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This eleventh 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 2011. 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 2011 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 2011 must be received by January 15, 2012.
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 2011, to help fans determine what is eligible to nominate for the year's Ursa Major Awards (to be voted upon in 2012). Note: Recommendation of items to this list does not constitute nomination for the awards, nor is it a requirement for nomination! Nomination may not be done until the end of 2011 - check the front 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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[Live-action or animated feature-length movies.]
- Bitter Lake (Directed by Shay, August 19)
- Le Chat du Rabbin (The Rabbi's Cat) (Directed by Antoine Delesvaux and Joann Sfar; June 1)
- Hop (Directed by Tim Hill, April 1)
- Den kæmpestore bjørn (The Great Bear) (Directed by Esben Toft Jacobsen, February 10)
- Happy Feet Two (Director: George "Mad Max Babe" Miller, November 18th)
- Kooky (Director: Jan Sverak, February)
- Kung Fu Panda 2 (Directed by Jennifer Yuh, May 26)
- Leafie, A Hen Into the Wild (Directed by Seong-yun Oh; July 27)
- Legend of a Rabbit (Directed by Sun Lijun, July 11)
- The Lion of Judah (Directored by Deryck Broom, Roger Hawkins, June 3 )
- Puss in Boots (Director: Chris Miller. October 28th)
- Rango (Directed by Gore Verbinski, March 4)
- Rio (Directed by Carlos Saldanha, April 15)
- Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Directed by Rupert Wyatt, August 5)
- The Muppets (Director: James Bobin, November 23)
- Winnie the Pooh (Directed by Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall, July 15)
[TV series or one-shots, advertisements or short videos.]
- Adventure Time (Frederator Studios for Cartoon Network, January 3 to December 22)
- The Amazing World of Gumball (Cartoon Network Studios for Cartoon Network, Season One: episodes 1 to 27)
- Ants for Living (Directed by Vaportem (Rotem Moshkovitz) at The Neri Bloomfield School of Design, July)
- The Ballad of Nessie (Walt Disney Animation studios Director: Steve Wermers, July 15)
- Blind Date (Director: Zack Math (of Richards Group) for OrkinVideo, LLD, March 24)
- Don't Hug Me I'm Scared (This Is It Productions, July 28)
- Fanboy Confessional: The Furry Edition (Producer: Markham Street Films, July 27). Documentary.
- The Funday PawPet Show (by Yappy Fox, Herbie Hamill, Simba, Kuddlepup, JackRabbit, Liesl, Eagle Beagle, Brace Bear; weekly episodes #488 to #530)
- Fur (Produced and directed by François Barreau, Marion Delannoy, Claire Fauvel, Rachid Guendouze, Vincent Nghiem, and Benoit Tranchet (Students at the Gobelins l'ecole de l'image). July 5)
- FursuitTV (by Timduru; monthly episodes #59 to #70)
- Hunt (Taylor Price, May 1)
- Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (Studio Dreamworks and Nickelodeon. Episodes 1 to 17)
- The Looney Tunes Show (Warner Bros Animation, Reel FX Creative Studios, Toon City Animation and Rough Draft Studios for Warner Brothers Television, Season One: 1 to 23)
- Mongrels (Adam Millar, Jon Brown, Daniel Peak; BBC Three, Series 2, Episodes 1-8, 7th November - 26th December) Mature Audiences.
- Musevisa and eight other Alf Prøysen Classics (Sandnes Media, November 9)
- My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Hasbro Studios for The Hub, Season One: episode12 to Season Two: episode 11)
- Regular Show (Cartoon Network Studios for Cartoon Network, Season Two: episode 14 to Season 3: episode 51)
- Scaredy Squirrel (Nelvana Unlimited for Disney Channel, Season One: episodes 01 to 26)
- Simon's Cat (Simon Tofield, February 27 - October 11)
- Thundercats (Studio 4° C and Warner Brothers Animation for Cartoon Network, season 2.1, July 29 to November 25)
- Vacation (Director: Zack Math (of Richards Group) for OrkinVideo, LLD, March 24)
- Warhorses of Letters (Marie Phillips and Robert Hudson, BBC Radio 4, Episodes 1-4, 25th October-15th November)
[Written works of 40,000 words or more. Serialized novels qualify only for the year that the final chapter is published.]
- Streets of His City & Their Labors of Love by Alflor Aalto. (SoFurry, November 10) Mature Audiences.
- Death Drop by Sean Allen. (Vintage Six Media, October 1) Mature Audiences.
- Smiley and the Hero by Ryan Campbell (FurPlanet Productions, January)
- Isolation Play by Kyell Gold. (Sofawolf Press, January) Mature Audiences
- Even the Wingless, by M.C.A. Hogarth. (Stardancer Studios, September 11)
- Spots the Space Marine: Defense of the Fiddler, by M.C.A. Hogarth. (Internet, June 23)
- Red Sails in the Fallout, by Paul Kidd (Wizards of the Coast, July)
- Inchoate Carillon, Inconstant Cuckold by Charles Matthias (The Metamor Keep website, posted October 23)
- Black dogs, Part 2: The Mountain of Iron by Ursula Vernon (Sofawolf Press, January)
[Stories less than 40,000 words, poetry and other short written works.]
- Stasis, by Alflor Aalto (on SoFurry, March)
- Step Softly, Speak Strongly, by James L. Brandt (Createspace, May)
- A Safety Weasel Christmas, by Gene Breshears. (In Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe #49, December)
- Floodgate Royale, by Mark Allen Davis. (In Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe #49, December)
- Beginner's Luck, by Gary Fletcher. (in Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe #48, August)
- The Three Tailed Fox by Night Fox. (Anthropomorphic Dreams #34, October 27)
- Battle of the Bee Tree, by Phil Geusz. (In Anthro #32, November-December)
- How to Get Through the Day by Kyell Gold (in FurAffinity, February 3)
- Argo, by Rick Griffin. (Smashwords, June 29)
- Best of Breed by Renee Carter Hall (Allasso #1, November 2011)
- Drawn from Memory, by Renee Carter Hall (in ROAR volume 3, February)
- Real Dragons Don't Wear Sweaters by Renee Carter Hall (Smashwords, June 2011)
- Let's Play Musical Chairs, by K.M. Hirosaki. (Furaffinity.net, July 12) Mature Audiences.
- Anadi Dolls, by M.C.A. Hogarth. (Internet, July 5)
- Family, by M.C.A. Hogarth. (Internet, October 28)
- Living the Moment, by M.C.A. Hogarth. (Internet, May 25)
- Pantheon, by M.C.A. Hogarth. (Internet, August 31)
- Precious Things, by M.C.A. Hogarth. (Internet, October 15)
- The Smell of Intelligence, by M.C.A. Hogarth. (Internet, August 12)
- Songs from a Conch Shell Whistle, by M.C.A. Hogarth. (Internet, May 4)
- Stone Moon, Silk Scarves, by M.C.A. Hogarth. (Internet, May 31)
- Unknowable, by M.C.A. Hogarth. (Internet, July 21)
- Unfit, by Kandrel. (in Roar, volume 3, Bad Dog Books, February)
- The Canoe Race, by Mary E. Lowd. (in Stories of Camp Rainfurrest, September)
- Fetching Asteroids, by Mary E. Lowd. (Alasso, Volume 1)
- Shreddy and the Zomb-Dogs, by Mary E. Lowd. (Anthropomorphic Dreams #35, November 4)
- Where the Heart Is, by Mary E. Lowd. (in Stories of Camp Rainfurrest, September)
- Collies in Space, by Paul and Heather McComas. (In Unforgettable: Harrowing Futures, Horrors & (Dark) Humor, Walkabout Publishing, March 25)
- The Best Revenge, by Elizabeth McCoy. (Internet, May 21)
- Leaping Lizards, by Elizabeth McCoy. (Internet, May 19)
- Spoonfuls of Sugar, by Elizabeth McCoy. (Internet, June 21)
- Uniqueness Counts, by Elizabeth McCoy. (Internet, October 7)
- Wahnt (Leaders), by Elizabeth McCoy. (Internet, October 7)
- What Really Matters, by Elizabeth McCoy. (Internet, June 20)
- Al Coda, by Marcus Reeve (ROAR volume 3, February)
- Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night, by John "The Gneech" Robey (in ROAR volume 3, February)
- After the "Dead list" - I'm a Deer, by Mike Rozak. (2011)
- Deaths At Azcruk by Mike Rozak. (2011)
- I lose more little brothers, volume 3, by Mike Rozak. (2011)
- Pantherized, by Mike Rozak (2011)
- Red-Panda Nanny, by Mike Rozak. (2011)
- The White Wolf - A Romance, by Mike Rozak. (2011)
[Story collections, comic collections, graphic novels, non-fiction works, and convention program books.]
- A Horse of Many Colours, by Michael Bard. (Anthropomorphic Dreams Publishing, short story collection, November)
- Love: Le Tigre by Frédéric Brrémaud and Federico Bertolucci (Ankama éditions, Graphic Novel, May 18)
- The Ballad of Rango, written and edited by David S. Cohen. (Insight Editions, movie album, March 1)
- Dragon's Hoard #1, by various. (Rabbit Valley, anthology, May)
- Nordguard, Book One: Across Thin Ice, by Tess Garman & Teagan Gavet (Sofawolf Press, Graphic Novel, June)
- Gold Standard, by Kyell Gold (Smashwords, short story collection, August 21) Mature Audiences.
- In the Doghouse of Justice, by Kyell Gold (Sofawolf Press, short story collection, August) Mature Audiences.
- Weasel Presents, by Kyell Gold (FurPlanet Publications, June) Mature Audiences.
- Clays Beneath the Skies, by M.C.A. Hogarth, with foreword by Susan Marie Groppi. (Stardancer Studios, story collection, June 5)
- Doc Rat. Vol. 7, It Gets Even Better, Doc, by Jenner. (Platinum Rat Productions, June)
- Doc Rat. Vol. 8, Yeah Not Too Great, Doc, by Jenner. (Platinum Rat Productions, December)
- FurPiled #5, by Leo Magna. (Sofawolf Press, comic collection with some new material, April)
- The Art of Kung Fu Panda 2, written and edited by Tracey Miller-Zarneke. (Insight Editions, movie album, May 2)
- We3: Deluxe edition, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. (Vertigo, graphic novel compilation, August)
- Anthropomorphic Research Project, by Courtney "Nuka" Plante, et. al. (Internet, research and data presentation, Summer and Winter 2011 surveys)
- Sythyry's Journal, by Sythyry (Internet posts, fictional journal, January 3rd to December 27th)
- ROAR volume 3, edited by Buck C. Turner (Bad Dog Books, short story collection, February)
- Tai Pan Omnibus #1 (Tai Pan, collection of first two issues with added content, September)
- Digger vol. 6 by Ursula Vernon. (Sofawolf Press, comic strip collection, June)
- Dragonbreath: Lair of the Bat Monster by Ursula Vernon (Dial, illustrated children's book, March)
- Dragonbreath: No Such Thing as Ghosts by Ursula Vernon (Dial, illustrated children's book, July)
- UTC. Phase One, Changing Times at Attic High, by Jim Whaley (Catomix/Ka-Blam, collected graphic novel, August)
- The Art of Puss in Boots, written and edited by Ramin Zahed. (Insight Editions, movie album, November 8)
[Includes comic books and serialised online stories.]
- Aeria by Fabian Rastorfer, writer; Songwut Ouppakarndee and Kridsana Rattananen, Artists (Internet, Jan 5th to December 28)
- Altermeta by Casey Young. (Internet, January 18 to December 28)
- Bittersweet Candy Bowl by Veronica "Taeshi" Vera. (Internet, January 5 to December 30)
- Broken Plot Device by Lis Boriss. (Internet, January 3 to December 21)
- Cats n' Cameras by Cheetah and James Hardiman. (Internet, January 1 to December 10)
- Champions of Katara, by Chuck Melville. (Internet, January 5 to December 27)
- Cheap Thrills (Internet, Chapter 3 p.118 to Chapter 4 page 62)
- The Chronicles of Loth by J.E. Flint (Internet, January 6 to December 30)
- Commander Kitty by Scotty Arsenault. (Internet, January 2 to December 11)
- Digger by Ursula Vernon (Internet, page 742 to 759)
- Endtown, by Aaron Neathery (Internet, January 3 to December 30)
- Exterminatus Now by Webber, Graham, Edney and Faulkner. (Internet, #349 to #390)
- Food Run by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson. (in Dark Horse Presents, volume 2, Issue 4, September 21)
- Footprints written by Joey Esposito, illustrated by Jonathan Moore. (215 Ink. Issue #1)
- Fur-Piled by Leo Magna. (Internet, 424 to 427)
- Furry Experience by Ellen Natalie. (Internet, page 110 to 181 & filler page 25)
- Furthia High by QuetzaDrake (Internet, January 1 to December 26)
- Jack by David Hopkins. (Internet, January 3 to December 30) Mature Audiences.
- Lackadaisy by Tracy J. Butler. (Internet, Lackadaisy Vestige to Lackadaisy Haymaker )
- The Lengths by Howard Hardiman. (Bigcartel, issue 2 to 4) Mature Audiences.
- The Man Who Was Thursday (furry adaptation of GK Chesterton story by Genesis Eve Whitmore. (Internet, page 130 to 145)
- Newshounds by Thomas K. Dye. (Internet strips from January 3 to December 30)
- Original Life by Jay Naylor. (Internet, #167 to #270)
- Penguins vs. Possums written by Sebastian Kadlecik, illustrated by John Bring. (JBSK Comics. Issue #1)
- Prequel, by Kazerad (Internet, March 15th to December 28th)
- Rascal Raccoon's Raging Revenge written by Brendan Hay, illustrated by Justin Hay. (Oni Press, December 17)
- Rat Fist by Doug TenNapel (Internet, January 4 to March 21)
- Red Lantern by Rukis and AlectorFencer. (Internet, page 13 to 65)
- Salvatore by Nicolas De Crecy. (NBM Comics, volumes 1 and 2)
- Skin Deep by Kory Bing (Internet, EXCHANGES Chapter 3 to Homecoming 9)
- Slightly Damned by Chu. (Internet, #429 to #478)
- Spacehounds by Mary E. Lowd (Internet, #116 to #152)
- Story Time by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson. (in Dark Horse Presents, volume 2, Issue 6, November, 23)
- Swords and Sausages by Jan for Tiger Knight Comics (Internet, from June 1, to December 16)
- Twokinds by Tom Fischbach. (Internet, January 5 to December 22)
- Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai. (Dark Horse, issues #135 to #142)
- UTC (Urgent Transformation Crisis) by Jim Whaley (Internet from November 28 to December 19)
- Wrongside by Amanda Payne (Woodfin) (Internet, Ashes page 21 to 34 )
- XDragoon by Felipe Marcantonio. (Internet, Chapter 13 to Chapter 17)
[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.)
- The Abominable Charles Christopher, by Karl Kerschl. (Internet strips from January 5 to December 28)
- Babe in the Woods by Jason Fifer (Internet strips from January 7 to December 30)
- Ballerina Mafia, by Immelmann (Internet strips from January 31 to December 23)
- Chicken Wings, by Mike and Stefan Starasser. (Internet strips from January 1 to December 31
- Dan and Mab's Furry Adventures, by Amber Williams (Internet strips from 3rd January to 30th December)
- Deer Me by Sheryl Schopfer (Internet, Strip #354 to #397)
- Doc Rat by Jenner. (Internet strips from January 3 to December 30)
- The End of Things, by Christopher S. Nititham. (Internet strips from January 30 to September 11)
- Faux Pas by Robert and Margaret Carspecken. (Internet strips from #1264 to #1386)
- Freefall by Mark Stanley. (Internet strips from January 3 to December 30)
- FW! Adventures, by Wilfredo R. Ortiz. (Internet, January 3 to December 2)
- Housepets!, by Rick Griffin. (Internet strips from January 7 to December 30)
- Kevin and Kell by Bill Holbrook (Internet stips from January 1 to December 31)
- The Laugh-Out-Loud Cats, by Apelad (Internet, #1584 to #1872)
- Mr Cow by Chuck Melville (Internet, Jan 3 to December 30)
- Precocious, by Christopher J. Paulsen. (Internet, #692 to #1028)
- Rasvaar by Lex aka "skets Lemur-Fox". (Internet strips from October 17 to November 21)
- Sandra and Woo, by Powree and Oliver Knörzer. (Internet, January 3 to December 29)
- sChIzO, by MrSaturn123. (Internet strips number 1 to 87)
- Skin Horse, by Shaenon K. Garrity and Jeffrey C. Wells. (Internet, January 1 to December 31)
- Swamp, by Gary Clark. (Internet strips from to January 1 to December 31)
- Transmission by Mark Alexander Smith (Internet strips from Febuary 3 to December 23)
- Valleydog, by Mike Folf and Rikux (Internet strips from April 15 to December 25)
- World of Fizz by Robert M. Blake. (Internet strips from January 1 to December 31)
[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.]
- Allasso (#1, November 2011)
- Anthro (Internet, from #31, September-October to #32, November-December)
- Anthro Dreams (Internet, January 10 to December 29)
- Fauna Urbana (Internet, January to December)
- Flayrah (Internet, January 3 to December 31)
- South Fur Lands (#57, December)
- Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe (#48, August to #49, December)
[Illustrations for books, magazines, convention program books, cover art for such, coffee table portfolios.]
- Blotch, cover of Isolation Play by Kyell Gold, January.
- Blotch, cover of Nordguard, Book One: Across Thin Ice, by Tess Garman & Teagan Gavet, June.
- James L. Brant, splash page for "A Safety Weasel Christmas", page 30 in Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe #49, December
- Jason Chan, cover for Red Sails in the Fallout, by Paul Kidd, July.
- Alan Gutierrez, wraparound cover of Fuzzy Ergo Sum by Wolfgang Diehr, March.
- Notorious (Robin McLean), cover of Flood Waters Rising, by E. M. A. Hirst, September.
- Sara Palmer, cover for Weasel Presents, by Kyell Gold, June.
- Rosenthal, FBA 2012 Season Opener for Furry Basketball Association, October 30)
- Stefanie Sylvester, Collies in Space splash page for "Collies in Space" in Unforgettable: Harrowing Futures , Horrors, & (Dark) Humor, March 25)
- Taodog, cover of Other Trails Taken by Bernard Doove, May 26.
- Edd Vick, splash page for "Floodgate Royal", page 27 in Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe #49, December
- WFA (WalkingFifthAvenue), cover for Gold Standard, by Kyell Gold, August.
- C. D. Woodbury, cover for Tales of the Tai-Pan Universe #48, August.
[Computer or console games, role-playing games, board games.]
- EverQuest II: Destiny of Velious (expansion pack for Everquest II) (Developer and Publisher: Sony Online Entertainment, February 22)
- Kirby Mass Attack (Developer: HAL Laboratory; Publisher: Nintendo, September 19)
- Kirby's Return to Dream Land (Developer: HAL Laboratory; Publisher: Nintendo, October 24)
- Kung Fu Panda 2 (Developer: Griptonite Games; Publisher: THQ, May 24)
- Okamiden (Developer: Mobile & Game Studio, Inc. Publisher: Capcom. March 15)
- Pokemon Black and White (Developer: Game Freak, Publisher: Nintendo DS, March 6)
- Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One (Developer: Insomniac Games; Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, October 18th)
- Rayman Origins (Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier; Publisher: Ubisoft, November 15)
- Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Developer: XPEC Entertainment; Publisher: Activision, October 16)
- Solatorobo - Red the Hunter (Developer: CyberConnect2; Publisher: Xseed Games, July 1 UK)
- Sonic Generations (Developers: Dimps and Sonic Team. Publisher: Sega. November 1st)
- Star Fox 64 3D (Developers: Nintendo EAD and Q-Games. Publisher: Nintendo. September 9th)
- Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (Developer and Publisher: Capcom, November 15)
[Online collections of art, stories, and other creative and/or informational works. Includes galleries, story archives, directories, blogs, and personal sites.]
- ActFur on Air, by Kraden, Carnival, Jeneara and Kell Bengal. Podcast.
- Artists Beware. Discussion of positive or difficult experiences with commissioners or artists.
- The Belfry WebComics Index. Extensive database of furry and other web comics.
- The D-Evolution Portal, Sean Allen, Sean Allen's novels. Mature Audiences.
- Equestria Daily, My Little Pony fandom art and fanfic community site. FAQ.
- F-list, furry roleplaying community and character profile database.
- Fur Affinity, art website.
- FurCast, by Paradox, Mattox and Fayroe; podcast radio show.
- FurDream, fursuit gallery.
- Furry 4 Life, furry social network and art archive.
- Furry Subreddit, social links to furry resources.
- Furry Writers' Guild, writers' association and information.
- The Fursuit Archive, by Timduru, fursuit photos and videos.
- The Fursuit Database, by Timduru fursuits and their builders.
- In-FurNation, Rod O'Riley, Furry news.
- Inkbunny, furry art and story community.
- Matrices.net Costuming. Tutorials on fursuit construction and care.
- WikiFur. Furry encyclopedia.
- Xana Creations Furcast. Furry podcast.
- Death Drop Posters, by Matt Dixon. Specifically the posters of Simon Latranis, Major Otto Von Holt, Lt. Malo Shunkari, General Killikbar, Dr. Artemus Blink, Blangaris, and Capt. Talfus Zandre.
- SpinDizzy MUCK. Whimsical critter-focused roleplaying environment.