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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 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. A Mouse Tale (Directed by David Brisbano, February 10)
  2. Boonie Bears: Mystical Winter (Directed by Ding Liang and Liu Fuyuan, January 30)
  3. Inside Out (Directed by Pete Doctor and Ronaldo Del Carmen, June 19)
  4. Minions (Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, June 11)
  5. Monster Hunt (Directed by Raman Hui, July 16)
  6. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (Directed by Paul Tibbitt, January 28)
  7. Shaun the Sheep Movie (Directed by Mark Burton and Richard Starzak, released February 5)
  8. 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. An Object at Rest (Directed by Seth Boyden at CalArts; May 1)
  2. The Casebook of Nips & Porkington (directed by Melody Wang; May 23)
  3. Mercedes-Benz Fable (Directed by Robert Stromberg for Merkley + Partners adv't agency, January 26)
  4. Katy Perry halftime show Super Bowl XLIX.
  5. Harvey Beaks (Created by C.H. Greenblatt, Season 1 episode 1a to ?)
  6. L'Americano Returns (Directed by Ricky Renna; May)
  7. Littlest Pet Shop (Directed by Joel Dickie and Steven Garcia, Season 3 Episode 17 to ?)
  8. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Directed by James Thiessen and Jim Miller for Hasbro, Season 5 episode 1 to ?)
  9. Tales of Zale, episode 1 (By Sif Perlt Savery, Hikarian Animations, Jan 29)
  10. Wackatdooo (Directed by Benjamin Arcand for Crazy Baloney; March 23)
  11. We Bare Bears (Created by Daniel Chong, Season 1 Episode 1 to ?)

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. Heart Behind the Mask, by N "Karmakat" Franzetti. (Smashwords, May 4)
  2. Griffin Ranger, Volume 1, Crossline Plains, by Roz Gibson (FurPlanet Productions, January 15)
  3. Either Side of the Strand, by M.C.A. Hogarth. (Studio MCAH, May 6)
  4. The Vimana Incident, by Rose LaCroix. (FurPlanet, February 20) Mature Audiences.
  5. Morte, by Robert Repino. (Soho Press, January 20)
  6. Lost on Dark Trails, by Rukis. (FurPlanet Productions, January 15) Mature Audiences.
  7. The Long Road Home, by Rukis. (FurPlanet Productions, July 9) Mature Audiences.

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Short Fiction

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

  1. Thebe and the Angry Red Eye, by David Hopkins (in The Furry Future, FurPlanet Productions, January 15)
  2. Lunar Cavity, by Mary E. Lowd. (in The Furry Future, January 15)
  3. Songs of Fish and Flowers, by Mary E. Lowd. (in Lakeside Circus, March 15)
  4. Crepuscular, by Clement Sherwin. (Self, May 2015)
  5. Tow, by Watts Martin (in The Furry Future, FurPlanet Productions, January 15)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work

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

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Graphic Story

           [Includes comic books and serialized online stories.]

  1. Ask King Sombra, by Jordan "Wiggles" Mullaney. (Internet (Tumblr), January to ?)
  2. Beatriz Overseer, by Walter "Chochi" Gomez. (Internet, January 10 to ?)
  3. Chevalier: The Queen's Mouseketeer, by Darryl Hughes and Monique MacNaughton. (Internet, January 7 to ?)
  4. Lackadaisy, by Tracy J. Butler. (Internet, Lackadaisy Congregation to ?)
  5. Metazoa, by Peter Marshall Smith, artist Sandy Brion Spreitz. (Comixology, book 1 to ?)
  6. My Little Pony: Fiendship is Magic (IDW Publishing, April 1 to April 29, 2015, Issue 1 to 5)
  7. My Little Pony: Friends Forever (IDW Publishing, issue 13 to ?)
  8. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (IDW Publishing, issue 27 to ?)
  9. The Probability Bomb, by Ralph E. Hayes Jr. (Internet, January 3 to ?)
  10. The Sprawl, by DrawHolic. (Internet, page 23 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. Beyond the Black Stump, by Sean Leahy. (Newspaper & Internet strips from January 4 to ?)
  2. Carry On, by K. Garrison. (Internet strips from January 2 to ?)
  3. Doc Rat, by Jenner. (Internet strips from January 1 to ?)
  4. Gene Catlow, by Albert Temple and Tawana Gilroy. (Internet strips fron January 2 to ?)
  5. Housepets!, by Rick Griffin. (Internet strips from January 2 to ?)
  6. Peter and Company, by Jonathan Ponikvar. (Internet strips from #223 to ?)
  7. Savestate, by Tim Weeks. (Internet strips from January 7 to ?)
  8. Schlock Mercenary, by Howard Taylor. (Internet, January 1 to ?)
  9. The Whiteboard, by Doc N. (Internet strips from January 2 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, by Patch Packrat (Internet, January 5 to ?)
  2. Fangs and Fonts (Internet podcast, #37 to ?)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Published Illustration

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

  1. AlectorFencer, "An Empire Rises", wraparound cover of ConFurgence 2015 souvenir book, January 8)
  2. Rukis, cover of Lost on Dark Trails, by Rukis (FurPlanet, January)
  3. Teagan Gavet, wraparound cover of The Furry Future, edited by Fred Patten (FurPlanet Productions, January 15)
  4. Katie Hofgard, wraparound cover of Griffin Ranger, Volume 1, by Roz Gibson (FurPlanet Productions, January 15)
  5. Humberto Ramos and Hector Delgado, cover of Guardians Team-Up issue #5, Marvel Comics, May 2015

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Game

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

  1. Eon Legacy Sourcebook, Content Creator and Earth Worldbook (Robert Rankin, various, February 11)
  2. Five Nights at Freddies 3 (Developer: Scott Cawthon; Publisher: Scott Games, March 2)
  3. Ori and the Blind Forest (Developer: Moon Studios, Publisher: Microsoft Studios, March 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. E621, Furry fandom art community site. Mature Audiences.
  2. Equestria Daily, My Little Pony fandom art and fanfic community site.
  3. Sofurry, furry artist/writer community

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Miscellany