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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

2
491 171
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

3
586 178
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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469 179
Garfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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653 254
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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371 171
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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361 171
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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325 174
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

9
326 187
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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357 162
Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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299 162
Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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310 96
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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339 151
Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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375 124
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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241 187
Bullwinkle J. Moose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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328 85
Kermit the Frog is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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282 122
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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306 121
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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309 160
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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319 142
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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228 152
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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257 155
Piglet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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249 184
Mister Ed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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223 170
Rocky the Flying Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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198 160
Huckleberry Hound is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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168 125
Underdog is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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176 64
Fozzie Bear is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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231 166
Salem Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

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180 74
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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180 54
Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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267 183
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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187 185
Alvin Seville is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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167 60
Timon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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161 128
Eugene H. Krabs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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230 148
Patrick Star is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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167 188
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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157 114
Miss Piggy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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152 174
Quick Draw McGraw is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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127 114
Mighty Mouse is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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106 71
Droopy Dog is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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125 48
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177 118
Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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126 55
Speedy Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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212 195
Klaus Heisler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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156 169
Simon Seville is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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170 164
Stimpy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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119 53
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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125 62
Jiminy Cricket is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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118 59
Huey, Dewey and Louie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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109 77
Minnie Mouse is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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