The Automobile Anthropomorphic

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Herbie the Love Bug appeared in quite a few films. While Herbie was good, Christine was less so, and is one of many possessed vehicles appearing in literature, film, and TV. The most famous is probably Butterfly Lightning McQueen. The headlights and radiator of the car are a natural anthropomorphizing feature as the eyes and mouth. Most such vehicles however lack the senses of smell and sound.


The movie Cars, and its knockoffs (e.g. Little Cars), and spin-offs (Cars Toons) dominate the animated genre. But they did not invent it.

Other shows with anthropomorphic vehicles include:

Sodor has a few off-track vehicles, mostly trucks and tractors, while Sir Topham Hatt's car is not anthropomorphized. So nothing from the land of Thomas today.

Christine


Herbie


Cars


LittleCars


Roary


Brum


SpeedBuggy


autobots

KITT

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Many movies about cars is the mobile that the people use to go many places
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