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15th Sep '16 6:23:16 PM MagnusForce
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* ''ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars'': B-B-B-BERSERKER B-B-B-BABOON! The only thing Toads fear. With good reason.



* ''{{Babar}}'' has Zephyr the monkey as Babar's best friend. It occasionally features other monkeys and apes as well.
* Gorilla Grodd is a recurring villain on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' and Detective Chimp showed up in a teaser, but in ''one episode'', those two show up, ''plus'' Monsieur Mallah ''and'' Gorilla Boss join up with Grodd to form a group called G.A.S.P. (Gorillas and Apes Seizing Power) and turn everybody into monkeys. The episode's name? Gorillas In Our Midst!
* Spidermonkey from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin just what he sounds like]]; a monkey with {{Spider-Man}} powers. Though his species is called "Arachni''chimp''". His SuperMode in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' is apparently a gorilla with [[SpiderLimbs spider legs]].



* ''CampLazlo'' stars a monkey.

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* ''CampLazlo'' The '80s cartoon ''WesternAnimation/BionicSix'' had a robot ape. It wasn't part of the 'Six', it was more like a TeamPet/helper.
* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo''
stars a monkey.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' provides us with Simian 7, an entire planet populated by sapient monkeys and apes descended from Earth's genetic experiments. The show also had two primate characters - Guenter, a monkey with a hat designed by Professor Farnsworth that makes him as intelligent as a human, and Dr. Banjo, an orangutan zoo and museum curator who believed in "Creaturism", the 31st century version of Creationism.



* ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'' has the titular character. Who is a ChildProdigy and generally believes in ThePowerOfFriendship.
* A monkey participated in many of the Prometheus and Bob shorts on ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam''.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' uses a spider monkey (not to mention a whole cast of {{Funny Animal}}s) to spin the FishOutOfWater trope.

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* The half-hour film adaption of ''Literature/TheLittleEngineThatCould'' includes a monkey named Jeepers, an assistant to Rollo the Clown.
* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' has the excitable and [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny easily distracted]] Minka Mark, a cute pink female monkey.
* ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'':
** The second act of the episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E6BeachBlanketBogus Beach Blanket Bogus]]" showed Brattus having fun with an organ grinder's pet monkey.
** The episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E9HipsterTripster Hipster Tripster]]" featured a trio of monkeys who Bogus plays around with at the zoo in the first act, but in the second act, they turn into ManiacMonkeys when Bogus releases them from their cage. The first act also featured a gorilla who grabs up Bogus, but he was able to tickle the gorilla into letting him go.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' uses a spider monkey named Jake (not to mention a whole cast of {{Funny Animal}}s) to spin the FishOutOfWater trope.trope. There was also Winsor Gorilla, another of Adam's friends and the most intelligent of the bunch, and Mr. mandrill, the school's HippieCounsellor.
* ''WesternAnimation/NiHaoKaiLan'' has Hoho (a hyperactive monkey) as a regular character.
* The ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' opening theme mentioned "giving a monkey a shower." They [[OpeningShoutOut actually do this]] after getting stranded on a deserted island in "Swiss Family Phineas".
-->'''Candace:''' ''(incredulously)'' You're giving a monkey ''a shower''?!?\\
'''Ferb:''' [[BluntYes Yep, had to be done.]]



* Mr. Twitchy in ''WesternAnimation/RatedAForAwesome'' is the team's cameramonkey.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', the gang's favorite cartoon is ''Beany [=McChimp=]'', about an (apparently) anthrophomorphic monkey. The series is so popular, it has a live-action series, a video game, and tie-in bubble gum, "Beany [=McGum=]"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' had the Baboon as a recurring character.
* ''WesternAnimation/RocketMonkeys'' stars Gus and Wally, a [[ApesInSpace pair of dimwitted simian astronauts getting into various outer space shenanigans]].



* The enemies in ''WesternAnimation/SkunkFu'' are monkey {{ninja}}.

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* The enemies in ''WesternAnimation/SkunkFu'' are monkey {{ninja}}.{{ninja}}s.



* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Episode 026: "Monkey Fun". Featuring Titano (Trope Pic Relevant), it's basically an entire episode dedicated to this trope.



* Monsieur Mallah, mentioned up in Comics, also appeared in the fifth season of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' as TheDragon. Considering that the show was aimed at kids, no mention of his sexuality was made.
* ''WesternAnimation/TenkoAndTheGuardiansOfTheMagic'' had Kiddles the monkey.



* The Creator/WalterLantz cartoon characters Meany, Miny and Moe.



* ''ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars'': B-B-B-BERSERKER B-B-B-BABOON! The only thing Toads fear. With good reason.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' had the Baboon as a recurring character.
* A monkey participated in many of the Prometheus and Bob shorts on ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam''.
* Spidermonkey from ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin just what he sounds like]]; a monkey with {{Spider-Man}} powers. Though his species is called "Arachni''chimp''". His SuperMode in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' is apparently a gorilla with [[SpiderLimbs spider legs]].
* Monsieur Mallah, mentioned up in Comics, also appeared in the fifth season of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' as TheDragon. Considering that the show was aimed at kids, no mention of his sexuality was made.
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Episode 026: "Monkey Fun". Featuring Titano (Trope Pic Relevant), it's basically an entire episode dedicated to this trope.
* ''WesternAnimation/NiHaoKaiLan'' has Hoho (a hyperactive monkey) as a regular character.
* The '80s cartoon ''WesternAnimation/BionicSix'' had a robot ape. It wasn't part of the 'Six', it was more like a TeamPet/helper.
* Gorilla Grodd is a recurring villain on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' and Detective Chimp showed up in a teaser, but in ''one episode'', those two show up, ''plus'' Monsieur Mallah ''and'' Gorilla Boss join up with Grodd to form a group called G.A.S.P. (Gorillas and Apes Seizing Power) and turn everybody into monkeys. The episode's name? Gorillas In Our Midst!
* The Creator/WalterLantz cartoon characters Meany, Miny and Moe.
* ''{{Babar}}'' has Zephyr the monkey as Babar's best friend. It occasionally features other monkeys and apes as well.
* The ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' opening theme mentioned "giving a monkey a shower." They [[OpeningShoutOut actually do this]] after getting stranded on a deserted island in "Swiss Family Phineas".
-->'''Candace:''' ''(incredulously)'' You're giving a monkey ''a shower''?!?\\
'''Ferb:''' [[BluntYes Yep, had to be done.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TenkoAndTheGuardiansOfTheMagic'' had Kiddles the monkey.
* The half-hour film adaption of ''Literature/TheLittleEngineThatCould'' includes a monkey named Jeepers, an assistant to Rollo the Clown.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', the gang's favorite cartoon is ''Beany [=McChimp=]'', about an (apparently) anthrophomorphic monkey. The series is so popular, it has a live-action series, a video game, and tie-in bubble gum, "Beany [=McGum=]"
* Mr. Twitchy in ''WesternAnimation/RatedAForAwesome'' is the team's cameramonkey.
* ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'':
** The second act of the episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E6BeachBlanketBogus Beach Blanket Bogus]]" showed Brattus having fun with an organ grinder's pet monkey.
** The episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E9HipsterTripster Hipster Tripster]]" featured a trio of monkeys who Bogus plays around with at the zoo in the first act, but in the second act, they turn into ManiacMonkeys when Bogus releases them from their cage. The first act also featured a gorilla who grabs up Bogus, but he was able to tickle the gorilla into letting him go.
* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' has the excitable and [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny easily distracted]] Minka Mark, a cute pink female monkey.
* ''WesternAnimation/RocketMonkeys'' stars Gus and Wally, a pair of dimwitted simian astronauts (TruthInTelevision [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkeys_and_apes_in_space right here]]) getting into various outer space shenanigans.
* ''WesternAnimation/JuliusJr'' has the titular character. Who is a ChildProdigy and generally believes in ThePowerOfFriendship.
2nd Sep '16 9:12:17 AM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/SystemShock 2'' had monkeys with [[PsychicPowers cryokinesis and pyrokinesis]].

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* ''VideoGame/SystemShock 2'' ''VideoGame/SystemShock2'' had monkeys with [[PsychicPowers cryokinesis and pyrokinesis]].



* Monkeys have become the de facto mascots of the ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters'' game series. ''[=TimeSplitters=]: Future Perfect'' included [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot ninja monkeys, zombie monkeys, and cyborg monkeys]] (which the game describes as "Inevitable, really"). Multiplayer includes "Monkey Assistant" mode, in which the losing player is lent help by a pack of monkeys with rocket launchers.

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* Monkeys have become the de facto mascots of the ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters'' game series. ''[=TimeSplitters=]: Future Perfect''
** ''VideoGame/TimeSplittersFuturePerfect''
included [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot ninja monkeys, zombie monkeys, and cyborg monkeys]] (which the game describes as "Inevitable, really"). Multiplayer includes "Monkey Assistant" mode, in which the losing player is lent help by a pack of monkeys with rocket launchers.
31st Aug '16 6:00:58 PM MrNickelodeon
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[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* At the Ride/DisneyThemeParks:
** ''Ride/JungleCruise'' includes many primates, such as orangutans and gorillas; the latter of which is shown ransacking a camp site.
** ''[[Ride/TheHauntedMansion The Mystic Manor]]'' at Hong Kong Disneyland involves a mischevious monkey among the supernatural stuff.
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* Plans for ''[[Ride/TheHauntedMansion The Mystic Manor]]'' at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Hong Kong Disneyland]] involve a mischevious monkey among the supernatural stuff.
26th Aug '16 8:21:01 PM dsneybuf
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* Paul the Gorilla from TheNewElectricCompany.
** As well as Paul the Gorilla from the ''original'' TheElectricCompany. Companion of Jennifer of The Jungle. No, not ''that'' kind of companion...

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* Paul the Gorilla from TheNewElectricCompany.
** As well as Paul the Gorilla from the ''original'' TheElectricCompany.
''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' and [[Series/TheElectricCompany2009 its reboot]]. Companion of Jennifer of The Jungle. No, not ''that'' kind of companion...
26th Aug '16 5:47:12 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries "Do the words 'robot monkey' mean anything to you?"]][[note]]Honda being turned into a robot monkey in the virtual world[[/note]]

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** [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries "Do the words 'robot monkey' mean anything to you?"]][[note]]Honda being turned into you?"]][[note]]Honda/Tristan had his body stolen and his mind stuck in a tiny and adorable robot monkey in the virtual world[[/note]]



* In ''3000 Leagues to Find Mother'', Marco's older brother Tonio gives him a pet monkey named Amedio before he leaves to Argentina so he won't be completely alone. [[FunnyAnimal Amedio's]] antics tend to [[PluckyComicRelief add comedy]] to a rather melodramatic story.

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* In ''3000 Leagues to Find Mother'', Marco's older brother Tonio gives him a white and tiny pet monkey named Amedio before he leaves to Argentina so he won't be completely alone. Argentina. [[FunnyAnimal Amedio's]] antics tend to [[PluckyComicRelief add comedy]] to a rather melodramatic story.
story.
26th Aug '16 5:44:54 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''3000 Leagues to Find Mother'', Marco's older brother Tonio gives him a pet monkey named Amedio before he leaves to Argentina so he won't be completely alone. [[FunnyAnimal Amedio's]] antics tend to [[PluckyComicRelief add comedy]] to a rather melodramatic story.
23rd Aug '16 5:51:09 PM nombretomado
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* The UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Angels of Anaheim introduced an unofficial mascot in 2000 which they dubbed the "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rally_Monkey Rally Monkey]]". It began as a gag by two of the team's video board operators who would play a clip from ''AceVentura: Pet Detective'' of a white-haired capuchin monkey jumping up and down with the words "Rally Monkey" superimposed over it when the Angels were losing against the San Francisco Giants by one run in the bottom of the ninth. They then scored two runs to win the game. The Rally Monkey became so popular among fans that the Angels hired an ''actual'' monkey to shoot clips to be used in later seasons, and the Monkey made its reappearance in 2002, the year the Angels won the World Series (once again to San Francisco's chagrin).

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* The UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Angels of Anaheim introduced an unofficial mascot in 2000 which they dubbed the "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rally_Monkey Rally Monkey]]". It began as a gag by two of the team's video board operators who would play a clip from ''AceVentura: ''Film/AceVentura: Pet Detective'' of a white-haired capuchin monkey jumping up and down with the words "Rally Monkey" superimposed over it when the Angels were losing against the San Francisco Giants by one run in the bottom of the ninth. They then scored two runs to win the game. The Rally Monkey became so popular among fans that the Angels hired an ''actual'' monkey to shoot clips to be used in later seasons, and the Monkey made its reappearance in 2002, the year the Angels won the World Series (once again to San Francisco's chagrin).
3rd Aug '16 1:18:24 PM Fangusu
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* It is worth noting that this is ''most definitely not'' truth in television. Apes and monkeys may be cute and charming as babies, but when they mature they tend to become very aggressive and unpredictable; being much stronger than humans, and potentially carrying any number of deadly diseases, makes many adult primates ''very'' dangerous animals. This is why it is illegal to keep any primate as a pet in many countries.
** For countries where it isn't, ''it definitely should be.'' Especially for the larger primates. Zookeepers and wildlife experts assert that chimpanzees are among the most dangerous animals to work with. Programmed by evolution to have high levels of aggression and dominance, keeping one as a pet means that sooner or later the chimp will start challenging you in very subtle ways that an untrained person simply will not pick up. Then one day a switch in the monkeys' brain will get flipped and it will basically say to itself: "There's only room for one boss around here, ''and I'm pretty sure that I can take you.''"
** Averted with gorillas, who fall into the GentleGiant category despite their menacing appearance. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Harm them or their families, and they're just as capable of fucking you up as any other primate.]]
** Orangutans are similarly gentle, and probably the most intelligent of the primates. Like Gorillas though, you shouldn't press your luck with their goodwill.

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* It is worth noting that this is ''most definitely not'' ''almost never'' truth in television. Apes and monkeys may be cute and cute, charming and even harmless as babies, but when they mature reach adulthood they tend to become very aggressive aggressive, unpredictable and unpredictable; being much physically stronger than humans, and humans. They may even potentially carrying any carry a number of deadly diseases, diseases that can infect humans. This combination makes many adult non-human primates ''very'' dangerous animals. This is why it is illegal to keep any primate monkey or ape as a pet in many countries.
** For countries where it isn't, ''it definitely should be.'' Especially for the larger primates. Zookeepers and wildlife experts assert have stated that chimpanzees are among the most dangerous animals to work with. Programmed by evolution to have high levels of aggression and dominance, keeping one as a pet means that sooner or later the chimp will start challenging you in very subtle ways that an untrained person simply will not pick up. Then one day up on. One day, a switch in the monkeys' its brain will get flipped and it will basically say to itself: "There's only room for only one boss around here, ''and I'm pretty sure that I can take you.''"
** Averted with gorillas, who Gorillas and orangutans, however, are straight examples of this trope, as they both fall into the GentleGiant category despite their menacing appearance. appearances. [[BewareTheNiceOnes Harm If you harm them or their families, and they're just as capable of fucking you up as any other primate.]]
** Orangutans are similarly gentle, and probably the most intelligent of the primates. Like Gorillas
though, you shouldn't press your luck with their goodwill.will see why they have no natural predators.]]
1st Aug '16 5:48:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* The 2 directors of ''AmericanPie'' insisted on having a monkey in it somewhere as "any film with a monkey in it is twice as good as the same film without a monkey".

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* The 2 directors of ''AmericanPie'' ''Film/AmericanPie'' insisted on having a monkey in it somewhere as "any film with a monkey in it is twice as good as the same film without a monkey".
31st Jul '16 10:26:07 AM nombretomado
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This has long been noted by [[ComicBookTropes comic book authors]], who, during UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}, took every opportunity to insert, turn people into, or otherwise add gorillas to a superhero story. In fact, DCComics had a policy at the time limiting the number of "monkey" issues per month, to prevent everybody from doing it!

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This has long been noted by [[ComicBookTropes comic book authors]], who, during UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}, took every opportunity to insert, turn people into, or otherwise add gorillas to a superhero story. In fact, DCComics Creator/DCComics had a policy at the time limiting the number of "monkey" issues per month, to prevent everybody from doing it!



[[indent:80:Note that ''all'' the above examples are from DCComics. Around 1940, DC fell head-over-heels in love with gorillas and has never recovered.]]

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[[indent:80:Note that ''all'' the above examples are from DCComics.Creator/DCComics. Around 1940, DC fell head-over-heels in love with gorillas and has never recovered.]]



** Legend has it that this trend began when a DCComics executive noticed sales spikes during months where monkeys and/or apes were on the cover. Whether or not this is true is unknown, but Peter David, in the same foreword quoted above, insists that it's true, and even names the exec: Julius Schwartz, creator of [[TheFlash Barry Allen]] and [[Comicbook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]], among others.

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** Legend has it that this trend began when a DCComics Creator/DCComics executive noticed sales spikes during months where monkeys and/or apes were on the cover. Whether or not this is true is unknown, but Peter David, in the same foreword quoted above, insists that it's true, and even names the exec: Julius Schwartz, creator of [[TheFlash Barry Allen]] and [[Comicbook/GreenLantern Hal Jordan]], among others.
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