the fur, that is starting to stir
Then the tail, a sign of beastly travail
And the paws, now you're down on all fours...
TF's in Commercially-Produced Entertainment
there are actually people out there making money depicting and
Commercially released books, stories, even movies, TV shows and ads
all explore this fundamental fantasy we can't get enough of.
Who knows, perhaps the creators of these works are under Circe's influence as well,
helping to spread word of her metamorphic pleasures far and wide;
Circe's Funhouse is proud to present a few samples of their work...
(Please note: all works are © their respective owners)
start with some highbrow, snooty grand opera:
"Alcina: She Turns Men Into Beasts"
"Circe" (Martha Graham Dance Company)
"Pinocchio" (Live Action 1996)
(My first attempt at building a page of frame grabs, by the way)
sketches for the movie's TF
Sent in by a Funhouse fan... Like the Spirited Away art linked to below, some great concepts that unfortunately didn't make it into the movie.
Yet another Disney TF flick!
Nicer, bigger version of above picture ("Ohmigod - I'm a bear!")
Disney's official movie webpage
Simpsons visit 'The Island of Dr. Hibbert'
(Is there a fur/TF fan working on this show?)
(from the 2002 Halloween special; thanks to whomever posted these frame-captures on their website,
and my apologies for losing track of your information)
Vacation Snapshots - Page 1
Vacation Snapshots - Page 2
Vacation Snapshots - Page 3
[in the mature, not pornographic sense, you pervert]
Women turning into animals? Animals turning into women? Read all about it...
"Bitten" (book review)
Sub" (another book review)
That You, George?"
[From the book's amazon.com page:] "After spending the day in bed with a cold, listening to stories of the North Pole, George is somewhat perturbed to awake the next day having metamorphosed into a polar bear. This colour picture book -illustrated by the author - follows George as he copes with everyday life as a polar bear."
[From the book's amazon.com page:] "Winni adores ponies and pleads with her mum and dad to buy her one. The dinner lady at school puts an idea into Winni's head when she says that if she keeps on eating so many carrots, she'll turn into a horse. Winni decides to test this theory out, and sure enough it works. "
Courtesy of the fabulous 'Destrier,' here's Winni's human-equine TF!
to be a Dragon... Without Burning Your Tongue"
[From the book's amazon.com page:] "How would it feel to be turning into a dragon, scale by scale, fang by fang, claw by claw? Rozzie Banks is about to find out. She is transported into a difficult new world, living with her estranged father in an isolated Nevada mining community. Rozzie despises her new life until, one day, inside a mountain cavern, she meets a shadowy dragon. Touching a mysterious teardrop, she begins her transformation into a dragon herself."
I'm reading this one right now, have to admit I'm finding it a little slow going....
Just A Witch
[From the book's amazon.com page:] "After 30 years at witch school, best friends Heckie and Dora plan to settle down in a small town, Do Good, and make the world a better place...Heckie uses her power to turn humans into animals to rid the town of wicked people and supplement the animal population of the local zoo. However, her plans begin to go awry when she meets a slick furrier who wants to exploit her talents to obtain rare snow leopard pelts...."
Dog Days of Arthur Cane"
It seems to be a perennial TF story: a human is transformed into a dog (or other animal) in order to learn a valuable life lesson or two. Here's a book cover featuring a very nice TF sequence from one such effort, dating from 1977.
A Caldecott Medal-winning kids' book by Arthur Yorinks & Richard Egielski tells the story of humble janitor Al and faithful dog Eddie who are whisked off to an island-in-the sky paradise (obviously part of the Funhouse!), where a feathery surprise awaits them...
"'What a life,' Al cooed."
"But ripe fruit soon spoils."
"'Take us back, take us back!'"
Illustrated, children's book version of the famous Tchaikovsky TF ballet
Book review with illustration
Chronicles of Narnia"
(illustrated by Pauline Baynes)
Eustace (from Voyage of the Dawn-Treader)
Rabadash (from The Horse and His Boy)
"The Devil's Donkey"
Illustration from a story in The Yellow Fairy Book (1894)
and the Magic Cookies"
'Hi-fi' fan prefers his woofers over his tweeters
(from a 1950's Mad Magazine - who even knows woofers from tweeters any more?)
Woman goes ape!
(from the 'Monkey Business' Google group (which looks to be offline at the moment...)
goes scaly - opening page
America goes furry:
(thank you, Lynx!)
from Brazil - it's 'Aninha'!
A friend sent me a bag o'comix from Brazil; needless to say, the following story caught my eye (anyone know Portuguese?):
The Cover/Page 3
Bloom Country (circa 1992)
Dilbert (circa November 2002)
Ulysses meets Circe (& she's in a bad mood...)
A 'Silver Age' comic book cover
Another Silver Age cover
Aye Carrramba! (Bart Simpson's TF!)
(anybody ever hear of this strip before?)
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