This term also refers to a figure of speech in which an animal or inanimate object is ascribed human characteristics or is spoken of in anthropomorphic language
Sat 30 Apr, 2011 11:38 am
then why did you ask,
as to the question, i'm not sure there is a generic term other than anthropomorphism, there are specific things like furries i guess, the california raisins are basically caricatures of a soul singing group
The California Raisins were a fictional rhythm and blues musical group as well as advertising and merchandising characters composed of anthropomorphized raisins based on black caricatures. Instead of black the raisins were varying shades of purple. Lead vocals were sung by musician Buddy Miles. The California Raisins concept experienced high popularity in the mid-to-late 1980s.