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8th Jan '16 12:52:58 PM nombretomado
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* Retconned in the ''{{Spellsinger}}'' novels: in the first one, Jon-tom is informed that most hoofed mammals aren't intelligent, but later books show these quadrupedal warmlanders talking and using tools designed to be grasped with lips.
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* Retconned in the ''{{Spellsinger}}'' ''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}'' novels: in the first one, Jon-tom is informed that most hoofed mammals aren't intelligent, but later books show these quadrupedal warmlanders talking and using tools designed to be grasped with lips.
5th Jan '16 1:34:10 PM VVK
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* Other dogs and cats in ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' usually go at all fours, but after Otto got fitted with a miniature uniform, he's stood mostly on two legs. A couple of times he's been shown going on a date with his date also walking on two legs, perhaps because it would have looked weirdly unequal otherwise.
4th Jan '16 2:30:21 PM PDL
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** At least, the theropods are.
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** At least, It gets a bit complicated. Bipedalism first developed in some Archosaur groups in the theropods are.Triassic. Among their descendants were the dinosaurs and the crocodilians. Many of these groups later reverted back to quadrupedal designs. Birds descended from a group that was exclusively bipedal.
4th Jan '16 2:18:36 PM Sharlee
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* Some lizards rise up on their hind legs when running very fast.
19th Aug '15 3:22:17 PM MarkLungo
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They are "humanized" more so that they're drawn with a [[CivilizedAnimal realistic]], [[FunnyAnimal semi-realistic, or simplified anatomy]], as opposed to the [[PettingZooPeople humanoid bodies]], [[HumanlikeHandAnatomy hands]], and]] [[HumanlikeFootAnatomy even feet]] like what some Creator/{{Disney}} characters and a few WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Tiny Toons]], and WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} characters have.
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They are "humanized" more so that they're drawn with a [[CivilizedAnimal realistic]], [[FunnyAnimal semi-realistic, or simplified anatomy]], as opposed to the [[PettingZooPeople humanoid bodies]], [[HumanlikeHandAnatomy hands]], and]] and [[HumanlikeFootAnatomy even feet]] like what some Creator/{{Disney}} characters and a few WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Tiny Toons]], and WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} characters have.
19th Aug '15 3:22:03 PM MarkLungo
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They are "humanized" more so that they're drawn with a [[CivilizedAnimal realistic]], [[FunnyAnimal semi-realistic, or simplified anatomy]], as opposed to the [[PettingZooPeople humanoid bodies, hands, and]] [[HumanlikeFootAnatomy even feet]] like what some Creator/{{Disney}} characters and a few WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Tiny Toons]], and WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} characters have.
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They are "humanized" more so that they're drawn with a [[CivilizedAnimal realistic]], [[FunnyAnimal semi-realistic, or simplified anatomy]], as opposed to the [[PettingZooPeople humanoid bodies, hands, bodies]], [[HumanlikeHandAnatomy hands]], and]] [[HumanlikeFootAnatomy even feet]] like what some Creator/{{Disney}} characters and a few WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Tiny Toons]], and WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} characters have.
19th Aug '15 8:26:15 AM Absoltheharbinger
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In a realistic scenario, this would make sense - not only does it require much more brain power to balance and coordinate a bipedal body, but it also frees up the front limbs for grasping and, later on in evolution, tool use.
12th Aug '15 3:10:28 PM rcmerod52
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** Similarly, ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'' has the normally bipedal Dry Bones depicted as being quadrupedal, though this might be {{justified|Trope}} by them being Beanbean Kingdom Dry Bones and not Mushroom Kingdom Dry Bones.
12th Jul '15 8:58:00 AM Prfnoff
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* Very visible in the ''{{Garfield}}'' comics: the protagonist originally was drawn walking on all four, then switched to walking like a human as he came to be depicted increasingly [[AudienceSurrogate human-like]] (to the point where he is hardly ever seen not walking upright these days). By comparison his pal [[DogsAreDumb Odie the dog]] still rarely ever assumes a two-legged stance. * Snoopy from the ''{{Peanuts}}'' comics, movies, and TV specials usually stands on two legs, except for the earliest comics. ** Jim Davis of ''{{Garfield}}'' fame admits it was Charles Schulz who taught him how to design both four- and two-legged posture for an animal character.
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* Very visible in the ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' comics: the protagonist originally was drawn walking on all four, then switched to walking like a human as he came to be depicted increasingly [[AudienceSurrogate human-like]] (to the point where he is hardly ever seen not walking upright these days). By comparison his pal [[DogsAreDumb Odie the dog]] still rarely ever assumes a two-legged stance. * Snoopy from the ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' comics, movies, and TV specials usually stands on two legs, except for the earliest comics. ** Jim Davis of ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' fame admits it was Charles Schulz who taught him how to design both four- and two-legged posture for an animal character.

* ''TheFarSide'' had quadrupeds walking upright as often as it had them on all fours. ** The ''{{Barnyard}}'' example may have been InspiredBy a FarSide comic where cows were standing up until a spotter shouted "CAR!" Then they went down to four legs when a car went by, after which they went back to standing.
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* ''TheFarSide'' ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' had quadrupeds walking upright as often as it had them on all fours. ** The ''{{Barnyard}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Barnyard}}'' example may have been InspiredBy a FarSide ''Far Side'' comic where cows were standing up until a spotter shouted "CAR!" Then they went down to four legs when a car went by, after which they went back to standing.
10th Jun '15 10:14:10 AM Willbyr
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-->''"It walks... like a '''''man!'''''"''
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-->''"It ->''"It walks... like a '''''man!'''''"''

* {{Heathcliff}} was shown on two legs quite a few times. So were Belvedere and the pig in another Jim Davis strip, ''U.S. Acres''.
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* {{Heathcliff}} ComicStrip/{{Heathcliff}} was shown on two legs quite a few times. So were Belvedere and the pig in another Jim Davis strip, ''U.S. Acres''.
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