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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
Website
Published Illustration
Game
Miscellany

TOC     Purpose of the Recommended Anthropomorphics List

This fourteenth 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 2014. 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 2014 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 2014 must be received by January 15, 2015.

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 2014, to help fans determine what is eligible to nominate for the year's Ursa Major Awards (to be voted upon in 2015). 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 2015 - 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

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Motion Picture

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

  1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Directed by Matt Reeves, July 11)
  2. Ernest & Celestine [English dub] (directed by Stéphane Aubier, Vicent Patar, and Benjamin Renner; February 28)
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy (Directed by James Gunn, July 31)
  4. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Directed by Dean DeBlois, June 5)
  5. Mr. Peabody and Sherman (directed by Rob Minkoff; March 7)
  6. Rio 2 (Directed by Carlos Saldanha, April 11)
  7. The Lego Movie (Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, February 7)
  8. The Nut Job (directed by Peter Lepeniotis; January 17)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short Work or Series

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

  1. Acorn (Madeline Sharafian for Cal Arts, February 10)
  2. Beast of Burden promo trailer (directed by Kirby Atkins, trailer posted March 10)
  3. Chella Ride (directed by Ingi Erlingsson; March 5)
  4. Chimpnology (Directed by Cyriak Harris, February 3)
  5. Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood (Produced by 9 Story Entertainment, Fred Rogers Company, Out of the Blue Enterprises for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and PBD Kids, episode 35 to ?)
  6. "Dog Tested" Gas Station Subaru Commercial (Directed by Brian Lee Hughes of Skunk for Carmichael Lynch, April 24)
  7. Furry Force (College Humor, Jan 14 to ?)
  8. Littlest Pet Shop (Supervising Director Dallas Parker, Season 2 Episode 11 to ?)
  9. My Little Pony Friendship is Magic (Directed by James Thiessen and Jim Miller, Season 4 Episode 8 to ?)
  10. Poppy Cat (Produced by Coolabi Productions for Cake Entertainment, episode 33 to ?)
  11. Resan Till Fjäderkungens Rike official trailer (Directed by Esben Toft Jacobsen, February 15)
  12. Steadfast Stanley (John Cody Kim for Cal Arts, May 1)
  13. The Beach Bears (by MaxGoof, "The Trip to Alberta" (begins Chapter 27) to ?)
  14. The Monkey King official trailer (directed by Cheang Pou-soi; January 31)
  15. The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow official trailer (Directed by Chang Hyung-yun, January 28)
  16. The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King official trailer (directed by Timur Bekmambetov; February 4)

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. Huntress, by Renee Carter Hall (in Five Fortunes, edited by Fred Patten, FurPlanet Productions, January 16)
  2. Snow Storm, by Hallan Miryas. (Metamor Keep, February 16)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Short Fiction

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

  1. Pavlov's House by Malcolm ‘foozzzball’ Cross. (in Strange Horizons, April 21)
  2. The Meandering Maunderings of Kaldr Jarsmidr, by Forgecoldiron (on the Metamor Keep website, March 23)
  3. Chosen People, by Phil Geusz, in Five Fortunes, edited by Fred Patten (FurPlanet Productions, January 16)
  4. A Real Stand-Up Guy, by Daniel and Mary E. Lowd. (in Allasso Vol. 3:Storge, April 23)
  5. The Carousel of Spirits, by Mary E. Lowd. (in Sorcerous Signals, February-April)
  6. Weremoose, by Mary E. Lowd. (in Untied Shoelaces of the Mind, Issue 9, May)
  7. When a Cat Loves a Dog, by Mary E. Lowd. (in Five Fortunes, published by FurPlanet Productions, January 16)
  8. Savage, by Hallan Mirayas (on the Metamor Keep website, March 23) Mature Audiences.
  9. War Story, by W.D. Reimer. (Furaffinity, May 19)
  10. Jackalope Wives, by Ursula Vernon. (in Apex Magazine issue 56, January 7)
  11. Odd Man Out, by Whyte Yoté. (in Taboo, edited by ReChan, FurPlanet Productions, March 20) Mature Audiences.

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work

           [Story collections, comic collections, graphic novels, non-fiction works, and convention program books.]

  1. Chevalier the Queen's Mouseketeer: For Queen and Country, by Darryl Hughes and Monique MacNaughton. (Brand X Books, picturebook, June 7)
  2. Tongues of Beasts and Angels, by Khed. ([adjective][species], article, January 14)
  3. Five Fortunes, edited by Fred Patten. (FurPlanet Productions, anthology, January 16)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Graphic Story

           [Includes comic books and serialized online stories.]

  1. Ask King Sombra, by Jordan 'Wiggles'. (Internet (Tumblr), January to ?)
  2. Bittersweet Candybowl, by Veronica "Taeshi" Vera. (Internet, January 20 to ?)
  3. Chevalier: The Queen's Mouseketeer, by Darryl Hughes and Monique MacNaughton. (Internet, January 1 (page 36) to ?)
  4. Dreaming of Utopia, by Mark. (Internet, January 2 to ?)
  5. Eldritch, by Nashoba Hostina. (Internet, from January 8 to ?) Mature Audiences.
  6. Endtown, by Aaron Neathery (Internet, January 1 to ?)
  7. Furthia High. by QuetzaDrake. (Internet, from to January (page 364) to ?)
  8. Off-White, by Anna Podedworna and Katarzyna Redusiuk. (Internet, January 2 to ?)
  9. Slightly Damned, by Chu. (Internet, January 4 (page 626) to ?)
  10. The Golden Week, by Douglas Kim. (Internet, January 6 to ?)
  11. The Pride of Life, by Rhandi Fisher. (Internet strips from Mar 25th to ?)
  12. TwoKinds, by Tom Fischbach (Internet, January 8 to ?)
  13. UTC (Urgent Transformation Crisis), by Jim Whaley (Internet, January 5 to ?)

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. Ballerina Mafia, by Immelmann (Internet strips from January 6 to ?)
  2. Freefall, by Mark Stanley. (Internet strips from January 1 to ?)
  3. Gamer Cat, by Samantha Whitten. (Internet strips from January 6 to ?)
  4. Housepets!, by Rick Griffin (Internet, January 1 to ?)
  5. Precocious, by Chrispy. (Internet strips from "Dionne's Gift" to ?)
  6. Savestate, by Tim Weeks. (Internet strips from February 5 to ?)
  7. Two Lumps, by J. Grant and Mel Hynes. (Internet strips from January 1 to ?)

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. Allasso, Volume 3: Storge, edited by Brian Cook. (Pink Fox Productions, April 23)
  2. Flayrah, edited by Laurence "GreenReaper" Parry (Internet, January 2 to ?)

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. Furry Writers Guild, writer support (January 1 to ?)
  2. Inkbunny, furry art community
  3. WikiFur (January 1 to ?)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Published Illustration

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

  1. Anonymous, The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow movie poster poster (directed by Chang Hyung-yun, poster released February 20)
  2. Anonymous, The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King movie poster (directed by Timur Bekmambetov; Winter 2014; poster released February 4)
  3. R. Bartrop, illo for the short fiction War Story by Walter Reimer on Furaffinity, May 15.
  4. Mehrdad Isvandi, "Time to Become Zibrra", cover for issue 59 (April 2014) of Apex Magazine.
  5. Terrie Smith, wraparound cover of Five Fortunes, edited by Fred Patten (FurPlanet Productions, January 16)
  6. Stucat, cover for Furry Down Under 2014 convention book.March 28)
  7. WhiteMantis, I Won't Die Here, Furaffinity, May 8.

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Game

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

  1. Octodad: Dadliest Catch. (Developer and Publisher: Young Horses, January 30)
  2. The Furry Basketball Association (managed by J. Mateo Baker, 2014 season)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Miscellany

  1. Come Find Me, by Fox Amoore. Musical CD, July 4.