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Anthropomorphic Animal Adaptation
A lot of books that were written by famous authors have an entirely human cast. However, when the story is adapted (mostly as an Animated Adaptation), some creators decide the best way to really jazz up the story is to replace the humans with Funny Animals and Petting Zoo People. This is known as an Anthropomorphic Animal Adaptation.

Compare Adaptation Species Change.


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    Anime And Manga 
  • Sherlock Hound is Sherlock Holmes with an entirely canine cast.
  • Animal Treasure Island is a partial example. There are a few human children (notably Jim, the main character), but all the pirates are portrayed as animals.

    Comic Books 
  • The Spectacular Spider-Ham is Spider-Man as a pig. Also features various other animal-hero adaptations such as Deerdevil and Goose Rider.
  • Marvel Apes which is the Marvel universe...but everyone's an Ape or otherwise some kind of non-human primate (Spider-Man for example, is a Spider Monkey). Don't question it beyond Everything's Better with Monkeys.

    Film - Animated 
  • Disney's Robin Hood would be the Trope Codifier. For example, Robin Hood and Maid Marian are foxes, Little John is a bear, Prince John is a lion, the Sheriff of Nottingham is a wolf, etc.
  • In Oliver & Company, being that it's an adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, Oliver is a kitten and Fagin's gang are dogs. However, in a rare case, the animals are non-anthropomorphic.
  • There was a very loose animated adaptation of David Copperfield in which the Copperfield family and Murstone were cats, Uriah Heep was a rat, Peggoty was a hedgehog, Steerforth was a dog and Mr Micawber was a monkey.
  • The 2000 animated Tom Sawyer, in which Tom and Becky are cats, Huck is a fox, etc.
  • Treasure Planet is Treasure Island Recycled IN SPACE!. Some of the key characters (like the main character Jim and his mother) are still human, but the rest of the cast are different kind of aliens, many of whom look considerably animal-like. For example Captain Amelia is a cat-lady, Dr. Delbert Doppler has distinctly canine features, and Scroop, the pirate who attacks Jim, looks like something between a Giant Spider and a lobster.


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    Western Animation 

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