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.
  • The animated film of Night on the Galactic Railroad makes the main characters anthropomorphic cats, although there are some human secondary characters.

    Comic Books 

    Film - Animated 


    Live Action TV 

    Puppet Shows 

    Tabletop Games 
  • Critter-TEK, a licenced(!) funny animal parody of BattleTech. The Federated Suns become the Amphibian Suns, the Lyran Commonwealth becomes the Feline Commonwealth, and so on.

    Video Games 
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is an inversion - Monkey and Pigsy have changed from a monkey and a pig to humans, as is often the case with adaptations of Journey to the West.


    Western Animation