAdaptation ''WesternAnimation/SkippyAdventureInBushtown'' Skippy is the park ranger in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals.
28th Sep '17 1:22:11 PM DaibhidC
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* The ponies in ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' were originally NearlyNormalAnimals who slept in stables. By the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends animated adaptation]] they had moved into sleeping in beds and had more human-like personalities and interests. This continued throughout G1 until ponies had multiple sets of clothes and had a human-like society. G2 pushed back on the anthropomorphism however G3 embraced it fully, with the ponies frequently using their hooves as hands and overall seeming more like human shaped horses than actual horses. The current generation, G4, is far less anthropomorphic and has frequent {{Furry Reminder}}s. It is more on-par with mid-to-lateG1.

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* The ponies in ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' were originally NearlyNormalAnimals {{Nearly Normal Animal}}s who slept in stables. By the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends animated adaptation]] they had moved into sleeping in beds and had more human-like personalities and interests. This continued throughout G1 until ponies had multiple sets of clothes and had a human-like society. G2 pushed back on the anthropomorphism however G3 embraced it fully, with the ponies frequently using their hooves as hands and overall seeming more like human shaped horses horse-shaped humans than actual horses. The current generation, G4, is far less anthropomorphic and has frequent {{Furry Reminder}}s. It is more on-par with mid-to-lateG1.
14th Sep '17 9:45:36 PM thecarolinabull01
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*** Yoshi and Koopa/Bowser also have begun to stand more and more upright as time goes on.

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*** Yoshi and Koopa/Bowser also have begun to stand more and more upright as time goes on. Yoshi was also given larger, more human-like arms and a cuter face. The saddle on his back also became a shell.
5th Sep '17 1:59:00 PM Pichu-kun
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* For the movie adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/SlyCooper2016,'' most characters are now fully clothed, as opposed to the games which prominently featured [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal half-dressed cartoon animals]]. Sly himself now wears pants, and has slightly more human proportions.

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* For the cancelled movie adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/SlyCooper2016,'' ''Franchie/SlyCooper,'' most characters are now fully clothed, as opposed to the games which prominently featured [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal half-dressed cartoon animals]]. Sly himself now wears pants, and has slightly more human proportions.
5th Sep '17 10:44:04 AM Pichu-kun
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* Behavior-wise, some of this occurs in ''Literature/WarriorCats''. In early books, males are noted as not being present in their children's lives. In later arcs, that would be deemed ParentalalNeglect or ParentalAbandonment and is looked down upon.
12th Jun '17 9:04:55 AM PDL
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* ''Franchise/Pokemon'' in general are depicted as [[IntellectualAnimal intellectual]] or [[NearlyNormalAnimal nearly normal]] but some may act more [[CivilizedAnimal civiilized]]. It greatly depends on what they're based on (One based on a cat would generally behave like a cat while one based on a clown might behave more like a person), and which medium: For example, the main series games have them act like nearly normal, but the ''[[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon Mystery Dungeon]]'' series has them all act civilized as humans are not physically present.

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* ''Franchise/Pokemon'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' in general are depicted as [[IntellectualAnimal intellectual]] or [[NearlyNormalAnimal nearly normal]] but some may act more [[CivilizedAnimal civiilized]]. It greatly depends on what they're based on (One based on a cat would generally behave like a cat while one based on a clown might behave more like a person), and which medium: For example, the main series games have them act like nearly normal, but the ''[[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon Mystery Dungeon]]'' series has them all act civilized as humans are not physically present.
10th Jun '17 2:22:22 PM nombretomado
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* WoodyWoodpecker started off looking very avian like ([[DerangedAnimation and very deranged at that]]) but later switched to a more streamlined, FunnyAnimal like design.

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* WoodyWoodpecker WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker started off looking very avian like ([[DerangedAnimation and very deranged at that]]) but later switched to a more streamlined, FunnyAnimal like design.
17th May '17 12:53:48 PM PDL
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* While ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' in general are still very animal-like and non-anthropomorphic they've become ''somewhat'' more anthropomorphic over the generations. For the most part they were originally treated as {{Intellectual Animal}}s or {{Nearly Normal Animal}}s. As the series progressed they became more like {{Partially Civilized Animal}}s and have more anthropomorphic behaviors. Some even have royalty. Probably the biggest example of this trope is the ''[[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon Mystery Dungeon]]'' games. The Pokémon all ''look'' nonhuman, but they act so much like humans (what with true civilization, folk tales, and an economy with currency) that the protagonist being able to almost instantly adjust to life as another species sounds very plausible in context.

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* While ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/Pokemon'' in general are still very animal-like and non-anthropomorphic they've become ''somewhat'' depicted as [[IntellectualAnimal intellectual]] or [[NearlyNormalAnimal nearly normal]] but some may act more anthropomorphic over the generations. For the most part they were originally treated as {{Intellectual Animal}}s or {{Nearly Normal Animal}}s. As the series progressed they became [[CivilizedAnimal civiilized]]. It greatly depends on what they're based on (One based on a cat would generally behave like a cat while one based on a clown might behave more like {{Partially Civilized Animal}}s a person), and which medium: For example, the main series games have more anthropomorphic behaviors. Some even have royalty. Probably the biggest example of this trope is them act like nearly normal, but the ''[[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon Mystery Dungeon]]'' games. The Pokémon series has them all ''look'' nonhuman, but they act so much like civilized as humans (what with true civilization, folk tales, and an economy with currency) that the protagonist being able to almost instantly adjust to life as another species sounds very plausible in context.are not physically present.
2nd May '17 11:15:14 AM Abodos
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** When the [[FishPeople Zoras]] were first introduced in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI first game]], they had a bestial ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'' appearance and were all monstrous enemies. The Zoras in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', in contrast, were considerably more humanoid and were good guys. In the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' games the former (called River Zoras) and the latter (called Sea Zoras) [[DecompositeCharacter are portrayed as separate races]]. This was slightly inverted for the friendly Zoras in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', where they were given more bestial SharkMan attributes such as extra fins, fish-like eyes, and sharp teeth but otherwise still had more humanoid appearances than the River Zoras.

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** When the [[FishPeople Zoras]] were first introduced in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI first game]], they had a bestial ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'' appearance and were all monstrous enemies. The Zoras in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', in contrast, were considerably more humanoid and were good guys. guys. In the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle]]'' games the former (called River Zoras) and the latter (called Sea Zoras) [[DecompositeCharacter are portrayed as separate races]]. races]]. This was slightly inverted for the friendly Zoras in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', where they were given more bestial SharkMan attributes such as extra fins, fish-like eyes, and sharp teeth but otherwise still had more humanoid appearances than the River Zoras.
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