This is a list of notable fictional dogs in animation. It is a collection of various remarkable dogs that are featured in animated works including old and new animation movie character, stop-motion animation film character, character in animated graphical TV cartoon and animated series and computer animation character. Which fictional dog do you think is the best? Vote for your favorite character.
In the Courage the Cowardly Dog television series, the plot revolves around the exploits and courage of a small dog, which, despite its name, is afraid of the most mundane thing. His fears are usually well-founded, as Muriel and Eustace are constantly attacking various dangers in which Courage must gather courage and save Muriel, Eustace and himself. Courage is the most cowardly dog in the world. As a small puppy, he was separated from his parents. But the good lady Muriel Bagg found and took him in. And now he lives in the city of Nowhere with Muriel and Eustace. Eustace always scolds Courage. Courage always gets stuck in history! Despite its gallant name, Courage is afraid of everything and everyone and always unmistakably senses the approach of danger. However, when his family is in trouble, he always overcomes his fear and saves the owners. Courage often gets injured and mutilated, but everything "heals like a dog on it". He hates all kinds of adventures and dubious adventures, preferring a calm and quiet pastime. More than anything, Courage loves to doze on Muriel's lap when she is resting in a rocking chair.
Goofy is a fictional character from the world of Mickey Mouse created by the Walt Disney Company in 1932. This anthropomorphic dog is one of Mickey's best friends. Its main characteristic is its great clumsiness. To describe the director Jack Hannah calls it "Dopey" and Dave Smith, Disney archivist, speaks of "stupidity combined with a good bottom." Goofy first appeared in the short film Mickey's Revue, the May 25, 1932. Directed by Wilfred Jackson, this short film features Mickey, Minnie Mouse, Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow performing in concert. Among the spectators is a dog, whose rude and noisy behavior quickly irritates his neighbors who end up knocking him out. His characteristic laugh, invented by comedian Pinto Colvig, sets him apart from his neighbors which also have a canine aspect. For Flora O'Brien, this character only "laughs but in a memorable enough way to be noticed by Walt".
Bolt - dog breed White Swiss Shepherd - the main character of the same name of the American full-length animated film in 2008, the production studio the Walt the Disney the Animation Studios. Image and character Volta was created by leading creative director of the studio Pixar and Walt Disney, John Lasseter, directors Chris Williams and Byron Howard, and Joe Moshe - the lead designer of the characters of the film "Bolt". Volt is a rather controversial person. On the one hand, he is a super-dog with superpowers, easily cracking down on organized crime. On the other - an ordinary dog, but, nevertheless, a devoted friend, ready to come to the rescue, risking his own life. It is unknown where Bolt was born and who his parents are. According to the events in the film, posters, magazine covers, and general chronology of the story, he was born around January 2003. The story begins with the fact that a little girl named Penny took from a shelter for homeless animals, little white puppy the age of about eight weeks, which she immediately liked. Penny gave him the name Bolt.
Pluto is a fictional character from the Mickey Mouse universe created by the Walt Disney Company in 1930. Unlike his master Mickey and his friends, this dog related to the Saint-Hubert breed does not have anthropomorphic characteristics. Pluto is Mickey's loyal canine companion. He does not speak and crawls on all fours (except in Disney parks). He nevertheless has a very wide range of facial expressions, barks and movements. Pluto is not to be confused with Goofy who is an anthropomorphic character with a human character. Pluto is the hero of his own cartoon series from 1937, Dave Smith counts 48. He also appears in many short films by Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, etc. Between 1930 and 1953, Pluto starred in 109 cartoons, either alone or alongside Mickey or Donald Duck.
Scoobert "Scooby" Doo is a fictional character created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera to serve as the eponym of the animated TV series, of the same name. Scooby Doo is Shaggy Rogers' lifelong pet and companion and in many interactions, including the original series, he has come to be regarded as a unique Great Dane for being able to speak unlike many dogs in their reality. In the original language Scooby uses the R a lot in various words in his vocabulary. The head of children's programming at CBS, Fred Silverman developed the character's name from the syllables "Doo-be-doo-be-doo" from Frank Sinatra's hit song Strangers in the Night. Scooby-Doo is brown from head to toe with several distinctive black spots on his upper body and does not appear to have a melanin mask. It is generally quadruped, but it does show to be able to stand on its two legs like a biped on occasion. Scooby also has opposite thumbs and can use its front legs as hands. His nose is black and he wears a yellow diamond-shaped plate with an engraved "SD" (his initials) and his blue collar.
Droopy (also known as Motita) is an animated character created by Tex Avery for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer animation studio in 1943, with a personality opposite to another famous MGM character, Screwy Squirrel. Originally known as the Happy Hound until 1949. He spoke in a monotonous tone, and although he didn't sound like it, he was cunning enough to defeat his enemies Wolf McLobo/McWolf (Droopy's main enemy) and Spike/Butch the bulldog (not to be confused with Spike, Tom and Jerry's character, which is also called Butch or Killer in some episodes). Avery used this same joke in the 1941 short film "Tortoise Beats Hare" for Warner Bros. In fact, this short shows some ideas about Droopy's personality, the character Turtle Cecil is quite similar to Droopy.
Krypto, also known as Krypto the Superdog, is a fictional dog in the Superman Comics from DC Comics. He made his debut in Adventure Comics #210 in July 1955. The original Krypto was Superman's pet on the planet Krypton. Jor-El used the dog as a test subject when he made a rocket to send Superman to Earth. Krypto's rocket went off course and drifted through space for years before landing on Earth. There, Krypto was reunited with the now-teenage Superman, who was now known as Superboy. Like all Kryptonian beings, Krypto developed super powers similar to Superman's under the influence of the Earth sun. Krypto's powers were largely weaker than Superman's himself (the relationship between Superman and Krypto was roughly the same as that between a normal human and dog), while his senses like smell and hearing were greater than Superman's. Krypto was also intelligent, but could not speak (his text was always in thought bubbles).
Sam Sheepdog is a character from the series of Warner Bros Cartoons films Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies. The character was created by Chuck Jones. He was dubbed by Mel Blanc. He first appeared in the 1953 film "Don't Give Up the Sheep" with Ralph Wolf. Sam Sheepdog is a tall, sturdy with white or light brown fur and a head of red hair that usually covers his eyes. He runs very rarely and tends to make movements that can be done while sitting. However, he has enough strength to knock Ralph out with a single blow once he has caught him.
Brian Griffin is a fictional dog and character in the series Family Guy. Seth MacFarlane has lent his voice to him from the beginning of the series, although his first appearance was in a short film in 1998. Brian was created and designed by MacFarlane based on the canine character of Larry and Steve. After the network gave its approval to the project, the Griffin appeared in the first episode. Brian is one of the members of the Griffin family. Throughout the series he has worked as a scam writer of essays, books, novels and articles for the newspaper. To have the current look, the character was redesigned from the aforementioned short. As for merchandising, it includes toys and t-shirts apart from appearances in a video game and cameos in other related series (The Cleveland Show and American Dad!). Brian is an anthropomorphic dog with white fur, with the ability to speak and walk with his two hind legs (the front ones are used as arms). Brian is the pet and friend of the Griffin, who gave him a home.
Dogbert is Dilbert's dog. Alongside his role as a pet, Dogbert sells his services to the company where Dilbert works and plans to rule the world. His temper is explicitly contemptuous and megalomaniac. While waiting to become an undisputed emperor reigning over a slave humanity, he scams the multinationals, sometimes as a crooked consultant, sometimes as an irascible teleassistant (hotliner). To fix the ideas, let us specify that he embarked on the council because "consult" is the contraction of "con" and "insult" (insult people and take them for idiots). We owe him the slogans "let's build a better world by stealing office supplies" (his great business theory book) and "shave the whales!" Dogbert is a claimed cynic, which etymologically is a fair return for a dog.
Snowy is a fictional dog created in 1929, a white, wire-haired Grand Fox terrier, Tintin's companion in the comic series that bears the same name as the protagonist, and whose original name (Milou) is due to the first girlfriend of the author Hergé at the age of 18 (Marie-Louise Van Cutsem, affectionately called Milou). For this reason many make the mistake that Snowy is a female. However, the pet's attitudes and the constant use of the word "chien" (in French, dog) make it clear that Snowy is a male. Master and dog are so inseparable that for many years the series about the adventures of the intrepid reporter was titled The Adventures of Tintin and Snowy. In the first albums of the series, Snowy has a central role, since he is the only companion of his owner. Both have real conversations, where the dog at times occupies the place of confidant and that of objector.
Mr. Peabody is a cartoon dog who appeared in the late 1950s and early 1960s on the animated television series Rocky and His Friends and The Bullwinkle Show, produced by Jay Ward. Peabody appeared in segments of Peabody's Improbable History, created by Ted Key, and was voiced by Bill Scott, while Sherman's voice was voiced by Walter Tetley.
Underdog, also known as The Underdog Show, is an animated American television series whose central theme is the parody of a superhero with a secret identity. It aired in the United States in 1964 on NBC, occasionally on CBS, and lasted until 1973. The main character is Underdog, an anthropomorphic dog with superpowers. Shoeshine Boy/Underdog: He is a 29 year old anthropomorphic super-powered dog whose secret identity is that of a humble shoeshine boy. Underdog's superpowers are: superhuman strength, X-ray vision, super breath, ultrasonic hearing, invulnerability to almost all physical damage, ability to fly faster than the speed of sound, etc. Underdog obtains his superpowers when ingesting a pill of "Underdog Super Energy Pill" (pills of "Super-vitamins"). Underdog also takes the pill to recharge his superpowers when they begin to diminish. The pills are kept in a special ring that he wears all the time.
Snoopy (created in 1950 by the cartoonist Charles Schulz), along with Charlie Brown, the main character in the Peanuts comic strip, known in Spanish under the titles Carlitos, Charlie Brown and Snoopy or Rabanitos. Snoopy is a dog of the Beagle breed. Snoopy's owner is Charlie Brown. Snoopy made his debut in 4th of October of 1950, after two days of the start of the strip. Schulz originally planned to call him "Sniffy", changing his mind upon realizing that the name had already been used in a different comic strip. In his first two years of existence, Snoopy had many more similarities to real dogs: he walked on all fours and was completely mute (that is, he did not verbalize his thoughts to the reader in balloons). With the passage of time, however, it acquired more human characteristics. In addition to being able to communicate his thoughts to readers, Snoopy also had the ability to understand everything said by the human characters he interacted with.