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->''"[[Film/TheElephantMan I am not an animal]]! Hear me? I'm not an animal. Well... okay, maybe I am kind of an animal, I'm a [[MorallyAmbiguousDucktorate duck]]. And [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal I don't wear pants]]. But I talk and live in a house, so you know what I had in mind."''
--> -- '''{{WesternAnimation/Duckman}}'''

They're animals who think, talk and act mostly like human beings. Unlike the SpeechImpairedAnimal or TalkingAnimal (whose priorities and motivations are still that of an animal despite their ability to speak), the Funny Animal has almost all the mannerisms of a human being. Sometimes, only his appearance distinguishes him from the hairless primates who draw him. Indeed, one of the main incentives in using such characters are that they are more distinctive, and hence easier to draw as recognizable individuals, than ordinary humans. Or maybe it's just because FurriesAreEasierToDraw.

A good comparison, from the ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' cartoons: Scooby-Doo is a SpeechImpairedAnimal. Scrappy-Doo, who might as well be a midget in a dog suit, is a Funny Animal. (This jarring difference is one reason why Scrappy-Doo's character seems to be [[TheScrappy universally loathed]].)

The main distinguishing trait of many Funny Animals is that in most situations, they can be replaced by a human and the plot would be mostly identical. Unlike PettingZooPeople, which have animal heads and tails on humanoid bodies, Funny Animals have [[http://cuteanimalart.blogspot.com/2009/10/alfred-mainzer-company-and-dressed.html a body that is generally shaped like that of their respective species]] (or [[CartoonCreature no species in particular]]). Funny Animals are [[FourLegsGoodTwoLegsBetter bipedal even if their species is not naturally so]], and most Funny Animal birds have FeatherFingers, whether their wings look completely like wings or look (to varying degrees) like arms. Some Funny Animals [[AnthropomorphicZigZag can shift]] between using [[RunningOnAllFours two legs and four]].

Practically any cartoon series from the GoldenAgeOfAnimation, or video games aimed at children younger than 13 have at least one such character.

Funny Animal is the technical term used by cartoonists to refer to the genre and characters. Also note that the "funny" in the title isn't literal.

Frequently overlaps with AnimalSuperheroes and IntelligentGerbil. May live in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals. May suffer from CarnivoreConfusion and FurryConfusion. See PettingZooPeople for characters who are even more anthropomorphized, and CivilizedAnimal and TalkingAnimal for those who are less anthropomorphized.

For characters who are somewhat between FunnyAnimal and PettingZooPeople there is the subtrope Borderline Petting Zoo People:
* Borderline PZP have a body that does not look simply like an animal-accented human body, nor does it keep the basic shape of the animal entirely like a FunnyAnimal. They look partly humanoid and partly like their species, often they have either humanoid legs and non-humanoid torso, humanoid torso and non-humanoid legs, or look semi-humanoid all over. Many [[TopHeavyGuy top heavy]] bipedal animal characters are of the humanoid torso and non-humanoid legs variety. Females are depicted with human-like breasts fairly often.

For further tropes pertaining to funny animals, furries and the tropes that appear frequently in their genres, see FunnyAnimalTropes. Compare IntellectualAnimal.

Closely related to BeastFable, which is the ancient form of the genre.

On the SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism, these fall somewhere between the CivilizedAnimal (who still looks and acts like an animal, but lives in a MouseWorld of some sort) and the PettingZooPerson (who might as well be human).

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* Alexandr and Sergei from ''Advertising/CompareTheMeerkat''.
* Several Orangina! ads feature anthropomorphs having a dance party. For some reason.
* One british lottery has a fox-man as a mascot.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The title character from ''Animation/BlackCatDetective''. If Creator/SamuelLJackson were a cat, then he would also apparently be a Chinese police officer.
* Tama from ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''. He speaks perfect Japanese, can walk on two legs, has a degree in economics and is a qualified boiler room operator. Hayate is the only person who knows he can do it, however; to the rest of the cast he is just a lovable, oafish and above-average intelligent tiger (or 'big cat'). He's also spoken in front of Wataru. When confronted about speaking in front of others he says something about not wanting to shatter the girls' (Maria and Nagi) dreams.
* Anime/CatSoup :the cats have human characteristics but you have to stop and wonder if at least one of them really is processing the world around them.
* In StudioGhibli's ''PorcoRosso'' (The Crimson Pig) the main protagonist is a pig, or more exactly a "pig-headed" human as he has the complete anatomy of a stout person except for the head. He is the only one of his type and lives among a human society who, while aware of his difference, don't find it bizarre and sometimes openly point it out. It's stated that he somehow became a BalefulPolymorph, given that there are pictures (and a flashback) showing him in human form.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
** Meowth of the Team Rocket trio taught himself "human talk" and how to stand on his hind legs, all for the love of a female Meowth named Meowzie who said that a human could do more for her than anything he could (as in, the food, housing and adoration), only to be rejected as now she considers him a freak.
** In one manga adaptation, a story arc centers around the kitten of the very same Meowzie; she's found in a Poké Ball the gang purchases (unable to get captured herself, the mother pops her kitten into an unsold ball to ensure that whoever finds her will give her a good home). When Team Rocket, and thus Meowth, come around making trouble, Meowth meets this kitten and instantly sees her mother in her face and shining coin. Then she tells him it's creepy how he acts like he's a human. Oh heartbreak.
** Mewtwo seems quite human-like, but his psychic powers make that easy. In Manga/PokemonSpecial, he actually has Blaine's DNA and is thus a HalfHumanHybrid.
* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'''s Mr. Cat looks exactly as his name implies, and occasionally meows and cleans himself with his paws, but is otherwise a marriage-obsessed ballet instructor. While he is the most prominent one and has the most screen time, there are other guest characters that also fall under this trope.
* [[WeaselMascot Chamo]] in ''MahouSenseiNegima'', an ermine with a suspicious attraction for [[MarsNeedsWomen human girls]]. Most definitely a human mage that was slapped with the Academy's [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment very specific punishment]] for breaking TheMasquerade. [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v01/c001/54.html The punishment is explained]] by Negi himself.
* There's a couple examples in ''[[Manga/DragonBall Dragon Ball Z]]'', which stick out like sore thumbs among the overwhelmingly human/space alien cast.
** Oolong, an anthropomorphic pig.
** Puar probably also counts. They only stick out if you never saw or read the original ''Manga/DragonBall'', which was a much more light-hearted series and almost overflowing with Funny Animals as secondary and tertiary characters. ''Manga/DragonBall'' was originally based on ''JourneyToTheWest'', which had Zhu Bajie (known as "Cho Hakkai" in Japan and "Pig" or "Pigsy" in most English translations) and Sun Wukong (better known by his Japanese name "Son Goku") as two of the main characters-Oolong and Goku, only in their original forms.
* ''Manga/DamekkoDoubutsu'' takes this to it's logical extreme with the characters looking like humans in costumes. [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom It never actually comes up in the series]].
* ''Manga/FairyTail'''s Happy and [[spoiler: Charle]], the flying cat companions of Natsu Dragoneel and [[spoiler: Wendy Marvell]], respectively. Happy even becomes offended at one point when an enemy doesn't count him as being a mage.
* ''Manga/OnePiece''
** Tony Tony Chopper, a gullible reindeer doctor. {{Justified|Trope}} in that he ate the Hito Hito no Mi (Human-Human fruit), which gave him human intelligence; before that, he was an ordinary ([[AllOfTheOtherReindeer albeit blue-nosed]]) reindeer.
** Bepo, an apologetic, self-conscious polar bear. Whenever he's aware of people who are surprised at the fact that he can speak, he'll get depressed, hold his head down in shame, and apologize to them.
** When Pappagu the starfish was young, he mixed up the word ''hitode'' (the Japanese word for "starfish") with ''hito'' (a Japanese word for "human"), so he thought he was human. By the time he realized he was a starfish, he had already learned how to speak like a human. He has also created the successful "Criminal" clothing line.
** Pekoms, one of [[Characters/OnePieceTheFourEmperors Big Mam's]] subordinates is a lion, with little eyes (which he counsel behind sunglasses) a formal attire and excellent fighting skills. One might expect that Pekoms was a human who ate a lion Zoan fruit and stays in the hybrid form, but no. He's a human-like lion who ate a ''turtle'' Zoan fruit.
* ''Manga/ShirokumaCafe'' is pretty much about this, as well as their interactions with humans.
** Inverted with Mr. Shoebill from Episode 8. He does not talk or act anthropomorphosized, but he is still sentient as the Funny Animal characters and is the editor in chief of a local food magazine.
** Is lampshaded in one episode where a nameless human (Nicknamed Mr. Necktie) visits from out of town. And is bewildered that animals can walk and talk and tries to study them. (Despite it's been shown that FunnyAnimals are everywhere in that universe)
* Kero the Guardian Beast from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''.
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Gorilla]] from ''CromartieHighSchool''.
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[[folder:Comicbooks]]
* DC Comics' ''Comicbook/CaptainCarrotAndHisAmazingZooCrew'', which contained several {{Continuity Nod}}s to the other Funny Animal comics DC published.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Amulet}}'', the population of Kanalis. Unusually, it's due to a curse, and we actually see people in the process of turning into them.
* Tawky Tawny is a very civilized version of this in the original ''[[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]''.
* The titular duo of ''SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'', with Sam leaning slightly further towards being a PettingZooPerson than Max but still having enough animal coding to be this trope. Some characters, like Sal from [[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice the video games]], also qualify.
* Carson the Muskrat from ''DorkTower''. He doesn't wear clothes [[note]]except for uniforms at work or costumes at conventions[[/note]], but otherwise uses computers, gets jobs, drives cars, and functions socially like everyone else.
* Very common in BritishComics examples include Biffo the Bear and Big Eggo from ''TheBeano'', Korky the Cat from ''ComicBook/TheDandy'', Mickey the Monkey from ''The Topper'' and ''ComicStrip/RupertBear''.
* ''ComicBook/{{Superlopez}}'': The Poet Ant, a humanoid radioactive [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ant]] from ''El castillo de arena'' (''The Sand Castle'').
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' comics, the Sixth Doctor's companion Frobisher is drawn to look like this kind of character, though he's technically a shapeshifter who chooses to take the form of a funny anthropomorphic penguin most of the time.
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[[folder:Film]]
* {{Deconstructed}} by Rocket Raccoon in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''. He's a walking, talking raccoon that can stand on two legs and hold heavy weaponry [[spoiler: because he had multiple painful experiments performed on him]].
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The works of RichardScarry, particularly the ''Busytown'' books.
* All of the non-human sentient creatures in the world of Alan Dean Foster's ''{{Spellsinger}}'' novels.
* All the characters in the ''GeronimoStilton'' series.
* ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'' makes an important distinction between animals, who are your average unintelligent beings, and Animals, who are this.
* ''Literature/BlackDogs'' has Funny Dogs, Ferrets, Wolverines, Badgers, Polar Bears, Hyenas, ''Giant Ground Sloths'', and it is implied that humans are just another breed of Funny Animal that resemble monkeys.
* Later parts in the story ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows'' like Toad's car and Toad Hall
* The animals from ''Literature/AnimalFarm'' especially the pigs.
* ''Literature/ElephantAndPiggie''
* ''Literature/KoziolekMatolek''. Oddly enough, in the first few illustrations he is apparently an ordinary goat like the others, and suddenly becomes anthropomorphic once he goes on his quest.
* Findus the cat in ''Literature/PettsonAndFindus'' is this, he's basically a small child in a cat's body.
* ''Literature/BraveStory'' has quite a large population of these. Of course, they're [[FantasticRacism looked down upon by some.]]
* ''Literature/SpectralShadows'' has a bunch of these in Serial 11. Going off the Synopsis Page on the Live Journal site, they're also slated to appear in other serials.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/ZoobileeZoo''
* ''Series/AdventuresInWonderland'' 's White Rabbit counted as this. Oddly enough, the March Hare in the same show [[SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism was more like a]] [[PettingZooPeople Petting Zoo Person]].
* Kermit (and other frogs), Piggy (and other pigs), Fozzie, Rowlf, and assorted other characters on ''TheMuppetShow''. (Scooter, Bunsen, the band and the Whatnots are [[CartoonCreature probably meant to be humanish]], Statler, Waldorf and the Swedish Chef are definitely Muppet humans, and Gonzo is ... whatever.)
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[[folder:Newspaper Articles]]
* ''Website/TheOnion'' published an excellent article based on this trope in the editorial section, titled [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/stop-anthropomorphizing-me,11459/ "Stop Anthropomorphizing Me"]], written by Gerald the Dog.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Snoopy from ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' is an odd corner case, in that he lives in a dog house and doesn't speak, [[SilentBob but still manages to be very expressive]], and largely acts human, with some members of the cast occasionally forgetting that he's a dog.
* Otto, Sarge's dog in ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', is another example of a non-talking Funny Animal. When first introduced in the strip he was more of a regular dog, but over time Mort Walker began having him walk upright, don a full uniform, etc.
* ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' has funny animals of all kinds, from [[EverythingsBetterWithCows cows]] to insects to amoebas (the RuleOfFunny superseding the fact that protozoans are not animals).
* Hobbes from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''. Hobbes is really a mix of Funny Animal and TalkingAnimal; he walks on two legs and sleds, plays baseball, and talks with Calvin sometimes and walks on four legs, pounces, ands runs around friskily other times.
* The main characters of ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' are all Funny Animals who live in a CrapsackWorld.
* MyCage is a funny animal world taking place in a universe where all the humans [[AfterTheEnd disappeared]] and the animals left behind eventually evolved into anthros.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* In ''Pinball/PoliceForce'', almost everyone is a Funny Animal, wearing little to no clothing and exhibiting natural body proportions. The only exceptions are the police officers, who are PettingZooPeople.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* Toys/{{Fabuland}}, a [[BuiltWithLego LEGO]] theme from the [[TheEighties 80s]].
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[[folder:Videogames]]
* It'd be easier to list the few human characters in ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' as the sheer number of examples of funny animals in each entry in the series (including Japan-only villagers) put together could possibly fill up half of this page alone (let's just say the game's title is well deserved). The [[TokenHuman only human(s)]] in the games are the PlayerCharacter(s).
* ''VideoGame/BeyondGoodAndEvil'' has these for most of the NPC's: Pig-men, shark-men, walrus-men, etc. Taking pictures of them with the camera names their species in the form of "[Species] Sapien."
* ''VideoGame/BrutalPawsOfFury'', a game that came out during the 16-bit fighting game boom, has a cast entirely made up of funny animals (most of them {{Half Dressed Cartoon Animal}}s)
* ''VideoGame/{{Bug}}''. Most of the arthropod enemies in the game aren't, though.
* ''VideoGame/CaveStory''. The Mimigas from are rabbit-people. Other than subsisting on flowers ([[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal and not wearing pants]]) they don't act any different than their human neighbors. (And at least two of them are humans who were magically transformed.)
* Franchise/CrashBandicoot, well, to an extent, with Ripper Roo and Tiny Tiger who averts this somewhat.
* ''VideoGame/DarkChronicle''. Dr. Dell.
%%* ''VideoGame/DynamiteDux''.
* In ''VideoGame/InheritTheEarth'' the entire cast is like this, more or less, due to humans being extinct.
* ''VideoGame/{{Lugaru}}''. And its upcoming sequel ''Overgrowth'' is a somewhat more realistic take on this trope.
%%* ''SonicTheHedgehog''
* ''TailConcerto'' and ''Solatorobo'' are set in a world of {{floating continent}}s in the sky, populated by dog-people and cat-people. While they mostly act like humans, the dogs are prone to chewing on bones and their national pastime seems to be frisbee-cathing.
%%* ToonTownOnline is based around them.
%%* ''TyTheTasmanianTiger''
%%* The ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' series.
%%* ''UrbanRivals''. All of the Jungo clan falls under this.
* The ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'' series are full of these, especially [[TheDitz Captain]] [[ThisLoserIsYou Blubber]] & [[FatIdiot Boggy]].
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''BugPudding'', with its inspiration firmly rooted in the GoldenAgeOfAnimation, breathes this trope.
* ''{{CHEVALIER}}'' is a funny animal romantic fantasy adventure. [[http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Chevalier Here]]
* ''GeorgeTheDragon'' is a Funny Animal, surrounded by Funny Animals.
* The FurryComic genre is filled with Funny Animals, {{Talking Animal}}s, and PettingZooPeople.
* ''ComicBook/{{Horndog}}'': Creator [[Creator/IsaacBaranoff Isaac M. Baranoff]] specifically states that ''Horndog'' and ''HereWolf'' are "Funny ''Aminal''" comics.
* The cast of ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt''
* Bun-Bun and Percy the Wooly Mammoth from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' are half-way between this and {{Talking Animal}}s. Percy even had his own psychiatric business.
* In the ''Webcomic/NoRestForTheWicked'', Perrault is a Funny Animal -- as opposed to the TalkingAnimal from the source FairyTale, Literature/PussInBoots.
* ''TheKAMics'' Mr. & Mrs. Rockhound cartoons have anthropomorphic dogs in place of humans.
* ''{{SERGOM}}'': the entire crew.
* In ''EverydayHeroes'', Summer's classmate is has a cow-like head and tail. She and her father are actually from another planet, yet no one comments on [[WeirdnessCensor their appearance]]. WordOfGod has it that other alien races fall under this trope (for example, [[spoiler: the "Dogs Of War"]]).
* In ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Harkovast/ Harkovast]]''every character is a talking animal person, with each nation being made up of a particular animal. The only possible exception is the Nameless, whose species is indeterminate at the moment due to their all covering armour and helmets.
* ''VGCats'': main heroes (and their family).
* ''DanAndMabsFurryAdventures''
* ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' is no furry comic, but occasionally Max and Cecil have an appearance.
* ''WebComic/{{Precocious}}'' is another funny animal comic.
* ''Tiny Kitten Teeth''- There are animals that actually exist as animals, alongside funny animals, usually no distinction between species aside from stature. Don't try to make logic of it.
* The entire cast of ''WebComic/OzyAndMillie''.
* All of the pets in VirtualPetPlanet.
* The Demonic Duck from ''WebComic/ElGoonishShive''.
* ''CucumberQuest''. They're all humans with rabbit ears (or cat ears).
* The Skrii'qek of ''Webcomic/NahastLandsOfStrife'' are a race of birds of prey who talk and act like humans.
* Everyone in ''Webcomic/ThePackrat'' except for the Website/YouTube "celebrities" in [[http://www.umop.com/art/kb013.jpg the November 2010 strip]].
* Most of the characters in ''Webcomic/YuckHeads'' are this.
* Most of the cast in ''Webcomic/{{Endtown}}'', created from humans due to a mutating plague.
* ''Webcomic/ThreeJaguars''. The jaguars are also personifications of the artist's impulses.
* In ''Webcomic/UrbanUnderbrush'', the two rabbits dress in clothing and run an explosive business. The rest of the animals are {{Talking Animal}}s.
* ''KevinAndKell'''s universe is populated by Funny Animals but it stands out in that they're still very obviously animals. The series is full of FurryReminder's, with the very premise subverting CarnivoreConfusion. Kevin and Kell are an inter-species couple (wolf and rabbit) in a world where it's normal for anthropomorphic animals to hunt other anthropomorphic animals.
* In ''Webcomic/CorgiQuest'', anthropomorphic corgis seem to have filled the niche that humans normally fill.
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[[folder:Web Originals]]
* The furry characters in ''DarwinsSoldiers''.
* In ''TheImpossibleMan'', Dom Coqui is a four foot tall talking frog.
* In the ''{{Paradise}}'' setting, humans are randomly, permanently transformed into Funny Animals (and occasionally [[GenderBender gender-changed]]) by causes unknown. A WeirdnessCensor renders these changes InvisibleToNormals, who continue to see the Changed as their original human selves (and genders), leading to a {{Masquerade}} on the part of the Changed in order to keep from being committed to mental institutions or worse. Eventually the WeirdnessCensor comes down, leading to TheUnmasquedWorld.
* Some people are made into this as a result of over-exposure to a RIDE's Tail Growth Nanites in ''{{FreeRIDErs}}''
* A third of the population of ''{{MetamorKeep}}'' is like this because of an unbreakable curse, though there have been other reasons such as [[VoluntaryShapeshifting other forms of magic]] and [[{{Lycanthropy}} being bitten a were critter]] for why they show up. The other two curses were [[FountainOfYouth being made several years younger]] [[OlderThanTheyLook and unable to age]] and [[GenderBender becoming the opposite sex]] though it's the funny animal curse that's the most common amongst the Keepers due to a mix of [[FurryFandom the writers' preference]] and because [[MostWritersAreMale Most of the writers are Adult Cisgendered Males]]
* "Funny" may be [[CosmicHorrorStory a bit of a misnomer]] for ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' and ''Roleplay/NanQuest'', but they do feature animals who for all intents and purposes act as humans.
* The sentient chimpanzees, orangutans, and gorillas from the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse''. Also the super-heroine Black Betty, a gene-altered humanoid skunk who highly resembles a female [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Pepe LePew]].
* ''WebAnimation/ChickenAndMoose'' are these, though they also appear to be made of metal.
* ''WebAnimation/TheDamnFew.''
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The "core" stars of the ClassicDisneyShorts - MickeyMouse, DonaldDuck, {{Goofy}}, and so on.
* WesternAnimation/CountDuckula.
** Lampshaded in the WhosOnFirst episode:
--> DUCKULA: You mean human sacrifice?
--> YUBI: Well, almost human sacrifice, give or take a feather.
* The cast of ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin''. Baloo started as a TalkingAnimal [[Disney/TheJungleBook living in the jungles of India]] and wound up an Anthro flying a plane and living in a city.
* PorkyPig and (sometimes) DaffyDuck are rare ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' examples. (Porky is probably like this because he was created earlier, in an era when Disney had made Funny Animals universal; Daffy probably learned how to drive and wear clothes from hanging around Porky.)
** BugsBunny straddles the line between FunnyAnimals and CivilizedAnimal. He has been moving steadily towards the FunnyAnimal Camp over the years. In his most recent incarnation, in TheLooneyTunesShow, he is almost completely a FunnyAnimal, with a large suburban house, a Prius, and a good income stream through royalties from his inventions.
* Hamton J. Pig from ''TinyToonAdventures''
* ''CourageTheCowardlyDog''. While everyone acknowledges that Courage is a dog and usually treat him as such, other Funny Animal characters get by with no reference at all to their species. Courage's own characterization as a dog slips sometimes. Often the alien/evil entity/villain of the day (who is sometimes also a talking animal) will treat Courage on the same level as the humans. Often by trying to kill them.
* ''TheGetAlongGang''
* The penguins in ''HappyFeet'' are an odd case; at times they uncomfortably straddle the line between penguins who can talk and penguin-people.
* Brian Griffin of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' usually falls squarely into this category, albeit with occasional TalkingAnimal moments (particularly in the first run of the series, where they were more frequent).
* The chickens in ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'' are difficult to categorise--the humans treat them just like any other chickens, but most of them wear at least one article of clothing and [[TheDitz the stupidest one]] is capable of knitting.
* All of the cast of ''WowWowWubbzy!''
* All members of the London Clan in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' resemble humanoid animals with feathered wings. The Mutates are a genetically-engineered, chimeric version.
* ''IAmNotAnAnimal''. The animals were genetically engineered to talk and were raised with celebrity magazines photoshopped so half the people had animal heads. They escaped and didn't realise that animals aren't supposed to talk.
* ''TheSchnookumsAndMeatFunnyCartoonShow'': Schnookums and Meat themselves, plus many of the characters on the ''Pith Possum'' segments.
* Chu-Chu from ''TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan'' is responsible for a lot of the show's funniest moments.
* ''RegularShow'' both plays this straight and averts it with its main characters. Mordecai the bluejay might as well be a human, seeing as he doesn't eat like a bird, fly or do anything else birdlike. Rigby the [[RascallyRaccoon raccoon]], on the other hand, is shown to dig through trash and run on all fours, but otherwise acts almost as humanlike. ''Lampshaded'' in this conversation:
--->''Mordecai'': Dude, don't dig in the trash. It's not natural.
--->''Rigby'': You're not natural!
** Of note is that in the RegularShow universe, everybody who can talk is considered human, and nobody really seems to question it.
* The entire cast of ''TheGreatMouseDetective'' could be replaced by humans and it wouldn't make any difference at all. Well, except for Toby who is very much a dog.
* A few of these show up as background characters on ''{{Jimmy Two-Shoes}}''. When you consider [[MultipleHeadCase how]] [[MultiArmedAndDangerous other]] [[WhenTreesAttack citizens]] [[ExtraEyes look]], it's no surprise they don't stand out.
* Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood''
* One-off antagonist Zeb (A zebra) from the original ''MyLittlePony'' cartoon. Rather jarring given that most of the cast are also equines, but are not anthropomorphized to the extent Zeb is.
* Every character in ''AlfredJKwak'', barring [[LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy a rather beastlike human]].
* Strangely PopeyeTheSailor encountered one of these in "The Hungry Goat". The short overall felt like more of a Creator/TexAvery cartoon than a Popeye cartoon.
** Funny animals are featured prominently in "Popeye The Sailor" and "I Eats My Spinach". [[JustifiedTrope Justified,]] as Fleischer Studios was known to use these in the BettyBoop cartoons, where the Popeye series branched out of.
* Although some of them dip near-ish the TalkingAnimal end of the spectrum sometimes, the cast of TuffPuppy is essentially this. Although they retain some animal like mannerisms (Dudley, a dog, has a superhuman sense of smell and an unfortunate habit of chewing his own butt, and his partner Kitty loses all self-control and star whenever she sees a mouse or a ball of string
* ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' is straddles the line between this and TalkingAnimal, with a healthy dose of FurryConfusion for good measure. The main cast usually falls squarely into Funny Animal territory, though at times might slip into TalkingAnimal (Chip and Dale more than the others, as they will sometimes run on all fours like actual chipmunks. Monterey and Gadget almost never behave like actual mice). Most other rodents in the series are also portrayed fairly consistently as Funny Animal. Cats generally tread both sides, while dogs and almost everything else tend to be TalkingAnimal exclusively. FurryConfusion occurs with pretty much ''everything'', particularly [[NoCartoonFish fish]] and incidental or background characters.
* The cast of ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants.''
* The cast of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''. In particular, the characters use their animal attributes in their fighting styles, like Crane's wings or Po's [[KevLard body fat]]. Tigress and Tai Lung come the closest to crossing over into PettingZooPeople, but they are still distinctly feline.
* EVERY SINGLE ''WesternAnimation/AlmostNakedAnimals'' characters.
* The character of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''.
* Everyone in ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo''.
* The Goof Nutz Pizza band from the first epidsode of ''WesternAnimation/NapoleonDynamite''.
* Rex the cockroach from ''{{WesternAnimation/Gawayn}}'' seems to be somewhere between this and CivilisedAnimal
* The cast of ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans''.
* Most of the cast (sans Fee and Foo) of ''WesternAnimation/BadSeeds''.
* All of the characters in ''WesternAnimation/PigGoatBananaCricket'' except for [[AnthropomorphicFood Banana]].
* All citizens of Elmore in ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' are Funny Animals/Food/Objects/[[CartoonCreature Whatevers]]. Species is reflected in their behavior to various degrees, but all of them live in houses, have jobs, and send their children to school like humans.
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* OlderThanDirt: The Ancient Egyptians apparently liked funny animals. The story of ''The Mouse As Vizier'' features talking animals who have a very human political system, and several papyri depict animals such as mice, cats, hyenas, antelope, crocodiles, donkeys, monkeys, and lions playing board games, using weapons, drinking out of goblets, and playing musical instruments. Except for standing on their hind legs, they aren't anthropomorphic at all. And they completely ignore natural predator-prey relationships. They even herd livestock and ride chariots [[FurryConfusion pulled by normal animals.]]
* A fancy Sumerian lyre, dated to c. 2600 BCE, features inlay scenes that depict funny animals. A bear, jackal, and donkey play music, while a lion and an antelope serve beverages. Except for standing on their hind legs and having hands, they look like normal animals.
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