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A Dog Named Dog: Animated Films
  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West has Cat R. Waul and Miss Kitty, whose species should be obvious.
  • Barnyard has a pig named Pig, which is what everyone calls him.
  • The cast of The Brave Little Toaster.
  • Mack from 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 Big Bad in Cat City is a cat named Mr. Gatto.
  • Ringing Bell has a wolf named Wolf.
  • Disney
    • The cat from The Black Cauldron is named Cat.
    • Played with in Bolt with Rhino the hamster.
    • Tod and his girlfriend Vixey from The Fox and the Hound. 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 The Little Mermaid, who is actually a fictional species of fish and not an actual flounder.
    • Simba the lion in The Lion King, getting his name from Swahili.
    • The main villain of Mulan, Shan Yu, has a falcon named Hayabusa. Hayabusa is the Japanese word for such a falcon. Well, Shan Yu's own name is the human equivalent.
  • Finding Nemo
    • 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 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 Flushed Away is a toad named Toad.
  • The Furious Five in Kung Fu Panda: Mantis, Tigress, Viper, Monkey and Crane.
  • The main character of the cancelled Pixar film Newt was actually going to be named "Newt."
  • In 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?).
  • The main character in Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is usually called "Mustang" until he gets properly named at the end.
  • The characters in the Toy Story 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 Toy Story 3.
  • Downplayed in Up with Dug (a dog).

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