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The talking waitress bunny is blushing? That's just ridiculous.

"How can anyone blush through a face full of hair?"
Charlie Brown, Peanuts

Most mammals are covered in fur, most birds in feathers, most reptiles in scales. Thus, if the blood rushes to the animal's skin as a result of effort, anger, embarrassment or pain, it should be covered from view, though if an animal has light-colored, thin fur or feathers, something of the skin tone may still be visible. Some creatures, namely robots, are inorganic, and have no blood with which to blush. However, a remarkable phenomenon takes place in the world of animated beings. There, if a bear burns or drops a hammer on its paw, or a duck is bilked of a million-dollar prize, or a griffin is caught in the shower without a towel on, or a robot is kissed by their crush — or even if a factory whistle is just blowing too strenuously — the creature or object will turn bright red — flesh, fur, feathers, or metal included. This phenomenon is usually restricted to the face, but will on some occasions spread over the whole body and even their clothes.

A variant reaction may take place when a character is frightened, in which case it may turn yellow or white; or freezing, when it may turn blue; or sick, when it may turn green or yellow or, in extreme cases, patterns of colors such as polka dots or plaid. An animal at any level of the Sliding Scale of Anthropomorphism can sometimes have tanned fur or feathers, which acts like skin.

Since this is primarily an Animation Trope, humans aren't exempt from it—a character with a very thick beard or mustache may be shown with a visible blush when they logically should not have one.

Though this is primarily an Animation Trope, being a common feature of Funny Animal Anatomy, it will occasionally show up in other media as well. A subtrope of Fur Is Skin.


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     Anime & Manga 
  • Aggretsuko: When Retsuko falls asleep wearing a VR headset, it leaves a very visible red outline on her face.
  • In the Digimon Adventure episode, "Ogremon's Honor" (or in the original dub, "Oh Wind! Oh Light! Saber Leomon"), Puppetmon becomes blue from being blasted by the chill of Metal Garurumon's Metal Wolf Claw attack.
  • Cross, a female Saluki from Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin, blushes when she finds out that she's expecting Ben's puppies. Was the former trope image.
  • Hetalia: Axis Powers: Just like their human counterparts, the Nekotalia cats always have Luminescent Blush.
  • The deer Tony Tony Chopper from One Piece has done this.
  • In the Pokémon: The Series episode, "Primeape Goes Bananas," a wild Primeape turns red with rage briefly when Ash's Squirtle sprays it with the water gun attack.
  • In Pretty Cure, many a mascot is able to have Blush Stickers despite being furry (or in Tsubasa's case, feathery). They may have these full-time (ex. Flappy, Hummy, Pafu) or once as a gag (ex. Harry, Pam-Pam).
  • In Shirokuma Cafe, Panda blushes every single time he brags about how cute he is. (Which is about Once per Episode.)
  • Tails in Sonic X blushes a lot around Cosmo during the second half of Season 3.
  • In the first volume of the Graystripe Warrior Cats (manga) Millie blushes when Graystripe thanks her profusely for showing him a patch of trees that reminds him of the forest. Even more noticeable in the full-color version, when it's colored distinctly pink against her brownish fur.

     Asian Animation 
  • BoBoiBoy: Probe is seen blushing on a few occasions despite being a robot.
  • Happy Heroes: The various robot citizens of planet Xing Xing are shown to blush on several occasions, despite being made of metal and therefore having no logical reason to sport a visible blush.
  • Most of the characters in Our Friend Xiong Xiao Mi are anthropomorphic animals with fur, and yet they are constantly shown with visible cheek blushes.
  • In Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf, both Wolffy and Wolnie sometimes have blushes that show through their wolf fur. Their son Wilie has little blushes on his face all the time.

     Comic Books 
  • In Animaniacs Minerva Mink manages to get a sunburn around her bikini strap that shows through her fur.
  • In one two-page story in Sam & Max: Freelance Police, Max, distracting a tattoo artist while Sam snoops around her store, manages to get an Embarrassing Tattoo through his fur.

     Eastern Animation 
  • The wolf in Nu, Pogodi! attempts to karate-chop a log, and smashes his hand. It turns crimson, and he has to run cold water over it to cool it off.
  • Characters on the show "Bolek I Lolek" on occasion are shown blushing. One noticeable example is Tola, who's face blushes tomato red when Lolek kisses her hand in the episode "A Scout's Watch."

     Fan Works 
  • In The Keys Stand Alone: The Soft World, after the Svenjaya patriarch learns that the cat-elves' beloved Cloud Horn had been destroyed last year and replaced by a hologram, George sees him grow pale under his gold fur. He and Ringo also see the members of the Six Step Combo blush.
  • Frenzy: Sonic remembers Amy being slightly green when he helped her escape Little Planet years ago.
  • In FaithMiyatoriaka, Misty blushes a lot even as a Pikachu.

     Film — Animation 
  • In An American Tail Fievel's face turns green for a few seconds after the alcoholic Honest John burps in his face.
  • A dove blushes in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
  • Pinocchio (who is still made of wood at this point) turns red when inhaling too much while smoking a cigar, then green when he accidentally swallows the smoke. Also, Jiminy Cricket blushes when the Blue Fairy asks him to be Pinocchio's conscience.
  • Flower the skunk in Disney's Bambi turns pink when being kissed for the first time, the blush travelling from his nose all the way to the tip of his tail.
  • The Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland turns red twice: Once when Alice unintentionally insults him for his height and he hastily puffs away on his hookah before he's engulfed in smoke and meta-morphs into a butterfly, the other time when he gets annoyed by Alice's question of how to find her next destination.
  • The Brave Little Toaster:
    • The Air Conditioner gets so hot-tempered that he turns red, overheats and shorts out, after the other appliances insult him due to his inability to move around like the others.
    • The Giant Magnet turns gold (or yellow) with anger unusually rather than red, furiously trying to attract and collect the appliances at the junkyard.
  • In A Goofy Movie, Goofy turns green after having been lured onto a roller-coaster by Max.
  • In Rankin/Bass Productions' 1982 feature film The Last Unicorn, The Skull turns rosy-cheek(bone)d when it empties a bottle of "wine."
  • Twice in All Dogs Go to Heaven, when Carface breathes cigar smoke in Killer's face, the latter becomes sickly and his entire body turns green, as the smoke makes him expel hacks.
  • Dingo Pictures' Pocahontas has Wabuu blush when Pocahontas asks him if he's fallen in love with the white settlers' cat, Princess. Phelous calls this out in his review of the film:
    "Ugh! What the shit, Dingo? You know, if a raccoon was actually going to blush, its fur wouldn't change color, you idiots!"

     Film — Live-Action 

  • Redwall:
    • Critters are constantly turning red from rage, green from seasickness, white with fury or fright, and pink with pleasure. They also have some very impressive tattoos, which apparently permanently colour the fur as well and don't grow out.
  • Several times in Winnie the Pooh, Piglet (who is presumably made of cloth) is described as "turning pink." Being a piglet, isn't he pink by default?
  • In The Mouse Watch, Jarvis the rat blushes "bright pink" at one point.

     Live-Action TV 
  • In one episode of Green Acres, Arnold the pig blushes, with the help of special lighting.
  • Or rather, through a face full of scales in Iggy's case. Later in the Under the Umbrella Tree holiday special, "Christmas Under The Umbrella Tree," he's revealed to have turned blue and he's shivering from the chilly, icy water after Jacob accidentally sprayed him with a water hose.

     Newspaper Comics 

     Video Games 
  • Toroko from Cave Story has permanent rosy-pink blush stickers on her cheeks.
  • Happens frequently in Undertale and Deltarune. It's frequently the case for Ralsei in the latter, who blushes frequently, despite being covered in fur and wearing a wide-brimmed hat that casts a shadow over his face.
  • Moshi Monsters has permanent blushstickers in the artstyle and a few moments of emotional blush. Buster Bumblechops said his whiskers turned red in the Collector's Guide books. In the Music Island Mission books, Rofl, a chattering teeth toy, blushed "furiously" and so did the robots Hubbs (star-struck) and Sprockett (anger). Threadie, a sockpuppet, blushes when their underwear is revealed upon doing a headstand.
  • Sonic and the Black Knight: Blaze the Cat (as Percival) has just been rescued by Sonic. Caliburn suggests that they "save the hugs and kisses for later." Cue Blaze's very first Moe moment.
  • Solatorobo: Elh is a Tsundere cat who blushes hard when some one hits her soft spot regarding her relationship with Red. Chocolat, on the other hand, always has Blush Stickers on her face as a default expression.
  • Spyro the Dragon: Spyro turns red all over when kissed by a fairy to boost his powers.
  • Club Penguin: Puffles are tiny furry creatures capable of blushing. White puffles are the most prone to it due to their shy nature.

  • In Rascals, all the men and women can easily blush through a face full of fur. Pretty much on any page too.
  • Fur Will Fly handwaves this with an explanation of why a mouse's fur should be able to blush—then admits said handwave was completely made up.
  • Freefall is usually an exception, but this trope does show up in fan art and guest art, most obviously the guest image drawn by the same artist who does TwoKinds.
    • A canonical instance occurs when Winston's naked mother encourages Florence to get naked too. This is, in fact, an experiment to see whether Florence is capable of feeling embarrassed.
  • The furred characters of Slightly Damned are susceptible to this. Especially Buwaro and Kieri (well, when she has fur at least).
  • Lampshaded in Nip and Tuck on one occasion; Thelma (an opossum) once caught Tuck (he and Nip are foxes) pretty solidly off-guard, then, witnessing his reaction, asked, "How can someone that red blush that bright?!"
  • An early Ozy and Millie cartoon features Millie trying to tan herself on the beach. Ozy, naturally, admires the prerequisite optimism involved. Millie's response, however, implies that tanning in that universe works by darkening one's fur.
  • Lily in this strip of Sandra and Woo.
  • As lampshaded in the Alt Text of this Nedroid comic, birds, being covered in feathers, can't get sunburns. Maybe Reginald's feathers are transparent?
  • Sandy in The Whiteboard. "Say no more. Your blush is nearly into the infrared."
  • Sabrina Online: "Skunks can blush?"
  • In El Goonish Shive, Grace once tried to see if this was possible. When Sarah was in the form of a furry cat person, Grace did her best to make Sarah blush. Grace claimed she could see a little bit of red, but it wasn't visible to the audience
  • Sequential Art: Scarlet after Kathleen explained what's wrong with this shape of candy cane.
  • Latchkey Kingdom features this in addition to Blush Sticker-like fur patterns on many characters. Rule of Cute is in full effect.
  • The AI population in Questionable Content typically have the ability to blush. When extremely flustered, they vent coolant with a audible "FWEEEEE sound.

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     Western Animation 
  • 101 Dalmatians: The Series
    • In "Spots And Shots," Lucky's fur eventually turns green and his spots turn pink, as well as his nose turning blue and swelling up. This is a result of him not getting the vaccination needed to prevent these symptoms of a highly contagious condition from happening, after he spent the day attempting to avoid seeing the vet.
    • In "Love 'Em And Flea 'Em," Lucky's fur is turned pink from pink food coloring that Mooch spills intentionally (in an effort to be Two-Tone's date at the dance instead), mixed with water and soap, after being bathed by Nanny. And at the end of the episode/segment, a steamed Mooch gradually turns red from bottom to top and steam comes out of his ears when his sabotage fails and Lucky tells him, "Cheer up, Mooch. You look so blue."
  • The Amazing World of Gumball: In "The Sorceror", despite being covered in white fluff, Mr. Small is still able to visibly go red in the face when the troll starts...well, trolling him.
  • Whenever Casper the Friendly Ghost blushes in the old cartoon shorts, his entire ectoplasmic body goes red.
    • In the short, "There's Good Boos Tonight," a pair of horses turn ashen and slide to a stop in their tracks when they see Casper before them.
  • This is common in Walt Disney's full-length features, Classic Disney Shorts, and Disney television series:
    • In the "Once Upon a Wintertime" segment from Melody Time, Joe, Jenny and the male bunny are seen having color changes to go along with their moods at certain points a few times, with the backgrounds also changing colors in some cases. They include Jenny's redness in anger as she rejects Joe; Joe's blueness in sadness as he dejectedly walks across the ice, drawing an arrow through two hearts inscribed on it with the blades of his skates; the male bunny also blue and sad when the female bunny rejects him, then he turns red and angrily kicks a log, injuring his foot, also when he fails to get Jenny's attention that she's literally walking on thin ice and he sticks the sign in the ice, causing it to crack; Joe turns pale as he races to Jenny and the male bunny's aid; Jenny turning pale and fainting when she and the male bunny are on a board of ice that's about to go over a waterfall; and the male bunny turning hot pink when the female bunny kisses him, which causes the icy block around the male bunny to melt, and Jenny hugging Joe, who also turns pink, for saving her.
    • Donald Duck, in his animated shorts, has been seen turning red with anger (obviously!) and embarrassment, as well as blue with cold, green with fear, etc.
    • In "Alpine Climbers," Pluto falls in the snow and comes out blue and frigid. A Saint Bernard pours his keg of brandy on Pluto's mouth, and a rainbow of colors spreads from Pluto's belly to his extremities as he warms up again.
      • A similar thing happens in "Lend a Paw," where Pluto turns blue from the freezing chill after going after the kitten to rescue him from a well and leaping into the basket, which is then lowered down the well and into the water by a crank. In the same cartoon, Pluto's bad conscience gets scared and turns yellow when his good conscience is about to give him a licking.
      • Finally, Pluto once again turns blue from the cold at one point in "Mail Dog" when a rabbit, freezing from the cold, tries to cuddle up to the dog to keep warm.
    • In "The Army Mascot," Pluto turns green after swallowing a plug of chewing tobacco. He tries to swallow the green away, but it just comes back up. Later he turns other colors as well, including, yes, plaid. Even his tongue!
    • In "Pluto at the Zoo," Pluto becomes pallid with fright after ending up in an animal cage at a zoo, which contains a gorilla he sees and he faints (he's then seen reverted to his normal color a moment later).
    • In "Springtime for Pluto," an abashed Pluto's face is flushed red, after the Latina butterfly (who had just meta-morphed from a male caterpillar after spinning a cocoon at the tip of the dog's tail and emerging from it as the new form) catches him checking her out as she dances provocatively.
    • In "The Moose Hunters," a moose turns red when he sees a cute "lady moose" (actually Goofy and Donald in disguise) doing a peek-a-boo dance.
    • In "Music Land," at the double wedding reception between the two saxophone-violin couples, the cello queen's face blushes red after the saxophone king kisses her, causing her tuners to spin so much that one of her strings snaps loose.
    • It happens to Chip in Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers a few times. He's caused it with Gadget a few times, as well.
    • Darkwing Duck gives examples, too; the first that comes to mind is Gosalyn turning various shades while trying the 'hold-her-breath' bit to get her way.
    • In the Cars series, a car's headlights serve as its cheekbones, since its windshield serves as its eyes, so having its headlights light up at the wrong time is basically the automobile equivalent of blushing.
  • The Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series used this trope continually:
    • Sylvester the Cat does it in "Claws for Alarm," when he sees a "ghost" (or rather, a number of murderous mice under a bed-sheet), turns white with fear.
    • In "Fast Buck Duck," Daffy Duck's head turns green, the head color of a mallard drake, out of envy. He also turns white all over in fear a few times. Later, he also turns red with anger at one point when the bulldog won't leave him alone.
    • Bugs Bunny turns multiple colors from fear and vertigo in "Falling Hare."
    • Claude the Cat psychosomatically turns colors suggested by Hubie and Bert the mice, in "The Hypo-Chondri-Cat."
    • In "Cheese Chasers," Hubie and Bert themselves turn green from indigestion through eating too much cheese.
    • In "Hare Remover," Elmer tries his Psycho Serum, which turns various colors, on a dog who remains unaffected. Elmer later drinks the same formula and turns the same colors as the serum — through his clothes!
    • Professor Fritz Owl loses his temper in Tex Avery's Merrie Melodies short I Love to Singa, and his feathered face turns bright scarlet.
    • In "An Itch in Time," Elmer's dog turns all kinds of crazy color patterns (including polka-dot and plaid) as he fights the urge to scratch.
    • In "Pikers Peak," when Yosemite Sam is buried by an avalanche, not only does his skin turn blue, but his clothes and even his gun do as well. (His hair and whiskers, however, are white with snow.)
    • Spike the Bulldog turns white (including his derby and sweater) from fear of Sylvester (he thinks!) in "Tree for Two"; his Cockney Expy Alfie does the same (with his jumper but not his bowler, this time) from fear of a transmogrified Sylvester in "Dr. Jerkyl's Hide."
    • In the remake of "Horton Hatches The Egg," Horton's face turns pale as it becomes chalk-white, when confronted by Maysie about her egg and prepares to explain to her.
    • In the Censored 11 short "Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarves," there are two versions of the part where Prince Chawmin' attempts to revive So White with his "rosebud" kiss. In the freaky original version, after several frenetic efforts, he becomes so exhausted that his whole body goes ashen (although his clothes are already partly white, but most of his teeth are still gold), as they literally take the life out of him as he ages and he shrugs in defeat. In the alternate version, while repeatedly kissing, his face just turns gray, then as he ages his hair stands back and gets wavy while it turns gray, then white as he now has a balding appearance, and only his face changes to a lighter shade of what was his normal, darker complexion.
    • In "Bye, Bye Bluebeard," Porky's whole body goes pale at the sight of the eponymous, giant mouse when he encounters him at a doorway.
    • In "A Witch's Tangled Hare," Witch Hazel gets red-faced with embarrassment when she lifts one leg too high while mounting her broom and flashes her pantalets.
    • In "Often an Orphan," Porky's face turns red with incense after Charlie Dog asks him a few questions before concluding with "then shut up" and the latter is thrown out of the house.
    • In "The Iceman Ducketh," Daffy is seen having climbed up a tree to escape some bears that were chasing him (who are now sleeping under the same tree) and his entire body is light blue, shivering from the wintry chill at the end.
    • In the "Blue Danube" segment of "A Corny Concerto," rather through a face full of feathers in his case, the buzzard turns yellow from fright when he realizes he's done for once the black duckling (possibly Daffy) goes after him.
    • In "Boobs In The Woods," Daffy's body turns pale for a second, when Porky catches him attempting to ring a bell for a third time, which is used for alerting that a fish has taken the bait, which Daffy was using to fool Porky.
    • In "Bugs Bunny Gets The Boid," an embarrassed Beaky Buzzard turns red in the face and away after attempting to look down in a hole where Bugs enters and pops up cross-dressed as a lady in a towel, as if having come out of the shower.
    • In "Robin Hood Makes Good," the fox gets fearful and panic-stricken as he turns yellow, running to the back door of a cabin and frantically trying to open it. This is because the smallest squirrel fools him into thinking that, disguising his voice, he is a hunter who is outside and at the front door of the cabin, trying to break in and come after him. The vulpine is so busy trying to escape that he loses his grip on reality and after bolting into the door and breaking free, he's still panicky and banging on the door while running down a pathway with it.
    • In "Jumpin' Jupiter," Sylvester's entire body goes white with fright when he's on the edge of a moving saucer in space and sees just how high he is. Then after jumping into someone's arms, not realizing it's the Jupiter Buzzard at first when he turns around and sees who caught him, he turns yellow and dashes under Porky's bed in the tent.
    • In "Martian Through Georgia," after the taller man who was reading a newspaper that includes info about the green alien flees when he sees him nearby, the shorter man who was also reading about it turns around and notices him reading his copy of the paper. The shorter man goes ashen, including his clothes, stricken with fear and does the same.
    • In "Stop, Look and Hasten," Wile E. Coyote leaps into the Burmese tiger pit-trap he has dug, thinking he has captured the Road Runner, only to instantly re-emerge with abnormally white fur and fleeing in fear; a Burmese tiger (Surprisibus! Surprisibus!) then crawls out of the pit and angrily stalks off.
    • In "Little Blabbermouse," some tourist mice turn white all over with fright briefly upon the sight of a cat before their colors turn back to normal and they flee, all while the W.C. Fields mouse is oblivious at first.
    • Bingo from "Bingo Crosbyana" turns yellow with fright at the sight of a spider, then flees and hides.
    • A crow from "I'd Love To Take Orders From You" goes white with fright upon seeing Pa Scarecrow (Pa's son, Junior, is unaware, at first, that his dad was really the one that scared off the crow rather than himself).
    • Elmo from "A Hick, A Slick, and A Chick." He gets red-faced when he opens a door and sees a mouse couple, Daisy Lou and Blackie, making out (he thought he had the wrong address at first and didn't realize for a moment that was Daisy Lou's place). Some white roses Elmo was carrying to Daisy Lou's also turn red and revert to seeds upon the more impressive collection of flowers Blackie brought for Daisy Lou.
    • In "A Kiddie's Kitty," Sylvester turns three different colors at separate times for separate reasons: White after he gets jumpy and slides down a tree because Suzanne scared him, blue after being frozen in a block of ice, and red after being overheated from a heater used to thaw the ice block that encased him. He also gets blue-faced earlier, from Suzanne unknowingly strangling him as she carried/dragged him.
    • In "Bushy Hare," Nature Boy gets green-faced after Bugs makes him swallow a dart by blocking one end of the blowgun, sending the dart into Nature Boy's mouth.
    • Canine Junior in "A Waggily Tale" gets blue-faced due to the Little Girl and Johnny's playing tug-of-war with him, unknowingly choking him.
    • In Dog Tales, a mountain climber who was caught in an avalanche is blue after being frozen by ice and the chill, as he's seen when pulled out of a snow pile by a St. Bernard.
    • The theater-going wolf from Bacall to Arms. His face turns three colors with each whistle he gives to Laurie Be Cool: Pink, red, and purple. On the last whistle, it's a long one, as he causes a patron's toupee to blow off his head and land on another. The wolf's face turns purple a second time when he whistles again.
    • Dodsworth in "A Peck O' Trouble." After his fur, which simulates a suit, gets caught on a ladder rung and the ladder is extended, his fur-suit is pulled off his body and he's left in his undershorts. He gets embarrassingly pink-faced, turns to the viewers, chuckles coyly, climbs the ladder to retrieve his fur-suit, looks at the viewers, and chuckles coyly again.
    • In "My Favorite Duck," so fed up with Daffy's antics, Porky is literally incensed enough to burst into flames, after his whole body turns red, then orange, then he burns up himself, and he wishes he had a shotgun to fire at the duck.
    • Daffy in "Quackodile Tears." He's blue-faced when Honeybunch strangles him as she picks him up and out of the nest containing an egg on which Daffy was sitting.
    • In "I Was a Teenage Tumb," as baby Thumb is carried away by a bird, his face turns light blue from the thin air at high altitude before he's dropped and his face turns back to its normal color.
    • In "Cats A-weigh," a petrified Sylvester exits a room completely white after seeing the size of Hippity Hopper (who he mistakes as an abnormally large mouse), stuttering "Big mouse," before collapsing, and he turns back to his normal colors after Sylvester Jr. throws water on him.
    • In "Tabasco Road," Sylvester's head/face turns red from the heat of attempting to eat a couple of chili peppers. Then, he tries drinking water from a dispenser, but that turns out to contain tabasco sauce instead and ingesting that causes him to launch like a rocket towards the end.
    • Claude Cat/Pierre in "Louvre Come Back To Me." He turns various colors as he holds his breath for too long (he keeps his nose pinched with a clothes pin to avoid smelling Pepe Le Pew's odor) before he finally exhales and goes flying around and backwards like a balloon being deflated.
  • In one episode of Tom and Jerry Tales, Tom and Jerry go through a carnival funhouse and come out so scared that their fur is permanently bleached white. They then end up getting jobs at the carnival as an albino cat and mouse.
  • Blushing is used as a visual device for robots in The Transformers. A simple example would be Seaspray's humanoid love interest noticing him blushing at her in "Sea Change."
    • In the Animated episode Home is Where the Spark Is, Bumblebee blushes after he annoys Prowl one too many times and the latter jumps on top of him.
    • And in the All Spark Almanac, Optimus reportedly blushed when Sentinel pressed him for questions about where "organic protoforms" come from.
  • On the Woody Woodpecker cartoon "Under The Counter Spy," Woody wakes up feeling weak and listless, which manifests itself as him being a sickly green. He goes to drink his nerve tonic, but reaches instead for a secret Super Serum that was recently stolen and hidden in his house. He turns red, blue and yellow as the serum takes effect.
    • In another cartoon starring Woody, "Alley To Bali," Woody becomes multi-colored for a few seconds after drinking a rainbow-colored refreshment and hiccups when he does so. Also, four of the characters in this turn brown, mostly after getting kissed: Woody turns brown after Buzz kisses him, thinking he was the Balinese seductress; a man-eating plant turns the same color when it traps Buzz and tries to eat him, and rots in reaction as a result, freeing him; a gray gorilla that emerges from a pot when Buzz does a snake charming moment and kisses him turns the same color before slipping back into the pot; and a peach, female octopus (whose tentacles were mistaken by Woody and Buzz for the multi-arms of another Balinese lady) turns likewise after she kisses Woody and Buzz at the end.
  • Tex Avery used this a couple of times, as well.
    • In the MGM short "The Shooting of Dan McGoo," Droopy blushes when Red kisses him.
    • In the MGM short "Who Killed Who?" a ghost blushes after being caught in an Eek, a Mouse!! moment.
    • In another MGM short "What Price Fleadom?," a bulldog's face blushes bright red when he notices the viewers are about to see him open his toothless mouth in which he puts back his dentures. He then pulls down a shade and puts them back in while hidden from view behind it, then lifts the shade back up and smiles at the audience sheepishly.
  • Benson from Regular Show gets red in the face when angry. Did we mention that Benson is a gumball machine?
  • On The Ren & Stimpy Show, the former titular character sometimes got red-faced when hot tempered in various episodes.
    • In "In The Army," after the sergeant tells Ren and Stimpy to remove their gas masks while standing in a room filled with tear gas (generated by stinky Cartoon Cheese), Stimpy inhales the tear gas and turns green while crying excessively; Ren is unfazed because he cheated by holding his breath.
    • Mr. Horse's face turns red with ire in "Dog Show," when a poodle begs him not to be subjected to having to get inside a bulldog's mouth to either be chewed or eaten when he doesn't pass the judging/test.
    • In "To Salve or Not To Salve," Ren turns entirely into some shade of blue and his body starts cracking apart slightly (probably a reference to decomposing), as he struggles to suppress his rage when Hey! It's That Guy (a pesky but persistent salesman), emerges from hiding in a toilet tank while Ren is using the toilet. The toilet paper spool is empty and the salesman offers him salve once more as a substitute, to which Ren finally caves in to and reluctantly (and sadly) accepts.
    • In "It's A Dog's Life," Stimpy's whole front turns blue while choking on a rock given to him for a meal.
    • In " The Last Temptation of Ren," Ren becomes blue-faced and dies after choking on a large chunk of oatmeal.
    • In the Adult Party Cartoon two-parter and sequel episode, "Fire Dogs 2," Stimpy's entire front turns green while smoking from the wrong end of a cigar.
    • In the same, later series episode, "Altruists," an embarrassed Stimpy turns red frontally after at last noticing where Ren went (having been caught inside a toilet drain, looking back displeasedly at Stimpy) and Stimpy foolishly mistook Ren's voice constantly calling for him as some spirit's.
    • In "Big Flakes" from the original series, Ren's face turns deep red with fury after Stimpy tells him he tossed their dinner, a moose head, into the lit fireplace and burned it, then has Stimpy have a turn at playing the guessing game, Charades, before punching him in the nose in response.
  • In Depatie & Freleng's MGM, The Pink Panther featurette, "Pink Pictures," the eponymous character becomes the blue panther due to a lack of air, when the cork in one end of his snorkel is pounded deeper into it and clogged by a swarm of bees in a hammer formation, while he's underwater.
    • In another Pink Panther cartoon, "Jet Pink," the same character turns into two colors. Becoming the white panther in paleness and fear and then green from airsickness (and maybe vertigo for both colors) while flying in an out-of-control jet.
    • In "Pickled Pink," the panther is turned blue after the drunk accidentally closes a freezer door on him and traps him in it, and this is revealed after the drunk opens it, and sees him. Then, the panther is turned to a lighter shade of blue when he's frozen within a large, icy block, which then slides down some stairs before breaking apart once he reaches the bottom, and he turns back to his regular color.
    • In "Pink U.F.O.," the second time the panther uses the bug spray as he's chasing the tiny bug-shaped space craft into a closet and he sticks out of the doorway, his body has turned green briefly from inhaling the spray.
    • In "A Pink Christmas," the Pink Panther's body is turned into a bluish-gray color, after drinking soapy water from a pot, as he was expecting soup or something else.
  • In another series of featurettes by the same duo and studio, The Ant and the Aardvark, the latter, titular character's whole body (including his shirt and pants) has undergone color changes in few of the cartoons. They include red on account of the heat from inadvertently inhaling Tabasco sauce into his snout, flames in another short from Charlie's (the ant) fireplace; green in unhealthiness from constantly inhaling cigar smoke and exhaling it into Charlie's ant hill in an attempt to get him to come out; and various, psychedelic patterns after unintentionally spraying himself with something that causes him to have a bad acid trip. Aardvark's face turned green in one short after Charlie lights a cigar in his stomach. In another short, his body is pale blue, covered with ice after making a hole in a frozen lake while chasing after Charlie. In yet again another short, Aardvark's completely black from an explosive rocket after they both fell into an extraordinary hole known as "instant hole." Same occurrence to Aardvark in "Isle of Caprice," when he attempts to launch himself from a cannon on one island and onto another which has ants. The cannon fires, but he's still in it.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog:
  • This is often the case with Orbitty from The Jetsons who has the special ability of changing into another color depending on his emotion (red for anger or modesty, blue for sadness, yellow for fright, etc.), which he did in a variety of episodes.
  • In one episode of Muppet Babies, "Journey To The Center Of The Nursery," Piggy became so furious her face turned deep red, irritated by Animal and the rocks' burping contest.
    • Of course, being a pink pig, she probably has very little fur.
  • This has occurred with some of the characters (both furry, non-furry, and feathered) from Tiny Toon Adventures in certain episodes, which include the following:
    • In the "To Bleep or Not To Bleep" segment of "Test Stressed," Fowlmouth gets furious when he learns that Shirley had already been asked out to the prom by Plucky. His face turns purple (rather than the typical red), some babies that Buster used to prevent Fowlmouth's cussing around them cry and flee, and just as he stomps the ground so hard he causes an earthquake, and seems like he's going to let loose with the obscenities (albeit bleeped ones), his facial color turns back to normal and he casually says, "Rats, maybe next time."
    • In the "Born To Be Riled" short from "The Buster Bunny Bunch," Shirley and Fifi's faces turn red with ire when Babs pokes fun at them.
    • In the "Kitty Cat-Astrophe" featurette from "Wake Up Call of the Wild," Hamton's face turns red, infuriated by Furball's antics with destroying his house due to the cat's natural instincts.
    • In the "Pledge Week" segment "It's All Relative," Babs' face turns red, irritated when her mother keeps telling her to do "that other funny thing you do," which is getting in the way of Babs' plans of her date with Buster, and Babs repeats what was said but in first person, through clenched teeth.
    • In "Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian," a nauseated Buster turns green entirely (save for his red shirt) after eating a carrot chip. His reaction to it causes him to melt into a puddle before reconstituting himself and he bolts to the airplane's restroom (which is already occupied and crowded with many others who are sick) to vomit. He then comes out and asks the other occupants, "So you guys had the carrot chips too?" Prior to that, his face also turns a paler shade of blue than normal for a moment when Plucky (who's a steward here) asks him whether he'd like gray lumps with brown sauce or brown lumps with gray sauce.
    • In "The Voyage of Kon Ducki" half of "Kon Ducki," Plucky is ashen with seasickness and while the ship is sailing during a storm. With his back turned, he's seen throwing up over the ship and into the ocean.
    • In the same segment/episode, Hamton blushes lightly with modesty when his grass skirt falls off and he's nude, and a tour bus guide points him out to the tourists.
  • In the ThunderCats (2011) episode "Journey to the Tower of Omens," young Wilykit blushes briefly while making smooching noises, teasing Lion-O about Cheetara's Hands-On Approach when coaching him in the use of the Sword of Omens.
  • Eddie Storkowitz on Birdz did this several times.
  • Eek! The Cat: In "MiserEek," the blind old lady puts the titular Eek into a pot of boiling water and it burns so much that his fur turns red.
  • In the cartoon short of Little Audrey "Butterscotch and Soda," the lead character turns a variety of colors after eating too much candy. These include: green, a candy cane pattern, and black.
  • My Little Pony:
    • In My Little Pony Tales, the one-shot character Logan's entire head turns red after he is accepted into the girl's club.
    • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
      • This occurs quite often over the course of the show. This happened so often, in fact, that people started assuming that the ponies were simply oddly-colored furless creatures. In "Ponyville Confidential," Snips and Snails got gum stuck to their backsides and had to shave the surrounding hair off, revealing that, yes, the ponies do indeed have a coat of hair, and that the visible blushing must perforce be visible through the hair.
      • In "Gauntlet of Fire," Ember sports a pair of Blush Stickers when Spike hugs her towards the end of the episode — through a faceful of dragon scales.
  • In a rather humorous twist in Motorcity, Chuck is shown blushing after he's kissed by Claire though about half his face is covered by bangs.
  • In Seven Little Monsters the monsters occasionally turn pink when being scolded by their mother.
    • In the episode "Runaway Mom" Belinda the cow's face turns green after smelling one of Mom's shoes.
  • In "Egg Hunt" on Paz (a series of educational shorts aired on Discovery Kids, the network that became The Hub), Rabbit does this after Paz and Pig accuse her (correctly) of cheating on the egg hunt. Both her left cheek and part of her right ear go red. (Her left ear is always depicted as being fully red anyway.)
  • In "Shunshine" on Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot, Funshine's face goes green after he can't stomach anymore pies in the pie-eating contest against Grumpy.
  • Timon & Pumbaa:
    • In the segment "It Works Good," Timon turns pale and melts into a puddle after receiving a threat from Smolder Bear concerning his car.
    • In "Roach Hotel," Pumbaa turns red after one of the two roaches tricks him into pouring hot sauce in his snout. The burning sensation makes him react by also morphing into a steam whistle, doing a wild take as a single, large eye, and a rocket before he launches, and carries Timon with him.
  • The Wander over Yonder episode "The Brainstorm" depicts Hater's Watchdog army blushing in embarrassment after Sylvia pantses them. Note that the Watchdogs have eyeballs for heads.
  • We Bare Bears:
    • In "Occupy Bears," when Panda realizes he's on the news in front of thousands of people, he gets a bad case of Performance Anxiety and blushes so brightly his entire head turns red.
    • In "Panda's Sneeze," after Panda asks if his sneezing is really that cute, Ice Bear just blushes in response.
  • In the Mighty Orbots episode, "Devil's Asteroid," Tor turns red with rage briefly after Bort dumps water all over him, due to Bo putting Bort up to it as a prank against Tor.
  • In the Mighty Mouse short, "Mighty Mouse and the Wolf," when one lamb, along with several Runawothers, is told to remove his wool, he begins to strip but then looks at the viewers and gets sheepish and red-faced. He modestly turns away and takes off his wool.
    • In the The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle segment, "The Star of Cucamonga," Swifty's face turns light blue from crawling with Oil Can Henry in a chilly air vent duct, and frost builds up on the former.
    • Towards the end of the same segment, Mighty Mouse's face turns red when Pearl kisses him and her face also blinks a shade of red.
  • Cooler from Pound Puppies (1980s). In "Wagga Wagga" he blushes lightly twice: When Penelope kisses him and again towards the end when Nose Marie kisses him.
  • Biff in the Here Comes the Grump episode, "Sugar and Spite." He gets all pink-faced after his detached nose receives a kiss sent by one of the Valentinian hearts.
  • Blue in the Rainbow Fish episode "Sibling Rivalry." In this case, it's more like a through-a- face-full-of-gills-or-scales moment, as his cheeks get rosy when his mom says that both he and his baby sister, Turquoise, are her babies.
    • Sir Swordfish in "One Fish's Treasure." His whole face goes red with anger and annoyance after being startled by Rainbow fish and causing him to spill seaweed out of his wheelbarrow, and his head gets steamy, frying the seaweed.
    • In "Ruby Slips In," Rainbow's cheeks become rosy twice: Once after he was busy bragging while playing sponge ball and he missed his catch; again after he's upset about his sister getting more attention from his friends than he does.
    • In "The In-Crowd," Rainbow's cheeks get rosy with embarrassment when one of the High Tides comments on his being colorful.
    • In "Father's Day," Rainbow's cheeks get rosy again when Blue mentions that his dad must be a spy (which embarrasses Rainbow because he stretched to truth about what his dad really does for a living).
    • In "Blue's Fishy Catch," Principal Gelfite's cheeks get rosy when he accidentally mentions the goal of winning a trophy in a clam-ball game and the students look at him skeptically, as he realizes that he forgot to keep his yearning to win it a secret.
    • Rainbow gets the rosy cheeks once again in "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner," when Chomper and Stingo make jokes at his expense about Mrs. Chips coming to visit his home for dinner.
  • Spike from Heathcliffandthe Catillac Cats in the segment, "May The Best Cat Win." As Heathcliff keeps goading and taunting him, Spike turns a bright red all over from bottom to top with anger.
    • Heathcliff himself also turns red with anger all over in "Revenge of The Kitty," after some construction workers keep picking at him.
    • In the Catillacs segment, "Kitten Around," Riff-Raff and Roxie turn entirely pale blue after they're given white vinegar to drink instead of water. Also, Mungo's face turns red briefly from heat after sampling tabasco sauce.
  • In The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures episode, "Diamond Safari," Tumaini's cheeks get rosy with modesty when one of the two African boys tells her she's a hero after hearing her story.
    • In "Cinematic Mice," Alexander's cheeks get rosy after cousin Monique gives him three kisses.
  • Characters on the show What About Mimi? experience this trope. Examples include:
    • In "My Fair Brocky," Mimi turns an unflattering shade of green after spinning around on a shelf of books. In the same episode, Mimi is left pale after staying up all night trying to conform Brock to civilized standards.
  • Gleep in The Herculoids episode, "The Time Creatures." He angrily turns red after getting zapped by a laser from one of the hovering machines, then morphs into one of them and returns fire at it.
  • Shmoo in The New Shmoo episode, "The Warlock of Voodoo Island." As a magnet, he glows yellow as he collects energy from an electric current.
  • Orbie from Katieand Orbie early in the series. At least, it's just his spots that changed color along with his moods. But in the "Park Swings" segment, he began having green spots due to an illness. Later in the same segment, he got worse when he tried using a park swing and ended up being entirely green with blue spots, so he was now more sick than before and sad.
  • In The Angry Beavers episode, "I Dare You," Norbert turns blue after sipping on a jalapeño slushie on a dare by Daggett and this causes the reaction of his head swelling up as the result of brain freeze and burn.
    • Daggett in "Guess Who's Stumping To Dinner." After he was mailed to Antarctica, he returns to the dam blue and covered with frost, as some pesky penguins follow him before he drives them back out and away.
  • Common with Orbitty from The Jetsons, as he has the special ability to change into various colors, depending on his mood.
  • In Quack Pack, sometimes Donald gets red-faced with anger, as in "Can't Take A Yolk," after he finds out that Huey, Dewey, and Louie filled his bathtub with gelatin, which gets stuck to his body, as a prank, and they laugh at him.
  • When angered, Beef Bonk from Galaxy High atypically turns blue briefly and steam shoots out of the holes on the sides of his neck.
  • In Tuca & Bertie Speckle blushes when Bertie compliments him and kisses him on the cheek after rescuing him from the flooded house.
  • In the Atomic Betty episode "Amulet Of Shangri-La De Da" Sparky's face turns purple when he remembers he's scared of heights while standing on clouds and looking down from them.

Alternative Title(s): Furry Blushing



Siren, a cat, is able to blush through the sheer power of hugs.

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