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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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835 239
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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661 258
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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648 249
Garfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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521 229
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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805 363
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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517 222
Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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447 240
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
9
483 124
Kermit the Frog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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10
489 201
Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
11
479 245
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
12
440 243
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
13
529 162
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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440 138
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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451 177
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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418 162
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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388 233
Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
18
314 260
Bullwinkle J. Moose is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
19
405 211
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
20
361 199
Piglet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
21
301 212
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
22
302 84
Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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317 251
Mister Ed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
24
289 226
Rocky the Flying Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
25
269 116
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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