Mustelids in Media

Considering that most people first learnt about mustelids or are more familiar with them through media, we feel this section of our site is just as important as any scientific piece.

With all the myths and misconceptions about mustelids in media, it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish fiction from reality. Despite the complexity of these animals, their roles are often typecast, especially in Western world. Otters are usually portrayed as friendly and playful, badgers short-tempered and wise, while all other mustelid species tend to play the antagonist.

In the Eastern world and certain regions of Europe, mustelids tend to be given more diverse personalities and roles. When it comes to their appearance, we find big productions commonly give mustelids canid or rodent features, while lesser-known companies will often attempt to capture them with more accuracy. In the end, wildlife documentaries can help clear up some misconceptions perpetuated by fictional media, but they can be counterproductive when filmmakers give in to sensationalism.

► Animation

Mustelids in Animation

Our Top 20 Characters

► Film


Feature and Short Films

► Games

Video Games

► Literature

Children’s Literature

Young Adult Literature

Educational and Nonfiction

Obscure Mustelids in Media

Weasel Stereotypes in Media


It is unfortunate that this must be reiterated, but Genuine Mustelids is an independent personal website and a free service, and the media we have included in the links above were added based on what we believe best suits the nature of our website. For this reason, we will not give in to peremptory requests to add certain characters, games, films, or any other media. We are not obligated to cater to any individual’s personal interests or tastes. If there is something not listed in this section that someone strongly feels should be, we may later add it or we may not. Until then, most desired content we lack can be found on Wiki sites.