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* ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail: Fievel Goes West'' has Cat R. Waul and Miss Kitty, whose species should be obvious.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Barnyard}}'' has a pig named Pig, which is what everyone calls him.
* The cast of ''TheBraveLittleToaster''.
** ...except for Kirby, the vacuum. It's a subversion, however, as he was named after a brand of vacuum that was sold in real life.
* Mack from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' is a rare non-animal example. As with Doc Hudson, whose real name is actually Hudson Hornet, which means that "Hudson" is actually his first name and not his last name.
* The BigBad in ''Animation/CatCity'' is a cat named Mr. Gatto.
* ''Anime/RingingBell'' has a wolf named Wolf.
* ''Main/{{Disney}}''
** The cat from ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' is named Cat.
** Played with in ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' with Rhino the hamster.
** Tod and his girlfriend Vixey from ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound''. Tod actually gets his name from the word used to describe a male fox, while Vixey gets her name from the word vixen, a female fox.
** Subverted with Flounder from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', who is actually a fictional species of fish and not an actual flounder.
** Simba the lion in ''Disney/TheLionKing'', getting his name from Swahili.
** The main villain of ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', Shan Yu, has a falcon named Hayabusa. Hayabusa is the Japanese word for such a falcon. Well, Shan Yu's own name is [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep the human equivalent]].
* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo''
** Also subverted with Marlin (a clownfish), as pointed out by Nigel the pelican, whom at one point actually said that he has the name of "some kind of sport fish". They are relatives of swordfish.
** As well as Dory, a blue tang. Actual dories are somewhat [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MacGillivray,_William_John_Dory.jpg less pleasant to look at]].
** Many of the characters in ''Finding Nemo'' are named after something found underwater, but are rarely named after their own species. The one exception is the minor character Mr. Ray, a stingray.
* The main villain of ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway'' is a toad named Toad.
* The Furious Five in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'': Mantis, Tigress, Viper, Monkey and Crane. It's both a reference to their species and to the kung fu style they use.
* The main character of [[WhatCouldHaveBeen the cancelled Pixar film]] ''Newt'' was actually going to be named "Newt."
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', there's the character Donkey. Guess what kind of animal he is; go on, guess. There's also Puss in Boots, a kitty cat who wears shoes with ankles, and Dragon (guess what?).
* C in ''WesternAnimation/SongOfTheSea''; "C" is Gaelic for "dog."
* The main character in ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron'' is usually called "Mustang" until he gets properly named at the end.
* The characters in the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' movies are an interesting variation. Rather than being named for their species or occupation, most of them are named after the kind of toy they are. Thus, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head are a Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, Barbie and Ken are a Barbie and Ken, etc. Also applies to characters not based on real toys: Woody is a Woody doll and Buzz is a Buzz Lightyear action figure (one of hundreds, as we're shown). The straightest example of this trope would be Dolly the doll from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3''.
* Downplayed in ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' with [[OddNameOut Dug]] (a dog).