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If you bring Funny Animals, they will come.
Some works tend to unintentionally appeal to Furry Fandom members. A large number of fiction starring animals attract some sort of furry audience (in fact, some more obscure works are only remembered now due to furries and the internet), however some especially provoke this.
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Contrary to what some would say, this is rarely due to Perverse Sexual Lust; many people who are fond of a specific type of animal (dogs, foxes, turtles, etc.) are often drawn to characters of that type. That being said, the aforementioned lust is undoubtedly there otherwise, to the point that some furries — especially NSFW / Rule 34 artists and writers — will often indulge in heaps of Self-Fanservice over these types of characters.note 

Most furries got into the fandom through some sort of fiction, typically through ones set in a World of Funny Animals. Beast Man, Funny Animal and Talking Animal characters are most common in children's media, so many furries were drawn in from cartoons, video games, literature, or animated movies.

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There are generally two types of furries: "feral" fans who like xenofiction, Nearly Normal Animals, Partially Civilized Animals, et cetera, and the more well-known "anthro" fans who like Funny Animals. The two do intersect, but it's more common for the two not to due to differences in interest; they're attracted to different series. This is a part of the reason you rarely see people make The Lion King characters into Funny Animals or make Sonic the Hedgehog characters into "normal" animals. There are even some furries who are attracted to a character or creature that don't resemble any animal in particular as long as they look "bestial" enough, such as demons, gargoyles, and even orcs.

Japan has its own furry fandom where the characters are called "kemono" (meaning "beast"). Basically, the designs tend to be rounder and softer looking than other furry characters, and the ones appealing to the bara fans even have a more "stocky" look to them more often than not. Kemono characters are often popular internationally and, obviously, kemono fans are drawn to certain series as well.

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Sub-trope to Periphery Demographic. Often related to LGBT Fanbase. May overlap with Ensemble Dark Horse.


The following works have developed a fanbase within the Furry Fandom:

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    Advertising 
  • Before the Orangina campaign, there was the Cadbury Caramel Bunny. Introduced in The '80s and frequently revived ever since, this curvaceous, chocolate-selling rabbit was voted the third sexiest cartoon character of all time in a 2009 UK-based pollnote .
  • The mascot for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes cereal, Tony the Tiger, has his fans. This is often combined with a LGBT Fanbase.
    • The furry fandom's obsession to Tony at one point was so big that many furries began to sexually harass him on the official Kellogg's Twitter page. It got so bad that Kellogg's Twitter page decided to block many furry accounts, including several furries who had not harassed him at all or had nothing to do with the incident. The Cheetos Twitter account, however, seized the opportunity to swoop in and profit off the mess, and if even a third of the tweets were made by trolls, this event became hilarious, and there is no way to tell who was legitimately thirsty for Tony or not.
  • Other animal mascots like the Trix Rabbit and Chip the Wolf (for Cookie Crisp cereal) are also popular with furry fan-artists.
  • This Old Spice Self-Parody ad, Rad Talkin' Wolfthorn, which pokes fun at advertising campaigns that try too hard to be cool. It gets furry fans and wolf fans hooked on the wolf's appearance and making jokes about furry porn. After several day the whole comment section was mixed with good and bad comments as usual. Also like the similar case above, the comment section has been disabled. And yes, some furry artists made fanart of the character (including a lot of Rule 34) almost instantly after the ad was posted.
  • Orangina, a fruit-flavoured beverage, has many ads featuring sexually provocative humanoid animals that seem to be aimed at furries. The original ads were unintentional, however.
  • While the "Lactaid Cow" has been the mascot for American dairy company "Lactaid" since 1974. Beginning in 2015, she suddenly caught the attention from the furry fandom when she starred in a series of live-action/CGI ads interacting with human actors. As a result, she became a very popular cow character in the community due to her more curvaceous design.
  • On the topic cows, while "The Laughing Cow" (known as La vache qui rit in France) has been around since 1921. The titular mascot gained a small following in the furry fandom between 1986 and 1989 where she starred in a series of French animated commercials by animator Richard Williams. Once the The New '10s rolled around, The Laughing Cow gained an even bigger following in the furry community where she starred in a series of CGI animated commercials which aired in France, the United Kingdom, and America. As of 2021, "The Laughing Cow" and "The Lactaid Cow" are one of the few anthropomorphic cow mascots that's still popular with furries.

    Anime and Manga 
  • Africa Salaryman, like Aggretsuko below, features anthropomorphic animals in an office setting. Although less well known, some like it better for having a more realistic art style and having more gags based on the characters being animals.
  • Aggretsuko has a following among furries because of its cute Funny Animal characters. The main character is a female Red Panda, a Seldom-Seen Species very popular with furries, who sings Death Metal in an uncute male voice to deal with her Suppressed Rage at her annoying coworkers and superiors. The series also includes several other Seldom-Seen Species as characters including a Fennec Fox and a Spotted Hyena who isn't heinous.
  • Beastars is essentially a Darker and Edgier version of Zootopia set in high school. A gray wolf tries to find his place in the anthro dominant world amid the exciting, scary, and sexy chaos of adolescence.
  • Bosco Adventure features a frog, turtle and otter alongside a fairy in the main cast.
  • Brand New Animal features a world full of biped animals, where a fantastical race of shapeshifting Beast Men live segretated from human society, which hates and fears them. Like Beastars and Zootopia it uses anthropomorphic animals to talk about issues of prejudice and discrimination.
  • A Centaur's Life appeals greatly to Centaur fans, obviously.
  • Dragon Ball Super has introduced quite a few new anthropomorphic characters in the franchise that appeal to different kind of fans, especially since many, if not all, of the Beast Men and Funny Animals disappeared during Dragon Ball Z. Among these new characters are the Gods of Destruction, a few notable examples being Beerus, Champa, and Liquir, and the Trio de Dangers composed of wolves from the Universal Survival Arc: Bergamo, Basil and Lavenda. While these characters are generally liked with the general fanbase, they became popular with furries for the way they are drawn: with a more serious design than the original anthropomorphic characters in the original Dragon Ball, who had more circular designs and were more of a comic relief.
  • Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai: The dragon-like Crocodine and the walrus-like Borahorn seem quite popular among furries.
  • Digimon:
    • The fact that several Digimon have designs based off animals, dinosaurs, and fantastic creatures (often being dragons) made it hit off swimmingly well with furries. Rookie/Child Level Digimon, especially most of the main cast Digimon, naturally get more attention, but Guilmon and Renamon in particular are the most popular Digimon in the furry fandom than all the others.
    • Flamedramon is pretty popular with furries as well, though not to the same extent as Guilmon or Renamon. It especially helps that the armor looks more like a separate piece that could be physically removed than with many other Digimon; needless to say, there are many fan art interpretations of what that might look like.
    • WarGreymon, WereGarurumon, Leomon, and ExVeemon are especially popular with bara fans and the LGBT Fanbase in general. Bulkmon is looking to be right behind them as well. They still have their female fans, if at least a few.
    • With sweet girl-next-door beauties Lillymon and Lilamon, and the dominatrix-themed "how did this design get into a franchise primarily targeted towards kids" Rosemon, some furries found that anthropomorphic plants had more appeal than they'd known before.
  • Future Card Buddyfight (and the trading card game overall) is home to a treasure trove of hunky Draconic Humanoid Monsters, to the point that the franchise has gained notoriety through its furry fans (or specifically scalie fans), with a select few of those Monsters even being one of the main characters in their respective shows. The unintentional fanservice certainly helps as well, owing to all of these characters' armor designs leaving their lower backs exposed for their tails.
  • Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin and its sequel Ginga Densetsu Weed are about feral dogs. Both have a cult following among furries.
  • Gingitsune is about a girl who can see Funny Animal heralds. Most of the draw comes from Gintaro and Haru.
  • Wolfrun from Glitter Force is pretty popular, especially with wolf-loving furries, due to having long hair and a skin-tight suit.
  • Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics: The Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood and Mrs. Fox (and her maid, Miss Cat) from The Marriage of Mrs. Fox have some recognition amongst the furry fandom.
  • Freddie from Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE has become popular in the Japanese and Taiwanese furry fandom due to his cute appearance and behavior.
  • Hamtaro has gained popularity with furries in both the Japanese and Western sides of the fandom, thanks to being mostly about cute hamsters.
  • Hyper Police has great furry appeal, with the main cast being a Catgirl, a Kitsune, and two completely different Werewolves.
  • The Happy Happy Clover manga series has gained a very small following in the furry fandom in the west. Mainly due to the main characters being adorable rabbits. In Japan, Rambler, Mallow, Luna, and Chima/Clover are popular in the Japanese side of the fandom.
  • From the creator behind Happy Happy Clover, brings us the Pukupuku Natural Circular Notice (ぷくぷく天然かいらんばん, Pukupuku Tennen Kairanban) manga series which also gained a similar following in the Japanese furry community due to being entirely focused on adorable house pets (such as dogs, cats, and hamsters). The manga was seralized on the Shoujo magazine "Ciao" between 1999 till 2005 which the aformentioned Happy Happy Clover series was also published on.
  • A few of the Chimera Ants from Hunter × Hunter such as Leol, Cheetu, Werrefin, and Bihorn have been noted by furries.
  • Interspecies Reviewers quickly built up a fandom in the furry/kemono community due to the Beastfolk in the series; Mii the catgirl and Elza the Hyena are quite popular amongst the succu-girls due to furry fans. Brooz the dog hybrid beastman and Ice the polar bear hybrid beastwoman also have their fans, and chapter 30 introduced the Beast Road, where all the Beastfolk congregate, with a section set aside for succu-girl Beastfolk that run up the furry scale from 0-100 percent.
  • Not even JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is immune.
  • Juuni Senshi Bakuretsu Eto Ranger: The main cast consists on anthropomorphic animals who represent the Chinese zodiac.
  • Kaiketsu Zorori, being a series set in a World of Funny Animals, naturally draws in a sizeable Periphery Demographic made up of furries. Zorori and his rival Gaon are especially popular, though there are some other reasons for that as well. In fact, the anime in particular is popular enough with furries that, while it has never had a widespread English release or translation, a prominent Fan Sub of the show has been in production by the Zorori Project, a group comprised mostly of furry fans of the series.
  • Kemono Friends has a variety of Seldom-Seen Species that appeal to furries.
  • Killing Bites practically panders to the Furry Fandom.
  • Legendz: The titular Legendz, especially Shiron (and by extension, Ranshin) and Greedo, used to be hugely popular at one point.
  • Fafnir from Little Witch Academia (2017) has a small but still relative fanbase within the furry community.
  • Spanish, Dutch, and Japanese furries who grew up in the 80's had fond memories of the 1986 series Maple Town. This is especially true in Spain, where the series gained DVD releases. It helps that the series had a cute and nostalgic setting.
  • Tiger from Monster Rancher has a small following among wolf furries.
  • Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid is popular with dragon fans, especially ones for kemonomimis.
  • Naruto:
    • Kurama the nine-tailed fox. Being a giant monster sized fox, he is popular with furry macro fans.
    • Akamaru is a cute dog character so there are some works dedicated to him. One manga omake about Kiba on a date was even from Akamaru's POV.
  • One Piece had always been on the periphery with furries due to the presence of Zoan-type Devil Fruits, which, once consumed by someone, will allow them to turn into a specific animal, as well as an in-between form. Then, One Piece dove completely into it once the main characters reached the "island" (actually a colossal elephant wandering about the ocean) of Zou, which, except for a few short-term visitors, is inhabited entirely by anthropomorphic animals known as the Minks (regardless of what species they actually are). A few of them even joined the main characters for the following arc.
  • Oumagadoki Doubutsuen: Most of the cast are zoo animals who can become Funny Animals, and one of the main characters is a human cursed with an anthropomorphic rabbit appearance.
  • The Lizard Folk from Overlord have fans among scalies, especially Crusch Lulu.
  • Sherlock Hound:
    • The series is a Funny Animal version of Sherlock Holmes. Naturally furry Sherlock fans like it.
    • John Watson has a furry LGBT Fanbase. Part of it is related to his popularity in other Sherlock media while others simply like his design in Sherlock Hound.
  • Shirokuma Cafe has a lot of furry fans due to the main characters being animals.
  • Wan Wan Celeb Soreyuke! Tetsunoshin appeals to fans of both feral and anthro characters due to its premise, and like Kaiketsu Zorori above draws in a large Periphery Demographic. Fittingly enough it was also given the Fan Sub treatment by the very same group of furries who subbed Zorori, and nowadays it's likely the few remaining fans you'll find for the show are furries.
  • Wild Knights Gulkeeva has its own Funny Animal characters (though not that well-known) who have some fans — mostly because they wear armor that doesn't leave much to the imagination — in the form of the ”Beast Guardians”, which consists of Greyfus the wolf, Beakwood the eagle, and Garriel the gorilla.
  • Wolf's Rain is often cited in creating a lot of wolf fans (or "wolfaboos" as people say in a derogatory fashion) and is popular with wolf fans in general. Almost all major characters are wolves who can also make Bishōnen human illusions to blend in, which only helped its popularity.
  • Osamu Tezuka:

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    Comic Books 
  • Steve Gallacci's Albedo: Erma Felna EDF, a Science Fiction thriller with political overtones, was one of the first serious furry comics. Might be a borderline example though, since Steve was one of the early members of the then-young fandom, and stayed there.
  • Batman:
    • Killer Croc is a pretty popular among the scalie types within the Furry Fandom.
    • There's an obscure villain from Batman's Rogues Gallery named Orca that's, you guessed it...an anthropomorphic orca. What's better is she's female and quite large (probably about the same size as Killer Croc). Naturally, only the fandom seems to even know she exists.
  • Blacksad is a series of gritty Film Noir stories in a world filled with anthropomorphic characters. The most popular characters are the titular Private Detective and his "friend" the chief of police Smirnov. Hell they even get shipped together even though Smirnov is already married.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog:
    • Quite a few Canon Foreigner characters from Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie Comics) and Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM), such as Sally Acorn, Bunnie Rabbot, and Nicole the Lynx, are quite popular with furry Sonic fans and even the mainstream furry community.
    • Sonic the Comic: Super Sonic has some popularity among furries for being a separate character and Sonic's Superpowered Evil Side. Also, the Fleetway incarnation of Amy has some popularity due to her generally more tomboyish personality and appearance.
    • Sonic the Hedgehog (IDW) made its own splash with characters like Tangle the Lemur, Whisper the Wolf, and Jewel the Beetle. The two central villains of the Imposter Syndrome saga, Surge the Tenrec and Kitsunami the Fennec (Kit for short), have also garnered a significant following among furries.
  • Obscure Marvel character Tigra was a furry gateway character in the 1970s and 80s. Man-Wolf was much the same, with a side order of sword-and-planet too.
  • The Wonder Woman villain Cheetah has a following amongst furries. It helps that how animalistic she is greatly varies in both design and behavior.

    Comic Strips 
  • Garfield and U.S. Acres are pretty popular among furries.
  • Rupert Bear has a following amongst furries. The titular character, Ottoline Otter and Pong-Ping are the three characters that attract furries the most, while Bill Badger has a few fans.

    Fairy Tales 
  • The Big Bad Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood is considered by many furries to be their gateway character into the furry fandom. Since The Big Bad Wolf serves as the earliest introduction of an animal character (mainly with said wolf depicted as an anthropomorphic animal in some adaptations) gaining popularity with the furry fandom. Especially since this story alongside The Three Little Pigs and The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids is responsible for popularizing "vore" before the fandom's existence. Especially in Japan, where The Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood are popular in the Japanese side of the fandom.
  • While The Wolf and the Seven Kids is very obscure in the west (especially the United States, The United Kingdom, and Canada), Mother Goat and her Seven Goat Kids are very popular in the Japanese furry community due to a majority of animated adaptations being from Japan. Japanese furries strongly prefer the Mother Goat's design being young and beautiful (such as Shogo Hirata's version of the story from 1985, which would be used for the 1986 anime My Favorite Fairy Tales) over her middle-aged depiction from other adaptations.
  • An even more obscure fairy tale is The Wedding of Mrs. Fox (which has actually two Grimm Fairly Tales) with Mrs. Fox and her maid Mrs. Cat gaining a small following in the community. The aforementioned Grimms Fairy Tales Classics adaptation only help give both the characters and story more attention to the public.

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    Films — Live-Action 

    Korean Animation 
  • Most Leafie, a Hen into the Wild fans don't consider themselves furries but it does appeal to both fans of birds and the small amount of bird-loving furries out there.
  • The North Korean propaganda cartoon Squirrel and Hedgehog has a small furry following because it depicts Americans as badass wolves, resulting in much Insult Backfire. One character who is very popular is Lt. Vixen, a Sexy Foxy Vixen wearing glasses and a uniform.
  • Yossi and Eerie from the South Korean kids show Telemonster. This show is almost completely unknown outside of South Korea except within the furry fandom.

    Literature 
  • Quite a few furries have admitted to being fans of Animorphs, despite the books having a more xenofictional bent with their realistic portrayal of animals and animal behaviour. Another draw is the alien designs, particularly the Andalites and the Hork Bajir, who resemble centaurs and vaguely anthropomorphic reptilians respectively. In this case there’s also quite a big overlap with fans of Transformation Fiction and Xeno Fiction.
  • Guardians of Ga'Hoole is about talking owls and thus has a lot of bird furry fans.
  • Geronimo Stilton takes place in a world where most of the Funny Animal population is made up of mice, rats and cats. A good amount of the female characters are popular for obvious reasons...
  • Iorek from His Dark Materials and its film adaptation is popular because he's a cool polar bear character.
  • The Fangs of K'aath series by Paul Kidd is quite hailed in the Furry Fandom.
  • Kidd's earlier book Mus Of Kerbridge, set in his Lace & Steel RPG, attracts fans of mice and centaurs.
  • Whatever fan art or fan fiction there is for The Hermux Tantamoq Adventures comes from furries, especially rodent furry fans because the titular character is a mouse.
  • Kyell Gold inverts this. Their books are made for furry fans, but are good enough that even non-furries like them.
  • The Land of Oz books has this due to its various talking animal characters like the Cowardly Lion and Hungry Tiger. It's shown that all animals can talk in Oz (with Toto just being quiet), which helps.
  • Peter Rabbit (as well as the cartoon version and the films) has quite a few furry fans. The fact that it mostly focuses on cute rabbits trying to get food from a mean farmer helps. To a lesser extent, the characters from The Tale of Tom Kitten, Beatrix Potter's other animal tale, also have their own set of fans (especially in the United Kingdom) due to being adorable kittens.
  • Redwall is in a world full of animal characters and thus is a popular book series with furries. Both the novels and the animated adaptation made furries out of many of those who read the books or watched the TV show. Orlando the Axe in particular has a following among gay furries due to him being a muscular warrior.
  • What fan art there is for The Summer King Chronicles comes from avian and fantasy creature fans due to the series being a blend of Xenofiction and High Fantasy like the above-mentioned Guardians of Ga'Hoole.
  • Silverwing, and its animated adaptation, are both stories about bats (and other forest animals) and as a result has gained a lot of bat furry fans.
  • Stellaluna, and the 2003 direct-to-video adaptation, is also focused on bats (specifically the "Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat") and has also gained bat furry fans. Especially the 2004 animated film where the main protagonist is voiced by Chiara Zanni who gives a very charming performance as the main protagonist.
  • Survivors has a small but steady fandom of people drawn in by the dog and wolf characters.
  • Takashi Yanase: While his works don't gain much attention with the Japanese furry fandom compared to other Japanese works. Some of his more animal stories has gained some attention with the fandom. Here are a few examples:
    • While the Anpanman franchise is mostly food based and is a juggernauht when it comes to merchandise in Japan. Cheese the Dog (the bakery's pet dog owned by Uncle Jam) and Rare Cheese has become beloved in the Japanese furry fandom for years due to their very cute character designs.
    • His picture book The Kindly Lion (known as Yasashii Lion in Japan) has become very beloved with Japanese furries due to how heartwarming yet somber relationship between a female dog adopting a lion cub. The 1970 animated short by Mushi Productions only increased the stories' popularity with older members of the fandom. Particularly Muku-muku due to how good of a parent she is with Buru-buru the Lion.
    • The 1977 animated short The Rose Flower and Joe (Bara no Hana to Joe) gained similar reception as The Kindly Lion since the entire short stars an adorable orphaned dog named "Joe". Unlike The Kindly Lion, the short is more uplifting since it's about Joe's romantic relationship with a rose flower. Joe alongside Cheese from Anpanman share the same amount of Japanese furry fans due to having similar character designs.
    • One of Yanase's most beloved children's books is Chirin no Suzu (known as Ringing Bell in the west) especially the 1978 feature film. Being a dark revenge tale about animals, it has its fair share of furry fans on both sides of the Pacific. The original book has also been retold in many different forms in its native country. Chirin is also beloved by furries (mainly as a lamb) due to his cute appearance, but many have also found his adult design outright badass.
  • Jacob and the other werewolves from the Twilight series have fans due to their ability to turn into wolves.
  • Varjak Paw stars a series of cats and has a steady following amongst furries. Much of the fandom intersects with the Warrior Cats fandom.
  • Watership Down is very influential amongst xenofiction fans and writers. It has a small but dedicated fandom due to its strong lore and rabbit-focused premise.
  • Warriors is the most popular fandom for cat lovers and one of the largest communities in the furry fandom period. It produces a lot of Fan Works, especially Fan Animations on YouTube. The books, helped by the internet, got many people into cats, while also turning many of them into furries.
  • Wings of Fire is written by an Erin (the writers of Warriors) and is about dragons. Naturally, it attracts scalies.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Barney & Friends has attracted some furries, mostly those who watched the show when they were kids. Baby Bop and B.J. seem to be the most popular characters among furries.
  • Bear in the Big Blue House has a good chunk of furry fans. Bear fans (no, not fans of that kind) particularly like the titular character — a huge, fluffy, huggable bear who's technically also a fursuit character — while otter fans like Pip & Pop.
  • Both versions of Being Human have a lot of furry fans who are attracted to the series thanks to the werewolf characters in either version. Naturally, both versions (especially the US version) attract a dedicated following of transformation enthusiasts.
  • Between the Lions has a following among furries, especially cat fans. Cleo Lion, as an anthro lioness, is the most popular Between the Lions character among furries.
  • Inverted with the CSI episode "Fur and Loathing", which is widely hated by furries for popularizing some of the most negative stereotypes of their fandom. The episode depicts furries as sexual fetishists or as delusional people who genuinely believe they are animals.
  • Fraggle Rock is the most popular Muppets series among furries, with Gobo and Red gaining the most attention and fanart out of all the Fraggles in the fandom.
  • The Lucifer episode "Boo Normal" is praised by furries for showing a realistic portrayal of their community and repudiating its most negative stereotypes.
  • Power Rangers/Super Sentai have managed to earn a niche following thanks to the designs of some of their monsters and other non-humanoid designs, especially in the case of Power Rangers S.P.D./Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger with one of their main characters, Doggie "Boss" Kruger (or Commander Anubis "Doggie" Cruger in the American adaptation).
  • The Masked Singer gained a lot of attention with furries because of the elaborate animal costumes used in the show.
  • The rather small fanbase for The Swamp Critters of Lost Lagoon contains quite a few furries, which is envitable given it focuses on characters played by people in animatronic animal costumes.
  • Brazilian Saturday Morning Kids’ Show TV Colosso was an early gateway drug for Brazilian furries who grew up in the 90s, with the show being hosted by actors wearing dog costumes.
  • Most attention given to the obscure PBS Kids/TBN series The Reppies has come from furries.
  • Much like the original film, Teen Wolf has attracted a following of transformation enthusiasts and werewolf fans.

    Music 
  • The music video for the Caravan Palace song "Lone Digger", which features animated Funny Animals inside a strip club, ending in a very bloody fight, attracts a lot of furries.
  • Moby's music video for "Beautiful," which depicts a swingers' party for people in animal costumes that goes horribly wrong.
  • The video for Ylvis's "The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)" is popular with some members of the subculture due to the large amount of animal costume in it. Ylvis for their part claimed to be unaware of the subculture's existence when they were making the video.
  • "I Know I'm A Wolf" by The Young Heretics uses a wolf and rabbit as a metaphor for Domestic Abuse. It's gained a following amongst wolf fans due to its sad, sympathetic lyrics about a wolf trying to abandon its instincts to kill rabbits.
  • "The Animal Song" by Savage Garden is treated by Furries as an anthem, for obvious reasons.
  • The music video for the Night Runner song "Magnum Bullets" features a cyberpunk world populated by furries - with one group out for bloody revenge for the death of their fallen friend. Its singer and lyricist, Dan Avidan, became a furry himself not long after the video took off in popularity.

    Myths and Religion 
  • Sometime during the holiday season between the mid to late 2000s, reindeer have suddenly caught the attention of the furry community, thanks to the massive popularity of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer that's been increasing over the past 80 years. More information on reindeer being popular can be read below:
    • In general, Santa's eight reindeer note  are all popular in the furry fandom beginning in the 2000s decade. However, a certain red-nosed reindeer would quickly outshine them all.
    • Similar to Bambi, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is another relatively rare case of deer (specifically "Reindeer") being very popular in the furry community during the Christmas season, due to the titular character being adorably awkward and overall sweet-natured and shy. Furries tend to either prefer the 1998 feature film's take on Rudolph, or the beloved Rankin/Bass version of the titular reindeer since both versions are very endearing to the public.
    • To a smaller degree, Clarice (Rudolph's girlfriend from the Rankin-Bass special) has gained a similar following with furries during the Christmas season. Due to her kind-hearted nature and being the only reindeer that doesn't make fun of Rudolph's nose.
  • Classical Mythology is filled like a cornucopia with mythical creatures such as minotaurs, centaurs, satyrs, gryphons, and especially dragons, all of which tend to be popular with furries.
  • Egyptian Mythology isn't too far behind either in terms of its Egyptian gods. Notable examples include Bastet (cat), Sobek (crocodile), Set (...Set), and especially Anubis (jackal or dog), to the point that Malaysian furry artist Lim Guo Liang lampooned this by showing Anubis lamenting his modern sex symbol status (which was the page image at one point).
    Anubis: I was once a great god of death... Now, I'm a bloody symbol of sodomy and lust. WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS!?
  • The Hindu deity Ganesha, an elephant-headed Big Fun being, is popular with furries, especially elephant lovers.
  • The Krampus has seen a surge in furry popularity since his use in horror films of the 2010s led to greater exposure to the fictional character in general.
  • Werewolves, in general, are very popular with furries.
  • Wendigos and skinwalkers have gotten popular with furries after several modern works of media began depicting them as human/deer hybrid monsters with deer skulls for heads.

    Sports 
  • A few sports mascots are popular with furries since sports mascots are often played by people in costumes similar to the suits furries wear. One example of a mascot who is pretty popular is Zabivaka the wolf, the mascot of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
  • Buffalo Bell, the primary mascot for the Orix Buffalos baseball team, is wildly popular in the furry fandom as well as wildly popular overall. So much so that, after her debut in 2011, merchandise sales for the team tripled.

    Tabletop Games 
  • After the Bomb is, first and foremost, a sci-fi post-apocalyptic fantasy game about survival and conflict in a ruined world. It also features mutant animals as its main cast and includes over a hundred pages of rules and tables for creating any type of animal character players could ever want from straight up talking animals to animals in name only and everything in between.
  • Dungeons & Dragons has introduced a few Beast Men, Funny Animals, and generally monstrous races that furries have long became fans of.
    • The dragonborn and kobolds are particularly notable, and the latter have since become integrated into the Furry Fandom.
    • Gnolls, which are basically humanoid hyenas, have their fair share of furry fans. They've had racial stats across all D&D editions (and technically the first edition of Pathfinder, but became a full-blown ancestry by 2nd Edition), with the exception of 5th Edition since they had been labeled as "too demonic" by the authors of Volo's Guide to Monsters. This hasn't stopped certain fans from homebrewing hyena races though.
  • Pathfinder has numerous playable funny animal races in official material. In addition to the above mentioned gnolls and lizardfolk, there are also ratfolk, catfolk, vanara, orang-pendak, kitsune, vishkanya, nagaji, grippli, trox, reptoid, tengu, and strix. There are even Plant People in the form of the ghoran and wyrwood (though the latter are technically constructs). There's also third party material that include "fursona" books, allowing players to build their own furry races.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!, being a Long Running franchise, was bound to include at least a couple of Duel Monsters per anime series for furry fans to latch onto, especially if they happen to be part of a major character's deck. Blue-Eyes White Dragon, being the signature card of one of the main characters of the original anime, is of course one of the most popular examples of them all.

    Theater 
  • Cats attracts furry fans due to the cat-themed plot and and the cat costumes, and the musical was a huge gateway drug for many furries.

    Toys 
  • Sanrio: The company has become popular with the furry fandom in recent years in the west (and especially Japan). While Retsuko from the aforementioned "Aggretsuko" franchise has already became popular in the community since 2016. Other Sanrio character franchises have their own set of fans as listed below:
    • My Melody, Kuromi, and My Sweet Piano began gaining popularity in the western fandom beginning in the mid 2010s decade. In Japan, My Sweet Piano and Kuromi has been popular with Japanese audiences since Onegai My Melody begun airing in 2005. Particularly Piano, who suddenly became popular after the anime ended in 2009. Sanrio actually decided to make Piano more prominent in 2014 due to Japanese audiences falling in love with her portrayal in the anime and even gained her own set of merchandise (similar to Kuromi).
    • Sanrio's Flagship Franchise Hello Kitty (notably Kitty and her peers) has gained some popularity in the western community, but is very popular with the Japanese furry fandom.
    • The Jewelpet franchise has gained a cult following in the western side of the fandom. However Ruby, Garnet, and Sapphie are very popular in the Japanese side of the fandom due to their cute appearances.
    • In the Japanese side of the fandom, Mell and Maimai from the "Wish Me Mell" series has gained popularity due to their close friendship. Some fans would depict them as lesbians due to this.
  • The toy collecting side of the My Little Pony fanbase is a Friendly Fandom with furries and contains a lot of furry fans.
  • The Teddy Ruxpin fanbase contains a good amount of furries. The show's animated series spin-off, The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, acted as a gateway drug for a few furries who grew up in the late 1980s.
  • Sylvanian Families, being little plush animal figurines, definitely attracts a fair amount of furries, especially in Japan (where secondary merch like large plushes and even costumed appearances are common) and the United Kingdom. The 80s cartoon is also quite popular with furries and is in fact the Gateway Series for a few of them).
  • There is a section of the furry fandom that have a certain fascination with inflatable pool toy animals.
  • And of course, many furries have an affinity for plush toys, accounting for a subset of plushophiles.
  • The Rainbow Brite fandom is a Friendly Fandom with furries (mainly the G1 My Little Pony fanbase), so naturally there's kind of an overlap between the two.

    Video Games 
  • AI Dungeon 2, in addition to having many easy ways to let the player transform into whatever they want (or flat out start as whatever they want), is also a tad bit on the quick side when it comes to pushing Fanservice on the player. As such, it tends to be fairly popular with both respectable and not so wholesome sets of furries.
  • Animal Crossing is popular with furries due to its huge amount of Funny Animal characters. In particular, Series Mascot (as of New Leaf) Isabelle has quite the fanbase due to her cute appearance and perky attitude. Ankha has also gained a similar following with the furry fandom after the release of Animal Crossing New Leaf and only grew larger when New Horizons came out.
  • Animal Jam is popular among feral furries, thanks to the characters being Civilized Animals that are mostly quadruped.
  • Arknights boasts a huge roster, which includes a few characters that are Little Bit Beastly and some that are outright anthropomorphic. so it's no surprise that some members of the Furry Fandom and kemono communities and are quite enamored over this game, with Hung, Mountain, Aak, and Waai Fu being the more popular playable Funny Animal characters from it.
  • Awesomenauts had a lot of animal-based characters in it like Froggy G, Leon Chameleon, Yuri and Smiles, but it really swung for the furry fences with the release of Penny Fox, complete with her Cheerleader skin.
  • The Banjo-Kazooie features a bunch of talking animals and Funny Animal characters, drawing in furries. Naturally the titular characters are the most popular, especially Banjo due to being... well a big bear. But Kazooie is no slouch either, for people whom like Bird Girls, especially ones that are snarky.
  • Battlerite has a deer girl named Blossom among its cast of playable champions, who is somewhere between Fauns and Satyrs and Little Bit Beastly in terms of design. She probably has the most fanart of any character.
  • Battletoads is fairly popular with amphibian fans, as well as lovers of the Teenage Mutant Samurai Wombats formula.
  • It's sometimes joked that Bubsy only continues to avoid becoming completely irrelevant due to some furries liking him, even in spite of his grating characterization and the questionable overall quality of his games. Or more accurately, most people who like Bubsy, whether they like him ironically or unironically, are furries.
  • Bloody Roar is naturally known for this, seeing that every fighter has a beast form. The third game also had a Debug Mode that could be accessed with a cheat code in the Japanese version that could be used to pose the characters in any way you wanted, causing it to be Dummied Out in other versions of the game for obvious reasons.
  • One of the reasons Bomberman Hero hasn't been forgotten entirely is thanks to the low-key popularity of Natia, the curvy pink cat girl who wears a midriff-revealing outfit with a short skirt.
  • The Breath of Fire series has a world populated with tribes of various Funny Animals and Beast Men living alongside humans. Besides the Winged Humanoids, there are wolf-people, dog-people, tiger-people, ox-people, mole-people, armadillo-people, monkey-people, rabbit-people, fish-people, frog-people, plant-people, and one recurring snake-woman. Many of these varied characters make up your own party in each game.
  • Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead lets you mutate your character into various animalistic forms if you find or brew some mutagen. Due to being a roguelike with the graphical limitations typical for the genre, your character's appearance is mostly left to your imagination, leading certain players to draw their mutant survivors while coming up with a backstory explaining why the character became a mutant.
  • Like many Rareware platformers, Conker's Bad Fur Day is popular with furries due to its Funny Animal characters (mainly Conker and his girlfriend).
  • Crash Bandicoot is one of the few non-Sonic mascot characters with a steady furry fanbase. In particular, Crash, Tawna, Coco, and several of the other characters are popular amongst furries.
  • Felicia from Darkstalkers is very popular due to being a Cat Girl and the fact that she appears to be almost naked, with only her stripes covering her naughty parts. Jon Talbain/Gallon is also really popular especially among canine-loving or wolf-loving furries. Unfortunately, due to the fact that Capcom of Japan seems to ignore Talbain, this has upset some fans of Talbain, with some fans outright joking about how they prefer Talbain over Felicia.
  • Dillon's Rolling Western has a cult following, but most of it is focused on the third game, Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers, which turns the player's Mii into one of four possible anthropomorphic animals to take part in the story.
  • While not that noticeable, there is a furry fandom around the Disgaea series, especially over the Prinnies.
  • Donkey Kong Country:
    • Naturally, Donkey Kong has quite the number of fans, especially bara ones, thanks to his muscular and generally masculine figure.
    • Candy Kong and post-Plot-Relevant Age-Up Tiny Kong have a lot of fanboys.
    • King K. Rool — and the Kremlings in general — have a dedicated following among scalies, with many of them making K. Rool's rotund figure into a Big Beautiful Man. And then there's Kalypso, who is a big busty crocodile woman with a big pink afro, and naturally has quite a few fans.
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail has a canine Funny Animal protagonist, as well as some Funny Animal supporting characters, such as Fidget the nimbat, Haley the bunny, and Ginger the canine. At the time of its release, Dust was one of the few anthro-focused Metroidvanias.
  • Ecco the Dolphin is popular with feral fans for its xenofictional elements, and there's a tendency for people deeper in the fandom to have a cetaceansona or other cetacean OCs of some kind.
  • The 2021 Japanese indie game ECHOLOCAUTION involves 4 adorable bat siblings (Hina, Hallo, Ohiki, and Usagi) going on an exciting night hunt while avoiding dangerous predators (mainly a giant owl). However, their mother (known as "Mom") has gained a small following in the furry fandom (mainly from bat furries) due her curvaceous design and the largest of the bat family.
  • The The Elder Scrolls franchise has the Khajiit and the Argonians as playable anthropomorphic races, which has naturally led to the series forming a pretty dedicated following with furries and scalies. (Also, Lusty Argonian Maid. Enough said.)
  • EverQuest II introduced the Ratonga, a species of anthropomorphic rats. They've since become popular with furries.
  • Final Fantasy has quite the furry following:
    • The giant, purple-furred Behemoths, which are mini-bosses prior to VII and mid to late game encounter monsters by VII onwards, have an unusual fanbase, and are more likely to be anthropomorphized by bara artists.
    • Chocobos (large rideable birds) and Moogles (fluffy, flying mole-bats) from the Final Fantasy series are quite popular among furries for the very cute designs. Tonberries, the franchise's recurring monster, are also popular in the furry fandom and fan art of them tend to make them very cute.
    • Final Fantasy IX has the Burmecians, which are a race of anthropomorphic rats. Thanks to their clean design, likable personalities, having one as a party member, and basically going against all stereotypes that most media portray rats as, furries instantly liked them.
    • The Ronso in Final Fantasy X are a race of tall, muscular anthropomorphic felines that are a Proud Warrior Race Guy (and Gal) clan with a horn on their heads. You get one as a party member, and while the race in general play only a small role in the story, their sense of honor helped make the race quite likable among furry fans.
    • Final Fantasy XI has the Mithra race, which is composed of mostly females (males are rare and thus are not playable). They have many traits of cats including their ears, tail, and fur while mostly having a near human face. Mithra grew quite popular among furry players.
    • Final Fantasy XIV, the Spiritual Successor to XI, have the Miqo'te race, which is basically like the Mithra, but with more emphasis on the Cat Girl trope by downplaying the feline features for a more human look. Naturally, furries loved the designs and the race's popularity only grew higher when male Miqo'te became playable. And then it exploded once the new race, the Hrothgar (essentially XIV's version of the Ronso), were added. The Viera, a race of bunny women, also gained huge popularity with furry fans, which again grew even moreso when the Endwalker expansion gave the option to play male Viera.
    • The Ivalice Alliance series is home to a cornucopia of races for furry fans to latch onto, as made evident below:
  • The Five Nights at Freddy's franchise is heavily popular with furries, almost memetically so. While the series' staple characters are animatronics, them being mostly animal-based is what keeps furries interested in the series. While some fans tend to depict them as living, breathing Funny Animals, others pretty much lean on the animatronic side in a whole 'nother level and make them into alluring Robot Girls or outright Sexbots. Scott Cawthon seems to be aware of this, as in the third game the dude on the phone mentions cosplay and says that he might have you wear a "furry suit".
  • Fortnite: Has quite a lot of skins that are either animal-related or outright anthropmorphic.
    • Cuddle Team Leader, is probably one of the famous furry skins in the series, mostly because it's a woman wearing a pink form-fitting suit and a matching pink large teddy bear-like mascot head. The many variations of the Cuddle Team Leader or skins that looks similar have also been very popular with the fans.
    • Drift (his fox mask version), and DJ Yonder are often subjected to furryfication within the furry community due to their outfits being themed after a fox and a bovine respectively.
    • Dire the werewolf, Hybrid's dragon transformation, Fennix, and Dodger have all been receiving some love from the furry fandom as well, especially the former three.
    • Meowscles is also very much liked by the furry fandom due to being... well, a very muscular cat man. Even if the design is very silly (being a very cartoonish cat head on a strong, manly body), it's still well-liked with many fans even seeing the silly head as a plus.
  • Even Dark Fantasy works such as those created by FromSoftware can have furry fans, as evident below:
  • Ghosts 'n Goblins / Gargoyle's Quest:
    • Red Arremer, a.k.a. Firebrand, has a surprisingly fair presence within the furry community despite his signature games — Gargoyle's Quest, Gargoyle's Quest II, and Demon's Quest — being relatively obscure.
    • Arma is not too far behind either, often being paired with the Gargoyle's Quest series' protagonist.
  • Recurring Google Doodle character Momo (an anthropomorphic black cat wizard who protects the Wizarding School she attends from ghosts) has proven to be fairly popular with furries, especially after the Halloween 2016 doodle and its 2020 sequel. Her adorable and simple design really helps.
  • Klonoa:
    • While the titular character's species isn't known (fans refer to him as a "Cabbit"), Klonoa is popular with the furry community (especially in Japan) due to his adorable design. Especially his redesign for Lunatea's Veil where he's given a much older design.
    • Similar to Klonoa, Guntz shares similar fans as Klonoa due to being a stern but cool wolf.
    • The King of Sorrow from Lunatea's Veil is also beloved by furries due to not only sharing a similar design as Klonoa. But due to his depressing backstory due to being isolated by Lunatea who wants to forget about sorrow.
  • Kingdom Hearts:
  • League of Legends has quite a large subset of animalistic characters among its large cast. Following a retcon, most of the humanoid ones (including Ahri, Wukong, Nami, Rengar and Xayah and Rakan) were recategorised as a single, highly diverse species of animal folk called the Vastaya, who vary from being a Little Bit Beastly to Beast Man. However, there are also the diminutive Yordles (the males of which look like anthropomorphic hamsters or squirrels), the Ascended god-men of Shurima (Azir the falcon, Nasus the jackal and Renekton the crocodile), the elemental god-siblings of the Freljord (Anivia the ice phoenix, Volibear the thunder bear, and Ornn the ram-like blacksmith) and the Kindred Lamb and Wolf, especially the Moe but deadly Lamb.
  • The Legend of Zelda:
  • Mega Man X naturally falls into this, being full of android beastmen. The rather fabulous Neon Tiger is especially popular.
  • Delga from Monster is one of the only few non-human characters who has a pretty big spot in the M.U.G.E.N bara community who isn't an original creation of theirs such as Kuromaru and the minotaur. Not to say that he doesn't have a presence in the furry fandom itself of course.
  • Monster Hunter is popular for the same reasons as Pokémon, though it tends to be geared more towards scalies. That being said, having small intelligent cats, and now rideable dogs, following you around and helping out is a big deal even to non-furry fans.
  • Night in the Woods immediately spiked in popularity once its Kickstarter campaign began and received another rise in popularity after its official release, possibly due to the furry fandom falling in love with the game's premise. It's a contemporary slice-of-life adventure game with some supernatural elements, and it takes place in a rural American town but in a World of Funny Animals. The player character is Mae, an anthropomorphic cat. Her friends are; Bea: an alligator, Gregg: a fox, Angus: a bear, and Germ: a bird. There's also a large LGBT furry fanbase due to Mae being stated to be Pansexual by Word of God and Gregg and Angus are a gay couple.
  • Ōkami, has you play the Sun Goddess Amaterasu. Now taking the form of a white wolf, naturally this has gained quite a bit of interest from the furry fandom, whom due to being a goddess is usually given a very heavenly body when anthropomorphized in fanart. The game also has some similarities to The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, also is popular with furries. Although there isn't any transformation in this game, you do get to play as a wolf for the entire game. In fact there's actually a subset of fans whom seemingly ship Amaterasu with Wolf!Link.
  • Paladins:
    • Pip the anthropomorphic fennec fox is well-liked by the furry fandom for his lovable rogue personality and charming voice.
    • Drogoz, to a lesser extent, is also pretty popular, with the tendency to be depicted more as a Hunk-ish sort.
    • Moji also turned out be popular as she's the game's first female anthropomorphic animal who is also a cute nerdy rabbit girl.
    • Pepper, a skin that makes Pip into a Distaff Counterpart, with a spicy personality, as well as still being a fennec fox.
  • The Parappa The Rapper series feature anthropomorphic animals that wear clothes. The furry fandom especially like Lammy, with or without Katy, her best friend who she is paired with in a majority of fan works. Although Parappa himself isn't far behind on the popularity either.
  • Persona:
    • Despite the subseries not having many furry characters, Morgana — who also happens to be your very first party member in Persona 5 — and a couple of Personas are, with the former being especially popular with the furries. The playable character in question is an anthrpomorphic cat, swearing that he isn't one.
    • On that topic, some Personas you can get happen to be Funny Animal characters, such as Neko Shogun (a short-sized cat in samurai armor), Cait Sith (basically Puss in Boots) and Ose (a scantly-clad cheetah man in a cape wielding twin swords).
  • Pokémon is one of the most popular gaming franchises out there, with hundreds of variations on normally non-fictional animals (and a few new ones here and there), so invariably this has occurred:
    • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon strikes a chord with many furries due to the complete lack of humans.
    • Dog and cat Pokemon such as the Meowth line, Growlithe line, Houndour line, Absol, Glameow, and Zeraora are amongst the most popular Pokemon in fan-works.
    • Fox-like Pokémon like the Vulpix line, Fennekin line (especially Braixen), and the Nickit line are also very well received.
    • The Charmander line (especially Charizard), the Dratini line, Flygon, and the Axew line are among the most popular among the dragon lovers. Those that like scalies also love Feraligatr, Sceptile, and Greninja as well.
    • Legendary Pokemon often attract this, especially if they're animal-looking. Mew and Mewtwo are both extremely popular with cat fans (though Mewtwo is one of the most popular Pokemon period). Lugia, Latios, and Latias are popular amongst dragon fans, though Lugia is supposed to be a bird-like Cartoon Creature, and Latios and Latias might be as well (they have feathers, which are rare on dragons).
    • Being the Series Mascot, Pikachu, as well as its evolution Raichu (normal and Alolan) and its pre-evolution Pichu, have amassed a fanbase amongst furries. This escalated with the introduction of the Cosplay Pikachu, especially Pikachu Libre.
    • The Machop line is a borderline example. While the line has more obvious reptilian characteristics, some still consider them too human looking.
    • Eeveelutions in general have a lot of fan-works about them. Eevee, Vaporeon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, and Glaceon are likely the most popular, but Jolteon and Sylveon aren't exactly unpopular either.
    • Blaziken is very popular with bird furries, especially those who are into very anthropomorphic birds.
    • Zangoose is a cool looking Persian cat/mongoose Pokemon which has caused it to become popular with furries. It is especially popular with the gay furries due to its fluffy/chubby appearance.
    • Buizel and Floatzel have quite the following among furries due being cute and badass sea otters/weasels.
    • Lopunny has a definite humanoid design to it, specifically of a rabbit. Its Mega Evolution was all but immediately noticed in turn.
    • Lucario has become a Series Mascot in-part due to its popularity amongst furries. It's often accused by people who dislike it as being "furbait".
    • While not as popular as the Lucario line before it, the Zorua line nonetheless still has a furry audience, especially among Transformation Fiction fans. Zoroark is also popular in particular as, despite being based on a Kitsune, it was the closest there was to a werewolf Pokémon prior to Lycanroc.
    • Due to being anthropomorphic foxes with a witch-motif, Fennekin's evolved forms, Braixen and Delphox (especially the former), were bound to gain a furry audience. Fennekin isn't without its fans, either.
    • Incineroar gets its popularity from both furry and Bara enthusiasts for being a bipedal tiger with a muscular design and having a Heel wrestler theme.
    • Primarina gained a fanbase for being a beautiful sea-lion with a feminine design that's inspired by mermaids and selkies.
    • All forms of Lycanroc have a furry audience due to being badass wolves, with the Midnight Form also getting attention due to being the only Pokémon to be directly based on a werewolf.
    • Salazzle seems almost deliberately designed to cater to "scalies" due to her salacious design and Pokédex description.
    • The Bara fanbase has welcomed Rillaboom with open arms not unlike Incineroar, due to its buff body and its slight wildman aesthetic.
    • Scorbunny garnered a furry fanbase the moment from the first trailer for Pokémon Sword and Shield thanks to its design and portrayal in said trailer. Its evolutions, Raboot and Cinderace, aren't without their popularity, either. Gigantamax Cinderace got its own share of fans soon after, especially those of hot-blooded anime fans.
    • Several Pokémon revealed long after the announcement trailer, such as Inteleon, Obstagoon, and Toxtricity, have already proved to be popular with the furry fanbase once their designs were revealed. Gigantamax Inteleon only further stoked the proverbial fires.
    • Another Pokémon introduced from Sword and Shield that also became instantly popular is Wooloo, a super fluffy and adorable sheep Pokemon.
    • The two new Legendary Pokemon for Generation VIII, Zacian and Zamazenta, have proven to be popular with the furry fanbase, due to both being badass wolves with their motifs being based on weaponry (a sword and a shield, respectively).
  • The female Lombax character Clank encounters in the reveal trailer for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart—subsequently named Rivet in the Official Trailer—attracted a large swath of furry fans almost as soon as she appeared on-screen. This tweet by Xavier Coelho-Kostolny, one of the game’s designers confirms that this was the reaction he was hoping for, and he regularly retweets fanart of her as well.
    Even though a lot's changed since I was on the project, I'm very happy I was able to contribute in some small way to the Furry Awakening that's going to happen when the new Ratchet & Clank drops.
  • Ring Fit Adventure features the muscular Draconic Humanoid Dragaux as the game's main antagonist. Suffice it to say, he has since garnered quite a number of certain fans.
  • Sdorica' has quite a dedicated furry fanbase. The game's annual popularity polls should give you an idea: Every year at least one furry character made it to the top 3 of the polls, with 2nd and 3rd year polls being won by furry characters. There's also Creator Worship as a factor: Anytime a certain well-known furry artist draws a character, even portraits for minor NPCs, the fans will gush over it.
  • Second Life has a thriving furry community due to the ability to play as animal characters, both anthropomorphic and feral.
  • The 16- and 32-bit installments in the Shining Series contained several non-human characters which could be recruited, ranging from centaurs to wolflings to dragonnutes to birdmen to several less common varieties of anthropomorphic creatures. Once the PlayStation 2 entered the scene, this trait of the franchise grew far less pronounced in favor of humans and elves, save for the occasional wolfling.
  • Of the currently revealed playable characters, Shot One character Kiera has garnered a considerable amount of furry fans while the game was still in active development.
  • Sly Cooper stars a series of Funny Animal characters. Sly and several other characters have a fanbase amongst furries. Dev Madan, the games' character designer, was even a guest of honor at Anthrocon 2012.
  • Solatorobo is a popular game with furries due to taking place in a world populated by dog and cat people.
    • The other two games in the franchise, Tail Concerto and Fuga: Melodies of Steel, are much the same. It helps that the company that develops the series, CyberConnect2, is actually rather involved in the Japanese furry scene — Fuga in particular even featured artwork by several popular furry artists as in-game visuals.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog:
    • Sonic, arguably one of the most popular game series in the furry fandom, is one of those series that is controversial due to furries. Some fans hate furries, some furries hate Sonic, some people became furries due to Sonic, while some furries were drawn to Sonic for its characters. Nevertheless, the furry presence is strong in the fandom. This especially common with fans of Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie Comics), who tended to combine many different art styles of furry animals before the reboot.
    • Sonic, Tails, Amy, Shadow, Silver, Rouge, Cream, and Vanilla are amongst the most popular with furries, though most of the characters have some level of furry fanbase.
  • Soul Series has Lizardman as one of the fighters from Soul Calibur 2 onwards. Soul Calibur VI adds him as one of the base designs for custom fighters, allowing you to essentially remake the entire cast as lizardmen (and thanks to the vast number of customization options, make them as strange- or perverted-looking as the engine allows) if you feel like it.
  • Spiritfarer has recently gained a small furry fandom around it thanks to the Funny Animal characters, with Gwen being the most popular out of them all.
  • Splatoon:
    • This game's appeal is that it stars cute anthropomorphic and humanoid sea creatures. The in-universe pop acts the Squid Sisters and Off the Hook, in particular, rose to such heights in popularity that they eventually got their own concerts in the real world.
    • Ironically, the Salmonids—despite looking far less humanoid than the Inklings and Octolings—only have a shred of their popularity in the furry community. But regardless, they still have a notable presence within it.
  • Spyro the Dragon:
    • By definition, the franchise attracts a lot of dragon fans. Spyro: A Hero's Tail (which introduced more dragons and a slightly less cartoony artstyle) and especially The Legend of Spyro (which is more story-centric and has a more realistic feel, along with introducing the ever-popular but still Base-Breaking Character Cynder) are the two most popular titles with scalies.
    • Hunter and Bianca have also have their fans since they're both Funny Animals.
    • The Updated Re-release, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, caused a massive flare up among the furry fandoms with the redesign of Spyro (though more on the subtle side), and especially with the redesigned dragons of the first game, who now all have entirely unique designs and personalities (if only minor). In particular, the first Beast Maker Dragon, Bubba, got a lot of attention with the fandom for his hunky design, followed by Nestor, the first dragon Spyro meets, who has a very heroic build. Toys for Bob seems to be entirely aware of how many childhood fans back in '99 then are furries now and directed their marketing appropriately.
      • These same redesigned dragons have also attracted a sizeable LGBT Fanbase almost on the same scale as Bowser, if the surge in fanart and Rule 34 for quite a few of them is anything to go by.
    • Elora's less humanoid redesign has also been well-received, as have Bianca and Hunter's own redesigns.
  • Star Fox:
  • Super Mario Bros.:
    • Yoshi are popular with scalies.
    • Bowser has a huge LGBT Fanbase but is also popular at large with scalies. "Hipster Bowser" (also known as "Nerd/Nerdy Bowser") from a Japanese 3DS commercial starring Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is also popular.
    • The cat costumes from Super Mario 3D World have gained more of a following than other animal-based costumes, such as the Tanuki Suit. Peach's, Rosalina's, and Bowser's designs are especially popular.
    • While not as popular as Bowser, Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings have fandoms (especially Lemmy and Iggy).
    • The Broodals are a Koopaling-like group of anthropomorphic rabbits. They have a fandom amongst furries, especially Hariet.
  • King, King II, Armor King and Armor King II from Tekken are really popular with furries despite the fact that they only have Jaguar Masks (or heads...), although being incredibly muscular wrestlers help. Also you can actually customize them to be just jaguar men.
  • Them's Fightin' Herds stars cute talking animals (ungulates, specifically), so this trope was inevitable.
  • Tokyo Afterschool Summoners includes a great number of anthropomorphic animals in the list of summonable characters, and you'll be seeing a lot of fanart of them left and right. And knowing the target audience, you can probably guess as to which of these furry characters tend to get more attention.
  • Ms. Fortune from the obscure 1996 game Toon Struck has gained her own set of fans in the furry community. Helps that she's both a cat and a fortune teller, complete with a seductive attitude and voiced by Tress Macneille.
  • Toontown Online, with the majority of its "Toon" characters being anthro creatures (players have a choice of creating dog, cat, rabbit, monkey, horse and bear avatars), was a gateway drug for many furries who grew up in the early-to-mid 2000s.
  • Undertale:
    • Undertale immediately became popular with furries as soon as the first demo came out, especially the adorable goat mom Toriel, but the rest of the cast of characters followed when the full game was released, and the skeleton brothers Sans and Papyrus were often a gateway between the furry fandom and skeleton fandom. This has been immediately addressed by the creator Toby Fox when he realized that after the release of the demo, urging the rule 34 artist to tag their works "AC:#UnderTail", and included several jokes about the furries in the final game.
      Sans: (after you buy a hot dog) ...you really like hot animals, don't you? hey, i'm not judging. i'd be out of a job without folks like you.
    • There's also Toriel's ex-husband Asgore, a really huge goat guy with a pair of massive horns, manly facial hair, and an armor that would suggest you should stay away from him, who is the King of all monsters. Despite his imposing figure, he is loved by everyone under his rule. Thanks to Asgore's positive personality traits, he gained quite a following in the Furry Fandom with many fans drawing him as either a Big Beautiful Man, a massive Hunk, or both.
    • There's also anthropomorphic characters that the fandom began to latch on to: Undyne the fish woman, Alphys the lizard, the canine royal guards, Asriel the goat, the Nice Cream Guy who's a blue bunny, Burgerpants the cat(?) and many more.
  • WolfQuest is a wolf simulator and edutainment game. It attracts a lot of wolf fans. Multiplayer can be used for roleplaying.
  • The 2017 remake of Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap managed to draw in a good number of modern day players turned furry fans thanks to its cute art style and cast of anthropomorphic characters including all the transformations for Hu-Man (and Hu-Girl, to be technical), Pig-Man (a Pig Man), and the Boss Dragons.
  • Flammie, a fluffy dragon creature, from the World of Mana games is very popular with furries. For many furries it is the only thing they even know about the series. Legend of Mana character Sierra also has her fair share of fans.
    • The Trials of Mana remake brought the series back into the limelight and, in addition to the aforementioned Flammie, introduced us to the Ferolian beastmen, including playable character Kevin. To say nothing of the 6.5 Richter scale boner sounds invoked by Belladonna.
  • World of Warcraft has some furry following, since some of the sentient races in the game's universe resemble anthropomorphic animals. Among the playable races, there are the minotaur-like Tauren, the werewolf-like Worgen, the panda-like Pandaren, and the Fun-sized, foxlike Vulpera. Among the NPC races there are Furbolgs (bear-people), Gnolls (hyena-people), Quilboar (boar-people), Tuskarr (walrus-people), Murlocs (fish-people) and many more.
  • Yo-Kai Watch:

    Visual Novels 
  • Hatoful Boyfriend is popular with furries due to being a dating sim where all the love interests are birds. They're not even Funny Animal birds, but Talking Animal birds. Few fans find the birds attractive on their own (though the Moe Personification versions are another story...) but people like the humor and character designs.

    Webcomics 
  • Jan Tigerknight's College Catastrophes follows a freshman lion into his college dormitory, and the peculiar assorted Funny Animals that share the building. The artist also produces Swords And Sausages, about a pair of grifters in a medieval Funny Animal kingdom. Jan is also known for drawing his characters in cheesecake poses, which grows the furry audience.
  • The champion of Webcomics Long-Runners is Bill Holbrook's Kevin & Kell, which centers on the family formed from by giant hare Kevin marrying alpha she-wolf Kell. Though mostly a Notable Gag Per Day Webcomics, Kevin & Kell on occasion touches on poignant and touching story arcs, and attracts a large cadre of furry followers.
  • Yinglets from Out-of-Placers are strangely cute aliens with traits of rats and birds so they have a small following of Furries. The comic that they come from is also popular because it is a Transformation Fiction about a male human dealing with being turned into a female yinglet.
  • Eric W. Schwartz's Sabrina Online is one of the earliest founded web comics, that focuses on a young adult female skunk working in the adult entertainment industry (although NOT as an actress, she takes care of the computer-related work including website maintenance and cover design). This comic, though ended, still functions as a Gateway Series for his more lucrative and explicit website "Fur After Dark."
  • VG Cats is one of the most well-known Two Gamers on a Couch web comics (and possibly one of the most popular web comics period). It's quite well-known to furries due to the Funny Animal cat protagonists.
  • Florence Ambrose from the long-running webcomic Freefall is rather popular with furries thanks to the fact that she's a Wolf. While she may be flat-chested, the fandom is mostly okay with her... you know...
  • Zoophobia features a wide cast of humans, animal-human hybrids, and anthro animals of all species, so it's not surprising it has a number of furry fans. Especially popular are Jayjay and her werewolf pack, despite never actually appearing during the comic's initial run (before it was put on hold to make way for a reboot in the future). The comic’s creator Vivienne Medrano, also known as Vivziepop, has a number of furry fans herself, due to her fondness for animal characters in her projects.
  • Litterbox Comics has a number of furry fans thanks to the main character Fran and her family being cats and taking place in a world of anthro animals.

    Web Original 
  • YouTube reviewer Cynical Reviews uses an anthropomorphic dog as his persona, and as a result, has some furry viewers (even if he does say "I'm not a furry. Honest." in his channel description).
  • The various animal-inspired characters in Neopets have caused this to occur.
  • The Funday Pawpet Show is attractive to furries, being a puppet show for adults where the puppets are animals.
  • CollegeHumor's NSFW Furry Force series was intended to poke fun at the more sexual aspects of the furry fandom and also Saturday Morning Cartoons, but the majority of furries found it to be funny.
  • A good portion of Down The Rabbit Hole's fans are furries, especially on his Patreon Discord. His video on "Furries", which is very respectful compared to most other media's treatment of furries (more often than not treating them as Acceptable Targets) towards the community, has certainly helped matters. He even won an award from a furry community event for said video.
  • Helluva Boss has attracted a lot of furries.
    • This is mainly due to the anthropomorphic hellhound Loona, who became a goddess in the furry fandom almost overnight, with her sassy and dark personality combined with a less than modest outfit.
    • The owl demon Stolas is also incredibly popular with the Furry Fandom, and increasingly also his daughter, Octavia
  • Hazbin Hotel, from the same creator as Helluva Boss, is also incredibly popular with furries, given that the demons in the show’s version of hell often have animalistic traits or are outright anthropomorphic animals.
  • The cartoon YouTuber Saberspark covers many So Bad, It's Good animated films with reputations as "furry bait", such as El Arca and Sheep and Wolves without disparaging the fandom itself - in fact, he has expressed his appreciation for anthropomorphic characters done right in works of media. As a result, he's become very popular amongst furry audiences and is fairly well-regarded by the fandom.
  • SCP Foundation:
    • 953, an anthropomorphic fox woman is very popular with the very few furries who like the SCP mythos. Although 953 herself hates furries and murders any she encounters.
    • A much more popular one (still, among the few furries interested in SCP) is 1471-A, a creepy but apparently not dangerous creature that looks like a canine furry with a skull for a face. The image that inspired it is actually a photo of a furry fan in a "skulldog" suit.
  • True Tail is an upcoming animated series that has a loyal fanbase watching its development like a hawk. Thanks in large part to having a diverse cast of well-drawn anthro characters, Doh-Li in particular introduced some furries to the lesser-known mythologic creatures known as Kirin.

    Western Animation 
  • Most versions of Alvin and the Chipmunks and their Distaff Counterparts The Chipettes are popular with furries. Their 1980s-to-early 2000s and movie designs are the most popular.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball:
    • Gumball and Darwin's mother, Nicole, has a lot of furry fans. That's not to say Gumball himself doesn't have those either.
    • Penny was originally this back when she was still inside her shell. Most fan-artists thought she'd be a cute looking moose character. She instead turned out a yellow shapeshifting fairy-like creature. Even then, this hasn't lessened the furry interest thanks to her true form looking pretty appealing and well... the fact that she can shapeshift.
  • Jake's dragon form in American Dragon: Jake Long is this, specifically his season 1 design since his season 2 design is less popular due to being less stylized and skinny, instead of muscular and winged. Rumor is that he was created by a scalie. Jake also attracts many Transformation Fiction fans because he can turn into a dragon. (Or maybe it's the other way around?)
  • Amphibia gained popularity with amphibian lovers in its first year of broadcast alone.
  • Angelina Ballerina is a preschool-aimed book series with two TV adaptations (Angelina Ballerina and Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps) about a ballerina mouse in Slice of Life plots, but it has garnered a Periphery Demographic of mouse furries and people who like ballet. Both TV series have been the Gateway Series for some furry fans.
  • The Animals of Farthing Wood has gained one of these due to being about woodland creatures. Normally that sounds like a Sugar Bowl concept that would turn away most adults but the series is notorious for not sugarcoating nature much.
  • Animaniacs:
    • Though the character Minerva Mink is the focus of only two cartoon shorts in the original show, she's nonetheless an object of affection among furry enthusiasts. That Minerva appears in a Sexy Silhouette scene in each one tends to be her key attractant. The Warner Siblings themselves are a more minor example.
    • The reboot has no shortage of these either. Two particularly notables ones, Julia the mouse and Benedict the dragon, have found great success with furries and scalies, respectively, for their designs and personalities (Julia for being a Nice Girl who eventually turns against Brain, Benedict for being a Large Ham wannabe thespian).
  • The Arthur fandom is unusually split between those who are furries and those who aren't furries, but it still gets ton of fan work and fan fiction from furries.
  • Some of the Mutated Arkham Inmates from Batmanvs The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are rather well-liked by some furries, for being well... being mutated animals of course. Hyena Harley Quinn is especially popular.
  • The Bellflower Bunnies has attracted a good amount of furries due to its main characters being a family of cute bunnies.
  • Blazing Dragons and its video game version both have a huge cult following, in part thanks to the Furry Fandom. Many members of the Blazing Dragons fandom are also scalies or regular furries.
  • Blinky Bill created many furries out of Aussie (and German/Dutch/Finnish) 90s/early 00s kids.
  • A good chunk of the Periphery Demographic for Bluey are furries, especially dog/canine furries.
  • The Bluffers would have been entirely forgotten if it hadn't been for furries. Sharpey is the most popular member of the Bluffers among furries, being a fox and all.
  • Bojack Horseman has also attracted furries with its Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My! cast. Mr. Peanutbutter is especially popular among the furry fandom.
  • Bravestarr is a cult-classic with a relatively small yet dedicated fanbase. A large portion of that fanbase being furries due to a prominent anthropomorphic cast. Especially Thirty-Thirty, a large and muscular cyborg-horse who totes a giant laser rifle and can transform between a four-legged horse and a two-legged anthropomorphic horse. There's also the Dingoes (a villainous gang of anthropomorphic coyotes who frequently cause trouble for the heroes) and Vipra (a recurring villainess who's a human-snake hybrid).
  • Capitol Critters has a cult following thanks to furries discovering the series when it was rerun in the mid-to-late 90s. Had it not been for the furry fandom, it would have been doomed to reside on "Worst TV Shows of All Time" lists along with the other early 90s primetime animated shows that tried to compete with The Simpsons.
  • Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys appeals to monkey-loving furries. Shao Lin in particular has a lot of fans, thanks to being a beautiful Action Girl monkey (specifically, a Chinese golden monkey).
  • A lot of Care Bears fan-artists are also furries. The series also has heavy Sailor Earth potential, making it popular with people who like OCs.
  • The Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers fandom contains a lot of furries, many who consider the cartoon their Gateway Series. Especially Gadget, who is a fan-favorite (Disney was honestly surprised with her popularity).
    • And the One-Shot Character Foxglove, whose following is such you'd think she was one of the leads.
    • Another popular character who was only seen in a single episode is DTZ, the shapeshifting alien. His default form within the fandom tends to resemble the dragon form he has in the show.
  • Classic Disney Shorts: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Ortensia, Pete, Goofy, and Max have quite few of fanworks about them. With the first four, they mostly came off the back of Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers and Epic Mickey, while Goofy fans like the Goof Troop universe. There's also Clarice from the Chip n Dale short Two Chips And A Miss who's very popular in the Japanese, French, and Asian side of the furry community.
  • Valerie, the werepoodle from the Codename: Kids Next Door episode "Operation: HOUND", has quite a few furry fans.
  • Whatever fan art or fan fiction there is for the obscure CINAR production The Country Mouse and City Mouse Adventures comes from furries.
  • Dora the Explorer has a decently large cast, with some of then being Funny Animals or at least intelligent animals. Boots the Monkey, being a cute monkey, appeals to the few monkey-loving furries out there. Then there's Swiper the Fox, whose appeal pretty much speaks for itself.
  • Dragon Tales is about two (later three) kids who use a magical trinket to teleport to another dimension populated by dragons. Naturally, it has a lot of furry fans, especially those of the scalie type, with Zak & Wheezie and Cassie getting the most attention. Some scalies have treated it as their gateway into the furry fandom.
  • Many fans of The Dreamstone are also furries. Rufus and Amberely seem to be the most popular characters of the show amongst the furry fandom.
  • The Droopy cartoon "Sheep Wrecked" has an unnamed female sheep nicknamed "Leggy Lamb" who gained popularity on the Internet in The New '10s. Her popularity in the furry fandom only increased after being prominently featured in a fan animation of "Beep Beep I'm A Sheep".
  • The majority of the small fanbase for Eckhart is comprised of furries. The titular character and his friend Bridget appeal to mouse fans.
  • Final Space has Avocato and his son Little Cato, who are easily the ensemble darkhorses of the show, especially with the furry fandom.
  • The Foxbusters has gained a following in the furry fandom, with many furry fans of the show being attracted by the fox villains.
  • The Periphery Demographic of Franklin contains quite a few furries, and the show itself was a Gateway Series for a sizeable amount of Millennial/Gen Z furries.
  • Gargoyles:
    • This series gets a lot of love from furries, especially Brooklyn. The Mutates also get a bit of love, and the Avalon world tour demonstrates that gargoyles as a species can look like just about anything your imagination desires.
    • Elisa is already very easy on the eyes, so when she temporarily turned into a gargoyle, you can bet her being returned to normal by episode's end was seen as a tragedy by some.
  • The Get Along Gang has a lot of furry fans (it helps that the show takes place in a World of Funny Animals), and probably would have been doomed to be remembered as "The Complainer Is Always Wrong: The Cartoon" had it not been for furries (re)discovering the series. Dotty Dog is the most popular member of the Get-Along Gang among furries, while Zipper Cat and Woolma Lamb also get attention from feline and lamb furry fans respectively. Moose furry fans also tend to like the gang's leader Montgomery Moose.
  • Peg from Goof Troop along with the movie characters Roxanne, Beret Girl, and Sylvia have a lot of furry fans (not helped by the fact Roxanne barely looks like a dog). Max's cousin Debbie and Mrs. Pennypacker also have fans. PJ and Pete have their fans too, especially when the LGBT Fanbase is taken into account.
  • Cleo and Wordsworth from Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats are popular with furries. The show itself was a Gateway Series for early furries, and Cleo is notable in that she's known as one of the "original" furry crushes.
  • The "long tails, and ears for hats" made Josie and the Pussycats a Gateway Series for early furries despite them being girls in catgirl costumes.
  • The French cartoons Kangoo and it's spinoff Kangoo Juniors have a following among kangaroo fans within the furry fandom. They would have been forgotten outside of France had it not been for the furry fandom.
  • A Kitty Bobo Show was a short pilot for a Cartoon Network show. It was never picked up and instead Codename: Kids Next Door was. Despite this, Kitty Bobo has gained a small following among furries.
  • Legend Quest: The character Alebrije has a small following among furries, scaly fans, in particular, have a soft spot for him.
  • Little Bear was a Gateway Series for some furries who grew up in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and as a result, has a small but good-sized following of furries.
  • Looney Tunes is huge with furries to the point where many accuse newer incarnations as being made for furry appeal, particularly the characters of Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote, Pepé Le Pew, and Sylvester. Then there's Lola Bunny, who is much more humanized and most likely an attempt to aim at this. Her redesign and personality change in The Looney Tunes Show is less popular with furries (though by no means ignored), but is in turn more popular with her detractors, though it's unknown if that will stick.
  • Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart has a substantial furry following thanks to its slick animation, endearing characters, appealing art style and a cast entirely made of Funny Animals. While the titular character and his uncharacteristically masculine voice have earned him followers, Badgerclops, Tanya Keys, and Snugglemagne have proven to be almost, if not just as popular.
  • Similarly to Josie and company, Miraculous Ladybug doesn't actually feature animal-people, but a show with an ever-increasing number of cute human characters in animal-based costumes has not gone unnoticed! Especially popular is giving the characters animal traits (An Adrien who becomes putty in your hands if you scratch the right spot behind his ears and a Marinette who needs extra snuggles in winter because she's vulnerable to cold since actual ladybugs hibernate in winter are a perfect combination) or drawing what they would look like as anthropomorphized animals.
  • My Little Pony:
    • The relationship between the My Little Pony franchise and furries is complicated. Traditionally the fandom had no issue with furries. Many older fans are furries and the ones who aren't either don't mind or ignore it. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and its large Periphery Demographic of young men is when the controversies began. Hype Backlash caused many furries to hate bronies, while in-turn many bronies insist that they aren't furries and hate furries. In contrast to most pre-G4 fans, many FIM fans don't even like horses. (They only like FIM ponies; part of it is the designs. There being more stylized and "cartoony" than their somewhat horsier predecessors means even slightly more realistic proportions make for a jarring step away from your cartoon crush and toward livestock; even when painted purple and given a cutie mark, your average anthropomorphized horse is still a few hoofbeats too far in that direction.) Which makes them more averse to other horse works and the furry fandom as a whole. There was at one point a huge Fandom Rivalry between bronies and furries. Still, many bronies consider themselves furries and some even make fan-works of the characters as human(oid)s (though it's often the cause for a Broken Base even amongst furry bronies). In the early days, it was also common for furries displeased with the fandom's internal politics to regard MLP as an alternative community.
    • Friendship is Magic features Spike and Ember, two dragon characters who are popular with scalies. The teenage dragons (Garble and his friends) are also popular. Ember in particular has a more humanoid shape than most and a classic Tsundere personality, winning her instant widespread adoration.
    • Fluttershy's bat form ("Flutterbat") is very popular amongst people who like vampires and people who like bats.
    • Popular fanon has Luna having a guard filled with 'bat-ponies'. These bat ponies are very popular. In canon, however, it's never been made clear whether they were just pegasus dressed up for Nightmare Night or not; we only see them on two occasions (Luna's Big Entrance in Luna Eclipsed, and in an Alternate Timeline, Nightmare Moon's guard - which includes the usually-very-much-not-a-batpony Rainbow Dash. While it's fun to imagine, the evidence seems to point away from a whole species of thestrals.)
    • The Diamond Dogs species have a following amongst dog fans.
    • Griffons always had a following due to Gilda, but they received a boost after more griffons began appearing. Even Posthumous Character King Grover, with plenty of fan drawings based on what he might've looked like based on his statue, has a following. On top of that, Gilda returned and Took a Level in Kindness but without losing her tough personality, and if she's still too gruff for you, there is now the sweet and adorable Gabby!
    • My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) introduced Capper, the first Funny Animal cat character since Katrina from the My Little Pony TV Specials (who herself has a small furry fanbase). He naturally attracted cat fans.
  • PAW Patrol is a preschool aimed cartoon but it has a decently sized Periphery Demographic of people who like cute puppies.
  • PB&J Otter is a preschool show about animals living on a lake, yet it has gained a cult following among furries, especially otter fans. The titular otter trio has a lot of fanart, and Opal Otter (the trio's mom) has a few fans.
  • The Raccoons is considered to be an influential Gateway Series in the fandom, and naturally has gained a lot of fanart from furries.
  • Regular Show obviously because half of the core cast are anthropomorphic animals. Other creatures that exist in this world are; humans, mythological creatures like yetis, unicorns, and centaurs, ghosts, and living inanimate objects like Benson who's a gumball machine.
  • With the many characters that reside in the Rick and Morty universe, there's quite a few furry/scalie/beast-like ones whom have garnered interest in the fandom.
  • Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat was a short-lived PBS Kids show but has a good-sized Periphery Demographic of feline furries. It's also inspired some later furry artists and, much like Warrior Cats and the internet, got many people into cats. This show would have been almost entirely forgotten had the furry fandom not heard of it.
  • Scaredy Squirrel has gained itself a not-so-insignificant number of furry fans, thanks to being set in a World of Funny Animals. The title character in particular is quite beloved by these people.
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power:
    • Catra, the Ambiguously Gay Cat Girl that takes place of The Heavy in the story and has strong UST with the protagonist has gathered a few furry fans.
    • On the scalies side, Rogelio, the silent and buff reptilian member of the Elite Mooks in the Horde has also gotten some fans. The fact that he is also Ambiguously Gay with Kyle also helped with implications they may be a couple.
  • Simsala Grimm: The show's main characters Yoyo, a blue coyote, and Doc Croc, a striped lizard, have gained a following among furries.
  • Snagglepuss has attracted some furries due to his Ambiguously Gay mannerisms.
  • Star Street: The Adventures of the Star Kids has quite a few furries among its small but dedicated fanbase.
  • Lt. M'Ress from Star Trek: The Animated Series was an early example of this.
  • Storm Hawks: There are quite a few furry fans drawn to the various Beast Folk who populate the setting, particularly the Blizzarians (blue-furred canine-rabbit crosses), the Merbs, and the Raptors.
  • SWAT Kats has a following amongst furries. In addition to the two main characters, Deputy Mayor Callie Briggs is hugely popular with the fandom.
  • Rebecca, Baloo, Don Karnage and several of the Girl of the Week characters from TaleSpin have followings.
  • The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are probably the most popular scalie characters out there, especially their 2003 and 2012 cartoon versions.
  • Both ThunderCats (1985) and ThunderCats (2011) are popular due to the protagonists being cats. The remake tends to be more popular with furries due to the characters looking more cat-like, though the original series is overall far more popular.
  • Toad Patrol has many amphibian lovers, scalies and furries in it's fanbase. Beauty Stem, Shaggy Mane, and Cleopatra the Skunk have attracted quite a lot of furry fans.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures, like its predecessor, attracts a good chunk of furry fans. Especially Fifi Le Fume, who is literally Pepe Le Pew as a girl.
  • Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2015) has some furry fans due to most of the Decepticons being very animalistic. With Steeljaw being the most popular.
  • T.U.F.F. Puppy, for taking place in a World of Funny Animals. Kitty is especially popular for her tight leather clothing and Hartman Hips (fitting, considering the show's creator).
    • Although slowly taking her over in popularity is her own mother: "Mrs. Katswell", because... well she's Kitty's mother and already seems a bit curvy.
    • Dudley Puppy himself is also rather popular, especially amongst the gay crowd thanks to his build.
  • We Bare Bears is a slice of life cartoon about three bear brothers. It doesn't have as large a fandom as other contemporary Cartoon Network shows but it still has one. Quite a lot of fans are furries.
  • Nearly any program which follows the Teenage Mutant Samurai Wombats formula, as the characters therein were typically drawn shirtless and absolutely ripped, and likely a lot of unintentional(?) Ho Yay was on display on account of there being few females involved in the team. Examples include Street Sharks, Samurai Pizza Cats, Extreme Dinosaurs, Biker Mice from Mars, Road Rovers, Wild West COW Boys Of Moo Mesa, and Dinosaucers.

    Other 
  • Many animals are popular with furries. While there's possibly a fursona or OC for every type of animal out there, it's undeniable that certain species such as wolves or red foxes especially strike a chord with furries. Mythical creatures, particularly dragons, are also very popular. As such, there's (not quite unfounded) stereotypes about those animals and how those fursonas act.
  • There are several fiction species that are almost unheard of outside of the furry fandom as they are original creations of furry fans.
    • Sergals are such a popular species that they have gain a small amount of attention even outside of the furry fandom. They originated from the Vilous setting, created by a pair of Japanese furry artists. Sergals have traits of sharks, wolves, and raptors. The Vilous setting has other races but none of them are anywhere close to the popularity of sergals.
    • Another popular race are dutch angel dragons, a species with traits of dragons, horses, and several other animals. The very first dutch angel dragon character ever created is Telephone, who is one of the most popular fursonas in furry fandom due to their overwelming cuteness.
    • Rivaling sergals in popularity are protogens and primagens, who are furry alien cyborgs with snout shaped computer screens for faces.
    • Less well known are the "Skiltaire" basically ferrets/martins with antennae. Invented by one of the founders of furry fandom,note  Skiltaires are rare, but there are several fursonas among older furry fans.
  • The Annual Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Awards, also known as the Ursa Major Awards, are given to the best anthropomorphic works each year as voted by the furry fandom. The recommendation lists are an excellent guide to finding works popular with furries.
    • Two more awards for anthropomorphic works are the Cóyotl Awards and the Leo Awards although these are both specifically for anthropomorphic literature.
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop is rather popular with furries, especially its original characters such as the Honey Girls and Pawlette Coufur.
  • Chuck E. Cheese 's animatronic shows are one of the more important closet keys into the fandom. It's largely Chuck E. (especially the pre-1994 "Joisey rat" incarnation and the pre-2012 "Avenger" incarnation), Helen Henny (especially her pre-2012 "cheerleader" version, though the "Broadway" version and 2010s "Rockstar" incarnation get some love from furries too), Jasper T. Jowls and some of the past retired "Pizza Time Players" characters (especially Harmony Howlette) that attract furry fans. Some furries even own decommissioned Chuck E. Cheese's walkaround costumes or even decommissioned Chuck E. Cheese's animatronics.
  • The Rock-afire Explosion is the second-most popular family entertainment center-related furry fandom community, especially with furries who grew up visiting Showbiz Pizza restaurants in The '80s. Rolfe DeWolfe, Mitzi Mozzarella, and Beach Bear seem to be the most popular RAE members among furries.
  • The Soviet Latvian animation Fantadroms, due to its cast of Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot cute animals. Receklite in particular gets a lot of Self-Fanservice.
  • Animegao kigurumi (not to be confused with the below mentioned kigurumi) is a form of mascot costume common in Japan that gained popularity with western cosplayers in the mid-2000s. Quite a few kigurumi owners/"dollers" are also furries.
  • Kigurumi are Japanese animal-style pajamas. They're not aimed at furries but nevertheless are pretty popular with them.
  • Little Bit Beastly characters are often associated with furries (though they may or may not be strictly "furry").
  • The term "MAP" (Multi-Animator Project) is used on YouTube to describe multiple artists collaborating together to make animations set to music. Despite the fact it's such a general term, almost every MAP happens to be a feral furry based video. Most usually revolve around either Warrior Cats characters (in fact, most Warrior Cats videos on YouTube are MAPs) or cat (or dog) original characters.
  • Mascot costumes are popular with furries, especially sports mascots such as Polly Polaris of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of Nippon Professional Baseball.
  • The Muppets in general are pretty popular with furries (as mentioned with Bear in the Big Blue House and Fraggle Rock in Live-Action TV).
  • Certain aesthetic communities, such as that for the pastel aesthetic, tend to get along well with most furries.
  • Plague Doctors have a small niche in the furry fandom for their creepy bird-like appearance.

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