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Monkey plushie characteristics
Monkey plushies are stuffed animals modeled after a variety of primates. They have exaggerated long arms and legs and often feature long tails. In the world of plushies, monkeys and apes are usually grouped together under the banner of ‘monkey plushies’. The biggest physical difference between the two is that monkeys have a long tail, while apes don’t.
Popular monkey types which you’ll find as stuffed animals are macaques, squirrel monkeys, brown spider monkeys, and proboscis monkeys. In the ape category, you’ll mainly find orangutans, gorillas, and chimpanzees, but there are also bonobos, gibbons, and other lesser-known apes. The plushies are closely related to sloth plushies.
Famous Monkeys (available as stuffed animals)
Like with other animals, such as dogs, cats, and elephants, there are also several monkey plushies based on famous primates. The most famous ape who was turned into a plushie is of course King Kong, starred in over 12 films and you’ll find merchandise based on his likeness all around the world. Kong’s opposite is the small brown monkey Curious George, who debuted in the 1939 children's short story Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys. Whereas Kong is large and aggressive, George is small and inquisitive. The film Curious George (2006) sparked a whole new line of Curious George merchandise, including, of course, stuffed animals.
One of the most popular animated big-screens monkeys of all time is King Louie, the jiving orangutan from the Walt Disney animated feature film The Jungle Book (1967). Together with the playful Abu from Aladdin (1992) and the wise Rafiki from The Lion King (1994), Louie represents the voice of Disney in the world of monkey plushies.