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  • Mickey Mouse's classic look has red shorts with gold or white buttons, but no shirt. And note that it's only his "classic" look where he counts as this. Every other outfit Disney's put him in has a shirt.
  • Most of the Disney duck characters are both pantsless and unshod, but Scrooge McDuck wears spats on top of his webbed feet.
    • Ditto most of the duck characters in Darkwing Duck (which was explicitly set in the same world). Including Gosalyn, unusually, although not including Morgana. Morgana was more humanoid, though.
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    • Exceptions to the shoeless duck rule include Mrs. Beakley of DuckTales (1987), Gosalyn Mallard of Darkwing Duck, and Launchpad McQuack, who appeared in both.
    • Launchpad and Mrs. Beakley were also exceptions to the pantsless duck rule, normally appearing fully clothed, although Launchpad on a couple occasions dressed in the costume of Darkwing Duck, an outfit that included neither pants nor shoes.
    • Although a typical pantsless duck, Darkwing was at times bizarrely shown to have boxer shorts beneath his costume, which was way too short to cover such a garment.
      • Another pantsed duck would be Quackerjack, with his jester outfit.
    • Daisy Duck is rare among female characters in that she's usually bare bottomed, with her feathers giving the appearance of a skirt, though unlike other ducks, she wears shoes. Sometimes she'll be seen wearing long skirts if it fits the setting of a story.
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    • The normally bottomless Donald Duck nephews Huey, Duey, and Louie were given shorts when they were redesigned as preteens for Quack Pack.
    • There is an urban legend about Donald Duck being banned in Finland, because he does not wear pants.
      • The legend is probably based on the few angry letters that the Finnish Donald Duck magazine received decades ago on the subject, and responded by publishing a picture of a ridiculous-looking duck with pants, which largely killed the issue. Many Finns find this legend amusing, in that the nudity taboo is far weaker in Finland than it ever has been in America, and there have been several comics in the country's national newspaper which have on occasion showed naked characters with visible but non-pronounced genitals, leading to no repercussions.
      • There's also the fact that Donald Duck is the most popular fictional character of them all in Finland. That would be an even bigger achievement were he banned.
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    • Mickey and Donald being half-naked was played with in one of the recent Disney Channel shorts. Donald and Mickey want to buy food, but the store owner enforces his "no shirt, no shoes, no service" sign. Mickey has no shirt, Donald has no shoes, and the two end up fighting over each other's clothing.
    • Characters like Porky Pig and Donald Duck usually wear a towel around their waist after showering, despite neither wearing pants. Word of God states that it's basically because Donald is "human" and therefore would have a human reaction to it.
    • In a lot of the older Donald Duck cartoons, Donald's modesty is played like a fourth wall joke; he walks around without pants all of the time, but whenever his shirt gets removed he immediately covers his crotch.
  • Donald's friend José Carioca was a Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal, with a hat, suit, gloves and no pants, but his comic book series loses the gloves and gives him a pair of blue pants that are slightly torn at the bottom in a way that makes it look like they just painted his lower body blue. This appears to have been done not because they find the idea of a pantsless character offensive, but so that his design implements all the colours of the Brazilian flag, not just the Green and Yellow.
  • When Goofy first appeared (as Dippy Dawg), he wore only a hat, vest and shoes (along with the prerequisite White Gloves). Of course, he eventually became fully clothed after being given a more human-like appearance at the start of the color film era.
  • Minnie Mouse and Clarabelle Cow featured designs which had skirts and underbloomers, but not necessarily shirts. In more recent years, however, someone apparently decided that wasn't acceptable and changed her default outfit to a dress. Since then, depictions of her in the red polka-dotted skirt have been mainly limited to the Mickey Mouse Works-era cartoons, and depictions of her white-faced, black-eyed "classic" design.
    • Minnie's earliest cartoons (Steamboat Willie period, 1928-29) had her wearing a bra over her naked chest, but from late 1929 she went completely topless.
      • The Grocery Boy seems to treat Mickey's and Minnie's black fur as an item of clothing itself. In it, Minnie momentarily pulls back the fur on her chest, showing us that she keeps her powder puff underneath!
    • Before the Moral Guardians noticed and became offended, many of the female cow characters would walk around with bare udders, but eventually the artists were forced to give them skirts.
  • Roquefort the mouse from The Aristocats is usually naked, but is occasionally seen wearing a hat and coat at times.
  • In Bonkers Bonkers D. Bobcat and most of the other anthromorphic male cartoon animals wear only shirts, while female cartoon animals wear skirts or dresses.
  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers lampshaded this trope: In the Body Swap episode "A Fly in the Ointment", the usually jumpsuit-clad Gadget is bodyswapped with the pantsless Dale. Upon noticing "her" "nudity", Gadget immediately fashions a makeshift skirt from a Dixie cup which "she" wears for the rest of the episode.
    • Robot Chicken parodied the show and trope with a skit involving Gadget forgoing pants to match everyone else. Chip, Dale, and Monty see Gadget and promptly give excuses to leave the room for... various reasons.
  • Timothy Q. Mouse and the crows from Dumbo are pantless, but the stork is more or less fully dressed.
  • Hyacinth Hippo from the "Dance Of The Hours" segment of Fantasia.
  • Agent Wendy Pleakley from Lilo & Stitch.
  • Both Waternoose and Roz from Monsters, Inc.. Besides those two, Celia, maybe a couple other females, Sulley when wearing a tie at the end, and the grocer and octopus (both in aprons), everyone else runs around stark naked—-fur and general reptile/amphibian/fish/insect anatomy rules acting as modesty.
  • Many of the Donkey Boys from Pinocchio.
  • Bernard the mouse from The Rescuers. Miss Bianca is either an example of this trope or an Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal.
    • Jake in the sequel wears a fedora and a shirt, but no pants or shoes (possibly justified as being a kangaroo mouse, he has big feet).
  • The anthropomorphic cast of Disney's Robin Hood film follows the bottomless male/fully-clothed female rule. Possibly because a medieval tunic/jerkin with no trousers looks a lot less risque than a medieval peasant blouse/corset with no skirt.
  • In "Vowel Play," the "skywriting" episode of Disney's TaleSpin, the normally pantsless Baloo's shirt comes off as well, resulting in a naked Baloo (wearing only a hat). Rebecca Cunningham, his Barefoot Cartoon Animal female boss, proceeds to berate him... but only for his spelling errors.
    • In a later episode, "My Fair Baloo", an episode in which all the attendees at a formal ball strip off their outer garments to sew them into a giant hot-air balloon in order to fly the massive airplane that had served as the site of their dance home, Baloo has on an undershirt.
      • That doesn't even cover the half of it, so to speak. The tuxedo that Rebecca rented for Baloo originally had a pair of pants before he puts it on.
    • Another TaleSpin episode ("Plunder and Lighting", the pilot) featured Rebecca being repulsed by dirty socks on Baloo's bedroom floor. One has to wonder where these socks came from, considering Baloo, as well as most of the rest of the show's cast, went barefoot. (Rule of Funny probably explains it.)
  • Back when Toon Disney first hit the air, this trope was lampshaded in one of their commercials called "The No Pants Dance".
  • The Disney version of Winnie the Pooh wears a shirt with no bottoms. It should be noted that in the original book illustrations, Pooh only wore the shirt during winter, going au naturel otherwise.
  • Some of the marine animals from Fish Hooks.
  • Abby Mallard from Chicken Little, which was somewhat strange considering that the majority of the rest of the cast either wore full costumes or nothing at all (with the possible exception of Fish Out Of Water, but his helmet was for breathing, not really for fashion).
  • The Beast from Beauty and the Beast actually starts out as one, wearing only a tattered set of pants and a long, dark red cape. When he starts to become more polite, he becomes a Barefoot Cartoon Animal.
  • Both Fifer and Fiddler Pig from The Three Little Pigs.
  • In The 1934 Silly Symphonies cartoon "The Flying Mouse" featured 4 unnamed mice who wore a shirt, gloves, and slippers but no pants. Including the boy mouse who daydreamed about flying like a bird.
  • Abu the monkey from Aladdin only wears an open vest and a hat. Unlike most examples, he is a pet and a 'real' animal, so it's particularly bizarre.
  • The Gummi Bears all wear shirts and hats (and in Gammi's case a dress) but no pants. Although their medieval attire have their shirts to normally been long enough as to cover under the waist.
  • The Raw Toonage segment Marsupilami have characters like Maurice has a pink shirt but no pants.
  • In the educational video series Language Arts Through Imagination, Figment only wears a yellow and red shirt as he does in the Epcot attraction Journey into Imagination.


  • The Ninth Life of Sherman Phelps: Sherman wears only a pair of striped pants. Ronald only wears pants and a necktie.
  • True to the title of the show, the cast of Almost Naked Animals wears only underwear (their fur having been shaved off).
  • The Seville brothers of The Alvin Show and Alvin and the Chipmunks didn't wear pants because (until the 2007 franchise reboot) their turtleneck shirts were long enough to reach their ankles.
    • The Chipettes are a different story altogether. In the 1980s cartoon they were always fully dressed. Early promotional material for Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel seemed to suggest they were going to wear skirts over their naked lower halves. In the final film the girls wear shirts, and skirts that obviously don't reach that far down, and it seems like the Chipettes make only a half-assed attempt at being fully clothed as it leaves their butts visibly unclothed. So, first they are fully clothed, then implied to be half naked, then go obviously half naked...
  • Tiger from An American Tail only wore a purple short-sleeved shirt.
    • He wears only a poncho in an episode or two of the animated series.
    • Tanya in Fievel Goes West only wears a shirt and dress, but no undergarments.
  • Where to begin on Animaniacs? Yakko wears pants but no shirt. Wakko wears a shirt, but no pants. Dot wears a skirt and bloomers but no shirt. Walter Wolf wears overalls, a hat, and yellow gloves. Rita, Runt, Skippy, Slappy (she only wears a hat), Pinky and the Brain, Buttons and the Goodfeather Pigeons prance around in the nude with pride, but if Minerva Mink ever did the censors would be up in arms!
    • At one point Slappy's shown lifting her fur, doing a sexy leg reveal. Walter Wolf does this once as well, with the same results.
    • In Wakko's Wish, Skippy is wearing a shirt without pants (at least in the wintertime).
    • Yakko Warner wears tan pants with a black belt and White Gloves, but no shirt.
    • Wakko Warner wears a light blue shirt, a red baseball cap, and White Gloves, but no pants.
    • Dot Warner wears a pink skirt, bloomers, and White Gloves, but no shirt. Sometimes Dot's bloomers are pink, sometimes white. In "Please Take My Sibling", Dot's skirt fell down, and she was revealed to be wearing white AND pink bloomers.
    • Wilford B. Wolf wears pants, glasses, and a bowtie,... but in Fabio-esque form, he wears torn shorts and a bowtie.
    • Walter Wolf wears overalls, a hat, and yellow gloves.
    • In contrast to Walter Wolf, his female nemesis Slappy is usually seen wearing nothing but her hat. However, she was fully clothed in "Hurray for Slappy" and "Macadamia Nut" (except for the shoes, that is), but otherwise, if Slappy decides to wear clothes (in episodes like "I Got Yer Can", "Critical Condition", "No Face Like Home", "Mighty Wakko at the Bat", "Soccer Coach Slappy" and "Sunshine Squirrels"), Slappy wears a shirt and no pants.
    Wakko: This is a bit much.
    Dot: I'll say.
  • In The Backyardigans, Pablo's regular garb consists of nothing but a blue and yellow propeller beanie and a blue bowtie. Tyrone wears an orange and blue striped sweater with no pants, yet is still often seen with his hands in his pockets for some weird reason. The other three members of the cast (no other characters are ever seen, heard or even mentioned) are pretty well covered with Tasha being the only one of the children who wears shoes.
  • Bee Movie lampshades this trope.
    Reporter: Who are you wearing?
    Barry: Calvin Klein, and I'm not wearing pants.
    • Not only are the male bees pantsless, but the female bees are that way as well. Apparently they don't make pants with sting holes.
  • On Birdz, most of the adults are fully dressed, but the children (of both sexes) wear only shirts. An exception is Mr. Nuthatch, who wears only a jacket.
  • A Boomerang short plays with this where a bunch of cartoon characters can't buy anything at a store because of "No shirt, no shoes, no service." So Quick Draw McGraw, who is wearing horse shoes, takes Fred Flintstone's shirt and asks to buy clothing for the rest of the toons, the shopkeeper responds, you need pants too. Quickdraw's usual outfit consisted of a red hat, a blue bandana, and a gunbelt; El Kabong wore a black hat, a bandana-style mask and a cape, and Baba Looey wore a yellow sombrero and yellow bandana.
  • Calvin and the Colonel from the self-titled series.
  • Most of the cast of Camp Lazlo are half-dressed.A notable exception is the episode where Edward goes around pantsing everyone, where suddenly everyone is wearing pants. The fact that Edward himself gets pantsed in the ending scene is spoiled by the fact that he himself wasn't wearing pants until that scene.
  • In Chowder, the title character is apparently wearing shorts, he's just so fat that his poncho/shirt mostly covers his shorts when he wears it. However, the animation isn't very consistent, and he'll occasionally be shown wearing nothing else under it.
    • Also, Shnitzel tends to wear nothing but an apron and underpants a good percent of the time.
  • Lampshaded on the "Once Upon a Tyne in NYC" episode of The Cleveland Show as Cleveland rescues Tim the Bear from a gay bar.
    Cleveland: He's not interested!
    Gay Barfly: Then why did he walk into a gay bar without pants on?!?
    Cleveland: Cartoon bears NEVER wear pants!
    • In "You're the Best Man, Cleveland Brown," everyone goes to a strip club and Tim just finds the most out-of-the-way corner to get drunk...because a strip club is a bad place to be when you don't wear pants.
    • Tim's wife is also half-dressed (she wears a dress without underwear), but their son is fully dressed but without shoes.
  • The Red Guy from Cow and Chicken is a savage parody of this trope.
  • Mendel from D.N. Ace wears a shirt, vest, and a pair of goggles.
  • Elliot Moose only wears a green shirt with a red star on it. This applies to both the animated (when he is in his regular outfit) AND live-action segments.
  • Family Guy's Peter Griffin once dressed as Donald Duck to go to Disney on Ice. Guess how that turned out...
    • Stewie Griffin shows up half-dressed in the pantsless fashion at least once too.
  • The Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends episode "Adoptaclypse Now" had a brief scene where it's pointed out that most imaginary friends are nude... and then Mr. Herriman freaks out over not wearing pants. He proceeds to hop around in too-big pants for a good duration of the episode.
  • Fritz and other characters in Fritz the Cat and its sequel, The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat.
  • Though Bender from Futurama isn't an animal, he goes around naked most of the time. He will, however, occasionally become modest and wear a towel or some other form of covering as the situation requires, like when he and Fry were relaxing in a steam-filled room.
    • Another Futurama example: Kif Kroker runs around in the tunic-cum-uniform without pants that Zap Brannigan imposed on the Earth military, but while Zap and all the humans are carefully covered, Kif's underwear frequently shows, between his lackey role, alien anatomy and ability to climb walls like a gecko. One bizarre way this is used is when he peels off his skin with his uniform (and precious ambergris) on it, revealing a new naked skin below, that is somehow wearing underwear.
      • This gets even stranger when you realize that Kif's species reproduces through any skin contact, meaning he would not realistically have or need genitals.
    • Nibbler wears a cape, and sometimes diapers.
  • In Filmation's Ghostbusters, Tracy the gorilla sports only a fedora and khaki shorts.
  • There is a humorous trailer in recent movies (asking people to turn off their cell phones) dealing with a development team for the fictional CGI movie Happy the Hedgehog. Executive Meddling forces the designers to put shorts on him. Their response? Add the shorts, but keep the fly unzipped.
    • That's Peter and Bobby Farrelly, by the way. Who would totally do that.
  • In Happy Tree Friends, most of the characters wear no clothes, but Pop does wear a smoking jacket and Cub wears a diaper, and Flippy wears an army jacket and cap but no pants. Mime wears a striped jumper but nothing else. Lumpy apparently doesn't wear anything either, but in one episode he was seen wearing a towel and ironing a shirt and pants the exact same colour as his body, his nipples and butt were visible, and Giggles screamed when he opened the door to see her and his towel blew away. Disco Bear is the only fully clothed friend as he wears a disco suit.
  • In Harvey Beaks, Foo, Kratz, and Technobear are only dressed from the waist down, the latter wearing nothing but a Speedo.
  • Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
    • "Blackwatch Plaid" had fun with this trope by portraying Secret Squirrel as a flasher (since he only wears a trenchcoat). Later episodes show him wearing boxers underneath after the court ruled against him.
    • "Grape Juiced" has Reducto try to prove that Grape Ape is using steroids because one of the side effects is testicular shrinkage, and since Grape Ape wears no pants, his genitals should be quite visible under normal circumstances.
  • Various animal characters from Hoodwinked! including the Big Bad Wolf, Boingo the bunny and Twitchy the squirrel. The Wolf initially wore a blue hoodie in the first movie, and later added pants to his wardrobe for the sequel.
  • Hoppity Hooper: Waldo, Fillmore and most of the supporting cast fall into this category: wearing jackets and hats, and sometimes shoes and neckwear (Waldo wears spats but no shoes). Hoppity himself is an Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal as he wears only a bowtie.
  • IR Baboon in I Am Weasel only wears a white t-shirt with "I.R." written upside-down on it, which leads to a Running Gag of people and animals laughing at his big red butt.
  • Quack Quack the duck from Kaeloo wears a pair of underwear, but no shirt.
  • Po, Tai Lung, Master Monkey, and Master Crane from Kung Fu Panda all wear shorts, but no shirt.
  • Between the two title characters of Lenny And Sid, the former wears only a shirt, and the latter wears only overalls.
  • Leo Lionheart, the main character of MGM's The Lionhearts series, wore just a sweater. His dad, Grandpa Lionheart, wears a sports jacket.
  • Most Looney Tunes characters don't bother with covering their lower bodies unless they're disguised.
    • Bugs in particular disdains pants, but not skirts and dresses.
    • Lampshaded on The Looney Tunes Show episode "Jailbird and Jailbunny" when people keep pointing out that Porky Pig has no pants, and Porky seems embarrassed enough to buy a pair. Porky is a particularly notable example seeing as pigs have relatively little hair on their bodies.
    • Daffy Duck becomes one in episode "Peel of Fortune" when he claims that he wears "mall pants" at malls to show respect, but no "mall shirts" because malls don't deserve that much respect. When he accidentally loses the pants, he covers himself in embarrassment, even though he normally goes around naked all the time.
    • The female gorilla from the Looney Tunes cartoon "Apes of Wrath" wears a pink skirt that looks just like Dot Warner's skirt.
    • Zigzagged in some cartoons, where a character will lose the fur covering his legs!
  • Mr. Bogus only wore a pair of blue shorts as his normal attire, except for a few occasions where he does become fully dressed, such as when he becomes his superhero alter ego, Super Bogus.
  • In The Mr. Men Show storyboards, Mr. Persnickety wears a plaid vest.
  • In Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Mr. Peabody is usually an Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal, but his period costumes when he's Time Traveling fall into either this category or Barefoot Cartoon Animal.
  • Jake Spidermonkey from My Gym Partner's a Monkey doesn't wear pants (in fact, one episode states that he dislikes pants). Often lampshaded throughout the series with a common Running Gag being Jake boasting about his exposed buttocks.
  • My Little Pony:
    • My Little Pony TV Specials: In "Rescue at Midnight Castle", Habbit, the Moochick's rabbit assistant, wears only a pair of red pants and some breeches to hold them up, without shirt or shoes of any kind. This is in contrast to his later appearances in My Little Pony 'n Friends, where he just doesn't wear anything.
    • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Played with. Clothing of any sort is formalwear for ponies, and as such runs the gamut from minimal to deeply covering. In Canterlot in particular, it seems that almost everyone wears some clothing, which makes sense since it seems to be populated by upper-crust folk. This is lampshaded on a number of occasions.
      • In "The Best Night Ever" when the ponies are getting ready for the Grand Galloping Gala, Rarity acts scandalized at Spike (a male dragon) seeing them while they're changing, until Applejack points out that none of usually wear anything anyway.
        Spike: Come on, you guys! Let me in!
        Rainbow Dash: Sure thing, Spike!
        Rarity: Heavens, no! We're getting dressed!
        Applejack: Dressed? Uh, beg pardon, Rarity, but, uh... we don't normally wear clothes.
        Rarity: (groans, opens the door) Sorry, Spike. Some of us do have standards.
      • In "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000", when Rainbow Dash yanks the covers off Fluttershy, Fluttershy immediately covers her non-existent breasts with her front hooves while blushing furiously.
      • In "Make New Friends but Keep Discord", when cleaning up the Smooze's slime at another Gala, Discord vacuums up Rarity's entire dress. Rarity promptly covers up her chest and crotch and staggers offscreen, despite being no more or less exposed than she normally is.
      • In general, Rarity's mother seems to be the only pony to actually wear pants with her shirt.
  • The Mouse King from The Nutcracker Prince movie is considered this trope as he wears a cape, a crown and an armor plate.
  • Ollie the cat from The Ollie and Moon Show wears a blue shirt with white stripes. His friend Moon wears a red blouse and a black skirt.
  • Ludwig the bat from Pearlie wears a pair of glasses and a necktie.
  • Played with in The Pink Panther cartoons, where occasionally, the Panther would "undress" (typically just removing "socks" just before going to bed), but he looks exactly the same.
  • The aliens from Planet 51.
    • While the male aliens all wore only shirts (and no pants), the female aliens all wore shirts in addition to dresses and skirts. However, they still went barefoot. While this was supposed to indicate their society and thus their mode of dress was similar to America during the 1950s, it really just raised unpleasant speculation on the anatomical differences between the males and females.
  • In The Raccoons, most of the males are nude or shirt-only. Melissa and Nicole Raccoon wear only a shirt as well, which is somewhat strange as they actually have breasts. Lisa and Sophia are the only fully dressed main characters in the series.
  • In Rango, the main character's regular duds consist of a red tropical shirt. There are a few supporting characters including Wounded Bird and Waffles the horned toad that apply to this trope as well.
    • Most of the other (anthropomorphic) animals are either fully clothed or Accessory Wearing Cartoon Animals. Rango gets a new outfit that includes pants before too long and remains fully clothed for the rest of the movie.
  • Skips the yeti from Regular Show wears only jeans and a belt to them.
  • Edmund from Rock-A-Doodle, upon being transformed into a cat by the evil Grand Duke of Owls, starts out naked when he is rescued by the other animals, but he immediately had to put on a shirt and a hat because everyone else was wearing clothing, and only he isn't.
  • In Rocko's Modern Life, most of the cast is fully clothed except for Rocko, Slippy the Slug, and the chameleon brothers, in Rocko and Slippy's cases they only wear shirts but sometimes if Rocko loses his, he will gain a pair of underpants, and if it's for a formal occasion Rocko will wear pants. The Chameleon brothers are naked and no one ever comments on this.
  • The Secret of NIMH - The film that launched a thousand furries. Pretty much every character. There is even a scene in the third act where Justin suggests to Mrs. Brisby that she remove her cape (the only thing she wears) so that it won't 'get caught on something.' The scene unintentionally turns Justin into a pervert in the eyes of some fans.
  • The Secret of NIMH 2 Timmy To The Rescue - The direct Sequel to The Secret Of NIMH depicts Mrs. Brisby's 2 sons Timothy and his brother Martin wearing a shirt but no pants and runs around barefoot. Later on Timothy meets a girl mouse named Jenny who also wears a shirt but does not wear pants and also runs around barefoot.
  • Three and Four from Seven Little Monsters. Although having just an oversized T-shirt as his regular wardrobe, Three dons a different costume pertainable to the plot of each episode, in which case a good one-third of his wardrobe applies to this trope. Four sports a yellow T-shirt and purple top hat.
  • The Smurfs wear pants and hats, but no shirts.
  • In Space Goose, Space Goose and Ugly wear only shirts (not counting Goose's space helmet). Sally wears a dress and boots, while Joe wears a shirt and pants. Dr. Donkey wears a top hat, a monocle and a dinner jacket.
  • In SpongeBob SquarePants, Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob are the only fully clothed males. While most females wear clothes, most of the males wear only shorts or pants, and Squidward only wears a shirt. This last is lampshaded many times; in one example, SpongeBob asks Squidward why he never wears pants, and at the end, he is seen wearing a pair; in another, he runs out of his house, wearing only bubbles over his private parts (with characters covering their eyes as he runs by), and at the end of the episode, SpongeBob gives Squidward his clothes to wear just before the last bubble, which is placed where his crotch would be, pops.
  • Dr. Viper from SWAT Kats wears only a labcoat.
  • Buster Bunny, Plucky Duck, and Shirley the Loon from Tiny Toon Adventures. Occasionally, Babs Bunny was shirtless, and twice pantsless (both times when imitating males - "Elmer Presley" and Groucho Marx).
    • Hamton J. Pig is another debatable male example because he wears overalls, but not a shirt.
    • In the pilot episode, Buster initially appears without clothes. A paintbrush enters the frame and paints a shirt on (though it takes the animator a couple of tries to get the outfit right), with Buster commenting, "...and some clothes for the censors". (Babs is drawn in already wearing her usual outfit)
  • Tom and Jerry are usually naked, but are occasionally seen wearing shirts without pants in some cartoons. Jerry also sported a red bowtie on some of his appearances on television.
  • Zigzagged quite a bit in Tom & Jerry Kids with Droopy and Dripple. Most cartoons had both of them fully-clothed. However, in a few shorts as well as promotional art, Dripple wore a yellow t-shirt with a teal stripe across the middle, and Droopy on the other hand, went au naturale.
  • For cartoon turtles, the creature's shell is usually treated as an outer garment (which often leads to an embarrassing unshelling), even in Franklin, a series of books and cartoons that usually avoids such cartoonish tropes. Exceptions include the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as well as Braker Turtle, a rather minor character in the 1980s series The Get Along Gang, who was fully clothed like the other animal characters in his world.
    • Note that, at least in the most recent incarnation of the series, no one points out that the TMNT are mostly naked; so, even though they can't take off their shells, the shells could possibly be considered clothes in the barest sense of the term.
  • Dudley from T.U.F.F. Puppy doesn't wear pants (a running gag throughout the series) only a black shirt. Two of Snaptrap's henchmen [Larry and Francisco] don't wear pants either.
  • The "Silly Songs with Larry" segment in the VeggieTales episode "Are You My Neighbour?" features Larry the Cucumber, fresh from a bath, wearing nothing but a towel wrapped around his waist. Repeated mention is made of how embarrassing it is for him to be meeting people in this state of undress — even though he's actually better covered than usual, since like most of the Veggies he normally wears nothing at all.
  • Cindy Bear from Yogi Bear cartoons wears a blue skirt, a yellow scarf on her neck, and a flower in her hair. She wore a hat in the original 1961 cartoons and in a few of her later appearances as well.
    • Clothing was a major plot point in the short Boo Boo Runs Wild.
  • There are other Hanna-Barbera characters who are half dressed, including:
    • Augie Doggie, Doggie Daddy's son (turtleneck)
    • Ding-A-Ling Wolf, Hokey Wolf's sidekick (bowler hat, short-sleeve shirt and vest)
    • Top Cat, Choo Choo, the Brain (No, not that Brain), and Benny the Ball from Top Cat.
    • Lippy the Lion (tattered vest and top hat)
    • Ricochet Rabbit (cowboy hat, gun belt and vest)
    • Peter Potamus and SoSo the monkey (Peter wears a safari jacket and pith helmet; SoSo wears a backwards hat and blue shirt)
    • Secret Squirrel and Morocco Mole (Secret wears a white trenchcoat and a hat with eye holes; Morocco wears a fez and smoking jacket)
    • Maw and Shag Rugg from The Hillbilly Bears are half dressed, but Floral Rugg borders on fully dressed, although she's a Barefoot Cartoon Animal. Paw Rugg also goes barefoot.
    • Muttley from Wacky Races and Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines (collar on the former; pilot's helmet, goggles and scarf on the latter).
    • Shirt Tales the 1982 cartoon TV show features characters in the show including Tyg Tiger, Pammy Panda, Digger Mole, Rick Raccoon, Bogey Orangutan, Kip Kangaroo can be seen wearing shirts that show words and symbols appearing on their shirts, they also don't wear pants or shoes and often go around barefoot solving crimes.
    • Pound Puppies features the main five puppies wearing clothes but no pants (including Nose Marie and Bright Eyes, who wear nothing underneath their skirts).
    • A Cartoon Network spot from The '90s spoofed this in a pastiche of a famous commercial for GAP jeans, where an assortment of Half-Dressed and Accessory-Wearing cartoon stars sing Depeche Mode's "Just Can't Get Enough". The punchline: "Everybody in No Pants".
  • The title characters of The Wild Puffalumps are creatures based on jungle animals that only wear Hawaiian shirts and sunglasses.
  • Magilla Gorilla wears shorts with suspenders, hat, bow tie, and shoes. No shirt.
  • A lot of the non-human cast in Ivick Von Salza: The Little Lumberjack aren't fully dressed.
  • ''Futz!: The episode "High Seas Futz" features a Pirate Parrot dressed in a purple vest and waistband.
  • In the “Theo Presents” Christian videos, Theo has two pet anthropomorphic mice Luther and Belfry, while Belfry is fully clothed Luther on the other hand wears a shirt and coat but no pants.


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