The Anthropomorphic Literature and Arts Association announced the 2014 inductees to the ALAA Hall of Fame at Rainfurrest in Seattle on September 27. They are —
- Carl Barks (person)
- Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White (novel)
- Osamu Tezuka (person)
The ALAA Hall of Fame Award was instituted in 2012 to “honor people who were crucial to the formation of furry fandom as what it is today” but it can go to a writer, artist, a favorite character, book, movie, TV series – anything that would make most people say, “Oh, yeah, sure — how could we have overlooked him, or her, or it?”
Carl Barks is best known for his Donald Duck comics and as the creator of Scrooge McDuck. Charlotte’s Web is a parable about mortality in the form of a spider and her efforts to save a pig from the dinner table. Osamu Tezuka is the “father of manga” and the “godfather of anime” whose creations include Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion.
In 2012 the first selections to the Hall of Fame were Walt Disney, Bugs Bunny, and Richard Adams’ Watership Down. In 2013 the inductees were Animal Farm by George Orwell, Pride of Chanur by C. J. Cherryh, and the 1973 animated movie Robin Hood from Walt Disney Studios.