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How would shows like the Transformers be affected, since the transformation of anyone who turns into a mammal would now consist of simply moving a few parts around to get a tail and a new head? Would Weird Al make songs targeted specifically at cats or dogs? Would the transformation of animal Zord be altered so the combination port doesn't wind up on their butt? How do you think your favorite movies, shows, books, etc. would be different in a world where animals are as intelligent as humans? Explain your opinions in a post below!

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It does make you wonder.

"At this point, the people who wonder about the setting details will be torn: was the movie Wolfman about a guy who turns into a regular wolf, or was it just inexplicably racist towards Greek people?"

"Did you know there was a wolf actor in the 30s who had his tail cut off so he could play a werewolf?"


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I imagine Mishka the husky would still have a YouTube channel, but aye more of a dog chat channel. :P

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Does make me wonder what the Lassie series would be like in the Housepets universe. :lol:

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Lassie would actually be able to say "Timmy fell in the well again, whose turn is it to get him out?"

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Yeah, they probably have the same movies, but some stuff is different considering animals are intelligent. Toto is probably way more of a companion in HP!'s Wizard of Oz. Also the Lion is realistic, :P

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Movies where animals die would be a LOT more sentimental, I'm thinking "I am legend" and "Arn the knight templar" kind of scenes. Just imagine how much more attached the characters would be to their animals if they were able to talk back, even more so being able to speak in their deathbed.

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Movies where animals die would be a LOT more sentimental, I'm thinking "I am legend" and "Arn the knight templar" kind of scenes. Just imagine how much more attached the characters would be to their animals if they were able to talk back, even more so being able to speak in their deathbed.


Oh...I wonder how Old Yeller would look like :shock:

Dunno but for some reason I'm thinking how it could affect Family Guy, would Brain stop falling in love with humans and come together with other dogs? Would Animals be another group for McFarlene's jokes? Most likely. :mrgreen:

I'm also wondering what Grumpycat would do, playing all grumpy or trying to prove she isn't that grumpy?

And the most important:
Would Pluto be finally wear some clothes or would Goofy run around in just a collar? :lol:


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One movie I think would change a lot is the one the comic always mentions; All Dogs Go to Heaven. The reason everyone wanted that little girl was because she was the only human who could talk to animals, which wouldn't be the case here. So that's the second biggest plot point gone right out of the gate.

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One movie I think would change a lot is the one the comic always mentions; All Dogs Go to Heaven. The reason everyone wanted that little girl was because she was the only human who could talk to animals, which wouldn't be the case here. So that's the second biggest plot point gone right out of the gate.


Actually I'm now wondering how this would change many Don Bluth movies:
Could it mean "An american Tail" would be based on a real story?
Actually it would be kinda funny if Fievel existed in the HPU and the movie is based on the biography he wrote, when he immigrated in the US. That is one amazing thought :mrgreen:

Another thought I have is that maybe Tom and Jerry were real persons and their show was done with a lot of amazing effects and well made stunts for comedic purposes :lol:


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Yeah, Tom & Jerry is probably like THE classic slapstick show for pets. I bet Tom and Jerry were/are probably well known animal comedians.

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Mr. Ed wouldn't need a voiceover or string moving his mouth.

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Movies where animals die would be a LOT more sentimental, I'm thinking "I am legend" and "Arn the knight templar" kind of scenes. Just imagine how much more attached the characters would be to their animals if they were able to talk back, even more so being able to speak in their deathbed.

personally I feel the death of an animal a lot more intensely than the death of a human in movies. so I think if the animals could actually act and talk it would have less of an impact, at least for me

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Ya know, Ol' Yeller would be a lot more erm..Somewhat frightening in its last couple scenes if it was in the HP universe...

Also the whole "Hunting" shows and games wouldn't be as near popular, and more controversial than anything..Though Pretty sure the Sonic games would be a big hit among pets..Except the one which shall not be named..

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Not A Furry Wrote:
Movies where animals die would be a LOT more sentimental, I'm thinking "I am legend" and "Arn the knight templar" kind of scenes. Just imagine how much more attached the characters would be to their animals if they were able to talk back, even more so being able to speak in their deathbed.

personally I feel the death of an animal a lot more intensely than the death of a human in movies. so I think if the animals could actually act and talk it would have less of an impact, at least for me

Death of children in the hands of their parents are the saddest, but with talking animals who could develop such a HUGE bond with the owner they'd come really close.

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oh yeah, children are pretty bad too. so at least a younger pet dying would hit me hard still

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Though Pretty sure the Sonic games would be a big hit among pets..Except the one which shall not be named..


I bet the Sonic franchise in the HPU would inspire many Hedgehogs to color their spikes blue and trying to run really fast. It would end in a generation of blue punkish, yet very athletic hedgehog running around, who would stand up for enviroment protection. They would have maybe an attitude problem, but that could be the only downside :mrgreen:


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That one joke psa from Phineas & Ferb about how platypi keep dying trying to replicate stunts on tv would probably be a lot more dark.
Also, Jonsy wouldn't have survived the movie Alien, since the Xenomorph would definitely view him as a threat here. And those toyline-exclusive Xenomorph forms would probably be a lot more generic.

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Since we're talking about popculture in HPU, I think we have to at LEAST mention something:
Pokemon.

I think there would be a HUGE change between our Pokemon and HPU Pokemon :mrgreen:
-Meowth wouldn't be the only one Pokemon being able to talk, I think EVERY pokemon would be able to do so.
-Pokemon being catched and used in matches would be more like some kind of political commentry about how real Pets are treated and how much it has to change.

I'm sure there is much much more, but...I'm not able to come up with more :P

I also want to say, this thread was a really great idea, I like it :mrgreen:


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The Ghost and the Darkness would be a lot more of a horror movie than a adventure thriller. ..Actually thinking about it, a lot of horror movies with animals at their premise would be a LOT more terrifying...Except Jaws..Because you can't make the original Jaws more terrifying than it already is.

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Though Pretty sure the Sonic games would be a big hit among pets..Except the one which shall not be named..


I bet the Sonic franchise in the HPU would inspire many Hedgehogs to color their spikes blue and trying to run really fast. It would end in a generation of blue punkish, yet very athletic hedgehog running around, who would stand up for enviroment protection. They would have maybe an attitude problem, but that could be the only downside :mrgreen:


actually, given sega's connections to sonic team back in the early days, and the fact that the HPU would have given their flagship series a tertiary audience not catered to by nintendo's more human-centric protagonists like link and mario, i don't think sega would have fallen behind as badly in the console business and may have found a way to stay in the hardware game by focusing on developers willing to cater to said audience, the same way nintendo has stayed in the game mainly by focusing on younger and/or casual audiences.

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Oh man
It makes me wonder how sad Turner and Hooch would be at the end. . .
Or I guess hooch would just tell turner how his owner was murdered and they would just get a beer or something

I think that was the plot to that movie


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I would always imagine that if even animals walk and talk, society will still be the same as ours

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I would always imagine that if even animals walk and talk, society will still be the same as ours

I think if animals suddenly were able to talk a dystopian anarchy and the end of humankind and probably life on earth would be on its way. Because we're human, after all.

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I bet the Sonic franchise in the HPU would inspire many Hedgehogs to color their spikes blue and trying to run really fast. It would end in a generation of blue punkish, yet very athletic hedgehog running around, who would stand up for enviroment protection. They would have maybe an attitude problem, but that could be the only downside :mrgreen:

Well, and what about Shadow? :mrgreen: And all those Sonic OCs? :lol: (Oh no, that means Coldsteel too :? )
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actually, given sega's connections to sonic team back in the early days, and the fact that the HPU would have given their flagship series a tertiary audience not catered to by nintendo's more human-centric protagonists like link and mario, i don't think sega would have fallen behind as badly in the console business and may have found a way to stay in the hardware game by focusing on developers willing to cater to said audience, the same way nintendo has stayed in the game mainly by focusing on younger and/or casual audiences.

Well, still not by far, remember that those times were when Sega of America and Sega of Japan were competing between themselves. Also, Sonic Xtreme's cancellation would have hit harder in the HPU than here :roll:

Talking about SoJ, what about the Japanese culture? How would it be in the HPU?

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that raises questions about the viability of a live action sonic series...

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Japanese culture I think wouldn't really change much..It was rather free from Western influence until the 1500s even then it was only a few tiny encounters and maybe 1 rebellion backed by the Portuguese.. They really never received any major influence until a good 200 years later in the late 1860s and earl 1870s when England, France, Germany, and Murica decided to literally force their way into Japanese culture..Which ended up causing a civil war which destroyed the Samurai way of life, lead to the establishment of the Empire of Japan, which lead to numerous wars until 1945...The only major difference I could think of is that maybe modern Japan would be the most equal country for animal/human rights and that some of their old legends like the Kappa (No, not Koopa.) Probably having some basis in fact.

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Those Japanese cat and fox islands would be even more interesting. And nekomimi would be a lot weirder.

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Those Japanese cat and fox islands would be even more interesting. And nekomimi would be a lot weirder.

I wonder if there would be skinnies among animals...

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Those Japanese cat and fox islands would be even more interesting. And nekomimi would be a lot weirder.

I wonder if there would be skinnies among animals...
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I imagine pop culture is pretty similar. Especially since animal people would still be a thing. They're just less fiction-based than in real life!

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What about werewolves?

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What about werewolves?


Well we know from "Hope of the Pridelands" that werewolves are still a thing, but we can assume their just humans that turn into full-wolves, not halfhuman wolf things. Also potentially lacking tails, but that could've be a director's choice.

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Also potentially lacking tails, but that could've be a director's choice.

Wasn't that mentioned in one of Rick's HP lore stories?

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This should be the first mention of it. I don't recall if Rick expounded later

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This should be the first mention of it. I don't recall if Rick expounded later
Yep, that's the one.

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I dunno about movies but "Who Let The Dogs Out" wouldn't have caught on since the dogs could have just answered that question. :P
Heck, they probably let themselves out.

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A cat let them out, I bet, just to be a jerk.

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