Animated The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History  

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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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579 205
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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690 206
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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561 210
Garfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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717 308
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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445 198
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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437 192
Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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385 202
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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423 210
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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414 168
Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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389 213
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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400 103
Kermit the Frog is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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455 138
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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377 112
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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344 191
Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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360 137
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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383 158
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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337 143
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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277 217
Bullwinkle J. Moose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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355 182
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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310 171
Piglet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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265 177
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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288 209
Mister Ed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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257 192
Rocky the Flying Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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232 67
Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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274 185
Salem Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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225 184
Huckleberry Hound is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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219 90
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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194 146
Underdog is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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315 204
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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205 81
Fozzie Bear is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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219 72
Timon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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196 146
Eugene H. Krabs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Alvin Seville is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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264 165
Patrick Star is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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189 137
Miss Piggy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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160 70
Speedy Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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152 62
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205 133
Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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148 135
Mighty Mouse is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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129 89
Droopy Dog is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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167 193
Quick Draw McGraw is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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180 216
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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156 72
Jiminy Cricket is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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182 189
Simon Seville is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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147 71
Huey, Dewey and Louie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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139 93
Minnie Mouse is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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226 218
Klaus Heisler is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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146 72
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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188 187
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