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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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515 182
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

3
618 182
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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493 187
Garfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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670 271
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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397 177
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
AdamJPlacencia added Donald Duck

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384 169
Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
AdamJPlacencia added Mickey Mouse

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384 180
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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346 181
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

10
348 193
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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360 155
Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

12
316 170
Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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399 128
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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335 100
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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351 88
Kermit the Frog is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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257 195
Bullwinkle J. Moose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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299 131
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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323 126
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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326 167
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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337 146
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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243 157
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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272 159
Piglet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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262 191
Mister Ed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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237 177
Rocky the Flying Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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207 168
Huckleberry Hound is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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196 76
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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194 57
Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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244 169
Salem Saberhagen 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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186 67
Fozzie Bear is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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281 192
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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186 63
Timon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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200 189
Alvin Seville is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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171 132
Eugene H. Krabs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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243 151
Patrick Star is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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140 117
Mighty Mouse is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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167 122
Miss Piggy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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173 195
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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158 179
Quick Draw McGraw is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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115 75
Droopy Dog is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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135 52
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141 59
Speedy Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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186 123
Squidward Tentacles is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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168 172
Simon Seville is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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217 200
Klaus Heisler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
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138 62
Jiminy Cricket is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
Tom Islava added Jiminy Cricket

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131 56
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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179 167
Stimpson J.
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129 60
Huey, Dewey and Louie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History

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120 80
Minnie Mouse is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Talking Animals in TV History
Tom Islava added Minnie Mouse