Half Dressed Cartoon Animal: Literature

  • Some of the mice from the Angelina Ballerina series books and first cartoon series.
  • Not exactly animal, but so much worse, in Narnia we have a Faun that is completely naked, except by a scarf.
  • Possibly subverted in Redwall; on one occasion the Big Bad Badrang cuts a random minion's belt when he finds himself in need of a piece of cord, and everyone sniggers when said minion's kilt drops off. On two occasions, prisoners have suffered a Shameful Strip, which presumably wouldn't matter if they didn't consider clothing important in some way. In contrast, the cartoon show followed this trope; as well as most of the characters only wearing shirts, it showed Skalrag wearing variously only a cloak or nothing at all, and unusually depicted the female character Trefoil with an unclothed lower half as well.
    • Now, to be fair, a kilt is a kilt. They have more things in common with habits and (naturally enough) skirts than with trousers.
  • In the chapter-heading illustrations of Garry Kilworth's Welkin Weasels series, Montegu Sylver appears fully clothed including shoes, though he is apparently wearing nothing but a cloak on the cover illustration and is described in the text as not needing anything more than a cloak since he has fur. Scruff and Maudlin wear only jackets and hats. Bryony Bludd wears a full skirt which would not look out of place in the Victorian era the books are based on except for the fact that she is apparently topless except for a very large neck-bow. Mayor Jeremy Poynt fits the "jacket and hat" rule, with the addition of spats - but no shoes.
  • Koziolek Matolek, from the Polish children's book series of the same name, is a shirtless, anthropomorphic goat.
  • The Cat In The Hat, who wore a bowtie, gloves, a stovepipe hat and nothing else.
  • John Varley does this with an eight year old boy for the show-in-the-book in The Golden Globe
    John Valentine: Interesting. But what about the pants?
    Gideon Peppy: Donald Duck never wore pants.
    John Valentine: Yes. And Donald Duck was a cartoon, a water fowl, and imaginary. And, apparently, sexless. You should bear in mind that my son is a real little boy.
    • Sparky gets a female sidekick with basically the same dress
    • And they “morph some britches on ’em” for the “Planet of the Prudes”, Vesta.
  • Destined to Lead Resurge is this for most of book one, and continues to be even after coming into possession of a chripl-skin vest.