Category:
Anthropomorphism

Hindu Ceremonial Animal Marriages



1932 report here.

The practice of having a human marry an animal for various mystical reasons has been a part of Hindu religion for who-knows-how-long, and continues to the present.




Full article here.

And then of course there is marrying a tree as well.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 10, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Religion, Husbands, Wives, 1930s, Asia

Follies of the Madmen #291



Rockabilly, R&B Sharpie the Parrot is an authority on shaving. Or maybe you would pay more attention to Sharpie's barbershop-quartet incarnation.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Aug 14, 2016 - Comments (0)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Products, Cartoons, 1950s, Facial Hair

The Bears of Clark’s Trading Post



I would not have necessarily said that a trained bear act would still flourish in today's world, but apparently the one at Clark's Trading Post is still going strong.

I wonder if they had a hand in training Lulubelle back in 1957?





Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Aug 13, 2016 - Comments (1)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Authorities and Experts, Fairs, Amusement Parks, and Resorts, 1950s

Follies of the Madmen #282



Chimps improve every product.

Posted By: Paul - Mon May 16, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Products, 1950s, Cars

When the Day Breaks

Posted By: Paul - Sat May 07, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Cartoons, 1990s

Uncle Wiggly vs. DONNIE DARKO Rabbit

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Equally creepy? The earlier guy the inspiration for the later one?

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Dec 20, 2015 - Comments (7)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Games, Movies, 2000s, 1920s, Fictional Monsters

Captain Tick-Mouse

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Original images here.

I am not sure having a rat-like figure as your patriotic icon is the best choice of imagery.

Here is a little background on the character, from this source.

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Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 01, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Politics, Propaganda, Thought Control and Brainwashing, War, 1910s

3 + 1

3+1 from Soline FAUCONNIER on Vimeo.



Posted By: Paul - Sat Nov 07, 2015 - Comments (1)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Domestic, Appliances, Stop-motion Animation, Europe

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