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Table of Contents

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 fifteenth 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 2015. 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 2015 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 2015 must be received by January 15, 2016.

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 2015, to help fans determine what is eligible to nominate for the year's Ursa Major Awards (to be voted upon in 2016). 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

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Motion Picture

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

  1. Absolutely Anything (Directed by Terry Jones; August 14)
  2. Blinky Bill the Movie (Directed by Deane Taylor et al; August 21)
  3. Boonie Bears: Mystical Winter (Directed by Ding Liang and Liu Fuyuan; January 30)
  4. The Good Dinosaur (Directed by Peter Sohn; November 25)
  5. Hotel Transylvania 2 (Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky; September 21)
  6. Inside Out (Directed by Pete Doctor and Ronaldo Del Carmen; June 19)
  7. The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar (Directed by Howy Parkins; November 22)
  8. Minions (Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda; June 11)
  9. Monster Hunt (Directed by Raman Hui; July 16)
  10. A Mouse Tale (Directed by David Brisbano; February 10)
  11. The Peanuts Movie (Directed by Steve Martino; November 6)
  12. Shaun the Sheep Movie (Directed by Mark Burton and Richard Starzak; February 5)
  13. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Directed by Paul Tibbitt; January 28)
  14. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Directed by JJ Adams; December 14)
  15. Ted 2 (Directed by Seth MacFarlane; June 26)
  16. Two by Two (Directed by Toby Genkel and Sean McCormack; April 9)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short Work or Series

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

  1. Adventure of a Lifetime (Directed by Max Whitecross; November 27)
  2. An Object at Rest (Directed by Seth Boyden; May 1)
  3. The Casebook of Nips & Porkington (Directed by Melody Wang; May 23)
  4. Cosmos Laundromat (Directed by Matthew Auvray; August 10)
  5. Danger Mouse (Directed by Robert Cullen; Season 1 episodes 1-16)
  6. Mercedes-Benz Fable (Directed by Robert Stromberg; January 26)
  7. Furry Force 3:Furry Superheroes are the Grossest (Directed by Richard Duhaney; July 17)
  8. Katy Perry halftime show Super Bowl XLIX (Directed by Hamish Hamilton; February 1)
  9. Harvey Beaks (Directed by C.H. Greenblatt; Season 1 March 29 to November 15)
  10. L'Americano Returns (Directed by Ricky Renna; May)
  11. Littlest Pet Shop (Directed by Joel Dickie and Steven Garcia; Season 3 Episode 17 to Season 4 Episode 9)
  12. The Muppets (Directed by Randall Einhorn & Matt Sohn; episodes 1.0 to 10, July 21 to December 8)
  13. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Directed by James Thiessen, Jim Miller, and Denny Lu; Season 5 episode 1 to Season 5 episode 26, April 4 to November 28)
  14. Ram's Horn (Directed by Jenna Hamzawi; February)
  15. Slack: Animals (Directed by Smith & Foulkes; December 29)
  16. Stay As You Are (Directed by EZ Wolf; August 22)
  17. Super Turbo Atomic Ninja Rabbit (Directed by Wesley Louis; June 24)
  18. Tales of Zale, episode 1 (Directed by Sif Perlt Savery; Jan 29)
  19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Directed by Alan Wan & Chad Van De Keere; season 3 episode 9 to season 4 episode 4, January 11 to November 15)
  20. Tiger's Eye (Directed by Alexander Shaw; episodes 1 to 25, May 13 to October 29)
  21. Under the Apple Tree (Directed by Erik van Schaaik; September 24)
  22. Wackatdooo (Directed by Benjamin Arcand; March 23)
  23. We Bare Bears (Directed by Manny Hernandez; Season 1 episode 1 to episode 25, July 27 to November 19)
  24. Why do Furries Exist? - A Fur-real look at the Fandom (Directed by Gnoggin; June 12)
  25. Zootopia Official Teaser Trailer #1 (Disney, no director credit; June 11)
  26. Zootopia Official Trailer #1 (Disney, no director credit; June 11)
  27. Zootopia Official Sloth Trailer (Disney, no director credit; November 23)

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. Within the Hollow Crown, by EO Costello. (Furaffinity; December 14)
  2. The Painted Cat, by Austen Crowder. (Argyll Productions; May 9)
  3. Swallowtail and Sword: The Scholar's Book of Story and Song, by H. Leighton Dickson. (CreateSpace; April 30)
  4. Learning to Go, by Friday Donnelly. (Jaffa Books; May 3)
  5. Valium & Vodka, by Duxton. (SoFurry, May 15) Mature Audiences.
  6. Heart Behind the Mask, by N "Karmakat" Franzetti. (Smashwords; May 4)
  7. Griffin Ranger, Volume 1, Crossline Plains, by Roz Gibson. (FurPlanet Productions; January 15)
  8. Uncovered, by Kyell Gold. (24 Carat Words; September 1) Mature Audiences.
  9. Early Byrd, by Phil Guesz. (Legion Printing and Publishing; June 28)
  10. Either Side of the Strand, by M.C.A. Hogarth. (Studio MCAH; May 6)
  11. MoonDust: Falling from Grace, by Ton Inktail. (Ton Inktail; December)
  12. GeneStorm: City in the Sky, by Paul Kidd. (Kitsune Press; May 19)
  13. GeneStorm. Book 2, Fort Dandelion, by Paul Kidd. (Kitsune Press; November 23)
  14. The Vimana Incident, by Rose LaCroix. (FurPlanet; February 20) Mature Audiences.
  15. In a Dog's World, by Mary E. Lowd. (FurPlanet Productions; July)
  16. Rat's Reputation, by Michael H. Payne. (Sofawolf; July 10)
  17. Off Leash (Freelance Familiars book 1), by Daniel Potter. (Fallen Kitten Productions; July 12)
  18. Mort(e), by Robert Repino. (Soho Press; January 20)
  19. The Echoes of Those Before, by James Daniel Ross. (Copper Fox Books; May 13)
  20. Lost on Dark Trails, by Rukis. (FurPlanet Productions; January 15) Mature Audiences.
  21. The Long Road Home, by Rukis. (FurPlanet Productions; July 9) Mature Audiences.
  22. Thousand Tales:How We Won the Game, by Kris Schnee. (CreateSpace; June 5)
  23. Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard, by Lawrence M. Schoen. (Tor Books; December 15)
  24. Tiger's Eye, by Alexander Shaw. (Amazon; November 5)
  25. Chasing the Phoenix, by Michael Swanwick. (Tor Books; August 11)
  26. Tinder Stricken, by Heidi C. Vlach. (Heidi C. Vlatch; May 23)
  27. A Different Perspective, by Bernard Doove. (CreateSpace; November 17)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Short Fiction

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

  1. The Darkness of Dead Stars, by Dwale. (in The Furry Future; January)
  2. Thebe and the Angry Red Eye, by David Hopkins. (in The Furry Future; January 15)
  3. A Private Escape, by Kandrel. (in Heat 12, July) Mature Audiences.
  4. The Dragon Tax, by Madison Keller. (in A Menagerie of Heroes; A Rainfurrest Anthology; September 24)
  5. All the Cats of the Rainbow, by Mary E. Lowd. (in The Necromouser and Other Magical Cats; September)
  6. Cold Tail and the Eyes, by Mary E. Lowd. (in The Necromouser and Other Magical Cats; September)
  7. Danger in the Lumo-Bay, by Mary E. Lowd. (in Inhuman Acts; September)
  8. Feral Unicorn, by Mary E. Lowd. (in Luna Station Quarterly; Issue 24, December)
  9. Hidden Feelings, by Mary E. Lowd. (in Daily Science Fiction; November)
  10. Lunar Cavity, by Mary E. Lowd. (in The Furry Future; January 15)
  11. Shreddy and the Carnivorous Plant, by Mary E. Lowd. (in The Necromouser and Other Magical Cats; September)
  12. Shreddy and the Dancing Dragon, by Mary E. Lowd. (in The Dragon's Hoard; June)
  13. Songs of Fish and Flowers, by Mary E. Lowd. (in Lakeside Circus; March 15)
  14. Ernest, by Lyn McConchie. (in ROAR 6; June)
  15. Edward Bear and the Very Long Walk, by Ken Scholes. (in ROAR volume 6, ed. by Mary E. Lowd; July 9)
  16. Crepuscular, by Clement Sherwin. (Clement Sherwin; May 2015)
  17. Pocosin, by Ursula Vernon. (in Apex; January 6)
  18. Tow, by Watts Martin (in The Furry Future; January 15)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work

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

  1. Other Earth, Other Stars, by Marian Allen. (Per Bastet Productions, short story collection; September 1)
  2. Rikki Venix Does New York City, by James L. Brandt. (Second Ed, illustrated short story collection; September 1) Mature Audiences.
  3. The Wild Piano, by Fred. (TOON Books, graphic album; May 5)
  4. Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes, ed. Janiss Garza. (FitCat Publishing, anthology; January 26)
  5. The Book of Lapism, by Phil Geusz. (Legion Publishing, anthology; May 13)
  6. Last of the SandWalkers, by Jay Hosler. (First Second, graphic collection; April 7)
  7. Furries Among Us; Essays on Furries by the Most Prominent Members of the Fandom, edited by Thurston Howl. (Thurston Howl Publications, essay collection; July 4)
  8. The Necromouser and Other Magical Cats by Mary E. Lowd. (FurPlanet Productions, anthology; September)
  9. ROAR Volume 6, edited by Mary E. Lowd. (FurPlanet Productions, short story collection; July)
  10. The Furry Future, edited by Fred Patten. (FurPlanet Productions, short story collection; January 15)
  11. Review of Bête, by Adam Roberts, by Fred Patten. (Dogpatch Press; April 28)
  12. Inhuman Acts: A Collection of Noir edited by Ocean Tigrox. (FurPlanet Productions, short story collection; September)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Graphic Story

           [Includes comic books and serialized online stories.]

  1. Ask King Sombra, by Jordan "Wiggles" Mullaney. (Internet; January to December)
  2. Beatriz Overseer, by Walter "Chochi" Gomez. (Internet; January 10 to November 18)
  3. Chevalier: The Queen's Mouseketeer, by Darryl Hughes and Monique MacNaughton. (Internet; January 7 to August 12)
  4. Code Name: Hunter, by Darc Sowers (Internet; Issue 21, Page 15 - Interlude: Open the Gate, page 4)
  5. Druids, by Amocin. (Internet; January 2 to December 28) Mature Audiences.
  6. Endtown, by Aaron Neathery. (Internet; January 1 to December 30)
  7. The Eye of Ramalach, by Avencri. (Internet; January 10 to December 31)
  8. Follower, by Bugbyte. (Internet, January 13 to December 31)
  9. Guardians of the Galaxy volume 3, by various. (Marvel Comics; issue 21 to issue 27)
  10. Howard the Duck volume 2, by various. (Marvel Comics; issue 1 to 5)
  11. Kat-Venture and the Terror of Xibalba by Mark A. Smith and David Whamond. (Lulu; November 25)
  12. Knuckle Up, by Mastergodai. (Internet; January 23 to November 21)
  13. Lackadaisy, by Tracy J. Butler. (Internet; Lackadaisy Congregation to Lackadaisy Inspiration)
  14. Metazoa, by Peter Marshall Smith, artist Sandy Brion Spreitz. (Comixology; Volume 1 to 2)
  15. My Little Pony: Fiendship is Magic (IDW Publishing; Issue 1 to 5)
  16. My Little Pony: Friends Forever (IDW Publishing; Issue 13 to 24)
  17. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (IDW Publishing; Issue 27 to 38)
  18. Night Physics, by Austin Holcomb. (Internet; January 15 to December 19)
  19. Oren's Forge, by Teagan Gavet. (Internet; November 16 to December 31)
  20. Our World, by Kuurion & Captain Video. (Internet; January 20 to December 29)
  21. Prequel or Adventures in Making a Cat Cry, by Kazerad and Ch'marr. (Internet; March 21 to October 31)
  22. The Probability Bomb, by Ralph E. Hayes Jr. (Internet; January 3 to November 3)
  23. Professor Amazing and the Incredible Golden Fox, by John Prengaman, Jr. (Internet; Chapter 1 cover to page 22)
  24. Rascals, by Mastergodai. (Internet; January 2 to December 25)
  25. The Sprawl, by DrawHolic. (Internet; page 23 to 66)
  26. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, by various. (Marvel Comics; issue 42 to 53)
  27. This Quiet Ur, by camicami. (Internet; page 63 to 67)
  28. TwoKinds, by Tom Fischbach. (Internet; January 4 to December 23)
  29. Uber Quest, by Skidd. (Internet; January 4 to December 30)
  30. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, by various. (Marvel Comics; Volume 1 issue 1 to Volume 2 issue 1)

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. Addictive Science, by Cervelet. (Internet; March 22 to December 31)
  2. Beyond the Black Stump, by Sean Leahy. (Internet; January 4 to December 31)
  3. Carry On, by K. Garrison. (Internet; January 2 to December 30)
  4. Doc Rat, by Jenner. (Internet; January 1 to December 31)
  5. Gene Catlow, by Albert Temple and Tawana Gilroy. (Internet; January 2 to December 30)
  6. Housepets!, by Rick Griffin. (Internet; January 2 to December 30)
  7. Paprika, by Nekonny. (Internet; March 22 to December 29)
  8. Peter and Company, by Jonathan Ponikvar. (Internet; page 223 to page 243)
  9. Sabrina Online, by Eric W. Schwartz. (Internet; January to December)
  10. Savestate, by Tim Weeks. (Internet; January 7 to December 30)
  11. Schlock Mercenary, by Howard Taylor. (Internet; January 1 to December 31)
  12. Transmission by Mark A. Smith (Internet; January 2 to November 27)
  13. The Whiteboard, by Doc N. (Internet; January 2 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, by Patch Packrat (Internet; January 5 to December 24)
  2. Fangs and Fonts (Internet; podcasts #37 to #56)
  3. Flayrah, edited by crossafliction and GreenReaper (Internet; January 2 to December 31)
  4. Fur What It's Worth (Internet; podcasts Season 4 episode 7 to Season 5 episode 7)
  5. 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. AlectorFencer, "An Empire Rises", cover of ConFurgence 2015 souvenir book; January 8.
  2. Mark Brill, cover of An Anthropomorphic Century, edited by Fred Patten; September 24.
  3. Unknown, cover of Off Leash, by Daniel Potter; July 12.
  4. Kenket, cover of EuroFurence 21 Program Book; September 6.
  5. Teagan Gavet, cover of The Furry Future, edited by Fred Patten; January 15.
  6. Teagan Gavet, cover of ROAR Volume 6, edited by Mary E. Lowd; July.
  7. Katie Hofgard, cover of Griffin Ranger, Volume 1, by Roz Gibson; January 15.
  8. Idess, cover of In a Dog's World, by Mary E. Lowd; July.
  9. Humberto Ramos and Hector Delgado, cover of Guardians Team-Up issue #5; May.
  10. Rukis, cover of Bones of the Empire, by Jim Galford; August 7.
  11. Rukis, cover of Lost on Dark Trails, by Rukis; January.
  12. Sekhmet, cover of Huntress, by Renee Carter Hall; September 24.
  13. Seylyn, cover of Inhuman Acts edited by Ocean Tigrox; September.
  14. Antonio Torresan, cover of Tiger's Eye; November 5.
  15. Heidi C. Vlatch, cover of Tinder Stricken, by Heidi C. Vlatch; May 22.
  16. Zhivago, cover of Forest Gods, by Ryan Campbell; September 24.

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Game

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

  1. Armello. (League of Geeks; September 1)
  2. Aviary Attorney (Sketchy Logic Games; December 22)
  3. Eon Legacy Sourcebook, Content Creator and Earth Worldbook (Robert Rankin; February 11)
  4. Five Nights at Freddies 3 (Scott Cawthon; March 2)
  5. Five Nights at Freddy's 4 (Scott Cawthon; July 23)
  6. The Furry Basketball Association (Buck Hopper; 2015 season)
  7. Majora's Mask for 3DS (Nintendo; February 13)
  8. Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios; March 11)
  9. Yo-Kai Watch (Level-5; November 6)

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. Ask Papabear, by Grubbs Grizzly, furry advice column.
  2. Culturally f'd, You Tube Channel, furry videos.
  3. E621, Furry fandom art community site. Mature Audiences.
  4. Equestria Daily, My Little Pony fandom community site.
  5. FiMFiction, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fanfic site.
  6. Furry Network, furry art/writing/media social networking site.
  7. Furry.Today, furry videos.
  8. Furstarter, crowdfunding furry projects portal.
  9. The Katbox, hosts anthropomorphic webcomics.
  10. Sofurry, furry artist/writer community.
  11. WikiFur, furry wiki.

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Miscellany

  1. Civil War Tails at the Homestead by Ruth and Rebecca. A museum of elaborate Civil War dioramas, with feline soldiers, at. 785 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Opened September 1.
  2. Fifty Shades of Tan, by Lei Lani. Series of erotic diary entries by character on vacation. Mature Audiences.
  3. Moose Work, by BuhDan. Musical Album.
  4. Purrfect Pitch, by Bucktown Tiger, Musical Album
  5. We Will Be by Fox Amoore. Musical Album.