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7th May '16 10:33:40 PM Theriocephalus
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A few years later, you're wandering through the bookstore, and spot book 20 in the series. Except... Now everyone's wearing clothing, cranky old Mr. Rabbit runs a general-store, Mr Wolf [[CarnivoreConfusion lives right next-door to him]] and Miss Mouse and Mrs. Cougar both wear the same dress size. What happened?

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A few years later, you're wandering through the bookstore, and spot book 20 in the series. Except... Now now everyone's wearing clothing, cranky old Mr. Rabbit runs a general-store, Mr Mr. Wolf [[CarnivoreConfusion lives right next-door to him]] and Miss Mouse and Mrs. Cougar both wear the same dress size. What happened?
6th May '16 9:39:39 PM Pichu-kun
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* The GEICO Gecko. In his early appearances, he was very gecko-like in movement, gripping onto the (full-size) microphone with all four feet to talk into it, walking on all fours, and doing the eyeball-lick maneuver geckos are famous for. By now, his mannerisms are a hundred percent human, despite legs that are too short for it, and the result [[UncannyValley really isn't that cute]].
** This shift coincided with the change from complaining about the name similarity to straight shilling the company, as well as changing to a completely different accent. We can probably safely conclude that the anthro and non-anthro Geckos are actually different characters.

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* The GEICO Gecko. In his early appearances, he was very gecko-like in movement, gripping onto the (full-size) microphone with all four feet to talk into it, walking on all fours, and doing the eyeball-lick maneuver geckos are famous for. By now, his mannerisms are a hundred percent human, despite legs that are too short for it, and the result [[UncannyValley really isn't that cute]].
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cute]]. This shift coincided with the change from complaining about the name similarity to straight shilling the company, as well as changing to a completely different accent. We can probably safely conclude that the anthro and non-anthro Geckos are actually different characters.



* The Belgian comic ''ComicBook/{{Chlorophylle}}'' began with two adventuring mice, who spent several adventures before wandering into a ''[[MouseWorld miniature rodent society]]'' where they became AmateurSleuth {{Intrepid Reporter}}s.
** The comic later got a TV show from it (and a pretty good one too), but it instead goes straight into FurryConfusion... As it combines mostly anthropomorphic puppets with live animals. And there's no particular difference in intelligence either.

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* The Belgian comic ''ComicBook/{{Chlorophylle}}'' began with two adventuring mice, who spent several adventures before wandering into a ''[[MouseWorld miniature rodent society]]'' where they became AmateurSleuth {{Intrepid Reporter}}s.
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Reporter}}s. The comic later got a TV show from it (and a pretty good one too), but it instead goes straight into FurryConfusion... As it combines mostly anthropomorphic puppets with live animals. And there's no particular difference in intelligence either.



* Salem from ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' was introduced as a normal cat {{Familiar}} to Sabrina. Eventually they {{ReTool}}ed his character to make him a human who had turned into a cat, giving him the ability to talk and act more like a human than before.

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* Salem from ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' was introduced as a normal cat {{Familiar}} to Sabrina. Eventually In the 1990s they {{ReTool}}ed his character to make him a human who had turned into a cat, giving him Salem the [[TalkingAnimal ability to talk talk]] and act more like a human than before.



* Amazingly enough, Franchise/{{Godzilla}} falls under this as well. During the 1960s-1970s he became less [[UnstoppableRage nuclear dinosaur hell-bent on destroying Japan]] and more kid-friendly dinosaur hero with a sense of humor. This is evident when you notice that Godzilla used pseudo-wrestling moves to defeat his enemies rather than his claws and teeth in later films.
** Heck, even Godzilla's LOOK became more anthropomorphic during the 1960s-1970s. Just compare how he [[http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk210/xolta_99/1810602_780cf736b9_m.jpg looked in the original 1954 film]] to how [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Y38IW_SOQIw/TM3Fuj2zxLI/AAAAAAAAGNM/wLv06y6srls/s1600/vlcsnap-2010-10-31-12h22m27s8.png he looked in 1974]]

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* Amazingly enough, Franchise/{{Godzilla}} falls under this as well. During the 1960s-1970s he became less [[UnstoppableRage nuclear dinosaur hell-bent on destroying Japan]] and more kid-friendly dinosaur hero with a sense of humor. This is evident when you notice that Godzilla used pseudo-wrestling moves to defeat his enemies rather than his claws and teeth in later films.
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films. Heck, even Godzilla's LOOK became more anthropomorphic during the 1960s-1970s. Just compare how he [[http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk210/xolta_99/1810602_780cf736b9_m.jpg looked in the original 1954 film]] to how [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Y38IW_SOQIw/TM3Fuj2zxLI/AAAAAAAAGNM/wLv06y6srls/s1600/vlcsnap-2010-10-31-12h22m27s8.png he looked in 1974]]



* 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.
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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.



* In ''Series/RedDwarf'', the overtly catlike aspects of The Cat's personality became progressively less prominent (to the point of being vestigial) as the series progressed, essentially making him a regular character who happens to be selfish and obsessed with his appearance.
** A scrapped episode, acted out through storyboard drawings and narrated by Chris Barrie as a special feature on the Season 7 DVD, would have addressed this change in Cat's character. Essentially, spending so much time among humans/humanoids was revealed to have "domesticated" him, causing him to lose his catlike traits and instincts.

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* In ''Series/RedDwarf'', the overtly catlike aspects of The Cat's personality became progressively less prominent (to the point of being vestigial) as the series progressed, essentially making him a regular character who happens to be selfish and obsessed with his appearance.
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appearance. A scrapped episode, acted out through storyboard drawings and narrated by Chris Barrie as a special feature on the Season 7 DVD, would have addressed this change in Cat's character. Essentially, spending so much time among humans/humanoids was revealed to have "domesticated" him, causing him to lose his catlike traits and instincts.



* While ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' in general are still very animal-like and non-anthropomorphic they've become ''somewhat'' more anthropomorphic over the generations. In general it's more-so the mindset and how they interact with people then the way they look; they act less like animals. 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}}'' in general are still very animal-like and non-anthropomorphic they've become ''somewhat'' more anthropomorphic over the generations. In general it's more-so For the mindset and how most part they interact with people then were originally treated as {{Intellectual Animal}}s or {{Nearly Normal Animal}}s. As the way series progressed they look; they act less became more like animals.{{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.



* ''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 verity of breeds.

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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 verity variety of breeds.
1st May '16 8:19:09 PM jormis29
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* For the upcoming movie adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/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.

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* For the upcoming movie adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/SlyCooper,'' ''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.
11th Apr '16 10:31:23 AM Pichu-kun
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* The children's book and television series ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. He's an [[Literature/{{Arthur}} aardvark]]. Early books, written in the late 70's, had Arthur look ''very'' much like an aardvark, right down to the foot-long nose. As a matter of fact, his long nose was a major plot point. In later books, and on his PBS series, he looks... like a teddy bear? A mouse? A guinea pig? At any rate, it looks ''nothing'' like a real aardvark. And at this point, as far as some of the other characters, you'll just have to take Marc Brown's word for it what species they are (such as whether Prunella is a rat or a poodle).

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* The children's book and television series ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. He's an [[Literature/{{Arthur}} aardvark]].aardvark. Early books, written in the late 70's, had Arthur look ''very'' much like an aardvark, right down to the foot-long nose. As a matter of fact, his long nose was a major plot point. In later books, and on his PBS series, he looks... like a teddy bear? A mouse? A guinea pig? At any rate, it looks ''nothing'' like a real aardvark. And at this point, as far as some of the other characters, you'll just have to take Marc Brown's word for it what species they are (such as whether Prunella is a rat or a poodle).



* In the ''Literature/ArashiNoYoruNi'' books the characters look like regular animals. The manga and anime made them more anthro but they're still very natural. The 2012 cartoon based off the books gave them more human-like expressions. [[http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/5679/1334424288293.jpg For comparisons sake]].

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* In the ''Literature/ArashiNoYoruNi'' books the characters look like regular animals. The manga and anime made them slightly more anthro anthropomorphic but they're still very natural.natural looking. The 2012 cartoon based off the books gave them more human-like expressions. [[http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/5679/1334424288293.jpg For comparisons sake]].



* The ponies in ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' were originally NearlyNormalAnimals who slept in stables. By the 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 seeming more like human shaped horses. The current generation, G4, is far less anthropomorphic and has frequent FurryReminder's and is more on-par with mid-G1.

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* The ponies in ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' were originally NearlyNormalAnimals who slept in stables. By the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends animated adaptation 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 FurryReminder's and {{Furry Reminder}}s. It is more on-par with mid-G1.mid-to-lateG1.



* 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]].

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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.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' has more anthropomorphic behaving animals than the previous ''Disney/TheLionKing'' movie. The lions previously seemed to behave more like lions and the ruler of the Pridelands was mostly respected more than anything. In ''The Lion Guard'' we see Simba doing things and his son Kion is a KidHero who has to keep the Pridelanders safe and content.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'':
** ''The Lion Guard''
has more anthropomorphic behaving animals than the previous ''Disney/TheLionKing'' movie. The lions previously seemed to behave more like lions and the ruler of the Pridelands was mostly respected more than anything. In ''The Lion Guard'' we see Simba doing things and his son Kion is a KidHero who has to keep the Pridelanders safe and content.content.
** In stark contrast to the realistic crocodiles in ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'', the crocodiles are cartoonish and can speak. This may have been a CallBack to their portrayal in "I Just Can't Wait To Be King" from the original film.
11th Mar '16 5:48:54 PM GrammarNavi
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** Played straight more so in ''TazMania''. While Taz was originally anthropomorphic in the original shorts, he was something of a wild predator. In the TV show, he has a fully anthro family, and, while still TheUnintelligible, he seems to have much more prominent uses of coherent English.

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** Played straight more so in ''TazMania''.''WesternAnimation/TazMania''. While Taz was originally anthropomorphic in the original shorts, he was something of a wild predator. In the TV show, he has a fully anthro family, and, while still TheUnintelligible, he seems to have much more prominent uses of coherent English.
6th Mar '16 5:41:13 PM hamza678
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* The {{Neopets}} website ''started out'' as a Virtual-Pet game where those Neopets acted just like domesticated pets and human owners ''were'' involved... Fast forward and current portrayals of characters now depict most Neopets [[FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter standing bipedal and fully clothed]]- creatures [[FurryConfusion acting just like humans but with fur]]- and nary a mention of Owners (or requiring any) in sight... Except that ''unlike'' those humans, they all can go ''forever'' [[WizardNeedsFoodBadly without food and drink]].

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* The {{Neopets}} Franchise/{{Neopets}} website ''started out'' as a Virtual-Pet game where those Neopets acted just like domesticated pets and human owners ''were'' involved... Fast forward and current portrayals of characters now depict most Neopets [[FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter standing bipedal and fully clothed]]- creatures [[FurryConfusion acting just like humans but with fur]]- and nary a mention of Owners (or requiring any) in sight... Except that ''unlike'' those humans, they all can go ''forever'' [[WizardNeedsFoodBadly without food and drink]].



** WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry both show an increased manual dexterity and interest in human activities over the years.
1st Mar '16 5:12:59 AM Universalist
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* The Koopa in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'' were originally just turtles. Ever since ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', they've slowly been humanized game by game. By ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', normal Koopa Troopas are still just turtles (and even walk on all four). Other species, like Magikoopas, are anthropomorphic.
** Yoshi and Koopa/Bowser also have begun to stand more and more upright as time goes on.

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* ** The Koopa in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'' were originally just turtles. Ever since ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', they've slowly been humanized game by game. By ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', normal Koopa Troopas are still just turtles (and even walk on all four). Other species, like Magikoopas, are anthropomorphic.
** *** Yoshi and Koopa/Bowser also have begun to stand more and more upright as time goes on.
29th Feb '16 1:23:25 PM chasemaddigan
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* Years ago, there [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was going]] to be an animated series based on ''Disney/TheAristocats'' where the kittens [[EnsembleDarkHorse Marie]], [[HotBlooded Toulouse]], and [[SiblingRivalry Berlioz]] were going to be teenagers and it was supposed to be [[http://i.imgur.com/JpA90aS.jpg shifted to this judging by this concept art], since they were on all fours in the original film.

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* Years ago, there [[WhatCouldHaveBeen was going]] to be an animated series based on ''Disney/TheAristocats'' where the kittens [[EnsembleDarkHorse Marie]], [[HotBlooded Toulouse]], and [[SiblingRivalry Berlioz]] were going to be teenagers and it was supposed to be [[http://i.imgur.com/JpA90aS.jpg shifted to this judging by this concept art], art]], since they were on all fours in the original film.
7th Feb '16 1:58:32 PM Pichu-kun
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* The ponies in ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' were originally NearlyNormalAnimals who slept in stables. By the 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 seeming more like human shaped horses. The current generation, G4, is far less anthropomorphic and has frequent FurryReminder's and is more on-par with mid-G1.
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* The Koopa in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'' were originally just turtles. Ever since ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', they've slowly been humanized game by game. By ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', normal Koopa Troopas are still just turtles (and even walk on all four). Other species, like Magikoopas, are anthropomorphic.

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* The Koopa in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'' were originally just turtles. Ever since ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', they've slowly been humanized game by game. By ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', normal Koopa Troopas are still just turtles (and even walk on all four). Other species, like Magikoopas, are anthropomorphic.



* [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Years ago, there was going to be an animated series]] based on ''Disney/TheAristocats'' where the kittens [[EnsembleDarkHorse Marie]],[[HotBlooded Toulouse]],and [[SiblingRivalry Berlioz]] we're going to be teenagers and was supposed to be [[http://i.imgur.com/JpA90aS.jpg shifted to this judging by this concept art], since they we're on all fours in the original film.

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* Years ago, there [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Years ago, there was going going]] to be an animated series]] series based on ''Disney/TheAristocats'' where the kittens [[EnsembleDarkHorse Marie]],[[HotBlooded Toulouse]],and Marie]], [[HotBlooded Toulouse]], and [[SiblingRivalry Berlioz]] we're were going to be teenagers and it was supposed to be [[http://i.imgur.com/JpA90aS.jpg shifted to this judging by this concept art], since they we're were on all fours in the original film.
7th Feb '16 1:48:37 PM Pichu-kun
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** Within the somewhat official but fan-made ''Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline'' comic, already shifted characters gained further shifts. In Sally's cameo for the 250th issue, she had been revamped to [[http://www.stconline.co.uk/250/250/pinup/pinup_5_large.jpg look more like her Archie]] counterpart compared to her game counterpart. Oddly though, other characters based off Sonic's animal friends from the Genesis games still look like their game versions (though Joe Sushi is wearing a jacket like Rotor).
** Strangely inverted in [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog the Archie comics]] with Drago Wolf; before, he was just as humanoid as the other prominent Mobian characters. In a later comic, though, he was redesigned to be more feral and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf-esque]], complete with more animalistic eyes and digitigrade feet instead of plantigrade like he normally had.
** Played straight in that issue with Lupe, who almost looked human.
*** On the other hand, every other wolf in that issue were similar to their classic design, and Drago had received cybernetic implants, so it's possible those were just cosmetic modifications.

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** Within the somewhat official but fan-made ''Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline'' comic, already shifted characters gained further shifts. In Sally's cameo for the 250th issue, she had been revamped to [[http://www.stconline.co.uk/250/250/pinup/pinup_5_large.jpg look more like her Archie]] counterpart compared to her game counterpart. Oddly though, other characters based off Sonic's animal friends from the Genesis games still look like their game versions (though Joe Sushi is wearing a jacket like Rotor).
* ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** Strangely inverted in [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog the Archie comics]] ''Archie'' Sonic comics with Drago Wolf; before, he was just as humanoid as the other prominent Mobian characters. In a later comic, though, he was redesigned to be more feral and [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf-esque]], complete with more animalistic eyes and digitigrade feet instead of plantigrade like he normally had.
** Played straight in that issue with Lupe, who almost looked human.
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human. On the other hand, every other wolf in that issue were similar to their classic design, and Drago had received cybernetic implants, so it's possible those were just cosmetic modifications.modifications.
** Sally Acorn used to only wear an open coat and boots and her chest was exposed, but now her breasts are more apparent and she wears more clothes to cover them.



* Salem from ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' was introduced as a normal cat {{Familiar}}. Eventually they {{ReTool}}ed his character to make him a human who turned into a cat, giving him the ability to talk and act more like a human than before.

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* Salem from ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' was introduced as a normal cat {{Familiar}}. {{Familiar}} to Sabrina. Eventually they {{ReTool}}ed his character to make him a human who had turned into a cat, giving him the ability to talk and act more like a human than before.



* For the upcoming movie adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/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.



* The children's book and television series ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. He's an [[Literature/{{Arthur}} aardvark]]. Early books, written in the late 70's, had Arthur look ''very'' much like an aardvark, right down to the foot-long nose. As a matter of fact, his long nose was a major plot point. In current books, and on his PBS series he looks... like a teddy bear? A mouse? A guinea pig? At any rate, it looks ''nothing'' like a real aardvark. And at this point, as far as some of the other characters, you'll just have to take Marc Brown's word for it what species they are.
* Another children's book-and-TV series: ''Literature/{{Franklin}}''. The titular turtle, in his earliest books written in the mid-80's, was much more to-scale in comparison with his friends Bear, Fox, and Otter. By the time the TV series aired, all animals were the same size and Franklin lost his more distinctly reptilian features such as his claws.
** In the early books, many of the characters (including Franklin's parents) walked on all fours. Rabbit and Fox still sometimes walked on all fours in the first season of the TV series, although in later seasons they walked on two legs.

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* The children's book and television series ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''. He's an [[Literature/{{Arthur}} aardvark]]. Early books, written in the late 70's, had Arthur look ''very'' much like an aardvark, right down to the foot-long nose. As a matter of fact, his long nose was a major plot point. In current later books, and on his PBS series series, he looks... like a teddy bear? A mouse? A guinea pig? At any rate, it looks ''nothing'' like a real aardvark. And at this point, as far as some of the other characters, you'll just have to take Marc Brown's word for it what species they are.
are (such as whether Prunella is a rat or a poodle).
* Another children's book-and-TV series: ''Literature/{{Franklin}}''. The titular turtle, in his earliest books written in the mid-80's, was much more to-scale in comparison with his friends Bear, Fox, and Otter. By the time the TV series aired, all animals were the same size and Franklin lost his more distinctly reptilian features such as his claws.
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claws. In the early books, many of the characters (including Franklin's parents) walked on all fours. Rabbit and Fox still sometimes walked on all fours in the first season of the TV series, although in later seasons they walked on two legs.



* Arguably, Blue from ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues''. She now has her own room where she can stand upright, and speak.
** Hey, it's a ''magical'' room!



* The Koopa(s?) in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'' were originally just turtles. Ever since ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', they've slowly been humanized game by game.
** By ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', normal Koopa Troopas are still just turtles (and even walk on all four). Other species, like Magikoopas, are anthropomorphic.
** Yoshi and Koopa/Bowser have also stood more and more upright as time went on.
** 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]].

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
* The Koopa(s?) Koopa in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'' were originally just turtles. Ever since ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'', they've slowly been humanized game by game.
**
game. By ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', normal Koopa Troopas are still just turtles (and even walk on all four). Other species, like Magikoopas, are anthropomorphic.
** Yoshi and Koopa/Bowser also have also stood begun to stand more and more upright as time went goes on.
** * 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]].



* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'': Although the Sonic characters were always anthropomorphic, they have become more so over the years. They tend to wear more clothes than they used to in an attempt to cover up their non-existent (but now implied) naughty bits. Sally Acorn used to only wear an open coat and boots and her chest was exposed, but now her breasts are more apparent, and she wears more clothes to cover them.

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'': Although the Sonic characters were always anthropomorphic, they have become more so over the years. They tend to wear more clothes than they used to in an attempt to cover up their non-existent (but now implied) naughty bits. Sally Acorn used to only wear an open coat and boots and her chest was exposed, but now her breasts are more apparent, and she wears more clothes to cover them.bits



* For the upcoming movie adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/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.



* The fan-made continuation of ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'', ''Webcomic/SonicTheComicOnline'', had already anthropomorphic shifted characters gained further shifts. In Sally's cameo for the 250th issue, she had been revamped to [[http://www.stconline.co.uk/250/250/pinup/pinup_5_large.jpg look more like]] her ''Archie'' counterpart compared to her game counterpart. Oddly though, other characters based off Sonic's animal friends from the Genesis games still look like their game versions (though Joe Sushi is wearing a jacket like Rotor).



* [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Years ago, there was going to be an animated series]] based on ''Disney/TheAristocats'' where the kittens [[EnsembleDarkHorse Marie]],[[HotBlooded Toulouse]],and [[SiblingRivalry Berlioz]] we're going to be teenagers and was supposed to be [[http://i.imgur.com/JpA90aS.jpg shifted to this judging by this concept art.]] Since they we're on all fours in the original film,

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* [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Years ago, there was going to be an animated series]] based on ''Disney/TheAristocats'' where the kittens [[EnsembleDarkHorse Marie]],[[HotBlooded Toulouse]],and [[SiblingRivalry Berlioz]] we're going to be teenagers and was supposed to be [[http://i.imgur.com/JpA90aS.jpg shifted to this judging by this concept art.]] Since art], since they we're on all fours in the original film,film.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' has more anthropomorphic behaving animals than the previous ''Disney/TheLionKing'' movie. The lions previously seemed to behave more like lions and the ruler of the Pridelands was mostly respected more than anything. In ''The Lion Guard'' we see Simba doing things and his son Kion is a KidHero who has to keep the Pridelanders safe and content.
* Blue from ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues''. In later seasons she has her own magical room where she could stand upright, and speak.
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