Animated The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History  

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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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680 203
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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552 207
Garfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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709 304
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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439 194
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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420 204
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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379 200
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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410 164
Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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384 210
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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392 102
Kermit the Frog is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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450 136
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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373 110
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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357 135
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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378 157
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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334 142
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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Bullwinkle J. Moose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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351 181
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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307 170
Piglet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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262 175
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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286 206
Mister Ed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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254 191
Rocky the Flying Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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229 66
Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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225 182
Huckleberry Hound is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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270 183
Salem Saberhagen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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216 88
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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193 145
Underdog is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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312 202
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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202 80
Fozzie Bear is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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217 71
Timon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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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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264 162
Patrick Star is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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186 136
Miss Piggy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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151 60
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203 131
Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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157 68
Speedy Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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167 191
Quick Draw McGraw is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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147 134
Mighty Mouse is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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179 214
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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127 88
Droopy Dog is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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154 71
Jiminy Cricket is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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181 187
Simon Seville is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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145 70
Huey, Dewey and Louie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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225 215
Klaus Heisler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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138 91
Minnie Mouse is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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144 71
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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