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With animal characters in video games and animated movies, shorts, and TV shows, you are bound to find animals with just enough clothing or accessories to make it quirky to that character without covering up the most basic cues like accessory wearing and half-dressed cartoon animals. With Barefoot Cartoon Animals, keeping the feet exposed emphasizes their animal qualities and prevents them from appearing too human. But there are also animal characters who dress in a full outfit and wear shoes.

This animal clothing trope is often averted because a full outfit with shoes, especially full-length pants and a long sleeve shirt with shoes, has a high chance of obscuring what species a particular animal character is. But there are a lot of animal characters who are fully clothed by human standards. There are four main situations that would provoke the use of this trope:

  1. The author wants to hide the character's species.
  2. The animals are meant to be mostly or totally humanized, mostly in a Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My! world.
  3. The animals are more like animalized humans than humanized animals, making clothing a necessity or the censors will intervene.
  4. The setting and time period are portrayed using the outfits.

There are three variants of this trope, characters who are always or almost always fully-dressed, those who are often fully dressed or fully dressed most of the time, and those who are fully dressed only in certain appearances or scenes.

Any tier of the Sliding Scale of Anthropomorphism can be this, but it's most common on Funny Animals and Beast Man as characters of those tiers (Especially the latter) are supposed to act nearly or completely human.

Contrast with the Barefoot Cartoon Animal, who does not wear shoes but is otherwise fully dressed, and half-dressed and accessory-wearing, but otherwise naked cartoon animals, who only wear partial clothing or accessories. When this is mostly applied to female characters, see Pantsless Males, Fully-Dressed Females

Subtrope of Appropriate Animal Attire. Often, but not always overlaps with The One Who Wears Shoes.


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  • The Car Fox from CARFAX wears a white & black T-Shirt, light brown trousers and a pair of white sneakers.
  • Peter Panda from the classic Child World toy store in the mid 1980s.
  • Jack, spokesdog for Latin America's Chocolisto chocolate milk products, sports a typical adolescent wardrobe that includes a backpack, a backwards cap and headphones.
  • Chuck E. Cheese, the spokesmouse for Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza, had several costumes from the '90s onward that applied to this trope, in both live action and animated form as seen here. His current wardrobe consists of a purple & green t-shirt, blue jeans and red & white sneakers.
  • The Coco Gang from Kellogg's Cocoa Krispies cereal in overseas markets. Consisted of Coco the Monkey (who was initially the one without shoes), Heftie the Hippo, Shortie the Giraffe and Osmelda the Ostrich, their current attire is that of an urban city style (in contrast to their island/pacific wardrobe from the '90s and 2000s).
  • Bixby Beaver from Kellogg's Crunchy Loggs cereal wore a lumberjack outfit.
  • Dannon's Danimals yogurt featured 2 characters which this trope applies.
    • Bongo the monkey wears a red shirt, blue shorts and blue shoes as part of his regular outfit.
    • Shades the Danimals XL Wildcat wears a purple and light blue t-shirt, blue jeans, purple bucket hat, tinted eyeglasses and blue and white sneakers.
  • Deconstructed in a FedEx commercial where a family of fully-clothed bears appear suddenly unclad at a click of a button.
  • In his current incarnation, Gansito (the teenage goose mascot for Marinela's Gansito snack cakes) has a variety of outfits that includes a splashy t-shirt, blue jeans and shoes.
  • Wiley the Wolf and his animal friends from Great Wolf Lodge. Wiley wears a ranger uniform with khaki shirt and shorts, a pith helmet and hiking boots.
  • Red Robin's mascot Red originally wore a white hat, gloves, and black boots. Then he was depicted with a blue vest, blue hat, and big red sneakers except for one illustration where he's barefoot. Now he is fully dressed with red sneakers, blue jeans, and a yellow shirt with his name printed on it in red text.
  • Dig 'Em the Frog from Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal.
  • Kid Cuisine's The Chef, who was a fully dressed polar bear in a white chef's costume and hat.
  • Syd the Koala Yummies Koala mascot, who dressed in a Hawaiian shirt, shorts, sandals and shades.
  • McGruff the Crime Dog and his nephew Scruff. McGruff is best known for his trademark trenchcoat and the immortal slogan "Take a bite out of crime!"
  • The Nesquik Bunny had a costume upgrade in the 2000s, complete with a shirt with the letter N on the front side, a pair of sneakers and a backward cap. This has been seen mostly in European and Central American advertising. The backwards cap has since been phased out.
  • Otter Pops:
    • Alexander the Grape wears a toga, laurel crown, and sandals.
    • Poncho Punch wears a poncho, shorts, a sombrero, and either cowboy boots or foot wrappings, depending on his iteration.
    • Major Mango wears a full military outfit, including a cap and boots.
    • Cosmic Coconut wears a full spacesuit with boots, a flower on her ear, and earrings.
  • Cotton the white rabbit from Paas Easter Eggs wears blue overalls and red sneakers.
  • Chris Mouse, the Swiss Colony mouse in the Santa Claus suit.
  • Tyco RC's Racin' Rat mascot from the late '90s.

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  • Dogs Playing Poker: In "His Station and Four Aces", all of the dogs are elegantly clothed in two-piece suits and hats. One of the smaller dogs has shoes on and, since we can't see the other dogs' rear paws, it's implied they so do.

    Comic Books 
  • The cast of Albedo: Erma Felna EDF. Bird species outside of penguins are the exception, they usually just wear a dickey with their badge/rank designations and other just appear with their plumage.
  • John Blacksad, Weekly and the rest of the cast from the French-Spanish comic book series Blacksad.
  • The furry cast of Bucky O'Hare and the Toad Wars!, in the original comic as well as the Animated Adaptation and Video Game.
  • The Croconoids from Clem Hetherington.
  • Fix und Foxi and their friends, from the self-titled comic series.
  • All the animal characters in Grandville.
  • The adolescent critters from the '50s comic book series Hi-Jinx.
  • Deconstructed and parodied in Little Mouse Gets Ready by Jeff Smith, part of the Toon Book comic picture book series and a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. In the book, Little Mouse's mother tells him to "go and get ready" for a visit to the barn with his brothers and sisters. So he does, putting on his clothes and making sure to slip his tail through the specially designed hole in his underpants and pants. After buttoning up his red shirt, he's ready, only for his mother to tell him "Why, Little Mouse! WHAT are you doing? ... Mice don't wear clothes." He tosses them all off and calls himself a "silly little mouse."
  • Mr. Beaver: The titular Mr. Beaver wears a blue suit, white shirt, red tie, and pants and shoes.

    Comic Strips 
  • Banks the Dog from Barkeater Lake.
  • The cast of characters from Pluggers.
  • Just about all of the anthropomorphic animal characters in Rupert Bear and its Animated Adaptation Rupert are depicted as completely clothed, including the title character Rupert Bear himself.
  • Most of the supporting characters from Shoe. Shoe himself wears just that.
  • Several characters from The Sunshine Club.

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    Films — Animation 
  • Frankie the squirrel and majority of the main animal characters from A.C.O.R.N.S.: Operation Crackdown. Frankie wears a blue suit complete with boots and a fedora.
  • Mr. Toad, Rat, Mole, Badger, and the weasels from The Wind in the Willows segment of The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.
  • The Walrus, the March Hare, and the Dormouse from Disney's Alice in Wonderland.
  • Mr Bunnsy and most of his friends in Furry Bottom in Mr Bunnsy Has an Adventure, the Book Within a Film in The Amazing Maurice. The rats in the actual film have experimented with clothes but mostly find anything beyond accessories to be too complicated, although Dangerous Beans is dressed from head to toe in a sock.
  • Bridget from An American Tail, but only because she's The One Who Wears Shoes. Also, Tanya in the sequel.
  • Some main characters from Animalympics, including Bolt Jenkins, Kurt Wüffner, René Fromage and Kit Mambo.
  • The titular duo of Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night.
  • Mouse agent Nick Grabowsky (a.k.a. Gary Gumshoe) and other rodent and feline characters in Cat City.
  • Some of the animal characters from the 1993 Animated Adaptation of David Copperfield. The titular character switches between this and Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal for much of the story.
  • Cousin Kristofferson, Coach Skip, and Beaver's son in Fantastic Mr. Fox.
  • The rats, toads and frogs from Flushed Away.
  • Basil of Baker Street, Professor Ratigan and other mice characters from The Great Mouse Detective.
  • The central cast of critters from Gumnutz. The main protagonist, Claude the numbat, doesn't wear any shoes.
  • Inspector Nicky Flippers and Chief Grizzly from Hoodwinked!.
  • Master Shifu and Tigress from the main cast of the Kung Fu Panda franchise.
  • The Critter, a biker wolf from the TV special The Magical Mystery Trip Through Little Red's Head. He wears a dark vest, gloves, boots and oversized shades.
  • Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio.
  • Rango in his western duds. Also Beans, Priscilla, Spoons and the rest of the townspeople of Dirt.
  • Several characters, including Maid Marian, Prince John, Friar Tuck and the Sheriff of Nottingham, in Robin Hood (1973).
  • Chanticleer from Rock-A-Doodle switches between this and Barefoot Cartoon Animal depending on the scene. Edmond also puts on doll clothes after the Grand Duke of Owls turns him from a human boy into a kitten.
  • The dapper koala Buster Moon and most of the other anthro characters from the 2016 film Sing.
  • Despereaux, Roscuro and other mouse and rat characters from The Tale of Despereaux.
  • Several humanoid characters including Captain Amelia and Dr. Delbert Doppler on Disney's Treasure Planet

    Films — Live-Action 

  • Brown Bear and White Bear from the self-titled series of books.
  • The anthropomorphic bear and mouse characters from the Ernest et Célestine book series.
  • Most of the main characters from Mercer Mayer's LC and the Critter Kids.
  • The title character of Little Bear averts this trope by usually being completely unclothed, yet his parents and grandparents play this trope straight by being fully-dressed including shoe-wearing.
  • The cast of the Miss Bindergarten series.
  • Lowly Worm from the Richard Scarry books. Ironic, given the fact that he doesn't have limbs.
  • The main cast of The Red Vixen Adventures are aliens who inexplicably resemble anthropomorphic foxes. Despite having fur pelts, they all wear clothes, except for certain religious ceremonies.
  • Who Wet My Pants: Tim and the hedgehog both wear full scout uniforms.

  • The protagonist in the Daft Punk music video Da Funk was Charles, an anthropomorphic bloodhound dressed in urban clothing with a leg cast and a crutch.
  • The music video for Caravan Palace's "Lone Digger" features a wide variety of fully-dressed cartoon animals…and quite a few undressed ones, because the setting is basically a Zootopian strip club.
  • MC Skat Kat from Paula Abdul's music video Opposites Attract.

  • Data East's Playboy 35th Anniversary pinball features a human-sized white rabbit wearing a black suit and slacks, interacting with the playmates at the Mansion pool.

    Puppet Shows 
  • Bananas in Pajamas friends The Teddy Bears (Amy, Lulu and Morgan) and Rat in a Hat.
  • Theo Lion's musical alter ego, B.B. the King of Beasts, on Between the Lions.
    • Also, Lionel's friend, Gus Rabbit.
  • Batly the Bat and Magellan the Dragon from Eureeka's Castle are both fully dressed. In the case of the latter, he was only ever seen from the waist up on the show, leaving only his shirt visible, but his merchandise and his illustrated appearances depict him wearing pants and shoes along with his shirt.
  • Dirty Dragon from The B.J. and Dirty Dragon Show and Gigglesnort Hotel.
  • Hip Hop Harry
  • Louise and Clark from Lomax, the Hound of Music.
  • Miss Piggy from The Muppets.
  • Roland Rat and his animal friends, from the self-titled British series.
  • Topo Gigio was famous for its complete miniature attires, including shoes.

    Video Games 
  • Conker the Squirrel decided to wear shorts when his game was remade for the Xbox.
  • Pretty much everyone in Dust: An Elysian Tail, except for Fidget.
  • Technically, the Moogles from the Ivalice Alliance count, as do the other species in most jobs.
  • Jolly Rover is populated almost entirely by various breeds of dogs wearing pirate-era clothing. The one sentient animal who doesn't wear clothes is the ship's parrot.
  • Eleanor Elephant from the Jump Start series of CD-ROMs.
  • The titular character in Klonoa.
  • Pip from Paladins is the only fully clothed humanoid animal. The other two, Drogoz and Moji, are barefoot.
  • Delphox from Pokémon X and Y is designed like this, with a majority of its body fur being red while its head and tail fur are yellow. It also seems to be a Distaff Counterpart to Incineroar from Pokémon Sun and Moon, which has a masculine appearance and resembles a Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal, seemingly playing with the Pantsless Males, Fully-Dressed Females trope.
  • Sam of the Sam & Max games, shoes aside, is dressed up in a suit, contrasting his naked partner Max. If his appearance in Poker Night 2 is canon, he apparently had it specially tailored.
    Ash: So, Sam, why don't you take off your jacket?
    Sam: Two reasons. First of all, I paid a team of highly skilled artisans a metric butt ton of money for this new suit, so I'm gonna show it off like a trophy wife on a back-to-school night.
    Ash: And the second reason?
    Sam: Underneath this jacket, I'm sweating like a fat guy in a walk-in humidor.
    Ash: Eugh. Thanks for sharing that.
    Sam: Seriously, my pits are so swampy there're probably manatees swimming around in there.
  • Splatoon takes place on an Earth where former sea life has evolved to live on land after the previous inhabitants were wiped out by rising sea levels. However, most species go fully dressed, with only a few opting out of pants (mostly jellyfish and any species that straight-up lack legs).
  • By default, most of the female characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog games wear full outfits along with the usual shoes and gloves, unlike their male, accessory-wearing counterparts. However, in Sonic Rivals 2 you can earn suits for every character, including the males.
    • Zigzagged in Sonic Forces, in which there is a much greater variety of options for designing your created Avatar's apparel. Though the default male and female Avatar are naked and fully-dressed respectively, it is possible to cover up the former head to toe with clothing. And with unlockable body tattoos that replace the female Avatar's default jumpsuit, it is also possible to undress her down to the same levels of coverage as the males.
  • All characters of both genders in the Star Fox games.
  • The Magikoopas from the Super Mario Bros. series games. Bowser himself is normally an Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal, but Super Mario Odyssey has him fully dressed in a white tuxedo, a hat, pants, and shoes. The eight-generation sports spinoffs also made Bowser wear more sports-appropriate outfits.
  • Everyone from the Little Tail Bronx universe is fully-clothed, with the only exceptions being some of the barefoot kids in Fuga: Melodies of Steel, and even in that case, it's justified as Barefoot Poverty.
  • Sans and Undyne in Undertale are the only monsters that are fully clothed. Everybody else is either Barefoot Cartoon Animal or are fully naked in a cartoon sense.
  • A majority of the Pandaren (a race of anthropomorphic pandas) on World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. The Pandaren attire mirrors that of historical eastern culture.
  • When Capcom decided to make Nekodrop which is a puzzle game that turns the cast of Street Fighter V into cats, Ibuki's equivalent Miss Donka is the only one fully dressed.


    Web Original 
  • Disco Bear from Happy Tree Friends sports a full disco outfit plus shoes. Notable for being the only main character to wear a full outfit. Everyone else is either partially dressed, lack shoes or wear nothing at all.
    • Russell has peg legs instead of feet, but treats them as shoes and is otherwise fully-dressed.
  • Plonqmas: Applies to Plonq and the other animal morph characters in this series, all of whom wear standard human clothing.

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