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Table of Contents

Purpose of the Recommended Anthropomorphics List
Motion Picture
Dramatic Short Work or Series
Novel
Short Fiction
Other Literary Work
Non Fiction Work
Graphic Story
Comic Strip
Magazine
Published Illustration
Game
Website
Miscellany

TOC     Purpose of the Recommended Anthropomorphics List

This sixteenth 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 2016. 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 2016 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 2016 must be received by January 15, 2017.

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 2016, to help fans determine what is eligible to nominate for the year's Ursa Major Awards (to be voted upon in 2017). 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 2017 - 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
Recommended List for 2015

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Motion Picture

           [Live-action or animated feature-length movies.]

  1. Angry Birds (Directed by Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly; May 20)
  2. April and the Extraordinary World (Directed by Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci; English-language dub, April 6)
  3. The Boy and the Beast (Directed by Mamoru Hoseda; English-language dub, February 2)
  4. The Jungle Book (Directed by John Favreau, April 15)
  5. Kung Fu Panda 3 (Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni; January 29)
  6. Rachet & Clank (Directed by Kevin Munroe, Jericca Cleland; April 29)
  7. Zootopia (Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Jared Bush; February 11)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short Work or Series

           [TV series or one-shots, advertisements or short videos.]

  1. 2016 Kia Soul Hamsters #ShareSomeSoul (Kia Motors America; May 26)
  2. Bad Jubies (Directed by Kirsten Lepore, season 7 episode 20 of Adventure Time; January 14)
  3. Bird's Eye - Boy With a Tail Advert (Directed by Jim Gilchrist; April 8)
  4. Desert Critters (Directed by Li Wen Toh; April 25)
  5. Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger (Directed by Takayuki Shibasaki, Hiroyuki Katō, Shōjirō Nakazawa, and Noboru Takemoto; Season 1, February 14 to ?)
  6. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Directed by James Thiessen, Jim Miller, and Denny Lu; Season 6 episode 1 to Season 6 episode ?, March 26 to ?)
  7. Rock Dog Trailer (Directed by Ash Brannon; June 30)
  8. Rudolph and Ippaiattena Trailer (Directed by Kunihko Yuyama and Motonori Sakakibara; April 15)
  9. Sing Trailer #1 (Directed by Garth Jennings, May 23)
  10. Untamed (Directed by Juliette Viger, February 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. Dog Country, by Malcom F. Cross. (Amazon Digital Services LLC; March 28)
  2. The Origin Chronicles: Mineau by Justin Swatsworth. (Dolphyn Visions; June 14)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Short Fiction

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

  1. A Gentleman of Strength, by Dwale. (in Claw the Way to Victory; January 24)
  2. Christmas Tensions (bonus chapter for Heart Behind the Mask), by Karmakat. (Furaffinity, January 6)
  3. High School Dogs, by Mary E. Lowd. (in Deep Sky Anchor, March)
  4. Marge the Barge, by Mary E. Lowd. (in Claw the Way to Victory; January 24)
  5. Sheeperfly's Lullaby, by Mary E. Lowd. (in GoAL Issue 2, March)
  6. Blood Moon, by Charles Mathias. (in the Metamor Keep website; July 17)
  7. Eight Seconds and the Grace of God, by Patrick Rochefort. (in Claw the Way to Victory, January 24)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Other Literary Work

           [Story collections, comic collections, graphic novels, and convention program books.]

  1. Claw The Way to Victory, edited by AnthroAquatic. (Jaffa Books, anthology; January 24)
  2. Bodies in Motion, by Robert Baird. ( Self-pub, short story collection, March 13) Mature Audiences.
  3. The Art of Zootopia, by Jessica Julius. (Chronicle Books, movie art book; March 8)
  4. Cats and More Cats, edited by Fred Patten. (FurPlanet Productions, anthology; January 14)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Non Fiction Work

  1. CSI Fur Fest: The Unsolved Case of the Gas Attack at a Furry Convention, by Jennifer Swann. (VICE, article; February 11)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Graphic Story

           [Includes comic books and serialized online stories.]

  1. Lackadaisy, by Tracy J. Butler. (Internet; Lackadaisy Sabbatical to ?)
  2. Professor Amazing and the Incredible Golden Fox, by John Prengaman, Jr. (Internet; Chapter 1 page 23 to ?)
  3. Swords and Sausages, by Jan. (Internet; January 10 to ?)
  4. TwoKinds, by Tom Fischbach. (Internet; January 6 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. (Internet; January 1 to ?)
  2. Breaking Cat News, by Georgia Dunn. (Internet; February 1 to ?)
  3. Carry On, by K. Garrison. (Internet; January 1 to ?)
  4. Doc Rat, by Jenner. (Internet; January 1 to ?)
  5. Housepets!, by Rick Griffin. (Internet; January 1 to ?)
  6. Nine to Nine, by Jan. (Internet; January 10 to ?)
  7. Schlock Mercenary, by Howard Taylor. (Internet; 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. Dogpatch Press, edited by Patch Packrat (Internet; January 4 to ?)
  2. Flayrah, edited by crossafliction and GreenReaper (Internet; January 1 to ?)
  3. FurryFandom.es, edited by Mike Retriever. (Internet; April 12 to ?)
  4. InFurNation ( Internet; January 1 to ?)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Published Illustration

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

  1. Jenn 'Pac' Rodriguez, cover of Claw the Way to Victory (Jaffa Books; January 24)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Game

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

  1. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (Bandai Namco Games, February 2)
  2. Major\Minor (Klace, May)
  3. Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games, April)

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.]

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Miscellany