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2005 Recommended Anthropomorphics

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(Last Update October 15, 2005)
Purpose of the Recommended Anthropomorphics List

This fifth annual Recommended Furry Reading List has two purposes. Firstly, it is open for all Furry fans to recommend the best anthropomorphic movies, TV series, novels, artwork, games, etc. that they found during 2005. It is for fans who want to know what anthropomorphic movies, TV series, novels, etc. are worth looking for. The List is open to anyone to add to, so if you know of any 2005 Furry movies or comic books or comic strips, etc. that are worth recommending, please send your recommendations through the end of 2005 to:
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.

Secondly, this List is to be used as a helpful guide for nominations to the 2005 Ursa Major Awards, which will be presented during 2006 for the Best of the calendar year 2005 in the first ten categories of the Recommended List. The List was actually started as an aid to those fans who said, "The Awards sound like a good idea but I don't have the slightest idea what's eligible to be nominated." Read the List and find out what is eligible for the Best of 2005.

The category formerly titled "Recommended Anthropomorphic Dramatic Series" has been changed to "Recommended Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short Work or Series", to include individual works other than feature-length motion pictures which are not part of series.

Last year we added an eleventh category to the Recommended List this year: Recommended Anthropomorphic Miscellany, which is not as yet matched by a similar category in the Ursa Major Awards. Recommended Miscellany is for those items like the Realm of the Claw action figures a couple of years ago or the Cthulhu plush dolls that do not fit into any of the existing categories, and which are not worth a category on their own because there will probably not be enough of them to fill a category, but which are too good to be ignored.

This Recommended List is posted at This website includes links to as many as possible of the recommendated 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 Anthropomorphic Motion Picture

1. The Cat Returns [English-language release] (Studio Ghibli; distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, February 2)
2. Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch (DisneyToon Studios; distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, August 30)
3. Madagascar (Pacific Data Images & DreamWorks Animation; distributed by DreamWorks SKG, May 27)
4. Valiant (Vanguard Entertainment; distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, August 19)
5. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Aardman Animations Ltd, distributed by DreamWorks Distribution LLC, September 4)
Recommended Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short Work or Series

1. American Dragon: Jake Long (Walt Disney Television Animation for Disney Channel; episodes, #1 [January 21] to ?)
2. Cake Dance [Music video of the song "Happy Birthday to Me" by Bulldog Mansion] (SamBakZa, June)
3. Damekko Dobutsu (Magic Bus for Kids Station: episodes, #1 [January 17] to #26 [February 21])
4. Doraemon (Shinei Animation Co. for TV Asahi;episodes, #1777 [January 7] to ?)
5. Gokiburi-chan (Art Box International for TBS Channel; March 20 to ?)
6. Hello Kitty's Animation (Sanrio; distributed by ADV, Volumes 1-3, Febuary 1 to June 14)
7. Krypto The Superdog (Cartoon Network episodes #1 [April 4] to ?)
8. Mafukiden: Pandarian (Studio Planet for Animax: episodes, #1 [January 8] to #26 [?])
9. Magical Canan (Anime International Company for AT-X;episodes, #1 [January 1] to ?)
10. Onegai My Melody (Sanrio for Television Osaka, March 4 to ?)
Recommended Anthropomorphic Novel

1. New Coyote, by Michael Bergey. (Five Star Books, August)
2. Derik's Bane, by MaryJanice Davidson. (Berkeley Sensation Books, January)
3. Transformations: A Forest Tales Story, by Bernard Doove. (Fauxpaw Publications, June)
4. Volle, by Kyell Gold. (Sofawolf Press, January)
5. Black Iron by Ted MacKinnon. (Sofawolf Press, July)
6. Lineaments of Coming Night, by Charles Matthias. (The Matthias Zone website, October 1)
7. Cats Cross Their Graves; a Joe Grey Mystery, by Shirley Rousseau Murphy. (HarperCollins Publishers, January)
8. Haydn of Mars by Al Sarrantonio. (Ace Books, January)
Recommended Anthropomorphic Short Fiction

1. Schism, by Phil Geusz, in (TSAT #39, April-May)
2. Without Evidence, by Watts Martin, in (Why Coyotes Howl; Sofawolf Press, January)
3. Missing, by Scout McIntyger in (Heat #3; Sofawolf Press, July)
4. The Fate of Mice, by Susan Palwick, in (Asimov's Science Fiction, January)
Recommended Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work

1. Sythry's Journal, by Bard Bloom. (Internet entries (January 1 {Seeks-Leather-Skillets [22 Thory 4261]} to ?); fictional blog)
2. The Mousekaroos #4, by Sarah Davis. (Internet, May; comic strip collection)
3. Nip and Tuck: Book 1, The Bare Essentials, by Ralph E. Hayes, Jr. (CaféPress, February; republished, March; comic strip collection)
4. Tales of the Questor, Volume 1 [color edition], by Ralph E. Hayes, Jr. (, April; comic strip collection)
5. Tales of Perissa, Book 2, by Brock Hoagland. Illus. by Vicky Wyman. (United Publications, July/October 2004 [published January]; short story collection)
6. Straight Outta Computers, by Bill Holbrook. (Kevin & Kell vol. 9). (Plan Nine Publishing, November 2004 [published January]; comic strip collection)
7. Why Coyotes Howl, by Watts Martin. (Sofawolf Press, January; short story collection)
8. Digger (volume 1), by Ursula Vernon. (Sofawolf Press, July; comic strip collection)
Recommended Anthropomorphic Comic Book

1. Lions, Tigers, and Bears, written by Mike Bullock, drawn by Jack Lawrence. (Image Comics issues from #1 July to ?)
2. Usagi Yojimbo, by Stan Sakai. (Dark Horse, monthly issues from v. III #81, January to ?)
Recommended Anthropomorphic Comic Strip

(Note - The Belfry contains links to a wide variety of on-line comics including many Furry ones.)

1. The Adventures of Fifine, by Henbe (Normand Bilodeau). (Internet strips from January 9 [#114] to ?)
2. Akaelae, by Tiffany Ross. (Internet strips from January 3 to ?)
3. Alpha Luna, by Leonardo Vidal F. (Internet strips from January 10 to ?)
4. Apollo 9, by Longtail. (Internet strips from January 9 to ?)
5. Better Days, by Jay Naylor. (Internet strips from #180 [January 3] to ?)
6. Black Tapestries, by Shana Pinkelton. (Internet strips from January 11 to ?)
7. Blue Crash Kit, by Rob Hamm, Shannon Henry, Cat Glewwe. (Internet strips from January 3 to ?)
8. Boomer Express, by Tyrnn Eaveranth and Jakebe Sunraven. (Internet strips from January 3 [#398] to ?)
9. Bugs, by Den Whitton. (Internet strips from January 1 to ?)
10. Carpe Diem, by Graveyard Greg (story) & Redkam (art). (Internet strips from January 1 [#84] to ?)
11. Carry On, by Kathy Garrison. (Internet strips from January 3 to ?)
12. Catena, by Tracy Pierce. (Internet strips from January 3 to ?)
13. Crikey Duck by Tania Walker & Vicki Eden. (Internet strips from #1 [April 16] to ?)
14. Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures, by Amber M. Pankyo. (Internet strips from January 13 [#457] to ?)
15. Exodus - Furry Rebellion!, by Pepper. (Internet strips from January 2 [#56] to ?)
16. Faux Pas, by Robert & Margaret Carspecken. (Internet strips from January 3 [#535] to ?)
17. Freefall, by Mark Stanley. (Internet strips from January 3 [#1054] to ?)
18. Funny Farm, by R. Smith. (Internet strips from January 3 to ?)
19. Fur-Piled, by Leo Magna/A. Husky. (Internet strips from January 12 [#92] to ?)
20. Fur Will Fly, by Brian Daniel (story) & Isabel Marks (art). (Internet strips from January 3 [#465] to ?)
21. Gene Catlow, by Albert Temple. (Internet strips from January 1 to ?)
22. Goblin Hollow, by Ralph E. Hayes, Jr. (Internet strips from January 2 to ?)
23. Inherit the Earth, by Allison Hershey. (Internet strips from March 22 to ?)
24. Inverloch, by Sarah Ellerton. (Internet strips from January [#218] to ?)
25. Kevin & Kell, by Bill Holbrook. (Internet strips from January 1 to ?)
26. Las Lindas, by Devin "SoulKat" Leonhart (story) & Gonzalo "Chalo" Reyes (art). (Internet strips from January 3 [#18] to ?)
27. The Legend Of Anne Bunny, by Kathryn Garrison. (Internet strips from January 3 to ?)
28. Namir Deiter, by Isabel Marks. (Internet strips from January 1 [#897] to ?)
29. Newshounds, by Thomas K. Dye. (Internet strips from January 4 to ?)
30. Nip and Tuck, by Ralph E. Hayes, Jr. (Internet strips from January 4 to ?)
31. Ozy and Millie, by David Craig Simpson. (Internet strips from January 3 to ?)
32. A Roo'd Awakening, by Christopher D. Smith. (Internet strips from January 1 [RAY2K5] to ?)
33. Roomies, by Flinthoof. (Internet strips from January 5 to ?)
34. Sabrina Online, by Eric W. Schwartz. (Internet strips from January 31 [#335] to ?)
35. Six Pack of Otters, by Beanie Puppy. (Internet pages from January (page 19) to ?)
36. The Suburban Jungle, starring Tiffany Tiger, by John Robey. (Internet strips from January 1 to ?)
37. Tails From The Mynarski Forest, by Rt Matheson. (Internet strips from January 3 to ?)
38. Tales of the Questor, by Ralph E. Hayes, Jr. (Internet strips from January 2 [#184] to ?)
39. Untitled!, by Gloria Pike. (Internet strips from January 1 to ?)
40. The Whiteboard, by Doc N. (Internet strips from January 3 to ?)
Recommended Anthropomorphic Fanzine

1. Heat. (issues from #3, July, to ?)
2. South Fur Lands. (issues from #36, March, to ?)
3. Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe. (issues from #38, June, to ?)
4. TSAT (Transformation Stories, Art, Talk). (Internet; issues from #37, December 2004 to January to ?)
Recommended Anthropomorphic Published Illustration

1. Palmer, Sara. Cover painting for Volle, by Kyell Gold. (Sofawolf Press, January)
2. Stawicki, Matt. Cover painting for Haydn of Mars, by Al Sarrantonio. (Ace Books, January)
3. Stone, Stephanie (aka Cybercat). Cover art for Transformations: A Forest Tales Story, by Bernard Doove. (Fauxpaw Publications, June)
Recommended Anthropomorphic Game

1. Ape Escape On The Loose (Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment, Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, March)
2. Banjo Pilot (Developer: Rare, Publisher:THQ January 12)
3. Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower (Developer:Capcom Production Studio 5, Publisher: Capcom, March 17)
4. Donkey Kong Jungle Beat [English language release] (Developer: Nintendo EAD Tokyo, Producer: Nintendo, March 14)
5. Donkey Konga 2 [English language release] (Developer: Namco, Publisher: Nintendo, May 9)
6. Guru Guru Nagetto (Developer: Beeworks, Publisher: Success, April 28)
7. Harvest Moon: Colobocle Station (Developer: Natsume, Publisher: Marvelous Interactive, March 17)
8. Hello Kitty: Rescue Mission (Developer: Typhoon Games, Publisher: XPEC, April 4)
9. Kappa no Kai-Kata - Katan Daibouken (Developer: Konami, Publisher: Konami, March 17)
10. Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament [English language release]. (Developer: Namco Ltd., Publisher: Namco Ltd., February 22)
11. The Legend of Kay (Developer: Neon Studios, Publisher: CapCom, March 4)
12. Nyan Nyan Nyanko no Nyan Collection (Developer: MTO, Publisher: MTO, March 20)
13. Ochaken no Yumebouken (Developer: MTO, Publisher: MTO, April 28)
14. Pokemon Dash [English language release] (Developer: Ambrella (Marigul), Publisher:Nintendo, March 14)
15. Relaxuma na Mainichi (Developer: Imagineer, Publisher: Imagineer, April 28)
16. Star Fox Assault (Developer: Namco/Nintendo, Publisher: Nintendo, February 14)
17. Super Monkey Ball Deluxe (Developer: SEGA, Publisher: SEGA, March 15)
18. Tekken 5 (Developer: Namco, Publisher: Namco, February 25)
19. TMNT: Mutant Melee (Developer: Konami HWI, Publisher: Konami, March 15)
20. Yoshi Touch & Go (Developer: Nintendo, Publisher: Ninten, January 27)
21. Zoo Keeper [English-language release]. (Developer: Success, Publisher: Ignition Entertainment Ltd, January 17)
Recommended Anthropomorphic Miscellany

None yet - anybody?


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