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28th Apr '18 11:19:05 AM nombretomado
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** Inverted with Zeke TheBigBadWolf at the end of ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs''.

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** Inverted with Zeke TheBigBadWolf at the end of ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs''.''WesternAnimation/TheThreeLittlePigs''.
26th Apr '18 4:56:02 PM MegaMarioMan
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* In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'' and ''Brawl'', Bowser is given a bestial design and [[PrimalStance stance]]. However, ''4'' brings his design in line with that of his home series and has him stand tall, transitioning from MightyGlacier to LightningBruiser in the process. His [[OneWingedAngel Giga Bowser]] form retains the bestial stance and moves of the previous games, however, making for [[DivergentCharacterEvolution a much starker contrast between the forms]]. Yoshi also received a more upright stance in the fourth game.

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* In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'' and ''Brawl'', Bowser is given a bestial design and [[PrimalStance stance]]. However, ''4'' brings his design in line with that of his home series and has him stand tall, transitioning from MightyGlacier to LightningBruiser in the process. His [[OneWingedAngel Giga Bowser]] form retains the bestial stance and moves of the previous games, however, making for [[DivergentCharacterEvolution a much starker contrast between the forms]]. Yoshi also received [[http://www.ssbwiki.com/images/thumb/6/64/YoshiIdlePose2WiiU.jpg/800px-YoshiIdlePose2WiiU.jpg a more upright stance stance]] in the fourth game.game; his default stance in [[http://www.ssbwiki.com/images/c/c1/Yoshi_Palette_%28SSB%29.png 64]] and ''[[http://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/439210886029115395/439211853034553346/Yoshi_Idle_Pose_Melee.png Melee]]'' essentially looked like his default pose when Mario is riding on him, only standing a little bit taller in ''[[http://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/439210886029115395/439210945751941120/YoshiUpTauntBrawl.png Brawl]]''.



* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'': Compare how Felicia looked [[http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n57/felineki/feliteeth3.gif like in the fist game]] to [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/felicia-ds_68.jpg how she looks now]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'': Compare how Felicia looked [[http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n57/felineki/feliteeth3.gif like in the fist first game]] to [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/felicia-ds_68.jpg how she looks now]].
9th Mar '18 12:43:12 AM Coolguy31
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* ''Creator/{{Disney}}}'':

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* ''Creator/{{Disney}}}'':''Creator/{{Disney}}'':
26th Feb '18 2:20:17 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''Inverted'' in ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}''. TailConcerto featured character designs that were more or less animal heads and tails on slightly SuperDeformed human bodies. Solatorobo tends to diversify the body types quite a bit more, with cats getting incredibly slender, borderline digitigrade legs and dogs coming in a wider variety of breeds.

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* ''Inverted'' in ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}''. TailConcerto ''VideoGame/TailConcerto'' featured character designs that were more or less animal heads and tails on slightly SuperDeformed human bodies. Solatorobo tends to diversify the body types quite a bit more, with cats getting incredibly slender, borderline digitigrade legs and dogs coming in a wider variety of breeds.
28th Jan '18 4:02:24 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVos-3b4p6w This sequence]] from the {{MGM}} short "Sheep Wrecked" demonstrates this trope in short bursts. The lamb starts out as a normal animal (not unlike the sheep that came before or since), but when the plunger the wolf fires catches it and starts dragging it away, it turns into a FunnyAnimal and wraps its arms around the fence. We cut to a shot of the wolf as he pulls off some of the lamb's wool, and when we cut back to the lamb, it has been anthropomorphized even further into a [[PettingZooPeople Petting Zoo Person]]. "Now there's a right purdy leg of lamb."

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVos-3b4p6w This sequence]] from the {{MGM}} Creator/{{MGM}} short "Sheep Wrecked" demonstrates this trope in short bursts. The lamb starts out as a normal animal (not unlike the sheep that came before or since), but when the plunger the wolf fires catches it and starts dragging it away, it turns into a FunnyAnimal and wraps its arms around the fence. We cut to a shot of the wolf as he pulls off some of the lamb's wool, and when we cut back to the lamb, it has been anthropomorphized even further into a [[PettingZooPeople Petting Zoo Person]]. "Now there's a right purdy leg of lamb."
24th Jan '18 1:41:59 PM Delphi
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* The first book in the ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series involves elements such as a horse pulling a hay cart that's obviously proportioned for humans and describes a church with mice living in it as "abandoned"; the implication being it was abandoned by its builders [humans]. This coupled with one anomalous reference to "Portugal" makes it seem as though the mice and vermin characters are simply [[MouseWorld animals living at the margins of the real world]]. Later books {{Retcon}} these elements away to present a world populated solely by the animal characters. This is also due to PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad, as author Brian Jacques wanted to remove any traces of religion, including changing the aforementioned St. Ninian's Church (which [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Ninian happens to be real]]) to a house with a sign that had read, "This ain't Ninian's" (and then burning it down in ''Outcast of Redwall''. But Jacques never quite succeeded in explaining why there was a human-sized farm, or why Ninian's house had pews and a lectern. And it's hard to remove all traces of religion when the main characters live in an abbey, the leader is an abbot or abbess, and a dozen characters in any given book are called Brother or Sister.

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* The first book in the ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' series involves elements such as a horse pulling a hay cart that's obviously proportioned for humans and describes a church with mice living in it as "abandoned"; the implication being it was abandoned by its builders [humans]. This coupled with one anomalous reference to "Portugal" makes it seem as though the mice and vermin characters are simply [[MouseWorld animals living at the margins of the real world]]. Later books {{Retcon}} these elements away to present a world populated solely by the animal characters. This is also due to PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad, as author Brian Jacques wanted to remove any traces of religion, including changing the aforementioned St. Ninian's Church (which [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Ninian happens to be real]]) to a house with a sign that had read, "This ain't Ninian's" (and then burning it down in ''Outcast of Redwall''. But Jacques never quite succeeded in explaining why there was a human-sized farm, or why Ninian's house had pews and a lectern.lectern, or how the animals would still need to know what a "saint" was. And it's hard to remove all traces of religion when the main characters live in an abbey, the leader is an abbot or abbess, and a dozen characters in any given book are called Brother or Sister.
9th Jan '18 6:00:00 AM RacattackForce
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* An in-universe example for the ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' series. The race of the player character, Inklings, [[AfterTheEnd evolved from squid]] and are cephalopod monsters for the first few years of their life. Once they reach adolescence, their skin tone turns fleshy and they become LittleBitBeastly, with their humanoid forms having AlienHair made up of their tentacles (among other small details). They also gain the ability to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting morph]] into non-anthropomorphic squid forms. The same goes for female members of their sister species, Octarians.
10th Dec '17 4:28:16 PM nombretomado
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* In his early cartoons, {{Droopy}} was a CivilizedAnimal who would switch between two-legged and four-legged stances, but in the later cartoons, he is a definite FunnyAnimal who would stay on two legs all or most of the time depending on the cartoon.
* ''TheRaccoons'' originally had the animal heroes and humans co-exist in the same world and even though the animals had furniture in their homes, they still lived in trees etc and in general tried to give an illusion of living as a part of nature. In later seasons the humans completely disappeared, the amount of animal characters increased from a small group to a large community with stores and other services like broadcasting and rail transportation systems, the animals started to live in houses, the pet dog the humans had became the owner of a local pub and it became quite clear that the whole world was inhabited by animals who had a significant amount of technology and culture in their hands (paws).

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* In his early cartoons, {{Droopy}} WesternAnimation/{{Droopy}} was a CivilizedAnimal who would switch between two-legged and four-legged stances, but in the later cartoons, he is a definite FunnyAnimal who would stay on two legs all or most of the time depending on the cartoon.
* ''TheRaccoons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' originally had the animal heroes and humans co-exist in the same world and even though the animals had furniture in their homes, they still lived in trees etc and in general tried to give an illusion of living as a part of nature. In later seasons the humans completely disappeared, the amount of animal characters increased from a small group to a large community with stores and other services like broadcasting and rail transportation systems, the animals started to live in houses, the pet dog the humans had became the owner of a local pub and it became quite clear that the whole world was inhabited by animals who had a significant amount of technology and culture in their hands (paws).
22nd Nov '17 11:51:03 AM Pichu-kun
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* It's very minor compared to other examples but Meowth from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has gotten less Pokemon-ish with time. In Kanto he had a more cat-like way of walking, instead of standing perfectly straight, and had more {{Furry Reminder}}s. As for the franchise as a whole, the later generations (especially Generation 3 onwards) introduced more obviously humanoid Pokemon than those preceding. Even SeriesMascot Pikachu has gained a slighter more humanoid appearance over time, instead of the more chunky, rodent-like appearance it had early on.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
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It's very minor compared to other examples but Meowth from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has gotten less Pokemon-ish with time. In Kanto he had a more cat-like way of walking, instead of standing perfectly straight, and had more {{Furry Reminder}}s. He often [[FurryDenial forgets that he isn't human]].
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As for the franchise as a whole, the later generations (especially Generation 3 onwards) introduced more obviously humanoid Pokemon than those preceding. Even SeriesMascot Pikachu has gained a slighter more humanoid appearance over time, instead of the more chunky, rodent-like appearance it had early on.



* In the UK's ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' comic book series, aptly titled ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'', Sonic's allies Porker Lewis and Jonny Lightfoot start off as cute little animal critters like those busted out of Badniks in the games. They talk, but they're small, animal proportioned, without clothes and tend to go on all fours. Their shift, however, is anything but gradual: in issue #21 of the series, they are totally bipedal, human-proportioned and fully clothed (in biker jackets and jeans, to be precise). Within a few more issues, Porker's hooves became ordinary human hands.

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* In the UK's ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' comic book series, aptly titled ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'', Sonic's allies Porker Lewis and Jonny Lightfoot start off as cute little animal critters like those busted out of Badniks in the games. They talk, but they're small, animal proportioned, without clothes and tend to go on all fours. Their shift, however, is anything but gradual: in issue #21 of the series, they are totally bipedal, human-proportioned and fully clothed (in biker jackets and jeans, to be precise). Within a few more issues, Porker's hooves became ordinary human hands. This also occurred to minor characters like Sandy, who cameoed as a humanoid news reporter issues after being seen as a small squirrel.



* 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.

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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 ParentalNeglect or ParentalAbandonment and is looked down upon.
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.
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