Topiary Zoo YKTTW Discussion
Ornamental gardens with the bushes in the shapes of animals.
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Ornamental gardens with bushes trimmed and grown into the shapes of animals. Usually lends a sense of quirkiness to what would otherwise be a rich person's stuffy garden. The possibility of the animals coming the life by magic seems to be common. May be accompanied by a Hedge Maze.
ExamplesAnime and Manga
- Black Butler, insofar as being cut into whimsical shapes. They're skulls.
- Edward Scissorhands. The title character uses his title appendages to create one of these, including a Tyrannosaurus Rex◊ and a stag◊.
- In at least one version of The Shining, the haunted hotel has one of these...and the animals move.
- Meet the Robinsons has them.
- In Pocahontas, Wiggins, the foppish valet to Governor Radcliffe, is seen making topiaries in the wilds of Virginia.
- Dungeons & Dragons has monsters called Topiary Guardians, basically animated hedges in the shapes of whatever animal you want to use (including a leopard, a warthog and a triceratops).
- The Sims had several ornamental bushes you could buy, including one shaped like a llama. In The Sims 3, you can trim your own bushes into several shapes, including animals.
- There was one episode of the old My Little Pony that involved a hedge maze with topiary animals that came to life and went after the characters when they triggered some kind of trap.