Half Dressed Cartoon Animal / Advertising

  • If you go to a AMC/Cinemark/Regal (most of the US) movie theater, you will see an campaign backed by Sprint reminding people to turn off their phones, with the tagline "It takes a lot of phone calls to make a movie. And only one to ruin it." In one particular ad in this campaign, the topic of the calls between the moviemakers and the creators is whether a cartoon hedgehog should be wearing pants. The aforementioned "only one to ruin it" moment comes when the animators, fed up with the time consuming project and senseless bickering, put pants on the hedgehog...and leave the fly down.
  • The Waffle Wiffer, the 1960s Aunt Jemima frozen waffles mascot, sported a red turtleneck sweater and boots.
  • Sonny the Cuckoo Bird for Cocoa Puffs cereal had a striped sweatshirt.
  • Chip the Cookie Dog for Cookie Crisp cereal sported a turtleneck and burglar mask.
  • Sydney the Dunkaroos kangaroo had a safari hat, T-shirt and vest.
  • Tony the Tiger from Frosted Flakes cereal sports only a neckerchief. His son, Tony Jr., had a neckerchief and ball cap.
  • Fruit Brute the werewolf from the self-titled cereal line had multicolor striped overalls.
  • Sugar Bear of Golden Crisp cereal has a sky blue T-shirt. He initially had a green sweater in the late 1960s.
  • Buzz the Honey Bee for Honey Nut Cheerios has a yellow and gold T-shirt and white shoes.
  • Dig 'Em the Frog from Honey Smacks cereal has a baseball cap, T-shirt and sneakers.
  • A 2010 ad campaign for Kia Motors features rapping, half-dressed hamsters.
  • B.J. Penguin, one 1/2 of the original mascot duo of Kid Cuisine frozen foods, sported a Hawaiian shirt and a pair of red hi-tops. His friend, The Chef, was a fully-dressed polar bear in a white chef's costume and hat. The current mascot, K.C. Penguin, also wears red hi-tops as his regular wardrobe as well.
  • Rory Raccoon of Post Sugar Sparkled Flakes had a Sherlock hat, bowtie and sport coat.
  • The Trix Rabbit's array of disguises usually applies to this trope.
  • Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl of the United States Forest Service were both shirtless forest mascots. Smokey has his signature ranger's hat and blue jeans, while Woodsy initially started out with his matching green hat and pants. Woodsy later added a white shirt and loafers to his ensemble.
  • In a Raid commercial, an ant with a news microphone wears a vest.
  • A late-1990s Cartoon Network bumper features Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Fred Flintstone, and I.M. Weasel being denied service at a shop due to its "No shirt, no shoes" policy. To get service, they resort to dressing Quick Draw in Fred's tunic, but the horse is still denied for having bare hooves, despite his claims that he wears horseshoes.