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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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517 182
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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620 182
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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495 187
Garfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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672 271
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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399 178
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
AdamJPlacencia added Donald Duck

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387 169
Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
AdamJPlacencia added Mickey Mouse

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386 180
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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347 182
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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349 194
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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360 157
Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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317 171
Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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400 129
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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336 101
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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353 88
Kermit the Frog is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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257 197
Bullwinkle J. Moose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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300 132
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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325 126
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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328 167
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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338 147
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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244 158
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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273 160
Piglet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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262 193
Mister Ed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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237 179
Rocky the Flying Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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208 169
Huckleberry Hound is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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198 76
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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196 57
Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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245 170
Salem Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Underdog is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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187 68
Fozzie Bear is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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283 192
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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188 63
Timon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
Tom Islava added Timon

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202 189
Alvin Seville is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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173 132
Eugene H. Krabs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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244 151
Patrick Star is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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141 117
Mighty Mouse is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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174 195
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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167 123
Miss Piggy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
MatthewGill added Miss Piggy

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159 179
Quick Draw McGraw is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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116 75
Droopy Dog is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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136 52
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142 59
Speedy Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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187 123
Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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168 173
Simon Seville is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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139 62
Jiminy Cricket is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
Tom Islava added Jiminy Cricket

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218 200
Klaus Heisler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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132 56
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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180 167
Stimpson J.
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130 60
Huey, Dewey and Louie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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121 80
Minnie Mouse is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
Tom Islava added Minnie Mouse