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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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524 166
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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605 228
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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422 164
Garfield is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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334 155
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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325 151
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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292 151
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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301 167
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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320 146
Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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271 146
Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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303 139
Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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223 167
Bullwinkle J. Moose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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338 115
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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Kermit the Frog 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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284 132
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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206 136
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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206 151
Rocky the Flying Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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180 141
Huckleberry Hound is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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Underdog is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Fozzie Bear 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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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Salem Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Alvin Seville is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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Patrick Star is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Eugene H. Krabs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Quick Draw McGraw is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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Timon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Mighty Mouse is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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94 55
Droopy Dog is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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134 98
Miss Piggy 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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Top Cat 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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157 147
Stimpy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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98 39
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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137 153
Simon Seville is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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162 142
Felix the Cat is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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94 49
Huey, Dewey and Louie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History