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18th Nov '16 2:34:49 PM BunnyStar
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Anthropomorphic Shift is what happens when animal and anthropomorphic characters in a work [[SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism become progressively more human-like in appearance and behavior]] in later installments - faces get flatter, sizes even out, the rabbit burrow gains a TV and curtains, the female turtle [[NonMammalMammaries gets breasts]]... until a few books/seasons/direct to DVD sequels down the line, [[FurryConfusion you might as well be looking at a human society]], where people ''[[LittleBitBeastly just]]'' [[LittleBitBeastly happen to have]] [[UnusualEars furry ears]]. Think of it as HumanoidFemaleAnimal except everyone is now.

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Anthropomorphic Shift is what happens when animal and anthropomorphic characters in a work [[SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism become progressively more human-like in appearance and behavior]] in later installments - faces get flatter, sizes even out, the rabbit burrow gains a TV and curtains, the female turtle [[NonMammalMammaries gets breasts]]... until a few books/seasons/direct to DVD sequels down the line, [[FurryConfusion you might as well be looking at a human society]], where people ''[[LittleBitBeastly just]]'' [[LittleBitBeastly happen to have]] [[UnusualEars furry ears]].have a few animal-like features]]. Think of it as HumanoidFemaleAnimal except everyone is now.
18th Nov '16 2:32:52 PM BunnyStar
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Book one of the ''Fluffy Woodland Critters'' series introduced a society of {{Civilized Animal}}s, all living much like real animals do -- squirrels eat acorns, bears are bigger than rabbits, and no one has the faintest clue what money is. The idea of [[CarnivoreConfusion predation]] may be {{hand wave}}d, but other than that, all those {{Talking Animal}}s are somewhat believable as, well, ''animals'' (only sapient ones).

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Book one of the ''Fluffy ''Furry Woodland Critters'' series introduced a society of {{Civilized Animal}}s, all living much like real animals do -- squirrels eat acorns, bears are bigger than rabbits, and no one has the faintest clue what money is. The idea of [[CarnivoreConfusion predation]] may be {{hand wave}}d, but other than that, all those {{Talking Animal}}s are somewhat believable as, well, ''animals'' (only sapient ones).
8th Nov '16 5:40:37 PM NESBoy
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* The Charmin bears. In the original adverts, they were cartoon bears who lived in the wild and would use Charmin toilet paper, a pun on what bears do in the woods. Over time, the bears became CGI, switched from a semi-realistic pastel brown to [[AmazingTechnicolourWildlife red and blue]], and the advertisements had them live in homes, talk like humans, and even go through airports.

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* The Charmin bears. In the original adverts, they were cartoon bears who lived in the wild and would use Charmin toilet paper, a pun on what bears do in the woods. Over time, the bears became CGI, switched from a semi-realistic pastel brown to [[AmazingTechnicolourWildlife red and blue]], or blue]] to symbolize their Ultra Strong (red) or Ultra Soft (blue) variants, and the advertisements had them live in homes, talk like humans, and even go through airports. airports.
* Honeycomb Cereal's Crazy Cravings are usually {{Cephalothorax}}es. However, in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2QLm_7MHZk one commercial]], when a male Crazy Craving discovers bears surrounding an RV holding the cereal, he becomes Goldilocks, complete with a torso to show off "her" dress.



* During the early years of the then new Creator/{{Sanrio}} character Cinnamoroll, [[http://images2.fanpop.com/images/quiz/83000/83031_1225496508518_308_279.jpg Cinnamoroll would sometimes be seen sitting like an actual puppy]] [[http://images1.fanpop.com/images/photos/2300000/Cinnamoroll-cinnamoroll-2355283-294-236.jpg rather then standing up on two feet most of the time.]] [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness In an old Sanrio flash video made in 2002,]] Cinnamoroll (Then called "Baby Cinnamon")[[CharacterizationMarchesOn previously used to make Cinnamoroll making barking and howling noises]] ([[http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk203/insane_in_the_membrane123/Sanrio/ChibiMaru.jpg Similar to Chibimaru another non-talking Sanrio character]]). Sanrio later redesigned Cinnamoroll's body to look more human like in the mid 2000's and later made Cinnamoroll speak for the first time in a 2007 anime film "Cinnamon The Movie". He did talk in the "Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll" manga series in 2005.

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* During the early years of the then new Creator/{{Sanrio}} character Cinnamoroll, [[http://images2.fanpop.com/images/quiz/83000/83031_1225496508518_308_279.jpg Cinnamoroll would sometimes be seen sitting like an actual puppy]] [[http://images1.fanpop.com/images/photos/2300000/Cinnamoroll-cinnamoroll-2355283-294-236.jpg rather then standing up on two feet most of the time.]] [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness In an old Sanrio flash video made in 2002,]] Cinnamoroll (Then called "Baby Cinnamon")[[CharacterizationMarchesOn previously used to make Cinnamoroll making barking and howling noises]] ([[http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk203/insane_in_the_membrane123/Sanrio/ChibiMaru.jpg Similar to Chibimaru another non-talking Sanrio character]]). Sanrio later redesigned Cinnamoroll's body to look more human like in the mid 2000's and later made Cinnamoroll speak for the first time in a 2007 anime film "Cinnamon The Movie". He did talk in the "Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll" manga series in 2005.2005, and again in the 2007 anime film "Cinnamon The Movie".
10th Oct '16 5:45:37 PM Snicka
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* A large premise of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', which places a few characters from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' into a human like civilization. In the film the animals were natural wild animals with their anthro traits more limited or utilized for humor value. Granted, it varies. For example, Baloo and Louie are nearly identical to their ''Jungle Book'' forms outside being clothed, and in Baloo's case, he no longer has clawed hands. On the other hand, in ''Jungle Book'' Shere Khan was a four legged animal who only made subtle use of his "hands" similar to the ''Lion King'' examples; in ''Tale Spin'', he stands on his hind legs and is wears a business suit. All three characters have one thing in common, though: they want to get rich (or in Khan's case, rich''er'').

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* A large premise of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', which places a few characters from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' into a human like human-like civilization. In the film the animals were [[NearlyNormalAnimal natural wild animals animals]] with their anthro traits more limited or utilized for humor value. Granted, it varies. For example, Baloo and Louie Louie, a bear and an ape, are nearly identical to their ''Jungle Book'' forms outside being clothed, and in Baloo's case, he no longer has clawed hands. On the other hand, in ''Jungle Book'' Shere Khan was a four legged animal tiger who only made subtle use of his "hands" similar to the ''Lion King'' examples; in ''Tale Spin'', he stands on his hind legs and is wears a business suit. All three characters have one thing in common, though: they want to get rich (or in Khan's case, rich''er'').suit.
5th Oct '16 2:59:42 PM Drope
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* ''Franchise/DonkeyKong'' [[ZigzaggedTrope zigzags]] this trope depending on the work. In the original ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' and his guest appearance in ''VideoGame/PunchOut'' (Wii), he appears to be just a gorilla. In the ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' games (both the original trilogy and ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryReturns Returns]]''[=/=]''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze Tropical Freeze]]''), he displays more human-like intelligence, but still walks around in all fours like a typical gorilla. In the cartoon and ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', he is now bipedal and displays far more human-like mannerisms. In general, it appears that he becomes more beast-like whenever he is cast in an antagonistic role.
4th Oct '16 11:19:48 AM Snicka
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* Baby Po in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' is a NearlyNormalAnimal, unlike his adult form, which is a FunnyAnimal (of course, [[JustifiedTrope baby humans can't talk or walk on two legs either]], but baby Po's behavior more closely resembles a baby panda than a baby human).

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* Baby Po in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' is a NearlyNormalAnimal, unlike his adult form, which is a FunnyAnimal (of FunnyAnimal. [[note]]Of course, [[JustifiedTrope baby humans can't talk or walk on two legs either]], but baby Po's behavior more closely resembles a baby panda than a baby human).[[/note]]
4th Oct '16 11:18:45 AM Snicka
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* Baby Po in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' is a NearlyNormalAnimal, unlike his adult form, which is a FunnyAnimal.

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* Baby Po in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' is a NearlyNormalAnimal, unlike his adult form, which is a FunnyAnimal.FunnyAnimal (of course, [[JustifiedTrope baby humans can't talk or walk on two legs either]], but baby Po's behavior more closely resembles a baby panda than a baby human).
28th Aug '16 4:10:19 PM BunnyStar
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[[caption-width-right:322:It takes Arthur 22 years, from 1976 to 1998, to be able to see what he's drawing without having to smell it.]]

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[[caption-width-right:322:It takes Arthur 22 years, from 1976 to 1998, to be able to see what he's drawing writing without having to smell it.]]
11th Aug '16 10:38:32 PM Chaosenvoy
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* A large premise of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', which places a few characters from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' into a human like civilization. In the film the animals were natural wild animals with their anthro traits more limited or utilized for humor value. Granted, it varies. For example, Baloo and Louie are nearly identical to their ''Jungle Book'' forms outside being clothed. On the other hand, in ''Jungle Book'' Shere Khan was a four legged animal who only made subtle use of his "hands" similar to the ''Lion King'' examples; in ''Tale Spin'', he stands on his hind legs and is wears a business suit. All three characters have one thing in common, though: they want to get rich (or in Khan's case, rich''er'').

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* A large premise of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', which places a few characters from ''Disney/TheJungleBook'' into a human like civilization. In the film the animals were natural wild animals with their anthro traits more limited or utilized for humor value. Granted, it varies. For example, Baloo and Louie are nearly identical to their ''Jungle Book'' forms outside being clothed.clothed, and in Baloo's case, he no longer has clawed hands. On the other hand, in ''Jungle Book'' Shere Khan was a four legged animal who only made subtle use of his "hands" similar to the ''Lion King'' examples; in ''Tale Spin'', he stands on his hind legs and is wears a business suit. All three characters have one thing in common, though: they want to get rich (or in Khan's case, rich''er'').
10th Aug '16 3:40:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* This happened between adaptations of AngelinaBallerina where the first animated adaptation stuck to the books' designs of a MouseWorld with [[PartiallyCivilizedAnimal partially civilized animals]] inhabiting it. The later CGI series however showed them as PettingZooPeople within a much a more human analogous world as a result.

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* This happened between adaptations of AngelinaBallerina WesternAnimation/AngelinaBallerina where the first animated adaptation stuck to the books' designs of a MouseWorld with [[PartiallyCivilizedAnimal partially civilized animals]] inhabiting it. The later CGI series however showed them as PettingZooPeople within a much a more human analogous world as a result.
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