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A Dog Named Dog: Western Animation
  • Many characters of Adventure Time, including Mr. Pig.
  • Similarly, a side character in The Ren & Stimpy Show is a horse named Mr. Horse.
  • Most of the cast of Almost Naked Animals. Oddly, Howie the dog is the only exception.
  • Angels Friends: Dolce/Sweet has a Butterfly familiar named Butterfly.
  • Bird from Bob the Builder.
  • CatDog is about a cat named Cat and a dog named Dog who were born fused together.
  • Cow and Chicken who are respectively a cow and a chicken.
  • Dudley Do-Right's horse is named Horse.
  • Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: No points for guessing Fat Cat's species (though it's also got a double meaning as he is a wealthy animal businessman/criminal too). Also, his henchman Mole is a mole.
  • The Foxbusters: Dog the dog.
  • Franklin: Practically everyone besides the title turtle. His friends include a bear named Bear, a rabbit named Rabbit, a beaver named Beaver, a fox named Fox, a snail named Snail etc. Apparently only turtles are creative enough to give their offspring names not taken after their respective species.
  • The main character in the short-lived cartoon series Family Dog did not have a name.
  • George of the Jungle: When he gets in a scrape, he makes his escape with the help of his friend, an ape named Ape.
  • The Souphanousinphones' dog in King of the Hill is named Doggy.
  • One may wonder if Little Bear would still keep the "Little" part of his name when he grows up.
  • Subversion: Little Bill owns a pet hamster named Elephant.
  • Mr. Bogus gives us a rat named Ratty and a mole named Mole, who serve as Bogus's main adversaries.
  • Birch of My Life Me has a cat named Neko.
  • Pocoyo's Pato (Spanish for "duck").
  • The title characters of Robot and Monster. Interestingly, all the other characters are robots and monsters, yet have distinct names.
  • The titular pet in Sarah & Duck.
  • The Secret Saturdays have a pet Komodo dragon named Komodo.
  • Sheep, the main character of Sheep in the Big City.
  • The cast of Skunk Fu!.
  • Sonic Sat Am has Bunnie Rabbot. Justified in that "Bunnie" is an actual name.
    • There is also Cat, the cat. And Lupe, the Wolf.
    • And Muttski, Sonic's non-humanoid dog.
  • South Park: Cartman's cat is called Mr. Kitty. Ironically, Mr. Kitty is female.
    • Parodied with the holiday episode, "Woodland Critter Christmas", where this trope is combined with Buffy Speak. The critters (who also happen to be devil worshippers) are named as follows: Squirrely the squirrel, Rabbity the rabbit, Beavery the beaver, Beary the bear, Porcupiney the porcupine, Skunky the skunk, Foxy the fox, Deery the deer, Woodpeckery the woodpecker, Mousey the mouse, Racoony the raccoon, and Chickadee-y the chickadee. It makes sense considering the entire story was cooked up by Cartman at the end of the episode.
  • Sponge Bob Square Pants
    • A plankton named Plankton. "Plankton's Army" reveals that his full name is Sheldon J. Plankton, so this is a Species Surname.
    • A sponge named SpongeBob. This informs audiences that SpongeBob is a sponge, not an anthropomorphic block of Cartoon Cheese.
    • Subverted Trope: Squidward is an octopus, not a squid.
  • In Taz-Mania, Taz has a pet named 'Dog'. Who is a turtle. Who thinks he is a dog.
  • In Thomas the Tank Engine, the main diesel character is named simply Diesel.
  • ThunderCats and ThunderCats (2011) does have some Odd Names Out, but many of the cast of Catfolk have names denoting their species: Lion-O, Cheetara, Tygra, Jaga, Panthro, Leo and Panthera, as does enemy Chameleon Khamai, and Team Pet Snarf, a snarf.
  • Every character in Word World. Which makes a certain amount of sense, since most objects in Word World are made of the letters that spell what it is.
  • Young Justice has the alien robot sphere named Sphere and the albino wolf named Wolf. Lampshaded when Conner (who named the above two) is introduced to a monkey named Monkey. He says that's a good name.
  • Terrytoons' Deputy Dawg had a character named Al E. Gator.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic has Zecora the zebra and Mayor Mare. Surprisingly for a children's franchise, they usually manage to avoid this.
  • Inverted in Stunt Dawgs. Their pet dog is named Human.
  • Played straight in Peg + Cat where half of the title duo is a cat named Cat, a pig named Pig, a small chicken named Little Chicken, the group of teens are called The Teens and many other examples.
  • Pig Goat Banana Cricket stars a pig named Pig, goat named Goat, and a cricket named Cricket. The latter used to be a Mantis, but things changed.
  • Steven Universe features a giant pink lion by the name of Lion.

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