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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 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. Doraemon: New Nobita's Great Demon - Peko And The Exploration Party Of Five trailer (Directed by Shinnosuke Yakuwa, March 8)
  3. Ernest & Celestine [English dub] (Directed by Stéphane Aubier, Vicent Patar, and Benjamin Renner; February 28)
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy (Directed by James Gunn, July 31)
  5. The Hero of Color City (Directed by Frank Gladstone, October 3)
  6. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Directed by Dean DeBlois, June 5)
  7. The King and the Mockingbird (Directed by Paul Grimalt, November 21)
  8. Mr. Peabody and Sherman (Directed by Rob Minkoff; March 7)
  9. Muppets Most Wanted (Directed by James Bobin, March 19)
  10. Paddington (Directed by Paul King, November 28)
  11. Penguins of Madagascar (Directed by Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell, November 26th)
  12. The Lego Movie (Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, February 7)
  13. The Nut Job (Directed by Peter Lepeniotis; January 17)
  14. Rio 2 (Directed by Carlos Saldanha, April 11)
  15. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, August 7)
  16. Thunder and the House of Magic (Directed by Ben Stassen and Jérémie Degruson; September 5)
  17. Yellowbird (Directed by Christian De Vita, December 5)

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. All Hail King Julien (Created by Mitch Watson and Bret Haaland for Netflix, December 12)
  3. Alpha Chow (Written by Justin Becker and Steve Clemmons, and directed by Dave Green for Adult Swim, November 17)
  4. Anthrocon 2014: "Compass" (Directed by Halla and Buster; July 29)
  5. The Beach Bears (by MaxGoof, "The Trip to Alberta" Chapter 137 - 170)
  6. Beast of Burden promo trailer (Directed by Kirby Atkins, trailer posted March 10)
  7. The Bedfellows (by Kris Patrick, episodes 24 to 33)
  8. Bojack Horseman, on Netflix (Created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg for Netflix, Aug 22)
  9. Chella Ride (Directed by Ingi Erlingsson; March 5)
  10. Chimpnology (Directed by Cyriak Harris, February 3)
  11. 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 135 to 208)
  12. A Day in Ponyville (by Agrol, November 14)
  13. Die Young (by Vivienne Medrano, October 30)
  14. "Dog Tested" Gas Station Subaru Commercial (Directed by Brian Lee Hughes of Skunk for Carmichael Lynch, April 24)
  15. Furry Force (College Humor, parts 1 and 2)
  16. Guardian (Directed by Kanashiipanda, August 8)
  17. Helpful Critters (Produced by Doner Agency for FIAT, September)
  18. James - All I'm Saying (Directed by Peter Vacz; October 30)
  19. Littlest Pet Shop (Supervising Director Dallas Parker and Directed by Joel Dickie, Season 2 Episode 11 to Season 3 Episode 16)
  20. Looper (by Eve Deroeck and Melanie Tourneur, September 1)
  21. Mickey Monkey (Directed by Aaron Springer for Disney Shorts, November 19)
  22. The Monkey King official trailer (Directed by Cheang Pou-soi; January 31)
  23. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Directed by James Thiessen and Jim Miller for Hasbro, Season 4 Episode 8 to Season 4 Episode 26)
  24. Not Late (Directed by David Beattie at VCCP Agency for easyJet, September 13)
  25. Over the Garden Wall (Created by Patrick McHale for Cartoon Network, November 3 to 7)
  26. Poppy Cat (Produced by Coolabi Productions for Cake Entertainment, episode 33 to 34)
  27. Resan Till Fjäderkungens Rike official trailer (Directed by Esben Toft Jacobsen, February 15)
  28. The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow official trailer (Directed by Chang Hyung-yun, January 28)
  29. The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King official trailer (Directed by Timur Bekmambetov; February 4)
  30. Toy Story That Time Forgot (Directed by Steve Purcell for Disney/Pixar, December 2)
  31. Triumph of a Heart (Written by Björk, directed by Spike Jonze, December 29)
  32. Sonic Boom (Directed by Natalys Raut-Siezac for SEGA, Season 1 Episode 1 to 7)
  33. Steadfast Stanley (John Cody Kim for Cal Arts, May 1)

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. The Guardian Herd, Book One: Starfire, by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez. (Harper Collins, September 23)
  2. Second Chance, by Ted Blasingame. (Lulu Press, October 10)
  3. A Wilder West, by Ted Blasingame. (Lulu Press, August 19)
  4. Impossible Magic, by J.F.R. Coates. (Jaffa Books, August 18)
  5. The Beacon Thrones, by Naomi Eccles-Smith. (Starsea Press, November 12)
  6. Animas, Book One: Legacy of the Claw, by C.R. Grey. (Disney-Hyperion, October 28)
  7. Huntress, by Renee Carter Hall (in Five Fortunes, edited by Fred Patten, FurPlanet Productions, January 16)
  8. The Gaze: The Glass Goose by Warren Hutch (Spontoon Island, July 31)
  9. Laisrathera, by M. C. A. Hogarth. (Studio MCAH, May 16)
  10. Animalis, by John Peter Jones. (Amazon Digital Services, October 21)
  11. Chakat in the Alley, by James Jordan. (Create Space, June 17)
  12. Spirit Hunters. Book 1: The Way of the Fox, by Paul Kidd. (Kitsune Press, August 24)
  13. The Forges of Dawn, by E.M. Kinsey. (CreateSpace, September 15)
  14. Twisted, by Miranda Leek. (Author House, July 14)
  15. The Seven Sisters by Alan Loewen. (Create Space, August 21)
  16. Snow Storm, by Hallan Miryas. (Metamor Keep, February 16)
  17. Off the Beaten Path, by Rukis. (FurPlanet Productions, July 4)
  18. Wings of Fire, Book Five: The Brightest Night, by Tui T. Sutherland. (Scholastic Press, March 25)
  19. Portals of Infinity, Book One: Champion for Hire, 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. Pavlov's House by Malcolm ‘foozball’ Cross (in Strange Horizons, April 21)
  2. Piece of Mind, by Bernard Doove (in Five Fortunes, FurPlanet Productions, January 16)
  3. Patchwork Selkie, by Sarina Dorie (in Allasso, Vol. 3, May 13)
  4. The Meandering Maunderings of Kaldr Jarsmidr, by Forgecoldiron (on Metamor Keep, March 23)
  5. Chosen People, by Phil Geusz. (in Five Fortunes, FurPlanet Productions, January 16)
  6. The Luminous Pearl, or the Second Tail of Sora, by Gene Breshears (in North American Fur, Jarlidium Press, July)
  7. The Emerald Mage by Renee Carter Hall. (in Hero's Best Friend: An Anthology of Animal Companions, Seventh Star Press, February)
  8. The First Winter by Renee Carter Hall. (in Wishing Season: Holiday Tales of Whimsy and Wonder, Amazon Digital Services and Smashwords, December)
  9. How Mother Rabbit Lost Her Name by Renee Carter Hall. (in Lakeside Circus, July)
  10. The Mistress of Tidwell Manor by Renee Carter Hall. (in Stories in Future Tense: The 2015 Word Branch Publishing Science Fiction Anthology, Word Branch Publishing, December)
  11. Santa's Summer Vacation by Renee Carter Hall. (in Wishing Season: Holiday Tales of Whimsy and Wonder, Amazon Digital Services and Smashwords, December)
  12. Signal by Renee Carter Hall. (in STRAEON #1: Malady Fare, Rampant Loon Media, December)
  13. Tesla Mae and the Lost Tribe by Renee Carter Hall. (in PULP! Two-Pawed Tales of Adventure, Rabbit Valley, September)
  14. The Truffle Hunters by Huskyteer. (on FurAffinity, February)
  15. A Real Stand-Up Guy, by Daniel and Mary E. Lowd. (in Allasso Vol. 3:Storge, April 23)
  16. The Carousel of Spirits, by Mary E. Lowd. (in Sorcerous Signals, February-April)
  17. Shreddy and the Silver Egg by Mary E. Lowd. (in Tales from the Guild: Music to Your Ears, September)
  18. The Best Puppy Ever by Mary E. Lowd. (in AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, May 5)
  19. The Little Red Avian Alien, by Mary E. Lowd (in Luna Station Quarterly, Issue 020, December)
  20. The Wharf Cat's Mermaid by Mary E. Lowd. (in ROAR 5, July)
  21. Weremoose, by Mary E. Lowd. (in Untied Shoelaces of the Mind, Issue 9, May)
  22. When a Cat Loves a Dog, by Mary E. Lowd. (in Five Fortunes, FurPlanet Productions, January 16)
  23. Savage, by Hallan Mirayas (on Metamor Keep, March 23) Mature Audiences.
  24. War Story, by W.D. Reimer. (on Furaffinity, May 19)
  25. Jackalope Wives, by Ursula Vernon. (in Apex Magazine issue 56, January 7)
  26. Odd Man Out, by Whyte Yoté. (in Taboo, FurPlanet Productions, March 20) Mature Audiences.
  27. The Subject Under Discussion, by Triston Black Wolf (in North American Fur: Summer 2014, Jarlidium Press, July)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work

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

  1. Jaybird, by Jaako and Lauri Ahonen. (Dark Horse Press, graphic novel, September 16)
  2. Tales From the Guild, Vol 1: Music to Your Ears, edited by AnthroAquatic. (Rabbit Valley, anthology, September)
  3. Blacksad: Amarillo, by Juan Díaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido. (Dark Horse Press, graphic novel, October 8)
  4. The Weirding Willows, Volume 1 by Dave Elliot and Barnaby Bagenda. (Titan Comics, graphic story collection, July 1)
  5. Abandoned Places, edited by Tarl Hoch. (FurPlanet, December)
  6. Chevalier the Queen's Mouseketeer: For Queen and Country, by Darryl Hughes and Monique MacNaughton. (Brand X Books, picturebook, June 7)
  7. Beyond the Western Deep: Volume 1, by Alex Kain and Rachel Bennett. (Self published, graphic story collection, August 8)
  8. Tongues of Beasts and Angels, by Khed. ([adjective][species], article, January 14)
  9. Blindside Script by Lorraine Seleven Lin. (Furaffinity.net, webcomic script, August 20)
  10. Five Fortunes, edited by Fred Patten. (FurPlanet Productions, anthology, January 16)
  11. Benson's Cuckoos, by Anouk Ricard. (translated by Helge Dascher). (Drawn & Quarterly, graphic novel, June 10)
  12. The Wolf Gift: The Graphic Novel, by Anne Rice and Ashley Marie Witter. (Orbit, graphic novel, November 18)
  13. Grandville: Nöel by Bryan Talbot. (Dark Horse Press, graphic novel, November 5)
  14. I Was The Cat by Paul Tobin and Ben Dewey. (Oni Press, graphic novel, August 6)
  15. ROAR Volume 5, by various. (Bad Dog Books, anthology, July)
  16. The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo, by various. (Dark Horse Books, July 23)
  17. PULP! Two-Pawed Tales of Adventure, edited by Ianus J. Wolf. (Rabbit Valley, September)
  18. Trick or Treat Volume Two: Historical Halloween, edited by Ianus J. Wolf. (Rabbit Valley, October)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Graphic Story

           [Includes comic books and serialized online stories.]

  1. Anaria, by Jayelle Anderson. (Internet, August 6 to December 26)
  2. Ask King Sombra, by Jordan 'Wiggles'. (Internet (Tumblr), January to December 31)
  3. The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw, by Kurt Besiek and Ben Dewey. (Image Comics, issues 1 and 2)
  4. Beyond the Western Deep, by Alex Kain and Rachel Bennett. (Internet, January 4 to December 20)
  5. Bittersweet Candybowl, by Veronica "Taeshi" Vera. (Internet, January 20 to December 31)
  6. Chevalier: The Queen's Mouseketeer, by Darryl Hughes and Monique MacNaughton. (Internet, January 1 (page 36) to December 30)
  7. Cogs and Claws, by Jimmy Pearson and Brian Bennett. (Markosia Enterprises, May 1)
  8. Dreaming of Utopia, by Mark. (Internet, January 2 to December 24)
  9. Eldritch, by Nashoba Hostina. (Internet, January 8 to December 31) Mature Audiences.
  10. Endtown, by Aaron Neathery. (Internet, January 1 to December 31)
  11. Felicia, the Sorceress of Katara, by Chas PA Melvile. (Internet, January 26 to December 28; also comic book , Indyplanet, issue 3, May)
  12. Figment, by Jim Zub, Filipe Andrade, and John Tyler Christopher. (Marvel Comics, issues 1 to 5)
  13. Furthia High. by QuetzaDrake. (Internet, from page 364 to 381)
  14. The Golden Week, by Douglas Kim. (Internet, January 6 to December 26)
  15. The Humans, by Keenan Marshall Keller and Tom Neely. (Image Comics, issues 1 and 2)
  16. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, (IDW Publishing, issue 15 to 26)
  17. Off-White, by Anna Podedworna and Katarza Redusiuk. (Internet, January 2 to page 276)
  18. Our World, by Captain Video and Kuurion. (Internet, February 17 to December 30)
  19. The Pride of Life, by Rhandi Fisher. (Internet, March 25th to episode 8-34)
  20. Slightly Damned, by Chu. (Internet, page 626 to 674)
  21. Squarriors, by Ash Maczko and Ashley Witter. (Devils Due Entertainment, Issue 1)
  22. This Quiet Ur, by camicami. (Internet, page 27-62)
  23. TwoKinds, by Tom Fischbach. (Internet, January 8 to December 23)
  24. UTC (Urgent Transformation Crisis), by Jim Whaley. (Internet, January 5 to December 31)

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, January 6 to December 22)
  2. Buni, by Ryan Pagelow. (Internet, March 18-December 31)
  3. Curtailed, by Mandy Seley. (Internet, January 5 to December 28)
  4. Deer Me, by Sheryl Schopfer. (Internet, January 3 to December 26)
  5. Doc Rat, by Jenner. (Internet, January 1 to December 31)
  6. Freefall, by Mark Stanley. (Internet, January 1 to December 31)
  7. Gamer Cat, by Samantha Whitten. (Internet, January 6 to December 29)
  8. Housepets!, by Rick Griffin (Internet, January 1 to December 31)
  9. Mr Cow, by Chas PA Melville. (Internet, January 3 to December 29)
  10. Precocious, by Chrispy. (Internet, "Dionne's Gift" to "The Year of Tiffany")
  11. Savestate, by Tim Weeks. (Internet, February 5 to December 31)
  12. Schlock Mercenary, by Howard Taylor. (Internet, January 1 to December 31)
  13. Swamp, by Gary Clark. (Internet, January 1 to December 31)
  14. Two Lumps, by J. Grant and Mel Hynes. (Internet, January 1 to December 31)

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. Dogpatch Press, by Patch Packrat. (Internet, April 11)
  3. Flayrah, edited by Laurence "GreenReaper" Parry (Internet, January 2 to December 31)
  4. InFurNation (Jan 1 to Dec 30)
  5. North American Fur, edited by James 'Tibo' Birdsall (issue 30, July)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Published Illustration

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

  1. ABlueDeer, cover for Chakat in the Alley by James Jordan, Create Space, July 17.
  2. AlectorFencer, "Anthrocon - Secret Societies", cover for Anthrocon 2014 convention book. July 3.
  3. Anonymous, The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow movie poster poster (Directed by Chang Hyung-yun, poster released February 20)
  4. Anonymous, The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King movie poster (Directed by Timur Bekmambetov; Winter 2014; poster released February 4)
  5. R. Bartrop, illo for the short fiction War Story by Walter Reimer on Furaffinity, May 15.
  6. John Tyler Christopher, cover for Figment issue 1 (Marvel Comics, June 4)
  7. Mehrdad Isvandi, "Time to Become Zibrra", cover for issue 59 (April 2014) of Apex Magazine.
  8. Miranda Leek, cover for Twisted (Author Hose, July 14)
  9. Rukis, wraparound cover for Off the Beaten Path by Rukis (FurPlanet Productions, July 4)
  10. SabretoothedErmine, cover for Midwest FurFest 2014 convention book, December 4.
  11. Terrie Smith, wraparound cover of Five Fortunes, edited by Fred Patten (FurPlanet Productions, January 16)
  12. Stucat, cover for Furry Down Under 2014 convention book. March 28.
  13. WhiteMantis, I Won't Die Here, Furaffinity, May 8.

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Game

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

  1. Digimon All-Star Rumble (Developer: Prope, Publishers: Bandai Namco Games, November 11th)
  2. Five Nights At Freddy's (Developer: Scott Cawthon, Publisher: Steam, August 8th)
  3. Five Nights At Freddy's 2 (Developer: Scott Cawthon, Publisher: Steam, November 11th
  4. Freedom Planet (Developer and Publisher: GalaxyTrail, July 21st)
  5. The Furry Basketball Association (managed by J. Mateo Baker, 2014 season)
  6. Octodad: Dadliest Catch. (Developer and Publisher: Young Horses, January 30)
  7. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (Developer: Game Freak, Publishers: Nintendo and The Pokémon Company, November 21)
  8. Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Developer: Big Red Button Entertainment, Publisher: Sega, November 11th)
  9. Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (Developer: Sanzaru Games, Publisher: Sega, November 11th)

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 Today, anthropomorphic video portal.
  2. Furry Writers Guild, writer support
  3. Inkbunny, furry art community
  4. The Katbox, furry webcomic portal
  5. WikiFur

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Miscellany

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