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leo06girl
2nd Jul 2013, 4:09 AM
I'm just curious, but does anyone have any favorite animal characters from books, movies, television shows, etc.?


Mine are:

Hedwig, Crookshanks, and Pigwidgeon (sp?) from the books; was so awful when Hedwig died

Bernie from Bernie the St. Bernard or The Gospel According to St. Bernard

Mr. Jinks

Fat Louie from The Princess Diaries books

paksetti
2nd Jul 2013, 5:12 AM
As I'm not sure who every one of those guys are, can they be anthropomorphic? If so, I'd probably have to say nearly every character in The Fantastic Mr. Fox, but especially Mr. Fox, Mrs. Fox and Kylie.

"Boggis, Bunce and Bean,
one fat, one short, one lean,
these horrible crooks,
so different in looks
are nonetheless equally mean..." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CwnpYKT_yo)

If we're going for non-anthros, I'd have to say Brother Aiden's cat from The Secret of Kells, Pangur Ban.

"You must go where I cannot,
Pangur Ban Pangur Ban,
Nil sa saol seo ach ceo,
Is ni bheimid beo,
ach seal beag gearr.
Pangur Ban Pangur Ban,
Nil sa saol seo ach ceo,
Is ni bheimid beo,
ach seal beag gearr." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtbncobFndc)

(there is nothing in this life but mist
and we are not alive
but only for a short spell)

Heeeee, that song still gives me chills.

Natrocity
2nd Jul 2013, 5:27 AM
Does pikachu count? That was my favorite 'animal' character. It was the main reason I obsessed over pokemon when I was little. Vulpix was another one of my favorites.

I remember loving animal based stories when I was little but outside of pokemon I never had favorite characters that were animals. Human wise my favorite characters were the gloomy goth types or the villains that were really evil.

leo06girl
2nd Jul 2013, 8:51 AM
As I'm not sure who every one of those guys are, can they be anthropomorphic? If so, I'd probably have to say nearly every character in The Fantastic Mr. Fox, but especially Mr. Fox, Mrs. Fox and Kylie.

"Boggis, Bunce and Bean,
one fat, one short, one lean,
these horrible crooks,
so different in looks
are nonetheless equally mean..." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CwnpYKT_yo)




Are you talking about from the movie or book? I loved both!


I can't believe I forgot to add Wish Bone to my list!

sundazzle
2nd Jul 2013, 9:14 AM
The cameleont (Pascal) and horse (Maximus) from "Tangled"

leo06girl
2nd Jul 2013, 9:50 AM
The cameleont (Pascal) and horse (Maximus) from "Tangled"


I loved them too, can't believe I forgot them in my OP. They were my favorite part of the movie. I loved them in Tangled Ever After too!

VerDeTerre
2nd Jul 2013, 10:37 AM
There are so many animal characters in movies and books! In fact, when I start to list them, there are way too many. Remember Winnie-the-Pooh? How do you pick a favorite among those characters? Or the ones in Babe? I guess I loved the sheep and the duck, especially. There's also Charlotte and Wilbur from Charlotte's Web,the wonderful cast of Homeward Bound, but especially the older dog, the donkey in Shrek and the dragon in Mulan (I think they were both played by Eddie Murphy), Benji (who doesn't love Benji?), and Belt from The Croods. Of course, there were some really cool critters in The Croods. I really liked the mousephants, but they weren't really characters. And I forgot about the Jungle Book!


I'm sure I forgotten a bunch!

paksetti
2nd Jul 2013, 2:15 PM
@Leo

Honestly, I was never aware there was a book before the movie came out..... I did read a lot of his other books as a child (The BFG was my favorite), so I'm surprised I'd never heard of it. Forgive me from Valhalla, Roald!

And Babe! of course Babe! I wore out the VHS when I was a little one. so many feels.....

ButchSims
2nd Jul 2013, 4:18 PM
The cat from the book "Coraline" by Neil Gaimen, Mrs. Brisby from "The Secret Of Nimh", Finnley the Flying Monkey from the new "Oz" movie are all good.

But the REAL geniuses were the entire Loony Toons cast.

jeffrompas
2nd Jul 2013, 4:38 PM
Jake the dog from Adventure Time, Catbug from Bravest warrior, and Angus (Merida's horse) from Brave.

leo06girl
2nd Jul 2013, 9:12 PM
The cat from the book "Coraline" by Neil Gaimen, Mrs. Brisby from "The Secret Of Nimh", Finnley the Flying Monkey from the new "Oz" movie are all good.

But the REAL geniuses were the entire Loony Toons cast.

Yep, the new Looney Toons are horrible!


I can't believe I forgot to add Benji, Milo and Otis. I loved them growing up.

Rawra
2nd Jul 2013, 9:40 PM
i was expecting this to be a thread about furries tbh

i should reevaluate my life

The SimWhisperer
3rd Jul 2013, 5:55 AM
Charlotte's Web: The animation movie from eons ago. I still recall songs from it!

And because I loved Charlotte's Web, as a child I came across another animated movie called Animal Farm, by George Orwell. I did not know what it was about, nor realized it was not a movie for children. I had to turn it off myself! I know you wanted favourites, but that memory of renting that movie has stayed with me forever! :lol:

Winnie the Pooh and company. I think I likd Paddington Bear, but I think I liked the actual stuff bear more than the shows and books?

Droopy.
Sylvester the cat, was I the only one that felt sorry for him?

I loved Care Bears, but I don't recall anything about them now, except for the 'Care Bear Stare'.

Curious George.
Thumper from Bambi.

Snoopy!

The SimWhisperer
3rd Jul 2013, 5:58 AM
Finnley the Flying Monkey from the new "Oz" movie

I haven't seen the new version of Oz, but I refered the original flying monkeys as Satan Monkey's. Does that name still suit them, or are they less creepy?

leo06girl
3rd Jul 2013, 7:08 AM
Charlotte's Web: The animation movie from eons ago. I still recall songs from it!

And because I loved Charlotte's Web, as a child I came across another animated movie called Animal Farm, by George Orwell. I did not know what it was about, nor realized it was not a movie for children. I had to turn it off myself! I know you wanted favourites, but that memory of renting that movie has stayed with me forever! :lol:

Winnie the Pooh and company. I think I likd Paddington Bear, but I think I liked the actual stuff bear more than the shows and books?

Droopy.
Sylvester the cat, was I the only one that felt sorry for him?

I loved Care Bears, but I don't recall anything about them now, except for the 'Care Bear Stare'.

Curious George.
Thumper from Bambi.

Snoopy!

I remember everything about the Care Bears. My aunt is OBSESSED (no exageration), the Care Bear Stare was/is my favorite part of the old cartoons.

pico22
3rd Jul 2013, 12:44 PM
- Duffy Duck (my role model)
- Winnie the Pooh (my favorite philosopher)
- Miss Piggy (my obsession)

leo06girl
3rd Jul 2013, 6:06 PM
- Duffy Duck (my role model)
- Winnie the Pooh (my favorite philosopher)
- Miss Piggy (my obsession)

OMG, I can't believe I forgot Miss Piggy, I love her!

VerDeTerre
3rd Jul 2013, 6:30 PM
What about Grommit from Wallace and Gromit? He has the best expressions! Eddie was another awesome Jack Russell from the TV show Fraiser.

sundazzle
3rd Jul 2013, 10:31 PM
How could I have forgotten Lassie?! She was my hero growing up.
And of course Garfield and the penguins from "Madagascar" are also pretty awesome.

The SimWhisperer
4th Jul 2013, 4:59 AM
OMG, I can't believe I forgot Miss Piggy, I love her!

Oh, I didn't realize we could bring on the Muppets in this thread!

I'll add the Muppet Movie (the original) as a personal favourite.

Fozzy, Animal, whatever Gonzo is, Kermit, Piggy, ever seen her karate chop, with bulging eyes!

I loved the Muppets!! :lovestruc

Sterling_Archer
4th Jul 2013, 5:20 AM
I remember watching a lot of Looney Tunes when I was a kid. Taz was my favourite character

ButchSims
4th Jul 2013, 5:31 AM
I haven't seen the new version of Oz, but I refered the original flying monkeys as Satan Monkey's. Does that name still suit them, or are they less creepy?Finnley is actually the only flying monkey in the new movie, and he's very cute, he wears a bell hops uniform and is voiced by Zach Braff, and has some of the funniest lines in the whole movie.

The evil witches actually use Flying Baboons (not sure why, I can't remember if they were like that in the books, or if they were an MGM creation. Disney had to walk a fine line because some things from the original movie are copyrighted and had to be altered slightly). Anywho, the baboons have giant bat wings and are suitably menacing. The real reason to see the movie, though? Mila Kunis. She's great.

VerDeTerre
12th Jul 2013, 3:31 AM
Does anyone remember Charlotte from Charlotte's web? Or the rabbit in The Velveteen Rabbit? How about the Horse in Rocking Horse Land. Classic animal characters, all, - even if some of them were toys. And you just can't touch Pooh, not with a ten foot poll. (lol)

Magic And Pancakes
14th Jul 2013, 4:14 AM
Nibbler from Futurama. Not sure if he counts since I don't know exactly what he is, but he's adorable.

Another one is Alice's cat Dinah from the Disney animated movie Alice In Wonderland. I actually named one of my cats Dinah after Alice.

Shoosh Malooka
14th Jul 2013, 9:36 AM
Fof„o the friendly pig alien
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_LQl_qakPal8/TQTXRWduUOI/AAAAAAAAOsc/u8N6Eieicp0/s400/20101125123751_182719_large_fofao-e-eliana.jpg

leo06girl
14th Jul 2013, 9:33 PM
Fof„o the friendly pig alien
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_LQl_qakPal8/TQTXRWduUOI/AAAAAAAAOsc/u8N6Eieicp0/s400/20101125123751_182719_large_fofao-e-eliana.jpg

He is on the www.cracked.com list of the most unintentionally nightmarish children's characters.

krazyredd
20th Jul 2013, 2:23 AM
Maru - The famous fat AND Fluffy cat that love Boxes, Bowl of water with Tea Bag, and Loves to play in the Medicine Cabinet. I love cats, however I never thought much about Mash-faced type of cats (for a lack of a better word), yet this cat is so ADORABLE. I mean other than Heatcliff the Cat or maybe that Garfield type of Lasagne eating Cat. :lol:

vhanster
13th Aug 2013, 12:52 PM
The cameleont (Pascal) and horse (Maximus) from "Tangled"

This. They are especially hilarious in the spin-off clip "Tangled Ever After"

leo06girl
14th Aug 2013, 5:03 AM
This. They are especially hilarious in the spin-off clip "Tangled Ever After"

They most definitely are! LOVED them in both! I actually have both saved to my DVR.

Kathwynn
28th Oct 2013, 11:22 PM
My favorite is the Red Wall series.. The books are worth reading.. and though I would lie to point to one character.. i really can not point to one. However the Redwall Dibbuns are always up for n adventure and getting into trouble. The Long Patrol from the Salamandastron mountain. those hares are truly perilous to both any food laying around and vermin.

Watership Down.. Hazel was my favorite rabbit.

Though I do not think it is really an animal. It is a tree. Sentient pearwood (to be exact) with a hunger..

Devon99
25th Nov 2013, 6:36 PM
Pikachuuuu!! (wait,is he an animal?!) I also like Odri,the goat from 'Oppened Doors' series xD

frankokomando
25th Nov 2013, 7:05 PM
Oolong from Dragon Ball Z/Dragon Ball.