Those Two Animals

Simple explanation: a pair of animal characters that is often seen together. Most examples tend to be two different species, perhaps for visual variety. If the rest of the cast is also animals, then they are the two that stand out most; if not, then they are usually the only animals in the cast.

May overlap with Those Two Guys or Odd Couple. Related to Female Feline, Male Mutt.

Examples:

Comics
  • Snoopy and Woodstock from Peanuts.
Film Literature
  • The Death of Rats and the Raven in the Susan Sto Helit Discworld novels. Since all the Death of Rats can say is Squeak, the Raven acts as his Translator Buddy. (Death of Rats has been known to show up solo as a cameo in other novels, usually because rats have died.)
Western Animation


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