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Farthing Wood Friends was a Spin-Off of The Animals of Farthing Wood published as a 130-part comic book with Christmas and Easter specials, between 1992 and 1997.

It had a puzzle section and freebies included with almost every issue.

After a final issue in 1997, it was cancelled.

Tropes applying to Farthing Wood Friends:

  • Adaptation Expansion: It outlived its parent series by two years, but the original work was shown in film comic form up until the end.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Quite a few:
    • Owl wasn't a total Jerkass but was pompous, yet in the puzzle sections she was somewhat nicer than usual, and more Big Fun than prone to snark.
    • The blue foxes were made into slightly nicer characters, and Scarface's villainy was toned down quite a lot.
    • Adder was made a lot more likeable as compared to her television portrayal.
  • Alternate Continuity: The puzzle sections featured the animals living Funny Animal lifestyles as Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal sometimes, and couldn't be reconciled with the series proper.
  • Advertisement:
  • Art Shift: The puzzle section of the magazine was a major shift from the television series, being more cartoony and with Toon Physics.
  • Canon Foreigner: There were occasional new characters who didn't appear in the series proper, such as friends of Trey (the deer who was antagonist in third and final season) and the Shrew family's additional relatives.
  • Denser and Wackier: As a whole, it was comedy-oriented for the rest of the magazine outside the educational segments.
  • Film Comic: All 130 issues' comic section were straight-up screencaps of the episodes, with it being on a colored background and text underneath.
  • Lighter and Softer: By comparison with the television adaptation, it was pretty soft in comparison.
  • Funny Animal: The sections with the puzzle turned the main characters into anthropomorphised animals beyond what the television series had, with them having kitchens, fireplaces etc. and eating.
  • Advertisement:
  • Sugar Bowl: The magazine itself was quite optimistic and upbeat outside of the film comic and educational segments, and this shows in the designs of the characters too.

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