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Purpose of the Recommended Anthropomorphics List
Motion Picture
Dramatic Short Work or Series
Novel
Short Fiction
Other Literary Work
Graphic Story
Comic Strip
Magazine
Published Illustration
Game
Website
Miscellany

TOC     Purpose of the Recommended Anthropomorphics List

This sixteenth annual Recommended Anthropomorphics List has two purposes. Firstly, it is open for all Furry fans to recommend what they consider to be the best anthropomorphic movies, TV series, novels, artwork, games, etc. that they found first published during 2016. It is for fans who want to know what anthropomorphic movies, TV series, novels, etc. others found to be worth looking for. The List is open to anyone to add to, so if you know of any 2016 Furry movies or comic books or comic strips, etc. that you consider worth recommending, please send your recommendations to:

recommended@ursamajorawards.org

The ALAA reserves the right to exclude from the Recommended Anthropomorphics List, and from contention for an Ursa Major Award, any works it deems to be obscene, libelous, illegal, or otherwise detrimental to the integrity and good standing of the Ursa Major Awards and the anthropomorphics fandom that those awards represent.

All recommendations for 2016 must be received by January 15, 2017.

It would be greatly appreciated if you are able to provide weblinks to your recommendations so that we can correctly add them to the list.

The second purpose is to serve as a guide to which items were produced in 2016, to help fans determine what is eligible to nominate for the year's Ursa Major Awards (to be voted upon in 2017). Note: Recommendation of items to this list does not constitute nomination for the awards, nor is it a requirement for nomination! Nominations may not be made until January 2016 - check the Nominations page for instructions.

Fursuit performances qualify under "Dramatic Short Work or Series", preferably in recorded form, or as performances which will be repeated.

The dividing line in size between Novel and Short Fiction is 40,000 words.

The "Other Literary Work" category is for any literary work that does not fit into the existing written categories, including but not limited to such things as short story and comic strip collections, graphic novels, and non-fiction.

The Published Illustration category is intended for single illustrations only. When multiple illustrations exist in the same story/book be careful to identify exactly which illustration you mean. Should you wish to recommend an artist of several illustrations in the same story, none of which stands out above the other, cite the title page or other first illustration.

Recommended Anthropomorphic Miscellany is not matched by a similar category in the Ursa Major Awards. Recommended Miscellany is for those items like the Realm of the Claw action figures that appeared awhile back, or the Cthulhu plush dolls that do not fit into any of the existing categories, but are too good to be ignored.

This Recommended List is posted at http://www.ursamajorawards.org/. This website includes links to as many as possible of the recommended items that have their own entries on the Internet; so if you want to know more about any of them, you can go right to its site.

Recommended List for 2001
Recommended List for 2002
Recommended List for 2003
Recommended List for 2004
Recommended List for 2005
Recommended List for 2006
Recommended List for 2007
Recommended List for 2008
Recommended List for 2009
Recommended List for 2010
Recommended List for 2011
Recommended List for 2012
Recommended List for 2013
Recommended List for 2014
Recommended List for 2015

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Motion Picture

           [Live-action or animated feature-length movies.]

  1. Angry Birds (Directed by Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly; May 20)
  2. April and the Extraordinary World (Directed by Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci; English-language dub, April 6)
  3. The Boy and the Beast (Directed by Mamoru Hoseda; English-language dub, February 2)
  4. Finding Dory (Directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane, June 17)
  5. Ice Age: Collision Course (Directed by Mike Thurmeier and Galen T. Chu; July 22)
  6. The Jungle Book (Directed by John Favreau, April 15)
  7. Kubo and the Two Strings (Directed by Travis Knight, August 19)
  8. Kung Fu Panda 3 (Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni; January 29)
  9. Pete's Dragon (Directed by David Lowery, August 12)
  10. Rachet & Clank (Directed by Kevin Munroe, Jericca Cleland; April 29)
  11. Sausage Party(Directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, August 12) Mature Audiences.
  12. The Secret Life of Pets (Directed by Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney, July 8)
  13. Sing (Directed by Garth Jennings and Christophe Lourdelet; December 21)
  14. Storks (Directed by Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland, September 23)
  15. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (Directed by Dave Green, June 3)
  16. Zootopia (Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Jared Bush; February 11)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short Work or Series

           [TV series or one-shots, advertisements or short videos.]

  1. 2016 Kia Soul Hamsters #ShareSomeSoul (Kia Motors America; May 26)
  2. Bad Jubies (Directed by Kirsten Lepore, season 7 episode 20 of Adventure Time; January 14)
  3. Bird's Eye - Boy With a Tail Advert (Directed by Jim Gilchrist; April 8)
  4. Bunnicula (Directed by Jessica Borutski, Maxwell Atoms, Robert F. Hughes, Matthew Whitlock, and Ian Wasseluk, Season 1 episode 1 to 8)
  5. Desert Critters (Directed by Li Wen Toh; April 25)
  6. Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger (Directed by Takayuki Shibasaki, Hiroyuki Kato, Shojiro Nakazawa, and Noboru Takemoto; Season 1, February 14 to December 25)
  7. I Like Girls (Directed by Diane Obomsawin, August)
  8. The Lion Guard (Directed by Howy Parkins, Season 1 episode 1 to 22)
  9. Littlest Pet Shop (Directed by Joel Dickie, Steven Garcia & Mike Myhre; Season 4 episode 10 to Season 4 episode 26, January 2 to June 4)
  10. The Moon Rises (By Duo Cartoonist, November 9)
  11. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Directed by James Thiessen, Jim Miller, Tim Stuby, and Denny Lu; Season 6 episode 1 to Season 6 episode 143)
  12. The Natural World (by EZwolf and Shay, August 19)
  13. Rock Dog Trailer (Directed by Ash Brannon; June 30)
  14. Rudolph and Ippaiattena Trailer (Directed by Kunihko Yuyama and Motonori Sakakibara; April 15)
  15. Sing Trailer #1 (Directed by Garth Jennings, May 23)
  16. Untamed (Directed by Juliette Viger, February 1)
  17. We Bare Bears (Directed by Manny Hernandez, Season 1 episode 26 to Season 2 episode 23)
  18. Wonderful Pistachios: Ernie the Elephant (Wonderful Agency, October)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Novel

           [Written works of 40,000 words or more. Serialized novels qualify only for the year that the final chapter is published.]

  1. Wild's End, Vol 2: The Enemy Within by Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard. (BOOM! Studios, July 27)
  2. The Guardian Herd: Landfall, by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez. (HarperCollins; February 2)
  3. Splice: Conditioning by Cocoa. (Amazon Media; August) Mature Audiences.
  4. Dog Country, by Malcom F. Cross. (Amazon Digital Services LLC; March 28)
  5. Black Angel, by Kyell Gold. (Sofawolf Press, March)
  6. My Diary, by Fredrick Usiku Kruger, Lieutenant of the Rackenroon Hyena Brigade, (also here) by Kathy Garrison Kellog. (Internet; April 2)
  7. Spirit Hunters. Book 2, The Open Road, by Paul Kidd. (Kitsune Press; May 13)
  8. The Goat: Building the Perfect Victim by Bill Kieffer (Red Ferret Press, September 29) Mature Audiences.
  9. Sixes Wild: Echoes, by Tempe O'Kun. (FurPlanet Productions; June 30) Mature Audiences.
  10. By The Silver Wind - Book IV of the Summer King Chronicles, by Jess E. Owen. (Five Elements Press, November 27)
  11. Word of Mouse,by James Patterson. (jimmy patterson, December 12)
  12. Secrets of Bearhaven, by K.E. Rocha. (Scholastic Inc., January 3)
  13. A Wasteful Death, by Sylvain St.-Pierre. (Amazon Digital Services, August 24) Mature Audiences.
  14. The Origin Chronicles: Mineau by Justin Swatsworth. (Dolphyn Visions; June 14)
  15. The King of Las Vegas, by John Van Stry. (Amazon Digital Services; March 18)
  16. Wolf Killer, by John Van Stry. (Amazon Digital Services, August 9)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Short Fiction

           [Stories less than 40,000 words, poetry and other short written works.]

  1. Surplus Army, by Pauline J. Alama. (in It's Come to Our Attention, Spring)
  2. Okami to Shika, by Corgi.W. (in Knotted: A BDSM Anthology, July 1) Mature Audiences.
  3. 400 Rabbits, by Alice "Huskyteer" Dryden. (in Gods With Fur; June 30)
  4. A Gentleman of Strength, by Dwale. (in Claw the Way to Victory; January 24)
  5. Christmas Tensions (bonus chapter for Heart Behind the Mask), by Karmakat. (Furaffinity, January 6)
  6. Three Minutes to Midnight, by Killick. (in Gods With Fur; June 30)
  7. High School Dogs, by Mary E. Lowd. (in Deep Sky Anchor, March)
  8. Marge the Barge, by Mary E. Lowd. (in Claw the Way to Victory; January 24)
  9. The Mouse Who Was Born a Bear, by Mary E. Lowd (in A Glimpse of Anthropomorphic Literature, Issue 3; August 26)
  10. Of Cakes and Robots, by Mary E. Lowd (in Theme of Absense, November)
  11. Questor's Gambit, by Mary E. Lowd. (in Gods With Fur; June 30)
  12. Sheeperfly's Lullaby, by Mary E. Lowd. (in GoAL Issue 2, March 27)
  13. Blood Moon, by Charles Mathias. (in the Metamor Keep website; July 17)
  14. Contract Negotiations, by Field T. Mouse. (in Gods With Fur; June 30)
  15. A Moment of Darkness, by Nighteyes Dayspring (in Knotted: A BDSM Anthology, July 1) Mature Audiences.
  16. First Chosen, by BanWynn Oakshadow. (in Gods With Fur, June 30)
  17. Ragnâräk Trilogy by BanWynn Oakshadow. (in Wolf Warriours III: Winter Wolves; September 28)
  18. Eight Seconds and the Grace of God, by Patrick Rochefort. (in Claw the Way to Victory, January 24)
  19. Descent, by TrianglePascal. (in Claw the Way to Victory, January 24)
  20. We Live for Half-Moons, by Weasel (Thurston Howl Publications, September 8) Mature Audiences.
  21. The Torch, by Chris "Sparf" Williams. (in ROAR volume 7, July)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work

           [Story collections, comic collections, graphic novels, and convention program books.]

  1. Knotted: A BDSM Anthology, edited by Sendokido Adomi. (Red Ferret Press, July 1) Mature Audiences.
  2. Claw The Way to Victory, edited by AnthroAquatic. (Jaffa Books, anthology; January 24)
  3. A Glimpse of Anthropomorphic Literature, edited by AnthroAquatic. ( Goal Publications, anthology, March)
  4. Bodies in Motion, by Robert Baird. ( Self-pub, short story collection, March 13) Mature Audiences.
  5. Bloom County - Episode XI - A New Hope, by Berkeley Breathed. (IDW Publishing, comic collection, October)
  6. Little Tails in the Forest, by Frédéric Brrémaud and Federico Bertolucci. (Magnetic Press, graphic novel, September 21)
  7. Samurai 2017, by Cheetahpaws (Furplanet, calendar, November)
  8. The Muse by Alex Cockburn. (Rabbit Valley Publishing, background booklet for Lucid's Dream by Alex Cockburn, March)
  9. In Fox's Forest, by Guy Colwell. (Fantagraphics Books, graphic novel, October)
  10. Hot Dish 2, edited by Dark End. (Sofawolf Press, anthology, December) Mature Audiences.
  11. Rikki, by Rudyard Kipling, Norm Harper, and Matthew Foltz-Gray. (Karate Petshop, graphic novel, March 2)
  12. Fragments of Life's Heart, edited by Laura "Munchkin" Lewis and Stefano "Mando" Zocchi (Weasel Press, June)
  13. Dirty Duck, by Bobby London. (IDW/Top Shelf, comic collection, July)
  14. ROAR volume 7, edited by Mary E. Lowd. (Bad Dog Books, June 30)
  15. Cats and More Cats, edited by Fred Patten. (FurPlanet Productions, anthology; January 14)
  16. Gods with Fur, edited by Fred Patten (FurPlanet Productions, anthology; June 30)
  17. Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy, by Doug Savage. (AMP! Comics, graphic novel, September 6)
  18. Molly and the Bear, by Bob Scott. (Cameron & Company, graphic novel, March 15)
  19. Wolf Warriors III: Winter Wolves, edited by Johnathon W. Thurston. (Thurston Howl Publications, anthology, November 15)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Non Fiction Work

  1. 17 Misconceptions about Furries and the Furry Fandom. (Culturally F'd episode 23, video, February 11)
  2. Anthro Animals in Anime 101. (Culturally F'd episode 30, video, May 19)
  3. The Art of Disney's Dragons, edited by Tom Bancroft (Disney Editions, June 28)
  4. The Art of Finding Dory. (Chronicle Books, movie art book; May 24)
  5. The Art of Minnie Mouse, by Disney Book Group (Disney Press, September 27)
  6. The Art of Zootopia, by Jessica Julius. (Chronicle Books, movie art book; March 8)
  7. Burned Furs & How You Perceive Porn feat Feral Attraction. (Culturally F'd: After Dark, video, October, 6)
  8. CSI Fur Fest: The Unsolved Case of the Gas Attack at a Furry Convention, by Jennifer Swann. (VICE, article; February 11)
  9. Furry, Queerness and Coming Out, co-written by JW of [adjective] [species] (Culturally F'd: After Dark, video, May 27)
  10. Fursonas, by Dominic Rodriguez (Directed by Dominic Rodrieguez, May 10)
  11. Hugs; the Furry Handshake, co-written by Patch O'Furr of Dogpatch.press. (Culturally F'd episode 22, video, January 28)
  12. How the Furry Community Rallied When Zarafa Giraffe Lost His Head, by Whitney Kimball. (The Daily Dot, article; April 24)
  13. Media Attention and #TonyTigerGate. (Culturally F'd episode 24, video, Feb 25)
  14. Postfurry 101: The Pledge, by Kristina Tracer. (Internet, December 24)
  15. Rereading a Classic: Bambi for the Furry Writer, by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt. (In A Glimpse of Anthropomorphic Literature, issue 2, Baddog Books, March)
  16. What Were WhyWolf. (Culturally F'd, episode 32, video, July 29)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Graphic Story

           [Includes comic books and serialized online stories.]

  1. Anomosity, by Marguerite Bennett and Rafael de Latorre. (Aftershock Comics, Aug to Dec)
  2. Batman TMNT Adventures, by Matthew K. Manning and Jon Sommariva. (IDW Publishing, Nov, Dec)
  3. BeBop and Rocksteady Destroy Everything, by Dustin Weaver and Ben Bates. (IDW Publishing, June)
  4. Brutal Nature, by Luciano Saracino and Ariel Olivetti. (IDW Publishing, May to November)
  5. Donald Quest, by Stefano Ambrosio, Pat McGreal, and Andrea Freccero. (IDW Publishing, Nov, Dec)
  6. Duck Avenger, by Alessandro Sisti, Ezio Sisto, Alberto Lavoradori, and Jonathan Gray. (IDW, Oct to Dec)
  7. Enchanted Tiki Room, by Jon Adams and Horacio Domingues. (Marvel Comics, Oct to Dec)
  8. Endtown, by Aaron Neathery. (Internet; January 1 to December 30)
  9. Follower, by bugbyte and delade. (Internet, Conversations 34 to Loyalties 32)
  10. Franko, Fables of the Last Earth, by Cristóbal Jofré and Ángel Bernier. (Sofawolf Press, June 2016)
  11. Fuzzy Baseball, by John Steven Gurney. (Papercutz, April)
  12. The Golden Week, by Douglas Kim. (Internet, January 1 to December 30) Mature Audiences.
  13. Herobear and the Kid 2016 Fall Special, by Mike Kunkel. (Boom! Studios, November)
  14. Kat-Venture and the Mountain of Death, by Mark A. Smith and David Whamond. (Lulu, November 28)
  15. Kennel Block Blues, by Ryan Ferrier and Daniel Bayliss. (Boom! Studios, February 3)
  16. Lackadaisy, by Tracy J. Butler. (Internet; Lackadaisy Sabbatical to Lackadaisy Headlong)
  17. Legend, by Samuel Sattin and Chris Koehler. (Z2 Comics, June to December)
  18. Lucid's Dream, by Alex Cockburn. (Rabbit Valley Publishing, March)
  19. Mighty Zodiac, by J. Torres, Corin Howell, and Maarta Laiho. (Oni Press, April to December)
  20. Ohio Is For Sale, by Jon Allen. (Alternative Comics, August)
  21. Penguins of Madagascar: Elite-ist of the Elite, by Cavan Scott and Lucas Ferreyra. (Titan Comics, March)
  22. The Probability Bomb, by Ralph Hayes, Jr. (Internet; January 17 to December 29)
  23. Professor Amazing and the Incredible Golden Fox, by John Prengaman, Jr. (Internet; Chapter 1 page 23 to End of Chapter 3)
  24. Pugly, by Jon Goff and Jim Hanna. (Contraband Comics, July to October)
  25. Puss in Boots, by Max Davidson, Chris Cooper, Egle Bartolini, and Dave Alvarez. (Titan Comics, Apr to Dec)
  26. Rocket Raccoon and Groot, by Skottie Young and Filipe Andrade. (Marvel Comics, January to December)
  27. The Sprawl, by Drawholic. (Internet, Log 3 28 to Log 4 004)
  28. Squarriors, Volume 2: Summer, by Ash Maczko and Ashley Witter. (Devil’s Due, July to November)
  29. Swords and Sausages, by Jan. (Internet; January 10 to December 25)
  30. Tamburlane, by Caytlin (Pixel Prism) Vilbrandt. (Internet; June 12 to December 14)
  31. Twin Dragons, by Ro in Dassen. (Internet; January 4 to December 26)
  32. TwoKinds, by Tom Fischbach. (Internet; January 6 to December 25)
  33. Wolf Cop, by Max Marks. (Arcana Studios, November)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Comic Strip

           [For newspaper-style strips, including those with ongoing arcs.]

(Note - The Belfry contains links to a wide variety of on-line comics including many Furry ones.)

  1. Beyond the Black Stump, by Sean Leahy. (Internet; January 1 to September 16)
  2. Breaking Cat News, by Georgia Dunn. (Internet; February 1 to December 25)
  3. Carry On, by K. Garrison. (Internet; January 1 to December 30)
  4. Doc Rat, by Jenner. (Internet; January 1 to December 29)
  5. Housepets!, by Rick Griffin. (Internet; January 1 to December 30)
  6. Kevin and Kell, by Bill Holbrook. (Internet, January 1 to December 31)
  7. NEOCTC, by "Sleepy John" Reynolds. (Internet, January 5 to December 29)
  8. Nine to Nine, by Jan. (Internet; January 10 to December 25)
  9. Schlock Mercenary, by Howard Taylor. (Internet; January 1 to December 31)
  10. Transmission, by Mark A. Smith. (Internet; January 1 to December 30)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Magazine

           [Edited collections of creative and/or informational works by various people, professional or amateur, published in print or online in written, pictorial or audio-visual form.]

  1. Dogpatch Press, edited by Patch Packrat (Internet; January 4 to December 20)
  2. Fangs and Fonts (Internet, podcast episodes 57 to 72)
  3. Flayrah, edited by crossafliction and GreenReaper (Internet; January 1 to December 29)
  4. Fur What It's Worth (Internet, podcast Season 5 episode 8 to season 6 episode 8)
  5. FurryFandom.es, edited by Mike Retriever. (Internet; April 12 to December 29)
  6. Independent Claws, hosted by Sparf (Internet, podcast episodes 1 to 6)
  7. InFurNation ( Internet; January 1 to December 31)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Published Illustration

           [Illustrations for books, magazines, convention program books, cover art for such, coffee table portfolios.]

  1. Tracy J Butler; wraparound cover for Anthrocon 2016 souvenir book; June 30.
  2. Dolphyn, Hey Baby, You're the Cat's Meow! in Anthrocon 2016 conbook, June 30.
  3. Teagan Gavet, wraparound cover of Gods with Fur (FurPlanet Productions; June 30)
  4. Iskra, Autumn, FurAffinity, October 22.
  5. Jenn 'Pac' Rodriguez, cover of Claw the Way to Victory (Jaffa Books; January 24)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Game

           [Computer or console games, role-playing games, board games.]

  1. Bear Simulator (Farjay Studios, February 26)
  2. Chortopia (Developed and Published by Aurasync; July)
  3. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (Bandai Namco Games, February 2)
  4. Major\Minor (Klace, May)
  5. Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment, May 24)
  6. Pokemon Go (Developed and Published by Niantic; July 6)
  7. Pokémon Sun and Moon (Developer: Game Freak, Publishers: Nintendo and the Pokémon Company; November 18)
  8. Pokken Tournament (Bandai Namco Entertainment and Nintendo, March 18)
  9. Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games, April)
  10. Seasons After Fall (Developed by Swing Swing Submarine and Published by Focus Home Interactive, September 2016)
  11. Star Fox Zero (Nintendo, April 22)
  12. Stories: The Path of Destinies (Developer: Spearhead Games; April 12)
  13. Urban Jungle (Sanguine Productions; September 21)
  14. Yo-Kai Watch 2 (Developer: Level-5, September 30)
  15. Zootopia to Crime Files (Developed by Hibernum Creations, Published by Disney Mobile; August 17)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Website

           [Online collections of art, stories, and other creative and/or informational works. Includes galleries, story archives, directories, blogs, and personal sites.]

  1. Culturally F'd, created by Arrkay and Underbite. Furry YouTube channel.
  2. E621.net, art, discussion etc.
  3. Equestria Daily, My Little Pony related news, links, and discussion.
  4. Feral Attraction, Internet, relationship advice, podcasts.
  5. Furries in the Media, created by Aberguine. Furry YouTube channel.
  6. Furry Today, videos.
  7. The Furry Writers' Guild.
  8. WikiFur, furry wiki

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Miscellany