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List of animal cartoon characters sorted by biological taxonomy[edit]

I am interested in seeing an article "List of animal cartoon characters sorted by biological taxonomy".
Wavelength (talk) 18:59, 29 June 2012 (UTC)


How broadly are animals in media anthropomorphic?

In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy Gale's pet dog Toto is not at all anthropomorphic. Right?

Is it possible for a nonhuman animal to be a fictional "character" without begin anthropomorphic?

Anthropomorphic animals do include more than talking animals. Right? --P64 (talk) 21:31, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

"Anthropomorphic" is a broad statement meaning that in some way they have been made to be like humans. They can talk, walk, do tricks like humans, wear clothes. Basically, if they are doing at least one thing that is more like a human than like an animal, they are anthropomorphic. This is usually talking animals, but it can be extended to an animal that talks, walks on its hind legs, has some semblance of opposable thumbs if it wouldn't already, wears clothes, and handles tools. Most animals in media are, to some degree, anthropomorphic. You could even consider Buck from The Call of the Wild anthropomorphic, because even though he never talks he has thoughts like a human. However, there are some cases—like Toto—where the animal is not anthropomorphic. Toto is still considered a character, however. öBrambleberry of RiverClan 14:10, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Buck in The Call of the Wild is a great example for the front page. In my works it's a broad definition that includes animal characters whom some people consider realistic in the non-human animal; others (like me) would say "he has thoughts like a human and not like a dog".
Hanno the gorilla in The Stranger at Green Knowe may be another good example. One reader may call it fantasy only in the premise that an escaped zoo gorilla could survive in the English countryside with cover provided by a small boy. Another may find the friendship incredible.
--P64 (talk) 16:29, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Gertie the Dinosaur FAC[edit]

I've nominated Gertie the Dinosaur for Featured Article status. Reviewers are encouraged to participate in the review. All feedback is much appreciated. Curly Turkey (gobble) 13:16, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

GAR notification[edit]

Calvin and Hobbes, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article.

Leaflet for Wikiproject Animals in media at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.

This is particularly aimed at highlighting less discoverable but successful projects, e.g:

• Active Wikiprojects: Wikiproject Medicine, WikiProject Video Games, Wikiproject Film

• Tech projects/Tools, which may be looking for either users or developers.

• Less known major projects: Wikinews, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, etc.

• Wiki Loves Parliaments, Wiki Loves Monuments, Wiki Loves ____

• Wikimedia thematic organisations, Wikiwomen’s Collaborative, The Signpost
The deadline for submissions is 1st July 2014
For more information or to sign up for one for your project, go to:
Project leaflets
Adikhajuria (talk) 11:04, 25 June 2014 (UTC)