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Anthropomorphic Animal Adaptation

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A lot of books that were written by famous authors have an entirely human cast. However, when the story is adapted (mostly as an Animated Adaptation), some creators decide the best way to really jazz up the story is to replace the humans with Funny Animals or Beast Men. This is known as an Anthropomorphic Animal Adaptation.

Compare Adaptation Species Change. Can take place in a World of Funny Animals.



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    Anime & Manga 
  • Sherlock Hound is Sherlock Holmes with an entirely canine cast.
  • Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds is The Three Musketeers with also an entirely canine cast, and other animals.
  • Animal Treasure Island is a partial example. There are a few human children (notably Jim, the main character), but all the pirates are portrayed as animals.
  • The animated film of Night on the Galactic Railroad makes the main characters anthropomorphic cats, although there are some human secondary characters.
    • Gisaburou Sugii did the same thing again with The Life of Guskou Budori, also based on a novel by Kenji Miyazawa.
    • Shoji Kawamori directed Spring and Chaos based on Miyazawa's life with everyone as anthropomorphic cats.
  • The obscure direct-to-video anime series Mother Goose Songs & Rhyme adapts Mother Goose nursery rhymes and songs with cute anthropomorphic animals.
  • In a similar way to Sherlock Hound, mentioned above, Studio Junio later released Montana Jones which takes inspiration from Indiana Jones, but featuring a cast of anthropomorphic felines.

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    Comic Books 

    Films — Animated 


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    Tabletop Games 
  • Critter-TEK, a licenced(!) funny animal parody of BattleTech. The Federated Suns become the Amphibian Suns, the Lyran Commonwealth becomes the Feline Commonwealth, and so on.

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  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is an inversion - Monkey and Pigsy have changed from a monkey and a pig to humans, as is often the case with adaptations of Journey to the West.


    Western Animation 


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