Cartoon Characters and Puppets Versus Actors and Actresses

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Sorry to disappoint many (and, on occasion, even myself), BUT animated characters and puppets ARE NOT real people, and SHOULD NOT have 'Name' pages, but SHOULD BE listed as Character performed by actors or actresses.

Donald Duck, Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd, Kukla, Ollie, etc., should not have 'Name' pages, but should be listed as characters performed by others.  They could then have the
"-character" keyword.

Granted, some cartoon character and even puppets have more human qualities and expressions than some actors and actresses, but that still should not qualify them for 'Name' pages.
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Charlie McCarthy (II)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1706905/

Mortimer Snerd
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1878986/

Kukla
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1185433/

Ollie (II)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2071499/
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These are Jeff Dunham Characters - Not Names:

Jeff Dunham (II)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0242278/
An award-winning ventriloquist
Two of his characters are apparent homages to characters
performed by previous famous ventriloquists.
Bubba J" strongly resembles Mortimer Snerd, performed by Edgar Bergen.
"Jose the Jalapeno on a Stick," who has a face but no body,
is similar to the disembodied head in a box performed by Señor Wences.

Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map  (2014)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4209802/reference
Jeff Dunham   ...  Himself / Walter / Bubba J / Achmed / Peanut / Jacques 
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https://www.imdb.com/pressroom/stats/
IMDb Statistics
As of May 2019
Names: 9,880,784
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Michelle, Official Rep
May 17 2018
Unfortunately, our statistics currently don't distinguish a person from a non-person,
as we group all name pages on the site together in this reporting.
Although I'm not sure when this suggestion will be addressed,
I have filed a ticket for the appropriate team
to review concerning name page identifiers for person vs. non-person
and to request that our statistics reporting reflect the differentiation.
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ACT_1 List
Names that are Not People
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls026206011/
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Animal actors and actresses justifiably have 'Name' pages.  It's the cartoon characters and puppets that should't.  Recently tried to delete Donald Duck as a 'Name,' but it has not been accepted, even though Clarence Nash (Donald-s voice) is listed in the cast with Donald Duck as the character name.

190528-021030-995000 
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2019-05-28 02:10:30Bachelor Mother (1939)
Cast -  1 credit deleted
Keywords -  2 items added

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IMDb Stats changed 'People' to 'Names' ...


http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.imdb.com/pressroom/stats/

http://web.archive.org/web/20180527134839/https://www.imdb.com/pressroom/stats/web/20180527134839/ht...
May 27 2018

IMDb Statistics
Titles: 4,734,693
People: 8,702,001 (Credits: 91,169,747)

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Stats should have
Sublist of Names that are 'objects ?'  Robots, cars, toys etc ?
Sublist of Names that are Animals: Dogs, Horses, Birds, Primates, etc ?
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It seems that names that are objects should just be keywords.

And cartoon and puppet characters should be keywords with the"-character" addendum," also. 
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Bachelor Mother (1939): The crazy credits page says that Donald Duck was credited as himself, and that the credit refers to a toy. Inanimate objects, if credited, are specifically allowed by IMDb guidelines.

I see that the BFI also lists the credit:
https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-peopl...
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Robots as characters not Names

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope  (1977)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/reference
Anthony Daniels   ...  C-3PO 
Kenny Baker   ...  R2-D2 

Anthony Daniels and Kenny Baker in Star Wars 1977

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/mediaviewer/rm724679424

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Lost in Space  (1965–1968) 
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058824/reference
The Robinsons' robot was created by Robert Kinoshita,
the same man who designed Robby the Robot for Forbidden Planet (1956).
Indeed, Robbie the Robot makes a guest appearance in
Lost in Space: War of the Robots (1966).
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0636256/reference
William Bramley   ...  Robotoid (uncredited) (voice)
Eldon Hansen   ...  Robotoid (uncredited)
Bob May   ...  The Robot (uncredited)
Ollie O'Toole   ...  Robotoid (uncredited) (voice)
Robby the Robot   ...  Robotoid (uncredited)
Dick Tufeld   ...  The Robot (uncredited) (voice) 

Bill Mumy and Robby the Robot in Lost in Space 1965

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0636256/mediaviewer/rm3639197952
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Spaceballs  (1987)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094012/reference
Joan Rivers   ...  Dot Matrix (voice)
Lorene Yarnell Jansson   ...  Dot Matrix (as Lorene Yarnell)

Spaceballs 1987

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094012/mediaviewer/rm2099339520
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