The general rule is that predators have eyes that face the front, so their stereoscopic vision gives them depth perception. That’s handy when judging how far away their prey is. Prey animals tend to have eyes on opposite sides of the head, so they have a wider field of vision lest a predator sneak up on them. That’s the difference between an owl and a sparrow, two birds with very different diets.
Imgur user Kiyoi Photoshopped eight animals to see what they’d look like with front-facing eyes. They look like cartoon characters, because anthropomorphized animals are drawn that way in cartoons. -via Boing Boing