Barefoot Cartoon Animal
aka: Barefoot Cartoon Animals
have differing levels of clothing, sometimes even between different characters in the same work. You've got your Accessory Wearing Cartoon Animals
, who are basically naked except for one or two token items. There are also Half Dressed Cartoon Animals
, who wear a shirt or
pants, but not both. There are even Fully Dressed Cartoon Animals
who have complete outfits. And then there's the subject of this article—cartoon animals who are almost fully clothed by human standards, but who, for whatever reason, go barefoot.note
As the number of examples demonstrates, this is a common trope in works featuring Funny Animals
. Here are some possible reasons:
- The trope may be Justified by the characters having hooves, large claws, or oddly-shaped hind paws which it would be difficult for shoes to accommodate.
- The trope may also be Justified by the characters being from a culture where shoes aren't seen as a social requirement, such as with J. R. R. Tolkien's hobbits, or are from a civilization that Does Not Like Shoes.
- There's another possible explanation for this, more or less based in Rule of Perception: Generally, anthropomorphic animals (especially of the Petting Zoo People variety) have essentially human anatomy except for their heads, tails, and (in most cases) feet, so keeping all three of those elements exposed emphasizes their animal qualities and prevents them from appearing too human. (It's not unreasonable to think, for example, that long pants made for anthropomorphic animals would have long sleeves to accommodate their tails as well, but strangely, almost nobody ever depicts such a thing.)
Spats without shoes or socks count as this trope because they do not cover the soles of the feet.
The One Who Wears Shoes
is about aversions
of this trope, especially Civilized Animals
and Funny Animals
who use footwear when going barefoot is normal for the setting.
A lot of Accessory Wearing Cartoon Animals
and Half Dressed Cartoon Animals also
happen to be barefoot; to keep things cleaner, this page only covers barefoot characters who are otherwise properly-dressed.
Most of these characters have Humanlike Foot Anatomy
Subtrope of Appropriate Animal Attire
open/close all folders
Advertising and Consumer Products
- Max and Molly◊, the Female Feline, Male Mutt mascots of 1-800-PET-MEDS, who wear only Labcoats of Science and Medicine.
- Elsie the Borden Cow.
- The Boubin Bear for Boubin Automotive Service. His wardrobe includes a hat, vest, and jeans, but no shoes (or shirt). He holds his jeans up and tips his hat while saying "It's the bear facts, folks!"
- The live-action chimp office workers from the mid 2000s CareerBuilder.com commercial package were dressed in business wear with the absence of shoes.
- Peter Panda from the classic Child World toy store.
- Coco the Monkey from Kellogg's Cocoa Krispies cereal sports a t-shirt, blue jeans and a blue baseball cap.
- Chip the Wolf from Cookie Crisp cereal initially had a red jacket and blue slacks.
- Dannon's Danimals yogurt featured a snowboarding polar bear and a surfer alligator. Although, the Danimals XL wildcat was the one who wore shoes, at least one commercial featured him barefoot in board shorts.
- During a short time in the mid-to-late '80s, Purina Fit & Trim dog food featured a cartoon basset hound in exercise clothes, jogging in place.
- Fruit Brute the werewolf from the self-titled cereal line had a t-shirt to go with his striped overalls at one time.
- Birdie the Early Bird, one of the McDonald's characters, wears only overalls and goggles.
- Mo the Bovine from MooTown Snacks.
- Unilever's Heartbrand line of assorted ice cream bars features as one of its mascots a barefoot toon lion named Max (aka The Paddle Pop Lion), who initially wore a safari shirt and khaki shorts. Max has made appearances on the Miko Motta Max brand ice cream in France as well as the Streets Paddle Pop brand in Australia and New Zealand.
- The original Racin' Rat from the self-titled Tyco RC toy car line.
- Although he usually didn't have a costume, Sambo's Restaurant mascot The Tiger was featured in a sports coat and light color trousers on some of their Tiger Club spots.
- Classic 7Up talking bird mascot Fresh Up Freddie had several costumes that applied to this trope.
- Sometimes, the Trix Rabbit's disguise will include a full set of clothes, but no shoes.
- Der Wienerdog, a former dachshund mascot for Wienerschnitzel, had a splashy red-and-yellow outfit with striped pants and a cape.
- Local Cleveland radio station WMMS-FM had a vulture mascot that wore a t-shirt and blue jeans. He was known only as The Buzzard.
Anime and Manga
- The male characters in Associated Student Bodies.
- Some characters in Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!!
- The titular character from Destroyer Duck.
- The anthro cast of Extinctioners. Even when the heroes are wearing their uniforms, in later designs their toes are uncovered.
- Some characters from Fritz the Cat. Fritz himself is a Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal.
- Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy and its various adaptations.
- Howard the Duck was originally a Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal, but when Disney complained about his (alleged) resemblance to Donald Duck, he was given pants (but not shoes).
- Honey Bunny of Looney Tunes comic books, the precursor to Lola Bunny.
- The cast of Omaha the Cat Dancer, although their feet look atypically human for this trope.
- Though he started out with just shorts in his animated cartoons, the silver-age version of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit had a sports coat and trousers for his wardrobe.
- Sam the dog from Sam & Max: Freelance Police.
- Tawky Tawny, Captain Marvel's bipedal tiger friend from Shazam. Mr. Tawny wears a green checkered jacket, necktie and dark slacks. Later incarnations includes a pair of shoes as well.
- Although inverted in Sonic the Hedgehog (see its entry in Video Games), played straight in Sonic Sat AM and the Archie comics. There, several characters go barefoot, including a fair portion of the main cast (Rotor, Bunnie pre-and-post-roboticization, Dulcy, Nicole when in furry form, even Tails when he was very little) and a great deal of minor and background characters (Rosemary Prower, the alien Ceneca-9009). Sonic the Comic had a few instances, as well. Official, straight-from-the-game characters generally end up as the ones who wear shoes in all cases, albeit not the only ones.
- After the second Genesis Wave that began Sonic the Hedgehog/Mega Man: Worlds Collide effectively rebooted the universe, everyone who had previously regularly gone barefoot now regularly wears shoes, including Rotor, Nicole and Bunnie (who regained her robotic limbs, but whose robotic feet now look more like white, pink-striped boots). However, another barefooter, a Fish Person named Coral the Betta, was introduced later on, in issue #260, as part of a Sonic Unleashed adaptation.
- Spider-Man villain The Lizard, whose outfit consists of a lab coat and pants.
- The entire cast of Sunnyville Stories; nobody wears shoes, but they do wear clothing.
- Gill Girl, the webfooted Fish Person from Teen Titans Go!, wears a bathing suit-like outfit.
- The anthropomorphic animals of Tooth And Claw don't wear shoes, even though some have human-like feet.
- This becomes a Discussed Trope in the Crossover fanfic Basil's American Tail, which brings together The Great Mouse Detective and An American Tail. Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal Basil of Baker Street reviews one of the cultural differences between British and American mice with his new friend, Nellie Brie:
Basil: I don't know what it is with you Americans and your aversion to shoes.
Nellie: Oh don't be such a snob. Besides, shoes are for humans.
Basil: I'll have you know that every good detective needs a nice pair of shoes if they want to make their footprints less identifiable.
- Later, Basil finds himself forced to admit to Nellie that "being in our natural barefoot state does have its advantages when you're climbing about."
"[Olivia] had trouble walking down the road barefoot, being pained by little pebbles. She didn't know how Fievel did it."
- Played with in Becoming Ponies by Pinkie's counterpart. He identifies the rubber circlets around his forehooves as spats, but it's pretty clear he's being sarcastic.
- The White Rabbit and Bill the lizard from Disney's Alice in Wonderland.
- The White Rabbit, Dormouse and the March Hare from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.
- The Chipettes from Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel. The Chipmunks themselves are Half Dressed Cartoon Animals in the live action films.
- The majority of the mice from An American Tail (the cats tend to be straight-up Half Dressed Cartoon Animals).
- The Beast from Beauty and the Beast.
- The Naboombu soccer players from Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
- Most of the animal characters in Cats Don't Dance.
- Most of the characters from Chicken Little.
- Rat characters Nick and Fetcher from Chicken Run.
- All of the animal cast from Fantastic Mr. Fox, with the exceptions of Kris, Coach Skip and the Beaver's unnamed son.
- As with the original comic, some characters from Fritz the Cat and The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat.
- The trolls from Frozen.
- As in other media, Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy.
- The Big Bad Wolf from Hoodwinked, of which he initially wore just a blue hoodie in the first movie, added a pair of pants to his wardrobe for the sequel.
- The suburban werewolf family from Hotel Transylvania.
- The live-action film adaptation of Howard the Duck features the main character with pants on.
- Most of the supporting animal characters in Kung Fu Panda.
- Stitch from Lilo & Stitch was first seen wearing an orange jumpsuit while he is in "alien mode."
- Also, Dr. Jumba Jookiba, the Grand Councilwoman, and Gantu.
- A few incarnations of the Wolf Man have appeared fully clothed yet barefoot in some animated movies such as Mad Monster Party, Monster Mash and the aforemntioned Hotel Transylvania.
- Celia from Monsters, Inc. is a variation; she has tentacles instead of feet.
- In Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Mr. Peabody is usually an Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal, but his period costumes when he's Time Traveling fall into either this category or Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal. The only time he's shown with footwear is when he goes ice skating with Sherman.
- About half of the characters in Once Upon a Forest are this, the other characters being Half Dressed Cartoon Animals.
- J. Worthington Foulfellow and Gideon from Pinocchio.
- Mister Bobo, the world’s first Man-panzee from The Pirates! Band of Misfits, is an intelligent chimp who dresses in a suit with spats over his hind paws.
- The female aliens from Planet 51. The males wear nothing below the waist.
- Some supporting characters from Rango, including Mr. Merrimack (a squirrel) and Buford the barkeep (a toad).
- Some characters from The Rescuers, though the leads are Half Dressed Cartoon Animals. Bernard first appears as one, wearing a red sweater, a red cap, and blue overalls rather like Mario.
- Some of the cast from Robin Hood including Lady Kluck and Alan-a-Dale, plus Mother Rabbit and her children (for whom this trope probably overlaps with Barefoot Poverty).
- A few incidental from Rock-A-Doodle, along with Chanticleer switching in and out of wearing shoes depending on the scene.
- The title character of Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
- Most of the rats from The Secret Of NIMH, with Nicodemus as The One Who Wears Shoes.
- Most furry characters from Song of the South, notably Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox.
- The titular heroes of Space Chimps.
- Lola Bunny from Space Jam, as well as the other furry characters in their Tune Squad uniforms. This is lampshaded when Michael Jordan asks if the toons have a pair of basketball shoes he could borrow—cut to a few shots of the toons' feet.
- Some of the aliens from the Star Wars films, notably Yoda and Jar Jar Binks.
- Some of the rats from The Tale of Despereaux.
- The Big Bad Wolf from the Looney Tunes short The Three Little Bops wears a sports coat, necktie and slacks.
- An anthro version of Tom Sawyer featured this especially. The title character (a cat) switches between barefoot and wearing shoes in several scenes. A few supporting characters who are barefoot throughout include Huckleberry Finn, Amy Lawrence, Judge Thatcher and Injurin' Joe.
- The singing hound dog from Bill Plympton's The Tune wears an Elvis Presley costume during his music number.
- Based on the concept art, this trope will be in effect for Disney's 2016 feature Zootopia, which takes place in a World of Funny Animals.
Live Action TV
- Sgt. Snorkel's identically dressed pet dog Otto from Beetle Bailey.
- Doc Rat and most of the supporting anthro characters in this self-titled Australian comic series.
- Fritz the Dog from Ink Pen. Fritz is so uptight that he wears a dress shirt and tie with black pants every single day. This was a problem when he worked as a stunt double for other cartoon dogs like Marmaduke or Scooby-Doo where he would wear a furry dog suit because he refused to do "nude scenes".
- Most characters from Slylock Fox.
- The policemen of Police Force are almost fully clothed, save for their lack of shoes.
- Pestor the frog and some additional characters from Adrenalin Misfits, though most of them do not wear t-shirts. A few other characters such as Sabre (a timber wolf) and Blaizer (a salamander) wear open-toed boots.
- Many characters from the Animal Crossing series are this.
- Garr from Breath of Fire III. This is both because the Guardian's (species of which Garr is a member) anatomy includes massive feet and because they wanted to show off said anatomy.
- Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. mostly stars humans, but has one Funny Animal with Lion; while he's wearing some sort of metal anklets, he doesn't wear shoes, presumably because his feet are digitigrade (his heels don't lie on the ground).
- Boki, the player character from Copy Kitty, doesn't wear shoes. Crystal-encased feet are almost shoes, but that's just natural Kitera anatomy.
- A couple of mutant animals from the Crash Bandicoot series also has this such as Koala Kong and the Komodo Brothers. The rest tend to be fully clothed or naked.
- Practically every NPC from Dust: An Elysian Tail goes barefoot. Dust himself has boots, while Fidget, leaning more toward Funny Animal in a world of Petting Zoo People, doesn't really wear clothes to begin with.
- The beast races in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, the Khajiit and the Argonians, are unable to wear shoes because their feet are bigger and differently shaped. This also extends to helmets; they can't wear anything that covers their whole face. It then got subverted in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, where they are able to do just that.
- The reason is that Bethesda, wanting the beast races to be more exotic, gave them digitigrade feet (along with turning the Khajiit from the Ohmes found in Arena-Daggerfall to the Suthay-raht in Morrowind) as opposed to the plantigrade feet they would later receive in Oblivion and Skyrim.
- Milla Basset from Freedom Planet is the the only (known) cast member to go barefoot; her description in this art of her notes "she has a strong connection to the earth" alongside her distaste for shoes, implying her to be an Earthy Barefoot Character. Considering this is from a cast full of Fully Dressed Cartoon Animals, this would also make her an inversion of The One Who Wears Shoes.
- The anthro version of Frogger had a near-full set of traveling clothes that fits this trope throughout the 2000s in subsequent sequels such as Frogger: The Great Quest and Frogger Beyond.
- The cast of Fur Fighters.
- Sveta from Golden Sun: Dark Dawn is this, even though she can still equip boots like any other character.
- Pretty much the entire cast from High Seas Havoc, including the main protagonist.
- The "morphs" from Inherit the Earth.
- Tess from Jak and Daxter when she becomes an Ottsel.
- Lori Jackrabbit from Jazz Jackrabbit, plus Jazz himself when his outfit includes pants.
- C.J. Frog from the Jump Start series of CD-ROMs. His usual outfit is a safari vest, khaki shorts and a fedora.
- Rocket Raccoon's outfit in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 covers everything on his body except his head, his tail, and his hind paws.
- Several incidental funny animal characters from the online game Pirate 101.
- Shema and Shameen from Quest for Glory.
- Ratchet from Ratchet & Clank is this in the first game, as well as a Walking Shirtless Scene. All of his armor in the next few games featured boots, but in Size Matters he appeared in his original outfit again. When he next appeared in casual clothes (in Tools of Destruction), he was wearing boots again (as well as overalls).
- Several versions of Reader Rabbit.
- The cast of Rework the Dead: Evil.
- Inverted with the Sonic the Hedgehog games, since most of the characters wear nothing but shoes and gloves. (Some of the characters, such as Ix, Charmy, and most females do wear actual clothes, but also have shoes and gloves.)
- Played straight with every single player character in Sonic's Schoolhouse, although due to the first-person viewpoint, you have to play two-player to realize this.
- TY from Ty the Tasmanian Tiger is one of the few main characters in the series who doesn't wear shoes. He's also somehow capable of grinding on rails.
- Toriel from Undertale.
- The cast of 21st Century Fox, although the protagonist is still offered a Shoe Phone at one point.
- Katie's Khajiit character in Awkward Zombie strips based on Oblivion and Skyrim is always barefoot. Presumably personal preference, since both Oblivion and Skyrim Khajiit are perfectly capable of wearing shoes (as opposed to, say, those in Morrowind).
- Most characters from Boomer Express.
- Several characters from Broken Plot Device.
- Most characters from Catena. Their feet tend to be drawn in much greater detail than most examples of this trope.
- Kira and Toby from Chivalry And Knavery.
- Pretty much the norm for anyone who wore clothes in Commander Kitty, before the Continuity Reboot. After it, the characters tend to be either fully dressed or mostly naked, with some exceptions like Grootly and Zenith.
- A lot of characters from Concession.
- Most of the cast of Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures , but especially Mab who hates shoes.
- The cast of Darastrix.
- Touya and Ishimaru from Demon Blade, who are a fox and a raccoon respectively.
- Some characters from Dreamkeepers.
- Gustine Greene (a humanoid talking rhino), Wally Wallechinsky (a cat) plus some additional incidental characters from Endtown.
- Everyone in Fite!
- Almost every single character in Fur Will Fly and its Spin-Off Coming Up Violet who isn't a firefighter, soldier, or human.
- The cast of Good Cheese.
- June Blue Delias from Haru-Sari.
- Some characters from Horndog.
- The Da'Kor from Inverloch.
- Some characters in Jack. The series is rather inconsistent on whether or not shoes are the norm.
- The cast of Kevin & Kell, except for the human baby Francis.
- Last Res0rt saves this for the truly weird-footed species — mostly Anyr and Vidians so far.
- Averted with the Zillans, who DO wear shoes, despite being depicted with some rather gnarly claw-feet otherwise.
- Though occasionally shown wearing shoes, the characters of Las Lindas generally fit the trope.
- The Laugh Out Loud Cats. Lampshaded in this strip.
"I'd make a peach cobblr
, but we don't evn wear shoes."
- Krunch Bloodrage from Looking for Group.
- The cast of Murry Purry Fresh And Furry.
- Most Ozy and Millie characters (as in the pic above), with some prominent exceptions. Ozy, Avery, and Ms. Sorkowitz are Half Dressed Cartoon Animals. Meanwhile, Isolde is both a Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal and The One Who Wears Shoes, as was Ms. Mudd in some early strips. Also, Locke is never shown without his pirate boots.
- The Eldlorian goblins and the Orcs from Planes Of Eldlor.
- Most of the cast from Poppy O'Possum, including the comic's namesake character. Her bio mentions she has an interest in collecting socks, despite not wearing shoes.
- The cast of Precocious.
- Katia Managan from Prequel. Zig-Zagged and combined with Barefoot Poverty, however; she isn't particularly averse to boots, even expressing a desire to purchase some, but she's prone to Perpetual Poverty, so she can't really afford them. She is given a pair fairly early on, but they quickly go missing (along with the entire outfit they came with) after a drunken threesome with a necromancer. After spending most of the comic barefoot in a mage's robe, she loses that, too, but gains a new outfit by entering in a dance contest, gaining a new pair of boots with them; no telling when they'll go missing again and she'll be right back to this trope.
- Rajirra in Kvatch is a straighter example of the trope: it being summer in the south of Cyrodiil, she consciously chooses to go around town barefoot. Presumably, this helps with her acrobatics, as she's stated to be fairly adept at those. (Unfortunately for her, an earlier conversation between Katia and Aggy led to a layer of snow covering the ground...)
- The title character of Raine Dog in some early artwork. In the comic proper, the most she ever wears is a Badass Longcoat.
- The cast of Sabrina Online, although Sabrina herself is a Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal—or at least looks like one, since the Word of God from creator Eric Schwartz is that she's actually wearing the furry equivalent of Nude Colored Pants. This trope also holds true for Schwartz's other characters.
- The cast of The Secret Lives Of Flowers.
- Some of the furry characters from Sequential Art, mainly Pip and the Squirrel Girls.
- The cast of SERGOM.
- The cast of S.S.D.D.
- The characters from The Suburban Jungle.
Leona: What's so significant about being barefoot in the park?
Conrad: I have no idea, really. It's a pretty whacked-out play.
- The Vulpine from Terinu, who have a plantigrade stance.
- All characters but one in Those Destined.
- The furry characters in TwoKinds.
- The cast of Vinci and Arty.
- All of the main cast of The Whiteboard. Swampy even Lampshaded it in this strip:
Swamp Fox: ". . . why do I even own socks?"
- The cast of Work Sucks, except for Socks, who's named after the socks he always wears.
- Several furry characters in The World of Vicki Fox, including Vicki herself and Meredith Skunk.
Aussie: You'll drag me in every shoe shop in the mall... to buy shoes you don't even wear!
- Several of the dragons from X Dragoon.
- The cast of You Say It First and Namir Deiter.
- A great deal of anthro/furry artists on the web always draw their characters barefoot, even if they're otherwise dressed perfectly normally, and even in situations where going barefoot is inadvisable (like, say, in snow). Listing specific artists would likely quadruple the length of the list, however.
- The trope is very rarely lampshaded, and often times not even noted; that is, it's not uncommon for a character's reference sheet to depict the character barefoot, even in multiple different costumes, but even if it goes into great detail about the character's wardrobe preferences, their preferred footwear (or preference to go barefoot) is never brought up.
- '90s cult icon Elmo Aardvark usually appeared fully dressed with a red vest and necktie. He ditched the shoes for his appearance on the self-titled web series Elmo Aardvark: Outer Space Detective! in 2004.
- Bethany and Bob from Game Dogs. This gets outright surreal in episode 8 when Jennifer mentions Bethany's shoes—after we just saw Bethany walk through the door barefoot. And the punchline is that they're out of style. Judging from Bethany's reaction to the remark ("Oh... I see what you did there"), Jennifer may have intended it as some sort of Stealth Insult.
- Very common in fanworks based on Ruby Quest, which was a borderline Stick Figure Comic. A one-off reference to Ruby's "UNATTRACTIVELY LONG FOOT" would imply this may be canon.
- Majority of the rabbit repertory company from Starz's 30-Second Bunnies parodies of movies.
- Some characters from The Wuffers.
- Alien Evil Sorceror Mogul and his Beleaguered Assistant Larry from Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers.
- Teddy Ruxpin, Quellor and Tweeg from the main cast of The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin.
- Zummi, Gruffi and Grammi from Adventures of the Gummi Bears.
- The cast from The Adventures Of T Rex, even in their Powered Armor.
- Some characters from Alfred J. Kwak, including Henk Mole, Krabnagel (aka Scratchypaws) and Dolf Crow in the main cast.
- Gumball and his parents from The Amazing World of Gumball. His adopted brother Darwin wears ONLY shoes, and his sister wears shoes or socks.
- Nearly every non-human character from Animaniacs, although quite a few of them are Half Dressed Cartoon Animals or Accessory Wearing Cartoon Animals.
- The blue Aardvark from The Ant and the Aardvark has a matching blue t-shirt and shorts. Majority of the characters in this cartoon series are all solid colors, which also includes one's clothing or other costumes.
- The cast of Around the World with Willy Fog.
- There was a bit in Around the World in 80 Days where Passepartout is put on trial for sacrilege, with his lost shoes as evidence. In Willy Fog, the incriminating item was changed to Rigadon's hat for this reason.
- Nadine from Arthur.
- Uniqua and Austin from The Backyardigans (applies occasionally to most of the characters' various costumes on select episodes.)
- Most characters from The Barkleys.
- Most of Barney Bear's costumes fall into this trope.
- Charlie & Junior Beary from The Beary Family.
- Everyone on The Bellflower Bunnies.
- Alien Con Man Argit from Ben 10: Alien Force.
- Benjamin The Elephant from the German cartoon series of the same name.
- The Berenstain Bears.
- Contrary to being fully dressed in a coat, tie, cap and vest in his comic book appearances, Batman villain Mr. Toad appeared barefoot with white spats on TV's Beware the Batman.
- The Bitsy Bears.
- Most of the cast of the Australian cartoon Blinky Bill. (Meatball was The One Who Wears Shoes.)
- Bonkers, from the self-titled series, had several costumes that fall into this category.
- Wacko Wolf (sp) from the Bozo the Clown cartoon show.
- The Prairie People and Hawgtie (a Pig Man member of Tex Hex's gang) from Bravestarr.
- Jessica and Tanner from The Bremen Avenue Experience.
- Bunny of Bunny and Claude, the Funny Animal version of Bonnie and Clyde from the late 60s Looney Tunes.
- Scoots and Groove from The Cattanooga Cats. This may be a case of barefoot = hillbilly typecasting instead, same for the Hillbilly Bears below.
- A few characters from Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, including Gadget, Tammy, Lahwhinie and Desiree d'Allure. Most of the other talking animal characters are of the half dressed variety.
- Chuckie Chan and several supporting characters from Chop Socky Chooks.
- Tim the Bear's son Raymond in The Cleveland Show.
- Jean Bon from Courage the Cowardly Dog.
- Courageous Cat and his sidekick Minute Mouse.
- Most characters from Danger Rangers.
- Wulf in Danny Phantom.
- Annie from NASCAR's Digger And Friends series (not to be confused with Digger). Marbles initially had a gray and orange jumpsuit in the merchandising art, but wore just a gray and orange T-shirt when the animated shorts were produced.
- Several of the dinosaur characters from Dinosaucers.
- Driver Dan the lion from Driver Dans Story Train.
- Peter Puppy in the Earthworm Jim cartoon, where he sports a shirt and some shorts, but no shoes; in the source game, however, he's completely nude.
- Eckhart the mouse and several supporting characters from the self-titled Canadian series.
- Ella The Elephant from the titular series, along with several supporting elephant characters.
- Brian Griffin of Family Guy is usually nude, and when he does wear clothes, his outfits usually include a shirt and pants but no shoes.
- Some background characters in Fantomcat.
- Belfry, the batty Non-Human Sidekick of Filmations Ghostbusters, wears only a leotard. Interestingly, when we meet his siblings in the episode "Whither Why", they're all Fully Dressed Cartoon Animals.
- Seven of the 9 Lives of Fraidy Cat have costumes that apply to this trope.
- #2 Kitty Wizard; #3 Captain Kitt, a pirate; #4 Sir Walter Cat, a noble cat; #5 Billy the Kit, a cowboy; #6 Jasper Catdaver, an undertaker; #7 Captain Eddie Cattenbakker, a pilot; #8 Hep Cat, a cat in a zoot suit.
- Gandy Goose's feline roommate Sourpuss from the classic Terrytoons series of shorts.
- Gary the Rat from the self-titled series.
- Bobo Haha, the talking monkey who is Generator Rex's Non-Human Sidekick.
- As with the original books, almost all the characters from the Animated Adaptation of Geronimo Stilton.
- Claude, the wiz kid numbat from Gum Nutz. Also borderlines on the preference of not wearing shoes, compared to the rest of the main cast.
- Paw Rugg and Floral Rugg from The Hillbilly Bears.
- Rhubarb and Musselmutt from The Houndcats. (The others don't wear pants.)
- Some supporting characters from Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks, including Ferny Toro and Hector MacBadger.
- Most characters from Kung Fu Panda Legends Of Awesomeness.
- Wilford Wolf from Kwicky Koala.
- Ironically, Lapitch Mouse from Lapitch The Little Shoemaker, switches in and out between this trope and Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal. Other supporting characters including the main villain Dirty Rat are a part of this trope as well.
- Lana and Judy Lionheart from The Lionhearts.
- Some characters from Little Mouse On The Prairie.
- The main pets in Littlest Pet Shop (2012) are usually Accessory Wearing Cartoon Animals. However, in "Winter Wonder Wha...?", they wear tuxedos while attempting to make a homesick penguin feel better.
- Speedy Gonzales and his fellow Mexican mice in their Looney Tunes appearances.
- Tina, Speedy Gonzales (again) and Lola Bunny (again) from The Looney Tunes Show.
- Hamilton from Maggie and the Ferocious Beast.
- Dylan the Rabbit from The Magic Roundabout.
- Punkin Puss from The Magilla Gorilla Show.
- Elizabeth from Marvin The Tap Dancing Horse.
- Some characters from Max and Ruby.
- Coco the Monkey from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
- Virgil and Hanuman from Mighty Max.
- Rat from The Modifyers.
- Kermit, Fozzie and Animal from Muppet Babies.
- Some characters from My Gym Partner's A Monkey. (Jake Spidermonkey is a Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal.)
- A few debatable cases in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Although the pony characters have hooves instead of feet, and despite the fact that they don't usually wear much in the way of clothes anyway, a couple of the various outfits and costumes they wear throughout the series either lack footwear entirely, or put footwear on the fore hooves (hand equivalents) while leaving the hind hooves (foot equivalents) unshod. Some examples of the latter scenario would be Applejack's boots and Rainbow Dash's gauntlet/slipper things in their respective Grand Galloping Gala costumes, as well as Rarity's slippers from her bathrobe outfit during her breakdown in "Suited For Success".
- This choice actually makes sense since ponies don't normally wear clothes to begin with, outfits are usually worn for decorative reasons, and shoes complete the outfit. Also, being quadrupedal, their back hooves will be obstructed by the front hooves or their dresses, so it wouldn't make sense to put shoes on hooves that won't be seen by others.
- Spike the dragon, who actually does have feet, is always barefoot, even in the few situations where he's otherwise wearing a full outfit (such as the getup he's tossed into in "The Ticket Master" or his bard outfit from "Hearth's Warming Eve").
- Oakly the Beaver and Victor Vole from The Mysteries Of Alfred Hedgehog.
- Kind of hard to tell in the Russian cartoon Nu, Pogodi!. The presence of Wolf's claws and what might be paw pads seem to imply this is the case, but everyone's drawn as if they're wearing slippers. Later episodes make it a little clearer that this is the case.
- The Mouse Queen from The Nutcracker Prince.
- Some supporting characters from The Oddball Couple. (Fleabag is a Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal while Spiffy and Goldie Hound are Fully Dressed Cartoon Animals.)
- The anthro pig characters from Olivia.
- Carmen from Patrol 03.
- Rat characters Scrag and Mr. Flea from Pearlie.
- Some of the characters from Pecola.
- The characters on the show are designed in an origami/cubed style. Though they have flat oval-shaped orbs for paws, those that are the same color as the character's hands and face are considered barefoot by default. The only exception are the penguin characters (who don't wear pants, by the way) that have webbed toes.
- Bright Eyes and Nose Marie from Pound Puppies (1980s).
- Huey, Dewey and Louie from Quack Pack.
- Snooper and Blabber, the Detective Animals from Quick Draw McGraw.
- Margaret (her mother, and most of her cousins), and Eileen from Regular Show.
- Tubb from Great Britain's Rubbadubbers.
- Salem from Sabrina: The Animated Series when he's wearing his smoking jacket outfit.
- Sammy the bear, Charlene the rabbit and Wiggy the dog from Sammy's Story Shop.
- The Sandokan animated series. This one doesn't seem to have an exception.
- Scaredy Squirrel from the the self-titled series. A few supporting characters, including series regular Paddy the ferret, were a part of this trope as well.
- Three of the Schoolhouse Rock shorts featured funny animals that fit this trope: Lucky Seven Sampson (a white rabbit with a number 7 on his right foot), the pool hustler cat in Naughty Number Nine, and the worker ants in Busy Prepositions.
- In The Secret Lives Of Waldo Kitty, majority of the supporting characters in the animated segments had costumes that applied to this trope.
- One and Five from Seven Little Monsters. One wears a tank top, shorts and a ballcap while Five wears yellow overalls.
- Although having just an oversized t-shirt as his regular wardrobe, Three dons a different costume that pertains to the plot of each episode, in which case a good 1/3 of his wardrobe applies to this trope.
- Some characters from Sheriff Callie's Wild West, most notably the trio of singing prairie dogs.
- Hardware and Windhammer, two alien members of Mon*Star's mob in SilverHawks.
- Poochie from The Simpsons goes back and forth between this trope and Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal.
- Many characters from the Australian cartoon Skippy: Adventures in Bushtown.
- Some supporting characters from The Smokey Bear Show. The main character has a bottom, but no top.
- The Space Cats.
- Some of the humanoid animal beings known as the Beastials from Spider-Man Unlimited.
- Lt. M'Ress from Star Trek: The Animated Series.
- From SWAT Kats: T-Bone and Razor in their pilot suits, as well as Dark Kat. Somewhat odd, given that everyone else on the show wears shoes, including the main characters in their civilian attire.
- Most of the animal cast from Sylvanian Families, as per their toyline.
- Many TaleSpin characters, including Rebecca and Molly Cunningham, Wildcat and Shere Khan in the main cast.
- Splinter from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987, as well as some of the supporting mutants such as Baxter Stockman, the Punk Frogs and Mona Lisa. (The Turtles themselves are Accessory Wearing Cartoon Animals.)
- The 2012 series includes Splinter in his long kimono coat, Rocksteady in his tank top and camouflage pants and Tigerclaw, a mutant tiger with a modern desperado wardrobe.
- Some werewolf characters from Teen Wolf, including Grandma and Grandpa Howard in the main cast.
- Practical Pig from Three Little Pigs.
- The Space Penguins and a few other characters from 3-2-1 Penguins!
- Some characters from ThunderCats.
- All the Beast Folk and Petting Zoo People of ThunderCats (2011), excepting Leo, Panthera and the Swordmaker. Justified in the case of the series' cats, shown using their foot claws to climb structures like the giant tree featured in their Gladiator Games. Noble Cats do make a point of wearing spats for fashion's sake.
- Babs Bunny, Hamton J. Pig, Plucky Duck, Shirley McLoon, Roderick Rat (sometimes a Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal) and Rhubella Rat from Tiny Toon Adventures.
- Most of the cast of Spongebob Squarepants. In fact, this led to a rather funny situation where SpongeBob forgot how to tie his shoes, and couldn't find anyone who could help him remember, because most everyone he asked either didn't wear shoes or didn't have feet.
- Some characters from Toad Patrol.
- Toot And Puddle.
- Junkyard, the humanoid mutant dog from Toxic Crusaders.
- Verminous Snaptrap, The Chameleon and several background characters, in T.U.F.F. Puppy.
- Darwin, the monkey sidekick from The Wild Thornberrys.
- The majority of the main cast and several background characters in Wild West COW Boys Of Moo Mesa.
- Wally Walrus and Buzz Buzzard from The Woody Woodpecker Show.
- Captain Huggy Face from WordGirl.
- Young Snagglepuss and Boo Boo from Yo Yogi! Snag wears a letterman jacket, shades and blue jeans while Boo Boo wears a blue ball cap, a yellow-and-red T-shirt and white shorts with his signature bow tie.