Whatever happened to bears?

It really seems like the gaming industry has lost a lot of what made it so darn charming in the last several generations by having every almost single character in modern games be a human. Whatever happened to our Banjo & Kazooies? Our Chameleon Twists? Having a human main character doesn't make a game better, and it sure doesn't help it stand out from the crowd. Why not make more characters with exaggerated human characteristics, or using creative art styles? I want to see another Glover!