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Purpose of the Recommended Anthropomorphics List
Motion Picture
Dramatic Short Work or Series
Short Fiction
Other Literary Work
Graphic Story
Comic Strip
Published Illustration

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:


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.

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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 St├ęphane Aubier, Vicent Patar, and Benjamin Renner; February 28)
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy (Directed by James Gunn, July 31)
  4. The Hero of Color City (Directed by Frank Gladstone, October 3)
  5. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Directed by Dean DeBlois, June 5)
  6. Mr. Peabody and Sherman (directed by Rob Minkoff; March 7)
  7. Muppets Most Wanted (Directed by James Bobin, March 19)
  8. Paddington (Directed by Paul King, November 28)
  9. The Lego Movie (Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, February 7)
  10. The Nut Job (directed by Peter Lepeniotis; January 17)
  11. Rio 2 (Directed by Carlos Saldanha, April 11)
  12. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, August 7)
  13. Thunder and the House of Magic (Directed by Ben Stassen and Jérémie Degruson; September 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. The Beach Bears (by MaxGoof, "The Trip to Alberta" (begins Chapter 27) to ?)
  3. Beast of Burden promo trailer (directed by Kirby Atkins, trailer posted March 10)
  4. The Bedfellows (by Kris Patrick, episodes 24 to 33)
  5. Bojack Horseman, on Netflix (Created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg for Netflix, Aug 22)
  6. Chella Ride (directed by Ingi Erlingsson; March 5)
  7. Chimpnology (Directed by Cyriak Harris, February 3)
  8. 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 ?)
  9. "Dog Tested" Gas Station Subaru Commercial (Directed by Brian Lee Hughes of Skunk for Carmichael Lynch, April 24)
  10. Furry Force (College Humor, Jan 14 to ?)
  11. Helpful Critters (Produced by Doner Agency for FIAT, September)
  12. James - All I'm Saying (Directed by Peter Vacz; October 30)
  13. Littlest Pet Shop (Supervising Director Dallas Parker, Season 2 Episode 11 to ?)
  14. The Monkey King official trailer (directed by Cheang Pou-soi; January 31)
  15. My Little Pony Friendship is Magic (Directed by James Thiessen and Jim Miller, Season 4 Episode 8 to ?)
  16. Not Late (Directed by David Beattie at VCCP Agency for easyJet, September 13)
  17. Poppy Cat (Produced by Coolabi Productions for Cake Entertainment, episode 33 to ?)
  18. Resan Till Fjäderkungens Rike official trailer (Directed by Esben Toft Jacobsen, February 15)
  19. The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow official trailer (Directed by Chang Hyung-yun, January 28)
  20. The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King official trailer (directed by Timur Bekmambetov; February 4)
  21. 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. Impossible Magic, by J.F.R. Coates. (Jaffa Books, August 18)
  2. Huntress, by Renee Carter Hall (in Five Fortunes, edited by Fred Patten, FurPlanet Productions, January 16)
  3. Laisrathera, by M. C. A. Hogarth. (Studio MCAH, May 16)
  4. Chakat in the Alley, by James Jordan. (Create Space, June 17)
  5. Spirit Hunters. Book 1: The Way of the Fox, by Paul Kidd. (Kitsune Press, August 24)
  6. The Seven Sisters by Alan Loewen. (Create Space, August 21)
  7. Snow Storm, by Hallan Miryas. (Metamor Keep, February 16)
  8. Off the Beaten Path, by Rukis. (FurPlanet Productions, July 4)
  9. 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, published by 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 the Metamor Keep website, March 23)
  5. Chosen People, by Phil Geusz, in Five Fortunes, edited by Fred Patten (FurPlanet Productions, January 16)
  6. A Real Stand-Up Guy, by Daniel and Mary E. Lowd. (in Allasso Vol. 3:Storge, April 23)
  7. The Carousel of Spirits, by Mary E. Lowd. (in Sorcerous Signals, February-April)
  8. Shreddy and the Silver Egg by Mary E. Lowd. (in Tales from the Guild: Music to Your Ears, September)
  9. The Best Puppy Ever by Mary E. Lowd. (in AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, May 5)
  10. The Wharf Cat's Mermaid by Mary E. Lowd. (in ROAR 5, July)
  11. Weremoose, by Mary E. Lowd. (in Untied Shoelaces of the Mind, Issue 9, May)
  12. When a Cat Loves a Dog, by Mary E. Lowd. (in Five Fortunes, published by FurPlanet Productions, January 16)
  13. Savage, by Hallan Mirayas (on the Metamor Keep website, March 23) Mature Audiences.
  14. War Story, by W.D. Reimer. (Furaffinity, May 19)
  15. Jackalope Wives, by Ursula Vernon. (in Apex Magazine issue 56, January 7)
  16. 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. Beyond the Western Deep: Volume 1, by Alex Kain and Rachel Bennett. (Self published, graphic story collection, August 8)
  3. Tongues of Beasts and Angels, by Khed. ([adjective][species], article, January 14)
  4. Blindside Script by Lorraine Seleven Lin (Furaffinity.net, webcomic script, August 20)
  5. Five Fortunes, edited by Fred Patten. (FurPlanet Productions, anthology, January 16)
  6. The Sakai Project: Artists Celebrate Thirty Years of Usagi Yojimbo, by various. (Dark Horse Books, July 23)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Graphic Story

           [Includes comic books and serialized online stories.]

  1. Ask King Sombra, by Jordan 'Wiggles'. (Internet (Tumblr), January to ?)
  2. Beyond the Western Deep, by Alex Kain and Rachel Bennett. (Internet, January 4 to ?)
  3. Bittersweet Candybowl, by Veronica "Taeshi" Vera. (Internet, January 20 to ?)
  4. Chevalier: The Queen's Mouseketeer, by Darryl Hughes and Monique MacNaughton. (Internet, January 1 (page 36) to ?)
  5. Cogs and Claws, by Jimmy Pearson and Brian Bennett. (Markosia Enterprises, May 1)
  6. Dreaming of Utopia, by Mark. (Internet, January 2 to ?)
  7. Eldritch, by Nashoba Hostina. (Internet, from January 8 to ?) Mature Audiences.
  8. Endtown, by Aaron Neathery (Internet, January 1 to ?)
  9. Furthia High. by QuetzaDrake. (Internet, from to January (page 364) to ?)
  10. The Golden Week, by Douglas Kim. (Internet, January 6 to ?)
  11. Off-White, by Anna Podedworna and Katarzyna Redusiuk. (Internet, January 2 to ?)
  12. The Pride of Life, by Rhandi Fisher. (Internet strips from Mar 25th to ?)
  13. Slightly Damned, by Chu. (Internet, January 4 (page 626) to ?)
  14. This Quiet Ur, by camicami. (Internet, page 27-?)
  15. TwoKinds, by Tom Fischbach (Internet, January 8 to ?)
  16. 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. Buni, by Ryan Pagelow. (Internet, Strips 463-?)
  3. Doc Rat, by Jenner. (Internet, January 1 to ?)
  4. Freefall, by Mark Stanley. (Internet strips from January 1 to ?)
  5. Gamer Cat, by Samantha Whitten. (Internet strips from January 6 to ?)
  6. Housepets!, by Rick Griffin (Internet, January 1 to ?)
  7. Precocious, by Chrispy. (Internet strips from "Dionne's Gift" to ?)
  8. Savestate, by Tim Weeks. (Internet strips from February 5 to ?)
  9. Schlock Mercenary, by Howard Taylor. (Internet strips from January 1 to ?)
  10. Swamp, by Gary Clark. (Internet, January 1 to ?)
  11. 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. Dogpatch Press, by Patch Packrat. (2014)
  3. 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. 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. Mehrdad Isvandi, "Time to Become Zibrra", cover for issue 59 (April 2014) of Apex Magazine.
  7. Rukis, wraparound cover for Off the Beaten Path by Rukis (FurPlanet Productions, July 4)
  8. Terrie Smith, wraparound cover of Five Fortunes, edited by Fred Patten (FurPlanet Productions, January 16)
  9. Stucat, cover for Furry Down Under 2014 convention book. March 28)
  10. WhiteMantis, I Won't Die Here, Furaffinity, May 8.

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Game

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

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

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Miscellany

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