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20th Apr '16 12:26:17 PM Kakai
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* Some sections of ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'' are written from perspective of allosaurus Shiraa, and it shows she's not human. Her perception is based on smells and sounds more than sights, she does more things because of instincts rather than conscious reasoning and she has a sense of morality that basically boils down to "eat, defend self and follow Mother unless Mother says otherwise". "Mother" is human man who was the first being she saw in her life.
18th Apr '16 9:45:15 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''TheIncredibleJourney''

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* ''TheIncredibleJourney''''Film/HomewardBoundTheIncredibleJourney'' is about two dogs and a cat who need to find their way back home after getting lost in the wilderness.



* The ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' series has some xenofictional aspects. Whenever the Animorphs morph into a new animal, they have to learn to gain control over its instincts. Also several of the books are told from the perspective of either an alien or [[ShapeshifterModeLock a nothlit]], someone who is stuck in an animal morph and thus has to either learn to deal with that animal's instincts or give in to them.

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* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'':
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The ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' series has some xenofictional aspects. Whenever the Animorphs morph into a new animal, they have to learn to gain control over its instincts. Also several of the books are told from the perspective of either an alien or [[ShapeshifterModeLock a nothlit]], someone who is stuck in an animal morph and thus has to either learn to deal with that animal's instincts or give in to them.
18th Apr '16 9:28:24 PM Pichu-kun
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* The manga ''Manga/{{Gon}}'' does a pretty good job of making its eponymous dinosaur hero (who, regardless belongs to no known species and has an unrealistically humanoid body; he resembles a very small baby Franchise/{{Godzilla}}) act pretty much like a dinosaur. None of the animal characters, Gon included, ever speak.
** Assumptions about how dinosaurs would act aside, Gon has a bizarre tendency to mimic other animals, often to hilariously destructive effect. Other times he prefers to just nonchalantly leave a trail of destruction across the land for no better reason than finding something tasty to eat.

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* The manga ''Manga/{{Gon}}'' does a pretty good job of making its eponymous dinosaur hero (who, regardless belongs to no known species and has an unrealistically humanoid body; he resembles a very small baby Franchise/{{Godzilla}}) act pretty much like a dinosaur. None of the animal characters, Gon included, ever speak.
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speak. Assumptions about how dinosaurs would act aside, Gon has a bizarre tendency to mimic other animals, often to hilariously destructive effect. Other times he prefers to just nonchalantly leave a trail of destruction across the land for no better reason than finding something tasty to eat.


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* ''Massugu No Ikou'' is a SliceOfLife anime about a group of pet dogs. The protagonist is a mutt named Mametarou.
10th Apr '16 5:30:09 PM frogpatrol
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A few works of ScienceFiction and {{Fantasy}} (and even some realistic fiction) take the PointOfView of normal animals, {{Intellectual Animal}}s, {{Intelligent Gerbil}}s, or StarfishAliens. More than that, the creators of such stories take great pains to think through what it would actually be like to be a rabbit, a dolphin, or a giant betentacled being who smells colour.

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A few works of ScienceFiction and {{Fantasy}} (and (and, in some cases even some realistic fiction) take the PointOfView of normal animals, {{Intellectual Animal}}s, {{Intelligent Gerbil}}s, or StarfishAliens. More than that, the creators of such stories take great pains to think through what it would actually be like to be a rabbit, a dolphin, or a giant betentacled being who smells colour.



* In ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'', the Daikuurikans might look human, both psychologically and physiologically, but they [[HumanOutsideAlienInside sure aren't human any more, truly]]. The story simply could not work with human characters.
* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' frequently has side plots that focus on the Tachikoma, who combine the shape and combat power of {{Spider Tank}}s with the behavior of RidiculouslyHumanRobots. Human nature and society is a mystery to them, so they usually keep to themselves when discussing the wonders of the strange world they exist in and the meaning of their own existence. The irony perhaps is, that the humans in their world have become so mechanical and withdrawn, that nobody notices that these robots have become far more human than themselves. But nobody wants to bother giving a reply to a machine that wants you to explain God to them.

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* In ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'', Borderline example: the Daikuurikans Daikuuriksns of ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'' might look appear human, both psychologically and physiologically, but they are [[HumanOutsideAlienInside sure aren't human not any more, truly]].more]]. The story simply could not work with human characters.
* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' frequently has side plots that focus on the Tachikoma, who combine the shape and combat power of {{Spider Tank}}s with the behavior of RidiculouslyHumanRobots. Human nature and society is a mystery to them, so they usually keep to themselves when discussing the wonders of the strange world they exist in and the meaning of their own existence. The irony perhaps is, that the humans in their world have become so mechanical and withdrawn, that nobody notices that these robots have become far more human than themselves. But nobody wants to bother giving a reply to a machine that wants you to explain God to them.
3rd Mar '16 8:46:09 PM Everdream
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* Felix Salten enjoyed writing from the perspective of woodland beasts: the two ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' novels explore life as a deer, and ''Literature/FifteenRabbits'' takes the perspective of wild rabbits (decades before ''Literature/WatershipDown'', mind). In ''Disney/{{Bambi}} for example,'' his father doesn't partake in raising him (at first), humans are rarely seen and when they are they are a menace, he has to literally fight for a mate, his mother grows distant and eventually abandons him come mating season so she can raise her next fawn, etc...

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* Felix Salten enjoyed writing from the perspective of woodland beasts: the two ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' novels explore life as a deer, and ''Literature/FifteenRabbits'' takes the perspective of wild rabbits (decades before ''Literature/WatershipDown'', mind). In ''Disney/{{Bambi}} ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' for example,'' example, his father doesn't partake in raising him (at first), humans are rarely seen and when they are they are a menace, he has to literally fight for a mate, his mother grows distant and eventually abandons him come mating season so she can raise her next fawn, etc...
3rd Mar '16 8:45:33 PM Everdream
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* Disney's ''Disney/{{Bambi}}''

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* Disney's ''Disney/{{Bambi}}''''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' and the book it's based on is about a deer's life.



* Felix Salten enjoyed writing from the perspective of woodland beasts: the two ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' novels explore life as a deer, and ''Literature/FifteenRabbits'' takes the perspective of wild rabbits (decades before ''Literature/WatershipDown'', mind).

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* Felix Salten enjoyed writing from the perspective of woodland beasts: the two ''Disney/{{Bambi}}'' novels explore life as a deer, and ''Literature/FifteenRabbits'' takes the perspective of wild rabbits (decades before ''Literature/WatershipDown'', mind). In ''Disney/{{Bambi}} for example,'' his father doesn't partake in raising him (at first), humans are rarely seen and when they are they are a menace, he has to literally fight for a mate, his mother grows distant and eventually abandons him come mating season so she can raise her next fawn, etc...
3rd Mar '16 8:35:12 PM Everdream
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron'' is about the relationship among horses, white settlers, and the Lakota people of the American West during the Nineteenth Century. The story is told from the point of view of the title horse, who is, aside from his [[UncannyValley frighteningly human eyebrows]] and sapience, a fairly natural depiction of a horse.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron'' is about the relationship among horses, white settlers, and the Lakota people of the American West during the Nineteenth Century. The story is told from the point of view of the title horse, who is, aside from his [[UncannyValley frighteningly human eyebrows]] and sapience, a fairly natural depiction of a horse. He doesn't even talk except for the occasional narration.
21st Jan '16 9:37:48 AM Willbyr
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* ''GingaNagareboshiGin''/''Silver Fang'' and its sequel ''Anime/GingaDensetsuWeed'' start out as typical [[AboyAndHisX A Boy And His Dog]] shows... but they quickly become more about the lives (and deaths; lots of deaths) of non-anthropomorphic dogs.

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* ''GingaNagareboshiGin''/''Silver ''Manga/GingaNagareboshiGin''/''Silver Fang'' and its sequel ''Anime/GingaDensetsuWeed'' start out as typical [[AboyAndHisX A Boy And His Dog]] shows... but they quickly become more about the lives (and deaths; lots of deaths) of non-anthropomorphic dogs.
14th Jan '16 6:43:36 AM Homemaderat
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* ''Creator/HannaBarbera'' produced an animated special on ''WesternAnimtation/TheLastOfTheCurlews'' that does this for the bird in question.
1st Jan '16 2:45:31 PM StarSword
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* ''Fanfic/BaitAndSwitchSTO'':
** Mildly in ''Fanfic/TheHeadhunt'', which is told from the perspective of USS ''Bajor'''s homebrew alien security chief. Dul'krah refers to himself and the other department heads as clan elders, and to [[TheCaptain Captain Kanril]] as the "great elder" of Ship-Clan Bajor.
** Part II of ''Fanfic/AVoiceInTheWilderness'' closes on a section written from the perspective of a Borg cube. [[ShownTheirWork It's written entirely in C++-esque computer code.]]
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