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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

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Animal was a story that was to have been a part of Season 28, had Doctor Who continued to be produced beyond Survival, written by Andrew Cartmel.

Animal would have been a four part story involving animal experimentation, drug use, and animal rights activists.


According to the breakdown in DWM Issue 255 (Article: What if) it would appear to have some links to NA: Warlock, however Cartmel's later interview seems to suggest this is less than likely.

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Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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An animal is a lifeform of the Animalia biological kingdom, and a term which is used in reference to non-sentient members of the "animal kingdom".



See also: Humanoids





  • See: Worm



  • List of animals
  • Non-sentient lifeforms
  • Animal article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.

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Up to date as of February 02, 2010

From Muppet Wiki

Frank Oz • (1975 - 1999)
Eric Jacobson • ( 2002 - present)
Design Team:
Michael K. Frith • (designer)
Dave Goelz • (builder)
Animal at his drum set.
You don't mess with Animal. He eats glass, man.
- Frank Oz [1]

Animal is the drummer on The Muppet Show, performing with Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. Animal is a crazed percussionist with three styles of music -- loud, louder, and deafening. He speaks in a guttural shout, often repeating a few simple phrases, such as "BEAT DRUMS! BEAT DRUMS!" or "WO-MAN!" In relatively calmer moods, he is capable of more coherent conversation, but these instances are infrequent.

Animal first appeared in the 1975 pilot, The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence, chained up in a basement cell when he wasn't onstage performing with the Electric Mayhem. He later became a main character on The Muppet Show, and his unrestrained style has made him popular with young people for decades.

Frank Oz says that he had his character down to five words: Sex, sleep, food, drums and pain.[2] Occasionally, two of those essentials, food and drums, are interchangeable. In The Muppet Movie, Dr. Teeth had to remind Animal to beat, and not eat, his drums. In The Muppet Show episode 110, when asked by Kermit if he preferred drumming to food, Animal replied that drums are food.

Animal's family life is generally non-existent, and outside of the band, the Muppet Show troupe, and women in general, he has no other relationships. A significant exception is depicted in the book The Case of the Missing Mother, which reveals the existence of Animal's mother, LaVerne. LaVerne is also a drummer, and it's implied that percussion skills are a family trait.

It is a popular legend that Animal was inspired by Keith Moon, the wild drummer of the Who. [3][4] Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac is also sometimes cited as the inspiration for Animal. [5] However, there is no evidence in the original sketches for the character that suggest that he was based on anybody in particular. Three of the other members of the Electric Mayhem were created by Muppet designer Michael K. Frith, and the sketches reproduced in the 1981 book Of Muppets and Men show that they were based on famous musicians. Dr. Teeth is a cross between Dr. John and Elton John; Sgt. Floyd Pepper is based on the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album, and the original concept for Janice was a skinny, long-haired male character based on Mick Jagger.

Animal, on the other hand, was designed by Jim Henson, and the rough sketch (also seen in Of Muppets and Men) doesn't appear to be related to any real musician.


Notable performances

Animal has performed a number of solos on The Muppet Show, including "Sweet Tooth Jam", "Wild Thing", and "Foggy Day."

When drumming legend Buddy Rich appeared on The Muppet Show, one sequence featured a "drum battle" between Rich and Animal in homage to the legendary face-off album between Rich and his contemporary Gene Krupa.

Although Animal battled Buddy Rich, in an earlier episode, episode 110, it was mentioned during an interview Kermit gave Animal that Buddy Rich was one of Animal's idols. Also during this interview, Animal revealed that he had been playing the drums for five years, which would mean that he's been playing the drums since 1971.

One of Animal's most memorable performances with a guest star was in episode 105, in which he wildly played the drums in Rita Moreno's number "Fever". Other guest stars who have had scenes with Animal include Lou Rawls, Leo Sayer, James Coburn, Harry Belafonte, and Kaye Ballard.

Animal has also had roles in all of the Muppet movies. In The Muppet Movie, he ate Dr. Bunsen Honeydew's Insta-Grow Pills, causing him to grow ten times his size and scare away Doc Hopper. He also appeared in The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppet Treasure Island, Muppets from Space, It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie and The Muppets' Wizard of Oz.

Animal is probably the most popular member of the Electric Mayhem. He has certainly been included in more merchandise than the rest of the band. He was also the only member of the band to be included regularly on Muppet Babies.

Animal was the mascot of the U.S. snowboarding team for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. Animal made a television appearance in Nagano with CBS reporter Kennedy, during which she stapled his feet to a snowboard.

Casting history

  • Frank Oz - from The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (1975) to Muppets From Space (1999)
  • Eric Jacobson - from It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas (2002) to Present

  • Kevin Clash - Occasionally on Muppets Tonight (1996)
  • John Kennedy - Mastercard commercial (2002); Muppet Party Cruise video game (2003)
  • Drew Massey - Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony, Episode 9 (2005)
  • David Rudman - Saturday Night Live (2004) (puppetry only; voice provided live by Eric Jacobson)

Book appearances

See also


  1. Henson's Place
  2. Henson's Place
  3. Front page,
  4. BBC News, "Myers 'to play' Who's Keith Moon". September 30, 2005.
  5. "Fleetwood Mac Artistfacts",

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Guild Wars

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From GuildWiki

Animals, in the narrow sense, are most often characterized by the ability of Rangers to charm them into becoming Animal companions. Animal is a type of creature according to the effects Edge of Extinction. They can usually be recognized as being inherently neutral, though attackable, to players. They become hostile when attacked and when being the target of the Charm Animal skill during its activation time. The wolf and Black bear in pre-searing are the only aggressive animals in the game. Their post-searing counterparts are not aggressive.

The following skills affect uncharmed animals:

Animal subtypes

There are currently 34 unique charmable animals in the world of Guild Wars, and 34 pets to be unlocked in the Zaishen Menagerie Grounds. Some animals that might seem to be different are still considered to be the same of pet in the Menagerie — these are the Tyrian and Elonian Warthog, the Wolf and Snow Wolf, and the Moa Bird and Strider .

Animal companions with their own statue in the Monument of Fellowship are marked in bold.




Eye of the North

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Up to date as of February 07, 2010
(Redirected to Animals article)

From Lostpedia

Animals have played important roles in the storyline of Lost.

Storyline occurrences

Animal Image Appearance and Role
Main article: Birds
Main article: Cats
  • Amira owns a cat. ("Enter 77")
  • Mikhail owns a cat named Nadia, after the gymnast Nadia Comaneci with whom he shares a birthday. ("Enter 77")
Main article: Cattle
Disambiguation page: Dog
Disambiguation page: Horse
Medusa Spiders
Main article: Medusa Spider
Main article: Moths
  • Locke compares Charlie's journey to quit his drug habit to a moth breaking free of its cocoon. ("The Moth")
  • Charlie sees a moth during the cave-in, which leads him to find the way out. ("The Moth")
Polar Bears
Main article: Polar Bears

In a baby-themed music video that Drive Shaft is shooting, there are stuffed polar bears in the crib. (Fire + Water) Michael gives young Walt a stuffed animal polar bear on his last meeting with him before he gave up custody.

Main article: Rabbits
Sea urchin
Main article: Sea urchin
Main article: Sharks
Main article: Frog
  • Sawyer is awoken one morning by the irritating cries of a frog, and searches the jungle, looking for it. ("One of Them")
  • It is inaccurately referred to on the show as a "tree frog."
Wild Boar
Main article: Wild Boar
  • Locke decides that the best way to procure food is to hunt boar, and leads Kate and Michael on a mission to find one. ("Walkabout")
  • Sawyer's tent is ransacked by a boar, and Sawyer believes that the animal has a vendetta against him. ("Outlaws")
  • Charlie and Locke come across a dead boar while looking for Eko. ("Further Instructions")
  • Miles finds a dead boar in the jungle. ("The Lie")
  • Locke brings a dead boar to the Others before his errand with Richard. (Follow the Leader)

Minor occurrences

Ben's Bugs
  • Locke said that when his foster sister Jeannie died, a Golden Retriever appeared which their mother believed was her daughter reincarnated. It stayed for five years, until the woman died, then disappeared. ("Outlaws")
  • Fish are depicted in the Mural. ("Man of Science, Man of Faith")
  • Animal-themed decorations are featured in The Staff's nursery, including a lion, zebra, and monkey. ("Maternity Leave")
  • Mr. Eko told a story about a boy who kills a dog, then worries about the existence of hell not because he is sorry, but because he is worried the dog he killed will be waiting for him there. ("Three Minutes")
  • Jack was shown the cartoon The Blue Danube, which features animals based on the folk tale "The Ugly Duckling". ("Every Man for Himself")
  • Juliet managed to impregnate a male field mouse. ("Not in Portland")
  • Pictures of orange fish and insects including a bee are featured in the Room 23 video. ("Not in Portland")
  • Ben has an insect collection in his home. ("One of Us")
  • A hamster is seen being held by a mysterious woman in Ben's painting at his house at the Barracks.
  • According to the commentary on the "On location" section of the Season 3 DVD, the tank in the Hydra Station where Jack was being kept prisoner, was used also for sharks and the dolphins that Juliet told Jack about in "A Tale of Two Cities". A dolphin is also seen in a child's drawing on one of the walls in the school. The dolphin in the picture is swimming with an unidentified girl in a pink swimsuit, along with some smaller fish, and the submarine. The picture is labeled, "Me and my fish".

Unanswered questions

Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
More details...
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Animals/Theories
  • What is the significance of the various animals?

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ST Expanded

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