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* In the WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse cartoon "Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip," Pete claims he once had a cat and imitates a cat's loud meowing to make Pluto bark and reveal himself (because Pluto was hidden in Mickey's suitcase since dogs weren't allowed on the train). The thing that makes this FurryConfusion is that Pete is originally supposed to be a cat himself!

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* In the WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse cartoon "Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip," Pete claims he once had a cat and imitates a cat's loud meowing to make Pluto bark and reveal himself (because Pluto was hidden in Mickey's suitcase since dogs weren't allowed on the train). The thing that makes this FurryConfusion is that Pete is originally supposed to be a cat himself!himself.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheGetAlongGang'' was populated entirely with [[PettingZooPeople anthros of the most humanoid sort]]. One episode concerned a search for a missing baby elephant. Fair enough, except for the fact that it turned out that said elephant was missing '''from the zoo'''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheGetAlongGang'' was populated entirely with [[PettingZooPeople [[FunnyAnimal anthros of the most humanoid sort]]. One episode concerned a search for a missing baby elephant. Fair enough, except for the fact that it turned out that said elephant was missing '''from the zoo'''.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' a series about an anthropomorphic world of PettingZooPeople several episodes deal with the main characters transporting other non-anthropomorphic animals including birds and kangaroos. One episode even have the main characters actually buying a pig (and the pig vendor is another porcine, a Hippo).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' a series about an anthropomorphic world of PettingZooPeople WorldOfFunnyAnimals several episodes deal with the main characters transporting other non-anthropomorphic animals including birds and kangaroos. One episode even have the main characters actually buying a pig (and the pig vendor is another porcine, a Hippo).


* ''WesternAnimation/WordWorld'' is just weird overall (technically, all the characters are talking words) but it's worth a mention here because all of the major animal characters, down to the Ant, can speak and act like people -- except for one, who's obviously the dog. There are also a few minor characters including non-talking sea creatures and a cow who is basically a LivingProp.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WordWorld'' is just weird overall (technically, all the characters are talking words) but it's worth a mention here because all of the major animal characters, down to the Ant, can speak and act like people -- except for one, who's obviously who, like in most cases of this, is the dog. There are also a few minor characters including non-talking sea creatures and a cow who is basically a LivingProp.


* In ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies2018'', the nursery is home to a baby frog, pig, bear and penguin, who are all treated like people, but the three baby chicks live in a chicken coop and go to the vet. (Even weirder, one of them's Baby Camilla!)
* The ''WesternAnimation/PeppaPig'' episode "The Zoo", in which a class of kids that includes a giraffe, an elephant and a zebra, with a gazelle teacher, go to the freaking ''zoo''. A running gag is Madame Gazelle mistaking the zookeepers (Mr Lion, Mrs Crocodile, and Mr Giraffe -- Gerald's dad) for animals that have escaped.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies2018'', the nursery is home to a baby frog, pig, bear and penguin, who are all treated like people, but the three baby chicks live in a chicken coop and go to the vet. (Even vet (even weirder, one of them's Baby Camilla!)
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* The ''WesternAnimation/PeppaPig'' episode "The Zoo", in which a class of kids that includes a giraffe, an elephant and a zebra, with a gazelle teacher, go to the freaking ''zoo''. A running gag is Madame Gazelle mistaking the zookeepers (Mr (Mr. Lion, Mrs Mrs. Crocodile, and Mr Mr. Giraffe -- Gerald's dad) for animals that have escaped.


* The ''WesternAnimation/PeppaPig'' episode "The Zoo", in which a class of kids that includes a giraffe, an elephant and a zebra, with a gazelle teacher, go to the freaking ''zoo''. A running gag is Madame Gazelle mistaking the zookeepers (Mr Lion, Mrs Crocodile, and Mr Giraffe -- Gerald's dad) for animals that have escaped.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/PeppaPig'' episode "The Zoo", in which a class of kids that includes a giraffe, an elephant and a zebra, with a gazelle teacher, go to the freaking ''zoo''. A running gag is Madame Gazelle mistaking the zookeepers (Mr Lion, Mrs Crocodile, and Mr Giraffe -- Gerald's dad) for animals that have escaped.escaped.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheGreatSantaClausCaper'', the villain shows off his unbreakable toy-preservation film on a doll. Raggedy Ann tearfully protests that it keeps you from cuddling and loving it, while Raggedy Andy dismisses it as a "dumb ol' doll". This would not be unusual - except that Raggedy Ann and Andy are dolls themselves.

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*** There's also the fact that the Krusty Krab building seems to be based on real-life wooden crab traps.

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*** The IDW comics, however, do feature sapient deer, just adding to the confusion.


** The episode ''One Coarse Meal'' causes this. Pearl is an anthropomorphic whale and Plankton is an anthro, well, plankton. The episode revolves around Pearl ''eating'' plankton.

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** The episode ''One Coarse Meal'' causes this. Pearl is an anthropomorphic whale and Plankton is an anthro, well, plankton. The episode revolves around Pearl ''eating'' plankton. We also witness realistic whales devouring anthro plankton in flashback, plus a projection of a pod of real whales at the end.


* In ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies2018'', the nursery is home to a baby frog, pig, bear and penguin, who are all treated like people, but the three baby chicks live in a chicken coop and go to the vet. (Even weirder, one of them's Baby Camilla!)

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies2018'', the nursery is home to a baby frog, pig, bear and penguin, who are all treated like people, but the three baby chicks live in a chicken coop and go to the vet. (Even weirder, one of them's Baby Camilla!)Camilla!)
* The ''WesternAnimation/PeppaPig'' episode "The Zoo", in which a class of kids that includes a giraffe, an elephant and a zebra, with a gazelle teacher, go to the freaking ''zoo''. A running gag is Madame Gazelle mistaking the zookeepers (Mr Lion, Mrs Crocodile, and Mr Giraffe -- Gerald's dad) for animals that have escaped.

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** {{Lampshaded}} in "Crouching Hamster, Hidden Wagon", in which the villain claims to be taking revenge on behalf of farm animals who are "forced to toil in the fields, while other animals stand on their hind legs, and hog all the clothes and penthouse accommodation!"

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** SantaClaus is featured in the ChristmasEpisode, and instead of being a FunnyAnimal like everyone else, he instead looks like a normal human being. He's in fact the only human or human-looking character we see in the entire series.


** As a standard rule, practically every animal appears to be sentient and sapient, although only a subset is shown to be capable of speech (ponies, donkeys, zebras, cows, buffalo and sheep). Angel Bunny is intelligent, bad-mannered and capable of bossing around Fluttershy (admittedly not a difficult feat), Owloysious is a capable assistant librarian, and every animal in "May the Best Pet Win" are sufficiently self-aware to ignore their natural behavior and try for the pet job. Given that the ponies are apparently exclusively vegetarian, many traditional farm animal jobs would not be applicable (Sweet Apple Acres have pigs, but not for their meat) but others would - the sheep are likely putting up with routine shearing in exchange for a carefree living. Winona may be as smart as any pony, but she just likes her job.

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** As a standard rule, practically every animal appears to be sentient and sapient, although only a subset is shown to be capable of speech (ponies, donkeys, zebras, cows, buffalo buffalo, sheep, and sheep).yaks). Angel Bunny is intelligent, bad-mannered and capable of bossing around Fluttershy (admittedly not a difficult feat), Owloysious is a capable assistant librarian, and every animal in "May the Best Pet Win" are sufficiently self-aware to ignore their natural behavior and try for the pet job. Given that the ponies are apparently exclusively vegetarian, many traditional farm animal jobs would not be applicable (Sweet Apple Acres have pigs, but not for their meat) but others would - the sheep are likely putting up with routine shearing in exchange for a carefree living. Winona may be as smart as any pony, but she just likes her job.


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** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyBestGiftEver'' features sapient reindeer that can use magic, in contrast to the other deer seen in the show which are non-sapient animals.


** Porky Pig, in contrast, is fully a Funny Animal. He's frequently depicted living in a regular house, wearing [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal (some)]] clothing, keeping pets or farm animals, and even stocking his fridge with ham and sausages -- despite being a pig himself. In ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' he even gets a horrifying revelation upon finding out exactly what pepperoni (his favourite pizza topping) is made of. Even scarier, he eats when he's upset, and upon finding out what Pepperoni's made of he goes into a massive depression and eats more pepperoni.

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** Porky Pig, in contrast, is fully a Funny Animal. He's frequently depicted living in a regular house, wearing [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal (some)]] clothing, keeping pets or farm animals, and even stocking his fridge with ham and sausages -- despite being a pig himself. In ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' he even gets a horrifying revelation upon finding out exactly what pepperoni (his favourite pizza topping) is made of. Even scarier, he eats when he's upset, and upon finding out what Pepperoni's pepperoni's made of he goes into a massive depression and eats more pepperoni.


** When Pinkie describes the horrors of the Everfree forest, she lists off such horrible things as the weather changing on it's own, animals taking care of themselves and so on. The creators are painfully aware of the implications, and takes every chance at lampshading the hell out of it.

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** When Pinkie describes the horrors of the Everfree forest, Forest, she lists off such horrible things as the weather changing on it's own, animals taking care of themselves and so on. The creators are painfully aware of the implications, and takes every chance at lampshading the hell out of it.


* Somewhat confusingly, one scene in the ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' short film ''WesternAnimation/TheWrongTrousers'' has Wallace telling the new boarder at his flat that he doesn't allow pets in the house. Said boarder is an intelligent penguin, while Wallace's other flat-mate is Gromit, an intelligent ''dog''. But in a world of intelligent animals fully capable of living alongside humans as equals, pets are still apparently a thing.

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* Somewhat confusingly, one scene in the ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' ''WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit'' short film ''WesternAnimation/TheWrongTrousers'' has Wallace telling the new boarder at his flat that he doesn't allow pets in the house. Said boarder is an intelligent penguin, while Wallace's other flat-mate is Gromit, an intelligent ''dog''. But in a world of intelligent animals fully capable of living alongside humans as equals, pets are still apparently a thing.

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