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How would funny animals be aware of what species they are if there are no human characters around?

 
 
Reply Thu 23 Jun, 2011 10:42 pm
Funny animals are animals in cartoons that act like people. In some cartoons there are entire universes populated with funny animals and no human characters in them. How would funny animals be aware of what species they are if there are no human characers around to identify them as such? Cartoons are subjective- artists and animators and audiences KNOW what THEY are because WE can see them.
 
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jun, 2011 10:50 pm
I am trying to invoke a little realism in a fantasy setting.
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MrPolymath
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jun, 2011 11:09 pm
@JGoldman10,
Maybe they don't, that is just an artistic interpretation of their understanding of themselves. To be realistic with an unrealistic concept/place is quite a fun topic
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2011 02:32 am
@MrPolymath,
In cartoons like DuckTales, Darkwing Duck, Talespin and Danger Mouse, there were no human characters, except in the case of Darkwing Duck humans either existed on another planet or hailed from an alternate dimension.

They KNOW they are animals but how can they KNOW of what species they are?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2011 12:39 pm
@MrPolymath,
Scrooge McDuck calls himself "the richest duck in the world". How does he know he's a duck? How do the Beagle Boys know they are beagles?
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2011 03:25 pm
@JGoldman10,
Scrooge McDuck most likely has obseved that he has feahers, a bill and webbed feet.

The Beagle Boys as well have likely observed their floppy ears, small to medium stature, shortish legs, their tendency to track scents, etc.
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2011 03:28 pm
if the animals are sentient beings then they know what they are, just like humans do
wandeljw
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2011 03:32 pm
http://images.wikia.com/filmguide/images/8/8b/Ludwig_von_Drake.gif

Ludwig Von Drake is a duck. He can give a professor's explanation of natural selection, biogeography, and speciation.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2011 04:54 pm
@djjd62,
BUT how can they if there are NO HUMANS around to IDENTIFY them as such?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2011 04:57 pm
@InfraBlue,
HUMAN beings gave animals their names. HOW can the animals know what they are if no humans are around to name their species?
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2011 04:57 pm
@JGoldman10,
who identified us as humans, we did, we we're sentient, aware of ourselves, they would be the same

JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2011 05:08 pm
@djjd62,
GOD MADE MAN IN HIS IMAGE.
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2011 05:13 pm
@JGoldman10,
why did i know you were going to say that

so then god would tell them what they were

this is just more of your same old ****, ask a question and then disregard any answer you get

please go **** yourself and put me on ignore
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2011 05:39 pm
@djjd62,
WOW- you are taking this discussion WAY TOO SERIOUSLY. A discussion about CARTOONS.

WHAT ARE YOU GETTING MAD ABOUT?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2011 05:41 pm
God made man in His Image. He created Adam and Eve. Adam named all the animals in the Garden of Eden.
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parados
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2011 05:42 pm
@JGoldman10,
Shouting would be a sign of taking it too seriously. You have a tendency to shout JG which implies you take it too seriously.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2011 05:44 pm
@parados,
SIGH- NO TYPING IN CAPS is for emphasis. I am TOO LAZY to use boldface.
parados
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2011 06:30 pm
@JGoldman10,
But not too lazy to be emphaticly mad?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2011 06:33 pm
@parados,
I am not ANGRY.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jun, 2011 07:02 pm
Funny animals are humanized animal characters. They would be sentient. But still how would they KNOW what species they are if HUMANS aren't around to tell them WHAT they are? How would they know WHAT to call themselves? DO you all get what I am saying?

English and all the foreign languages PEOPLE speak are HUMAN languages. So how would these "beings" be capable of speaking English?
 

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