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(Last Update September 1, 2017)
This seventeenth 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 2017. 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 2017 Furry movies or comic books or comic strips, etc. that you consider worth recommending, please send
your recommendations to:
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 2017 must be received by January 15, 2018.
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 2017, to help fans determine what is eligible to nominate for the year's Ursa Major Awards (to be voted upon in 2018). 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 2018 - check the Nominations page for instructions.
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.
Fursuit performances qualify under "Dramatic Short Work or Series", preferably in recorded form, or as performances which will be repeated.
Fursuit is an Award category with special requirements. Due to the difficulties with administering this category, we will have to ask for extra information and other requirements to accept them into this category. To submit them to the Recommended List we require ALL of the following:
- Fursuit name
- Fursuit's maker
- Fursuit's owner/player (if not the maker)
- Good quality photograph taken during the eligible year (2017 at present) with permission to publish it
- Date photograph taken
- Venue at which the photograph was taken (MUST be at a convention or furmeet where a significant number of people have seen it)
If all details are correctly supplied, the fursuit will be eligible for an Ursa Major Award for that year only. ALL fursuits are eligible for the Recommended List and as a candidate for an Award for ONE YEAR ONLY. When Award nominations are opened in January, all nominees for the Fursuit category must be chosen from those on the Recommended List for the eligible year. The Ursa Major Award will be given to the fursuit maker, not the wearer/performer. Photographs will be published on this website for consideration by the public. You must have the rights to that photo and grant us permission to show it.
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.
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[Live-action or animated feature-length movies.]
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Directed by James Gunn; May 5)
- Despicable Me 3 (Directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda, and Eric Guillon; June 30)
- Kong: Skull Island (Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts; March 10)
- The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar (Directed by Howy Parkins; July 29)
- Monster Trucks (Directed by Chris Wedge; January 13)
- The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (Directed by Cal Brunker; August 11)
- Rock Dog (Directed by Ash Brannon; February 24)
- Überflieger - Kleine Vögel, großes Geklapper (Directed by Toby Genkel and Reza Memari; February 12)
- War for the Planet of the Apes (Directed by Matt Reeves; July 14)
[TV series or one-shots, advertisements or short videos.]
- The Beach Bears see also here (Directed (and drawn!) by Maxgoof/Max Degroot; Chapters 190 to ?)
- Claw and Order (Byron Howard, Sept 1)
- Die Oster-Uberraschung-#DerWahreOsterhase (Director unknown; March 25)
- Doodle Toons (by Jack C.; Pilot episode to ?)
- Duck Tales (2017 reboot) (Directed by:John Aoshima, Dana Terrace; Season 1 August 12 to ?)
- Kouka & Bibi (by Dan Variano; January 8)
- The Lion Guard (Directed by Howy Parkins and Tom Derosier; Season 1 episode 23 to Season 2 episode ?)
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Directed by Jim Miller, Tim Stuby, Denny Lu, and Mike Myhre; Season 7 episodes 1 to ? )
- Uchu Sentai Kyuranger (Directed by Teruaki Sugihara, Noboru Takemoto, Takayuki Shibasaki, & Hiroyuki Kato; Season 1 eps 1 to ?)
[Written works of 40,000 words or more. Serialized novels qualify only for the year that the final chapter is published.]
- The Famous Captain Walcott, by Howard L. Anderson. (Author; April 4)
- Quantum Gallop, by Bernard Doove. (Createspace; July 31)
- Magnificats: Return of the Demon Wind, by Gwyn Dolyn. (Plowshare Media; January 2)
- Otters in Space III: Octopus Ascending, by Mary E Lowd. (FurPlanet Productions; June 30)
- The Illusive Chain, by Lurking Wolf. (In The Metamor Keep website; August 26)
- reWritten, by Jako Malan (Goal Publications; April 6)
- Kismet, by Watts Martin. (FurPlanet Productions; January 12)
- Winter's King, by Bryce O'Connor. (Amazon Digital Services; June 5)
- The Forest of Agon, by Duncan Piasecki. (Createspace; February 1)
- D'Arc, by Robert Repino. (Soho Press; May 9)
- The Tail of the Order of the Blue Maiden, by Al Romero. (Hyrax Productions, July 10)
- Thousand Tales: Learning to Fly, by Kris Schnee. (CreateSpace; May 5)
- The Tower and the Fox, by Tim Susman. (Argyll Productions; June 30)
[Stories less than 40,000 words, poetry and other short written works.]
- Richard Cory, by Tristan Black Wolf. (In Seven Deadly Sins; Furry Confessions, Thurston Howl Publications; January 8)
- Didus ineptus Linnaeus, by Roz Gibson. (In Symbol of a Nation, Goal Publications; June 30)
- Succession, by Devon Hallsworth. (In Dogs of War, FurPlanet Productions; January 12)
- Furry Travel Authority, by Kilted Jackalope. (In Further Confusion 2017 Convention Book and Travelogue, January 12)
- An Aldebaran Sugar Cookie for Star Shaker by Mary E. Lowd. (In Fantasia Divinity Maga
- The Best and Worst of Worlds, by Mary E. Lowd. (In Dogs of War; January 12)
- Hidden Intentions, by Mary E. Lowd. (In Analog, March)
- The Moon Like an Unhatched Egg, by Mary E. Lowd. (In Symbol of a Nation; June 30)
- Moon Dust, by Mary E. Lowd. (In Werewolves Versus Fascism; May)
- True Feast, by Mary E. Lowd. (In Typewriter Emergencies: A Journal of Furry Lit; May)
- Nosy and Wolf, by Ken MacGregor. (In Dogs of War, FurPlanet Productions; January 12)
- Hoodies and Horses, by Michael D. Winkle. (in Dogs of War, FurPlanet Productions; January 12)
[Story collections, comic collections, graphic novels, and convention program books.]
- ROAR vol. 8, edited by Mary E. Lowd. (Bad Dog Books, June 30)
- Dogs of War, edited by Fred Patten. (FurPlanet Publications, anthology, January 12)
- Intimate Little Secrets, by Rechan, (FurPlanet Publications, collection, March 24) Mature Audiences.
- Furry Fandom Conventions, 1989-2015, by Fred Patten. (Publisher: McFarland & Co., book; January 3)
- Rooview - 3 Ursa Major-ly Painful Victories, by Rooview. (You Tube, video; April 23)
[Includes comic books and serialized online stories.]
- Animal Noir, by Juren and Lunacek. (Publisher: ICW, Issue 1 to ?)
- Endtown, by Aaron Neathery. (Internet; January 2 to ?)
- Freefall, by Mark Stanley. (Internet; January 2 to ?)
- The Holy Man (Omega Alliance book 3), by N. "Karmakat" Franzetti. (Rabbit Valley; May)
- Lackadaisy, by Tracy J. Butler. (Internet; Lackadaisy Gimmickry to ?)
- The Probability Bomb, by Ralph Hayes, Jr. (Internet, May 9 to ?)
- Professor Amazing and the Incredible Golden Fox, by John Prengaman, Jr. (Internet; January 6 to ?)
- Scurry, by Mac Smith. (Internet, January 2 [page 81] to ?)
- The Sprawl, by Drawholic. (Internet; Log 4: 005 to ?)
- Spy Seal, by Rich Tommaso. (Image Comics; Issue 1 to ?)
- The Suburban Jungle: Rough Housing, by John Robey. (Internet, January 2 to ?)
- Swords and Sausages, by Jan. (Internet; January 8 to ?)
- The Tale of Jasper Gold, by Jamil Gonzalez. (Internet, January 9 to ?)
- Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes, by Tim Seeley/David Walker/Fernando Dagnino (Dark Horse Comics, Issue 5 to ?)
- Twin Dragons, by Robin Dassen. (Internet, January 2 to ?)
- Urgent Transformation Crisis, by Jim Whaley (Internet, January 15 to ?)
[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.)
- Bug Martini, by Adam Huber (Internet, January 2 to ?)
- Carry On, by K. Garrison. (Internet, January 1 to ?)
- Cornflake and Aloisius, by Dan Variano. (Internet, January 20 to ?)
- Doc Rat, by Jenner. (Internet, January 4 to ?)
- Dox 'nd George, by Dan Variano. (Internet, January 30 to ?)
- The Gamer Cat, by Samantha Whitten. (Internet, January 2 to ?)
- Housepets!, by Rick Griffin (Internet, January 2 to ?)
- Hudson City Health Club, by Dan Variano; (Internet, April 10 to ?)
- Nine to Nine, by Jan. (Internet, January 26 to ?)
- Phoebe and Her Unicorn, by Dana Simpson. (Internet, January 1 to ?)
- Schlock Mercenary, by Howard Taylor. (Internet, January 1 to ?)
- Vicki Fox, by Michael Russell and Jan. (Internet, January 1 to ?)
- Woodsboro, by Dan Variano. (Internet, March 06 to ?)
[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.]
- Dogpatch Press, edited by Patch Packrat. (Internet; January 5 to ?)
- Flayrah, edited by Dronon. (Internet; January 1 to ?)
[Illustrations for books, magazines, convention program books, cover art for such, coffee table portfolios.]
- Bone, cover for Always Gray in Winter, by Mark J. Engels (Thurston Howl Publications), August 10.
- Joseph Chou, cover for Gathering Storms, by Stephen Coghlan (Thurston Howl Publications) March 31.
- Joseph Chou, cover for Seven Deadly Sins; Furry Confessions, ed. by Thurston Howl (Thurston Howl Publications) January 8.
- Sam Chung, cover for D'Arc by Robert Repino (Soho Press), May 9.
- Gwyn Dolyn, cover of Magnificats: Return of the Demon Wind (Plowshare Media); January 2.
- Gamutfeathers AC, Baseball Lion, cover for Anthrocon 2017 conbook, June 29.
- Teagan Gavet, wraparound cover of Dogs of War, edited by Fred Patten. (FurPlanet Productions), January 12
- Teagan Gavet, cover for Kismet by Watts Martin (FurPlanet Productions), January 12.
- Idess, wraparound cover for Otters In Space 3: Octopus Ascending by Mary E. Lowd (FurPlanet Productions), June.
- Kappy, cover for Bleak Horizons, ed. by Tarl Hoch (FurPlanet Productions), March 24.
- David Lillie, cover for The Wayward Astronomer, by Geoffrey Thomas (Corvus Publishing), May 9.
- Wolfie Nail, cover for Confurgence 2017 conbook, January 6.
- Boris Nikolic, cover for Zeta Hack: A Paranormal Space Opera Adventure, by Michael-Scot Earle (CreateSpace) June 25.
[Computer or console games, role-playing games, board games.]
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (complete remastered version) (Sony Computer; June 30)
- Injustice 2 (Because of Gorilla Grodd and Cheetah) (Developer: NetherRealm Studios, Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment; May 16, 2017)
- Night in the Woods (Developer: Infinite Fall, Publisher: Finji; February 21)
- Rain World (Developers: Videocult; March 28)
- Sandra and Woo in the Cursed Adventure (Developer & Publisher: Feline Fuelled Games, May 5)
- Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom (Developer: Enigami, Publisher: Focus Home Interactive; April 18)
- Snake Pass (Developer and Publisher: Sumo Digital; March 28)
- Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap (Developer: Lizardcube, Publisher: DotEmu; April 18)
- Yooka-Laylee (Developers: Playtonic Games; April 11)
[Online collections of art, stories, and other creative and/or informational works. Includes galleries, story archives, directories, blogs, and personal sites.]
- The Cross Time Café, forum for comic discussions (including many on the Recommended List)
- E621.net, art, discussion etc.