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Animation: 'Gelato Go Home!'

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Are ice cream trucks migrating south for the winter anthropomorphic? This is bird (or monarch butterfly) behavior, not human. Nevertheless, this seems like the sort of thing that Flayrah should want to know about.

A 3’33” film directed by Alasdair Brotherston and Jock Mooney for Britain’s Channel 4, reported by C. Edwards on the Cartoon Brew website.

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Actually I think for the first time you've posed that question I can say pretty profoundly, no.

Anthropomorphism, or personification, is attribution of human form or other characteristics to anything other than a human being.

The IceCream trucks are given the properties of a animal, so they are 'morphized', however it's not to make them more 'human', but more 'bird'. Don't know of the word that you'd call that--

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The word you're looking for is zoomorphism.

Much purportedly "furry" art is actually of zoomorphic humans as opposed to anthropomorphic animals.

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Ah, see now that makes thing--- all the more complex XD

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And I just pointed out Fred likes to, not just beg the question, but ask the question out loud himself ...

Of course, I've also said "anthropomorphic" is just half the equation, and furries get a bit hung up on it; see when I asked the question myself in the MLP:EG review.

(And, no, I don't think this is furry, but I also just spent over a year looking through the archives, and pointing out that at least "animation" is closer to furry than a lot of early Flayrah stories, so from a historical perspective, this is very much in the Flayrah ballpark.)

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Hence the title of "Zoomorphica," my short-lived (one issue!) furry magazine around 1992. Or whenever the hell I did that. (I think its only claims to fame were having terrific production values for the time, if I do say so myself, and publishing a furry story by Hugo winner Lawrence Watt-Evans.)

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I know this may not be much of what is considered "Anthropomorphic" but I do think this might be great and funny. xD

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And I couldn't have put it better myself.

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There IS a bit of anthropomorphose behavior here.
If I remember correctly, in some areas, when winter gets close, ice-cream trucks and other summer related concessions are driven south (ie. to florida).
This may have been the inspiration.

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Fred (Fred Patten)read storiescontact (login required)

a retired former librarian from North Hollywood, California, interested in general anthropomorphics