Although the Giant Pangolin were entirely new to me, yet they seemed strangely familiar somehow. It took me over a day to realize where I had seen something like this before. The Pangolin reminded me of an important type of villain in the classic cartoon, the Weasel. Most prominently known as the evil sidekicks in Roger Rabbit (1988), they have been around cartoons for many years before that.
Is this resemblance an accident? An example of evolutionary convergence? Or is it something else, something more important, proof of a divine and loving God who causes bizarre semi-bipeds in Central Africa to be styled after cartoon archetypes in a medium barely a hundred years old? We may never know the answer to this burning question but it seems to me that this issue needs to be fairly and impartially presented to students in our public film institutions in order to give a balanced account of what we know about where our character archetypes used in film come from. This is a vital issue I think. And how ironic if it turns out that Whimsical Design is accepted not in the science community but in the elite film communities. Its not very likely to happen, but it might, and we will just have to see.