List of fictional marsupials

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This List of fictional marsupials is subsidiary to the list of fictional animals and is a collection of various notable marsupial characters that appear in various works of fiction. It is limited to well-referenced examples in literature, film, television, comics, animation, video games and legends. This list covers all marsupials including opossums, marsupial moles, bandicoots, bilbies, wombats, koalas, kangaroos, wallaroos and wallabies.

Literature[edit]

Name Species Work Author Notes
Ginger Kangaroo Kangaroo Spot the Dog Eric Hill
Kidding Kangaroo Kangaroo Sweet Pickles Ruth Lerner Perle, Jacquelyn Reinach and Richard Hefter
Old Man Kangaroo Kangaroo The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo Rudyard Kipling [1]

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Roo and his mother, Kanga Kangaroo Winnie-the-Pooh A.A. Milne
Red Kangaroo Kangaroo, Red Dot and the Kangaroo Ethel C. Pedley
Sour Kangaroo Kangaroo Horton Hears A Who! Dr. Seuss A cold-hearted kangaroo who destroys Horton's spirit about people on tiny specks.
Blinky Bill Koala Blinky Bill stories Dorothy Wall
The Muddle-Headed Wombat Wombat The Muddle-Headed Wombat Ruth Park From the radio serial of the same name.
Penelope Koala Penelope Anne Gutman

Comics[edit]

Name Species Work Notes
Dave Kangaroo Beyond the Black Stump
Chimera Punch Kangaroo Tokyo Mew Mew
Kangaroo Pre-Teen Dirty-Gene Kung Fu Kangaroos
Bruce Koala Beyond the Stump
Katy Koala Beyond the Stump
Pogo Opossum Walt Kelly's comic strip of the same name
Akira Warabi/ Wallaby Wallaby Wallaby Manga comic
Clive Wombat Beyond the Black Stump

Film, Television, and Radio[edit]

Name Species Work Notes Media
Clive Kangaroo Radio Roo A puppet kangaroo character voiced by Ian Tregonning. Television
Bopp-A-Roo Kangaroo Power Rangers: Ninja Storm A robotic kangaroo monster that liked to box and speak in made up words. Television
Fair Dinknum Koala Dumbo's Circus A koala circus friends either usually dumbo Television
Matilda Kangaroo Matilda A boxing kangaroo promoted to perform by a small-time talent agent. Film
Skippy Kangaroo Skippy the Bush Kangaroo Skippy was played by at least nine different kangaroos. [3] Film
The Muddle-Headed Wombat Wombat The Muddle-Headed Wombat Ruth Park's radio serial of the same name. Radio

Animation[edit]

Name Species Work Notes
Jackie Legs Kangaroo Kangaroo Jack Kangaroo Jack is mostly live-action but the kangaroos are computer-animated.
Austin Kangaroo The Backyardigans A purple kangaroo.
Kip Kangaroo Shirt Tales A kangaroo in a yellow shirt.
Hippety Hopper Kangaroo Looney Tunes Introduced in Hop, Look and Listen (1948) and is commonly mistaken by Sylvester for an over-sized mouse.
Gracie Kangaroo Pop 'Im Pop! Hippety Hopper's mother
Joey Kangaroo Walt Disney shorts A cute baby kangaroo from the Disney short Daddy Duck starring Donald Duck
Joey Kangaroo The Penguins of Madagascar An ill-tempered kangaroo with an Australian accent.
Rubber-neck Kango Kangaroo Gabby [4]
Skippy Kangaroo Skippy: Adventures in Bushtown An anthropomorphic park ranger kangaroo.
Roobear Koala Adventures of the Little Koala The series' central character and protagonist. Smart, adventurous, inquisitive, and athletic, he enjoys surfing, skateboarding, and baseball.
Frank and Buster Koala The Koala Brothers The titular siblings who travel by plane to help their neighbors in a sleepy town in the Australian Outback.
Constance Koala Koala Taz-Mania
Kwicky Koala Koala Hanna-Barbera's The Kwicky Koala Show Moves at super-speed, which looks more like vanishing into thin air with an accompanying "beep" sound effect.
Kiko Kangaroo Terrytoons cartoons
Lenord Koala The Penguins of Madagascar
Reginald Koala Koala American Dad!
Johnny Koala The Outback
Nigel Koala The Wild
Pinky and Blinky Koala Noozles Two koalas
Tolee Koala Ni Hao, Kai-Lan
Crash and Eddie Opossum Ice Age: The Meltdown Two opossums that adopted Ellie as a young mammoth
Ozzie and Heather Opossum Over the Hedge Two opossums
Ollie Opossum T.U.F.F. Puppy
Willy Wombat Wombat Taz-Mania
Raz Procoptodon Ice Age: Continental Drift One of Captain Gutt's pirate crew
Rudy Kangaroo Horton Hears A Who! (film) Sour Kangaroo's son who was forced to stay in her pouch
Dickie Sugarjumper Sugar glider My Gym Partner's a Monkey
Dizzy Devil Tasmanian devil Tiny Toon Adventures A purple Tasmanian devil and a good friend of Buster Bunny.
Slam Tasmanian Tasmanian devil Loonatics Unleashed Descendant of Taz.
Taz Tasmanian devil Taz-Mania and other Warner Bros. cartoons
Hamish Tasmanian devil The Outback
Thickly Wallaby Taz-Mania
Thomas Koala Cuticle Detective Inaba
Rocko Wallaby Rocko's Modern Life

Video games[edit]

Name Species Work Notes
Crash, Coco, Crunch and others Bandicoot Crash Bandicoot series
Ripper Roo Kangaroo Crash Bandicoot A crazy Blue Kangaroo villain.
Bungalow Kangaroo Fur Fighters
Matilda Kangaroo Sierra Championship Boxing
Pinstripe Potoroo Potoroo Crash Bandicoot
Ricky Kangaroo The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
Roger Kangaroo Tekken
Rooey Kangaroo Bomberman
Roo Kangaroo Streets of Rage 3 Called Victy in the Japanese version. Serves as mid-boss but is an unlockable character.
Sheila the Kangaroo Kangaroo Spyro the Dragon A kangaroo trapped by the Sorceress. She can double jump, kick her opponents, and stomp them easily. Sheila also speaks with an Australian accent. Voiced by Edita Brychta.
Kangaroo Kangaroo Kangaroo
Julius Koala Ty the Tasmanian Tiger
Karlos Koala Ty the Tasmanian Tiger
Koala Kong Koala Crash Bandicoot A villainous koala.
Awesome Possum Possum Awesome Possum... Kicks Dr. Machino's Butt An eco-friendly Possum
Pasadena O'Possum Opossum Crash Tag Team Racing
Ken Ranger Tasmanian devil Ty the Tasmanian Tiger
Viscount Tasmanian devil Crash Boom Bang! An extremely wealthy guy, who tricks Crash and his friends into searching for the Super Big Power Crystal for him.
Ty, Sly Tasmanian Tiger Ty the Tasmanian Tiger
Sparkster and others Opossum Rocket Knight series

Folklore and legends[edit]

Name Species Folklore of Notes
Phantom kangaroo Kangaroo Germany, United Kingdom, United States, France, and Australia

Advertising mascots[edit]

Name Species Work Notes
Duncan Kangaroo Dunk-a-roos mascot.
Fatso the Fat-Arsed Wombat Wombat Humorous unofficial Olympic mascot of the 2000 Summer Olympics created by The Dream with Roy and HG.
Hopper Kangaroo Dish Network mascot.
KoKo Koala KoKo Krunch mascot Asia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tim Fridtjof Flannery, Country: a continent, a scientist & a kangaroo 
  2. ^ Dieter Petzold (Spring 1987), "Fantasy out of Myth and Fable", Children's Literature Association Quarterly 12 (1): 15–19, doi:10.1353/chq.0.0596 
  3. ^ "Skippy: Australia's first ambassador". The Independent Weekly. 2009-09-10. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 'Skippy was the first series, internationally, to put Australian characters and settings on screen with confidence in a way that rang bells with people around the world,' says National Film and Sound Archive historian Graham Shirley in the new documentary, Skippy: Australia's First Superstar, from Electric Pictures. 
  4. ^ Jean Prescott (April 19, 1996). "Rocko And The Gang Take On Pollution". The Sun Herald. Retrieved 2010-10-09. The pudgy little wallaby star of Joe Murray's squash-and-stretch cartoon series, Rocko's Modern Life, always tries to do what's right. Sometimes he fails. Sometimes temptation turns him from the righteous path, but he tries. It's what makes him lovable, that and his wardrobe of Hawaiian shirts and his devotion to Spunky and Heffer, his dog and best friend respectively.