List of Mustelids in Animation

Depictions of mustelids in animation can be a controversial subject. Some will claim mustelid characters that are intentionally (or unintentionally due to lack of research) given predominantly non-mustelid features are expressions of artistic liberty, while others argue completely redesigning a real-life species’ anatomy and still claiming it to be that same species, is both misleading and promotes a false representation; especially for animals that are already largely misunderstood. We at Genuine Mustelids respectfully share the views of the latter, and since the purpose of this website is to promote accurate depictions, we are limiting this list to mustelid characters we feel are reasonably well-depicted in animation.

In our opinion, well-depicted mustelid characters are those that at least share some fundamental features of their real-life counterparts—a more or less accurate body, tail and facial structure; as well as ears by size and shape. There’s no need for these characters to be 100% accurate, just fair enough to be recognizable as what they’re said to be. Whether anthropomorphic or feral, these are the details we take into account. We do not consider accurate fur colouration to be necessary to achieve a fair depiction. The characters below are listed regardless of the significance of their role, and although some character species may not be confirmed, some can be identified by their distinctive features and country of production.

Character by Species

Badgers

Angus McBadger (non-specific species of badgerfrom the Walt Disney animated film The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.

Auma (European badger) from the Nelvana and Alphanim animated series Redwall.

Badger, Mr. Badger and Mrs. Badger (American badgers) from the Nelvana animated television series Franklin.

Badger (European badger) from the Telemagination and La Fabrique animated television series The Animals of Farthing Wood.

Bark (European badger) from the Alltime Entertainment and Decode Entertainment animated television series Watership Down.

Becky and Stacy (American badgersfrom the Dreamworks’ computer-animated television series The Penguins of Madagascar.

Bill (European badger) from the Nelvana animated television series Rupert Bear.

Clive Badger, Esq (European badger) from the 20th Century Fox stop-motion animated film Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Constance (European badger) from the Nelvana and Alphanim animated series Redwall.

Cornelius and Michelle (non-specific species. American or European badgers) from the Hanna-Barbera/ITV Cymru Wales animated film Once Upon a Forest.

Dr. Madge Honey Badger (honey badger) from the Disney 3D computer-animated film Zootropolis.

Mr. Badger (European badger) from the 1983 Cosgrove Hall Films stop motion animated film The Wind in the Willows.

Mr. Badger (European badger) from the 1984 – 1988 Cosgrove Hall Films stop motion animated series The Wind in the Willows.

Mr. Badger (European badger) from the 1987 Rankin/Bass Animated Entertainment animated film The Wind in the Willows.

Mr. Badger (European badger) from the 1988 Burbank Films Australia animated film The Wind in the Willows.

Mr. Badger (European badger) from the 1995 HIT Entertainment Ltd. animated film The Wind in the Willows.

Mr. Badger (European badgerfrom the 1996 TVC (Television Cartoons) animated film, The Willows in Winter.

Mr. Badger (European badger) from the Cosgrove Hall stop motion animated series Oh, Mr. Toad.

Mr. Digger (non-specific species of badgerfrom the Walt Disney animated film The Fox and the Hound.

Orlando the Axe (European badger) from the Nelvana and Alphanim animated series Redwall.

Tough-o (honey badger) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated television series Wild Kratts. (S1E10 – Honey Seekers)

Ferrets & Polecats

Andalucia (ferretfrom the Rising Force and Earth Star Entertainment anime television series Ani Tore! EX.

Bandito (black-footed ferretfrom the Kratt Brothers Company animated television series Wild Kratts. (S3E3 – Bandito: The Black Footed Ferret)

Bluehide (ferretfrom the Nelvana and Alphanim animated series Redwall.

Ferry (ferretfrom the Sunrise anime television series Aikatsu! 2.

Fretje (ferret) from Trippel Trappel Dierensinterklaas by il Luster Productions.

Hervé Le Furet and François (ferretsare the mascots for a French insurance comparator site.

Horace Ferret (ferret) from Cartoon Network Studios’ My Gym Partner’s a Monkey.

Jean-Claude (ferret) was unfortunately only a concept character for Fox Animation Studios’ Anastasia.

Name unknown (striped polecatfrom Gébéka Films’s animated film Kirikou and the Sorceress (French: Kirikou et la Sorcière).

Names unknown (ferretsfrom Lauren Faust’s animated fantasy television series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Scorch (ferret) from Disney Television Animation/Jumbo Pictures’ 101 Dalmatians: The Series.

Shackelford (ferret) from Clifford’s Really Big Movie by Scholastic Entertainment and Big Red Dog Productions.

Stumptooth (ferretfrom the Nelvana and Alphanim animated series Redwall.

Martens

Kesha (Russian: соболя Кеши) (sable) from the animated cartoon Старые знакомые.

Name unknown (non-specific species of marten) from the Pierrot anime adaptation of Selma Lagerlöf’s’ The Wonderful Adventures of Nils.

Names unknown (American martens) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated television series Wild Kratts. (S4E11 – The Other Martins)

Brothers Martens (yellow-throated martens) from the Parovoz animated series Leo & Tig.

Pantalaimon (European pine marten form) from the New Line Cinema, BBC One and HBO TV series Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials.

Tatyana Tushenko (sable) from the Warner Bros. animated film Animalympics.

Otters

Bertha (non-specific species of otter) from the Entertainment Studios computer-animated film Arctic Dogs.

Cheek Stag Otter (non-specific species of otterfrom the Nelvana and Alphanim animated series Redwall.

Dean Wilson (non-specific species of otterfrom the Warner Bros. animated television film Animalympics.

Kalulus de Yutari Honyalala (non-specific species of otter) from the Anipani Co. Ltd anime television series Cute High Earth Defense Club Love!

Keyla (non-specific species of otterfrom the Nelvana and Alphanim animated series Redwall.

Marlene (Asian small-clawed otter) from the Dreamworks’ computer-animated television series The Penguins of Madagascar.

Name unknown / dancing otter with fish meme (non-specific species of otter) from the Japanese children’s animated series Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi.

Name unknown (non-specific species of otter) from the Warner Bros. Family Entertainment animated film Cats Don’t Dance.

Names unknown († Japanese river otters) from the Shin-Ei Animation and Asatsu-DK animated series Doraemon (ドラえもん).

Names unknown (non-specific species of otters) from the Walt Disney animated film Pocahontas.

Ollie (non-specific species of otter) from the CritterPix Studios animated short Ollie & the Baked Halibut.

Otter (non-specific species of otter) from the 1996 TVC (Television Cartoons) animated film, The Willows in Winter.

Otter (North American river otterfrom the Nelvana animated television series Franklin.

Portly (non-specific species of otter) from the 1996 TVC (Television Cartoons) animated film, The Willows in Winter.

The Otter Family (non-specific species of otters) from the Walt Disney/Jumbo Pictures animated television series PB&J Otter.

The Otters (sea ottersfrom the Disney/Pixar animated film Finding Dory.

The Otterton Family (North American river otters) from the Disney 3D computer-animated film Zootropolis.

Ottoline (non-specific species of otter) from the Nelvana animated television series Rupert Bear.

Sal (non-specific species of otter) from the Entertainment Studios computer-animated film Arctic Dogs.

Slider (North American river otterfrom the Kratt Brothers Company animated television series Wild Kratts. (S3E13 – Slider, the Otter)

Starwort and Marigold (non-specific species of ottersfrom the Nelvana and Alphanim animated series Redwall.

Uso-kun (うそくん) (non-specific species of otter) from the A-1 Pictures anime television series Vividred Operation.

Weasels

Buckminster (non-specific species of weasel) from 20th Century Fox’s Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Ice Age: Continental Drift, and Ice Age: Collision Course.

Bun (non-specific species of weasel) from Toei Animation’s anime series Hustle Punch (ハッスルパンチ, Hassuru Panchi).

Damper (non-specific species of weaselfrom the Nelvana and Alphanim animated series Redwall.

Hurra (non-specific species of weasel) from Studio Miniatur Filmowych and Filmograf’s comedy/educational animated series Hip-Hip and Hurrah (Polish – Hip-Hip i Hurra).

Iwashi (Japanese weasel) from the Hakumei and Mikochi television series by Lerche.

Kamatari (non-specific species of weasel (Japanese: Kamaitachi (鎌鼬)) from the Pierrot television series Naruto. (Episode #125)

Kojo (stoatfrom the Japanese anime television series Kuromukuro.

Luta (non-specific species of weasel) from the Russian 3D computer-animated film The Snow Queen by Wizart Animation.

Mila (least weasel) from the Parovoz animated series Leo & Tig.

Okojo-san (stoat) from the Japanese manga series Okojo-san by Ayumi Uno.

Name unknown (non-specific species of weasel) from the Warner Bros./Merrie Melodies cartoon Flop Goes the Weasel.

Name unknown (stoat) from the Nickelodeon Animation Studio animated series The Wild Thornberrys. (S2E15 – Show Me the Bunny)

Name unknown (stoat) from Kachidoki Studio’s anime Okojo to Yamane (オコジョとヤマネ).

Name unknown (non-specific species of weasel) from the Nippon Animation animated series Bannertail: The Story of Gray Squirrel (シートン動物記 りすのバナー, Shīton Dōbutsuki Risu no Banā).

Names unknown (stoats) from Disney’s computer-animated film Secret of the Wings.

Norwell (non-specific species of weasel) from Jason Steele’s animated comedy Charlie the Unicorn: The Grand Finale.

Pantalaimon (stoat form) From the New Line Cinema, BBC One and HBO TV series Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials.

Piccolo (stoatfrom the Nippon Animation Japanese anime series Romeo’s Blue Skies.

Rommel (stoat) from the Sunrise television series Gundam Build Divers.

Weasel, Measley, Fido and Cleo (least weasels) from the Telemagination animated series Farthing Wood.

The Weasel Empire (non-specific species of weasels) from the SEK Studio’s animated series Squirrel and Hedgehog (다람이와 고슴도치).

Wonder Weasel (non-specific species of weasel) from the Disney Television Animation action comedy-adventure Kim Possible. (S2E10 – The Fearless Ferret)

Wooster Q. Weasel, alias T.C. “The Creeper” (long-tailed weasel) from the Animalia Productions animated series Animalia.

Wolverines

Name unknown (wolverine) from the Studio 2 Minutes animated series Yakari. (EP114 – A Wolverine in Need)


List of Mustelids in Animation History & Top 20 Characters

Mustelids in Media