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->''"They're so cute. They're like if puppies and kittens could have babies."''
-->-- '''Leela''' talking about [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguin chicks]], ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''

A [[TastesLikeDiabetes cute widdle]] creature typically consisting of fur, [[BigEyesLittleEyes big eyes]], maybe a Big Smile, and little else. It's probably biologically unfeasible, if not [[YouFailBiologyForever downright impossible]], but who cares? It's stupidly huggable, and if the show is MerchandiseDriven, it will probably be a top seller. [[SeriesMascot In many cases, it will become an easily-recognizable symbol for the show/series/whatever]]. All together now: "Awwwww..."

You can easily spot one of these by the four tricks detailed on the [[Analysis/RidiculouslyCuteCritter Analysis]] page: oversized head, large eyes, and probably large feet and stubby limbs; soft and huggable looking; high-pitched, low volume noises; and small size.

This trope is an instinct, genetically encoded into almost every vertebrate to trigger mercy and sympathy in adults when they see a hatchling/pup/kit/etc with eyes large, and muzzle small compared to the head.

May double as NonHumanSidekick types, but the main purpose of these creatures is to be irresistibly cute. Sometimes, they are [[UglyCute unconventionally cute]]. Their natural habitat is the SugarBowl, but they have been known to wander far and wide.

Depending on the series, there can be either only one or two types of cute characters, contrasting with the rest of the cast. In others (most commonly those taking place in SugarBowl realms), most if not all of the cast is made up of these.

The robotic counterparts can be found in CuteMachines.

If it's so ugly it's cute, it's UglyCute. If it can also inspire fear or uneasiness, then it's CreepyCute. If it's not so lovable, it's a SmallAnnoyingCreature. If it's [[BewareTheNiceOnes appealing but ferocious]], it's a KillerRabbit. If it's ''really'' not conventionally cute, then it's WhatMeasureIsANonCute.

When the critter ends up being hated by the audience instead of loved, you have TheScrappy.

May cause CutenessOverload. May be YetAnotherBabyPanda.

Contrast with EldritchAbomination, and contrast ''that'' with DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu if it's a nice monster.
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* The little panda and the flower hatmans in the Japanese Louis Vuitton commercials ''Superflat Monogram'' and ''Superflat First Love.''
* [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/zh-yue/9/90/Qoo!.jpg The mascot for a Japanese drink and beverage]] called ''Qoo''.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw49uTsuUV8 The cute Koala mascot]] for a Japanese bite-sized cookie snack with a sweet filling "Koala's March" (Called ''Koala Yummies'' in the United States who is mostly seen in old Japanese ads in the 1980's.
* [[http://youtu.be/rcpMLbvITTo This Christmas commercial]] for biscuits (cookies for North Americans) has a family opening a box of them to reveal... Puppies! and Kittens! and a Duckling! and a Chick! and a Hedgehog! and Piglets! and a baby Narwhal! ([[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext okay this commercial became adorably absurd...]])
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* [[TheFifties For older]] [[TheSixties anime]] [[TheSeventies examples]] [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/17/Amazing_Three-3.jpg Bokko one of the main characters]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amazing_3 from Osamu Tezuka's "The Amazing 3"]]."KimbaTheWhiteLion",[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f2/Bannertail_The_Story_of_Gray_Squirrel_%28anime%29.jpg and the main characters from]] [[TheSeventies "Bannertail: The Story of a Grey Squirrel".]]
* Inaho in ''Agriculture Angel Baraki''.
* Potato, the puppy from ''VisualNovel/{{AIR}}'' that some people think was so named because it resembled a pile of mashed potatoes. It's disturbingly intelligent (Kano can apparently talk with it), says nothing except "Pico pico" and is ''mind-bendingly'' adorable!
* [[http://www.downloadost.com/ost/big-animal-yokocho-op2-love-chu-you-ost.jpg The main animal characters of the anime and manga series]] {{Animal Yokocho}}.
* In ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', most of the [[NonHumanSidekick Non Human Sidekicks]]. Hanatamago and Pochi are some that are named, both being fluffy little dogs. China has a [[PandaingToTheAudience little panda]], England has his little spirit friends and so on. There is also a recurring white bunny with gray ears seen with America, England and Japan (probably based on the author's pet rabbit). [[TheGreys Tony the alien]] is also rather cute. There's also Kujimarou the bear cub (with drastic memory problems!) belonging to [[{{Moe}} Canada]].
* Kero in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', much to his chagrin, as powerful magical guardians are ''not'' cute.
* When you start watching ''Anime/CatSoup'', you expect this. [[MindScrew That is not what you'll be getting]].
* Chi the kitten from ''ChisSweetHome''.
* ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'':
** Botan, the baby boar. When it first appears, Tomoya and Sunohara aren't quite sure what it is, though they both agree that it's ridiculously cute. After the time-skip Botan is grown, but is still depicted as cute. Doesn't hurt to have kindergartners playing around it as if it's a living stuffed animal.
** The big dango family, of course; they could be described best as small rolls of bread with [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Super Mushroom eyes.]]
* ''DaaDaaDaa'' has Pepo, Luu's adorable, stuffed animal-like alien space pet that's a Peponian...from the Planet Pepo. Guess what it says? That's right. Pepo!
* Isako from ''DennouCoil'' uses a group of virtual pets to do some of her chores. They are all extremely adorable fluffy round things, but underestimating their abilities would be a big mistake.
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'':
** Patamon is probably the Rookie that fits the most; of course, that's before he becomes the super-special-awesome Angemon.
** Culumon from ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' exemplifies this trope. It has to be among the most "awwwww" inducing critters ever seen.
** Marine Angemon: Most of the supercute Digimon are at Baby and In-Training levels (the levels of actual infant Digimon, and the heroes' SleepModeSize.) Marine Angemon? ''Mega.'' (That is, the levels of the heroes in SuperMode, and post-midseason {{BigBad}}s.) ThePowersThatBe sadly didn't let him out of the bag much, but he saves the day in a big way once. [[spoiler: D-Reaper is a program that is basically an EldritchAbomination. Its base matter, called 'chaos,' is the red gel its creations are made of and revert to when defeated. It keeps spreading no matter how many you "kill." See FightingAShadow; nothing actually ''destroys'' D-Reaper matter. Nothing except Marine Angemon's attack, normally used for ''healing.'']] Said attack takes the form of pretty colorful bubbles, naturally.
** Impmon, he even has a tummy smileyface.
** Then we have '''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Cutemon]]''' in ''[[Anime/DigimonXrosWars Xros Wars]]''.
** Puwamon in ''Anime/DigimonSavers''. Best described as a little ball of feathers with big PuppyDogEyes.
* Wizz from ''Manga/DNAngel''; cutest floppy-eared rabbit-like thing ever.
* Manga/{{Doraemon}}, the cute robot cat from the future.
* Chibisuke from ''Dragon Drive''. Well, he's not as small as a few others, and he turns into a much bigger dragon later, but still.
* The Puuchus from the ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' anime are meant as a parody of this. They're actually evil alien invaders and when you hit them they bleed purple and take on the haggard features and guttural tones of Manga/{{Golgo13}}. Domesticated Puuchus on the other hand turn into heroes from shows like ''Anime/CaptainHarlock'' or ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''. Not ugly, but definitely weird.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' has a newborn baby Happy who earned his name by making everyone in the guild go happy by just being ridiculously cute.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Xiao Mei, the midget panda actually stunned ''Scar'' into silence with her cuteness.
* The [[CuteKitten sunekos]] and the "lord chickens," chickens that wander in the Ayanoi Gakuen campus, in ''Manga/GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass''.
* ''Manga/GugureKokkurisan'''s animal {{youkai}}s all have cute fluffy SuperDeformed modes that they'll often go into especially to gain sympathy with Kohina. In particular:
** Inugami the dog youkai specifically invokes this by basing his dog form on trendy mascots in order to appeal to Kohina.
** Shigaraki the {{Tanuki}} initially subverts this with his rather unsightly animal form, but he later switches to this trope in order to appeal to women.
* The Ham Hams from ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'', and they know it.
* The anime and manga [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LNE-W5_2fS0/UCkRgOXz8KI/AAAAAAAADk4/y9OARQ_kUfQ/s1600/happyhappyclover.jpg "Happy Happy Clover" by Tatsuyama Sayuri]] is filled with characters like this.
* Another example from Creator/TatsuyamaSayuri is [[http://truongton.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=26558&pictureid=373330 "Pukupuku Natural Circular Notice"]] [[https://www.kinokuniya.co.jp/images/goods/ar2/web/imgdata2/large/40913/4091336388.jpg which features very cute pets such as hamster,puppies and cats.]]
* Hime-Chan's stuffed lion Pokota from ''HimechanNoRibon''.
* [[http://www.dancingcavy.com/Kirara--2-28-05.jpg Kirara]] from ''Manga/InuYasha'' looks like a cross between a kitten and a fox kit, with adorable mews to match. At least until she [[http://www.inuyashaworld.com/chara_image_show.cfm?imagename=sango&counter=6 transforms]].
* Jonathan the baby seal from ''Anime/KaleidoStar''.
* Pero Pero from ''Manga/KareKano'', the dog that gets around by rolling around.
* The sheep and the bunnies in ''Manga/{{Karneval}}''. All characters (apart from Gareki) seem to find them adorable as well.
* The Keronians in ''Manga/KeroroGunso'' including Keroro, Tamama, Giroro, Kululu, Dororo and every other that shows up over the course of the series. There's also pop-star alien girl Sumumo who isn't Keronian but might as well be.
* The Por Vora from ''KingOfBanditJing'' are made of adorable. Too bad they're also MadeOfExplodium.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu63VCPfye4 Kurara/Clara]] the spotted jellyfish from ''Manga/{{Kuragehime}}''.
* The Bearbees from ''LightNovel/KyoKaraMaoh''. They're snuggly embodiments of love that sprinkle glitter, say 'Nogitsu!' and concider Yuuri and Wolfram [[HasTwoMommies to be their parents]], making them Greta's siblings. They're highly endangered and their poop makes very high-quality, but very smelly, paint.
* The devolved dragon... slime... THING... Nyo-Nyo from ''Lilim Kiss''.
* Guvava, Mylene Flare Jenius' EmpathyPet from ''{{Macross 7}}''. Basically a Tribble with eyes.
* The little green alien creature that steals Sheryl's panties and which Ranka befriends from ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''. Later on, Ai-kun (the green critter) molts and [[spoiler:becomes a stage-1 juvenile Vajra, and somehow ''still'' manages to act obnoxiously cute]].
* The Androgynous, fluffy, playful Mokona from ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'', ''Manga/{{xxxHOLiC}}'' and ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''.
** ''Magic Knight Rayearth'' also features, in one episode, a stupidly-cute, injured, foxlike critter that Hikaru instantly adopts and names "Hikari" after her old dog. [[spoiler:Turns out it's actually a demonic monster named Vigor, who deliberately played this trope in order to get the jump on them.]]
** ''[=HOLiC=]'' also has Tanpopo, Himawari's almost painfully adorable little bird. And Chibi Kitsune.
* The ludicrously adorable blue penguins in ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum''.
* ''{{Moyashimon}}'' features one of the few successful attempts at making bacteria and mold spores cute. This especially goes for the series mascot, an anthropomorphic spore of ''Aspergillus oryzae''.
* ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'': Nyanko-sensei is so cute and round that he has spurred piles and piles of merchandise, from cellphone-straps to giant pillows. His outwardly-abrasive personality only makes him cuter, since we all know he's actually a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold big softie]]. Of course, everyone in-universe with the exception of [[CutenessProximity Taki]] seems to think he is an [[UglyCute ugly, fat cat]].
* In ''OnegaiMyMelody'', Mari Land is a world entirely populated by cute critters. Heck, [[{{Creator/Sanrio}} characters]] in general are like this.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Chopper's half-human form is definitely an example. Even though creatures of his type (animal zoans) look like adult humans crossed with animals, Chopper ends up looking like a three-year-old cosplaying as a plushie, for reasons of Cute, and possibly because he was actually an animal that [[AnthropomorphicShift became half-human]]. To his dismay, this caused the Marines to mistake him for a harmless pet instead of the full-fledged, BadassAdorable crewmember he really is, and thus they gave him a pathetically low bounty of 50 Beri.
** Ladies and gentlemen, [[http://i41.tinypic.com/20t1d8i.jpg Baby Laboon]].
** And the [[CuteMachines Spaceys]] in Eneru's cover story.
** Sengoku's [[http://i.imgur.com/Nwpeeau.png pet goat]] is ''adorable''.
* ''PaniPoniDash'' spoofs this with a cute but incredibly depressed bunny that's the pet of the main character.
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Although played straight with some Pokémon, this trope is subverted in the anime, perhaps in response to the complaints that Dawn has mostly cute Pokémon -- adorable BigEater piggy Swinub evolved into a [[TheBerserker rampaging disobedient]] Mamoswine within the course of three episodes.
** Then brought right back in with two of the main group's Pokémon in ''Best Wishes''. Ash's Oshawott (who Ash even ''says'' is adorable), Iris's Axew, and Trip's Vanillite ([[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes although Iris disagrees]]).
** Even Team Rocket has had cute Pokemon, especially Chimecho, Mime Jr., Cacnea, Wurmple, and Woobat.
** Professor Icarus's Elgyem. It's got big eyes, it's all shy and timid, and it makes little "Ri-kuuuuuu" noises. D'awww.
** ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' has this happening all the time. Because of the author's {{chibi}} art atyle, all of the pokemon are ether this or UglyCute.
** Jewelpet is all about a bunch of these interacting with humans.
* [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130402020250/prettycure/es/images/d/d0/Hummy5.jpg The critters]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/HeartCatch_-_Chypre__Coffret_5791.jpg from every]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/01p_candy_7396.jpg incarnation of]] ''Anime/PrettyCure''. [[http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire1/1a4c282da75334515d953873c41902c01241725258_full.jpg They're so damn ''cute''!]]
* The main character of ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' is actually one of these! Ahiru's (which means 'Duck' and is named that in the dub) true form is that of a yellow duckling with big, big blue eyes. Even the resident TallDarkAndSnarky can't resist her cuteness.
* Pudding-chan and other dessert characters in ''Pudding in Love''.
* Kyuubey of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. Who ''wouldn't'' make a contract with something this cute? [[spoiler: Enforced. WordOfGod says he/it/they was deliberately designed to be this trope to [[CuteIsEvil hide his true nature]].]]
** Charlotte the Dessert Witch is right up there too. [[spoiler: At least, until it reveals its true form: a gigantic clown/cake/worm thing with rows of razor-sharp teeth and a ravenous appetite for human flesh.]]
*** Charlotte's disarmingly cute appearance is probably the main reason for her [[EnsembleDarkhorse sizable fan following.]] She's so insanely popular with fans she made a triumphant comeback in [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Rebellion]] as the best friend of Mami, and she spends the vast majority of her screentime being downright ''adorable''.
* [[http://www.ohtori.nu/galerie/v/manga/artwork/chuchu/Chu-Chu_01.jpg.html ChuChu]], the little purple marmoset from ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' (Particularly in the manga).
* Diana, Luna and Artemis's adorable kitten from the future in ''Franchise/SailorMoon''.
* Momo, a Japanese dwarf flying squirrel NonHumanSidekick of Fuu in ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo''. You really have to see [[http://www.google.com/images?q=Pteromys+momonga pictures of the real thing]] to believe it is an actual species on this planet.
* [[CoolOldLady Torogai's]] little black-and-white HeadPet...''thing'' in ''Anime/SeireiNoMoribito.'' Whatever it is, it's absolutely adorable.
* Along the same lines, Pokota from ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}} Revolution'' is the a prince, bound into the bizarre but adorable shape of an alien bunny looking thing with gigantic wing-hand-ears, a cape, and a zipper up his stomach that opens on to L-space. He is, of course, [[StrongerThanTheyLook Stronger Than He Look]].
* ''Manga/SoulEater'': Those [[http://www.mangareader.net/soul-eater/87/17 ridiculously adorable little bunnies]] that, rather unfortunately, Crona is [[http://www.mangareader.net/soul-eater/87/18 forced]] to kill. In three different ways.
* In ''Anime/StarDriver'', we have Wako's little fox kit named Vice (as in Vice President...of the drama club).
* StudioGhibli:
** The soot spirits in ''Anime/SpiritedAway'', little puffballs with eyes.
** The forest spirits in ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro''
** Jiji the cat from ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'', with his adorably large head.
** The title character in Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea when in fish-form is made to look especially cute.
** The fox-squirrel creatures from ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'' and ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind''
** The Kodamas from ''Anime/PrincessMononoke''.
** The tanuki in ''Anime/PomPoko''.
* Ryo-Oh-Ki from ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'': a fluffy little [[http://www.oocities.org/feanyx/cabbit.html cabbit]] -- a [[MixAndMatchCritters cat/rabbit hybrid]]. She also turns into a ''starship'' - a [[CoolStarship Cool one]], not a cute one, though. In ''TenchiInTokyo'', she also has a MiniMecha form. This one ''is'' cute.
* Boota in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. Appropriately enough, when [[spoiler:he acquired a human form, he was a {{Bishonen}}]].
* [[QuirkyMinibossSquad The Animal Soldiers]] from ''Manga/TentaiSenshiSunred''. Their attempts at fighting Sunred are commonly thwarted by squealing schoolgirls picking them up and hugging them.
* Sodom from ''Manga/UragiriWaBokuNoNamaeWoShitteiru'' looks like a winged black hamster/guinea pig... who can also transform into a powerful dragon when needed.
* MadScientist Watari from ''YamiNoMatsuei'' has his fluffy little owl 003.
* Umasou the ''Ankylosaurus'' from ''YouAreUmasou''.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'':
** Kuriboh, which is where [=LittleKuriboh=] of ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' gets his name from.
** ''[[Anime/YuGiOhGX GX]]'' takes it to the next level with a winged version of the fluffball as Judai Yuki's duel spirit partner.
** And in ''[[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds 5Ds]]'', Ruka has yet another variation, Kuribon.
** ''[[Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL ZEXAL]]'' has Baby Tiragon.
* Roppa the nekomata in ''XamdLostMemories''.
* ''Manga/ZeroSevenGhost'' has an incredibly cute little pink dragon, that can only say brrrrupyah but also [[spoiler: it's the reincarnation of Teito's best friend Mikage.]]
* The bears from Anime/YuriKumaArashi all look like tiny little teddy bears.
* [[http://i.ytimg.com/vi/3Wg603gPTnI/maxresdefault.jpg Ao The Squirrel]] from AkatsukiNoYona

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* This 1959 Chinese animated short called ''Bee and Worm'' [[http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTg4NzI0MzE2.html]] features adorable invertebrates and flowers.
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* The cute little orange octopi Willow comes across in the ocean in Season 9 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. She names one Mr. Octopus Fantasticus and expresses a desire to have one as a bathtub toy.
* Shmoos, in the ''LilAbner'' comic strip. They're not just cute, they're also very tasty. [[LetsMeetTheMeat And want to be eaten.]]
* Every creature in the ''Owly'' comic, including Wormy the earthworm.
* The baby golden gargoyle adopted by Abel in ''ComicBook/TheSandman''.
* [[http://www.stupiders.com/comic.php?pg=21 Cheche]] from TheStupiders is a perfect example of this. He's a furry boa constrictor, consisting almost entirely of fluffy fur and two huge googly eyes, tiny cute fangs and to top it off, he's always smiling. [[http://www.stupiders.com/comic.php?pg=40 His brother, however, has issues]].
* [[http://www.findchaffy.com Chaffies]]. They are fluffy little bunny-like critters who are [[PerpetualSmiler always smiling]], with only 1 1/2 ear after a simultaneous lawnmower accident. Also, they like to wander off absolutely everywhere, getting themselves hidden amongst other {{Ridiculously Cute Critter}}s.
** One page in the ''Find Chaffy'' book has them hidden in a whole group of [[PandaingToTheAudience pandas.]]
* In the main MarvelUniverse, [[CatGirl Tigra]] has recently gotten pregnant by Hank Pym ([[spoiler: really his Skrull double]]) and given birth. Her baby, William, seems to combine the best cute features of babies and kittens.
* Gnutten & Gnuttarna from the Swedish comic ''Bobo'' are small white fluffy {{Cephalothorax}} creatures.
* The first plot arc of ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'' features a village of incredibly cute antropomorphic cats. [[spoiler: [[DarkerAndEdgier Who get decimated by Queen Chrysalis's army]]]].
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* {{Cheburashka}}, from several Russian/Soviet children's stop-motion cartoons of the late 60s and early 70s. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sICgWJ46_4E Sample on YouTube (subtitled)]]
* ''Animation/QumiQumi'', a strange Russian Flash animated kid's show featuring big eyed, brightly colored tribes of, uhh, creatures... by my god are they adorable!
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[[folder:Films]]
* [[http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/16000000/lilly-lilly-from-alpha-and-omega-16025513-1728-1296.jpg Lilly]] from ''WesternAnimation/AlphaAndOmega'', without a doubt.
* Saphira, during her infancy, from ''Film/{{Eragon}}''.
* Subverted in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', when the creatures resembling human children suddenly reveal their murderous and cannibalistic tendencies (despite Guy foreshadowing their transformation).
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'':
** Toothless may very well be the most adorable fire-breathing lizard in any movie ever. It's that big head and eyes that does it. It also helps that his teeth are frequently retracted.
** The Terrible Terrors, big-headed tiny dragons that act like house cats.
** The [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2 sequel]] adds the baby dragons (Scuttleclaws) who love to play and don't listen to anyone.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':
** Kitten Tai Lung. [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/Ingonyama/LookAtMe.jpg Who could resist this face?]] [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/Ingonyama/tailungcub2.png Or this one?]] [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/Ingonyama/LoveNuzzle.jpg They weren't kidding when they said they wanted to make the characters "look like plush toys"]].
** Kitten Tigress is [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110309171658/kungfupanda/images/5/50/Tigress-yin-yang.png similarly adorable]]. [[spoiler: which is a major part of Tigress's backstory: after seeing the ridiculously cute baby Tai Lung grow into a snarling, selfish, greedy beast thanks to being doted on, Shifu forces himself not to feel the same compassion towards baby Tigress, lest she do the same. But if you can't feel compassion and love to something so cute, what can you feel? Nothing. It's a broken, blank-eyed Shifu that trains baby Tigress.]]
** [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z-z_JbsmxZ8/Te79mAgXauI/AAAAAAAAAZE/pdHPIsMLQdk/s320/BabyPo5.gif Baby Po]] from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2''. No wonder Mr. Ping adopted him!
* Rover from ''WesternAnimation/{{Planet 51}}'' is an insanely cute robot with a fetish for rocks.
* The eponymous character of ''Film/{{Quigley}}'' is also this to a degree. An adorable white Pomeranian who is the current form of a CorruptCorporateExecutive who ended up in a car crash.
* From ''{{Rio}}'', we have [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--Wy62eNMjdE/TnlWJ5MbWHI/AAAAAAAABc8/t1CzMZ2KGj8/s1600/Rio+Movie+Baby+Blu+iPhone+4+Wallpapers+.jpg Baby Blu]]. Not to mention [[spoiler:Blu and Jewel's offspring at the end of the film]].
* Puss from ''{{Shrek}}'' could stop an advancing army with his ginormous eyes.
* ''Film/StarTrek'' gives us Keenser, with his tiny size and his huge black eyes, he is truly adorable. He's also a very proficient engineer and Scotty's NumberTwo.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** The entire race of Ewoks, to the point of TastesLikeDiabetes and some occasional FanonDiscontinuity.
** The ''Star Wars'' Bestiary informs us of the Voorpak. It is a tiny, almost spherical Pomeranian-like animal that Naboo nobility use for companionship and warmth. It is basically a cross between a Pomeranian for its size and fluff, a fuzzy spider for its hidden legs, and a Vampire Bat for its face. And [[http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/0/01/Voorpak1-woswfg.jpg it's a-freaking-dorable.]]
** In the ExpandedUniverse are the catlike race Kushiban, who look like [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ikrit-PotJSB.jpg this]]. They're a sentient species. This particular Kushiban? ''Jedi Master Ikrit''.
** The blue, elephant-like species of Ortolans (which first appeared in ''ReturnOfTheJedi'') also qualifies, where they go into full-on WoobieSpecies when the Separatist Droids invade their homeworld in ''StarWarsCloneWars''. Many, ''many'' players in ''StarWarsTheOldRepublic'' couldn't find it in their hearts to perform any dark side actions against their kind on Hoth, particularly the one where Republic players are sent to their geothermal power plant (which they literally depend on for their survival) to ''destroy it''.
** The Expanded Universe also gives us gizka, cute little frogs with big eyes that are essentially [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent the Star Wars tribbles]] .
* ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'' has Gergi and Henwen.
* Fizzgig from ''TheDarkCrystal''. Basically a Tribble crossed with a pomeranian and a ''shark''.
* The caterpillar in ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound''.
* Uni-Kitty in ''Film/TheLegoMovie''. Her cuteness is lampshaded in the merchandise.
-->Sticker Book Bio: Whenever Uni-Kitty builds something, she can't help but make it totally adorable. Awww!
* Pipsqueak the baby Bar-ba-loot in ''Film/TheLorax'' adaptation. His cuteness is [[PhotoOpWithTheDog later exploited]] by the Once-ler.
* [[spoiler:Kevin]]'s babies in ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}''. Cuter [[spoiler:chicks]] have never been seen.
** Dug himself is pretty adorable too. A golden retriever (arguably one of the cutest of all dogs) who can speak, whose entire dialogue consists of expressions of love despite having just met [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny SQUIRREL!]]
* A plot point in ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar''; Dave becomes evil because penguins in general are so cute they keep stealing his attention everywhere he goes. Near the end of the movie, [[spoiler:Private uses his cuteness to save the day, and in the stinger Mort uses his to change Private]]. For examples that aren't in-universe, there's the four younger, smaller versions of the main penguins in the beginning, especially Private, who's newly hatched and pretty much just a ball of white and grey feathers.
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[[folder:Gamebooks]]
* The Jib-Jib from ''Literature/FightingFantasy'' is a subversion, being small and fluffy, and possessed of a [[CuteButCacophonic loud screech that can be heard for miles]]. They're used as living burglar alarms by some people in the setting. [=JubJubs=] (and Meekins) from NeoPets were inspired by these critters.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* DrakAkhos from Literature/{{Phenomena}} is a realy adorable newly hatched dragon whom [[TheChosenOne Alk and Ilke]] adopts.
* Martian flat cats from Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/TheRollingStones'', which may have inspired Tribbles.
* The "pygmy puffs(keins)" from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince''. Basically a miniature Tribble dyed girly colors. Also nifflers, furry little black things with long pointy snuffly noses.
* Creator/GeoffreyChaucer, in ''Book of the Duchess'', has a puppy beckon the narrator because it wasn't yet trained for hunting (meter-preserving BlindIdiotTranslation):
-->''A whelp that found me as I stood, / That had a-followed, and could do no good. / It came and crept to me as low, / Right as it had-a me a-know, / Held down his head and joined his ears, / And laid all smoothly down his hairs.''
* Treecats from the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series. Yes, they are as deadly as they are sapient, but they are as cute as they are deadly. How else could they endear themselves to those people they haven't bonded to in order to obtain [[AlienCatnip celery]]?
* Lazarus Long gave this observation in the Creator/RobertAHeinlein novel ''Time Enough For Love'':
-->On the planet Tranquille around [=KM849=](G-0) lives a little animal known as a "knafn." It is herbivorous and has no natural enemies and is easily approached and may be petted---sort of a six-legged puppy with scales. Stroking it is very pleasant; it wiggles its pleasure and broadcasts euphoria in some band that humans can detect. It's worth the trip.\\
Someday some bright boy will figure out how to record this broadcast, then some smart boy will see commercial angles---and not long after that it will be regulated and taxed.\\
In the meantime, I have faked that name and catalog number; it is several thousand light-years off in another direction. Selfish of me---
* [[HeroicDog Mouse]] of ''TheDresdenFiles'' started out this way. Harry acquired him by accident when he was hired to rescue a bunch of puppies and one of them crawled out of the box and hid in his car. Harry proceeds to spend the rest of the book carrying around the little gray furball in the pocket of his coat, and several characters are reduced to cooing over it due to [[CutenessProximity the sheer cuteness]]. However, he [[BigFriendlyDog doesn't stay tiny for long]].
* One of the protagonists of ''The Skins of Dead Men'' has tamed a creature that he refers to as a "coon cat" (probably a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassariscus_astutus ringtail]] from context.) Reactions are [[{{Squee}} about what would be expected given the linked picture]].
* The Muckla in ''Literature/PettsonAndFindus'' are this, even when they steal Pettson's things.
* The [[http://www.h-beampiper.com/gallery/fuzzy3.jpg Fuzzies]] from ''Literature/LittleFuzzy'' and its sequels. Tiny golden-furred intelligent bipeds who resemble a cross between a marmoset and the world's smallest and most adorable Sasquatch.
* In the ''Literature/RainbowMagic'' series, Rachel declares a baby penguin to be the most adorable thing she's ever seen. The illustration proves it.
* In the ''Literature/SectorGeneral'' novels, Sommaradvans (a sentient species), by pure chance, are Ridiculously Cute to Gogleskans (an unrelated sentient species from a completely different planet). This becomes a plot point, when a Gogleskan has life-threatening problems with childbirth, and since Gogleskans have biologically hard-wired HatesBeingTouched, tendencies to [[FreakOut uncontrollably violent panic attacks]], and '''lethal''' natural weaponry, a nearby Sommaradvan is the only person who might be able to touch them intimately without being stung to death or impaled.
* In Russia, the titular character named {{Cheburashka}}. A cute creature with big ears who would later become popular in Japan and Russia.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* And of course there are the [[ExplosiveBreeder Tribbles]] from ''Franchise/StarTrek''.
* The adorable, burping yeast sock puppets that appear on many episodes of ''Series/GoodEats.'' So popular are they on the show, in fact, that many fans have attempted to make their own.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' had a genetically engineered fuzzy cute thing called "Nummy Muffin Coocol Butter" that the Mads sent up to the Satellite. Mike fell under its/her spell, but he was forced to send it/her back because 1. she had a shedding problem that really rankled the Bots, and 2. Frank was missing her desperately.
* Chicken puppet Chica on Creator/{{Sprout}} (once PBS Kids Sprout) is this. One blogger compares her and the network to crack, and every other post on Sprout's Facebook page is requests for a plush Chica toy.
* Many of TheMuppets would count (With their big, bulgy eyes and fluffy bodies- specially if you live on ''Series/SesameStreet''), Bean Bunny stands out, as he's supposed to ''act'' cute so the rest of the Muppets wouldn't have to.
* Carly's hair from Series/ICarly and there's also Peter the Penguin and the [[BrandX Pee Wee Babies]] from iDate a Bad Boy, Marvin the Ostrich from the {{Fred}} episode and the poodle puppet and the possums from iGo to Japan.
* Joey and Chandler's chick when it was first brought on ''Series/{{Friends}}'' . Chandler [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this when it later [[SamusIsAGirl grows into a rooster]].
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E1PartnersInCrime "Partners in Crime"]] gives us the [[http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091222163914/tardis/images/2/20/Adiposeinthesink.jpg Adipose]]. Adorable little aliens made out of human fat.
* ''UltramanMax'' and ''UltramanMebius'' have rimu Eleking, in the former an electrical terror which takes advantage of human loneliness, and in the later a team mascot and harmless pet. Seriously.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/schmeep.htm Schmeep]], which is the most conventionally "cute" thing in TabletopGame/{{Mortasheen}} and also one of the few that isn't likely to try and murder you. It is also designed [[LetsMeetTheMeat to be eaten, and take joy in doing so]] [[GrotesqueCute in order to heal your other monsters]]. Albeit, [[GoodThingYouCanHeal they can regenerate from only a skeleton]], but still.
** Arguably played a bit straighter with [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/abigor.htm Abigor]].
* ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'':
** The ''Book of Exalted Deeds'' has some [[OurAngelsAreDifferent very cute celestials]]: the fairylike coure eladrins and the musteval guardinals, who resemble bipedal ferrets. Hollyphants in their small form would also count.
** Pseudodragons. They look like dragons, but they're the size of house cats. ''Small'' house cats. Faerie dragons are much the same, only with butterfly wings.
* Wastems and Wastits from ''[[TabletopGame/{{HOL}} Human Occupied Landfill]]''. Wastems are cute little creatures whose bodies are filled with a tapioca-like substance that can be used for anything from food to motor oil.[[note]]Possibly inspired by Al Capp's shmoos, as detailed in the Comics section.[[/note]] Wastits are cruel, psychotic, and make most grown men wet themselves in terror if they know what they're dealing with. And the worst part? If you don't have the "spot wastit" skill, you can't tell the difference between the two, even if the wastit is walking away from a bloody corpse with a skull in one hand and a bloody butterfly knife in the other.
* ''TableTopGames/{{Pathfinder}}'':
** Silvanshee Agathions, which are basically sapient, NeutralGood, [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angelic]] ''[[CuteKitten kitties]]'' with magical abilities. They're also available as {{familiar}}s.
** It also has lyrakien azatas, which are [[FairyCompanion much like the aforementioned coure]]. And brownies, although they're somewhere between adorable and [[TheFairFolk creepy]].
** [[PlantPeople Leshies]]. Save for the [[NightmareFuel rather frightening]] mushroom-based ones, anyway.
** The [[http://paizo.com/image/content/PathfinderRPG/PZO1127-Pipefox.jpg pipefox]], a tiny furry magical creature with a snake-like body and the head of a fox.
* The RPG [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Rogue Trader]] introduces us to the Gyrinx, a mid-sized cat that hangs around psykers. Of course, this being [[CrapsackWorld 40k]], they serve as conduits to increase their master's already considerable psychic power and tend to explode if a Daemon takes interest in the relevant psyker.
* The SciFi version of Fluxx, ''Space Fluxx'', has shout outs to several different SciFi establishments, but all a little different to avoid nasty copyright infringements. They have a "Cute Fuzzy Alien" card that looks an awful lot like the ones Kirk had trouble with...
* The baby dragons in ''TabletopGame/HavokAndHijinks.''
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[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* The sun fairies in the Universal Studios Japan ride ''Space Fantasy: The Ride''.
* Fuzzball in ''Film/CaptainEO'' is the hero's primary sidekick -- a little fuzzy orange thing that has butterfly wings and can sit on one's shoulder. It can also play guitar and even gets the hero out of a tight spot.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* There are many many different cute-ified plush versions of [[http://www.toyvault.com/cthulhu/plush_cthulhu.html Cthulhu]], [[http://www.toyvault.com/cthulhu/nyarlethotep.html Nyarlethotep]], and other [[CosmicHorror Great Old Ones]] from the [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft Mythos]].
* There are also cutesy toy versions, plush and otherwise, of various parasites, bacteria, and viruses; such as [[http://www.mcphee.com/parasitepals/ Parasite Pals]] and [[http://www.giantmicrobes.com/ GIANTmicrobes]].
* [[http://www.squishable.com/ Squishables!!]] They manage to make everything adorable, up to and including [[http://www.squishable.com/pc/squish_cthulhu_15/Big_Animals/Big+Squishable+Cthulhu Cthulu]]
* As mentioned in the anime section, {{Creator/Sanrio}} has [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a lot of characters that are designed like this.]] Especially characters that are very popular in the company. Such as [[OnegaiMyMelody My Melody]],[[PreciousPuppy Cinnamoroll]], and recently [[http://www.sanrio.co.jp/rs/goods/strawberry/images/201304/zoom_004.jpg Wish Me Mell]] [[http://up.gc-img.net/post_img/2013/06/7WjwhNIfGqVuCVf_1FnSO_30.jpeg and BonBonRibbon.]]
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The cats in VideoGame/CatPlanet!
* ''{{Pokemon}}'': About half of all Pokémon start off like this, then get bigger and (slightly) less cute as they evolve. (Kind of like [[TruthInTelevision real baby animals]].)
** Except [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY Goomy]], who becomes ''cuter'' as it evolves. Feebas is an intentional exception; it starts off as an ugly, ratty fish, [[TrueBeautyIsOnTheInside but evolves into a gorgeous]] (and [[MagikarpPower somewhat overpowered at times]]) Milotic. The drooling Gloom becomes a pretty Bellossom when you use a Sun Stone on it.
* [[AuraAuraClimber Aura-Aura]] is possibly the cutest star ever. And if the game says anything, it's that [[http://yctag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/aura-3.jpg he's no bigger than a basketball]]!
* ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}}'' is just OOZING with them, to the point of risking CutenessOverload. Let's start listing them off:
** The roois[=/=]Louies from ''Bomberman '94''[=/=]''Mega Bomberman'' onward, [[KangaroosRepresentAustralia adorable kangaroos]] that [[PowerupMount give Bomberman a ride]]. White Bomber in ''VideoGame/BombermanJetters'' also has a small one as a pet companion.
** The [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]] that [[PowerupMount also serve as mounts]]. In ''Super Bomberman 4'', they start off as generic enemies early in the game until you blast them, at which point they turn into eggs. Walk over your first egg and you get to ride one, as well as gaining spike bombs. Any additional eggs you collect follow behind, Yoshi-style. ''Saturn Bomberman'' instead features different dinosaurs as general Louie replacements, also with unique abilities.
** The [[{{Mons}} Charaboms]] in general, but especially Pommy, debuting in ''Bomberman 64: The Second Attack!'' He even introduces himself to a few {{Mook}}s as "the cutest hero in the galaxy"!
** If ''Anime/BombermanBDamanBakugaiden IV'' qualifies, there's the B-Darons; mostly {{Funny Animal}}s that don't talk, but clearly show intelligence nonetheless. And many of them are indeed adorable, to the point of young Bomberwomen getting CutenessProximity reactions around them right in the third episode!
** See something at the start of the stage that looks innocent and adorable? [[EverythingTryingToKillYou It'll probably kill you on contact.]] They might be kid mice holding balloons at an amusement park or weird panda umbrella [[BuffySpeak things]], but they're still every bit as deadly as everything else.
* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series has several:
** Most iconic are the Moogles, little white fuzzballs who [[VerbalTic say "kupo" all the time]]. [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Not even]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Terra]] [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091008034808/finalfantasy/images/b/b5/DFF_Terra_and_Moogle.png can resist the cute]]. [[EmotionlessGirl Lightning can]].
** Chocobos, yellow birds used as [[HorseOfADifferentColor mounts]], may or may not be ridiculously cute depending on the ArtShift of the game.
*** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'', not only do you have cute chocobos, you also have the even cuter BABY chocobos. Recently, baby chocobos have also made it as merchandise as a [[http://www.playonline.com/ff11eu/topics/special/imgs/goods14.jpg noisy but oh so cute toy]].
*** There's a number of Final Fantasy spinoffs known collectively as the Chocobo series, all featuring the same [[http://www.vgblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/06/FFF-Chocobos%20Dungeon.jpg ridiculously adorable protagonist]].
*** From ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', Sazh's baby chocobo fits into this trope. It's essentially a fluffy infant chicken that can fly.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' has Moombas, apparently an [[EvolutionaryLevels evolved form]] of the big ugly Shumis.
** Tonberry is certainly cute as he slowly waddles across the battlefield, pokes you with his cute little knife, and [[KillerRabbit you fall over dead]].
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has Cait Sith. He's essentially a bipedal cat, but with an oversized head to make him even cuter.
** The Carbuncle, in the games where it is portrayed as a cat (or fox)-like mammal with huge ears, beady eyes, and rounded snout, like ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' or ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI''. Not so much in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' or ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', where it's more reptilian (and is actually a large and menacing boss monster in the former.) Or ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles'', where it looks like something entirely different. DoubleSubversion with ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'': You have to fight a very feral-looking one at first, but then you [[SummonMagic summon]] it and instead get the adorable, Reflect-buffing, shiny-[[{{Pokemon}} Espeon]]-esque creature that's pretty much standard for the later games. Yes, including ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' outright [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] how increasingly adorable it gets with each game.
*** Even in Crystal Chronicles it's pretty adorable, [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080324225046/finalfantasy/images/7/74/Ffcc_carbuncle.jpg looking like some big fluffy green Totoro]].
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', they threw in some literal [[KillerRabbit Killer Rabbits]] by introducing some bosses in the form of the game's terribly cute Dream Hare creatures. (Imagine a tiny bunny with a giant puffball tail and feathers for ears, and that's about the gist of it.)
** Fury, one of the later mini-bosses in ''XII'', resembled an extremely fluffy purple and white rabbit.
** The Nu Mou race from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2''. They got big furry tails, long and droopy ears like a dog, and their face finishes the rest of their cuteness. Of course, these cute factors run away when you start to see them slaughter your team with powerful magic spells if you find them as enemies. Their ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' incarnations goes the [[UglyCute complete opposite end of cute]].
** The Lalafels of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' are an entire humanoid race that seems devoted to this concept. They have the largest, most expressive eyes of any playable race in the game (and even a choice to have [[UpToEleven shimmering pupil less jewel eyes]]), tiny beady noses, and large pointed ears. Also, they max out at about three feet tall. Even their battle cries will make you want to drop your weapons and give them hugs!
* Lex from ''{{VideoGame/Bookworm}}'' looks unbelievably proper and adorable despite being, well, a bookworm.
* A good slew of ''DragonQuest'' monsters also apply, particularly the iconic Slime creatures.
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'':
** [[http://www.sonicgear.org/AustraliaPages/Australia%20Photos/HappyPlushF.jpg Sonic's original Genesis design]]. It started to leave the trope around ''Sonic 3'' and it left entirely around VideoGame/SonicAdventure. It came back in VideoGame/SonicGenerations.
** [[http://calmdowntom.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Tails_gen.jpg Tails]], especially [[http://images.wikia.com/sonic/images/1/11/Tails_classic.jpg before Sonic Adventure]].
** [[http://media.sonicscanf.org//gallery/chao-3/sonic-channel.png Chao]], the adorable little pet {{Mons}} who debuted in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', and [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130806073615/fantendo/images/b/b0/Wisps.png the Wisps]], who got their start in ''VideoGame/SonicColors''. So cute!
** [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140805225907/sonicfanon/images/f/f8/Cream_the_rabbit_by_terrarita-d4zk6cl.png Cream the Rabbit]] was likely designed just for this.
** Being colorful animals, the series' main characters are naturally predisposed to cuteness, and many a dedicated fan has even made the likes of the stubborn, cold-faced Blaze the Cat into [[http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs26/i/2009/166/c/6/Blaze_Cat_I__m_a_kitty_cat_by_blazedacat.jpg something adorable]].
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfMana'': The cat enemies and [[http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/original/1/10234/267690-neko.jpg Neko shopkeeper.]]
** Rabites. As the name suggests, the look a little like rabbits, but rounder and fluffier. They are usually the earliest and weakest enemies in each game, but ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'' features the Black Rabite as the ridiculously powerful BonusBoss. [[KillerRabbit Evil in its cutest form!]]
** Flammie from the same franchise. He's a fluffy, four angel winged dragon with big eyes and ears.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''
** Yoshi easily falls under this. Being a small dinosaur with huge but adorable eyes, a big nose, shoes, and possibly sounding cute whenever he "speaks" (saying "Yoshi!", various exclamations such as "Wow!", "Whoa!", "Yay!", "Ha!" and "Wah!", and several unintelligible noises), who's to say he's not cute? Though he does get less cute when you find out [[CuteBruiser how exactly he can whip some ass]] in the Mario and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series.
** The Lumas, introduced in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', are little sparkly star-shaped critters that also sound very cute when speaking. Many of them live under the care of their adoptive mother Rosalina, whom they call "Mama", which does not help matters.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' introduces Plessie, which can be summed up as "Yoshi's possible distant cousin"; he has the face of Yoshi with the body of a cartoon Noc Less monster and wears a red scarf. You ride Plessie like a super fast jet ski during some water sections of a level and when you have to leave him behind, he gives you a friendly wave goodbye!
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has many "Vanity Pets" (as opposed to Combat Pets [[AnAdventurerIsYou used by]] [[TheBeastmaster hunters]]) that fall into this category, including a panda cub (which ups the ante by ''falling asleep''), dragon whelps and baby murlocs. Okay, not many consider murlocs cute, but the baby version is so much cutie-fied (and does a funny dance) that most people don't care. In ''Wrath of the Lich King'' there is a quest where you have to rescue baby murlocs being kept locked up in cages...and when you open them, sometimes they say, "Mama?" or "Dada?" and then they follow you in a little scampering group.
* The titular character of the ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' series... along with nearly everything else in the franchise. Exceptions are the [[EldritchAbomination final bosses]], and Meta Knight. [[spoiler:Unless you break his mask.]]
* ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' has rollerbeetles, giant [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin rolling beetles]] that make cute little chittering noises. During Canthan festivals, you even get to participate in ''Mario Kart''-style rollerbeetle races.
* [[MixAndMatchCritters Nobody's really sure just what]] VideoGame/{{Klonoa}} is, beyond the adjectives "cute", "long-eared", and "fuzz-covered". WordOfGod claims that Klonoa's a cat with long ears. This really applies to most everything in his games, as well.
* [[TheGoomba Shadows]] from ''KingdomHearts''. Big heads, big, wide eyes, and so little and huggable looking. A lot of the smaller Heartless fall into this category. They are so huggable you can almost ignore the fact that if you get within an arms' reach they will plunge whatever limbs they have inside your chest and rip your heart out.
** Most of the dream eaters in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3D'' were designed with this intent.
* Chibiterasu of ''VideoGame/{{Okamiden}}'', [[SpinOffspring a puppy replacement]] for Amaterasu of ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', is undeniably cute. All the brush gods' offspring qualify, as well. Especially [[http://timenerdworld.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/okamiden-thunderstorm.jpg?w=212&h=300 Gekigami's]].
* If you have the right items, you can turn yourself into a small cute frog, rabbit, dog, etc. in ''Gaia Online''. Cue the delight if you enter the Zomg! game as a frog. Not to mention all the fluffs in the game itself.
* The main Monsters you run into in ''WarioLandShakeIt'' are little banndana-waring red balls with feet and mouths known as Banditoes. They don't actualy do any damage, they just walk about and bounce off your fat gut, and grabbing them causes them to panic in a way that can cause just a little bit of empathy for them. Also, they come in multiple types - yellow, (They jump all about the stage.) Blue (They inflate and float, making a face that looks suspiciously like that anime "Hey-I'm-cute" face we all know and love (:3, to be exact) all the while.) and a lighter blue. (They have forks on their head which can actualy harm you, but cause them to get stuck to the cealing or walls when thrown, with struggling included.) It seems even the game likes them, as some missions to unlock the music soundtrack require you to get through a stage without killing a single baddie.
* NipponIchi games have [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins Prinnies]], dood. Fat, cuddly looking penguins with squeaky voices.
* ''VideoGame/NellyCootalot'' has spoonbeaks from the Barony of Meeth, which are not only cute for their eponymous spoon-shaped bills, but also serve to show [[spoiler:how evil [[BigBad Baron Widebeard]] can be when he enslaves them to work in the Saul Mines]].
* Nall and Ruby from ''{{Lunar}}'', being what appear to be adorable winged cats with high-pitched voices. [[spoiler:Until they become full-fledged dragons.]]
* The Yordles from ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' count, pretty much being [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Moogles]] in all but name. Teemo in particular was the game's first designated cute champion.
** Also Fizz, who is basically an amphibian Yordle.
** [[http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130411033635/leagueoflegends/images/7/7f/Poro.png Poros]] which inhabit the Howling Abyss map, who are tiny white furballs with very small limbs, disproportionately large tongues and goat-like horns. They can be fed a Poro-Snax, which will [[http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/545/044/0cf.gif cause them to happily run around in a circle]] once and grow larger.
*** If fed by Braum, they grow a moustache. If fed by enough players ''and'' Braum, however, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlhLiih9joI this happens]].
* ''VideoGame/GhostTrick'' gives us [[http://superdrama.deviantart.com/art/WP-Ghost-Trick-Missile-166878180 Missile]], the BadAssAdorable Pomeranian. Missile was previously featured in ''Franchise/AceAttorney'', where he looked more like a Shiba Inu, but with the same amount of adorableness.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Zork}}'' universe has the minx, "an irresistibly cuddly animal which shares all the most ingratiating characteristics of kittens, koala bears, and piglets."
* Cute little Kyu-Kyu of ''VideoGame/VanguardBandits'', a [[EverythingsBetterWithPlatypi platypus]] who's always hanging around his human [[BadassAdorable Nana]].
* ''All'' of the mooks in ''HelloKitty Online'' are even cuter than they are dangerously aggressive. As is pretty much everything else in this SugarBowl world.
* The fluffy wamblers from ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' are described as, "known and beloved for their warm hearts, gentle natures, and stumble bumblings...They are widely held to be 'adorable,' and many [[EatTheDog dwarves consider them to be a delicacy]]." They're also respected as killers of [[ImplacableMan bronze colossi]].[[note]]After a famous occurrence of an adventurer (somehow) killing a colossus by throwing a wambler at it.[[/note]]
* The titular VideoGame/{{Knytt}} and [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_YcJN5ZAyGRg/RjMk6tqDDOI/AAAAAAAAAN0/v7R8Wh5ADd4/s400/knytt1.GIF its mouse-like scurring up walls.]] It is (and his species) a cross between a kangaroo and a tiny T-Rex.
* The Djinn from ''VideoGame/GoldenSun''. Look at [[http://goldensunwiki.net/w/images/c/c4/Djinn.png this]].
* ''TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'':
** Remlits, little siamese cat-raccon things with big bat ears... at least, during the ''day''. At night they're a [[http://www.zeldawiki.org/images/6/6b/Remlit.png whole different matter]]... You can make the Remlits stay ridiculously adorable ''all the time'' if you complete a certain sidequest, however.
** The Kikwis, who resemble a cross between a penguin, a beaver, and a shrub. Not to mention their VerbalTic...
* Furrikin in ''{{VideoGame/Lusternia}}''. Bipedal, intelligent little fuzzballs, they resemble anthropomorphic archetypical animals. Furrikin can look like anything from a panda bear to a raccoon to a sheep, but don't let their appearance fool you - they're smarter than humans and ''very'' fast. [[KillerRabbit And not all of them are peaceful, either.]]
* Teddie from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', it's like this trope page is describing him on purpose. As the name would suggest, he looks like an overly large, animate teddy bear, with short arms and legs and a ''huge'' head and eyes.
** Funny enough, it ''is'' kind of describing him on purpose-Teddie looks the way he does because he wanted humans to like him.
* Baby mobs in ''{{Minecraft}}''. Just making the body smaller while leaving the head the same size should '''not''' produce such cuteness!
** As of the "Pretty Scary" update, bats count as well. They're small brown flying bundles with big ears that make adorable squeaks and hang on walls by their tiny little feet. Aaaw!
* The Baliflids in ''{{Ascendancy}}'' -- although judging from the art, this is a case of either UglyCute or InformedAbility. They are so cute they can force all other species to make peace with them at once.
* The Nopon in ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}''. Small? Check. Fluffy? Check. [[YouNoTakeCandle Adorable speech pattern?]] Check. This cuteness causes a stark contrast from the other more-humanoid sentient beings in the world, and they are fully aware of it. Some Nopon lament that other races tend to not take them seriously, while others use their cuteness to their advantage (resulting in sidequests covering material darker than one'd expect from a token cutesy species, like [[spoiler:breaking up a drug-smuggling ring]]).
* The titular monkey and his sombrero from SambaDeAmigo.
* ChuChuRocket has the Chuchus and even the [[BigBad Kapu Kapus]].
* SpiralKnights has snipes, adorably pudgy birds that fly around using helicopter wings. The mewkats also fit in, being tiny, higher-pitched, non-aggressive versions of the spookats.
* Omnom from ''CutTheRope''. Especially with the puppy dog eyes he makes if the player fails a level.
** In the sequel, the other nommies.
* ''Vegemon Farm'' is filled with [[http://w.livedoor.jp/vegemon/d/%A5%D9%A5%B8%A5%E2%A5%F3 adorable vegetable creatures]] that serve as the player's front lines against monsters and residents of the player's farm.
* ''Flower Fairy'' has the pet flower fairies the player get from harvesting selected plants.
* The Mimigas from ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' can count. Cute little bunny/dog creatures with big ears. What's not to like? When they're given [[PsychoSerum Red Flowers]], that's what.
* Nugs in ''Franchise/DragonAge'', a combination of the most pleasant traits of piglets and rabbits. You can acquire one as a pet for [[TheChick Leliana]] in the first game.
* ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}}'', of course, which utilize every last one of the tricks listed up at the top of the page. Many of the monsters would qualify as well.
* {{VisualNovel/Rewrite}} has Kotori's "dog" Chibi-Moth, who is actually a baby miniature mammoth. Since it has its tusk and trunk hidden, it ends up looking like a strange little adorable furball. Kotori insist that its a dog though, but she has good reasons to do so, despite giving him a name that basically means "little mammoth."
* Fidget from ''VideoGame/DustAnElysianTail''
* Mary's dream world in VideoGame/DreamingMary is exclusively inhabited by [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter cute animal companions]]. [[spoiler: Except for the Otherworld, that is.]]
* The eponymous critters from Popcap's Chuzzle are little more than brightly-colored balls of fur with eyes. They also sneeze if you click on one too much, causing them to suddenly shed all their fur (it grows back), and leaving your pointer hovering over one too much makes them angry, causing them to fling your pointer away with an irritated squeak.
* All of the monkeys that appear in the ''VideoGame/SuperMonkeyBall'' series [[http://files.planet3ds.net/2011/02/main_chara_all_1214.jpg are very cute to look at]]. Especially Baby and [=MeeMee=]!
* The Felynes of ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter''. They're two-foot tall anthropomorphic Siamese cats with the cutest meow ever ("mywah!") and speak in gratuitous catspeak ("purretty" and "beclaws"). They enjoy dancing, and being a SupremeChef is their [[PlanetOfHats racial hat]]; ''Tri'' adds a French Felyne chef who says things like "meown ami", and yes, he has the little hat.
* Falling somewhere between being a {{Feelie|s}} and a RidiculouslyCuteCritter gives us [[http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2015/14/1427970179-yoshis-woolly-world-amiibos.jpg these adorable yarn Amiibo]] figures that will accompany the launch of ''VideoGame/YoshisWoollyWorld''. Based on the already-cute-as-a-literal-button Yoshis from the game, many media outlets have remarked Nintendo has outdone themselves with these little guys.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* The fact that almost every character fits in here is what makes ''HappyTreeFriends'' so funny.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'':
** Sterrance, whom Strong Bad considered so cute that he succumbed to a [[{{Squee}} squeeing]] fit.
** The Cheat's {{animesque}} counterpart, [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/stinkoturkey.html The Cheatball]] is a tiny ball with big, blue eyes and a small mouth it never uses. This is a ''perfect'' fit for this trope.
* The omnipresent imps in ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* [[http://www.amomentofpeace.net/comic.php?num=6 Monster Food]] from ''Webcomic/AMomentOfPeace'' are classically adorable. Big eyes and little else.
* ''[[Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures DMFA]]'':
** The Mows. You can see them crawling around on [[http://www.missmab.com/index.php the main page]], even. They look a lot like Meerkas, fat squirrel things from NeoPets.
** DMFA also has Deebs (Short for '[[DeathbringerTheAdorable Deathbringer]]' - yes, the [[TropeNamer original one]]). Basically, a baby bunny made from ''pink bubblegum''. When combined with Jyrras' {{Bishonen}}-ness, it was cute enough to give Lorenda [[CutenessOverload acute diabetes]].
* The Jinxlets from ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}'' are a rare, fur-free species. They compensate for lack of fur with [[http://www.starslip.com/archive/20080104.shtml overwhelmingly cute behavior]].
* Choo-Choo Bear from ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'': a [[UglyCute hairless, boneless,]] shapeshifting cat.
* Uni from ''Webcomic/UnicornJelly'' is a cute jelly monster.
* Unless you've read ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', you won't believe that [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/skinhorse/series.php?view=archive&chapter=27016&name=skinhorse silverfish]], [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/skinhorse/series.php?view=archive&chapter=27144 centipedes]], and [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/skinhorse/series.php?view=archive&chapter=27154 cobras]] can be utterly adorable. But they are. Especially the cobras.
* Fluffy in ''Webcomic/HazardsWake'', whose cast page entry even states, "Does Fluffy have a point other than being the cute mascot-ish character?"
* In a long defunct webcomic, ''Acid Reflux'', we saw critters similar to those that now grace the image at the top of the page: Melting Pandas. They are almost ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, although it's uncertain whether they truly are melting, or just completely boneless. Plus, oxygen is a powerful narcotic to them. Apparently, they only existed to be adorable. The only ones that were still alive were ones that had been put in stasis at an old museum. Upon hearing about the two main qualities of these creatures, one character commented that maybe there's a reason that they were extinct.
* ''Webcomic/AlienDice'' recently introduced [[http://aliendice.com/blog/2010/09/20/09202010/ Otter Budgies.]] [[TastesLikeDiabetes "Cute" is an understatement.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4315 the Enlightened Illuminati drones]].
* ''Webcomic/UserFriendly'' has Dust Puppy, an innocent, adorable ball of fluff with feet and big eyes.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'''s Tinkerbull is a tiny little bull with wings. Its species is known to swarm hapless adventurers in order to cuddle them.
* Many characters of ''Webcomic/HiToTsukiToHoshiNoTama'', including TheHero, are pagets, which are like fuzzy [[ShoulderSizedDragon Shoulder-Sized Dragons]].
* The unofficial mascot of ''Webcomic/WooHoo'' is the "slotter"-- sloth-otter.
* Doppler, from ''{{Webcomic/tinyraygun}}'', a baby alien with long ExpressiveEars and adorable big green eyes.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* NeoPets.
** All of them. Even the grumpy-looking gargoyle-things, the snarly Godzilla-{{Expies}}, the giant mantids, and flame-spewing dragons. Even the mutant and evil versions of same. And they have baby forms.
** Petpets, pets for your Neopets. Even cuter than the Neopets, if that's possible.
* Along the same lines as NeoPets are the Webkins. Thus far, Gantz has managed to make every species imaginable into a {{Squee}}-worthy plushie covered in their trademark stringy fur (even, oddly, animals that tend to lack fur such as frogs). The things ''are'' [[MerchandiseDriven designed]] to make kids scream, "[=OMG!!! WANT!!!=]" after all.
* ''ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum'':
** [=CAFs=] -- Cute Animal Friends -- are the results of an author attempting cute and instead getting [[SickeninglySweet diabetes-inducing twee]]. Particularly bad examples end up as little more than big eyes, fur, and cute cooing sounds, like oversized [[Franchise/StarTrek tribbles]]. Some can be trained or educated into becoming productive members of the multiverse, but a particularly SmallAnnoyingCreature may be better off simply fed to the nearest mini.
** Minis can fall under this as well, from UglyCute in the case of the mini-[[LordOfTheRings Balrog]] or [[VideoGame/MystIV Camoudile]], all the way to mini-[[PreciousPuppies Hounds]] [[SherlockHolmes of the Baskervilles]].
* The pet cow you can buy in [[http://www.kongregate.com/games/Matoking/progress-the-game Progress: The Game.]] It may not do anything other than sit there and look adorable, bur it does it so well that it's worth the price.
* The Puffer kittens (SCP-2558-J) from the ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' are this, because of their cuteness and effect it has on the staff the actually have Euclid classification.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-131 The "Eye Pods"]]
* Catbug from ''WebAnimation/BravestWarriors'' not only has a cute design, but is voiced by an extremely LargeHam six year old.
* From Cartoon Hangover, who produces ''Bravest Warriors'', we have Puppycat and the Temp Agent's turtle in ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat.'' Puppycat is a badass adorable who may object to being called cute. The turtle is a straighter example as it just sits there in the scene and is cute and funny.
* [[LetsPlay/YoVideogames Benny]], Max's pomeranian.
* In [[Roleplay/{{Glowfic}} Effulgence]], the world of Chronicle has a cave inhabited entirely by ridiculously cute, and friendly critters.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Guano from ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey''. Of course, it's obvious he's a parody of Pikachu.
* Extend this trope to mechanical "animals" and you get ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', whose huge adorable eyes seem custom-made to tug the heartstrings of all who gaze upon him.
* [[DeathbringerTheAdorable Rhino the Hamster]] from ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'', whose cuteness is potent enough to distract henchmen and save the day.
* Mort, the little lemur in ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}''. Smaller than the other lemurs, ''huge'' head, and even bigger eyes.
* The ''PowerpuffGirls'' had Beebo, a bio-engineered creature created as a pet. Unfortunately, overfeeding it caused it to [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever become a giant monster]] [[ExtremeOmnivore who ate everything in sight.]] Even then it was still very cute.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Momo the [[http://avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Winged-Lemur Winged-Lemur]], a [[MixAndMatchCritters lemur/cat/bat cross]] that is all cute.
** [[http://avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Appa Appa]] and other sky bison like him are pretty adorable too, especially [[http://images.wikia.com/avatar/images/archive/5/50/20110318185516!Baby-sky-bison.png the babies]].
** [[http://avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Foo_Foo_Cuddlypoofs Foo-Foo Cuddlypoops]], a baby moose-lion. Unlike its mama, it's tiny and fluffy and lacking the deadly antlers and huge fangs.
** [[http://avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Koala_sheep#axzz1kjOwCHnq Koala-Sheep.]] Exactly what it sounds like.
** [[http://avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Turtle_duck#axzz1kjOwCHnq Turtle ducks]], especially turtle ducklings. Every bit as cute as a real duckling.
** The [[http://avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Purple_pentapus#axzz1kjOwCHnq Purple Pentapus]], a tiny, purple octopus that likes to be tickled.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' gives us [[http://avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Pabu Pabu]] the [[WeaselMascot fire ferret]], a cross between a [[CaptainObvious ferret]] and a red panda. That is a powerful combination of cute.
* Ling Ling from ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' is a subverted example in that while he is an adorable parody of [[{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]], he is a [[SociopathicHero sociopathic killing machine]] (this is his in-show description).
* Halfway subverted with [[FanNickname "Cujo"]], the lovable ghost pup in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''. It's friendly and adorable in small mode, but can turn big and aggressive if it needs to. "Yikes" is a far more appropriate word for ''that'' one.
* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' with the Gigglepies, big-eyed, [[CareBears Carebear]]-esque creatures who speak entirely in rhyme. It's eventually revealed that they are actually alien conquerors who enslave worlds with their hypnotic cuteness.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** Nibbler probably qualifies -- he's [[UglyCute pretty weird looking]], but he's small and squeaky enough to make the tough, no-nonsense captain Leela go to pieces and adopt him as a beloved pet. He later gets a little red cape and diaper. [[spoiler:It turns out that his entire species is sentient, and uses their cuteness as a ploy to infiltrate places where the local species is bigger and uglier as part of a giant conspiracy.]]
** In the episode "The Problem with Popplers", [[spoiler: the Popplers themselves, as they are actually the young of the ''sentient, not to mention angry'' Omicronians]].
* Every living thing in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' (bloodthirsty monsters, {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, and [[GodOfEvil evil gods]] [[CrapsaccharineWorld excepted]]). This is an interesting dynamic, in that the ponies are all very cute by default, so for anything to stand out it has to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WP09vmcTHo&feature=related extremely]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXV5u8ds2fM adorable.]]
** The ''MyLittlePony'' franchise as a whole thrives on this trope.
* Lily and Sparkles, the [[TeamPet puppies]] of ''WesternAnimation/BarbieAndTheDiamondCastle''.
* Katie the little... uh... fuzzy yellow thingy (she doesn't match any of the other animals) from ''HortonHearsAWho'' The original Horton illustrations by Dr. Seuss also fits this trope.
* Once WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons were at a petting zoo and saw a cute little lamb with big eyes. They all let out an "Aw!", then saw an even littler lamb with even bigger eyes. They let out a bigger "AWWW!!", then saw the ''littlest'' lamb with the ''biggest'' eyes, and let out the biggest '''"AWWWW!!!"''' of all. Then the second lamb walked in front of the third one, and Homer shoved it out of the way. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AdHuSZbY_Q Video clip here]].
* Creator/ChuckJones had a penchant for ridiculously cute critters that brought out protective impulses in unlikely characters - like the kitten to bulldog Marc Anthony, or the penguin to Bugs Bunny. Early in his career he did shorts which starred ridiculously cute critters, such as Sniffles the Mouse among others. It wasn't until hanging around with the likes of Creator/TexAvery that he began to use more humor.
* Ridiculously cute critters have gone in and out of style when it comes to Western Animation as a whole, having their original heyday in the 1930's with Disney's ''Silly Symphonies'' shorts and the [[FollowTheLeader copy-cat series]] of just about every other animation studio at the time. By the time WorldWarTwo came around these were chucked out the window in favor of the KarmicTrickster and the ScrewySquirrel, but they resurface periodically.
* Snap, Rudy's little chalk drawing in ''ChalkZone''. Those huge eyes? Sweet nature? A bit of a daredevil? [[PowerpuffGirls Fingerless hands]]? SO CUTE!
* Despite being quite the trouble maker and all around annoying, Peri from ''{{Spliced}}'' (who seems to be the cross between a cuttlefish and a squirrel... or maybe a cat?... or a fox perhaps?... or maybeOH NEVER MIND), with his big eyes, huge grin, and buck teeth, seems to be a favorite among female fans.
* ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' has Mort the mouse lemur and Eggy the duckling. Private probably qualifies as well - he's made even King Julien go "Awwwww". Private manages to attain a level weaponizable cuteness in one episode. Naturally, Skipper takes advantage.
* Reginald the koala from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''. In his first appearance, he even had a theme song and a montage dedicated to his cuteness. The fact that he's a secret agent who works for the CIA probably makes him even more adorable.
* Like the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' example above, the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Meapless in Seattle" has the alien Mitch become a being so cute that he can entrance people, [[spoiler:including Phineas.]]
* Mr. Mumbles from ''DanVs.'' may not be well groomed, but that kitty is adorable.
* Jang Keng and Tekirai from HiHiPuffyAmiYumi
* OggyAndTheCockroaches
* The hero species, the Noops and Wuts in ''TheDreamstone''. And then there's also the "ferocious" Wottles.
* Thingy from ''SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'' is one, [[spoiler:at least until it's frightened.]]
* Snarf in ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011''. However, the same can't be said about his [[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats 1985]] counterpart.
* ''RubyGloom'' has Scaredy Bat and Doom Kitty.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpartakusAndTheSunBeneathTheSea'' has Triggies, tiny robots with smiling faces produced by Tehrig for maintenance purposes. Children in Arkadia love to play with them.
* Several of the housemates in ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' come off as this, such as the one-time character Crackers, recurring background character Fluffer Nutter, the friend Wilt helps in ''Good Wilt Hunting'', etc. . . . Berry is a subversion, World from Destination Imagination has shades of it, certain characters like Eduardo come off as this, but more of a GentleGiant-type. Bloo's probably too much of an AttentionWhore to be seen as this.
* Tashy 497 from the episode of the same name in ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan''.
* All the slugs in {{Slugterra}}. Unless they're shot into attack mode. Or [[TheCorruption ghouled.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has Jake and Lady Rainicorn's offspring: Charlie, TV, Viola, Kim Kil Whan, and Jake Jr.
** Jake and Lady themselves also qualify.
** Several of the characters come off as this.
* Waddles from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''.
* Lil' Sneezer from ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', a cute little baby mouse with some really bad allergies. His SneezeOfDoom proves humorous enough to prevent his cuteness from teetering into the TastesLikeDiabetes category.
* Glomer from ''PunkyBrewster.''
* Rocko from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* You may notice that most of the creatures above are based off of real biological animals. ''This is not a mistake.'' Notable examples on planet Earth include...
* Fennec Foxes. They're much smaller than most foxes and have ridiculously oversized ears.
** Arctic foxes as well. Good luck surviving [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSvIE8Fcwdw this video]] without dying from CutenessOverload.
* The Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel, ''Pteromys momonga'', is probably the most [[http://cuteoverload.com/2009/08/12/obviously-created-by-japanese-scientists/ ludicriously cute creature on the face of the planet]]. See the links below for squee-worthy examples:
** [[http://salivatingdog.com/2005/10/cutest-thing-on-the-planet.html Cutest Thing on the Planet]]
** [[http://www.cutespotting.com/2011/03/24/japanese-dwarf-flying-squirrel/ Cute Spotting]]
* Although less exotic, do not take the cuteness of chipmunks lightly. ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' are abominations compared to the real thing.
* Woodchucks...they're so chubby, just look at them waddle-run!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsGvT2DYJMc Jumping spiders.]] It says a lot that this little critter was used as a basis for Joltik, a {{Pokemon}} considered ridiculously cute.
** Even moreso when you find out that they sometimes [[http://i.stack.imgur.com/3vNXb.jpg wear water droplets as hats]].
* [[CuteKitten Kittens]].
* [[PreciousPuppy Puppies]].
* Ferrets. Speaking of which, you've also got otters, badgers, stoats, polecats, as well as most other kinds of mustelid.
* Monkeys:
** Squirrel monkeys.
** Pygmy marmosets. The smallest monkeys in the world, and very adorable.
** Capuchins.
* Baby emperor penguins.
** Penguins in general.
* Babies, period. Given that babies of nearly all vertebrates, from mammals and birds to even snakes and sharks share a number of similar features compared to adults, like oversized heads and eyes, scientists speculated that we're as a species genetically hardwired to find such features cute.
* [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me51wrlvGR1qfv6ico1_500.jpg Honduran white bats.]]
** Bats in general, contrary to how they are [[BatOutOfHell portrayed]]. Even vampire bats can come across as cute.
* [[http://www.cuteheaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/IMG_0084.jpg This piglet.]]
* Miniature donkeys!
* The "[[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4KVZJT_-sRk/Tf0cy3BtEEI/AAAAAAAALd0/McAl3zLcXvA/s640/sand+cat+9.jpg sand cat]]" of Afghanistan is easily the least intimidating of the wild cats. Their heads and ears are larger by comparison to their bodies than those of house-cats, and their faces are wider, but their bodies are smaller. Even the adults look like ''kittens!''
* Sloths.
* [[PandaingToTheAudience Pandas]], obviously. Red pandas are, if such a thing is possible, [[UpToEleven even cuter]].
* Baby crocodilians, in contrast to the more fearsome adults, count as this. While sharing many of the "cute" characteristics with other animals (bright, cartoony eyes, and a tiny snout that would make them look not out of place in ''Disney/{{Bambi}}''), they can even chirp like baby birds!
** By extension, baby dinosaurs as well. Many fossils of young dinosaurs have been found and they're thought to be as cute as buttons when they were alive. In fact, its been theorized that baby tyrannosaurs were covered in down.
* Owls. Especially [[http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/PHOTO/LARGE/JWE_071602_00312A_L_1.jpg saw-whet owls]]. They've been known to make hardened ornithologists explode into rainbow confetti and little pink hearts.
* [[http://puffinpalooza.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/puffin-skip.jpg Puffins.]]
* Chinchillas.
* Baby Deer, in fact Deer are pretty aww inducing in general, but unfortunately [[KillerRabbit they also cause a lot of death both directly and indirectly]]
** Mouse deer! They are tiny, tiny deers on spindly legs. What can be cuter?
* Civets
* Hyraxes
* Harp seals
** Seals in general.
** Walruses too.
** Sea lions as well.
* And compare meerkats. Simples!
* Kiwi birds.
* Parrots, Parakeets and Cockatoos.
* Goldfish, or pretty much any kind of popular pet fish, really.
* Hamsters
* The [[https://assets.rbl.ms/615045/980x.jpg Ila Pika]] is not only one of the most elusive animals out there [[note]]having been sighted and documented for the first time in 1983 only to not be sighted again (up to the point where it began to become a bit of a cryptozoon) until more than three decades later[[/note]] but possibly also one of the most ridiculously adorable. Just picture a [[http://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/rare-endangered-animal-teddy-bear-magic-rabbit-ili-pika-china-4.jpg fluffy little rabbit with a teddy bear's face.]] So sweet, you'll have to get an insulin shot.
* Quokkas. Always smiling, always having fun, always curious. No picture of a Quokka doesn't look cute.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBkWhkAZ9ds The desert rain frog]]. Not only does it look cute, it makes a sound that can best be described as "a squeaky kitten."
* Pugs and their puppies. Especially solid black pugs.
* Hognose Snakes. They actually smile!
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvJagVJxLtw Chickadees]]. They're considered adorable, even relative to other small, cute songbirds.
** Speaking of birds, [[http://i.imgur.com/UjocA56.jpg Hummingbirds]] are also VERY cute, with their small size and hyperactive behavior.
* Hypsilophodontid dinosaurs are often restored this way due to their large eyes and small snouts. Some even speculate they may even had plumage.
** Speaking of dinosaurs, many small carnivorous dinosaurs were likely [[BadassAdorable as cute as they were deadly]] (and sometimes, they were just cute, with no deadliness required). Probably one of the best examples would be the tiny, super fluffy ''[[http://www.wired.com/wp-content/uploads/nextgen/wiredscience/wp-content/gallery/dinobirds/anchiornis.jpg Anchiornis]]''.
** The tiny, [[TheMuppets muppet-like]] pterosaurs known as Anurognathids were also really cute. [[http://www.markwitton.com/communities/6/004/009/119/796//images/4618554483.jpg Take a look!]]
** Baby pterosaurs, called "flaplings" (yes, even their ''[[InherentlyFunnyWords name]]'' sounds cute!) were pretty adorable too.
* [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods Cuttlefish]] can be [[http://youtu.be/k-DusaSVHmM?t=1m14s quite adorable as well!]]
** Many Octopi, too.
* Falcons, particularly the smaller ones like kestrels.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygmy_falcon Pygmy Falcons]] deserve a special mention, since they're smaller than pigeons and even the fluffy adults could pass for baby falcons.
* A baby kangaroo and wombat in a blanket. [[http://fototelegraf.ru/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/vombat-kenguru-6-990x894.jpg Here you go]]!
* [[http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/files/2012/02/baby-seal.jpg Baby harp seals]]. How anyone can club them to death for a living is beyond me.
* The [[http://s2.postimg.org/sbiokiid5/Flower_Guinea_Pig.jpg humble guinea pig]]. When not being used as a laboratory rodent, it's a precious pet, an adorably cute tailless ball of fluff that rarely bites and makes soft, pleasing noises. Sounds a lot like a [[Franchise/StarTrek tribble]].
* Turtles and tortoises. Their awkwardness on land makes them even more endearing.
* [[http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article10119170.ece/alternates/w620/peacock-spiders.jpg These two Australian spider species]] discovered in 2015, nicknamed "Skeletorus" and "Sparklemuffin" respectively.
* Manatees. Much like Walruses, but they live in warm water and exude BigFun cuteness.
* [[BunnyTropes Rabbits]]. Those ears... It also helps that they are ''incredibly'' soft.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_viscacha Viscacha]], are technically closer related to chinchillas, which as ridiculously cute on their own merits, but look like rabbits with long bushy tails.
* Pika.
* [[http://d3u5xmnnxiuz0w.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/adorable-animals-living-only-on-hokkaido-island-in-japan-57889.jpg The shima enaga]],a kind of long-tailed tit that lives only on Hokkaido island, Japan.
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