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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Salem Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Scrooge McDuck 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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Fozzie Bear is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Timon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Alvin Seville is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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Eugene H. Krabs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Patrick Star is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Miss Piggy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Mighty Mouse is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Quick Draw McGraw is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Droopy Dog is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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

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

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

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Klaus Heisler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Jiminy Cricket is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Pinky is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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Huey, Dewey and Louie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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