Post by seymour747millplane on Jan 23, 2019 4:12:27 GMT
One paw design treatment trope is to show cat’s and dog’s paws as lacking thumbs when used as feet, but to sprout thumbs when used as hands. That is how it is handled with the cats in Cinderella and the aristocats and the cats and dogs in Oliver and Company.
In the case of Pluto the dog, Figaro the kitten, and other dogs and cats in the classic Mickey and Friends cartoons, their front paws don’t sprout thumbs when used as hands. This is understandable with dogs which are cursorial quadrupedal mammals use their front paws mostly for locomotion and as cleats and sometimes have their dewclaws divested if they get impractical. With cats, which use their front paws like hands as well as for locomotion however, this is more egregious.
The Cheshire Cat in the 1951 animated movie, Alice in Wonderland has back feet roughly like a regular cat, but sprouts thumbs on them when he uses them to gesture as hands. A cat who gestures with his back feet like hands?! In Kingdom Hearts, the dew claws or thumbs are a default feature of his hind feet.
Human beings, being primates with less than handlike feet, are the inversion of the hind feet dewclaws and thumbs in carnivorans (a mammalian order with decidedly less handlike back feet overall).
For a particularly unusual example in 101 Dalmatians 2, see this link,