Early American writers first had to ensure their own survival before they could think about writing for entertainment.
So the first Little Pig went to the store. He asked the merchant, 'I'd like to buy some straw please. He said, "Holy shit, a talking pig! Funny Animals are handy. Because they're animals that act human without looking human, they can add a sense of whimsy or comedy to a piece; seeing a group of animals go about ordinary human lives can help to accentuate just how absurd we are sometimes.
If they're played with "realistic" animal traits or as realistic as circumstances allowthey can allow for a unique brand of comedy. If they're being used seriously, they can help give the impression of a different world. Heck, they might just be easier to draw.
However, in many works that use them, they are a "human substitute. Some writers don't care, however. And thus you get worlds where pointy-hatted young women buy their groceries from six-foot-tall raccoon dogslittle girls go on play dates with grizzly bearspreteen kids go to school with monkeysand plenty of other assorted hijinks go down between humans and what most people consider " furries.
If the cast is mostly human, expect the talking animals and anthros to be an Unusually Uninteresting Sight.
If the cast of a work is mostly composed of animals, a human may be thrown in as the furry equivalent of a Token Minority. And if the Funny Animals in question are very small and typically go unnoticed by humans, it's a Mouse World.
There's Shu for instance, an anthropomorphic ninja dog who serves Emperor Pilaf. In the first episode of the anime, he and his woman partner Mai are chased by pack of wolves who are fully zoomorphic don't stand upright and don't talk.
Also, the few times he appeared, the President of the World was an anthropomorphic fox as well. Some of the animals are zoomorphic in body form, but are capable of human speech, such as Turtle, who is the turtle companion of Master Roshi, so this is also a case of Furry Confusion.
Dragon Ball Z also featured funny animals on a smaller scale, but they became less and less present. Upon being asked about this later, author Akira Toriyama admitted that he simply forgot that such characters existed after the Namek arc. Most of the main cast is human—except for Ahiru, who is a duck that can magically turn into a girl—but many of the secondary characters are anthropomorphic animals, including Neko Sensei the ballet teacher.
Ahiru seems to be the only one who thinks it's strange. The animals and the other villagers' lack of reaction to it is a result of Drosselmeyer's hold on the town; at the end of the series, after he has been defeated, the town slowly starts to go back to normal and the animal characters return to their human forms.
Ai to Yuuki no Pig Girl Tonde Buurin features vaguely anthropomorphic pigs which are actually Alien Animals — Ton-chan, the three pun piglets, and then there is Buurin herself who is usually human but becomes a pig when she activates her super powers.
Porco Rosso is about a World War I fighter pilot who apparently turned into a pig due to a curse. Everyone else is human. Kind of inverted with Shinigami Captain Komamura Sajin of Bleachwho is an anthropomorphic wolf living in an afterlife where everyone else is human.
While he appears to be some kind of supernatural creature or a mutant and clearly not an animal, he's fairly self-conscious about it, and initially wears a mask, because he thinks people would see him as a talking animals and not a person who looks similar to one.
Shirokuma Cafe is a cafe that is run by a polar bear and is frequented by both the animals who work at the nearby zoo and regular humans. The humans and animals get along perfectly well and the zoo even has a special fare price for animals who visit the zoo. Hyper Police has humans now an endangered species living alongside and even interbreeding with catgirls, kitsune, werewolves, pig-men, and minor gods.
For the most part, Night on the Galactic Railroad uses cat-people as stands-in for people Subverted in Goodnight Punpun.
Punpun and his family are cartoony birds living amongst humans, however it's stylized. Punpun is really a normal human who looks like a bird and sometimes he doesn't even look like that to the viewer. Freedom Planet from Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie consists of Funny Animalshumans, and, in the case of Sera, cat girls.
The Sonic the Animation short from features Sonic the Hedgehog in an unnamed city surrounded by humans.
Comic Books There was a Donald Duck comic book story a spy spoofand three Mickey Mouse stories G-rated James Bond style, accompanied by Goofy, not a spoofwhere all the other characters were human and no pig or dog noses.
Disney Mouse and Duck Comics in general. The exact proportions vary Depending on the Writer. In some stories, the background citizens of Duckburg or Mouseton are approximately equal amounts humans usually Dogfacesbirds of various species, pigs etc.
When it's the former, the various anthropomorphic animals still refer to themselves as humans. The expended canon also includes a Talking Animal or two, and even a few stories use Animal Talk notably for barnyard animals.+ free ebooks online.
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