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Fur Your Consideration.....
(October 1, 2023)
This twenty-third annual Recommended Anthropomorphics List has two purposes. Firstly, for furry fans to recommend what they consider to be the best anthropomorphic movies, TV series, novels, artwork, games, music, etc. that they found first published during 2023. The List is open to all, so if you know of anything Furry 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 2023 must be received by midnight PST, January 12, 2024.
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 2023, to help fans determine what is eligible to nominate for the year's Ursa Major Awards (to be voted upon in 2024). 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 2024 - check the Nominations page for instructions.
The dividing line in size between Novel and Short Fiction is 40,000 words.
The "General 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, and graphic novels.
"Visual Art" includes single illustrations or other pictures, sculptures, and whatever visual art that does not fit the other categories.
What is Furry Music? Music written by furries? Music about the fandom? Music about a furry environment? All of the above and more - you tell us!
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.
Fursuit performances qualify under "Dramatic Short Work or Series", preferably in recorded form, or as performances which will be repeated.
Fursuit is an Award category with special requirements. Due to the difficulties with administering this category, we will have to ask for extra information and other requirements to accept them into this category. To submit them to the Recommended List we require ALL of the following:
- Fursuit name
- Fursuit's maker
- Fursuit's owner/player (if not the maker)
- Good quality photograph taken during the eligible year (2023 at present) with permission to publish it if it is not already available on line.
- Date photograph taken
- Venue at which the photograph was taken. Due to the resumption of conventions and furmeets, we prefer photos taken at these events. However, we will still consider online presentations this year.
If all details are correctly supplied, the fursuit will be eligible for an Ursa Major Award for that year only. ALL fursuits are eligible for the Recommended List and as a candidate for an Award for ONE YEAR ONLY. When Award nominations are opened in January, all nominees for the Fursuit category must be chosen from those on the Recommended List for the eligible year. The Ursa Major Award will be given to the fursuit maker, not the wearer/performer. Photographs will be published on this website for consideration by the public. If the photo has not already been published in a public site, you must have the rights to that photo and grant us permission to show it. NOTE: An Award will only be presented if there are sufficient recommendations to proceed with it.
This Recommended List is posted at https://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 Lists for previous years:
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
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Recommendations for 2023
[Live-action or animated feature-length movies.]
- Ernest & Celestine: A Trip to Gibberitia (English version) - (Directed by Jean-Christophe Roger and Julien Chheng - September 1)
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (Directed by James Gunn - May 5)
- Nimona (directed by Nick Bruno and Troy Quane - June 30)
- The Super Mario Bros.Movie (Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic - April 5)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (Directed by Jeff Rowe and Kyler Spears - August 2)
[one-shots, advertisements or short videos also specific episodes of series.]
- A Fox in Space - Episode Two - Fixing a Hole (Directed by Matthew Gafford - March 25)
- Big Balls - Scratch21 (AC/DC Cover) (Directed by Michael Pitts (Piemations) - April 1) Mature Audiences.
- BOLAVLK/WEREAWOLF (Directed by Niko Mlynarcík - September 6)
- Bug Therapy (Directed by Jason Reisig - May 1)
- Cult of the Lamb: Doom & Shroom (directed by Jan F. Sorrentino - March 16)
- DKC: Return to Krocodile Isle (Directed by Alex Henderson - May 8)
- EDNÖRA (Directed by Étienné Côte (Joyark Toons) - June 15)
- Gassy's Gas 'n Stuff (Directed by Sarah Schmidt and Ian Ballantyne - May 13)
- Lackadaisy (Pilot) (Directed by Fable Siegel - March 29)
- Learning to Float (Directed by Fernanda Cipriani - Jun 16)
- Love Language (Directed by Erika Fabrizzio - June 17)
- Putting Potential In Your Partner (Directed by Plagueofgripes - April 7) Mature Audiences.
- Rat Snacks (Directed by Antony Kos - March 1)
- Record Highs (Directed by Beryl Allee - April 22)
- SAURIA: Blood for Blood (Directed by by David James Armsby - August 11)
- Spicy Sauce: Thirty Minutes, or DEATH (Directed by Ahmad Alami - May 30)
- Tamberlane (Directed by Ashley Nichols and Caytlin Vilbrandt - May 15)
- The Spellening (Directed by Brooke Burnett - June 20)
- VRChat - I'm Fine [Rex Lip Sync] (Directed by Silly_Tilly, song "Fine" by Kyle Hume - April 23)
- Water Me Down - VRC Music Video (Vid by SamariumVR, VR elements by various. song by Milkblood - March 1)
- WING IT! (Directed by Rik Schutte - September 12)
- Wolf in sheep's clothing (Directed by Yea An - May 26)
- Worry Cat (Directed by LiteralCat - July 31)
- You Ming Zhi - Slaying the Dragon
(Directed by Mo_ningLJ - August 8)
- ZAIYUKI teaser (part 1) (part 2) (Directed by Yuusuke Murata - February 6)
- Bluey (Created by Joe Brumm - Season 3 Episode 38 to current))
- Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill (trailer) (Directed by Kiyoshi Matsuda - January 11 to March 29)
- Fabulous Beasts (aka You Shou Yan) (FENZ Animation - Ep 1 to current)
- Kiff (Directed by Allison Craig - Season 1 episode 1 to current)
- Lee's Detective Agency: A Day in Lungmen (Produced by Gravity Well - episodes 3 to 7 and Special)
- The Owl House (created by Dana Terrace - "For the Future" "Watching and Dreaming")
- Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts (Directed by Chiaki Kon - Season 1 episodes 1 to current)
- Sonic Prime (Created by Man of Action - Season 2)
[Written works of 40,000 words or more. Serialized novels qualify only for the year that the final chapter is published.]
- Open Throat, by Henry Hoke. (MacMillian - June 6)
- The Dry Spell, by Ryan Loup-Glissant (Slip Wolf). (Furplanet - July 1) Mature Audiences.
- Hell Moon (Xeno-Spectre Book 1), by Mary E. Lowd. (Deep Sky Anchor Press - September)
- You're Cordially Invited to Crossroads Station, by Mary E. Lowd. (Deep Sky Anchor Press - July
- Mitzvot (Post-Self #4), by Madison Scott-Clary. (Mitzvot and selected letters - January 21)
- Rafts (ebook), by Utunu. (Makapu Village - March 15) Mature Audiences.
[Stories less than 40,000 words, poetry and other short written works.]
- Sea of Stars (audio), by Itoma the Fuzzy. (Google Docs, The Voice of Dog - March 13)
- On the Difference Between AI Cats and Actual Cats: A Love Story, by Daniel Lowd and Mary E. Lowd. (Deep Sky Anchor - February)
- Clever Hansel 2020, by Mary E. Lowd, (Deep Sky Anchor - March)
- Cosmic and Miley, by Mary E. Lowd. (Deep Sky Anchor - September 2)
- The Dragon's Mask, by Mary E. Lowd. (Deep Sky Anchor - January)
- Ekko the Orca, by Mary E. Lowd. (Deep Sky Anchor - May 2023)
- The Elephant Bride's Bouquet, by Mary E. Lowd (Deep Sky Anchor - August)
- Jumping Jellyfish and Singing Salmon, by Mary E. Lowd. (Deep Sky Anchor - April)
- Orange Sherbet Unlocks a Better Loot Box, by Mary E. Lowd. (Deep Sky Anchor - June)
- The Seamstress Robot and the Insect Bride, by Mary E. Lowd. (Deep Sky Anchor - July)
- Too Many Jangleberries, by Mary E. Lowd (The Lorelei Signal - January)
- Selected Letters, by Madison Scott-Clary. (Mitzvot and selected letters - January 21)
[Story collections, comic collections, convention program books and the like.]
- In the Light of the Dawn: An Anthology of Antiquity, ed Madison Scott-Clary. (The Furry Historical Fiction Society - anthology - July 1)
- Lauren Ipsum, by Charles Brubaker. (Smallbug Press, comic strip collection, February 2)
- Buckles 1998 Comic Strip Collection, by David Gilbert. (David Gilbert, comic strip collection, February 6)
- HIV Isn't Poetic, by Jonathan W. Thurston-Torres. (Fenris Publishing - poetry collection - May 1)
- Zooscape, Volume 1, edited by Mary E. Lowd. (Deep Sky Anchor Press - September)
[Includes opinion pieces and news articles.]
- A Guide to Drawing Manga Fantasy Furries: and Other Anthropomorphic Creatures, by Ryo Sumiyoshi. (Tuttle Publishing, Art guidebook - April 25
- Furry Planet (also), by Joe Strike. (Apollo Publishers - history - August 29)
- Furtannia: The History of the Furry Fandom in the United Kingdom,by Tim Stoddard. (Uncle Bear Publishing - history - June 22)
- It's Not Your Fault (also), by Sifyro. (Twitter, Imgur - advice - April 22)
- On Furries and the Media, by Soatok. (Dhole Moments - blog - June 6)
- The Redemption of Rocket Raccoon, by Xenofiction Reviews (Youtube - video - May 31
- Ringing Bell: Studying Sanrio's Cutesiest Tragic Film, by KaiserBeamz. (You Tube - video - Apr 30)
- They're Banning "Short" Characters, by Rev says desu. (You Tube - video - May 25)
- A Transcendantal Journey - A Trans Documentary (part 1)(part 2), by ItsMapleDoe. (You Tube - 2 part video - Feb 21 and March 11)
- Why Animating on Lackadaisy Was Different, by Manu Mercurial. (YouTube - video - March 29)
[Includes comic books and serialized online stories.]
- Artificial Incident, by Sage. (Internet - January 4 to current)
- Bethellium by abluedeer, (Kemono Cafe - February 3 to current)
- Dragon Curse, by Halocam. (Webtoons - #111 to current)
- Evon by BE Shepard. (Internet - March 10 to current). Mature Audiences.
- Girl Genius, by Phil & Kaja Foglio. (Internet - January 2 to current.)
- Hachimitsu: Blade For Hire, by Anaugi. (Webtoons - April 1 to current)
- Julio & Poncho by GuayoDraws. (Twitter - January 16 to current)
- Monster Under the Bed, by Brandon Shane. (Internet - January 8 to current) Mature Audiences.
- Moonlace, by abluedeer. (Darkbluecomics - January 6 to current) Mature Audiences.
- Odaiment, by Acir Gomes. (Blogspot - Oda #7 to current)
- Out-of-Placers, by Valsalia. (Internet - January 10 to current)
- Rain Burn, by Virmir. (Internet - #149 to current)
- Silverwing: The Graphic Novel, written by Kenneth Opel, Illustrated by Christopher Steininge. (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 19)
- Skinchange (a Hayven Celestia Story), by Rick Griffin, colors by Qualzar. (Rick Griffin Studios - page 29 to current)
- SKWEAQ, by Jason Munix. (Internet - January 17 to current)
- Sonic the Hedgehog, by Ian Flynn and Evan Stanley etc. (Amazon - Issue #56 to current)
- Swords and Sausages, by Jan. (Tigerknight - January 15 to current)
- Tamberlane by Caytlin Vilbrandt and Ari Noble. (Internet - January 11 to current)
- Trakkar by Acer Gomez. (Internet - March to current)
- Two Kinds, by Thomas Fischbach. (Keenspot - January 3 to current)
- Ventura City Drifters, by sonokido. (Tapas or Webtoons - Chapter 11 20-22 to current)
- Wilde Life, by Pascalle lepas. (Internet - January 2 to current)
- Wukrii, by Lagoloid & Gatsumann. (Internet - #50 to current)
- Yosh!, by Sage. (Internet - January 2 to current)
[For newspaper-style strips, including those with ongoing arcs.]
(Note - The Belfry contains links to a wide variety of comics including many anthropomorphic ones.)
- Addictive Science by Cervelet. (Kemono Cafe - January 1 to current
- After Forever, by Darkwing Dork. (Comic Fury - January 2 to current)
- Alpacomics, by Oxfordinary. (Webtoons - January 1 to current)
- At Arm's Length by Darkwing Dude and Brooke Scovil. (Comic Fury - February 16 to current)
- Carry On, by Kathy Garrison. (Hirezfox - January 2 to current)
- Copy Cats, by Rachel Mills. (Internet - March 27 to June 6)
- Della Sees the World, by David Fruner. (Internet - March 15 to current)
- Dog Haus (also), by Moowsie. (Twitter, Webtoons - Jan 3 (#30 on Webtoons) to current)
- Dream Job, by Em Hoover. (The Nib - January 19) Mature Audiences.
- Duncan and Eddie (also), by chevril. (Twitter, Webtoons - Jan 13 to current)
- Freefall, by Mark Stanley. (Purrsia - January 2 to current)
- Frostbitten, by Jack Brady. (DeviantArt, February 1 to current)
- Foxes in Love, by Toivo Kaartinen. (Twitter - Jan 1 to current)
- Hedgehog's Dilemma, by Mellodillo (Internet - January 22 to current)
- Hyacinth and Sal, by David Fruner. (Internet, January 1 to current)
- Jack by Darkwing Dude. (Comic Fury - July 3 to current)
- Kemono Cafe, by SKAMP. (Kemono Cafe - January 15 to current)
- Kingdom of Cats, by Rachel Mills (Internet - January 1 to current)
- Lauren Ipsum, by Charles Brubaker (Internet - January 2 to current)
- Litterbox Comics (also), by Chesca Hause. (Internet, Webtoons - Jan 11 to current)
- My Bigger Boyfriend (also), by Cooner. (Internet. FurAffinity - #113 to current) Mature Audiences.
- My Ordinary Life (also), by Steven Huang. (Twitter, Webtoons - January 7 to current)
- MythTickle,by Justin Thompson. (Go Comics - January 2 to current)
- Nature of Sage, by David Fruner. (Internet - June 26 to current)
- Nine to Nine, by Jan. (Tigerknight - January 8 to current) Mature Audiences.
- Nothing Doing (also), by horseonvhs. (CoHost, Twitter - May 1 to current)
- Off Centaured by Darkwing Dork. (Comic Fury - January 16 to current)
- Over the Hedge, by T Lewis & Michael Fry. (Go Comics - January 1 to current)
- Pearls Before Swine, by Stephan Pastis. (Go Comics - January 1 to current)
- Puck, by ElectricGecko. (Internet - February 6 to current)
- S.S.D.D., by Alan Foreman. (Poisoned Minds - January 2 to current)
- The Pigpen, by Hugo Aguilar and Andrew French. (Twitter - Janary 8 to current)
- The Whiteboard, by Doc Nickel. (Internet - January 2 to current)
- Transmission, by Mark Smith. (Internet - January 6 to current)
- Twin Dragons, by Robin Dassen. (Internet - January 2 to current)
- Vicki Fox, by Michael Russell & Jan, (Internet - January 1 to current)
- Welcome to HappyMart, by Dave Miller. (Internet - August 27 to current)
- Winging it! (also), by Part Time Dragons. (Internet, Webtoons - Most Awful Dragon Week to current)
[Illustrations for books, magazines, convention program books, cover art for such, online art, T-shirt art, coffee table portfolios.]
- AnimalShapesArt - voices in the trees - Twitter - March 15.
- Aruurara - Princess Terrier - Twitter - April 4.
- ARVEN92 - Our Furry City - Anthrocon 2023 - Deviant Art - June 1.
- arboret - isaias - Fur Affinity - Aug 3
- Blaedic - PROJECT. Macimellow - Twitter - April 5
- Bubblewolf - Winterrock Oasis (also) - Fur Affinity, Twitter - February 20.
- CaelestisHound - Money for Nothing - Twitter - March 17.
- Caraid - "Conclave Sledge-Captain" - Twitter - April 4.
- fourleafisland - swallow / cradle - Twitter - March 12.
- GamGyuls - Late for work - Twitter - March 26
- Glopossum - Pines - Fur Affinity - January 6.
- HanMonster - commission for Howlitzer - Twitter - March 11.
- IndyChee - Full-body ACEO for CFriggin (FA) - Twitter - March 26.
- Kyander - Stolen hat - Fur Affinity - August 23.
- mammalfriend - rabies- Twitter - September 5
- MarbleChip - Mouse Ashley is peak fiction - Twitter - April 3.
- MylaFox - Myla - Twitter - March 4.
- Ocaritna - Bon Bon at the secret garden - Twitter, May 28.
- Plive - Kazzy Pirate - Twitter - March 5.
- Vass Richárd - Redwall Hungarian edition cover (also) - Imgur, Instagram - February 9
- RoboGrind - Earth by the moon - Twitter - April 6.
- Robogrind - Game Over - Twitter - March 23.
- Ilya Royz - Dancing with death - Twitter - March 10.
- Serpent_x - shy - Twitter - April 9.
- Sinto J - Brasa is hecking late - Twitter - March 22.
- Squiddy - Market Haul - Twitter - February 22
- Squiddy - The Record Store - Twitter - February 10
- yamakikei_ - stare - Twitter - April 25.
- all lizards go to heaven?!?!?!, by lizzy's personal army - album - August 18
- As Small As Ants, by This Is The Glasshouse - album - July 9
- BLISS IN THE MIDST OF UNCERTAIN TIDES by GOJII - album - September 1
- Celebration at St. Matthew's Home, by Furry Loser - album - March 1
- Currents, by Gojii - album - January 6.
- Fox Boy, by WHSPRS - single - February 12
- Gold, by Werewolf Boyfriend - single - May 28
- LYLAT WARS, by Jaylaflame, Blackmajic, DJ WOOZiE - album - March 31.
- northern songs, by carter c - album - May 19
- Pent Up Pup, by Pent Up Pup - album - February 3. Mature Audiences.
- The Party Assembles (also), by Hayden Medwin aka Artan118 - orchestral single - July 11)
- Until We Meet Again..., by rxamina - album - April 1)
- Vestigial, by Daniel Lowd and Mary E. Lowd - single - March, 2023.
- World Gone, by Riikira - album - June 6.
[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.]
- Deep Sky Anchor, edited by Mary E. Lowd. (Internet - January 2023 to current)
- Dhole Moments, edited by Soatok, (Internet - January 6 to current)
- Furry Weekly, edited by Yeshua and Sunni. (Internet - Issue 249 to current)
- InFurNation, edited by Rod O'Riley. (Internet - January 1 to current)
- Zooscape, edited by Mary E. Lowd. (Internet, Issue 17 to current)
[Online collections of art, stories, and other creative and/or informational works. Includes galleries, story archives, directories, blogs, and personal sites.]
- elpatrixf.com, Tools, apps, art.
- Furaffinity. - furry community, art.
- Pokémon Infinite Fusion generator, Pokémon stat calculator
[Computer or console games, role-playing games, board games. No prereleases, just the finished version.]
- Bread & Fred (Developer: Sandcastles Studio - Publisher: Apogee Entertainment - May 23)
- Cassette Beasts (Developer: Byteen Studio - Publisher: Raw Fury - April 26)
- Celebrating Bubble Tea (Developer/Publisher: Google - January 29)
- Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 (Developer/Publisher: CyberConnect2 - May 10)
- GO! GO! Hamster Chef (Developer: Fancymatt - Publisher: itch.io - April 20) Mature Audiences
- Goodbye Volcano High
(Developer/Publisher: KO_OP - August 29)
- The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Developer/Publisher: Nintendo - May 12
- Lone Fungus (Developer/Publisher: Basti Games - April 7)
- Melon Journey: Bittersweet Memories (Developer: Froach Club and Poppy Works - Publisher: Poppy Works and XSEED Games - April 6th)
- Party Animals (Developer: Recreate Games - Publisher: Source Technology - September 20)
- Pawperty Damage (Developer/Publisher: Dare Looks - May 23)
- Postmouse (Developer: Critters Collective - Publisher: The Animation Workshop - January 30)
- Pseudoregalia (Developer/Publisher: rittzler - July 28)
- The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog (Developer: Headcannon - Publisher: SEGA - March 31)
- We Lost Our Human (Developer/Publisher: Netflix - March 21)
Maker: The Beastcub
Owner: Draco Deflagro
Twitter - July 15
- Forlorn Raven (also)
Owner: Forlorn Raven
Twitter - February 3
- Kaylee the Coyote
Maker: Cascade Creatures
Owner/Wearer: Kaylee Coyote (presumably - please correct me if I'm wrong)
Twitter, January 31
- Nita the Dutch Angel Dragon
Maker: Coyote Arcade
Debuted at Gateway Furmeet, Twitter, March 11
- Pig in Dress
Twitter - July 15.
- Roxanne Wolf, also
Twitter - February 3
- Salmon Squiggles (also)
Owner/Wearer: Solmmie (troutsnackz)
- Sandey (also)
February 16 (head), March 10 (completed suit)