Mustelids in Animation

Since the purpose of this site is to help promote a more accurate representation of mustelids, regardless of our own nostalgic connections with some characters, we are limiting this list to those we feel in our opinion are visually well depicted in animation. These characters share at least some key anatomical features with their real-life counterparts. There is no need for these mustelids to be 100% accurate, just fair enough to be recognisable as their intended species, rather than a canine, feline, or rodent. This list does not include highly stylised or fictional species like Pokémon, kemonomimi, or most hybrids.

The characters below are listed regardless of the significance of their role, and while some character species may not be confirmed (usually due to their species being given a generic local name like “badger” or “otter”), most can still be identified by factoring in their distinctive features, location, and country of production.

Characters 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, Constance, and Orlando the Axe (Eurasian badgers) from the Nelvana and Alphanim animated series Redwall.

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

Badger, Hurkel, and Shadow (Eurasian badgers) from the Telemagination and La Fabrique animated series The Animals of Farthing Wood.

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

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

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

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

Cornelius and Michelle (American or Eurasian 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.

Hamilton Gooding (Eurasian badger) from the Disney musical fantasy film Mary Poppins Returns.

Max (Eurasian badger) is a road safety PSA character for the AXA Foundation for Prevention (German: Stiftung für Prävention der AXA).

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.

Name unknown (Eurasian badger) from the BBC animated film The Cunning Little Vixen.

Name unknown (honey badger) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated series Wild Kratts. (S1E1 – Mom of a Croc)

Name unknown (honey badger) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated series Wild Kratts. (S2E4 – Termites Versus Tongues)

Tough-o (honey badger) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated 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 series Wild Kratts. (S2E20 – Attack of the Tree Eating Aliens)

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

Names unknown (American martens) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated series Wild Kratts. (S5E17 – Wild Kratts Alaska: Hero’s Journey)

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 His Dark Materials.

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

Mink

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

Harry (A wild American mink) From the Zuiyo Eizo/Nippon Animation anime television series Fables of the Green Forest.

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 film Animalympics.

Douglas “The Doppelganger” Shablowsk (non-specific species of otter) from the Cartoon Network Studios animated TV sitcom Regular Show. (S2E15 – Temp Check) and (S7E36 – Rigby’s Graduation Day Special)

Emmitt Otterton and Mrs. Otterton (North American river otters) from the Disney 3D computer-animated film Zootopia.

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

Keyla (presumably a Eurasian otter) from the Nelvana and Alphanim animated series Redwall.

Marlene and Antonio (Asian small-clawed otters) from the Dreamworks’ computer-animated series The Penguins of Madagascar.

Name unknown / dancing otter with fish meme (non-specific species of otter) from the anime series Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi.

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

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

Name unknown (North American river otter) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated series Wild Kratts. (S1E8 – Build It Beaver)

Name unknown (North American river otter) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated series Wild Kratts. (S5E17 – Wild Kratts Alaska: Hero’s Journey)

Names unknown (sea otters) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated series Wild Kratts. (S4E13 – Sea Otter Swim)

Names unknown (sea otters) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated series Wild Kratts. (S5E17 – Wild Kratts Alaska: Hero’s Journey)

Olive (North American river otter) from the Nelvana CGI TV series Franklin and Friends. (A Franklin and Friends Adventure: Deep Sea Voyage)

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 series Franklin.

The Otters (North American river otters) from the Nelvana animated TV series Little Bear. (S1E10 – Hop Frog Pond), (S2E23 – Rafting on the River), (S2E27 – School for Otters), (S3E38 – Circus for Tutu), (S4E44 – Sandcastles), (S4E45 – Balloon Heads), and (S5E58 – Duck and the Winter Moon)

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 series PB&J Otter.

The Otters (sea otters) from the Disney/Pixar animated film Finding Dory.

Ottoline Otter and Mrs. Otter (non-specific species of otters) from the Nelvana animated 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 series Wild Kratts. (S3E13 – Slider, the Otter)

Snorty (giant otter) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated series Wild Kratts. (S6E10 – Amazin’ Amazon Adventure)

Starwort and Marigold (presumably Eurasian otters) from the Nelvana and Alphanim animated series Redwall.

Uso-kun (non-specific species of otter, but likely an Asian small-clawed otter) from the A-1 Pictures anime series Vividred Operation.

Polecats

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

Bandito (black-footed ferret) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated series Wild Kratts. (S3E3 – Bandito: The Black Footed Ferret) and (S4E5 – A Creature Christmas)

Coralee Perrier (European mink) from the Warner Bros. animated film Animalympics.

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

Fretje (ferret) from the il Luster Productions animated film Trippel Trappel Dierensinterklaas.

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.

Iwashidani (Japanese weasel) from the Lerche anime series Hakumei and Mikochi.

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.

Name unknown (European polecat) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated series Wild Kratts. (S5E6 – Cheeks the Hamster)

Names unknown (ferrets) from Lauren Faust’s animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Pantalaimon (ferret form) from the New Line Cinema / Entertainment Film Distributors film The Golden Compass.

Salcilia (European polecat form) from the New Line Cinema, BBC One and HBO TV series His Dark Materials.

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

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

Tatchin (ferret) from Ayumi Uno’s anime series Okojo-san.

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 (least weasel) from the Nelvana and Alphanim animated series Redwall.

Erminator (non-specific species of stoat, probably an American stoat) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated series Wild Kratts. (S5E17 – The Erminator)

Ermine and his grandmother (because of their tails and ears they look more like otters, but they are non-specific species of stoats) from the Nelvana animated series Franklin. (S4E7 – Franklin Meets Ermine)

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

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

King Kriuits III, queen Elea, and princess Yuria (stoats, likely Eurasian stoats) from the Amber Film Works / Ajia-do Animation Works anime series Kaiketsu Zorori. (S3E17 – Zorori’s Surprising Engagement!)

Kojo (non-specific species of stoat, likely a Eurasian stoat) from the P.A.Works’ anime series Kuromukuro.

Luta (non-specific species of weasel, but likely a least weasel) from the Wizart Animation 3D computer-animated films The Snow Queen and The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King.

Okojo-san (non-specific species of stoat, likely a Eurasian stoat) from Ayumi Uno’s anime series Okojo-san.

One-Eye (non-specific species of stoat, likely a Eurasian stoat) from Myung Film’s animated film Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild. (Korean: 마당을 나온 암탉; RR: Madangeul Naon Amtak)

Despite her pointy design and canine-limbs, we decided to make a rare exception and include this character, because of her accurate stoat behaviour. One-Eye is also a mother, and her kits are even more accurate in behaviour and design, and also play an important part of the overall message and turning point of the movie.

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

Name unknown (non-specific species of stoat, probably an American stoat) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated series Wild Kratts. (S2E26 – Journey to the Subnivean Zone)

Name unknown (non-specific species of stoat, probably an American stoat) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated series Wild Kratts. (S6E16 – Adapto the Coyote)

Name unknown (non-specific species of stoat, probably an American stoat) from the Nickelodeon Animation Studio animated series The Wild Thornberrys. (S2E15 – Show Me the Bunny)

Name unknown (non-specific species of stoat, likely a Eurasian stoat) from Kachidoki Studio’s anime Okojo to Yamane (オコジョとヤマネ).

Name unknown (non-specific species of stoat, likely a Eurasian stoat) from the Telemagination and La Fabrique animated series The Animals of Farthing Wood.

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

Name unknown (non-specific species of weasel) from the Nippon Animation anime 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 (non-specific species of stoats, probably American 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, likely a Eurasian stoat) from the New Line Cinema, BBC One and HBO TV series His Dark Materials.

Piccolo (non-specific species of stoat, likely a Eurasian stoat) from the Nippon Animation anime series Romeo’s Blue Skies.

Rommel (non-specific species of stoat, likely a Eurasian stoat) from the Sunrise anime series Gundam Build Divers.

Templeton Frye (non-specific species of weasel, though presumably a least weasel) from the Disney musical fantasy film Mary Poppins Returns.

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

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

Wonder Weasel, aka Weasel Wisinski (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

Gulo from the Kratt Brothers Company animated series Wild Kratts. (S6E13 – Iron Wolverine)

Name unknown from the Geno Studio anime series Golden Kamuy. (First appearance: S3E25 – To Sakhalin)

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

Pantalaimon (wolverine form) from the New Line Cinema, BBC One and HBO TV series His Dark Materials.


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