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4th Mar '17 4:56:58 PM rva98014
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* One of Nick's cons in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' involves his fennec partner Finnick dressing up in an elephant costume. It's not intended to be a believable disguise, but it's instead meant to garner sympathy from people by pretending that the adult Finnick is actually an adorable child with whimsical dreams of growing up to be an elephant. The trope is played much straighter during a gag near the end of the film, where a wolf police officer is preparing for an undercover mission by [[WolfInSheepsClothing donning a sheep costume]].

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* One of Nick's cons in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' involves his fennec partner Finnick Finnick, a fennec fox, dressing up as a child in an elephant costume. It's not intended to be a believable disguise, but it's instead meant costume to garner sympathy and allow them to purchase a Jumbo pop from people by pretending that the adult Finnick is actually an adorable child with whimsical dreams of growing up to be an elephant. elephant ice cream shop. The trope is played much straighter during a gag near the end of the film, where a wolf police officer is preparing prepares for an undercover mission assignment by [[WolfInSheepsClothing donning a disturbingly realistic sheep costume]].
8th Jan '17 6:38:43 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimic_octopus mimic octopus]] is able to impersonate a wide variety of different marine animals.
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18th Dec '16 2:10:25 AM Everdream
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* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'': Warren T. Rat (actually a [[CatsAreMean cat]] himself) dresses as a [[YouDirtyRat rat]] to fool the mice into buying into his protection racket against the cats. Oddly, he starts out freakishly small for a cat to make this work, but once he is revealed to be a cat he scales up to a normal cat size.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'': Warren T. Rat (actually a [[CatsAreMean cat]] himself) dresses as a [[YouDirtyRat rat]] to fool the mice into buying into his protection racket against the cats. Oddly, he starts out freakishly small for a cat to make this work, but once when he is revealed to be a cat he scales up to a normal cat size.size without explanation.
18th Dec '16 2:04:47 AM Everdream
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* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'': Warren T. Rat (actually a [[CatsAreMean cat]] himself) dresses as a [[YouDirtyRat rat]] to fool the mice into buying into his protection racket against the cats. He's able to do this because he's freakishly small for a cat.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'': Warren T. Rat (actually a [[CatsAreMean cat]] himself) dresses as a [[YouDirtyRat rat]] to fool the mice into buying into his protection racket against the cats. He's able to do this because he's Oddly, he starts out freakishly small for a cat.cat to make this work, but once he is revealed to be a cat he scales up to a normal cat size.
18th Dec '16 2:01:03 AM Everdream
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* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'': Warren T. Rat (actually a [[CatsAreMean cat]] himself) dresses as a [[YouDirtyRat rat]] to fool the mice into buying into his protection racket against the cats.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'': Warren T. Rat (actually a [[CatsAreMean cat]] himself) dresses as a [[YouDirtyRat rat]] to fool the mice into buying into his protection racket against the cats. He's able to do this because he's freakishly small for a cat.
18th Dec '16 1:59:49 AM Everdream
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* While ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' are not animals per se, Team Rocket's Meowth often disguises itself as other species of Pokémon. This once backfired when Ash used his [[MonsterCompendium Pokédex]] on him, blowing his cover when it described him as being a Meowth.

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* While ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' are not animals per se, Team Rocket's Meowth often disguises itself himself as other species of Pokémon. This once backfired when Ash used his [[MonsterCompendium Pokédex]] on him, blowing his cover when it described him as being a Meowth.
4th Dec '16 12:24:05 PM rafi
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* In the Creator/TexAvery cartoon "Little 'Tinker," near the end [[SmellySkunk B.O. Skunk]] tries to woo a female by painting his fur like a [[CunningLikeAFox fox]]. [[spoiler: The girl fox he meets turns out to actually be another skunk in disguise after they fall into a creek and their paint washes off. Cue CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as they kiss.]]
** "The Counterfeit Cat": A cat [[ItMakesSenseInContext rips the ears off a dog]] to deceive the bulldog who's guarding the canary he's after.



* In the half-hour animated television special based on the ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} comic strip, "Here Comes Garfield", Garfield and Odie are captured by the local dogcatcher and thrown into a [[PoundsAreAnimalPrisons dark and dreary cell]] with the other inmates. Among the delinquents is Weird Lonnie, a dog who tried to impersonate a moose (at least his head looks like a moose). Even after the escape attempt, Weird Lonnie's true face is never revealed.



* In ''TheLittleDrummerBoy'', Baba the lamb pretends to be a lion, a frog, and a [[MessyPig hog]]; Joshua the camel pretends to be an alligator and an elephant; and Samson the donkey pretends to be a caribou.
* In the Creator/TexAvery cartoon "Little 'Tinker," near the end [[SmellySkunk B.O. Skunk]] tries to woo a female by painting his fur like a [[CunningLikeAFox fox]]. [[spoiler: The girl fox he meets turns out to actually be another skunk in disguise after they fall into a creek and their paint washes off. Cue CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as they kiss.]]
** "The Counterfeit Cat": A cat [[ItMakesSenseInContext rips the ears off a dog]] to deceive the bulldog who's guarding the canary he's after.

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* In ''TheLittleDrummerBoy'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleDrummerBoy'', Baba the lamb pretends to be a lion, a frog, and a [[MessyPig hog]]; Joshua the camel pretends to be an alligator and an elephant; and Samson the donkey pretends to be a caribou.
* In the Creator/TexAvery cartoon "Little 'Tinker," near the end [[SmellySkunk B.O. Skunk]] tries to woo a female by painting his fur like a [[CunningLikeAFox fox]]. [[spoiler: The girl fox he meets turns out to actually be another skunk in disguise after they fall into a creek and their paint washes off. Cue CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming as they kiss.]]
** "The Counterfeit Cat": A cat [[ItMakesSenseInContext rips the ears off a dog]] to deceive the bulldog who's guarding the canary he's after.
caribou.



* In the second act of the ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'' episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E9HipsterTripster Hipster Tripster]]", Bogus disguises himself as a mouse (done by shaping his nose in the shape of a mouse snout and stretching his ears in the shape of mouse ears) in order to scare off an elephant at the zoo as a tactic to help himself to the elephant's peanut cache.



* In an episode of ''RockyAndBullwinkle'', Bullwinkle was in hiding and he hid out on a mink farm. When the criminal went to the mink farm, the moose hid in a mink pen and pretended to be a mink by squeaking and hopping on all fours.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' episode "Jeepers, It's the Creeper," a baby chick labors under the delusion that it is a dog after imprinting on Scooby.
** The episode "Never Ape an Ape Man" also has the Ape Man disguise himself with a [[LatexPerfection Scooby-Doo mask]] to put on a MirrorRoutine with the real Scooby.
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'':
** "The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off": Tom disguises himself as a female mouse, complete with [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics eyelashes, pink bow, and perfume]], because of course, nothing's sexier than your equivalent of the 50-foot woman. It works... too well. He attracts every male mouse in the vicinity. Rather than take advantage of the feast at his feet, he runs off when they start fighting each other. Just when he's safe from that, he finds that his zipper's stuck... and he's being noticed by ''[[CatsAreMean cats]]'' now.
** "Jerry and Jumbo": A baby elephant paints himself to look like a giant Jerry just to mess with Tom. Poor Tom goes completely over the edge when the elephant's mother gets in on the act.
** "Jerry's Nephew": Jerry disguises himself as a baby chick to smuggle his nephew Dinky out of a hen-house.
** "Little Runaway": To capture an escaped baby seal, Tom disguises himself as a seal. He is then mistaken for the escaped seal and captured.
** "Puttin' on the Dog": Tom disguises himself as a dog to catch Jerry in a dog pound, by simply wearing a hollow dog head from a statue as if it were a mask.
** "Flirty Birdy" has Tom donning probably one of the most [[PaperThinDisguise paper-thin disguises]] imaginable. When an eagle steals Jerry from Tom's hands, Tom disguises himself as a female bird to woo the eagle into handing the mouse over. Said disguise consists of lipstick, a party horn for a beak, a skirt, and a few feathers strapped to his rear. Regardless, the eagle is [[AttractiveBentGender instantly lovestruck]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit'' short "The Wrong Trousers'', the notorious rooster bank robber Feathers [=McGraw=] is really a [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguin]] with a red rubber glove on his head (whence the page image).
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheYearWithoutASantaClaus'', Vixen pretends to be a dog, even to the point of chasing a [[CuteKitten cat]].



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'', Bullwinkle was in hiding and he hid out on a mink farm. When the criminal went to the mink farm, the moose hid in a mink pen and pretended to be a mink by squeaking and hopping on all fours.



* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'':
** In the episode "Jeepers, It's the Creeper," a baby chick labors under the delusion that it is a dog after imprinting on Scooby.
** The episode "Never Ape an Ape Man" also has the Ape Man disguise himself with a [[LatexPerfection Scooby-Doo mask]] to put on a MirrorRoutine with the real Scooby.



* In the half-hour animated television special based on the ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} comic strip, "Here Comes Garfield", Garfield and Odie are captured by the local dogcatcher and thrown into a [[PoundsAreAnimalPrisons dark and dreary cell]] with the other inmates. Among the delinquents is Weird Lonnie, a dog who tried to impersonate a moose (at least his head looks like a moose). Even after the escape attempt, Weird Lonnie's true face is never revealed.
* In the second act of the ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'' episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E9HipsterTripster Hipster Tripster]]", Bogus disguises himself as a mouse (done by shaping his nose in the shape of a mouse snout and stretching his ears in the shape of mouse ears) in order to scare off an elephant at the zoo as a tactic to help himself to the elephant's peanut cache.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'':
** "The Brothers Carry-Mouse-Off": Tom disguises himself as a female mouse, complete with [[TertiarySexualCharacteristics eyelashes, pink bow, and perfume]], because of course, nothing's sexier than your equivalent of
the half-hour animated television special based 50-foot woman. It works... too well. He attracts every male mouse in the vicinity. Rather than take advantage of the feast at his feet, he runs off when they start fighting each other. Just when he's safe from that, he finds that his zipper's stuck... and he's being noticed by ''[[CatsAreMean cats]]'' now.
** "Jerry and Jumbo": A baby elephant paints himself to look like a giant Jerry just to mess with Tom. Poor Tom goes completely over the edge when the elephant's mother gets in
on the ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} comic strip, "Here Comes Garfield", Garfield act.
** "Jerry's Nephew": Jerry disguises himself as a baby chick to smuggle his nephew Dinky out of a hen-house.
** "Little Runaway": To capture an escaped baby seal, Tom disguises himself as a seal. He is then mistaken for the escaped seal
and Odie are captured by captured.
** "Puttin' on
the local dogcatcher and thrown into a [[PoundsAreAnimalPrisons dark and dreary cell]] with the other inmates. Among the delinquents is Weird Lonnie, Dog": Tom disguises himself as a dog who tried to impersonate catch Jerry in a moose (at least his dog pound, by simply wearing a hollow dog head looks like from a moose). Even after statue as if it were a mask.
** "Flirty Birdy" has Tom donning probably one of
the escape attempt, Weird Lonnie's true face most [[PaperThinDisguise paper-thin disguises]] imaginable. When an eagle steals Jerry from Tom's hands, Tom disguises himself as a female bird to woo the eagle into handing the mouse over. Said disguise consists of lipstick, a party horn for a beak, a skirt, and a few feathers strapped to his rear. Regardless, the eagle is never revealed.[[AttractiveBentGender instantly lovestruck]].
* In the second act of ''WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit'' short "The Wrong Trousers'', the ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'' episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E9HipsterTripster Hipster Tripster]]", Bogus disguises himself as notorious rooster bank robber Feathers [=McGraw=] is really a mouse (done by shaping [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguin]] with a red rubber glove on his nose in head (whence the shape of a mouse snout and stretching his ears in the shape of mouse ears) in order page image).
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheYearWithoutASantaClaus'', Vixen pretends
to scare off an elephant at the zoo as be a tactic to help himself dog, even to the elephant's peanut cache.point of chasing a [[CuteKitten cat]].
9th Oct '16 10:53:22 AM nombretomado
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If you are a duck on the make, or a RascallyRabbit trying to escape the hunters, or just a [[CanineCompanion dog]] that thinks it's "cute" to [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/DogInTurkeysClothing.jpg wear a turkey costume]] (or, at least, has an [[JerkAss owner]] who does), you have a good chance of turning into an '''Laconic/AssInALionSkin'''. This involves one animal (usually a FunnyAnimal) that attempts to [[DisguiseTropes pass as]] an animal of an ''entirely different species'', not simply of a different style or level of reality -- [[WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw Augie Doggie]] pretending to be TopCat, but ''not'' Augie Doggie pretending to be Doggie Daddy, Franchise/ScoobyDoo, WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}, [[ClassicDisneyShorts Pluto]], or [[HeroicDog Rin Tin Tin]]. Note also that the trope specifically excludes an animal dressed as or imitating a human being (or ''vice versa'').

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If you are a duck on the make, or a RascallyRabbit trying to escape the hunters, or just a [[CanineCompanion dog]] that thinks it's "cute" to [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/DogInTurkeysClothing.jpg wear a turkey costume]] (or, at least, has an [[JerkAss owner]] who does), you have a good chance of turning into an '''Laconic/AssInALionSkin'''. This involves one animal (usually a FunnyAnimal) that attempts to [[DisguiseTropes pass as]] an animal of an ''entirely different species'', not simply of a different style or level of reality -- [[WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw Augie Doggie]] pretending to be TopCat, but ''not'' Augie Doggie pretending to be Doggie Daddy, Franchise/ScoobyDoo, WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}, [[ClassicDisneyShorts [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Pluto]], or [[HeroicDog Rin Tin Tin]]. Note also that the trope specifically excludes an animal dressed as or imitating a human being (or ''vice versa'').



* It happens in a number of [[ClassicDisneyShort Classic Disney Shorts]]:

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* It happens in a number of [[ClassicDisneyShort Classic Disney Shorts]]:WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts:
10th Sep '16 8:19:52 PM FoominBlue
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* Purr-Tenders, a strange toyline about a gang of [[CuteKitten cats]] who realized they were the only animals who weren't getting adopted from a pet shop, so they disguised themselves as other animals (''i.e.'' dogs, parrots, [[CarnivoreConfusion mice...]])

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* Purr-Tenders, ''Toys/PurrTenders'', a strange toyline about a gang of [[CuteKitten cats]] who realized they were the only animals who weren't getting adopted from a pet shop, so they disguised themselves as other animals (''i.e.'' dogs, parrots, [[CarnivoreConfusion mice...]])
17th Jul '16 5:32:14 PM WileK209
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** "Double or Mutton": Sam the sheepdog disguises himself as a sheep stolen by Ralph the wolf.

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** "Double or Mutton": Sam the sheepdog disguises himself as a sheep stolen by Ralph the wolf.wolf (whom is [[DisguisedInDrag disguised as Little Bo Peep]], no less!)



** "I Got Plenty of Mutton": This World War Two-era short involves a male wolf disguising full-body as a [[AttractiveBentGender sexy shapely ewe]], to lure the sheepdog-like ram protecting the flock away from the rest of the sheep. The plan doesn't fully go well as he hoped, but the attracting bit [[GoneHorriblyRight works a bit too well]].



** The episode "Never Ape an Ape Man" also has the Ape Man disguise himself with a [[LatexPerfection Scooby-Doo mask]] to put on a MirrorRoutine with the real Scooby.



** "Puttin' on the Dog": Tom disguises himself as a dog to catch Jerry in a dog pound.

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** "Puttin' on the Dog": Tom disguises himself as a dog to catch Jerry in a dog pound.pound, by simply wearing a hollow dog head from a statue as if it were a mask.
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