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* Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood''

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* Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood''''Disney/RobinHood'' is the story of ''Robin Hood'' but with anthropomorphic animal characters.



* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'''s universe is populated by Funny Animals but it stands out in that they're still very obviously animals. The series is full of FurryReminder's, with the very premise subverting CarnivoreConfusion. Kevin and Kell are an inter-species couple (wolf and rabbit) in a world where it's normal for anthropomorphic animals to hunt other anthropomorphic animals.

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* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'''s universe is populated by Funny Animals but it stands out in that they're still very obviously animals. The series is full of FurryReminder's, {{Furry Reminder}}s, with the very premise subverting CarnivoreConfusion. Kevin and Kell are an inter-species couple (wolf and rabbit) in a world where it's normal for anthropomorphic animals to hunt other anthropomorphic animals.



* ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' is no furry comic, but occasionally Max and Cecil have an appearance.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' is no not a furry comic, but occasionally Max and Cecil have an appearance.



* ComicStip/PopeyeTheSailor:

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* ComicStip/PopeyeTheSailor:ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}:
2nd Jul '16 9:49:36 AM Pichu-kun
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* One british lottery has a fox-man as a mascot.

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* One british British lottery has a fox-man as a mascot.



** In one manga adaptation, a story arc centers around the kitten of the very same Meowzie; she's found in a Poké Ball the gang purchases (unable to get captured herself, the mother pops her kitten into an unsold ball to ensure that whoever finds her will give her a good home). When Team Rocket, and thus Meowth, come around making trouble, Meowth meets this kitten and instantly sees her mother in her face and shining coin. Then she tells him it's creepy how he acts like he's a human. Oh heartbreak.

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** In [[Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu one manga adaptation, adaptation]], a story arc centers around the kitten of the very same Meowzie; she's found in a Poké Ball the gang purchases (unable to get captured herself, the mother pops her kitten into an unsold ball to ensure that whoever finds her will give her a good home). When Team Rocket, and thus Meowth, come around making trouble, Meowth meets this kitten and instantly sees her mother in her face and shining coin. Then she tells him it's creepy how he acts like he's a human. Oh heartbreak.



* {{Deconstructed}} by Rocket Raccoon in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''. He's a walking, talking raccoon that can stand on two legs and hold heavy weaponry [[spoiler: because he had multiple painful experiments performed on him]].
** [[spoiler: Also ComicBook/HowardTheDuck at the stinger.]]

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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'':
**
{{Deconstructed}} by Rocket Raccoon in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''.Raccoon. He's a walking, talking raccoon that can stand on two legs and hold heavy weaponry [[spoiler: because he had multiple painful experiments performed on him]].
** [[spoiler: Also ComicBook/HowardTheDuck [[spoiler:ComicBook/HowardTheDuck]] at the stinger.]]



* The penguins in ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' are an odd case; at times they uncomfortably straddle the line between penguins who can talk and penguin-people.
* Brian Griffin of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' usually falls squarely into this category, albeit with occasional TalkingAnimal moments (particularly in the first run of the series, where they were more frequent).
* The chickens in ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'' are difficult to categorise--the humans treat them just like any other chickens, but most of them wear at least one article of clothing and [[TheDitz the stupidest one]] is capable of knitting.
* The cast of ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' could be replaced by humans and it wouldn't make any difference at all. Well, except for Toby who is a dog.
* Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood''
* The cast of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. In particular, the characters use their animal attributes in their fighting styles, like Crane's wings or Po's [[KevLard body fat]]. Tigress and Tai Lung come the closest to crossing over into PettingZooPeople, but they are still distinctly feline.



%%* ''SonicTheHedgehog''

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%%* ''SonicTheHedgehog''* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' stars various FunnyAnimal characters who live alongside humans. Sonic's "animal friends" from the classic games are the exception (they're {{Partially Civilized Animal}}s).



%%* ''TyTheTasmanianTiger''

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%%* ''TyTheTasmanianTiger''''VideoGame/TyTheTasmanianTiger''









* Most of the "core" stars of the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts - WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}, and so on.
** [[WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup Pluto]] would be an exception, however; as Mickey's pet dog, he's a NearlyNormalAnimal.
* WesternAnimation/CountDuckula.
** Lampshaded in the WhosOnFirst episode:

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* Most of the "core" stars of the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts - WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}, and so on.
** [[WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup Pluto]]
on. WesternAnimation/{{Pluto|The Pup}} would be an exception, however; as Mickey's pet dog, he's a NearlyNormalAnimal.
* WesternAnimation/CountDuckula.
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WesternAnimation/CountDuckula. Lampshaded in the WhosOnFirst episode:



* The penguins in ''WesternAnimation/HappyFeet'' are an odd case; at times they uncomfortably straddle the line between penguins who can talk and penguin-people.



* The chickens in ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'' are difficult to categorise--the humans treat them just like any other chickens, but most of them wear at least one article of clothing and [[TheDitz the stupidest one]] is capable of knitting.



* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' both plays this straight and averts it with its main characters. Mordecai the bluejay might as well be a human, seeing as he doesn't eat like a bird, fly or do anything else birdlike. Rigby the [[RascallyRaccoon raccoon]], on the other hand, is shown to dig through trash and run on all fours, but otherwise acts almost as humanlike. ''Lampshaded'' in this conversation:

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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'':
** This is
both plays played this straight and averts it averted with its the main characters. Mordecai the bluejay might as well be a human, seeing as he doesn't eat like a bird, fly fly, or do anything else birdlike. bird-like. Rigby the [[RascallyRaccoon raccoon]], on the other hand, is shown to dig through trash and run on all fours, but otherwise acts almost as humanlike.human-like. ''Lampshaded'' in this conversation:



* The cast of ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' could be replaced by humans and it wouldn't make any difference at all. Well, except for Toby who is a dog.



* Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood''
* One-off antagonist Zeb (A zebra) from the original ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony'' cartoon. Rather jarring given that most of the cast are also equines, but are not anthropomorphized to the extent Zeb is.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales''. The characters may look like ''My Little Pony'' ponies, but their behaviors and concerns are human. You know you're dealing with a SliceOfLife show about human-like characters when the kids stand around discussing their problems with their parents as they wash the dinner dishes.

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* Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood''
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''Franchise/MyLittlePony'':
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One-off antagonist Zeb (A (a zebra) from the original ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony'' cartoon.''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends''. Rather jarring given that most of the cast are also equines, but are not anthropomorphized to the extent Zeb is.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales''. ** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales'': The characters may look like ''My Little Pony'' ponies, but their behaviors and concerns are human. You know you're dealing with a SliceOfLife show about human-like characters when the kids stand around discussing their problems with their parents as they wash the dinner dishes.



* Strangely WesternAnimation/PopeyeTheSailor encountered one of these in "The Hungry Goat". The short overall felt like more of a Creator/TexAvery cartoon than a Popeye cartoon.

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* Strangely WesternAnimation/PopeyeTheSailor ComicStip/PopeyeTheSailor:
** Popeye
encountered one of these in "The Hungry Goat". The short overall felt like more of a Creator/TexAvery cartoon than a Popeye cartoon.



* Although some of them dip near-ish the TalkingAnimal end of the spectrum sometimes, the cast of TuffPuppy is essentially this. Although they retain some animal like mannerisms (Dudley, a dog, has a superhuman sense of smell and an unfortunate habit of chewing his own butt, and his partner Kitty loses all self-control and star whenever she sees a mouse or a ball of string
* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' is straddles the line between this and TalkingAnimal, with a healthy dose of FurryConfusion for good measure. The main cast usually falls squarely into Funny Animal territory, though at times might slip into TalkingAnimal (Chip and Dale more than the others, as they will sometimes run on all fours like actual chipmunks. Monterey and Gadget almost never behave like actual mice). Most other rodents in the series are also portrayed fairly consistently as Funny Animal. Cats generally tread both sides, while dogs and almost everything else tend to be TalkingAnimal exclusively. FurryConfusion occurs with pretty much ''everything'', particularly [[NoCartoonFish fish]] and incidental or background characters.

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* Although some of them dip near-ish the TalkingAnimal end of the spectrum sometimes, the cast of TuffPuppy ''WesternAnimation/TuffPuppy'' is essentially this. Although they retain some animal like mannerisms (Dudley, a dog, has a superhuman sense of smell and an unfortunate habit of chewing his own butt, and his partner Kitty loses all self-control and star whenever she sees a mouse or a ball of string
* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' is straddles the line between this and TalkingAnimal, with a healthy dose of FurryConfusion for good measure. The main cast usually falls squarely into Funny Animal territory, though at times might slip into TalkingAnimal (Chip and Dale more than the others, as they will sometimes run on all fours like actual chipmunks. Monterey and Gadget almost never behave like actual mice). Most other rodents in the series are also portrayed fairly consistently as Funny Animal. Cats generally tread both sides, while dogs and almost everything else tend to be TalkingAnimal exclusively. FurryConfusion occurs with pretty much ''everything'', particularly [[NoCartoonFish fish]] and incidental or background characters.



* The cast of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. In particular, the characters use their animal attributes in their fighting styles, like Crane's wings or Po's [[KevLard body fat]]. Tigress and Tai Lung come the closest to crossing over into PettingZooPeople, but they are still distinctly feline.



* The main characters of ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'', They look like bears, they walk on four legs sometimes, and they live in a cave, but they otherwise act human. Most actual humans in the show don't see anything odd about this.
** Notable that they are, in fact, recognized as bears since they befriend Chloe after she studies them for her college project on bears. They've also been known to act like wild bears under times of stress, such as when Grizz decides they need to become more primal.

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* The main characters of ''WesternAnimation/WeBareBears'', They look like bears, they walk on four legs sometimes, and they live in a cave, but they otherwise act human. Most actual humans in the show don't see anything odd about this.
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this. Notable that they are, in fact, recognized as bears since they befriend Chloe after she studies them for her college project on bears. They've also been known to act like wild bears under times of stress, such as when Grizz decides they need to become more primal.
19th Jun '16 11:51:25 PM gewunomox
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* A third of the population of ''Literature/MetamorKeep'' is like this because of an unbreakable curse, though there have been other reasons such as [[VoluntaryShapeshifting other forms of magic]] and [[{{Lycanthropy}} being bitten a were critter]] for why they show up. The other two curses were [[FountainOfYouth being made several years younger]] [[OlderThanTheyLook and unable to age]] and [[GenderBender becoming the opposite sex]] though it's the funny animal curse that's the most common amongst the Keepers due to a mix of [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom the writers' preference]] and because [[MostWritersAreMale Most of the writers are Adult Cisgendered Males]]

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* A third of the population of ''Literature/MetamorKeep'' is like this because of an unbreakable curse, though there have been other reasons such as [[VoluntaryShapeshifting other forms of magic]] and [[{{Lycanthropy}} [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent being bitten a were critter]] for why they show up. The other two curses were [[FountainOfYouth being made several years younger]] [[OlderThanTheyLook and unable to age]] and [[GenderBender becoming the opposite sex]] though it's the funny animal curse that's the most common amongst the Keepers due to a mix of [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom the writers' preference]] and because [[MostWritersAreMale Most of the writers are Adult Cisgendered Males]]
15th May '16 3:34:01 PM Knight20
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* The Symbicort commercials mainly have wolves in the animated segments.
11th May '16 3:27:46 PM Generality
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* There's a couple examples in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', which stick out like sore thumbs among the overwhelmingly human/space alien cast.
** Oolong, an anthropomorphic pig.
** Puar probably also counts. They only stick out if you never saw or read the original ''Manga/DragonBall'', which was a much more light-hearted series and almost overflowing with Funny Animals as secondary and tertiary characters. ''Manga/DragonBall'' was originally based on ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', which had Zhu Bajie (known as "Cho Hakkai" in Japan and "Pig" or "Pigsy" in most English translations) and Sun Wukong (better known by his Japanese name "Son Goku") as two of the main characters-Oolong and Goku, only in their original forms.

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* There's a couple examples in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', which stick out like sore thumbs among the overwhelmingly human/space alien cast.
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cast. Notable characters include Oolong, an anthropomorphic pig.
** Puar probably also counts.
pig, Karin, a cat, and Puar, a shapeshifting cabbit (cat/rabbit mashup). Also, at one time it was shown the president of Earth was a dog. They only stick out if you never saw or read the original ''Manga/DragonBall'', which was a much more light-hearted series and almost overflowing with Funny Animals as secondary and tertiary characters. ''Manga/DragonBall'' was originally based on ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'', which had Zhu Bajie (known as "Cho Hakkai" in Japan and "Pig" or "Pigsy" in most English translations) and Sun Wukong (better known by his Japanese name "Son Goku") as two of the main characters-Oolong and Goku, only in their original forms.
30th Apr '16 8:28:51 PM Nemesis_QQ-Type
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* ''Disney/[[Zootopia]]'' is set in a world in which human evolution never occurred, so human evolutionary traits went to all other mammals instead.

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* ''Disney/[[Zootopia]]'' ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' is set in a world in which human evolution never occurred, so human evolutionary traits went to all other mammals instead.
30th Apr '16 8:26:50 PM Nemesis_QQ-Type
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* ''[[Disney/Zootopia]]'' is set in a world in which human evolution never occurred, so human evolutionary traits went to all other mammals instead.

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* ''[[Disney/Zootopia]]'' ''Disney/[[Zootopia]]'' is set in a world in which human evolution never occurred, so human evolutionary traits went to all other mammals instead.
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* ''[[Disney/Zootopia]]'' is set in a world in which human evolution never occurred, so human evolutionary traits went to all other mammals instead.
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** Notable that they are, in fact, recognized as bears since they befriend Chloe after she studies them for her college project on bears. They've also been known to act like wild bears under times of stress, such as when Grizz decides they need to become more primal.
15th Apr '16 4:00:32 PM Josef5678
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For characters who are somewhat between FunnyAnimal and PettingZooPeople there is the subtrope Borderline Petting Zoo People:
* Borderline PZP have a body that does not look simply like an animal-accented human body, nor does it keep the basic shape of the animal entirely like a FunnyAnimal. They look partly humanoid and partly like their species, often they have either humanoid legs and non-humanoid torso, humanoid torso and non-humanoid legs, or look semi-humanoid all over. Many [[TopHeavyGuy top heavy]] bipedal animal characters are of the humanoid torso and non-humanoid legs variety. Females are depicted with human-like breasts fairly often.

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For characters who are somewhat between FunnyAnimal Funny Animal and PettingZooPeople there is the subtrope Borderline Petting Zoo People:
* Borderline PZP have a body that does not look simply like an animal-accented human body, nor does it keep the basic shape of the animal entirely like a FunnyAnimal.Funny Animal. They look partly humanoid and partly like their species, often they have either humanoid legs and non-humanoid torso, humanoid torso and non-humanoid legs, or look semi-humanoid all over. Many [[TopHeavyGuy top heavy]] bipedal animal characters are of the humanoid torso and non-humanoid legs variety. Females are depicted with human-like breasts fairly often.



** Is lampshaded in one episode where a nameless human (Nicknamed Mr. Necktie) visits from out of town. And is bewildered that animals can walk and talk and tries to study them. (Despite it's been shown that FunnyAnimals are everywhere in that universe)

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** Is lampshaded in one episode where a nameless human (Nicknamed Mr. Necktie) visits from out of town. And is bewildered that animals can walk and talk and tries to study them. (Despite it's been shown that FunnyAnimals Funny Animals are everywhere in that universe)



** WesternAnimation/BugsBunny straddles the line between Funny Animal and Civilized Animal. He has been [[AnthropomorphicShift moving steadily towards the Funny Animal Camp over the years]]. In ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', he is almost completely a FunnyAnimal, with a large suburban house, a Prius, and a good income stream through royalties from his inventions. ''WesternAnimation/WabbitALooneyTunesProduction'' moves him back to being a CivilizedAnimal living in a hole in the ground.

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** WesternAnimation/BugsBunny straddles the line between Funny Animal and Civilized Animal. He has been [[AnthropomorphicShift moving steadily towards the Funny Animal Camp over the years]]. In ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'', he is almost completely a FunnyAnimal, Funny Animal, with a large suburban house, a Prius, and a good income stream through royalties from his inventions. ''WesternAnimation/WabbitALooneyTunesProduction'' moves him back to being a CivilizedAnimal living in a hole in the ground.
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