Zip Zip is a French 2D animated series from GO-N Productions, which began airing in 2015 on France 3 and is shown elsewhere on the Disney Channel. Aside from Australia, it has yet to be transmitted to English-speaking countries.
Washington the fox, Sam the wild boar, his little sister Eugenie, and Suzie the blackbird have grown tired of living rough in the wilderness, and yearn for the creature comforts of the suburbs. However, they soon find animal control hot on their trail, and thanks to Wash's quick thinking, the group slip on some zip-up animal costumes so they can pass themselves off as domesticated pets.
They manage to convince the Livingstones, a young animal-loving couple, to take them in, much to the chagrin of the Livingstones' housecat Victoria, who finds her pampered existence turned upside down by these impostors. Hilarity Ensues as the gang learn to adjust to suburban life whilst trying to keep their wild instincts under control in their new surroundings.
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- Big Bad: Mitch is probably the closest one they have to an antagonist as a whole since he forces the animals (Sam and Washington, in particular) to live with him back in the woods several times, and has the tendency to hold Victoria much to her discomfort.
- Big Eater: Sam. Well, he is a wild boar, after all.
- Bears Are Bad News: Mitch, the gang's Jerkass neighbor from the woods and a recurring antagonist, who is one of the reasons they decided to move out.
- Cats Are Mean: Victoria, though she becomes more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold once she starting warming up to the gang. Played straight with Fluffy and Nugget, though.
- Cats Are Snarkers: Victoria again.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: All four of the animals have shades of this, but Suzie is probably the most out there.
- The Livingstones tend to be quite zany as well.
- Cunning Like a Fox: Washington is the animals' leader and brains of the operation.
- Five-Man Band:
- Happily Married: The Livingstones.
- Hilarity Ensues: A lot of the show's humour derives from the animals' attempts to act like domestic creatures, all the while struggling to keep their wild instincts from being detected.
- Mailman vs. Dog: Invoked by Washington in order to make his dog act more convincing.
- Neat Freak: The veterinarian, when he was first seen. They ditched this trope in his later appearances, for some reason.
- Only Sane Man: Subverted. Victoria sees herself as above all the other characters, but it's her own selfish tendencies that proves to be her downfall.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Only Victoria is able to see through the gang's ruse, but has to keep their identities safe so they don't get taken back to the woods. Mitch in his debut episode, however, was also not tricked the short time he saw them in their suits.
- Psychopathic Man Child: Mitch, who behaves like a six-year old and has a nasty Hair-Trigger Temper to boot.
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: Victoria is often the brunt of the show's physical comedy.
- Thick-Line Animation
- Those Two Guys: Eugenie and Suzie pretty much come together as a package.
- Upper-Class Twit: Alvarez, a dog who is owned by Mr. Snubinski, an equally snobbish human.