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19th Sep '17 4:42:21 AM barberbarberjoe
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* Generally subverted in regards to making 3-D MMD (Miku Miku Dance) models of this type. Non-human models are more difficult and complex to make from scratch, let alone animate. A certain skill level and the right software are required to pull it off, so human models are more common.
14th Sep '17 7:38:08 AM TroperNo9001
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* Ilya Savchenko claims he even can't draw animals other than toucans. His works include parodies of ''[[http://toucan-house.com/ House M.D.]], [[http://acomics.ru/~depth-of-delusion The Matrix,]]'' and ''[[http://acomics.ru/~stoolmaster Lord of the Rings.]]'' With all characters [[EverythingIsBetterWithPenguins as toucans]]. (No translations, unfortunately.)

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* Ilya Savchenko claims he even can't draw animals other than toucans. His works include parodies of ''[[http://toucan-house.com/ House M.D.]], [[http://acomics.ru/~depth-of-delusion The Matrix,]]'' and ''[[http://acomics.ru/~stoolmaster Lord of the Rings.]]'' With all characters [[EverythingIsBetterWithPenguins as toucans]].toucans. (No translations, unfortunately.)
14th Jul '17 3:48:38 PM WillKeaton
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* Doc Nickel (artist for ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'') has explicitly stated that he used anthropomorphic animal characters because he couldn't draw humans for crap. According to several of his posts on the forums in August 2011, though, he was working on overcoming the problem with drawing humans, with more human characters being given actual details instead of undefined "floating bubbleheads", and [[http://the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1405.html the results]] [[http://the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1403.html were impressive]]. But a few months later he decided to drop humans altogether. He did use [[http://the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1481.html generic human faces]] to replace "the no-necks" when he retroactively coloured strips for winter and spring of 2012, but after that all one-shot characters have been anthropomorphic animals. Also of note is converting [[ThoseTwoGuys Larry and Daryl]] -- the no-necks who gained some depth over time -- to [[http://the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1853.html squirrels]].

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* Doc Nickel (artist for ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'') has explicitly stated that he used anthropomorphic animal characters because he couldn't draw humans for crap. According to several of his posts on the forums in August 2011, though, he was working on overcoming the problem with drawing humans, with more human characters being given actual details instead of undefined "floating bubbleheads", and [[http://the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1405.html the results]] [[http://the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1403.html were impressive]]. impressive.]] But a few months later he decided to drop humans altogether. He did use [[http://the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1481.html generic human faces]] to replace "the no-necks" when he retroactively coloured strips for winter and spring of 2012, but after that all one-shot characters have been anthropomorphic animals. Also of note is converting [[ThoseTwoGuys Larry and Daryl]] -- the no-necks who gained some depth over time -- to [[http://the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1853.html squirrels]].squirrels.]]
14th Jul '17 3:48:18 PM WillKeaton
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* Ilya Savchenko claims he even can't draw animals other than toucans. His works include parodies of [[http://toucan-house.com/ House M.D.]], [[http://acomics.ru/~depth-of-delusion The Matrix]], and [[http://acomics.ru/~stoolmaster Lord of the Rings]]. With all characters [[EverythingIsBetterWithPenguins as toucans]]. (No translations, unfortunately.)

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* Ilya Savchenko claims he even can't draw animals other than toucans. His works include parodies of [[http://toucan-house.''[[http://toucan-house.com/ House M.D.]], [[http://acomics.ru/~depth-of-delusion The Matrix]], Matrix,]]'' and [[http://acomics.''[[http://acomics.ru/~stoolmaster Lord of the Rings]]. Rings.]]'' With all characters [[EverythingIsBetterWithPenguins as toucans]]. (No translations, unfortunately.)
14th Jul '17 3:47:45 PM WillKeaton
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** [[http://lackadaisy.foxprints.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=184 Once in a]] [[http://www.lackadaisycats.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=218 while she also]] [[http://lackadaisy.foxprints.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=312 draws the cast]] [[http://lackadaisy.foxprints.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=328 as humans]].

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** [[http://lackadaisy.foxprints.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=184 Once in a]] [[http://www.lackadaisycats.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=218 while she also]] [[http://lackadaisy.foxprints.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=312 draws the cast]] [[http://lackadaisy.foxprints.com/exhibit.php?exhibitid=328 as humans]].humans.]]
14th Jul '17 3:47:17 PM WillKeaton
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* Subverted in Stan Sakai's ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo. Stan is perfectly capable of drawing recognizable and distinct humans - but his "furry" characters allow new readers to grasp the essentials of his regular cast very quickly and easily. The character Katsuichi is powerful, insightful and reserved, so he's [[KingOfBeasts a lion.]] [[TricksterArchetype Kitsune]] is fun-loving and cunning but essentially amoral, so she's a fox. Gen is fearless, powerful and easily angered, so he's a rhinoceros... and so on.

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* Subverted in Stan Sakai's ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo. ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo.'' Stan is perfectly capable of drawing recognizable and distinct humans - but his "furry" characters allow new readers to grasp the essentials of his regular cast very quickly and easily. The character Katsuichi is powerful, insightful and reserved, so he's [[KingOfBeasts a lion.]] [[TricksterArchetype Kitsune]] is fun-loving and cunning but essentially amoral, so she's a fox. Gen is fearless, powerful and easily angered, so he's a rhinoceros... and so on.
18th Jun '17 9:47:06 AM nombretomado
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* As WaltDisney sought to drastically improve [[ArtEvolution animation quality and standards]] in his cartoons throughout the 1930's and early 40's, this trope became apparent in full force. Far and away the best and most revered Disney animation of the period tends to be either animal characters such as WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}, the Disney/ThreeLittlePigs, [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} Jiminy Cricket]], Disney/{{Dumbo}} and Disney/{{Bambi}} or stylized caricatures of humans such as [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs the Seven Dwarfs]].

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* As WaltDisney Creator/WaltDisney sought to drastically improve [[ArtEvolution animation quality and standards]] in his cartoons throughout the 1930's and early 40's, this trope became apparent in full force. Far and away the best and most revered Disney animation of the period tends to be either animal characters such as WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse, WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck, WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}, the Disney/ThreeLittlePigs, [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} Jiminy Cricket]], Disney/{{Dumbo}} and Disney/{{Bambi}} or stylized caricatures of humans such as [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs the Seven Dwarfs]].
11th Jun '17 7:25:05 PM TonyG
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* A notable aversion is the work of Creator/{{UPA}} (United Productions of America). The founders of the studio wanted to avoid certain clichés of theatrical animation at the time, particularly talking animal characters, and so concentrated on creating human characters like WesternAnimation/MrMagoo and WesternAnimation/GeraldMcBoingBoing. [[LimitedAnimation Their stylized approach to design and movement]] helped somewhat to avoid the UncannyValley by making the humans highly caricatured.
29th May '17 11:16:37 AM nombretomado
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* WarnerBros WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, back in the day, had a lot more animal characters than humans. There were really only three recurring ones at the time: [[TokenHuman Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam and Granny.]]

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* WarnerBros Creator/WarnerBros WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, back in the day, had a lot more animal characters than humans. There were really only three recurring ones at the time: [[TokenHuman Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam and Granny.]]
13th Apr '17 6:49:24 AM jamespolk
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* ''WesternAnimation/WhenTheDayBreaks'': The animators went with barnyard animals after starting with humans but being unable to get a satisfactory look for the woman (the character that eventually became the pig).
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