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The Greatest Animals in Commercials

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List RulesLive action animals that appeared in national ad campaigns, no cartoon animals

When we watch TV, we try our best to avoid commercials. Unless, of course, those commercials feature adorable animals doing things that humans do. Animal commercials are almost guaranteed to drum up interest. If you don’t believe us, you should see our receipts from Taco Bell when that Chihuahua was commanding us to eat 7-Layer Burritos. Animals have been appearing in commercials for as long as commercials have been on television. Heck, even Mr. Ed got into the commercial game when he started shilling for Studebaker. And who can blame him? We bet he made a good chunk of change off that car.

This list does not feature any cartoon animals, however, so rule out Chester Cheetah, Tony the Tiger, and even the Geico Gecko. All animals in ads on this list are real live critters or puppets, at least. 

Get your nostalgia goggles on, because we’re about to run down the list of the greatest animals in commercials. While making this list, we realized that Budweiser has been using animal ads for years. Seriously, if you put all of their commercials together, you’d basically have one big zoo (and probably a lot of drunk animals). No matter whether you prefer amphibians, cuddly little puppies, or choosy cats, we’ve got all the best advertising animals on this list.

Vote on your favorite animal that’s been featured in a commercial. Vote up the best, most effective animals in ads. And if we left off your favorite animal advertiser, then remind us about them in the comments and we’ll see what we can do.
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  • The Budweiser Clydsedales1
    107
    30

    The Budweiser Clydsedales

  • Spuds MacKenzie the Bud Light Party Dog2
    96
    32
  • The Budweiser Frogs3
    87
    30

    The Budweiser Frogs

  • The Cadbury Bunny4
    69
    26

    The Cadbury Bunny

  • Geico Camel5
    77
    33

    Geico Camel

  • Pepto Bismol Squirrel6
    72
    36

    Pepto Bismol Squirrel

  • Frank & Louie the Budweiser Lizards7
    67
    34

    Frank & Louie the Budweiser Lizards

  • Morris the 9 Lives Cat Food Cat8
    62
    30

    Morris the 9 Lives Cat Food Cat

  • The Cottonelle Puppy9
    56
    34

    The Cottonelle Puppy

  • Mr. Ed (Studebaker Commercial)10
    36
    31

    Mr. Ed (Studebaker Commercial)

  • Bud Ice Penguin11
    32
    33
  • Taco Bell Chihuahua12
    80
    95
  • The Cesar Dog13
    32
    37

    The Cesar Dog

  • American Tourister Luggage-Fighting Gorilla14
    25
    33

    American Tourister Luggage-Fighting Gorilla

  • Maxwell the Geico Pig15
    74
    117

    Maxwell the Geico Pig

  • AFLAC duck16
    63
    117
  • The CareerBuilder.com Monkeys17
    25
    114

    The CareerBuilder.com Monkeys