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

TOC     Purpose of the Recommended Anthropomorphics List

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:

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 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.

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
Recommended List for 2016

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Motion Picture

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

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Directed by James Gunn; May 5)
  2. Despicable Me 3 (Directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda, and Eric Guillon; June 30)
  3. Happy Family (Directed by Holger Tappe; August 24)
  4. Kong: Skull Island (Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts; March 10)
  5. The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar (Directed by Howy Parkins; July 29)
  6. Monster Trucks (Directed by Chris Wedge; January 13)
  7. My Little Pony: The Movie (Directed by Jayson Thiessen; October 6)
  8. The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature (Directed by Cal Brunker; August 11)
  9. Paddington 2 (Directed by Paul King; November 9)
  10. Rock Dog (Directed by Ash Brannon; February 24)
  11. Sahara (Directed by Pierre Coré; February 1)
  12. Siêu Mèo Trailer (Directed by Trần Mộc Thắng; July 21)
  13. The Star (Directed by Timothy Reckart; November 17)
  14. Überflieger - Kleine Vögel, großes Geklapper (Directed by Toby Genkel and Reza Memari; February 12)   
  15. War for the Planet of the Apes (Directed by Matt Reeves; July 14)
  16. Woody Woodpecker (Directed by Alex Zamm; October 5)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short Work or Series

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

  1. Adventure Time (Directed by Cole Sanchez, Elizabeth Ito, Adam Muto, and Diana Lafyatis; Season 8 Episode 14 to Season 10 ?)
  2. The Amazing World of Gumball (Created by Ben Bocquelet; Season 5 Episode 11 to Episode 40)
  3. The Beach Bears see also here (Directed (and drawn!) by Maxgoof/Max Degroot; Chapters 190 to ?)
  4. Boots (Directed by Larry Huber; November 21)
  5. Bunnicula (Directed by Maxwell Atoms, Ian Wasseluk, Erik Knutson, Matt Whitlock, and Robert F. Hughes, Season 1 Episode 9 to ?)
  6. Claw and Order (Byron Howard, Sept 1)
  7. Danger Mouse (Directed by Robert Cullen, Season 2 Episode 1 to Episode 23)
  8. Die Oster-Uberraschung-#DerWahreOsterhase (Director unknown; March 25)
  9. Doodle Toons (by Jack C.; Pilot episode to ?)
  10. Duck Tales (2017 reboot) (Directed by:John Aoshima, Dana Terrace; Season 1 August 12 to ?)
  11. Harvey Beaks (Directed by C.H. Greenblatt, Tyler Chen, Chris Houghton, Ashlyn Anstee, William Reiss, Charlie Gavin, Nicholas Sumida, Wesley Fuh, and Monica Ray; Season 2 Episode 12a to ?)
  12. Here's the Plan (Directed by Fernanda Frick; April 27)
  13. Kouka & Bibi (by Dan Variano; January 8)
  14. The Lion Guard (Directed by Howy Parkins and Tom Derosier; Season 1 episode 23 to Season 2 episode ?)
  15. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Directed by Jim Miller, Tim Stuby, Denny Lu, and Mike Myhre; Season 7 episodes 1 to ? )
  16. OK KO & The Furry Agenda (The Roundtable; Sep 20)
  17. OK K.O! Let's Be Heroes (Directed by Hwang Ki-hoo, Chang-woo Shin, Sunjae Lee, Byungjae Oh, Eunyung Byun, and Sunhung Kim; Season 1 Episode 1 to ?)
  18. Regular Show (Created by J. G. Quintel; Season 8 Episode 26 to Episode 31)
  19. The Summoning (Directed by Natasha Allegri; November 7)
  20. Uchu Sentai Kyuranger (Directed by Teruaki Sugihara, Noboru Takemoto, Takayuki Shibasaki, & Hiroyuki Kato; Season 1 eps 1 to ?)
  21. Unikitty (Directed by Brock Gallagher, Ed Skudder, and Lynn Wang; Season 1 Episode 1 to ?)
  22. We Bare Bears (Directed by Manny Hernandez, Season 2 Episode 24 to ?)
  23. Woody Woodpecker "The Bird who Came to Dinner" reanimated (Directed by Ivanildo Soares; October 18) (about this)

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 Famous Captain Walcott, by Howard L. Anderson. (Author; April 4)
  2. Imperium Lupi, by Adam Browne.  (Dayfly Publications; July 17)   
  3. Quantum Gallop, by Bernard Doove. (Createspace; July 31)
  4. Magnificats: Return of the Demon Wind, by Gwyn Dolyn. (Plowshare Media; January 2)
  5. The Fox of Richmond Park, by Kate Dreyer. (Unbound; July 31)
  6. Always Gray in Winter by Mark Engels (Thurston Howl Publications, August 10)
  7. Griffin Ranger.  Book 2, The Monster Lands, by Roz Gibson.  (FurPlanet Productions; August 24)   
  8. Thicket by Terry Michael Gildow (Thurston Howl Publications, June 10)
  9. Otters in Space III: Octopus Ascending, by Mary E Lowd. (FurPlanet Productions; June 30)
  10. The Illusive Chain, by Lurking Wolf. (In The Metamor Keep website; August 26)
  11. reWritten, by Jako Malan (Goal Publications; April 6)
  12. Kismet, by Watts Martin. (FurPlanet Productions; January 12)
  13. Felicia: The Night of the Basquot, by Chas. P. A. Melville. (CreateSpace; September 1)   
  14. Winter's King (The Wings of War book 3), by Bryce O'Connor. (Amazon Digital Services; June 5)
  15. The Forest of Agon, by Duncan Piasecki. (Createspace; February 1)
  16. D'Arc, by Robert Repino. (Soho Press; May 9)
  17. The Tail of the Order of the Blue Maiden, by Al Romero. (Hyrax Productions, July 10)
  18. Thousand Tales: Learning to Fly, by Kris Schnee. (CreateSpace; May 5)
  19. The Tower and the Fox, by Tim Susman.  (Argyll Productions; June 30)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Short Fiction

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

  1. Richard Cory, by Tristan Black Wolf.  (In Seven Deadly Sins; Furry Confessions, Thurston Howl Publications; January 8)
  2. Behesht, by Dwale. (Roar vol. 8, Bad Dog Books; June 30)
  3. Didus ineptus Linnaeus, by Roz Gibson. (In Symbol of a Nation, Goal Publications; June 30)
  4. Matriarch: Elephant vs. T-Rex, by Roz Gibson.  (Amazon Digital Services; August 13)
  5. Succession, by Devon Hallsworth. (In Dogs of War, FurPlanet Productions; January 12)
  6. Ridge Outpost, by Introvert_wolf. (Crosstime Café; September 14)
  7. Furry Travel Authority, by Kilted Jackalope. (In Further Confusion 2017 Convention Book and Travelogue, January 12)
  8. The Day the Music Died, by Billy Leigh (In Typewriter Emergencies: A Journal of Furry Lit; May)
  9. An Aldebaran Sugar Cookie for Star Shaker by Mary E. Lowd. (In Fantasia Divinity Magazine; May)
  10. The Best and Worst of Worlds, by Mary E. Lowd. (In Dogs of War; January 12)
  11. Crescent Horns and Tall Ears, by Mary E. Lowd. (Daily Science Fiction; September)
  12. The Crowds on Crossroads Station, by Mary E. Lowd. (Daily Science Fiction; July)  
  13. Elephantine Daydream, by Mary E. Lowd. (Fantasia Divinity Magazine; July)
  14. Galaxy Shaker and the Celestial Rainbow Dragon, by Mary E. Lowd. (Every Day Fiction; June)  
  15. Hidden Intentions, by Mary E. Lowd. (In Analog, March)
  16. Inalienable Rights, by Mary E. Lowd. (Daily Science Fiction; August)
  17. Many Tiny Feet, by Mary E. Lowd. (New Myths; September)
  18. The Moon Like an Unhatched Egg, by Mary E. Lowd. (In Symbol of a Nation; June 30)
  19. Moon Dust, by Mary E. Lowd. (In Werewolves Versus Fascism; May)
  20. One Alien's Wings, by Mary E. Lowd. (Empyreome, September)
  21. One Alien's Wreckage, by Mary E. Lowd. (Daily Science Fiction; June) 
  22. Principles Over Profit, by Mary E. Lowd. Daily Science Fiction; August)
  23. Sky River, by Mary E. Lowd. Theme of Absence; July)
  24. True Feast, by Mary E. Lowd. (In Typewriter Emergencies: A Journal of Furry Lit; May)
  25. The Unification of Worlds, by Mary E. Lowd. (Arcana: A Tarot Anthology; November 9)
  26. Nosy and Wolf, by Ken MacGregor. (In Dogs of War, FurPlanet Productions; January 12)
  27. The Savage Caravan, by Jako Malan. (Passing Through; September 15) 
  28. Lieutenant Kruger And The Mistress Jade Trophy Game by Nightstar. (Crosstime Café; October 5)
  29. First Time Ain't Easy, by Tyson West (In Passing Through: Tails from the Road; September 15)
  30. Hoodies and Horses, by Michael D. Winkle. (in Dogs of War, FurPlanet Productions; January 12)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work

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

  1. Civilized Beasts Volume II, edited by Laura "Munchkin" Govednik. (Weasel Press, poetry anthology, August 8)
  2. Species: Wolves, edited by Thurston Howl. (Thurston Howl Publications, anthology, September 27)
  3. ROAR vol. 8, edited by Mary E. Lowd. (Bad Dog Books, June 30)
  4. Dogs of War, edited by Fred Patten. (FurPlanet Publications, anthology, January 12)
  5. Intimate Little Secrets, by Rechan, (FurPlanet Publications, collection, March 24) Mature Audiences.
  6. Passing Through: Tails from the Road, edited by Weasel. (Weasel Press, anthology, Septenber 15)
  7. Jazz at the End of the Night, by Weasel. (WZL Productions, short story collection, December 5) Mature Audiences.

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Non Fiction Work

  1. The Epic of Redwall [shortened cut] (Culturally F'd, video; episode 47, April 14)
  2. Furries Among Us 2, edited by Thurston Howl. (Thurston Howl Productions, essay collection, August 18)
  3. Furries Crossing the Mainstreams, by Rooview. (You Tube, video; August 6)
  4. Furry Fandom Conventions, 1989-2015, by Fred Patten. (Publisher: McFarland & Co., book; January 3)
  5. Furry Nation, by Joe Strike. (Cleis Press, book; October 10) 
  6. Midwest FurFest usurps Anthrocon's record and becomes the world's largest furry convention, by Sonious. (Flayrah, article, December 3)
  7. Redwalls Epic History *Extended Edition* (Culturally F'd, video; episode 47,  August 17)
  8. RIP Furry Fandom?, by Rooview. (You Tube, video; September 24)
  9. Rocket Raccoons Animal Contact List (Culturally F'd, video; episode 48, May 5)
  10. Rooview - 3 Ursa Major-ly Painful Victories, by Rooview. (You Tube, video; April 23)
  11. The Shocking Furry Fandom Conversation. Yes, Really! , by Stefan Molyneux. (You Tube, video; October 16)
  12. Star Fox Fanon: Metal Legs, Krystal's Booty, Falcon/Pheasant (Culturally F'd, video; episode 54, August 24)
  13. Zootopia's Oscar Win, by Rooview. (You Tube, video; March 10)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Graphic Story

           [Includes comic books and serialized online stories.]

  1. A&H Club, by Rick Griffin. (Internet; January 7 to ?) 
  2. Animal Noir, by Juren and Lunacek. (Publisher: ICW, Issue 1 to ?)
  3. Endtown, by Aaron Neathery. (Internet; January 2 to ?)
  4. Freefall, by Mark Stanley. (Internet; January 2 to ?)
  5. The Holy Man (Omega Alliance book 3), by N. "Karmakat" Franzetti. (Rabbit Valley; May)
  6. Kat-Venture and the Pursuit of the Elements by Mark A. Smith and David Whamond. (Lulu; September 5)
  7. Lackadaisy, by Tracy J. Butler. (Internet; Lackadaisy Gimmickry to ?)
  8. The Probability Bomb, by Ralph Hayes, Jr. (Internet, May 9 to ?)
  9. Professor Amazing and the Incredible Golden Fox, by John Prengaman, Jr. (Internet; January 6 to ?)
  10. Scurry, by Mac Smith. (Internet, January 2 [page 81] to ?)
  11. The Sprawl, by Drawholic. (Internet; Log 4: 005 to ?)
  12. Spy Seal, by Rich Tommaso. (Image Comics; Issue 1 to ?)
  13. The Suburban Jungle: Rough Housing, by John Robey. (Internet, January 2 to ?)
  14. Swords and Sausages, by Jan. (Internet; January 8 to ?)
  15. The Tale of Jasper Gold, by Jamil Gonzalez. (Internet, January 9 to ?)
  16. Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes, by Tim Seeley/David Walker/Fernando Dagnino (Dark Horse Comics, Issue 5 to ?)
  17. Twin Dragons, by Robin Dassen. (Internet, January 2 to ?)
  18. TwoKinds, by Tom Fischbach.  (Internet; January 5 to ?) 
  19. Urgent Transformation Crisis, by Jim Whaley (Internet, January 15 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. Bug Martini, by Adam Huber (Internet, January 2 to ?)
  2. Carry On, by K. Garrison. (Internet, January 1 to ?)
  3. Cornflake and Aloisius, by Dan Variano. (Internet, January 20 to ?)
  4. Doc Rat, by Jenner. (Internet, January 4 to ?)
  5. Dox 'nd George, by Dan Variano. (Internet, January 30 to ?)
  6. The Gamer Cat, by Samantha Whitten. (Internet, January 2 to ?)
  7. Housepets!, by Rick Griffin (Internet, January 2 to ?)
  8. Hudson City Health Club, by Dan Variano; (Internet, April 10 to ?)
  9. Nine to Nine, by Jan. (Internet, January 26 to ?)
  10. Phoebe and Her Unicorn, by Dana Simpson. (Internet, January 1 to ?)
  11. Schlock Mercenary, by Howard Taylor. (Internet, January 1 to ?)
  12. Transmission, by Mark A. Smith. (Internet, January 2 to ?)
  13. Two Lumps, by J. Grant and Mel Hynes. (Internet, January 2 to ?)
  14. Vicki Fox, by Michael Russell and Jan. (Internet, January 1 to ?)
  15. Woodsboro, by Dan Variano. (Internet, March 06 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. Dogpatch Press, edited by Patch Packrat. (Internet; January 5 to ?)
  2. FurryFandom.es, edited by Mike Retriever  (February 19 to ?)
  3. Flayrah, edited by Dronon. (Internet; January 1 to ?)
  4. Typewriter Emergencies: A Journal of Furry Lit, edited by Weasel. (Weasel Press, May)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Published Illustration

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

  1. Bone, cover for Always Gray in Winter, by Mark J. Engels (Thurston Howl Publications), August 10.
  2. Joseph Chou, cover for Gathering Storms, by Stephen Coghlan (Thurston Howl Publications) March 31.
  3. Joseph Chou, cover for Seven Deadly Sins; Furry Confessions, ed. by Thurston Howl (Thurston Howl Publications) January 8.
  4. Sam Chung, cover for D'Arc by Robert Repino (Soho Press), May 9.  
  5. Gwyn Dolyn, cover of Magnificats: Return of the Demon Wind (Plowshare Media); January 2.
  6. Gamutfeathers AC, Baseball Lion, cover for Anthrocon 2017 conbook, June 29.
  7. Teagan Gavet, wraparound cover of Dogs of War, edited by Fred Patten. (FurPlanet Productions), January 12
  8. Teagan Gavet, cover for Kismet by Watts Martin (FurPlanet Productions), January 12.
  9. Idess, wraparound cover for Otters In Space 3: Octopus Ascending by Mary E. Lowd (FurPlanet Productions), June 30.
  10. Kappy, cover for Bleak Horizons, ed. by Tarl Hoch (FurPlanet Productions), March 24.
  11. David Lillie, cover for The Wayward Astronomer, by Geoffrey Thomas (Corvus Publishing), May 9.
  12. Wolfie Nail, cover for Confurgence 2017 conbook, January 6.
  13. Boris Nikolic, cover for Zeta Hack: A Paranormal Space Opera Adventure, by Michael-Scott Earle (CreateSpace) June 25.
  14. SelkieGal, illo for Midwest FurFest usurps Anthrocon's record and becomes the world's largest furry convention article in Flayrah, December 3.

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Game

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

  1. Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back (Developer: Black Forest Games, Publishers: Tommo Inc., UFO Interactive Games, September
  2. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (complete remastered version) (Sony Computer; June 30)
  3. Cuphead (Developer and Publisher: StudioMDHR Entertainment, September 29)
  4. Injustice 2 (Because of Gorilla Grodd and Cheetah) (Developer: NetherRealm Studios, Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment; May 16, 2017)
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Developer and Publisher: Nintendo, March 3)
  6. Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite (Because of Rocket Racoon) (Developer and Publisher: Capcom, September 19)
  7. Night in the Woods (Developer: Infinite Fall, Publisher: Finji; February 21)
  8. Rain World (Developers: Videocult; March 28)
  9. Sandra and Woo in the Cursed Adventure (Developer & Publisher: Feline Fuelled Games, May 5)
  10. Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom (Developer: Enigami, Publisher: Focus Home Interactive; April 18)
  11. Snake Pass (Developer and Publisher: Sumo Digital; March 28)
  12. Sonic Forces (Developer: Sonic Team, Publisher: Sega, November 7)
  13. Sonic Mania (Developer: PagodaWest Games and Headcannon, Publisher: Sega, August 15)
  14. Star Fox 2 (Developer: Nintendo and Argonaut Games, Publisher: Nintendo; September 29)
  15. Tooth and Tail (Developer and Publsiher: Pocketwatch Games; September 12)
  16. Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap (Developer: Lizardcube, Publisher: DotEmu; April 18)
  17. Yooka-Laylee (Developers: Playtonic Games; April 11)

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. The Cross Time Café, forum for comic discussions (including many on the Recommended List)
  2. E621.net, art, discussion etc.

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Fursuit

  1. Archantael, Fursuit Maker: Hugo Jackson (a.k.a. BritFang Cosplay), Owner/Player: Hugo Jackson, Venue: Raleigh Supercon, Date photo taken: Friday July 14th 2017, photo-1, photo-2, photo-3

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Miscellany