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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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  • Mr. Ed (Studebaker Commercial)1
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    31

    Mr. Ed (Studebaker Commercial)

  • The Budweiser Clydsedales2
    106
    31

    The Budweiser Clydsedales

  • Spuds MacKenzie the Bud Light Party Dog3
    95
    32
  • The Budweiser Frogs4
    85
    31

    The Budweiser Frogs

  • The Cesar Dog5
    91
    37

    The Cesar Dog

  • Taco Bell Chihuahua6
    76
    31
  • Geico Camel7
    77
    34

    Geico Camel

  • Maxwell the Geico Pig8
    72
    38

    Maxwell the Geico Pig

  • Frank & Louie the Budweiser Lizards9
    67
    35

    Frank & Louie the Budweiser Lizards

  • Morris the 9 Lives Cat Food Cat10
    61
    31

    Morris the 9 Lives Cat Food Cat

  • The Cottonelle Puppy11
    57
    33

    The Cottonelle Puppy

  • The Cadbury Bunny12
    70
    81

    The Cadbury Bunny

  • Bud Ice Penguin13
    33
    32
  • American Tourister Luggage-Fighting Gorilla14
    24
    34

    American Tourister Luggage-Fighting Gorilla

  • Pepto Bismol Squirrel15
    23
    37

    Pepto Bismol Squirrel

  • AFLAC duck16
    63
    118
  • The CareerBuilder.com Monkeys17
    26
    115

    The CareerBuilder.com Monkeys