The Greatest Squirrel Characters of All Time

Over 1.5K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Greatest Squirrel Characters of All Time
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Vote up your favorite fictional squirrel characters.

For this poll we've created a list of the greatest squirrels of all time, featuring squirrels you know from movies, television, video games and more. Of course your favorite cartoon squirrels are included, but this list doesn't only feature animated characters that can talk. If your favorite fictional squirrel is missing, don't be salty- just add it to the list so that other people can vote for for it too!

This list includes Sandy Cheeks, Princess Sally Acorn and more characters. Who is the number one squirrel that people just can't get enough of? Scroll down and find out who the masses voted for.
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  • Scrat
    Ice Age
    579 votes

    A prehistoric sabre-toothed squirrel with a boundless obsession for acorns, Scrat has a hilariously chaotic impact on the world of Ice Age. Amid attempts to secure elusive acorns, he often triggers world-altering events, yet always remains endearingly oblivious. With slapstick antics inspired by legendary silent film stars like Charlie Chaplin, Scrat adds comic relief while evoking sympathetic laughter from audiences. His relentless acorn-chasing has made him an unforgettable icon in animation history.

  • Sandy Cheeks
    SpongeBob SquarePants
    466 votes

    SpongeBob SquarePants' karate-loving, science-savvy squirrel friend hails from Texas and resides in a bubble-filled home called the Treedome. Adapting to life underwater, Sandy dons an astronaut suit that helps her breathe and communicate with her aquatic buddies. Besides being an accomplished inventor, her unyielding Texan spirit and fearlessness make her stand out among fictional squirrels. Sandy's charming mix of Southern hospitality and strong-willed nature creates memorable interactions and adventures in Bikini Bottom.

  • Rocky the Flying Squirrel
    The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
    413 votes

    One half of the dynamic duo with Bullwinkle J. Moose, Rocky soars through the skies in The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. As the brains of the operation, his intelligence and resourcefulness help them thwart evildoers, like Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale. Rocky's lovable personality, combined with his optimistic disposition and sense of loyalty, cements his status as an all-time favorite squirrel character. Moreover, his trademark ability to fly is a testament to the power of teamwork and eternal friendship.

  • Bucky
    The Emperor's New Groove
    133 votes

    As the protagonist of the comic series Get Fuzzy, Bucky Katt is a sardonic and self-centered Siamese cat with an irrational hatred for his roommate Satchel Pooch. However, it is revealed that Bucky is not a cat, but actually an overly aggressive squirrel. Bucky's irritable personality and tendency for mischief contrasts sharply with the lovable, good-natured squirrels on this list, yet his offbeat humor keeps readers coming back. A sharp-tongued squirrel with feline attributes, Bucky sets himself apart in the pantheon of squirrel characters.

  • Hammy
    Over the Hedge
    170 votes

    In the DreamWorks film Over the Hedge, the hyperactive Hammy steals the show with his inexhaustible energy and comical misunderstandings. While his frantic behavior may initially put off his fellow animal companions, they grow to appreciate Hammy's unique skills under pressure. His ability to move at supersonic speeds and think outside the box proves instrumental in outsmarting the film's antagonists. The lovable innocence and unpredictability that Hammy brings to the table have endeared him to generations of fans.

  • Secret Squirrel
    The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show
    289 votes

    Combining espionage with woodland creatures, this James Bond-inspired anthropomorphic squirrel is both suave and resourceful. Cunning and quick-witted, Secret Squirrel uses an array of gadgets concealed in his trench coat and fedora to carry out his missions. Alongside his trusty sidekick, Morocco Mole, he unravels nefarious plots with flair and finesse. As a testament to his lasting appeal, Secret Squirrel has appeared in various reboots and spin-offs since his debut in the 1960s.