Mustelids in Animation

Since the purpose of this website 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 the exact species for some 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.

Lastly, it is not uncommon for some to assume that any mustelid that is not an otter or badger is a ferret. So our information regarding species may differ from other sources.

Characters by Species

Badgers

Angus MacBadger (unspecified species of badger, though presumably a European badger) from the Walt Disney animated film The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carcajou (European badger) from the Dargaud Media, Ellipsanime Productions, and Belvision 3D animated series The Fox-Badger Family. (French: La Famille Blaireau-Renard).

Cassis (European badger) from the Dargaud Media, Ellipsanime Productions, and Belvision 3D animated series The Fox-Badger Family. (French: La Famille Blaireau-Renard).

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

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

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

Cassis (European badger) from the Dargaud Media, Ellipsanime Productions, and Belvision 3D animated series The Fox-Badger Family. (French: La Famille Blaireau-Renard).

Edmond (European badger) from the Dargaud Media, Ellipsanime Productions, and Belvision 3D animated series The Fox-Badger Family. (French: La Famille Blaireau-Renard).

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

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

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 badger) from 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 (unspecified species of badger) from the Walt Disney animated film The Fox and the Hound.

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

Name unknown (European badger) from the Magic Light Pictures animated film The Highway Rat.

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

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

Ratel (ratel) from the NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan anime series Kawagoe Boys Sing.

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

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

Ferrets

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

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

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

Gobbly (ferret) from the Sky Cinema computer-animated film Pil’s Adventures.

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

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. His character sheet.

Name unknown (ferret) from the 20th Century Fox Television animated sitcom King of the Hill. (S8E11 – My Hair Lady)

Name unknown (ferret) from the 20th Century Fox Television animated sitcom King of the Hill. (S12E17 – Six Characters in Search of a House)

Name unknown (is called a ferret, but looks more like a large least weasel) from the Les Patapons animated version of the French nursery rhyme Il Court il Court le Furet.

Name unknown (is called a ferret, but resembles a North American polecat) from a NJM insurance commercial.

Names unknown (ferrets) from a Française des Jeux’s OXO lottery commercial.

Names unknown (ferrets) from CKF Pictures’ fantasy film The Yinyang Master. (Chinese: 侍神令)

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.

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.

Martens

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

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

Names unknown (North American martens) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated series Wild Kratts. (S2E20 – Attack of the Tree Eating Aliens)

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

Names unknown (North 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 (Eurasian pine marten form) from the New Line Cinema, BBC One, and HBO TV series His Dark Materials.

Tatyana Tushenko (sable [not a mink, as often believed]) from the Warner Bros. animated film Animalympics.

Minks

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

Harry (A wild North 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 (unspecified 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 (unspecified species of otter) from the Warner Bros. animated film Animalympics.

Douglas “The Doppelganger” Shablowsk (unspecified 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 Zootropolis.

Kalulus de Yutari Honyalala (unspecified 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.

Loudo (unspecified species of otter) from the Dargaud Media, Ellipsanime Productions, and Belvision 3D animated series The Fox-Badger Family. (French: La Famille Blaireau-Renard).

Lylla (unspecified species of otter, but likely based on an Asian small-clawed otter) from the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

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

Name unknown / dancing otter with fish meme (unspecified 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 (unspecified 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 (unspecified 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 (unspecified 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, Mrs. Otter, and aunt Felicity (unspecified species of otters) from the Nelvana animated series Rupert Bear.

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

Sam (unspecified species of otter, but likely a North American river otter) from the Disney 3D computer-animated spin-off web television series Zootropolis+.

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

Polecats

Bandito (North American polecat) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated series Wild Kratts. (S3E3 – Bandito: The Black Footed Ferret) and (S4E5 – A Creature Christmas)

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

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

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

Name unknown (Japanese weasel) from the Silver Link anime television series Non Non Biyori. (S3E9 – We Made Tasty Food)

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

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

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

Weasels (excluding ferrets, minks, and polecats)

Albert “Chamo” Chamomile (unspecified species of stoat, but likely a Eurasian stoat) from Shaft’s anime series Negima!?.

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

Bun (unspecified 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 (unspecified species of stoat, probably a North American stoat or Eurasian stoat) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated series Wild Kratts. (S5E17 – The Erminator)

Fluffy and Scratcher (unspecified species of weasels, though one is likely a Eurasian stoat) from the Sky Cinema computer-animated film Pil’s Adventures.

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

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

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

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

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

One-Eye (unspecified species of stoat, but 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.

Milo and Tina (unspecified species of stoats, but likely Eurasian stoats) are the mascots for the 2026 Winter Olympics. Tina represents the Winter Olympics while Milo represents the Winter Paralympics. Their official video.

Name unknown (unspecified species of stoat, probably a North American stoat or Eurasian stoat) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated series Wild Kratts. (S2E26 – Journey to the Subnivean Zone)

Name unknown (unspecified species of stoat, probably a North American stoat or Eurasian stoat) from the Kratt Brothers Company animated series Wild Kratts. (S6E16 – Adapto the Coyote)

Name unknown (unspecified species of stoat, probably a North American stoat or Eurasian stoat) from the Nickelodeon Animation Studio animated series The Wild Thornberrys. (S2E15 – Show Me the Bunny). We are referring to the character while in their transition autumn coat and white winter coat only. For some reason they look more like a mink or marten in their brown summer coat, lacking the white neck, belly, and black-tipped tail.

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

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

Name unknown (unspecified species of weasel, but likely a least weasel) from an animated GIF from an unknown source.

Name unknown (unspecified species of weasel, but probably a least weasel) from Coffee & TV’s Skittles commercial for Chinese New Year.

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

Name unknown (unspecified 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 (unspecified species of stoats, probably North American stoats or Eurasian stoats) from Disney’s computer-animated film Secret of the Wings.

Names unknown (unspecified species of weasels) from the nWave Pictures computer-animated film Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness.

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

Pantalaimon (stoat form, but likely a Eurasian stoat) from the New Line Cinema, BBC One, and HBO TV series His Dark Materials.

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

Rommel (unspecified species of stoat, but likely a Eurasian stoat) from the Sunrise anime series Gundam Build Divers.

Snazz-E Stoat (unspecified species of stoat, but probably a North American stoat or Eurasian stoat) from the Urban Tails music animation This Stoat is a Delight (S1E10). Despite the song, Snazz-E is a weasel because stoats are a species of weasel. The song is about teaching the difference between stoats and the least weasel.

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

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

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

Wonder Weasel, aka Weasel Wisinski (unspecified 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.

Weasel (unspecified species of weasel, but likely a least weasel) from the Belgian animated series Ridder Muis. The character appears in the market scenes and more prominently in episode 25. Series is in Dutch.

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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