List of fictional rodents

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This List of fictional rodents is subsidiary to list of fictional animals and covers all rodents including beavers, mice, chipmunks, gophers, guinea pigs, marmots, prairie dogs and porcupines.

Literature[edit]

Character/sSpeciesAuthorWorkNotes
MorwennaSquirrelRobin JarvisThe Deptford MiceAn evil squirrel who betrayed the realm of Greenreach
VeraMouseMarjolein BastinVera the mouse
RattyWater RatKenneth GrahamThe Wind in the Willows
ScabbersHuman WizardJ.K. RowlingHarry PotterHuman shapeshifter who disguised himself as a pet rat for several years.
Death of RatsRat-psychopompTerry Pratchettvarious Discworld novels
Martin the WarriorMouseBrian JacquesMartin the Warrior
UlyssesSquirrelKate DiCamilloFlora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Comics[edit]

Character/sSpeciesComicNotes
HammySquirrelOver the HedgeA hyperactive squirrel, Hammy is the least intelligent, though also the most lovable character in the strip, spouting random comments at random moments. His comments usually state an unusually short lecture on a topic of little interest to the other characters.

The character started the strip as "Hammy," but the character was replaced by "Sammy." [1]

Princess Sally AcornSquirrelSonic the HedgehogThe co-leader of the Freedom Fighters alongside Sonic. She was created as a character for the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon, and then used in the comic as well. As Princess to the King he once overthrew, and now leader of a rebellion, Robotnik views her as a threat. She wishes to overthrow Robotnik and free her father from the void. A romantic relationship is often shown with Sonic, though often feelings towards other characters, such as Geoffrey St. John, and Monkey Kahn, have arisen as well.

Folklore & mythology[edit]

Character/sOriginNotes
Mouse1001 Arabian Nights (Volume 3, 150)
The Mouse and the Ichneumon
Mouse1001 Arabian Nights (Volume 3, 151)
The Flea and the Mouse
Mouse1001 Arabian Nights (Volume 9, 901-902)
The Mouse and the Cat
MouseAesop's Fables
The Lion and the Mouse
MouseHickory Dickory Dock
RatsPied Piper of Hamelin
MouseThe Giant TurnipMakes a difference in pulling out the firmly rooted vegetable
RatThis Is the House That Jack BuiltThis is the Rat that ate the malt, that lay in the house that Jack built
The Mouse KingThe Nutcracker and the Mouse KingAn evil seven-headed mouse king that seeks to destroy the Nutcracker.
Three Blind MiceThree Blind Mice
RatatoskNorse MythologyThe squirrel that ferries insults between the Eagle and the Nidhogg

Film[edit]

Character/sSpeciesFilmNotes
BenjyMouseHitchhikers' Guide to the GalaxyOne member of the species which has ordered the Magratheans to construct planet Earth
FrankieMouseHitchhikers' Guide to the GalaxyOne member of the species which has ordered the Magratheans to construct planet Earth
MouseMouseMouse HuntA smart mouse determined to stay in an old house and avoid the house owners who are trying to rid him in order to auction their property.
Mr JinglesMouseThe Green MileA mouse domesticated in a prison.
RupertSquirrelThe Great Rupert/A Christmas WishA dancing squirrel who accidentally helps two economically distressed families overcome their obstacles.
Stuart LittleMouseStuart Little, Stuart Little 2, Stuart Little 3: Call of the WildThe Little family adopt a charming young mouse named Stuart, but the family cat wants rid of him.

Television[edit]

Character/sSpeciesTelevision showNotes
Rat-In-A-HatRatBananas In PyjamasThe shopkeeper of Cuddles Avenue
Rizzo the RatRatThe Muppet ShowA recurring character in the show and Gonzo's partner in films.
Roland RatRatVariousPopular British television puppet character.

Animation[edit]

Character/sSpeciesFilmNotes
Jerry MouseMouseTom and JerryA fictional animated character, is the main protagonist in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's series of Tom and Jerry theatrical cartoon short films. Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, Jerry is a brown anthropomorphic mouse, who first appeared in the 1940 MGM animated short Puss Gets the Boot.[2] Hanna gave the mouse's original name as "Jerry",[3] while Barbera claimed the mouse went unnamed in his first appearance.[2]
Mickey MouseMouseMickey MouseA cartoon character created in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at The Walt Disney Studio.[4] Mickey is an anthropomorphic black mouse and typically wears red shorts, large yellow shoes, and white gloves. He is one of the most recognizable cartoon characters in the world and is the mascot of The Walt Disney Company, the world's largest media conglomerate in terms of annual revenue.

Mickey debuted in November 1928 in the animated cartoon Steamboat Willie after initially appearing in a test screening earlier that year. He went on to appear in over 130 films including The Band Concert (1935), Brave Little Tailor (1938), and Fantasia (1940). Mickey appeared primarily in short films, but also in a few feature-length films. Nine of Mickey's cartoons were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, one of which, Lend a Paw, won the award in 1942. In 1978, Mickey became the first cartoon character to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Rocky the Flying SquirrelFlying SquirrelRocky and BullwinkleUsually called by the nickname "Rocky", is the name of the flying squirrel protagonist of the 1959-1964 animated television series Rocky and His Friends and The Bullwinkle Show (both shows often referred to collectively as The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show), produced by Jay Ward. Rocky's sidekick is the cartoon moose, Bullwinkle. Both Rocky and Bullwinkle were given the middle initial "J" as a reference to Ward.

Rocky's personality was meant to be that of an upstanding, if slightly naive, all-American youth. As the brains of the "moose and squirrel" duo, Rocky often was shown as coming up with creative solutions to the various situations the duo found themselves in on their adventures. However, he is no less gullible toward Boris Badenov's and Natasha Fatale's disguises than Bullwinkle. The best he can do is to occasionally remark, "Those two look familiar!" or "That voice, where have I heard that voice?"

Sandy CheeksSquirrelSpongeBob SquarePantsSandy is SpongeBob and Patrick's friend. She is a scientist from Texas studying the sea from her air-filled tree dome. Her hobby is karate.
Speedy GonzalesMouseLooney TunesSpeedy Gonzales (commonly shortened to just Speedy) is an animated caricature of a mouse in the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. He is portrayed as "The Fastest Mouse in all Mexico" with his major traits being the ability to run extremely fast and speaking with an exaggerated Mexican accent. He usually wears an oversized yellow sombrero, white shirt and trousers (Which is a common traditional outfit worn by men and boys of rural Mexican villages), and a red kerchief, similar to that of a reveler in the San Fermin festival.

Video games[edit]

NameTypeGameNotes
ConkerSquirrelDiddy Kong RacingProtagonist and main character in the Conker series. In the newer games, Conker is a greedy, heavy drinking, red squirrel. Conker, though highly materialistic and never afraid to insult, always approaches new characters with a positive outlook. Conker's adventures occur because he gets drunk and wanders in the opposite direction to his home. In the Xbox Live Arcade version of Banjo-Kazooie, his picture is seen in the Rusty Bucket Bay level where Berri's beta old appearance originally was in the Nintendo 64 version. In Conker's Pocket Tales, he has to rescue his girlfriend, Berri, from the Evil Acorn; the same version of Conker appears in Diddy Kong Racing, where he is a playable character and that game marks his first appearance. In The King of Fighters XIV for the Xbox 360, Conker decides to enter the tournament to stop the evil clown-looking guy named the Violator.
MappyMouseMappyThe game's main character itself is a mouse. Mappy runs on Namco Super Pac-Man hardware, modified to support horizontal scrolling. The name "Mappy" is likely derived from mappo, a Japanese slang term (slightly insulting) for a policeman.
SpikeMouseCommandos 2: Men of CourageA trained mouse given to commando Paul "Lupin" Toledo by the Burmese Spiritual Leader which can be used to distract enemies so that the commandos can evade or incapacitate them.

Mascot[edit]

Character/sSpeciesUseNotes
Chuck E. CheeseMouseChuck E. Cheese's Pizza RestaurantFormerly Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre and Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fry, Michael; T. Lewis (14 May 2005), Over the Hedge, retrieved 9 October 2010 
  2. ^ a b Barbera, Joe (1994). My Life in 'Toons: From Flatbush to Bedrock in Under a Century. Atlanta, GA: Turner Publishing. pp. 73–76. ISBN 1-57036-042-1. 
  3. ^ Hanna, William (2000). A Cast of Friends. Da Capo Press. pp. 39–46. ISBN 0-306-80917-6. 
  4. ^ Kenworthy, John (2001). The Hand Behind the Mouse (Disney ed.). New York. pp. 53–54.