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Raised By Zombies (also known as RBZ) is an WebAnimation created and animated by Guy Collins Animation.

The series focuses on a little girl’s journey through a post-apocalyptic world full of zombies. This series is done entirely in Adobe Flash CS3 with episodes usually under three minutes, in monochrome and without dialogue.

Guy Collins Animations put the series on hiatus as of May 24, 2014 but a new episode came out on May 28, 2017, with a total of 25 episodes planned. Episodes can be watched on YouTube or Mondo Media.


Raised By Zombies contains examples of:

  • Adorably Precocious Child: The main character.
  • Adult Fear: Infant mortality, the end of the world, the death of a spouse, and losing your memories and becoming a present threat to the people you love, to name a few things.
  • After the End: When the majority of the story actually takes place.
  • Amplified Animal Aptitude: Pretty well everywhere.
  • Bears Are Bad News: For zombies. Subverted, for the main character.
  • Came Back Strong: The main character died in 1986 and knocked on her parent's door in December of 2012. Apparently digging herself out of her grave 26 years after she died.
  • The Dead Have Eyes: While stylistically different from the living cast, they’re still functional.
  • Death by Origin Story: The mother and father.
  • Delivery Stork: Kind of. She was already a toddler when delivered.
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  • The End Is Nigh: Funnily enough the first episode has a zombie wearing a sign that says “The dead have risen”.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: The whole episode “Monkeys” is this, culminating in one saving the main character by SHOOTING ZOMBIES WITH A SHOTGUN!
  • Friend to All Living Things: The main character seems to be this. Commanding pets, wild mammals, birds, and even fish, she even tries to console her zombie mother.
  • Hidden Depths: Many of the characters get fleshed out beyond what you might expect from a series of 3 minute videos as time goes on.
  • Infant Immortality: Subverted, the main character's backstory is that she's a girl who was born in 1985, died in 1986, and came back to life in 2012.
  • Just for Pun: In one episode there is a foreground poster of a woman not wearing trousers or underwear with the words “Bottomless Magazine”. Also doubles as foreshadowing given that a monkey shoots way too many rounds out of that shotgun.
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  • Limited Wardrobe: You’d be forgiven if you thought that she was wearing a dress, but the main character is wearing a shirt like a dress for much of the series. Up to eleven with Zombie Mom who’s been wearing the same clothes for years!
  • No Zombie Cannibals: Zombies don’t even target zombies that retain elements of human consciousness.
  • Nuke 'em: What the general plans. Much to his son’s objections.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: While mostly they follow the traditional format many zombies exhibit sad facial expressions, and don’t attack animals. The difference is greatly increased in Zombie Mom and Zombie Dad who seem to still retain their human consciousness and personalities.
  • Parental Abandonment: The dad died trying to fend off the horde of zombies. The mom saves her daughter, but not before being infected by a zombie’s bite.
  • Removing the Head or Destroying the Brain: Seems to work pretty well.
  • Room Full of Zombies: The second story of a mall, of all things. Zombies fall through the ceiling.
  • Silent Movie: There is no dialogue in the series, but you can lip read some words in some scenes.
  • Time Skip: Mostly at the beginning.
    • To elaborate further, during episode 1, the girl is too young to walk. Forward to episode 2 and she is already a toddler. Episode 3 and 4 show her as a child old enough to fend for her own due to her guardian having passed away during the skip. A large time skip occurs between episode 4 and 5, with the girl now old enough to have breasts.
  • To Be Continued: Used once thus far.
  • Would Hurt a Child: A soldier shoots the main character, who happens to be a little girl.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: As implied by the title.
  • Zombie Gait: Most zombies suffer from something of this sort, even the ones that jog have a modified way of doing so.
  • Zombie Infectee: Infection leads to death, THEN zombification.

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