Mustelids in Animation

Since the purpose of this website is to help promote a better representation of mustelids, we are limiting this list to characters we feel are well-depicted in animation. In our opinion, these characters share at least some fundamental features of their real-life counterparts—namely, a more or less accurate body, tail and facial structure. There’s no need for these mustelids to be 100% accurate, just fair enough to be recognizable as their intended species.

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 MacBadger (non-specific species of badger, though presumably Eurasian) from the Walt Disney animated film The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.

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

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

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

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

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

Constance (Eurasian 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 Zootopia.

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

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

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

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

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

Mr. Badger (Eurasian badger) from the 1996 TVC (Television Cartoons) animated film, The Willows in Winter.

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

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

Orlando the Axe (Eurasian 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).

Trufflehunter (Eurasian badger) from the Walt Disney Pictures/Walden Media film The Chronicles of Narnia.

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.

Minks

Lulu (presumably a farm-bred American mink) from the Disney Television Animation animated series Sofia the First.

Marie Itami (presumably a farm-bred American mink) from the Studio Trigger animated series BNA: Brand New Animal (BNA ビー・エヌ・エー, Bī enu ē).

Otters

Allied Atheist Alliance (sea otters) from the Comedy Central animated series South Park (S10E12 – Go God Go and S10E13 – Go God Go XII).

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

Cheek Stag Otter (presumably a Eurasian otter) from the Nelvana and Alphanim animated series Redwall.

Dean Wilson (non-specific species of otter) from 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 (presumably a Eurasian otter) from 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 (Eurasian otter) from the 1996 TVC (Television Cartoons) animated film The Willows in Winter.

Otter (North American river otter) from the Nelvana animated television series Franklin.

Portly (Eurasian 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 otters) from the Disney/Pixar animated film Finding Dory.

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

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 otter) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated television series Wild Kratts (S3E13 – Slider, the Otter).

Starwort and Marigold (presumably Eurasian otters) from 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.

Polecats

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

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

Ferry (ferret) from the Sunrise anime television series Aikatsu! 2.

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

Hervé Le Furet and François (ferrets) are the mascots for a French insurance comparator site.

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

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

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

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

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

Names unknown (ferrets) from 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.

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

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 weasel) from 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).

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

Kojo (stoat) from 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.

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 (stoat) from the Nippon Animation Japanese anime series Romeo’s Blue Skies.

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

Waxey Weasel (non-specific species of weasel) from the 1955 Famous Studios animated anthology series Poop Goes the Weasel.

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).


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