Created By: EdnaWalker on March 17, 2011 Last Edited By: EdnaWalker on March 28, 2011
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FullyDressedCartoonAnimal

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With animal characters in video games and animated movies, shorts, and TV shows, you are bound to find animals with just enough clothing to make it quirky to that character without covering up the most basic cues like accessory wearing and half-dressed cartoon animals. With Barefoot Funny Animals, keeping the feet exposed emphasizes their animal qualities and prevents them from appearing too human. But there are also animal characters who dress in a full outfit and wear shoes.

This animal clothing trope is often averted because a full outfit with shoes has a high chance of obscuring what species a particular animal character is. But there are a lot of animal characters who are fully clothed by human standards.

There are three variants of this trope, characters who are always or almost always fully-dressed, those who are often fully dressed or fully dressed most of the time, and those who are fully dressed only in certain appearances or scenes.

Contrast with Barefoot Funny Animals, which are fully dressed, but do not wear shoes and half-dressed and accessory-wearing, but otherwise naked cartoon animals, which only wear partial clothing or accessories.

Subtrope of Appropriate Animal Attire. Often, but not always overlaps with The One Who Wears Shoes.


Examples:

Film

Literature
  • The title character of Little Bear averts this trope by usually being completely unclothed, yet his parents and grandparents play this trope straight by being fully-dressed including shoe-wearing.

Video Games
  • Most of the female characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog games wear full outfits with shoes and gloves, including Blaze the Cat and Amy Rose.

Western Animation


Community Feedback Replies: 15
  • March 18, 2011
    krssven
    Many, many examples in children's books. The Wolf in 'Little Red Riding Hood' and 'The Three Little Pigs' is often portrayed as wearing clothes and shoes, as do the pigs themselves. Look at a children's literature list and you should find loads.
  • March 18, 2011
    Stratadrake
    If this is fully dressed including shoes, why not just call it Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal? "Fully dressed", by human standards, includes shoes pretty much as a rule, so specifically saying shoes is a bit redundant.

    I know this falls under Seen It A Million Times, but ... nah, not going there.
  • March 19, 2011
    EdnaWalker
  • March 20, 2011
    EdnaWalker
  • March 21, 2011
    EdnaWalker
  • March 22, 2011
    MarkLungo
    1. Yes, it's tropeable IMHO. 2. There's another aversion of this trope in SWAT Kats: Dr. Viper is a Half Dressed Cartoon Animal. 3. Launchpad McQuack falls under this trope in both Duck Tales and Darkwing Duck.

  • March 22, 2011
    EdnaWalker
    What does IMHO mean?
  • March 22, 2011
    Rolf
    In my humble optiation (sp)
  • March 22, 2011
    Stratadrake
    @Edna: Wow, I guess we assumed you knew that one already.
  • March 23, 2011
    MarkLungo
    It's "In My Humble Opinion", Edna. Sorry.

    Oh, and you already mentioned Launchpad. Sorry about that too.

    I hope you launch this soon; I think it's a trope we need.
  • March 27, 2011
    Kaoy
    As a possible trope name, how about 'Goofy is a Sharp Dresser'?
  • March 27, 2011
    EdnaWalker
    I think Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal is just fine.
  • March 27, 2011
    Kaoy
    Yeah, it works fine, but just being descriptive is a little boring.
  • March 28, 2011
    EdnaWalker
    Can this trope be launched now?
  • March 28, 2011
    Rolf
    Seems functional so... yes
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