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17th May '17 11:04:13 AM OtterFish
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* ''ComicBook/{{Maus}}'': The cats (Nazis) are bad, mice (Jews) are good. There are good and bad Polish pigs. Americans are portrayed as dogs while other animals appear (British appear as fish, Swedes as reindeer and a gypsy as a moth) Subverted however in that all Germans are cats, Nazi or otherwise. The nice German lady married to a Jewish mouse is still a striped cat (and their children are mice with tiger-stripes).

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* ''ComicBook/{{Maus}}'': The cats (Nazis) [[CatsAreMean are bad, bad]], and the mice (Jews) [[NiceMice are good.good]]. There are good and bad Polish pigs. Americans are portrayed as dogs while other dogs. Other animals appear with varying attributes (British appear as fish, Swedes as reindeer reindeer, and a gypsy as a moth) moth). Subverted however somewhat, however, in that all ''all'' Germans are cats, Nazi or otherwise. The nice German lady married to a Jewish mouse is still a striped cat (and their children are [[MixAndMatchChildren mice with tiger-stripes).tiger-like stripes]]).
** The German versus non-German distinction notably breaks down in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Maus_volume_2_page_50_panels_3-4.png this panel]], where the protagonist mentions how the Nazis tormented other Germans, with a character portrayed simultaneously as both cat ''and'' mouse.
17th May '17 10:53:16 AM OtterFish
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* Inverted with ''Disney/TheLionKing''. The BigBad is a lion, but his species is generally presented as good. [[TheHyena Hyenas]], meanwhile, are [[DesignatedVillain ostensibly bad guys]], but it's because they're being starved to death. Individual hyenas come across as [[LaughablyEvil]].

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* Inverted with ''Disney/TheLionKing''. The BigBad is a lion, but his species is generally presented as good. [[TheHyena Hyenas]], meanwhile, are [[DesignatedVillain ostensibly bad guys]], but it's because they're being starved to death. Individual hyenas come across as [[LaughablyEvil]].LaughablyEvil.



* ''Film/OverTheHedge'' centers around a group of woodland friends that mixes species usually seen in a more negative light (porcupines, possums, a raccoon, and a skunk) and more positive light (a turtle and a squirrel) together. Pets are also shown sympathetically. The only animal that's intimidating or anything is a big black bear that's got every reason to be pissed off (somebody broke into his home, woke him up, ''and'' tried to steal his food).

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* ''Film/OverTheHedge'' ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'' centers around a group of woodland friends that mixes species usually seen in a more negative light (porcupines, possums, a raccoon, and a skunk) and more positive light (a turtle and a squirrel) together. Pets are also shown sympathetically. The only animal that's intimidating or anything is a big black bear that's got every reason to be pissed off (somebody broke into his home, woke him up, ''and'' tried to steal his food).



** There were a couple other exceptions, such as the searat who reformed in ''The Bellmaker'' and the traitor shrew in ''Marlfox''. But for the most part, yeah, it was Good Species/ Evil Species.

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** There were a couple other exceptions, such as the searat who reformed in ''The Bellmaker'' and the traitor shrew in ''Marlfox''. But for the most part, yeah, it was Good Species/ Species versus Evil Species.



** The Anime features an episode where Ash's Pokémon and Team Rocket's Pokémon are both stranded on a tropical island. It's revealed that Ekans and Koffing are actually quite friendly when they're not busy trying to capture Pikachu and were [[JustFollowingOrders just trying to make their trainers happy.]] In fact, it's only Meowth that's willingly evil.

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** The Anime features an episode where Ash's Pokémon and Team Rocket's Pokémon are both stranded on a tropical island. It's revealed that Ekans and Koffing are actually quite friendly when they're not busy trying to capture Pikachu and were [[JustFollowingOrders just trying to make their trainers happy.]] In fact, it's only Meowth that's willingly evil.evil (although he's sometimes [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold a jerk with sympathetic qualities]] rather than an outright antagonist, particularly since he's usually LaughablyEvil).
17th May '17 10:42:51 AM OtterFish
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* Inverted with ''Disney/TheLionKing''. The BigBad is a lion, and his species is generally presented as good. [[TheHyena Hyenas]], meanwhile, are [[DesignatedVillain ostensibly bad guys]], but it's because they're being starved to death.
* ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'': Ants are good, grasshoppers are bad.
* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', with villainous wolves and crocodiles in an ImagineSpot and rabbits, pigs and ducks for civilians... actually, any species that doesn't have more than two specimens is destined to stand out, for better or worse. The villain, however, is a snow leopard.

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* Inverted with ''Disney/TheLionKing''. The BigBad is a lion, and but his species is generally presented as good. [[TheHyena Hyenas]], meanwhile, are [[DesignatedVillain ostensibly bad guys]], but it's because they're being starved to death.
death. Individual hyenas come across as [[LaughablyEvil]].
* ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'': Ants are good, grasshoppers good. Grasshoppers are bad.
bad. A bunch of other insects, such as flies, a ladybug, a mosquito, etc, appear and have their traits [[PlayedForLaughs used for gags]].
* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', with villainous wolves and crocodiles in an ImagineSpot and rabbits, pigs and ducks for civilians... actually, any species that doesn't have more than two specimens is destined to stand out, for better or worse. The villain, however, is a snow leopard. His motivation is borne out of psychological resentment rather than anything to do with species, and animals tend to pretty much get along.



* ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'': Owls are evil, all other animals are good.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'' and its source novel, ''Literature/MrsFrisbyAndTheRatsOfNIMH'', averted this for the most part; rats were both good and bad guys, the owl was terrifying but also wise and helpful if you dared to approach him, and the crow is not at all evil. However, Dragon is a prime example of CatsAreMean.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'': Owls are evil, all evil to the point of having vampiric weakness to sunlight. All other animals are good.
good. Some of them have obnoxious tenancies, though.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'' and its source novel, ''Literature/MrsFrisbyAndTheRatsOfNIMH'', averted this for the most part; rats part. Rats were both good and bad guys, the owl was terrifying but also wise and helpful if you dared to approach him, and the crow is not at all evil. However, Dragon is a prime example of CatsAreMean.



* Hillariously inverted in Soviet Russian series ''Animation/LeopoldTheCat''. A kind, peaceful and artsy Leopold is harassed by two mice bullies, who set traps and perform brutal practical jokes on him. In most cases, they're just a petty nuisance, given that Leopold is several times larger, older and wiser. Having a Jesus level in forgiveness, Leopold occasionally even saves the mice.
* In the wizard duel scene of ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', Madam Mim turns mostly into traditionally evil animals like a crocodile, a cat, a fox, a rhinoceros, a snake and a dragon (although an elephant and a chicken are also thrown in the mix), while Merlin turns into traditionally good ones like a tortoise, a mouse, a rabbit, a caterpillar and a walrus (the only forms that actually have weapons are a crab and a goat).

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* Hillariously Hilariously inverted in Soviet the Soviet-era Russian series ''Animation/LeopoldTheCat''. A kind, peaceful and artsy Leopold is harassed by two mice bullies, who set traps and perform brutal practical jokes on him. In most cases, they're just a petty nuisance, given that Leopold is several times larger, older and wiser. Having a Jesus level in forgiveness, Leopold occasionally even saves the mice.
* In the wizard duel scene of ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', Madam Mim turns mostly into traditionally evil animals like a crocodile, a cat, a fox, a rhinoceros, a snake and a dragon (although an elephant and a chicken are also thrown in the mix), while mix). Merlin turns into traditionally good ones like a tortoise, a mouse, a rabbit, a caterpillar and a walrus (the only forms that actually have weapons are a crab and a goat).



* ''Film/OverTheHedge'' centers around a group of woodland friends that mixes species usually seen in a more negative light (porcupines, possums, a raccoon, and a skunk) and more positive light (a turtle and a squirrel) together. Pets are also shown sympathetically. The only animal that's intimidating or anything is a big black bear that's got every reason to be pissed off (somebody broke into his home, woke him up, ''and'' tried to steal his food).



* ''Film/Zootopia'' takes traditional Disney animal stereotypes in film and plays around with them in a way that subverts them as often as plays them straight. Doing so is basically the whole point of the movie, what with [[FantasticRacism attitudes among sentient animals being a stand-in for human prejudices]]. Like the above ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'',nearly all characters are flawed but fundamentally good (or, at least, morally grey) and the main story-line is an attempt to resolve a mysterious HatePlague causing otherwise decent animals to go rabidly insane. The lone exceptions are [[spoiler:a particularly trashy weasel (Disney really seems to want to hold on to this stereotype) and a gang of criminal sheep (from the BigBad on down, shown as motivated by power rather than species).]]

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* ''Film/Zootopia'' ''Disney/Zootopia'' takes traditional Disney animal stereotypes in film and plays around with them in a way that subverts them as often as plays them straight. Doing Wolves are threatening but have a crippling obsession with howling, sloths are slow but rather clever, and so on. All this is basically the whole point of the movie, what with [[FantasticRacism attitudes among sentient animals being a stand-in for human prejudices]]. Like the above ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'',nearly ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', nearly all characters are flawed but fundamentally good (or, at least, morally grey) and the main story-line is an attempt to resolve a mysterious HatePlague causing otherwise decent animals to go rabidly insane. The lone exceptions are [[spoiler:a particularly trashy weasel (Disney really seems to want to hold on to this stereotype) and a gang of criminal sheep (from the BigBad on down, shown as down being [[AmbitionIsEvil motivated by power lust for power]] rather than species).]]
17th May '17 10:20:39 AM OtterFish
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* Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit, weasels are evil and servers of the BigBad, all other animals are presented as good (though in some cases very mischievous), notice that all animals in this movie, except for two ancillary real animals (a real horse in the background of the scene where Eddie and Dolores are outside talking and a real dog being walked by a person that are both seen for a few seconds), are animated and supposed to be toons in-universe.

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* Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit, ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' is an interesting case. While weasels are portrayed as uniformly evil and servers of serve the malicious BigBad, all other animals are presented as basically good (though in (although some cases very mischievous), notice mischievous, but then it's to be expected in a film running on RuleOfFunny). An important factor is that all animals of them in this movie, except for two ancillary real animals (a real horse in the background of the scene where Eddie and Dolores are outside talking and a real dog being walked by a person that are both seen for a few seconds), are animated and supposed to be toons in-universe.
* ''Film/Zootopia'' takes traditional Disney animal stereotypes in film and plays around with them in a way that subverts them as often as plays them straight. Doing so is basically the whole point of the movie, what with [[FantasticRacism attitudes among sentient animals being a stand-in for human prejudices]]. Like the above ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'',nearly all characters are flawed but fundamentally good (or, at least, morally grey) and the main story-line is an attempt to resolve a mysterious HatePlague causing otherwise decent animals to go rabidly insane. The lone exceptions are [[spoiler:a particularly trashy weasel (Disney really seems to want to hold on to this stereotype) and a gang of criminal sheep (from the BigBad on down, shown as motivated by power rather than species).]]
8th Apr '17 6:13:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''RockADoodle'': Owls are evil, all other animals are good.

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* ''RockADoodle'': ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle'': Owls are evil, all other animals are good.
8th Apr '17 1:00:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Redwall}}'' played this to a T. The few exceptions were Gingivere and his descendant Julian, who were both good cats, and Veil, who was possibly slightly maybe good. A couple of birds of prey who would normally eat mice and other small rodents had their turn on the side of good, too. But apart from the few notable exceptions, even Deyna in ''Taggerung'', who was raised to be evil's champion, wound up being good because he was an otter.

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* ''{{Redwall}}'' ''{{Literature/Redwall}}'' played this to a T. The few exceptions were Gingivere and his descendant Julian, who were both good cats, and Veil, who was possibly slightly maybe good. A couple of birds of prey who would normally eat mice and other small rodents had their turn on the side of good, too. But apart from the few notable exceptions, even Deyna in ''Taggerung'', who was raised to be evil's champion, wound up being good because he was an otter.
28th Mar '17 10:12:24 PM EdnaWalker
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* Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit, weasels are evil and servers of the BigBad, all other animals are presented as good (though in some cases very mischievous), notice that all animals in this movie are suppose to be toons in-universe.

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* Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit, weasels are evil and servers of the BigBad, all other animals are presented as good (though in some cases very mischievous), notice that all animals in this movie movie, except for two ancillary real animals (a real horse in the background of the scene where Eddie and Dolores are suppose outside talking and a real dog being walked by a person that are both seen for a few seconds), are animated and supposed to be toons in-universe.
2nd Feb '17 1:12:48 AM schoi30
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* PlayedWith the humanoid bird characters in ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}: Nobita and the Winged Braves''. The heroes and civilians are all species usually portrayed as good (eagles, owls, ducks, ostriches, penguins, pelicans, cranes, etc.) while the antagonists are a vulture, a falcon, and crows. Downplayed in that said antagonists are more of [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well-Intentioned Extremists]] that believe [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans are a menace to birds]], and the vulture receives some sympathy for being shot in the wing and rendered flightless.

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* PlayedWith the humanoid bird characters in ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}: Nobita and the Winged Braves''. The heroes and civilians are all species usually portrayed as good (eagles, owls, ducks, ostriches, penguins, pelicans, cranes, etc.) while the antagonists are a vulture, a falcon, and crows. Downplayed in that said antagonists are more of [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well-Intentioned Extremists]] that believe [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters [[HumansAreCthulhu humans are a menace to birds]], and the vulture receives some sympathy for being shot in the wing and rendered flightless.
2nd Feb '17 1:08:51 AM schoi30
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Some animals, like [[PrettyButterflies butterflies]], dolphins, deer, [[PlayfulOtter otters]], [[PandaingToTheAudience pandas]], [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguins]], [[NiceMice mice]], and [[EverythingsPreciousWithPuppies dogs]] (aside from a few breeds), are usually portrayed as good, friendly, or nice. Some animals, like [[ThreateningShark sharks]], [[SnakesAreSinister snakes]], [[SpidersAreScary spiders]], [[BatOutOfHell bats]], and [[YouDirtyRat rats]] are usually just portrayed as bad, mean, or evil. Others animals that typecast as bad, like cats, ducks, parrots, and wolves, can just as easily be either/or in stories. Some animals, like bears, bees, pigs, rabbits and hares, monkeys, foxes, owls, and birds of prey (hawks, eagles, and falcons), can be either/or.

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Some animals, like [[PrettyButterflies butterflies]], dolphins, deer, [[FriendlyPlayfulDolphin dolphins]], [[TheMarvelousDeer deer]], [[PlayfulOtter otters]], [[PandaingToTheAudience pandas]], [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguins]], [[NiceMice mice]], [[TurtlePower turtles]] (except for maybe snapping turtles), and [[EverythingsPreciousWithPuppies dogs]] (aside from a few breeds), are usually portrayed as good, friendly, or nice. Some animals, like [[ThreateningShark sharks]], [[SnakesAreSinister snakes]], [[SpidersAreScary spiders]], [[BatOutOfHell bats]], and [[YouDirtyRat rats]] are usually just portrayed as bad, mean, or evil. Others animals that typecast as bad, like cats, ducks, parrots, and wolves, can just as easily be either/or in stories. Some animals, like bears, bees, pigs, rabbits and hares, monkeys, foxes, owls, and birds of prey (hawks, eagles, and falcons), can be either/or.
2nd Feb '17 1:06:36 AM schoi30
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* Evident with the humanoid bird characters in ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}: Nobita and the Winged Braves''. The heroes and civilians are all species usually portrayed as good (eagles, owls, ducks, ostriches, penguins, pelicans, cranes, etc.) while the antagonists are a vulture, a falcon, and crows. Downplayed in that said antagonists are more of [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well-Intentioned Extremists]] that believe [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans are a menace to birds]], and the vulture receives some sympathy for being shot in the wing and rendered flightless.

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* Evident with PlayedWith the humanoid bird characters in ''Manga/{{Doraemon}}: Nobita and the Winged Braves''. The heroes and civilians are all species usually portrayed as good (eagles, owls, ducks, ostriches, penguins, pelicans, cranes, etc.) while the antagonists are a vulture, a falcon, and crows. Downplayed in that said antagonists are more of [[WellIntentionedExtremist Well-Intentioned Extremists]] that believe [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters humans are a menace to birds]], and the vulture receives some sympathy for being shot in the wing and rendered flightless.
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