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13th Apr '18 5:31:42 PM DisneyFan94
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* Disney's version of ''Disney/PeterPan'' skirts this trope. There are North American and African animals living on the same continent, and also presumably within a few miles of each other -- and in their native habitats, too. They (partly) justify it by implying (during Peter and the kids' flight from London) that Neverland exists in a separate solar system and thus is a different planet (which makes the pirates and the Indians examples of FantasyCounterpartCulture). At least the crocodile doesn't stick out too badly, since crocodiles ''are'' found in the Caribbean, which is the kind of place you'd expect to encounter folks like Captain Hook and his crew.

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* Disney's version of ''Disney/PeterPan'' skirts this trope. There are North American animals such as grizzly bears and African animals such as hippopotamuses, monkeys and rhinoceroses, living on the same continent, and also presumably within a few miles of each other -- and in their native habitats, too. They (partly) justify it by implying (during Peter and the kids' flight from London) that Neverland exists in a separate solar system and thus is a different planet (which makes the pirates and the Indians examples of FantasyCounterpartCulture). At least the crocodile doesn't stick out too badly, since crocodiles ''are'' found in the Caribbean, which is the kind of place you'd expect to encounter folks like Captain Hook and his crew. The sequel ''Return to Neverland'' also has lions and elephants on Neverland as well,
10th Apr '18 4:55:42 PM Lymantria
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* Used for comedic effect at the beginning of ''Film/{{UHF}}''.

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* %%* Used for comedic effect at the beginning of ''Film/{{UHF}}''.''Film/{{UHF}}''.
%% I'm commenting this out until someone adds the animals and locations in question.
8th Apr '18 10:47:55 PM JoeMerl
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* {{Justified}} in ''Webcomic/WildeLife,'' where this is used to indicate that the animal in question is supernatural. First, [[WeirdnessMagnet Oscar]] finds what looks like a wolf on his doorstep, despite wolves not living in Oklahoma--instead, it's a ''werewolf.'' (Well, [[TotallyNotAWerewolf more or less]].) At the end of the same chapter, Oscar says that he saw a (talking) bear, and [[AloofAlly Cliff]], the same werewolf from before, dismissively says that [[ArbitrarySkepticism bears don't live in Oklahoma]].
7th Apr '18 10:39:34 AM igordebraga
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* For another bird in the wrong region, ''Westernanimation/{{Rio 2}}'' has the Spix macaw, native of the Caatinga (Brazilian Northeast) in TheAmazon (Brazilian North) - and a huge flock, even if the bird is extinct in the wild.



* Disney's version of ''PeterPan'' skirts this trope. There are North American and African animals living on the same continent, and also presumably within a few miles of each other -- and in their native habitats, too. They (partly) justify it by implying (during Peter and the kids' flight from London) that Neverland exists in a separate solar system and thus is a different planet (which makes the pirates and the Indians examples of FantasyCounterpartCulture). At least the crocodile doesn't stick out too badly, since crocodiles ''are'' found in the Caribbean, which is the kind of place you'd expect to encounter folks like Captain Hook and his crew.

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* Disney's version of ''PeterPan'' ''Disney/PeterPan'' skirts this trope. There are North American and African animals living on the same continent, and also presumably within a few miles of each other -- and in their native habitats, too. They (partly) justify it by implying (during Peter and the kids' flight from London) that Neverland exists in a separate solar system and thus is a different planet (which makes the pirates and the Indians examples of FantasyCounterpartCulture). At least the crocodile doesn't stick out too badly, since crocodiles ''are'' found in the Caribbean, which is the kind of place you'd expect to encounter folks like Captain Hook and his crew.
1st Apr '18 6:18:20 AM MisterTambourineMan
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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' is generally consistent about where on Mira particular species are found. [[BonusBoss Tyrants,]] however, can be found on different continents from where their species would normally be found, like a tyrant Simius wandering around the plains of Primordia instead of the jungles of Oblivia.
28th Mar '18 3:14:53 PM schoi30
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* Despite including a parody of this trope (listed below) [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' messed up by having lemurs (native only to Madagascar) and a green tree python (native only to Asia) in mainland Africa. At least they put a leopard in the place of the book's lion, which, given the jungle setting, is much more appropriate. The LicensedGame on the other hand, turns this trope UpToEleven. Most of the enemies Tarzan has to avoid are misplaced, from South American toucans, macaws and squirrel monkeys to ''piranhas'' (yes, the game plays this example straight after the movie it's based on parodies it). The ring-tailed lemurs return from the movie, as do the vicious baboons; they're some of the ''only'' African enemies encountered. ''Tarzan 2'' features giraffes, wildebeests, and gazelles in the jungle. ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan'' had blue-and-yellow macaws, bald eagles, and tarantulas in Africa, as well as the ring-tailed lemurs from the movie. There's also savannah animals like the aforementioned giraffes, zebras, spotted hyenas, and briefly what looked like a lioness (even after the original movie averted this) living in the jungle.

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* Despite including a parody of this trope (listed below) [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' messed up by having lemurs (native only to Madagascar) and a green tree python (native only to Asia) Indonesia, New Guinea, and Australia) in mainland Africa. At least they put a leopard in the place of the book's lion, which, given the jungle setting, is much more appropriate. The LicensedGame on the other hand, turns this trope UpToEleven. Most of the enemies Tarzan has to avoid are misplaced, from South American toucans, macaws and squirrel monkeys to ''piranhas'' (yes, the game plays this example straight after the movie it's based on parodies it). The ring-tailed lemurs return from the movie, as do the vicious baboons; they're some of the ''only'' African enemies encountered. ''Tarzan 2'' features giraffes, wildebeests, and gazelles in the jungle. ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan'' had blue-and-yellow macaws, bald eagles, and tarantulas in Africa, as well as the ring-tailed lemurs from the movie. There's also savannah animals like the aforementioned giraffes, zebras, spotted hyenas, and briefly what looked like a lioness (even after the original movie averted this) living in the jungle.
28th Mar '18 3:04:38 PM schoi30
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* Despite including a parody of this trope (listed below) [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' messed up by having lemurs (native only to Madagascar) in mainland Africa. At least they put a leopard in the place of the book's lion, which, given the jungle setting, is much more appropriate. The LicensedGame on the other hand, turns this trope UpToEleven. Most of the enemies Tarzan has to avoid are misplaced, from South American toucans, macaws and squirrel monkeys to ''piranhas'' (yes, the game plays this example straight after the movie it's based on parodies it). The ring-tailed lemurs return from the movie, as do the vicious baboons; they're some of the ''only'' African enemies encountered. ''Tarzan 2'' features giraffes, wildebeests, and gazelles in the jungle. ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan'' had blue-and-yellow macaws and tarantulas in Africa, as well as the ring-tailed lemurs from the movie. There's also savannah animals like the aforementioned giraffes, zebras, spotted hyenas, and briefly what looked like a lioness (even after the original movie averted this) living in the jungle.

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* Despite including a parody of this trope (listed below) [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' messed up by having lemurs (native only to Madagascar) and a green tree python (native only to Asia) in mainland Africa. At least they put a leopard in the place of the book's lion, which, given the jungle setting, is much more appropriate. The LicensedGame on the other hand, turns this trope UpToEleven. Most of the enemies Tarzan has to avoid are misplaced, from South American toucans, macaws and squirrel monkeys to ''piranhas'' (yes, the game plays this example straight after the movie it's based on parodies it). The ring-tailed lemurs return from the movie, as do the vicious baboons; they're some of the ''only'' African enemies encountered. ''Tarzan 2'' features giraffes, wildebeests, and gazelles in the jungle. ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTarzan'' had blue-and-yellow macaws macaws, bald eagles, and tarantulas in Africa, as well as the ring-tailed lemurs from the movie. There's also savannah animals like the aforementioned giraffes, zebras, spotted hyenas, and briefly what looked like a lioness (even after the original movie averted this) living in the jungle.
28th Mar '18 10:28:05 AM MikeW
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* In the episode "Jess-Belle" of ''Series/TheTwilightZone(1959)'', an Appalachian witch turns herself into a leopard ó with spots ó instead of the geographically plausible monochrome mountain lion. On the leopardís last appearance, a character observes "Iíve never seen a wildcat with spots."
24th Mar '18 8:43:15 PM nombretomado
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* The WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures music video for the Creator/TheyMightBeGiants song "Istanbul, not Constantinople" messes up by having a Bactrian (two-humped) camel, when only dromedary (one-humped) camels live in the middle east.

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* The WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures music video for the Creator/TheyMightBeGiants Music/TheyMightBeGiants song "Istanbul, not Constantinople" messes up by having a Bactrian (two-humped) camel, when only dromedary (one-humped) camels live in the middle east.
8th Mar '18 4:16:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* Discussed in ''Film/LakePlacid''; the characters openly debate what the hell a giant saltwater crocodile is doing in a Maine lake. The crocodile expert thinks that, miraculously, it swam two different oceans. Mrs. Bickerman states that it just showed up one day and hasn't left since.

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* Discussed in ''Film/LakePlacid''; ''Film/LakePlacid'':
** [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]];
the characters openly debate what the hell a giant saltwater crocodile is doing in a Maine lake. The crocodile expert thinks that, miraculously, [[HandWave it swam across two different oceans.separate oceans]]. Mrs. Bickerman states that it just showed up one day and hasn't left since.since.
** Unless it was the biggest black bear on record, the bear didn't belong in the region either.
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