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List Rules Only fictional animals that can be understood by humans

List of the greatest talking animals in television history, as ranked by television critics, historians, and fans. Throughout the years, television has seen its fair share of speaking animal characters, each with their own personalities as unique as they would be if they were human characters. These characters come in all sorts of species, from a household dog to moose that stands on two legs. Although a vast majority of these characters are animated, there are a few which are live action. The live action talking animals, such as Mister Ed or the storytelling dog Wishbone, are impressive because the show runners needed to use a mix of real, cooperative animals, voice actors, and special effects.

While many of the TV talking animal characters on this list speak and act as if they were human beings, a few talk with speech impediments and act very much like animals, such as Scooby Doo. Characters like Brian Griffin from Family Guy act completely like humans in animal suits, while characters like Winnie the Pooh act completely within their animal’s nature.

Who are television’s best talking animals? This list features a wide array of animals who talk from generations of television, made by live action and cartoon creators alike.

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Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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830 236
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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656 257
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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642 249
Garfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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514 229
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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798 361
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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510 222
Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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443 238
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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478 123
Kermit the Frog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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484 198
Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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476 243
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
12
435 243
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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523 162
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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437 136
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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445 177
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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413 162
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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386 230
Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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386 173
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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312 256
Bullwinkle J. Moose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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401 210
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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356 198
Piglet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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298 210
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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296 83
Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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314 249
Mister Ed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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286 224
Rocky the Flying Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History