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

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669 201
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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543 202
Garfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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703 301
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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435 192
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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425 188
Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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417 202
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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375 198
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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379 209
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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403 164
Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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387 100
Kermit the Frog is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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444 136
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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367 110
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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335 187
Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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352 135
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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373 156
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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327 142
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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272 213
Bullwinkle J. Moose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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346 180
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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302 169
Piglet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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258 173
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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284 204
Mister Ed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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252 189
Rocky the Flying Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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223 66
Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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221 181
Huckleberry Hound is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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267 182
Salem Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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213 87
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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189 144
Underdog is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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310 200
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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200 79
Fozzie Bear is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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211 71
Timon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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194 141
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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263 159
Patrick Star is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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184 133
Miss Piggy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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201 129
Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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148 59
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165 189
Quick Draw McGraw is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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154 67
Speedy Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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146 132
Mighty Mouse is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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178 212
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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125 86
Droopy Dog is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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177 185
Simon Seville is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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150 70
Jiminy Cricket is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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142 69
Huey, Dewey and Louie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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223 213
Klaus Heisler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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142 70
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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133 90
Minnie Mouse is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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