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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
520 182
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

3
622 184
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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497 188
Garfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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674 272
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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401 179
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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389 171
Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
AdamJPlacencia added Mickey Mouse

8
388 183
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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349 183
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

10
352 194
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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363 157
Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

12
319 172
Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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403 129
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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339 101
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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355 89
Kermit the Frog is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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259 197
Bullwinkle J. Moose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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303 132
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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327 126
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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330 167
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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340 147
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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245 158
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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275 160
Piglet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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263 195
Mister Ed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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239 179
Rocky the Flying Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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209 170
Huckleberry Hound is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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199 57
Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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199 78
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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247 171
Salem Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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180 133
Underdog is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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188 69
Fozzie Bear is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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286 192
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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191 63
Timon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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204 190
Alvin Seville is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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176 132
Eugene H. Krabs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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247 151
Patrick Star is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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142 118
Mighty Mouse is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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168 123
Miss Piggy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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174 196
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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159 180
Quick Draw McGraw is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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117 75
Droopy Dog is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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137 52
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189 123
Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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142 60
Speedy Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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168 174
Simon Seville is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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219 200
Klaus Heisler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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133 56
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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139 63
Jiminy Cricket is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
Tom Islava added Jiminy Cricket

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180 168
Stimpson J.
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130 61
Huey, Dewey and Louie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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121 81
Minnie Mouse is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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