Funny animals typically are bipedal , wear clothes, live in houses, drive and ride vehicles, and have jobs or may even be recognized citiens of countries, which distinguish them from other animal characters who may nonetheless display anthropomorphic characteristics such as speaking or showing facial expressions. Funny animal also talking animal is also the genre of comics and animated cartoons which primarily feature funny animals. While many funny animal stories are light-hearted and humorous, the genre is not exclusively comedic. Dark or serious stories featuring characters of this sort can also be grouped under the "funny animals" category, sometimes referred to as anthropomorphic characters  to avoid confusion over the range of genres. The comic strip ran in Playbox, a supplement of Home Chat, for years.