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Table of Contents

Purpose of the Recommended Anthropomorphics List
Motion Picture
Dramatic Short Work
Dramatic Series
Short Fiction
General Literary Work
Non-Fiction Work
Graphic Story
Comic Strip
Visual Art

TOC     Purpose of the Recommended Anthropomorphics List

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, 2023.

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 (2022 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. 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

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Motion Picture

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

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (Directed by James Gunn - May 5)
  2. The Super Mario Bros.Movie (Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic - April 5)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Dramatic Short Work

           [one-shots, advertisements or short videos also specific episodes of series.]

  1. A Fox in Space - Episode Two - Fixing a Hole (Directed by Matthew Gafford - March 25) March 25
  2. Big Balls - Scratch21 (AC/DC Cover) (Directed by Michael Pitts (Piemations) - April 1) Mature Audiences.
  3. Bug Therapy (Directed by Jason Reisig - May 1)
  4. Cult of the Lamb: Doom & Shroom (directed by Jan F. Sorrentino - March 16)
  5. DKC: Return to Krocodile Isle (Directed by Alex Henderson - May 8)
  6. Gassy's Gas 'n Stuff (Directed by Sarah Schmidt and Ian Ballantyne - May 13)
  7. Lackadaisy (Pilot) (Directed by Fable Siegel - March 29)
  8. Rat Snacks (Directed by Antony Kos - March 1)
  9. Tamberlane (Directed by Ashley Nichols and Caytlin Vilbrandt - May 15)
  10. VRChat - I'm Fine [Rex Lip Sync] (Directed by Silly_Tilly, song "Fine" by Kyle Hume - April 23)
  11. Water Me Down - VRC Music Video (Vid by SamariumVR, VR elements by various. song by Milkblood - March 1)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Dramatic Series

           [Video series]

  1. Bluey (Created by Joe Brumm - Season 3 Episode 38 to current))
  2. Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill (trailer) (Directed by Kiyoshi Matsuda - January 11 to March 29)
  3. Kiff (Directed by Allison Craig - Season 1 episode 1 to current)
  4. Lee's Detective Agency: A Day in Lungmen (Produced by Gravity Well - episodes 3 to current)
  5. The Owl House (created by Dana Terrace - "For the Future" "Watching and Dreaming")

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. Mitzvot (Post-Self #4), by Madison Scott-Clary. (Mitzvot and selected letters - January 21)
  2. Rafts (ebook), by Utunu. (Makapu Village - March 15) Mature Audiences.

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Short Fiction

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

  1. Sea of Stars (audio), by Itoma the Fuzzy. (Google Docs, The Voice of Dog - March 13)
  2. Ekko the Orca, by Mary E. Lowd. (Deep Sky Anchor - May 2023)
  3. Jumping Jellyfish and Singing Salmon, by Mary E. Lowd. (Deep Sky Anchor - April)
  4. On the Difference Between AI Cats and Actual Cats: A Love Story, by Daniel Lowd and Mary E. Lowd. (Deep Sky Anchor - February)
  5. Clever Hansel 2020, by Mary E. Lowd, (Deep Sky Anchor - March)
  6. The Dragon's Mask, by Mary E. Lowd. (Deep Sky Anchor - January)
  7. Too Many Jangleberries, by Mary E. Lowd (The Lorelei Signal - January)
  8. Selected Letters, by Madison Scott-Clary. (Mitzvot and selected letters - January 21)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic General Literary Work

           [Story collections, comic collections, convention program books and the like.]

  1. Buckles 1998 Comic Strip Collection, by David Gilbert. (David Gilbert, comic strip collection, February 6)
  2. Lauren Ipsum, by Charles Brubaker. (Smallbug Press, comic strip collection, February 2)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Non-Fiction Work

           [Includes opinion pieces and news articles.]

  1. It's Not Your Fault (also), by Sifyro. (Twitter, Imgur - advice - April 22)
  2. Ringing Bell: Studying Sanrio's Cutesiest Tragic Film, by KaiserBeamz. (You Tube - video - Apr 30)
  3. Why Animating on Lackadaisy Was Different, by Manu Mercurial. (YouTube - video - March 29)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Graphic Story

           [Includes comic books and serialized online stories.]

  1. Artificial Incident, by Sage. (Internet - January 4 to current)
  2. Bethellium by abluedeer, (Kemono Cafe - February 3 to current)
  3. Dragon Curse, by Halocam. (Webtoons - #111 to current)
  4. Evon by BE Shepard. (Internet - March 10 to current). Mature Audiences.
  5. Girl Genius, by Phil & Kaja Foglio. (Internet - January 2 to current.)
  6. Julio & Poncho by GuayoDraws. (Twitter - January 16 to current)
  7. Monster Under the Bed, by Brandon Shane. (Internet - January 8 to current) Mature Audiences.
  8. Moonlace, by abluedeer. (Darkbluecomics - January 6 to current) Mature Audiences.
  9. Odaiment, by Acir Gomes. (Blogspot - Oda #7 to current)
  10. Out-of-Placers, by Valsalia. (Internet - January 10 to current)
  11. Skinchange (a Hayven Celestia Story), by Rick Griffin, colors by Qualzar. (Rick Griffin Studios - page 29 to current)
  12. Sonic the Hedgehog, by Ian Flynn and Evan Stanley etc. (Amazon - Issue #56 to current)
  13. Swords and Sausages, by Jan. (Tigerknight - January 15 to current)
  14. Tamberlane by Caytlin Vilbrandt and Ari Noble. (Internet - January 11 to current)
  15. Trakkar by Acer Gomez. (Internet - March to current)
  16. Two Kinds, by Thomas Fischbach. (Keenspot - January 3 to current)
  17. Ventura City Drifters, by sonokido. (Tapas or Webtoons - Chapter 11 20-22 to current)
  18. Wilde Life, by Pascalle lepas. (Internet - January 2 to current)
  19. Wukrii, by Lagoloid & Gatsumann. (Internet - #50 to current)
  20. Yosh!, by Sage. (Internet - January 2 to current)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Comic Strip

           [For newspaper-style strips, including those with ongoing arcs.]

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

  1. Carry On, by Kathy Garrison. (Hirezfox - January 2 to current)
  2. Dog Haus (also), by Moowsie. (Twitter, Webtoons - Jan 3 (#30 on Webtoons) to current)
  3. Dream Job, by Em Hoover. (The Nib - January 19) Mature Audiences.
  4. Duncan and Eddie (also), by chevril. (Twitter, Webtoons - Jan 13 to current)
  5. Freefall, by Mark Stanley. (Purrsia - January 2 to current)
  6. Foxes in Love, by Toivo Kaartinen. (Twitter - Jan 1 to current)
  7. Hedgehog's Dilemma, by Mellodillo (Internet - January 22 to current)
  8. Kemono Cafe, by SKAMP. (Kemono Cafe - January 15 to current)
  9. Kingdom of Cats, by Rachel Mills (Internet - January 1 to current)
  10. Lauren Ipsum, by Charles Brubaker (Internet - January 2 to current)
  11. Litterbox Comics (also), by Chesca Hause. (Internet, Webtoons - Jan 11 to current)
  12. My Bigger Boyfriend (also), by Cooner. (Internet. FurAffinity - #113 to current) Mature Audiences.
  13. My Ordinary Life (also), by Steven Huang. (Twitter, Webtoons - January 7 to current)
  14. MythTickle,by Justin Thompson. (Go Comics - January 2 to current)
  15. Nine to Nine, by Jan. (Tigerknight - January 8 to current) Mature Audiences.
  16. Nothing Doing (also), by horseonvhs. (CoHost, Twitter - May 1 to current)
  17. Over the Hedge, by T Lewis & Michael Fry. (Go Comics - January 1 to current)
  18. Pearls Before Swine, by Stephan Pastis. (Go Comics - January 1 to current)
  19. Puck, by ElectricGecko. (Internet - February 6 to current)
  20. S.S.D.D., by Alan Foreman. (Poisoned Minds - January 2 to current)
  21. The Pigpen, by Hugo Aguilar and Andrew French. (Twitter - Janary 8 to current)
  22. The Whiteboard, by Doc Nickel. (Internet - January 2 to current)
  23. Transmission, by Mark Smith. (Internet - January 6 to current)
  24. Twin Dragons, by Robin Dassen. (Internet - January 2 to current)
  25. Vicki Fox, by Michael Russell & Jan, (Internet - January 1 to current)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Visual Art

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

  1. AnimalShapesArt - voices in the trees - Twitter - March 15.
  2. Aruurara - Princess Terrier - Twitter - April 4.
  3. Blaedic - PROJECT. Macimellow - Twitter - April 5
  4. Bubblewolf - Winterrock Oasis (also) - Furaffinity, Twitter - February 20.
  5. CaelestisHound - Money for Nothing - Twitter - March 17.
  6. Caraid - "Conclave Sledge-Captain" - Twitter - April 4.
  7. fourleafisland - swallow / cradle - Twitter - March 12.
  8. GamGyuls - Late for work - Twitter - March 26
  9. HanMonster - commission for Howlitzer - Twitter - March 11.
  10. IndyChee - Full-body ACEO for CFriggin (FA) - Twitter - March 26.
  11. MarbleChip - Mouse Ashley is peak fiction - Twitter - April 3.
  12. MylaFox - Myla - Twitter - March 4.
  13. Plive - Kazzy Pirate - Twitter - March 5.
  14. Vass Richárd - Redwall Hungarian edition cover (also) - Imgur, Instagram - February 9
  15. RoboGrind - Earth by the moon - Twitter - April 6.
  16. Robogrind - Game Over - Twitter - March 23.
  17. Ilya Royz - Dancing with death - Twitter - March 10.
  18. Serpent_x - shy - Twitter - April 9.
  19. Sinto J - Brasa is hecking late - Twitter - March 22.
  20. Squiddy - Market Haul - Twitter - February 22
  21. Squiddy - The Record Store - Twitter - February 10
  22. yamakikei_ - stare - Twitter - April 25.

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Music

  1. Celebration at St. Matthew's Home, by Furry Loser - album - March 1
  2. Currents, by Gojii - album - January 6.
  3. Fox Boy, by WHSPRS - single - February 12
  4. LYLAT WARS, by Jaylaflame, Blackmajic, DJ WOOZiE - album - March 31.
  5. Pent Up Pup, by Pent Up Pup - album - February 3. Mature Audiences.
  6. Until We Meet Again..., by rxamina - album - April 1)
  7. Vestigial, by Daniel Lowd and Mary E. Lowd - single - March, 2023.

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. Deep Sky Anchor, edited by Mary E. Lowd. (Internet - January 2023 to current)
  2. Furry Weekly, edited by Yeshua and Sunni. (Internet - Issue 249 to current)
  3. InFurNation, edited by Rod O'Riley. (Internet - January 1 to current)
  4. Zooscape, edited by Mary E. Lowd. (Internet, Issue 17 to current)

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.]

  1. Furaffinity. - furry community, art.

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Game

           [Computer or console games, role-playing games, board games. No prereleases, just the finished version.]

  1. Bread & Fred (Developer: Sandcastles Studio - Publisher: Apogee Entertainment - May 23)
  2. Cassette Beasts (Developer: Byteen Studio - Publisher: Raw Fury - April 26)
  3. Celebrating Bubble Tea (Developer/Publisher: Google - January 29)
  4. Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 (Developer/Publisher: CyberConnect2 - May 10)
  5. Lone Fungus (Developer/Publisher: Basti Games - April 7)
  6. Melon Journey: Bittersweet Memories (Developer: Froach Club and Poppy Works - Publisher: Poppy Works and XSEED Games - April 6th)
  7. Postmouse (Developer: Critters Collective - Publisher: The Animation Workshop - January 30)
  8. The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog (Developer: Headcannon - Publisher: SEGA - March 31)
  9. We Lost Our Human (Developer/Publisher: Netflix - March 21)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Costume a.k.a. Fursuit

  1. Roxanne Wolf, also
    Maker/Owner/Wearer: PlatCatt
    Twitter - February 3
  2. Kaylee the Coyote
    Maker: Cascade Creatures
    Owner/Wearer: Kaylee Coyote (presumably - please correct me if I'm wrong)
    Twitter, January 31
  3. Nita the Dutch Angel Dragon
    Maker: Coyote Arcade
    Owner/Wearer: Clawshawt
    Debuted at Gateway Furmeet, Twitter, March 11
  4. Salmon Squiggles (also)
    Maker: pinuhfursuits
    Owner/Wearer: Solmmie (troutsnackz)
    March 24
  5. Sandey (also)
    Maker/Owner/Wearer: Misplaced_Spigot
    Vancoufur 2023
  6. Serval (also) (also)
    Maker: Suolaxier
    Owner/Wearer: WaldorfRinn
    February 16 (head), March 10 (completed suit)

TOC     Recommended Anthropomorphic Miscellany