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19th Aug '17 5:10:23 AM Curiousconfusion
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' features heroes based on big cats, with the bad guy's main {{Mooks}} being an ape-man, a jackal-man, a vulture-man, and a nasty lizard-man.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats}}'' features heroes based on big cats, with the bad guy's main {{Mooks}} being an ape-man, a jackal-man, a vulture-man, and a nasty lizard-man. The BigBad Mumm-Ra gets his power from the Ancient Spirits of Evil, deities which resemble a hog, a crocodile, a bull and a vulture. In contrast, his counterpart on the side of good Mumm-Rana gets her power from the Ancient Spirits of Goodness, deities which resemble a horse, an otter, a goat and an ibis.
16th Aug '17 3:05:27 PM schoi30
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', generally you can tell by the species who's going to be an antagonist. There are a few exceptions, such as Jasiri and her family being good hyenas, and the old crocodile leader Pua being wise and kind, but in general if the animal is stereotyped as evil in real life it will cause trouble for the Lion Guard (except for [[BatOutOfHell bats]] and [[SnakesAreSinister pythons]], unusually). In the case of herbivores, however, all have been portrayed as good, including negatively-stereotyped ones like [[RhinoRampage rhinos]] and [[KillerGorilla gorillas]][[note]]This one is TruthInTelevision, as gorillas are {{Gentle Giant}}s in real life[[/note]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', generally you can tell by the species who's going to be an antagonist. There are a few exceptions, such as Jasiri and her family being good hyenas, and the old crocodile leader Pua being wise and kind, but in general if the animal is stereotyped as evil in real life it will cause trouble for the Lion Guard (except for (with the unusual exceptions of [[BatOutOfHell bats]] bats]], [[CreepyCrows ravens]], and [[SnakesAreSinister pythons]], unusually).pythons]]). In the case of herbivores, however, all have been portrayed as good, including negatively-stereotyped ones like [[RhinoRampage rhinos]] and [[KillerGorilla gorillas]][[note]]This one is TruthInTelevision, as gorillas are {{Gentle Giant}}s in real life[[/note]].
16th Aug '17 2:49:17 PM schoi30
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' raccoons, dogs, birds and cats are good whilst aardvark, pigs, rhinoceros and bears are bad (with the exception of aardvarks Cedric and Sophia, the {{Token Heroic Orc}}s of the series).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'' raccoons, dogs, birds and cats are good whilst aardvark, aardvarks, pigs, rhinoceros crocodiles, rhinoceroses and bears are bad (with the exception of aardvarks Cedric and Sophia, the {{Token Heroic Orc}}s of the series).
16th Aug '17 2:48:15 PM schoi30
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', generally you can tell by the species who's going to be an antagonist. There are a few exceptions, such as Jasiri and her family being good hyenas, and the old crocodile leader Pua being wise and kind, but in general if the animal is stereotyped as evil in real life it will cause trouble for the Lion Guard (except for [[BatOutOfHell bats]] and [[SnakesAreSinister pythons]], unusually). In the case of herbivores, however, all have been portrayed as good, including negatively-stereotyped ones like [[RhinoRampage rhinos]] and [[KillerGorilla gorillas]][[note]]This one is TruthInTelevision, as gorillas are {{Gentle Giant}}s in real life[[/note]].
28th Jul '17 3:24:20 PM rva98014
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* ''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. 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 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 being [[AmbitionIsEvil motivated by lust for power]] rather than species).]]

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* ''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. Wolves are threatening but have a crippling obsession with howling, sloths are slow but rather clever, and so on. All this is basically This turns out to be the whole point of the movie, what with [[FantasticRacism attitudes among sentient animals being a stand-in for human prejudices]]. Like social bias and prejudice]]. For the above ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', nearly all most part, the various characters are flawed but fundamentally good (or, at least, morally grey) and the main story-line is an attempt to resolve involves a mysterious HatePlague causing otherwise decent situation where predator animals are reverting to go rabidly insane. The lone their primitive, savage ways. Some exceptions are [[spoiler:a particularly trashy weasel (Disney really seems to want to hold on to this stereotype) stereotype), a vicious, crime lord shrew and a gang of criminal sheep (from the BigBad on down being [[AmbitionIsEvil motivated by lust for power]] rather than species).]]
19th Jul '17 12:48:47 PM LavonPapillon1
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See also GoodColorsEvilColors and DressCodedForYourConvenience for when you want to do this with [[MostWritersAreHuman Non-Non-Humans]]. See WhatMeasureIsANonCute and UnpleasantAnimalCounterpart. Whenever you expect the above codes to hold true, but they don't, you may be dealing with a KillerRabbit. For sub-tropes dealing with specific animals, look at the PleasantAnimalsIndex and the ScaryAnimalsIndex.

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See also GoodColorsEvilColors and DressCodedForYourConvenience for when you want to do this with [[MostWritersAreHuman Non-Non-Humans]]. See WhatMeasureIsANonCute and UnpleasantAnimalCounterpart. Whenever you expect the above codes to hold true, but they don't, you may be dealing with a KillerRabbit. For the circumstances that could have led to this trope, see GoodTamingEvilTaming. For sub-tropes dealing with specific animals, look at the PleasantAnimalsIndex and the ScaryAnimalsIndex.
11th Jul '17 3:20:11 PM Gideoncrawle
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* Disney/RobinHood has foxes, hens, rabbits, owls, mice, cats, dogs and turtles to be good, whilst Prince John is served by wolves, vultures, boars, rhinoceros and a snake. Lions seem to be mixed as King Richard is presented as good and Prince John as evil.

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* Disney/RobinHood ''Disney/RobinHood'' has foxes, hens, rabbits, owls, mice, cats, dogs and turtles to be good, whilst Prince John is served by wolves, vultures, boars, rhinoceros rhinoceroses, a crocodile and a snake. Lions seem to be mixed as don't follow the pattern, with King Richard is presented as good and Prince John as evil.evil, because [[KingOfBeasts they are royalty]] and so are operating under a different trope.
11th Jul '17 3:02:48 PM Gideoncrawle
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* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'': The mice were the good guys, the cats were the bad guys.
** Not ALL the cats. There were a few good ones.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'': The mice were are the good guys, and the cats were the are mostly bad guys.
** Not ALL the cats. There were a few good ones.
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31st May '17 11:33:13 PM SAMAS
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* ''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. 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 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 being [[AmbitionIsEvil motivated by lust for power]] rather than species).]]

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* ''Disney/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. 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 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 being [[AmbitionIsEvil motivated by lust for power]] rather than species).]]
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.
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