Fully Dressed Cartoon Animal
With animal characters in video games and animated movies, shorts, and TV shows, you are bound to find animals with just enough clothing or accessories to make it quirky to that character without covering up the most basic cues like accessory wearing
cartoon animals. With Barefoot Cartoon Animals
, keeping the feet exposed emphasizes their animal qualities and prevents them from appearing too human
. But there are also animal characters who dress in a full outfit and wear shoes.
This animal clothing trope is often averted because a full outfit with shoes, especially full-length pants and a long sleeve shirt with shoes, has a high chance of obscuring what species a particular animal character is. But there are a lot of animal characters who are fully clothed by human standards. There are three main situations that would provoke the use of this trope:
- The author wants to hide the character's species.
- The animals are meant to be totally humanized, mostly in a Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My! world.
- The setting and time period are portrayed using the outfits.
There are three variants of this trope, characters who are always or almost always fully-dressed, those who are often fully dressed or fully dressed most of the time, and those who are fully dressed only in certain appearances or scenes.
Contrast with Barefoot Cartoon Animals
, who do not wear shoes but are otherwise fully dressed, and half-dressed
and accessory-wearing, but otherwise naked
cartoon animals, who only wear partial clothing or accessories.
Subtrope of Appropriate Animal Attire
. Often, but not always overlaps with The One Who Wears Shoes
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Advertising and Consumer Products
- The Car Fox from CARFAX wears a white & black T-Shirt, light brown trousers and a pair of white sneakers.
- Peter Panda from the classic Child World toy store in the mid 1980s.
- Jack, spokesdog for Latin America's Chocolisto chocolate milk products, sports a typical adolescent wardrobe that includes a backpack, a backwards cap and headphones.
- Chuck E. Cheese, the spokesmouse for Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza, had several costumes from the '90s onward that applied to this trope, in both live action and animated form as seen here. His current wardrobe consists of a purple & green t-shirt, blue jeans and red & white sneakers.
- The Coco Gang from Kellogg's Cocoa Krispies cereal in overseas markets. Consisted of Coco the Monkey (who was initially the one without shoes), Heftie the Hippo, Shortie the Giraffe and Osmelda the Ostrich, their current attire is that of an urban city style (in contrast to their island/pacific wardrobe from the '90s and 2000s).
- Bongo the Monkey from Dannon's Danimals, also the Danimals XL Wildcat.
- Deconstructed in a FedEx commercial
- In his current incarnation, Gansito (the teenage goose mascot for Marinela's Gansito snack cakes) has a typical wardrobe that fits into this trope.
- Dig 'Em the Frog from Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal.
- Kid Cuisine's The Chef, who was a fully dressed polar bear in a white chef's costume and hat.
- Syd the Koala Yummies Koala mascot, who dressed in a Hawaiian shirt, shorts, sandals and shades.
- McGruff the Crime Dog and his nephew Scruff. McGruff is best known for his trademark trenchcoat and the immortal slogan "Take a bite out of crime!"
- The Nesquik Bunny had a costume upgrade in the 2000s, complete with a shirt with the letter N on the front side, a pair of sneakers and a backward cap. This has been seen mostly in European and Central American advertising.
- Cotton the white rabbit from Paas Easter Eggs wears blue overalls and red sneakers.
- Chris Mouse, the Swiss Colony mouse in the Santa Claus suit.
- Tyco RC's Racin' Rat mascot from the late '90s.
Anime and Manga
- The cast of Albedo Erma Felna EDF. Bird species outside of penguins are the exception, they usually just wear a dickey with their badge/rank designations and other just appear with their plumage.
- John Blacksad, Weekly and the rest of the cast from the French-Spanish comic book series Blacksad.
- The furry cast of Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars, in the original comic as well as the Animated Adaptation and Video Game.
- Fix und Foxi and their friends, from the self-titled comic series.
- All the animal characters in Grandville.
- The adolescent critters from the '50s comic book series Hi-Jinx.
- Mr. Toad, Rat, Mole, Badger, and the weasels from The Wind in the Willows segment of The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.
- The Walrus, the March Hare, and the Dormouse from Disney's Alice in Wonderland.
- Bridget from An American Tail, but only because she's The One Who Wears Shoes. Also, Tanya in the sequel.
- Some main characters from Animalympics, including Bolt Jenkins, Kurt WŘffner, RenÚ Fromage and Kit Mambo.
- Mouse agent Nick Grabowsky (aka Gary Gumshoe) and other rodent and feline characters in Cat City.
- Some of the animal characters from the 1993 Animated Adaptation of David Copperfield. The titular character switches between this and Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal for much of the story.
- Cousin Kristofferson, Coach Skip, and Beaver's son in Fantastic Mr. Fox.
- The mice and rats from Flushed Away.
- Basil of Baker Street, Professor Ratigan and other mice characters from The Great Mouse Detective.
- The central cast of critters from Gum Nutz. The main protagonist, Claude the numbat, doesn't wear any shoes.
- Inspector Nicky Flippers and Chief Grizzly from Hoodwinked.
- E.B.'s father in Hop is fully dressed. Also, E.B. is fully dressed at the end, even though he is a Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal in most of the duration of the movie.
- Master Shifu and Tigress from the main cast of the Kung Fu Panda franchise.
- Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio.
- Rango in his western duds. Also Beans, Priscilla, Spoons and the rest of the townspeople of Dirt.
- Several characters, including Maid Marian, Prince John, Friar Tuck and the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood.
- Chanticleer from Rock-A-Doodle switches between this and Barefoot Cartoon Animal depending on the scene.
- Some of the aliens from the Star Wars films.
- Stuart Little in the self-titled film series.
- Despereaux, Roscuro and other mouse and rat characters from The Tale of Despereaux.
- Several humanoid characters including Captain Amelia and Dr. Delbert Doppler on Disney's Treasure Planet
- Greasy, one of the five Toon Patrol weasels from Who Framed Roger Rabbit, is fully dressed, unlike the other four weasels, who are half-dressed.
- Brown Bear and White Bear from the self-titled series of books.
- The anthropomorphic bear and mouse characters from the Ernest et CÚlestine book series.
- Most of the main characters from Mercer Mayer's LC and the Critter Kids.
- The Leap Frog Kids: Leap, Lily and Tad.
- The title character of Little Bear averts this trope by usually being completely unclothed, yet his parents and grandparents play this trope straight by being fully-dressed including shoe-wearing.
- Lowly Worm from the Richard Scarry books. Ironic, given the fact that he doesn't have limbs.
- Deconstructed and parodied in Little Mouse Gets Ready by Jeff Smith, part of the Toon Book comic picture book series and a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. In the book, Little Mouse's mother tells him to "go and get ready" for a visit to the barn with his brothers and sisters. So he does, putting on his clothes and making sure to slip his tail through the specially designed hole in his underpants and pants. After buttoning up his red shirt, he's ready, only for his mother to tell him "Why, Little Mouse! WHAT are you doing? ... Mice don't wear clothes. He tosses them all off and calls himself a "silly little mouse."
- Banks the Dog from Barkeater Lake.
- The cast of characters from Pluggers.
- Several characters from The Sunshine Club.
- Data East's Playboy 35th Anniversary pinball features a human-sized white rabbit wearing a black suit and slacks, interacting with the playmates at the Mansion pool.
- Bananas in Pajamas' friends The Teddy Bears (Amy, Lulu and Morgan) and Rat in a Hat.
- Theo Lion's musical alter ego, B.B. the King of Beasts, on Between the Lions.
- Also, Lionel's friend, Gus Rabbit.
- Dirty Dragon from The B.J. and Dirty Dragon Show and Gigglesnort Hotel.
- Hip Hop Harry
- Miss Piggy from The Muppets.
- Roland Rat and his animal friends, from the self-titled British series.
- Sancho Panda from The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda.
- Sunni Gummi from Adventures of the Gummi Bears.
- Several supporting characters from Alfred J. Kwak, including series regular Professor Paljas von Pingu´n (aka Professor Buffon), fit into this trope.
- The Chipettes in the 1980s Alvin and the Chipmunks cartoon. Also the Chipmunks, when in costume or other attire.
- Anais from The Amazing World of Gumball, in contrast to most other characters who don't wear shoesnote , only wear shoes, or wear nothing.
- Angelina and her mouse friends when in their dancing outfits on Angelina Ballerina. Also, the entire mouseling cast in the follow-up series Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps.
- Fermin Flaxseed from the Animaniacs episode, "The Big Candy Store".
- The anthropomorphic animal characters from Arthur.
- Atom Ant wears an orange and purple jumpsuit and white helmet.
- The main animal cast from Babar.
- Tasha the hippo from The Backyardigans.
- Baggy Pants, an alley cat version of Charlie Chaplin, from the De Patie Freleng Enterprises series Baggy Pants and the Nitwits.
- The Dingo brothers from Bravestarr
- Maggie Belle and her sister Sue from Calvin And The Colonel.
- Captain O.G. Readmore.
- The main characters from Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys.
- The Greasers and other supporting characters from CatDog.
- Country, Kitty Jo and Jessie from The Cattanooga Cats.
- Gadget from Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is usually a Barefoot Cartoon Animal, but in the rare case that she is sent in to infiltrate by dressing as a Femme Fatale, her costume is a full outfit invariably including high heels. Also, Rat Capone (who appeared on that episode) had a 3-piece suit with shoes and a fedora.
- The Street Frogs from Rankin/Bass' The Comic Strip
- Most of the supporting characters from Count Duckula.
- Emily, Alexander and most of the supporting mice and rat characters from The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures.
- Chauncey "Flatface" Frog and a few other supporting characters from Courageous Cat And Minute Mouse.
- Baskerville from Cyberchase
- The cast of Danger Mouse. (DM wears a jumpsuit the same colour as his fur. It only looks as though he's wearing nothing but a belt and a Chest Insignia.)
- Quackerjack, Megavolt, and Steelbeak from Darkwing Duck.
- Ace Hart, Bugsy Vile and the rest of the characters from Jim Henson's Dog City. Also, Eliot Shag and his friends in the live-action Muppet segments.
- Some supporting mouse and rat characters from the Canadian series Eckhart.
- Rock Bottom the bulldog from Felix the Cat.
- The Get Along Gang.
- Muggsy and Tred from Get Muggsy!, but strangely not Carl, who is nude.
- The main characters from Go-Go Gophers.
- Poochie the dog from The Itchy & Scratchy Show.
- Piggley Winks and most other characters from Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks.
- Terrytoons' James Hound.
- The Monkey King and other animal characters from Journey to the West.
- Dirty Dawg from The Kwicky Koala Show.
- Lapitch, Lisa and other critters from Lapitch The Little Shoemaker. Lapitch switches between this trope and Barefoot Cartoon Animal, depending on the story.
- Spencer and Kate Lionheart from MGM's The Lionhearts.
- Claude of Bunny and Claude, the Funny Animal version of Bonnie and Clyde from the late 1960s Looney Tunes.
- The main characters from Loonatics Unleashed.
- The Mighty Ducks.
- Mighty Mouse, Pearl Pureheart and Oil Can Harry from the Mighty Mouse Show.
- Mumfie the Neliphant from the Mumfie series.
- The cast from Filmation's M-U-S-H.
- Principal Pixiefrog from the main cast of My Gym Partner's A Monkey.
- Alfred Hedgehog and the rest of the anthro characters from The Mysteries Of Alfred Hedgehog.
- Elliot the Condor and some central animal characters from the TV special No Man's Valley.
- Spiffy the Cat and Goldie Hound from The Oddball Couple.
- MC Skat Kat from Paula Abdul's music video Opposites Attract.
- The main anthro characters from Paws & Tales: The Wildwood Adventures.
- The characters from Piggsburg Pigs.
- Mr. Nesmith, Sheen's chimp assistant from Planet Sheen, wears an astronaut suit and fez.
- The Redcoat Cats from the animated special Pups of Liberty.
- Lisa and Sophia from The Raccoons.
- The canine cast of characters from Rankin/Bass' animated special The Red Baron.
- The Road Rovers.
- The animal characters from Rupert.
- The title character from Filmation's The Secret Lives Of Waldo Kitty. Several of Waldo's costumes have applied to this trope.
- Two, Six and Seven from Seven Little Monsters.
- Although having just an oversized T-shirt as his regular wardrobe, Three dons a different costume pertainable to the plot of each episode, in which case a good one-third of his wardrobe applies to this trope.
- The titular character and some of the townsfolk in Sheriff Callie's Wild West.
- Blip the monkey sidekick from Space Ghost.
- SpongeBob SquarePants.
- Sandy Cheeks is also another one, but they come with the diving suit. In her home, she's a straight-up Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal, wearing only a bikini.
- Gleek the Space Monkey from Super Friends.
- SuperTed, a talking (and flying!) teddy bear from the self-titled series. When not fighting crime, SuperTed's super suit is worn under his body of fur.
- Alpha Pig from Super Why!.
- Every character in SWAT Kats except T-Bone and Razor in their pilot suits (they wear shoes in their civilian attire) and Dark Kat is fully dressed with footwear.
- Don Karnage, Gibber and some incidental characters from TaleSpin.
- The Tasmanian Devil's parents (Hugh and Jean) and sister Molly on Taz-Mania.
- Scott Helperman the talking dog from Teacher's Pet.
- DoorMouse and The Shape Bandit from Team Umizoomi. The rest are either Barefoot Cartoon Animals, Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animals, or Nude Animals (Whether they're talking or not).
- The six suit-wearing dogs from the animated short Technological Threat.
- Mondo Gecko, Bebop, Rocksteady, and Leatherhead from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987.
- Lilly and Mrs. Jenkins from Timothy Goes to School.
- Slick Wolf (aka McWolf) from The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show and Western Tom And Jerry Kids had many costumes that fit into this trope, which in turn were carried over from his wolf predecessors from the classic Tex Avery cartoons.
- Benny the Ball's mother from Top Cat.
- Kitty Katswell and Keswick from the main cast of T.U.F.F. Puppy.
- The Turbo Dogs.
- Underdog, Sweet Polly Purebred and Riff Raff from The Underdog Show
- Elliot Mouse and The Untouchables.
- The main cast of Urban Vermin.
- Majority of the funny animal characters on Victor & Hugo: Bunglers in Crime.
- Some of the supporting background characters in Wild West COW Boys Of Moo Mesa.
- Adolescent Cindy Bear from Yo Yogi!.
- There are quite a few Classic Disney Shorts characters who are fully dressed and wearing shoes, including:
- Goofy in all but the earliest depictions
- Clarabelle Cow in most appearances
- Pete in all but the earliest depictions
- Max and PJ
- Minnie Mouse when she is fully dressed
- Mortimer Mouse
- Mickey Mouse, Whenever he's not depicted wearing his "classic" outfit.
- Horace Horsecollar in House of Mouse and Kingdom Hearts.
- Almost all of the dognoses in the Disney comics, DuckTales, Goof Troop, A Goofy Movie, and An Extremely Goofy Movie, including The Beagle Boys, Peg, Pistol, and Roxanne.
- Daisy Duck in Quack Pack, as opposed to other appearances where she is half dressed.