The dancers are both men wearing large helmets. P1 has a blue jacket with pink and yellow stripes. P2 wears a blue jacket with sky-blue stripes.
During the tunnel scene, whichever dancer is performing less vigorously will get their jacket turned silver until their next vigorous phase.
The dancer is a man. He has short black hair with two golden yellow streaks. He is wearing a pair of welder goggles and a gold and dark red necklace. He wears arm gauntlets on his left hand and black bracelets on his right. He wears a gladiator shoulder armor on his right shoulder. He wears blue-grey leather pants, a yellow belt and a dark red cloth on the right side of his waist. He is also wearing a pair of black boots. During the chorus the dancer will turn black and his clothing will light up into an orange shade.
The background is a tunnel that contains numerous switching colorful lights. The first set in the preview has purple stage lights with pink floor lights. Next, a long trail of blue lights swirl in the distance. After this, it duplicates on each dancers' side.
A dark purple room with mandalas, blue lines that form tree-like shapes, concentrical circles, fuchsia smoke and blue zig zag lines.
Animals has a Mashup with the theme of Club. It can be unlocked for 1000 Mojo coins (or 20 Mojo Coins for the Wii). It features dancers in clubwear. The Mashup is exclusive to eighth generation consoles and Wii.
P1: Step on P2's leg and swing your right hand out.
P2: Squat down and swing your right hand up.
Both Gold Moves
Both Gold Moves in-game
There are 4 Gold Moves in the Extreme Version routine:
Gold Move 1: When first kneeling, quickly get up punching the air and raising both arms. Gold Move 2: Make an Indian pose, crossing your legs, raising your right arm, and putting your left hand on your chest. Gold Move 3: Lower your arms. Gold Move 4: Having your arms open, make the same Indian position, but closely.
Gold Move 1
Gold Move 1 in-game
Gold Move 2
Gold Move 2 in-game
Gold Move 3
Gold Move 3 in-game
Gold Move 4
Gold Move 4 in-game
There are 6 Gold Moves in the Mashup:
Gold Move 1 and 4: Lean to the right and move your hands up like a snake while you shake your hips. (Feel So Right) Gold Move 2: Move your right hand to the right and bring your left hand from in front of your chest to the left. (So Glamorous) Gold Move 3 and 5: Lunge and bow forward with both hands outstretched behind. (Hit The Lights) Gold Move 6: Right arm moves forward and down slowly. (Beauty And A Beat)
The Extreme Version of Animals appears in Party Master. Here are the captions attributed to his dance moves:
The Extreme version has a Community Remix only featuring the finalists from the Just Dance World Cup. This is the second 'themed' Community Remix in the series, after Bad Romance (Official Choreography).
Animals is featured in the following Dance Quests maps:
The radio version of Animals, whereby the track is shortened by almost two minutes, is used in the game.
"F**kin’" is censored. The word was already censored in the original song, but an additional warp is added in the game to cover up the rest of the word.
By percentage, this is the most censored song in the Just Dance franchise, since there are only eight words, two of which are censored, making it 25% censored.
P1 was teased on Facebook as a silhouette.
In the official YouTube photo, the left dancer has pink skin, while in the gameplay his skin is white.
As with Love Me Again, slow motion effects are used on the dancers.
Animals had a different menu square in the E3 demo version of the game.
P2 appears in the icon of Dance Party, along with some other dancers from the game.
P2 has a few additional counted moves on Just Dance Now which are only accounted for on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of Just Dance 2016. The extra moves are when he slowly waves his arms while P1 is activated.
The coaches for the Classic routine reappear in RADICAL (Helmet Version).
The Classic routine's pictograms are mostly in Just Dance 2015 style; however, some of them are in Just Dance 2016 style.
In the 7th-Gen version of Just Dance 2017, there is a tutorial picture that shows a girl wearing P1's helmet, along with a boy wearing P4's unicorn head from 4x4.
P2 appears in the background of Fire as part of the character selection screen.