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The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

List RulesOnly 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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  • 1
  • 2
    769
    226

    Scooby-Doo

  • 3
    606
    226

    Garfield

  • 4
    478
    136
    Riot18 added

    Kermit the Frog

  • 5
  • 6
    485
    155

    Tigger

  • 7
    410
    154
    JoeSpears added

    Sylvester

  • 8
    434
    156

    Winnie-the-Pooh

  • 9
    456
    179

    Eeyore

  • 10
    488
    206
    AdamJPlacencia added

    Mickey Mouse

  • 11
    483
    205
    AdamJPlacencia added
  • 12
    388
    151
    AdamJPlacencia added

    Goofy

  • 13
    365
    184

    Tweety

  • 14
  • 15
    413
    225

    Foghorn Leghorn

  • 16
    413
    222

    Yogi Bear

  • 17
    380
    208

    Porky Pig

  • 18
    331
    177

    Piglet

  • 19
    341
    212

    Pepé Le Pew

  • 20
    273
    122
    Tom Islava added

    Scrooge McDuck

  • 21
    318
    92
    GustavoMorales added

    Pumbaa

  • 22
    201
    105

    Speedy Gonzales

  • 23
    246
    109
    Tom Islava added

    Fozzie Bear

  • 24
    327
    215
    Auron added

    SpongeBob SquarePants

  • 25
    186
    93

    Taz