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Title: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on October 30, 2019, 04:02:40 PM
LIST OF CRAP #120
TOP 50 FICTIONAL TALKING ANIMALS


https://www.youtube.com/v/tHK18m3Tk0c

Fake animals speak fluent English.  This is a fact.  We all learned this at a very young age.

But nobody has ever in recorded history ranked these communicative critters…until now…!

I wanted this momentous LOC hosted by Mickey Rat but he took the cash and ran.  Who knows maybe he’ll show up later...

Anyhow, we have from a total of 15 lists 179 distinct fictional animal voices. 

Yes, we have a plethora of ties.  So much so the first 25 or so of the top 50 will necessarily be abbreviated.

I admit, I screwed up the rules a bit.  Duos, trios, and others defy easy classification; some duos aren’t technically duos while some duos don’t lend well to being separated in a top 50 list with a huge amount of tie scores.  I tried to clarify the rules and bounced back several lists but I got sick of that and just figured oh well not everyone’s going to be super happy.  I decided to group and separate duos and trios and small groups where it makes sense.  I’ll try to make up for the distortion of your carefully selected entries in the writeups as well as I can.

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AND NOW let’s get our beaks wet with the lowest scoring entry Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy!

https://www.youtube.com/v/kD3qacC0Tdg

Do I hear the influence of Jimmy Durante in that voice?  Umbriago!

A dachshund father-and-son team. Doggie Daddy (voiced by Doug Young) tried to do the best he could at raising his rambunctious son Augie (voiced by Daws Butler). Augie Doggie, who loved his father, would often refer to him as "dear old Dad." Their mutual admiration included Daddy gently chiding, "Augie, my son, my son", when he would disappoint his father; and when his son would say or do something that inspired pride, Daddy would turn to the audience and say with a grin, "Dat's my boy”!

Ooh…a Daws Butler mention already.  Now that’s class!  Tip o’ the hat to RVR II for his #25 Doggie Daddy.


(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/84/4b/64/844b64810d830937e7e6ab8e15f1f78f.jpg)

Daws Butler

Date Of Birth: Nov 16, 1916
Birth Place: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Date Of Death: May 18, 1988
https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Daws-Butler/

Onward!

Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on October 30, 2019, 05:07:16 PM
#50

Bagheera
(Jungle Book)
https://www.youtube.com/v/BvbBBv45xQI
#18 linszoid

Even though he is a black panther, Bagheera’s name means “black tiger” in Hindi (“bagha” means “tiger” in Hindi).
"Oh, no, it’s Baloo! That shiftless, stupid jungle bum!"


Barnabus
(Sandman)
(https://cdn-static.denofgeek.com/sites/denofgeek/files/styles/main_wide/public/2015/12/barnabas_sandman_main.jpg?itok=WLBJKYit)
#18 Johnny Unusual

A sarcastic talking dog who belonged to Destruction and was assigned to guard Delirium. His origins are unknown.
"Doggerel. Rubbishly doggerel."


Cornelius
(Planet of the Apes)
https://www.youtube.com/v/mUF9mt9fz1Q
#18 stethacantus

A chimpanzee archaeologist and historian, appearing in the original novel of Planet of the Apes (La Planète des singes), and also the first three installments of the classic movie series of the same name, from the 1960s and 1970s.
"Beware the beast Man, for he is the Devil's pawn. Alone among God's primates, he kills for sport, or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother's land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him. Drive him back into his jungle liar, for he is the harbinger of death."


Francis the Talking Mule
(Franics movie series from the 50s)
https://www.youtube.com/v/b9n1rAqyDSk
#18 George-2.0

A mule character who became a celebrity during the 1950s as the star of seven popular Universal-International film comedies.
"What trick is there to talking? Any fool can do it."


Mumble
(Happy Feet)
https://www.youtube.com/v/s0liQAocT9s
#18 MartyS (Gromit)

The main character in Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two. He is the penguin who can't sing, but he can dance. Mumble was born in Emperor-Land.
"It's just like ... singing, with your body."

Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: George-2.0 on October 30, 2019, 06:33:52 PM
And so it begins.

But, I had Francis at #18 not #8
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: linszoid on October 30, 2019, 06:47:18 PM
Yeah and I had Bagheera at 18 and not 8
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on October 30, 2019, 06:54:24 PM
Mine was also an 18.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on October 30, 2019, 09:58:14 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/GQK63jb/mr1.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: George-2.0 on October 30, 2019, 10:10:26 PM
Sorry, I didn't know if it was a typo or something askew in the tally, it looks like it was a typo.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on October 30, 2019, 11:02:37 PM
Quickdraw McGraw... aka Queekstraw
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 31, 2019, 06:18:14 AM
I was wondering why I had Barnabus so high.  I mean, I like him enough to put him on my list, but...
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on October 31, 2019, 09:49:45 AM
#49

Bambi
(Bambi)  #17 George-2.0
https://www.youtube.com/v/MaWnvvrngyQ

A boy deer with a deadbeat dad from a film produced by Walt Disney and based on the book Bambi: A Life in the Woods by Austrian author Felix Salten.
"We're not the only deer in the forest.”


Caesar
(Planet of the Apes reboot)  #17 stethacantus
https://www.youtube.com/v/JDbwEQG2cqI

A troublemaking chimp who ruins a perfectly fine zoo.
 "Caesar is home."


Danger Mouse
(British cartoon)  #17 Russoguru
 https://www.youtube.com/v/HU9mxR5wBxs

The greatest secret agent in the world, who follows Colonel K's orders (and tries not to break Professor Squawkencluck's inventions) to foil Baron Greenback's and his henchman Stiletto's plans.
“Could you tell us where in the universe we are?”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on October 31, 2019, 09:57:51 AM
AND NOW let’s get our beaks wet with the lowest scoring entry Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy!

The whole wet my beak thing is one of my favorite phrases, always fun to say. I just wanna wet my beak a little bit. I like to say it like Robert DeNiro or something. It is said in Godfather 2, but by some other actor not DeNiro.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on October 31, 2019, 02:03:14 PM
AND NOW let’s get our beaks wet with the lowest scoring entry Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy!

The whole wet my beak thing is one of my favorite phrases, always fun to say. I just wanna wet my beak a little bit. I like to say it like Robert DeNiro or something. It is said in Godfather 2, but by some other actor not DeNiro.

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Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on October 31, 2019, 04:51:18 PM
#48

Dino
(Flinstones)  #16 RVR II
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71Qq5Fy6fEL._SX425_.jpg)

Dino doesn’t talk!  AFAIK.  However, in S01E18 “The Snorkasaurus Hunter” we see Dino’s origin where he DOES speak!  Strange there’s no continuity to explain the existence of his voice…And what a strange voice.  A mish-mash of Phil Silvers, intermittent french flair, and a touch of latin trill?  Curious.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x50xvsj
@16:28
“The Flinstones residence.  Mrs flinstone?  One moment please. It’s for you madame.”


Earl and Mooch
(Mutts daily comic strip)  #16 George-2.0
(https://animalwellnessmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/mutts-mooch-earl-264x300-1-e1525289261811.jpg)

the King Features Syndicate strip follows the adventures of Earl, a Jack Russel terrier, and Mooch, a tuxedo cat. Earl and Mooch interact with each other, their human owners, and also the animals around their neighborhood.
(https://mutts.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/070519.gif)


Happy
(Fairy Tail anime/manga)  #16 Russoguru
 https://www.youtube.com/v/1HVMWxl6CR4

Happy is a small blue Exceed with a white underbelly.  He loves fish more than anything else, and he doesn't like dogs (except for Plue). He offers a comic relief with his catchphrase, "Aye!" or "Aye Sir!"…(?)
“Aye!  Aye Sir!”


Master Shifu
(Kung Fu Panda)  #16 MartyS (Gromit)
https://www.youtube.com/v/uP7O2mM10A

Master Shifu (redundant?) is a talking red panda and senior master of the Jade Palace Restaurant and trains his students to be the “best of the best”.  He is quite often angered, frustrated, despairing or worried.  Voiced by Dustin Hoffman?!?!  Cool!
“I’m not dying you idiot!  I’m relaxing!”


McGruff the Crime Dog
(Ad Council PSA spokesanimal)  #16 PsychoGoatee
https://www.youtube.com/v/rxLD1uq94sE

Cartoon bloodhound who ruins fun.  McGruff proved to be a successful campaign with over $100 million in free air time donated in the first year reaching over 50% of adults. McGruff campaigns continued over the years to cover topics such as child abduction, robbery, anti-drug messages, and anti-bullying campaigns. From 1982 to 2012, a number of municipalities participated in the McGruff house program which offered temporary haven to children fearing immediate harm. McGruff has continued to be well recognized with nine out of ten people recognizing him in a 2008 survey and recent campaigns against cyber-bullying and elder-crime.
“Take a bite out of crime.”


Thomas O’Malley
(The Aristocats)  #16 ColeStratton
https://www.youtube.com/v/yRET1vsfiJM

A smooth-talking, streetwise cat who relishes his life of freedom out in the open with no rules and no responsibilities, all of this changes when he meets Duchess for the first time.  Voiced by Phil Harris AKA Baloo.
“Aloha, auf Wiedersehen, bon soir, sayonara, and all those good bye things, baby.”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: George-2.0 on October 31, 2019, 07:11:22 PM
(https://thedailyfunnies.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/06-03-08-mutts.gif)

I loved the early Mutts strips, and had the first couple of collections, but it lost steam for me later (whether that was because it was repeating itself or the jokes just weren't as funny) but for a spell there, I loved it. It had a colorful cast of characters and I liked the simple sketchy art.

So I had them, Bambi and Caesar (#21) on my list from this group. I didn't have any Aristocats (forgot all about them), so it's cool Cole got (at least) one from that flick on here.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on October 31, 2019, 11:19:36 PM
#47

Goofy Gophers
(WB cartoons)  #15 Johnny Unusual
https://www.youtube.com/v/3o8zQBF8NmI

Mac and Tosh are two ultrapolite gophers with British accents.  A spoof of Disney’s Chip n’ Dale?  Hmmm… The krux of these characters is the ridiculousness of the characters' overpoliteness frequently preventing their ability to get on with the task at hand.  Great choice!
"We must take vital steps to reclaim our property.  Indubitably!”


Jiminy Cricket
(Pinnochio)  #15 George-2.0
https://www.youtube.com/v/Foa3reEutzw

Originally an unnamed, minor character who gets killed by Pinocchio before reappearing as a ghost in the original novel, he was transformed in the Disney version into a comical and wise partner who accompanies Pinocchio on his adventures, having been appointed  by the Blue Fairy to serve as Pinocchio's official conscience.
"Pretty, huh? I'll bet a lot of you folks don't believe that. About a wish coming true? Well, I didn't either. Of course, I'm just a cricket singing my way from hearth to hearth, but let me tell you what made me change my mind."


Mr Fox
(Fantastic Mr Fox)  #15 Cjones, #11 MartyS (Gromit)
https://www.youtube.com/v/AEocciZMBjc
An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.   George Clooney has a nice distinctive voice for this animated puppet.  Sadly this movie has lain unwatched in my pile o’ movies for ten years and I can’t explain why.   
“Redemption? Sure. But in the end, he's just another dead rat in a garbage pail behind a Chinese restaurant.”


Nemo
(Finding Nemo)  #15 MartyS (Gromit)
https://www.youtube.com/v/9RhX3lRJQMg

Nemo is a young and cheerful clownfish who lives in the Great Barrier Reef, and is eager to explore life around the ocean, but his father Marlin is overprotective of him due to a barracuda attack that killed his mother.
"Anemonny, anemoneni... Anemonemeony...."


Sylvester the Cat
(WB cartoons)  #15 RVR II
https://www.youtube.com/v/MYhCvVyDnfw

Sylvester J. Pussycat Sr., usually called Sylvester, is a fictional character, a three-time Academy Award-winning anthropomorphic Tuxedo cat in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. Most of his appearances have him often chasing Tweety, Speedy Gonzales, or Hippety Hopper, and is placed squarely in the “loser” column of the WB cartoons winner/loser hierarchy.
"Sufferin' succotash. What a perfect time for me to go on a diet."
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on October 31, 2019, 11:25:55 PM
(https://thedailyfunnies.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/06-03-08-mutts.gif)

I loved the early Mutts strips, and had the first couple of collections, but it lost steam for me later (whether that was because it was repeating itself or the jokes just weren't as funny) but for a spell there, I loved it. It had a colorful cast of characters and I liked the simple sketchy art.

So I had them, Bambi and Caesar (#21) on my list from this group. I didn't have any Aristocats (forgot all about them), so it's cool Cole got (at least) one from that flick on here.

Oops.  One was "Caesar" the other "Ceasar".  Still, how did I not catch that?  Man I'm losing it.  Sorry about that.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on October 31, 2019, 11:29:45 PM
Ugh!  These look simple but it takes like an hour for each entry.  I'll try to do one more before I split for the weekend. (#41 is a ten-way tie...groannnn)
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on November 01, 2019, 08:59:33 AM
Ugh!  These look simple but it takes like an hour for each entry.  I'll try to do one more before I split for the weekend. (#41 is a ten-way tie...groannnn)
One thing you want to be careful about is that after a while you might be logged out of the forum and lose ALL progress, so be careful to copy or cut everything to your computer's clipboard before you try posting something.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 01, 2019, 11:46:22 AM
#46

Falkor
(The Neverending Story)  #14 F-Zero
https://www.youtube.com/v/7QdLc9Fz4dI

Falkor is a very wise, incredibly optimistic, dignified luck dragon from Fantasia.  I want a luck dragon like Veruca wants a golden goose, and I want it now.  Falkor loves to have friends and ones who he knows will be loyal to him and not betray his good will and open heart. Falkor also likes to look after and shelter those who have been injured or are unconscious or even maybe in general he likes to keep people safe within his reach.

“Never give up and good luck will find you.”
 


Mr. Beaver
(The Chronicles of Narnia)  #14 MartyS (Gromit)
https://www.youtube.com/v/VqZmTfVH-G4

Mr. Beaver AKA He-Beaver is a gruff but good-hearted beaver, with a sense of humor, who firmly believes in Aslan and a free Narnia. He’s also a fine builder of dams.  Love that voice in the movie.  Ray Winstone?  Oh yeah that guy.

“Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you.”


Sugar Bear
(Super Sugar Crisp cereal mascot)  #14 Johnny Unusual
https://www.youtube.com/v/Q_xFVr0PlX4

Ahhhh...my teeth hurt and I'm getting the leg shakes.  Sugar Bear originally appeared in the 1940s as the mascot of Golden Crisp (then called Sugar Crisp).  The original bear was voiced, in animated commercials, for 40 years by Gerry Matthews in emulation of a Bing Crosby persona, a shallow-eyed, easy going character who crooned his cereal's praises.  Pretty laid back for a purveyor of raw HFCS. 

Sugar Bear normally wore a blue turtleneck sweater with his name on the front, and in the 1980s a bite of Super Sugar Crisp would turn him into the muscular "Super Bear" (this alter ego was used to fight monsters who would steal the cereal). Several commercials in the mid 1980s had him using mere casual gestures to outsmart the aggressive tendencies of other animals. Examples include 1987 spots featuring Sugar Bear riding an elephant into a jungle of feisty tigers, playing matador to a raging bull, romping with a rhinoceros, and sparring with irate sharks of the ocean.

His consistent nemesis, however, was an elderly woman called Granny Goodwitch; the two would engage in elaborate contests, often involving trickery, magic, and high technology (often one or more of these methods), in order to determine who would gain possession of a box of the cereal. In the end, Granny Goodwitch would never be angry with Sugar Bear, though. Other nemeses of Sugar Bear included Blob, whose breakfast included pickles and soda; and Sugar Fox, who always tried and failed to keep Sugar Bear from getting his box of Super Sugar Crisp. Who knew he was so interesting?

“Mmm-mm.  Nothing like a nutritious breakfast with my Super Golden Crisp cereal before I hit the trail.”

Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 01, 2019, 11:54:14 AM
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Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 01, 2019, 04:11:59 PM
Sugar Bear was the One Punch Man of cereals. 
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Darth Geek on November 01, 2019, 05:01:53 PM
Falkor only made it to #46?!
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on November 01, 2019, 08:46:43 PM
Falkor only made it to #46?!
YEAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Pak-Man on November 01, 2019, 11:26:23 PM
He might have made my list, but my own personal rule was to leave out dragons, unicorns, aliens, etc.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 03, 2019, 04:56:40 PM
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Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 03, 2019, 05:06:04 PM
#45


The Banana Splits
(The Banana Splits Adventure Hour)  #17 F-Zero, #22 fluncheon

https://www.youtube.com/v/fnJoXkUHv-Y

I want some of what those dudes are on.  Fleegle; a beagle wearing a red bow tie, black buttons, orange chucks, and his tongue is always sticking out, giving him a lisp.  Bingo, an orange ape wearing white glasses, a yellow vest, and always has a toothy grin. He plays drums and sings.  Drooper; a lion wearing yellowish-orange glasses, cuffs on his feet, and speaks with a Southern drawl in the style of Michael Nesmith.  Snorky — A mute elephant wearing pink glasses, and a green vest with yellow stripes. He comunicates through honking sounds, and one of the Splits would translate what he is saying.

"Dear Drooper, I live on a big ranch. How can I count all the cows quickly? Easy - just count their hooves and divide by four!"


Chip and Dale
(Walt Disney)  #13 Russoguru

https://www.youtube.com/v/XfP8QU1bi7o

Two chipmunk brothers with super sped-up voices.  Chip is portrayed as being safe, focused, and having a mind for logical scheming. Dale, by contrast, is more laid-back, dim-witted, and impulsive, and has a very strong sense of humor.  Out of curiosity I looked for a video of them with their voices slowed down to normal speed and voila:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up9KqplAhR8  jump to 4:22 for an argument.  Weird, huh?

"Is not!  Is too!  Is not!  Is too!  Is not!  Is too!..."


Dr Zaius
(Planet of the Apes)  #13 stethacantus

https://www.youtube.com/v/8o7sZiQ_WcM

Doctor Zaius was an orangutan statesman who lived in Ape City during the latter half of the 40th century, also a leading member of the Ape National Assembly, Minister of Science and also Chief Defender of the Faith.  His voice has a commanding gravitas that befits his station as an orangutan statesman.

“Have you forgotten your scripture, the thirteenth scroll? "And Proteus brought the upright beast into the garden and chained him to a tree and the children did make sport of him."

Spider-Ham
(Marvel Comics)  #13 Pak-Man
https://www.youtube.com/v/Ed4ylzr4CKI
Spider-Ham is a fictional animal parody of Spiderman appearing in Marvel Comics. He was featured in an ongoing bi-monthly series, Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham. The character existed on Earth-8311, which was a universe populated by anthropomorphic funny animal parody versions of the Marvel superheroes and supervillains.  Spider-Ham made his feature film debut in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), voiced by John Mulaney.  John Mulaney is funny.  Good cartoon voice.

“This is astounding! Am I a spider with the limitations of a pig? Or a pig with the proportionate strength and agility of a spider? I've become something greater than either spider or pig... I've become a Spider-Ham!”

Stuart Little
(Stuart Little)  #13 George-2.0
https://www.youtube.com/v/NKmAkKafmg8

Stuart Little is a mouselike human boy who appears in a series of films loosely based on the novel by E. B. White. The plot of the first movie Stuart Little bears little resemblance to that of the book, as only some of the characters and a few minor plot elements are the same. The film's sequel more closely resembles the original novel.  Voiced by Michael J Fox. 

“Well, a misspelled word is an abomination in the sight of everyone.”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on November 03, 2019, 07:48:58 PM
Solid line-up so far! Spider-Ham was a delight in that movie for sure, I hadn't read his comics stuff. Rescue Rangers was definitely a jam of mine for sure. Planet of the Apes rocks, masterpiece of a movie, no doubt about it.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 03, 2019, 09:56:12 PM
#44

Piglet
(Winnie the Pooh)  #12 stethacantus

https://www.youtube.com/v/RwhQpBiuLWE

Piglet is kind, gentle and ordinarily quite shy, but with Pooh by his side, he often overcomes his fears. His catchphrase is "Oh, d-d-dear!". Piglet lives in a beech tree that he likes to keep neat and tidy, and can sing very well.

“I have just remembered something that I forgot to do yesterday and shan't be able to do tomorrow. So I suppose I really ought to go back and do it now."


 Rango
(Rango)  #12 MartyS (Gromit)

https://www.youtube.com/v/j2r9GRfMB0A

A chameleon (Johnny Depp) who has lived as a sheltered family pet finds himself in the grip of an identity crisis. Rango wonders how to stand out when it is his nature to blend in. When he accidentally winds up in a frontier town called Dirt, he takes the first step on a transformational journey as the town's new sheriff. Though at first Rango only role-plays, a series of thrilling situations and outrageous encounters forces him to become a real hero.

“Ain't Nobody going to Tango with the Rango.”


Templeton the Rat
(Charlotte’s Web)  #12 ColeStratton

https://www.youtube.com/v/8A0l-eBK9KE

A greedy, gluttonous, lazy, and rather selfish rat who helps Charlotte and Wilbur only when offered food. He is always trying to get Wilbur into trouble, while Charlotte is trying to keep the pig from becoming bacon.  Paul Lynde.  Awesome choice.  If I had thought of it I would have worked backwards from any animal voiced by Paul Lynde.

“My stomach can handle anything.”
 

Tweety
(WB cartoons)  #12 RVR II

https://www.youtube.com/v/mYhNljS5Sug

An animated fictional yellow canary from the golden age Warner Brothers cartoon universe.  Despite the long lashes and high-pitched voice Tweety is a boy bird.  Voiced by Mel Blanc for 47 years.  Wow!

"Awwww, da poor puddy tat! He cwushed his widdle head!"
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 03, 2019, 10:02:57 PM
I can't stop watching these Tweety and Sylvester cartoons.  Sylvester is so funny.  He must be 0 and 1,285 vs Tweety but he never gives up and he's always surprised haha.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 04, 2019, 08:20:05 AM
#43

Charlotte
(Charlotte’s Web)  #18 CJones, #19 George-2.0

https://www.youtube.com/v/Xf5a_F-zNgE

Let’s all learn about death, children.  Charlotte A. Cavatica, or simply Charlotte, is a spider who befriends the pig Wilbur (spiderpig?).  Voiced by the inimitable Debbie Reynolds. 

“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.”


 Rudolph
(Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)  #12 George 2.0, #25 PsychoGoatee

https://www.youtube.com/v/YmEUiHk_Uu8

Stuffy-nosed star of the Rankin Bass perennial about ridicule and exclusion.  RTRNR has been broadcast every year since 1964, making it the longest continuously running Christmas TV special.  Bart Simpson-like voice characterization of a little boy done by a girl.

“She said I’m cuuute!!!”


Snowbell
(Stuart Little)  #11 George 2.0

https://www.youtube.com/v/KdOgihoZjZY

Stuart Little’s bigger cat buddy, voiced by Nathan Lane.  A Persian who comes to befriend and protect Stuart, but is understandably annoyed about taking marching orders from a mouse.

“I don't wanna get kicked out of my house! I'm not a street cat, I'm a house cat!”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 04, 2019, 08:28:57 AM
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is next-level ridicule and exclusion for ugly talentless children. 
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 04, 2019, 08:50:58 AM
Rudolph is one I should have had on my list but completely forgot.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 04, 2019, 09:33:23 AM
#42

Ash
(The Fantastic Mr. Fox)  #10 ColeStratton

https://www.youtube.com/v/7onH2Bv_-q0

Voiced by Jason Schwartzman.  Wes Anderson chose to have the actors record their dialogue outside of a studio and on-location to increase the naturalness: "We went out in a forest, went in an attic, went in a stable... we went underground for some things. There was a great spontaneity in the recordings because of that."

“There's alot of attitudes going around here. Don't make me get one.”


 Jabberjaw
(Jabberjaw)  #10 F-Zero

https://www.youtube.com/v/-AJH5aySRn4

Curly Howard lives on as Jabberjaw, a 15-foot air-breathing great white shark, the drummer for The Neptunes, a rock group made up of four teenagers — Biff, Shelly, Bubbles and Clamhead — who live in an underwater civilization in the year 2076.  A can’t-miss formula cashing in on the shark mania of the 70s.  Voiced by Franklin Wendell Welker who also did Fred from Scooby Doo, Megatron and Soundwave from Transformers, and Nibbler from Futurama!

“Woob woob woob woob woob woob!”


 Jiji
(Kiki’s Delivery Service)  #10 PsychoGoatee

https://www.youtube.com/v/SONsxNu94rE

Kiki's pet cat and her closest companion in the Studio Ghibli film Kiki's Delivery Service.  The character of Jiji is significantly different in the American dub. In the Japanese version, Jiji is voiced by the female performer Rei Sakuma, while in the American version Jiji is performed by Phil Hartman, and also has more of a wisecracking demeanor.  Phil Hartman’s final role, btw.

“I think it's better to leave with decorum and great dignity.”


Speedy Gonzalez
(WB cartoons)  #10 RVR II

https://www.youtube.com/v/Q2EIBU9khEU

The Fastest Mouse in all Mexico with his major traits being the ability to run extremely fast, speaking with an exaggerated Mexican accent and also speaking Spanish.  Voiced by Mel Blanc for 33 years.  Shelved by Cartoon Network in 1999 when they got exclusive broadcast rights for the character due to ethnic stereotypes.  Sorry millenials.  Despite the prohibition Speedy is incredibly popular in Latin America.

“I don't see that seelly pussy cats today. He must be asleep. I better wake heem up!”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: George-2.0 on November 04, 2019, 09:54:57 AM
Thumbs up to PsychoGoatee for Jiji!

I was toying with the idea of an all-cat top 25, but wound up filling just a 3rd of the list with kitties.... including the great Snowbell. Happy to see someone remembered Kiki's favorite feline.

All told, with all these ties, this is shaping up to be the Hall of Fame of talking animals.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 04, 2019, 10:01:12 AM
Thumbs up to PsychoGoatee for Jiji!

I was toying with the idea of an all-cat top 25, but wound up filling just a 3rd of the list with kitties.... including the great Snowbell. Happy to see someone remembered Kiki's favorite feline.

All told, with all these ties, this is shaping up to be the Hall of Fame of talking animals.

You ain't seen nothing yet.  :)
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 04, 2019, 10:33:45 AM
I particularly liked the Speedy Gonzalez cartoon where the Mexican scientist invents a time machine and tasks Daffy duck to watch it while he goes on siesta.  Well, the setup is funny anyway.

Shoutout to Speedy's cousin Slowpoke Rodriguez. 

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/looneytunes/images/3/31/Slowpoke.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130513230041)

He is described as "the slowest mouse in all Mexico".  He mentions to his cousin that while he may be best known for his slow feet, he's not slow in "la cabeza" (the head). He speaks in a monotone voice and seems to never be surprised by anything. While he is the slowest mouse in all of Mexico, he has been shown to have certain other (more effective) methods of protecting himself.

Slowpoke only appeared in two cartoons alongside his cousin. The first, "Mexicali Shmoes" (1959), ends with two lazy cats, Jose and Manuel, the former learning the hard way that Slowpoke carries a gun (though the gun bit has been edited out of this cartoon in recent years).

https://www.topcartoons.tv/mexicali-shmoes/

The second, "Mexican Boarders" (1962), revolves around Speedy trying to protect Slowpoke from Sylvester the Cat, but in the end, Slowpoke demonstrates his ability to hypnotize Sylvester into becoming his slave. This short (which was later edited into Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales) contains a possible allusion to a marijuana habit when Slowpoke sings La Cucaracha.

https://vimeo.com/238230207
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 04, 2019, 11:23:00 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/QNXrRWh/mrd.jpg) (https://ibb.co/XsVSgn6)
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: CJones on November 04, 2019, 12:44:04 PM
I could have sworn I had Jiji on my list. But I just double checked, and no. Also meant to have Porco Rosso. Oh well, I'm confident somebody else remembered him.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: linszoid on November 04, 2019, 01:14:58 PM
Oh how did I forget Dr Zaius?

https://www.youtube.com/v/sMRcIOjdojU

I think he is one of the better movie villians
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 04, 2019, 01:24:25 PM
#41

Charlie B Barkin
(All Dogs Go To Heaven)  #9 PsychoGoatee

https://www.youtube.com/v/whCKn6cV-0k

Charles B. "Charlie" Barkin is a German Shepherd/Border Collie mix with parents named Burt and Loni. Voiced by Steven Weber, the funny funny funny british twit from Dracula Dead And Loving It.

“A pedigree certainly ain't what I am. So call me a mixed-up pup.”


 Dory
(Finding Nemo)  #9 MartyS (Gromit)

https://www.youtube.com/v/zNyYDHCg06c

A regal blue tang with short-term memory loss from Finding Nemo.  A playful funny performance by Ellen DeGeneres. DeGeneres loved playing Dory so much that she was constantly asking Pixar to make a sequel, which they eventually did with Finding Dory (2016).  Good!

“Just keep swimming swimming swimming.”


 Fox McCloud
(Star Fox video game)  #9 linszoid

https://www.youtube.com/v/Gs-sMCU4aCU

An anthropomorphic red fox, a pilot, combatant, adventurer, and the leader of the Star Fox team.

“Do a barrel roll!”


Oscar the Grouch
(Sesame Street)  #12 F-Zero, #23 fluncheon

https://www.youtube.com/v/rxgWHzMvXOY

A filthy misanthrope with half a green body and no visible nose.  Presumably he’s an animal of some type but only identified as a species of “grouch” and therefore disqualified from this List of Crap.  :(

“Don’t let the sunshine spoil your rain.  Just stand up and complain.”


Paddington Bear
(A Bear Called Paddington)  #14 George-2.0, #23 F-Zero, #24 ColeStratton

https://www.youtube.com/v/w49H_TRB5vI

The friendly bear from Peru—with his old hat, battered suitcase (complete with a secret compartment), duffel coat and love of marmalade, has become a favorite of British literature, TV cartoons, and movies.  Paddington is always polite – addressing people as "Mr", "Mrs" and "Miss", rarely by first names – and kindhearted, though he inflicts hard stares on those who incur his disapproval.

“A wise bear always keeps a marmalade sandwich in his hat in case of emergency”


Professor Bobo
(MST3K)  #9 stethacantus

https://www.youtube.com/v/3s0y3xohx9g

Bobo is a sapient, speaking gorilla from the year 2525, an homage to the film Planet of the Apes. According to his family tree, he is the son of Coco and heir to the great lineage of Godo, Mogo and Chim-Chim.  Voiced by KEVIN MURPHY EVERYBODY!!!  YAYYYY.  How about sharing memories of Bobo in the comments?

“Panties, panties, panties, panties, panties.”

 
Salem Saberhagen
(Sabrina The Teenage Witch)  #9 George-2.0

https://www.youtube.com/v/AiUaJIxbm1Y

Another familiar for the list, this time from the pages of Jughead comics through the TV screen.  Salem is an American Shorthair cat who lives with Sabrina Spellman.  Retconned into ghoulash and incarnated as an animatronic cat with a voiceover in the sitcom.

“Would you be terribly upset if I threw up in one of your shoes?”


Mario
(Top Secret)  #9 F-Zero

https://www.youtube.com/v/U5LbxkvE0Wo

You can literally see this joke coming from 500 feet away but it’s still funny. 

“Cough, cough, cough, cough.”


Timon
(The Lion King)  #13 Colestratton, #22 linszoid

https://www.youtube.com/v/Tlfb5VPc0zY

Nathan Lane scores again this time as a meerkat from The Lion King.  Accompanied by Pumba a mountain lion who was voiced by Oprah Winfrey until she died. Timon is a wise-cracking and self-absorbed meerkat who is known for claiming Pumbaa's ideas as his own. 

“What do you want me to do, dress in drag and do the hula?”


Tom & Jerry
(MGM cartoons)  #9 RVR II

https://www.youtube.com/v/IrRDokfFtZ8

A proper duo, but do they talk?  From the wiki: Generally, there is little dialogue as Tom and Jerry almost never speak. Most of the vocal effects used for Tom and Jerry are their high-pitched laughs and gasping screams.  The video above shows the few times they actually speak in the genuine MGM cartoons, and there’s more words than Scooby Doo ever spoke so it’s allowed. 

“Gee.  I’m throwin away a million dollars.  BUT I’M HAPPY!!”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Pak-Man on November 04, 2019, 04:20:59 PM
Argh. How did I forget Fox McCloud? And Bobo!!
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 04, 2019, 04:25:24 PM
I also completely forgot about bobo
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on November 04, 2019, 06:05:58 PM
"Don't worry Bobo, I'm smarter than the average Ranger!" ;D
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 04, 2019, 07:42:42 PM
#39

Animal
(Muppet Show)  #7 fluncheon

https://www.youtube.com/v/qisaGTajtvk

Wild and frenzied monster who is a drummer of Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem. Frank Oz has stated that Animal's character can be summed up in five words: sex, sleep, food, drums, and pain. However, Animal has retorted: "Drums are food!"

Animal's vocabulary is generally limited to guttural shouts and monosyllabic grunts, often repeating a few simple phrases, as well as his trademark gravelly laugh.

Although his name is “Animal” he is a monster, and therefore disqualified from this List of Crap. :(

“Eat drums, eat cymbals!”


Babar
(Babar the Elephant)  #16 fluncheon, #17 F-Zero

https://www.youtube.com/v/0NISjDZNgD8

Charming children’s story or pro-colonialism propaganda?

Babar is a young elephant whose mother is killed by hunters.  Babar escapes, leaves the jungle, visits a big city, and returns to bring the benefits of civilization to his fellow elephants.

Just as he returns to his community of elephants, their king dies from eating a bad mushroom. Because of his travels and civilization, Babar is appointed king of the elephant kingdom. He marries his cousin, and they subsequently have children and teach them valuable lessons.

“We worked together to save the jungle, can we work together to rebuild it?”


 Kaa
(The Jungle Book 2016)  #7 George-2.0

https://www.youtube.com/v/WeMfAYCdRb0

Kaa’s voice in surround sound raises hackles in a good way.  In an interview, Johansson elaborated on Kaa, saying that she uses both her voice and hypnotic gaze to entrance Mowgli so that he cannot resist her embrace.

She also says Kaa uses her story-telling to seduce and entrap Mowgli and describes Kaa as a "window into Mowgli's past". She notes that the way Kaa moves is "very alluring", describing it as "almost coquettish".

Johansson also sings the song "Trust in Me" in the film; she described her thoughts on the song: "It's a strange melody. We wanted it to be a lullaby, but it has a very mysterious sound."

“Oh, you poor, sweet thing. You wanna stay in the jungle? You can be with me, if you want. I'll keep you close. Let go of your fear now. Trusssst in me.”


Sparrow Prince
(South Park)  #7 Russoguru

https://www.youtube.com/v/AvE6ZhCWBGE

The Sparrow Prince appears in as a semi-translucent, ghost-sparrow with red feathers, tan legs, and a white neck.  The Sparrow Prince had a female-like voice in his first appearance. Later, his voice changed into male but mellow voice.

“I don’t sound very angry, but trust me, I am.”


Twilight Sparkle
(My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic)  #7 MartyS (Gromit)

https://www.youtube.com/v/-XSbwtNVQ70

A female unicorn pony who transforms into an Alicorn and becomes a princess in Magical Mystery Cure. She is also the daughter of Twilight Velvet and Night Light, the younger sister of Shining Armor, sister-in-law to Princess Cadance, and paternal aunt to Flurry Heart.

She is voiced by Tara Strong, who also voiced Dil Pickles, Timmy Turner, Melody, Britina, Raven, Bubbles, Clara, X-23, Sari Sumdac, Batgirl, Omi, Ben Tennyson, Juliet Starling, and UniKitty.

"The crown may be upon your head Sunset Shimmer, but you cannot wield it, because you do not possess the most powerful magic of all: the magic of friendship!"


Wile E. Coyote
(WB cartoons)  #7 RVR II

https://www.youtube.com/v/GEUuZ_UzBQw

While he is usually silent in the regular Coyote / Road-Runner shorts, Wile E. Coyote has also unsuccessfully attempted to capture and eat Bugs Bunny in another series of cartoons. In these cartoons, the coyote takes on the guise of a self-described "super genius" and speaks with a smooth, generic upper-class accent provided by Mel Blanc.

While he is incredibly intelligent, he is limited by technology and his own short-sighted arrogance, and is thus often easily outsmarted, a somewhat physical symbolism of "street smarts" besting "book smarts."

Chuck Jones based Wile E. Coyote on Samuel Clemens' book Roughing It, in which Samuel describes the coyote as a "long, slim, sick, sorry-looking skeleton" and a "living, breathing allegory of the desire to want. He's always hungry."

“Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Wile E. Coyote, Genius."
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 04, 2019, 11:03:59 PM
Didn't know they made a cartoon of Babar.  If anyone wants to hear the story of Babar as told by Frank Luther on a 1936 78rpm disc I put it on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/v/uV6cNlUYD_o
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 04, 2019, 11:09:39 PM
#40

Catatafish
(South Park)  #8 Russoguru

https://www.youtube.com/v/gg_h4ZkNZ3o

Catatafish is a ghostly wizard catfish wearing a samurai helmet and armor shoulder pads. He carries a katana in its sheath, a trident in his hand, and a gun in his other hand.

“I am Catatafish. I am a great wizard and, I am a friend. And I'm a ghost, besides of course being a fish.”


Donald Duck
(Disney cartoons)  #11 Russoguru, #23 Pak-Man

https://www.youtube.com/v/GhBf4ClJwoY

Donald Fauntleroy Duck is a cartoon character created in 1934 at Walt Disney Productions. Donald is an anthropomorphic white duck with a yellow-orange bill, legs, and feet. He typically wears a sailor shirt and cap with a bow tie.

The character is noted for his distinctive, only partly intelligible voice, developed by Donald's original performer, Clarence Nash. The voice actor produces sounds by forcing air through the mouth using the muscles of the cheek, rather than from the lungs as in typical speech. Nash reputedly originally developed the voice as that of a "nervous baby goat" before Walt Disney interpreted it as sounding like a duck

“Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!”


Eeyore
(Winnie the Pooh)  #8 George-2.0

https://www.youtube.com/v/ytsCnISiCGY

A pessimistic, gloomy, depressed, anhedonic, old grey stuffed donkey who is a friend of the title character, Winnie-the-Pooh.

He is physically one of the stronger animals and is often treated as a pack animal whenever a plot calls for one. His house is regularly knocked down, but he always rebuilds it. He usually expects misfortune to happen to him, accepts it when it does and rarely even tries to prevent it. His catchphrases are "Thanks for noticin' me" and "Ohhh-kayyy".

Despite his depressive nature, Eeyore is capable of great compassion, whereas in the books he is more apathetic. Eeyore is usually one of the core group of animals, along with Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit and Tigger. Of these five, he is the most reluctant to go along with their plans or adventures, but does not oppose them because he believes it to be futile to try.

“It's not much of a tail, but I'm sort of attached to it.”


Iorek Byrnison
(Golden Compass)  #12 fluncheon, #22 F-Zero

https://www.youtube.com/v/L1zjVyOsn98

Is a panserbjørn and the king of Svalbard. Like all Panserbjørne, Iorek follows a very strict code of contract, and would in no situation betray a promise he had made. Iorek is extremely proud and formidably selfless, but can be strongly sentimental and piteous.

Voiced by the formidable Sir Ian McKellen.

“A bear’s armor is his soul.”
 

Mojo Jojo
(MST3K)  #10 Johnny Unusual, #24 F-Zero

https://www.youtube.com/v/M9r9ApnXFWU

Mojo Jojo is an evil anthropomorphic ape, and a supervillain in the Cartoon Network animated series The Powerpuff Girls.

He is the number 1 archenemy of The Powerpuff Girls! He is very redundant, repeats himself, and often states the obvious.

“That's all just well enough, because in reality there is only room enough in this world for one Mojo Jojo. One shall be the number of Mojo Jojos in the world, and the number of Mojo Jojos in the world shall be one. Two Mojo Jojos is too many, and three is right out. So the only Mojo Jojo there is room for in the world shall be me.”


Oogway
(Kung Fu Panda)  #8 MartyS (Gromit)

https://www.youtube.com/v/hYAQtEs2Img

Master Oogway was an elderly tortoise and the previous senior master of the Jade Palace. He is credited as the founder of the Valley of Peace, the creator of kung fu, and the developer of the Dragon Warrior legend.

Voiced by Randall Duk Kim AKA the Keymaster from the Matrix.

“Ah, yes. But no matter what you do, that seed will grow to be a peach tree. You may wish for an apple or an orange, but you will get a peach.”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 04, 2019, 11:14:59 PM
#38

Fievel Moskowitz
(An American Tail)  #13 Cjones, #19 ColeStratton

https://www.youtube.com/v/gQMtp2WxEA4

An adventurous mouse who often endangers himself through his reckless but mostly innocent actions.

Fievel's popularity soared during the releases of the first two films. He acted as a mascot for UNICEF and the Reading is Fundamental program. He also briefly replaced Woody Woodpecker as the mascot for Universal Studios, and was for a long time a meetable character at the parks.

Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert gave An American Tail two thumbs down—with Ebert declaring, "This is the most downbeat movie since Return to Oz, which began, you may remember, with Dorothy being strapped down for electroshock therapy."  Hahaha!  Harsh.

“You're not a rat, you're a cat!”


 Frog King
(South Park)  #6 Russoguru

https://www.youtube.com/v/e6m6eWtALyY

Frog King is a spirit animal that lives in Mr. Slave's digestive system along with two other spirit animals, Sparrow Prince and Catatafish. He helps Lemmiwinks get out of Mr. Slave's body at the end by escaping through his mouth.

“Oh dude, he is fucking him up!”


Mr Ed
(Mr Ed)  #10 MartyS (Gromit), #25 Pak-Man, #25 George-2.0, #25 Cjones, #25 linszoid

https://www.youtube.com/v/lLlE14faSms

Mister Ed's ability to talk was never explained, and rarely contemplated on the show. In the first episode, when Wilbur expresses an inability to understand the situation, Mister Ed offers the show's only remark on the subject: "Don't try. It's bigger than both of us!"

Mr. Ed's voice was a closely guarded secret, but it was Allan Lane, a former cowboy star.

Animating the horse's mouth whenever Mister Ed spoke proved to be too expensive so, to get the horse to move its lips in a semblance of human speech, his upper lip was tickled with a string. However, after training with Les Hilton, with whom the horse celebrity formed such a strong bond that he would only respond to him, the gelding learned to wag his lips whenever his hoof was touched. By the second year, he already knew what was expected of him & anticipated & would move his lips whenever Alan stopped talking.

“You make fun of horses, and all you’ll be riding is a pogo stick.”


Mr. Peanutbutter
(BoJack Horseman)  #6 Johnny Unusual

https://www.youtube.com/v/qeIPqVBX_vE

Mr. Peanutbutter is a male Labrador Retriever. His demeanor is constantly energetic, nice, cheerful, kind, and playful. Not only is he constantly positive, but he is also a bonehead who has difficulty understanding metaphors or puns.

Voiced by Paul F. Thompkins.  We’ve heard that name somewhere before Haven’t we?  Hmmm…

“The universe is a cruel, uncaring void. The key to being happy isn’t the search for meaning; it’s just to keep yourself busy with unimportant nonsense, and eventually, you’ll be dead.”


Roadrunner
(WB cartoons)  #6 RVR II

https://www.youtube.com/v/GdKkI1vGsmE

The Road Runner vocalizes only with a signature sound, "Beep, Beep", recorded by Paul Julian (although some viewers claim it sounds more like "meep meep"), and an accompanying "popping-cork" tongue noise.

He doesn’t speak, therefore he is disqualified from this List of Crap. :(

“beep beep”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 04, 2019, 11:26:45 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/djZZJF7/mrh.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Qp00jLX)
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on November 05, 2019, 10:54:06 AM
A lot of cool cats (so to speak)! And All Dogs Go to Heaven is an ol' fav of mine.

Cool to see some muppets on here of course. And toons are always good.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on November 05, 2019, 01:33:42 PM
I am proud... SO proud that I managed to get three characters from South Park on this list.  ;D
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 05, 2019, 09:59:53 PM
I am proud... SO proud that I managed to get three characters from South Park on this list.  ;D

I wish I had any idea what they were so I could write something nice.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Pak-Man on November 05, 2019, 10:31:53 PM
All from the same episode, I think. It was one of South Park's we're-just-gonna-do-something-stupid episodes that I love so much.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 05, 2019, 10:35:48 PM
#37

Chuck Stoat
(Emmet Otter’s Jug-band Christmas)  #5 fluncheon

https://www.youtube.com/v/CNklB-8FQ9s

Gang leader of the Riverbottom Gang and keyboard player of the Riverbottom Nightmare Band.

Chuck is an intimidating bully; he often growls that he's hungry to scare his friends into doing whatever he wants them to do.

“Look at the birds up in the tree.”


 Michigan J. Frog
(WB cartoons)  #6 F-Zero, #25 Johnny Unusual

https://www.youtube.com/v/bkjsN-J27aU

He is a frog with quite a talent for singing and dancing.  The name comes from "The Michigan Rag", a song written for the cartoon that the frog sings at one point.  Despite having only appeared in only one classic-era cartoon, Michigan became a popular figure.  He served as the mascot for The WB Television Network. 

On July 22, 2005, Michigan's "death" was announced by WB Network Chairman Garth Ancier with the terse statement "The frog is dead and buried."  Janollari stated that "[Michigan] was a symbol that perpetuated the young teen feel of the network, [but] that's not the image we [now] want to put out to our audience." His dates were given as December 31, 1955 - July 22, 2005.

“rrrrribbit.”


Mufasa
(The Lion King)  #5 Cjones

https://www.youtube.com/v/rB2FfXL2GHo

A powerful male lion, father of Simba, and king of Pride Rock.  Voiced by James Earl Jones.

“You must take your place in the Circle of life.”


Napolean
(Animal Farm)  #5 linszoid

https://www.youtube.com/v/Ebk71P_b5vk

The pig who emerges as the leader of Animal Farm after the Rebellion. Based on Joseph Stalin, Napoleon uses military force (his nine loyal attack dogs) to intimidate the other animals and consolidate his power. In his supreme craftiness, Napoleon proves more treacherous than his counterpart, Snowball.

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”


Unnamed Cat
(The Rabbi’s Cat)  #5 George-2.0

https://www.youtube.com/v/jjmVsh6OdHY

The Rabbi's Cat is a 2011 French animated film based on volumes one, two and five of Sfar's comics series with the same title. It tells the story of a cat, who obtains the ability to speak after swallowing a parrot, and its owner who is a rabbi in 1920s Algeria.

The cat helps his owner pass a French language exam so that he might one day become head rabbi.

“I don’t have a name.  Throughout Algiers I’m known as the Rabbi’s Cat.”


Woodstock
(Peanuts)  #5 RVR II

https://www.youtube.com/v/ju4Z7sNcarY

Woodstock is a fictional character in Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts. He is best known for being Snoopy's best friend and sidekick. He is named after the Woodstock festival of 1969.

The only non-bird character who can understand Woodstock's speech is Snoopy.  When depicted in the comic strip, his speech is rendered almost entirely in "chicken scratch" marks, with Snoopy's either directly translating or allowing the reader to deduce Woodstock's meaning in the context of Snoopy's replies. Woodstock does make nonverbal noises such as yawns.

As he does not speak a human language he is disqualified from this List of Crap.  :(

"Yawwwn."
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 06, 2019, 06:17:04 AM
#36

Beakey Buzzard
(WB cartoons)  #4 F-Zero

https://www.youtube.com/v/-UG2xVExfu8

A young turkey vulture (commonly called a "buzzard" in the United States) depicted as simpleminded with drawled speech, a perpetual silly grin, and partially-closed eyes.
Beaky was partly based on Edgar Bergen's puppet Mortimer Snerd.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyE-2Mdhy8s

“Well, it's... um... it's... Now don't tell me! Don't tell me!... It's, um…It's a rabbit.”


 Dex Starr
(DC comics)  #4 George-2.0

https://www.youtube.com/v/STUKfhzhyXY

Dex-Starr is a house cat from the planet Earth who is among the deadliest of the Red Lantern Corps. He was given his ring after a series of events that resulted in seeing his owner killed and being found in an alley and put in a bag to be thrown off a bridge. His mission is to find his owner's killer.

Why all the killing and revenge all the time?  Sheesh.

“Sadists. I hear the screams of your victims.”


Drake Mallard
(Darkwing Duck)  #4 Iron Curtain

https://www.youtube.com/v/0KAdNGBeA0I

Drake Mallard (a reference to Kent Allard, the civilian identity of The Shadow) is the not-so-mild-mannered alter-ego of St. Canard's resident superhero Darkwing Duck

"Now all I need is a name: something that with conjure up the fear of a dark moonless night, the speed of an eagle’s wing – something like: The really scary fast thing!"


Evil The Cat
(Earthworm Jim)  #4 stethacantus

https://www.youtube.com/v/7BPC1wvYK5U

Simply put, Evil the Cat is evil given the form of a cat. Evil rules Planet Heck, which he modeled to shape his vision of evilness, with spikes, slippery cliffs, fiery pits, ghosts, lawyers and elevator music.

In spite of his status as a purely evil villain, Evil occasionally shows the behavior of a real cat, such as licking himself or playing with a ball of yarn when he's bored.

"Hey you -- thing-taker guy."


Mr Peabody
(The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle And Friends)  #11 fluncheon, #19 F-Zero

https://www.youtube.com/v/owB6zFSZbng

Hector Peabody (mostly referred to as Mr. Peabody) is a anthropomorphic cartoon dog who appeared in the late 1950s and early 1960s television animated series The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends.

Peabody has accomplished many things in his life as a business magnate, inventor, scientist, Nobel laureate, gourmand, and two-time Olympic medalist.  Peabody becomes sad and lonely and decides to adopt his own human as a son.

Mr. Peabody's face and voice caricature Clifton Webb, whose role as Mr. Belvedere is a similarly pompous, authoritarian, know-it-all character.

“No doubt about it; every dog should have a boy..”


Screwy Squirrel
(MGM cartoons)  #4 fluncheon

https://www.youtube.com/v/oMRMd46XmJA

An anthropomorphic squirrel created by Tex Avery. He is generally considered the wackiest and outright most antagonistic of the screwball cartoon characters of the 1940s.

Among the most outrageous cartoon characters ever created, Screwy can do almost anything to almost anyone: he pulls objects out of thin air, doubles himself, and constantly breaks the fourth wall, all the while uttering a characteristic cackling laugh. Screwy was killed off after appearing in only five cartoons.

Most of his cartoons revolve around him inflicting various forms of torture on his enemy (usually Meathead Dog) for seven minutes

On April Fools' Day, 1997, Cartoon Network ran the Screwy Squirrel cartoon Happy-Go-Nutty repeatedly from 6 AM to 6 PM, as part of an April Fool's joke that the cartoon character had taken over the channel.

“I knew that’d get him.  Ha ha ha ha!”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 06, 2019, 07:18:51 AM
 Never knew that frog had a name: Michigan J. Frog
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on November 06, 2019, 08:42:03 AM
Never knew that frog had a name: Michigan J. Frog
Dammit!! That reminds me!! I forgot to put
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
on my list!!!
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: stethacantus on November 06, 2019, 09:19:59 AM
Never knew that frog had a name: Michigan J. Frog
The frog didn't have an official name until 1995. Warner Bros was launching their WB Network and wanted a mascot, but found out they couldn't use most of their Looney Tunes and DC characters because they were licenced as official mascots to Six Flags. So they went through all of their minor characters they didn't license off, and the only one that was both well known and not racially offensive was the frog from One Froggy Evening. Prior to that the frog had been called Enrico during the 60s. Chuck Jones claimed to have given it the alternative nickname The Michigan Frog in the 70s because one of the songs it sang was the Michigan Rag. When Warner Bros decided the frog would need an official name if it was to be the WB mascot, so chose Michigan J Frog. The irony was the whole purpose of the character was that it only sang in front of one guy, and only croaked whenever he tried to show anyone else his singing frog. But as a WB mascot, it would be singing and talking to millions of viewers.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 06, 2019, 11:33:35 AM
#35

Cosmo the Spacedog
(Marvel Comics)  #3 Russoguru

https://www.youtube.com/v/1kw5QJLu8WY

A telepathic Soviet dog, security chief of the space station Knowhere, and a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. The character is a reference to the real soviet canine astronaut Laika.

He speaks with a thickly Russian-accented voiceover, audible in the minds of other characters.

“Come on then, ugly zombies, if you think you can bite harder than Russian dog.”


 Grizz
(The Bare Bears)  #3 Colestratton

https://www.youtube.com/v/uoHA2QYXbPQ

Grizzly "Grizz" Bear is the leader to his two brothers.  He’s bubbly, hyperactive, loud and talkative.

Out of the three Bears, he stands out the most and sets good examples for them. He's always optimistic and gluttonous. He loves to make friends, enjoying attention and generally being very social and friendly.

"Powerful stench"? It's an alluring musk!”


Hazel
(Watership Down)  #3 Cjones

https://www.youtube.com/v/uPI2TCj_6B8

The most violent PG-rated movie of all time, and the first animated movie to be presented in Dolby Surround in theaters.

Hazel is the first rabbit to trust Fiver's visions. He becomes the leader of the rabbits when they reach Watership Down, with a particular talent at bringing out the best in his friends and inspiring their loyalty.

Voiced by John Hurt.

“My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today.”


Huan
(The Silmarillion)  #3 linszoid

https://www.youtube.com/v/XsOfjgmM0js

Huan, the Hound of Valinor, is a great wolfhound, one of the hunting dogs of Oromë the Hunter.

Huan had been granted special powers by the Valar, he was as large as a small horse, immortal, tireless and sleepless, and was allowed to speak three times before he died.

“From the shadow of death you can no longer save Lúthien, for by her love she is now subject to it. You can turn from your fate and lead her into exile, seeking peace in vain while your life lasts. But if you will not deny your doom, then either Lúthien, being forsaken, must assuredly die alone, or she must with you challenge the fate that lies before you —hopeless, yet not certain.”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 06, 2019, 01:25:52 PM
#35

Atom Ant
(The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show)  #2 George-2.0

https://www.youtube.com/v/Z-Z_z4McqJs

Atom Ant (originally voiced by Howard Morris, then by Don Messick in later episodes) is a superhero ant who operated out of an anthill in the countryside, where he possessed such things as a mainframe computer and exercise equipment.

His powers mostly consisted of the ability to fly, superspeed, incredible strength, and invulnerability. His catchphrase was "Up and at 'em, Atom Ant!" He was often contacted by the police, who sent him out on an assignment.

That’s a fucked up video isn’t it?  Funny though.

“Hee hee hee..Boy I love to keep busy reading comic books!”


 Knuckles the Echidna
(Sonic the Hedgehog)  #2 Iron Curtain

https://www.youtube.com/v/6hO7j7R26QU

Knuckles the Echidna is a red anthropomorphic echidna who is determined and serious, but sometimes gullible. He has the ability to glide and climb up walls, and is a powerful fighter with spiked hands.

He appears in comics, cartoons, and video games.

“You'll fail, unless you have me along. I can't wait to see the look on Sonic's face when he finds out that I helped defeat Dr Eggman while he missed out on the glory. That'll mess with his ego!”


Porky Pig
(WB cartoons)  #15 stethacantus, #19 fluncheon, #20 RVR II

https://www.youtube.com/v/rLqSORsrF2k

The world famous cartoon pig introduced in 1935.  Porky eventually transitioned from a shy little boy to an immensely fat adult.  Enjoyably he was often partnered with “crazy” Daffy Duck.

Porky shared his stutter with the voice actor who originally played him, Joe Dougherty, who actually did have a stutter. Because Dougherty could not control his stutter, however, production costs became too high as his recording sessions took hours. The versatile Mel Blanc replaced Dougherty in 1937. Blanc continued the stutter; however, it was harnessed for a more precise comedic effect (such as stumbling over a simple word only to substitute a longer word without difficulty, or vice versa).

“Oh, son of a bi-bi-, son of a bi-bi-, son of a bi-bi-bi-… gun!”


Robot Chicken
(Robot Chicken)  #2 RVR II

https://www.youtube.com/v/UvoDi9GVN1w

Robot Chicken is an American stop-motion sketch comedy television series.

On a stormy night, a mad scientist finds a road-killed chicken, which he takes back to his laboratory to re-fashion into a cyborg. Midway through the opening sequence, the titular chicken turns his laser eye towards the camera, and the title appears amidst the "laser effects" as Les Claypool of Primus can be heard screaming "It's alive!" à la Frankenstein. The mad scientist then straps the re-animated Robot Chicken into a chair, uses calipers to hold his eyes open, and forces him to watch a bank of television monitors; this scene segues into the body of the show, which resembles someone frequently changing TV channels.

Robot Chicken doesn’t actually say anything so he is disqualified from this List of Crap. :(

“bok bok bok”


Science Dog
(Science Dog comics)  #2 PsychoGoatee

(https://i.ibb.co/LtgCD7z/Science-Doge-Feat-2000x1150.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gTWDbKM)

"Science" is a heroic hybrid of hound and human who embarks on fantastic pulp adventures, frequently with the fate of the world at stake.

Science Dog's adventures have been published around the world and translated into thirteen languages. The Science Dog comic has spawned a line of action figures, a saturday morning cartoon, and a variety of merchandise ranging from electric tooth brushes to a line of dog food.

“You know exactly who I am Mark, I’m Science Dog!!”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 06, 2019, 01:30:54 PM
Here's a Porky Pig cartoon voiced by the guy who really had a stutter. Funny.

https://youtu.be/HCTMGlne6ac?t=66
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: RVR II on November 06, 2019, 01:33:27 PM
Robot Chicken doesn’t actually say anything so he is disqualified from this List of Crap. :(

“gobble gobble.”
(https://i.imgur.com/XlHRdzQ.gif)
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 06, 2019, 01:41:14 PM
Robot Chicken doesn’t actually say anything so he is disqualified from this List of Crap. :(

“gobble gobble.”
(https://i.imgur.com/XlHRdzQ.gif)

Is that not correct?  I couldn't find any quotes or any videos where he says anything.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: RVR II on November 06, 2019, 01:53:41 PM
Don't chickens say 'BALK-BALK'?
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 06, 2019, 01:55:50 PM
Don't chickens say 'BALK-BALK'?

Right!  I was actually thinking what do you call that sound.  I'll put that on the fixit list. Dentist appt inc.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 06, 2019, 01:56:06 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/d0t6yt5/mrl.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: RVR II on November 06, 2019, 01:56:46 PM
Don't chickens say 'BALK-BALK'?

Right!  I was actually thinking what do you call that sound.  I'll put that on the fixit list. Dentist appt inc.
;D
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on November 06, 2019, 04:11:59 PM
Lot of cool stuff! On Science Dog, which is a spin-off from Invincible (it's a comic book in that universe), one bit of trivia is his logo is seen on a t-shirt or two in The Walking Dead, since they're all creations of Robert Kirkman.

And Knuckles does remind me that I forgot some seriously cool (way past cool) characters from the 90s on my list. Knuckles just missed that TV cartoon pay day, the residual checks would've really helped him out. But at least he's still in the games and comics. (And actually I think he's in some recent toons, just not the 90s classics. Well he was in that anime OVA...)

Here's a Knuckles Halloween themed hip-hop track from Sonic Adventure 2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF726gXNNmE

And I'll say I think I underrate Donald Duck. Since just earlier today in the car I did a bit of Donald Duck sound effects to amuse myself, and I don't often think about what a cultural impact this duck has had. Since I don't watch toons that feature Donald regularly, but he is an immortal icon.



Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Pak-Man on November 06, 2019, 05:05:30 PM
Donald Duck=Norman Krasner.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 06, 2019, 10:52:20 PM
#33

Hong Kong Phooey
(Hong Kong Phooey)  #15 RVR II, #18 F-Zero, #20 fluncheon

https://www.youtube.com/v/ljmquLwn1Qs

Hong Kong Phooey, is the clownishly clumsy secret identity of Penrod "Penry" Pooch, working at a police station as a "mild-mannered" janitor under the glare of Sergeant Flint, nicknamed "Sarge."

Hong Kong Phooey is voiced by Scatman Crothers. Sergeant Flint is voiced by Joe E. Ross, who was best known as Officer Gunther Toody in the early 1960s television series Car 54, Where Are You? As Flint, Ross revived Toody's famous "Ooh! Ooh!" exclamation.

“HO!, Hee!, Hi! Ho!, HA!”


 Itchy & Scratchy
(Simpsons)  #13 linszoid, #14 Russoguru

https://www.youtube.com/v/YwNv7Ch8myQ

The Itchy & Scratchy Show depicts a blue mouse, Itchy (voiced by Dan Castellaneta), who repeatedly kills a black cat, Scratchy (voiced by Harry Shearer).

The Itchy and Scratchy characters are extremely violent and bloody parodies of Tom and Jerry and Herman and Katnip;  The mouse (or mice) are almost always the aggressors and, as opposed to Tom and Jerry, they relentlessly attempt to kill Scratchy and any other cats around. The cartoons became popular among the show's writers and animators, and they are often added when an episode needs expanding.

“Itchy: Look, Scratchy! It's our new friend Poochie!
Scratchy: What's that name again? I forgot. “




Martin
(Martin the Warrior)  #1 linszoid

https://www.youtube.com/v/yJQFFJizLfg

Martin the Warrior tells the story of a young mouse named Martin, a slave in Marshank under the cruel stoat Badrang the Tyrant.

Martin is a great fighter, both wise and ferocious, though he had a brutal and tragic past.

“You will stay and help defend our cave against all comers, protect those weaker than yourself and honor our code. Always use the sword to stand for good and right, never do a thing you would be ashamed of, and never let your heart rule your mind.”


Rainbow Dash
(My Little Pony Friendship is Magic)  #1 MartyS (Gromit)

https://www.youtube.com/v/k5hC61YD_vE

Rainbow Dash is a female Pegasus pony and one of the main characters in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. She maintains the weather and clears the skies in Ponyville.

She is surprisingly tomboyish, doesn't care about how she looks. She is incredibly fast, and capable of pulling of a Sonic Rainboom, which requires a pegasus to accelerate to hypersonic speed.

However, she is not without her character flaws, she has a temper that may cause her to try and attack an antagonist who was being a jerk. Can be insensitive and arrogant. Even though the arrogance was down a notch after The Mysterious Mare Do Well, she still does have some. Not to mention she is quite brash.

But despite that, she never leaves her friends hanging, and cannot abandon them for her own heart's desire.

Voiced by Ashleigh Ball.

“Ahhhhhhhh! This is the best day OhmygoshOhmygoshOhmygosh(singing and dancing in the air) I’m gonna fly with WindWider and the wonderbolts cuz I’m the best and I’m awesome and they know it.”



Sash Lilac
(Freedom Planet)  #1 Iron Curtain

https://www.youtube.com/v/x66a8kmcVW8

Sash Lilac is the overrall main protagonist of Freedom Planet and its sequel. She is a water dragon-type character who seeks to protect the world of Avalice from outside threats such as Lord Brevon's alien army. She is voiced by Dawn Michelle Bennett.

Lilac is a good-spirited dragon and is more then willing to help those in trouble or in need. She is very motivated and refuses to give up under any circumstances, even when the rest of the team doubts the success of their mission. Lilac can get very angry, but only when pushed to the extreme.

"I don't care how dangerous it is! It's gonna take a lot more than robots and aliens to slow a dragon down!"


Toby the Turtle
(Robin Hood)  #1 ColeStratton

https://www.youtube.com/v/9C6H_BAIEiE

Toby Turtle is an anthropomorphic turtle in Disney's 1973 animated feature film Robin Hood. He is Skippy's, Sis's, and Tagalong's friend.

He is seen to be fairly cautious and cowardly, but is usually convinced by Skippy and Sis to join in their fun. Toby is usually seen wearing black spectacles and a brown boat-like hat.

Voiced by Richie Sanders.

"Uh-oh. Now you done it."
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 06, 2019, 11:01:46 PM
And that ends the bouquets of single vote-getters.  >whew< 

Smaller bouquets now and all entries will have at least two votes each.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 07, 2019, 05:02:28 AM
#33

Hong Kong Phooey


His theme song made me assume he'd place higher.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 07, 2019, 02:45:15 PM
#32

Barney the Dinosaur
(Barney & Friends)  #13 F-Zero, #13 fluncheon

https://www.youtube.com/v/ix9wpslKwBE

Universally beloved purple anthropomorphic Tyrannosaurus Rex who conveys educational messages through songs and small dance routines with a friendly, optimistic attitude.

Although the show was a runaway hit, PBS initially opted not to provide funding beyond the initial 30-episode run. Members of the Barney Fan Club had parents write letters and make phone calls to their local PBS stations to show their support for Barney & Friends. By the time of the yearly member stations' meeting, station executives across the country were up in arms over the prospect of one of their most popular shows being canceled. Faced with an atmosphere that president Rifkin later described as "like an insurrection", PBS ultimately relented. 

Resistance is futile.

“Hello again to all my friends I'm glad you came to play. Our fun and learning never ends.”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on November 07, 2019, 03:51:26 PM
No, seriously, what's the REAL #32 entry?
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 07, 2019, 04:58:38 PM
No, seriously, what's the REAL #32 entry?
(https://i.ibb.co/8c3D0rf/mro.jpg) (https://ibb.co/74cJXnZ)
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: RVR II on November 07, 2019, 05:06:33 PM
I think Barney was more 'Universally Bizarre' :-X
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: linszoid on November 07, 2019, 06:03:05 PM
No, seriously, what's the REAL #32 entry?

(https://i.makeagif.com/media/7-09-2015/oEOSE4.gif)
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 07, 2019, 10:05:51 PM
No, seriously, what's the REAL #32 entry?

(https://i.makeagif.com/media/7-09-2015/oEOSE4.gif)

(https://media.giphy.com/media/HFlOsRLoAAplC/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 07, 2019, 10:14:31 PM
#31

Babe the Pig
(Babe)  #6 Cjones, #20 stethacantus, #25 MartyS (Gromit)

https://www.youtube.com/v/oKXV-XQzUrY

The pig who could talk and was a sheepdog too.  Yet again a boy animal voiced by a girl (Christine Cavanaugh).  Why don’t they cast boys to do boy voices?

Interesting story, when Babe was released in the US, it is reported that "activists around the country staked out movie theatres with flyers documenting the real life abuses of pigs". The film had a marked effect on the growth of vegetarianism, particularly among the young. It also promoted a more sympathetic view of the intellectual, emotional and social capacities of animals. James Cromwell became an ethical vegan as a result of starring as Farmer Hoggett, saying, "I decided that to be able to talk about this [movie] with conviction, I needed to become a vegetarian." In 1996 he went on to organize a vegetarian dinner for the Los Angeles homeless at a "Compassionate Christmas" event[in order to reverse the barnyard view that "Christmas is carnage".

“Move along there ya…ya…big buttheads!”


Jake the Dog
(Adventure Time)  #5 Johnny Unusual, #20 ColeStratton

https://www.youtube.com/v/rBGBKH6wxk4

A 48 year old dog who can stretch, shrink, or mold any part of his body to any shape and almost any size, ranging from becoming gigantic to becoming incredibly small.

He acts as a confident mentor to his energetic adopted brother Finn, though has a tendency to give somewhat questionable advice

Jake, along with Finn, appears in a brief cameo in the Futurama episode "Leela and the Genestalk". The two characters are seen suspended in manacles in a dungeon as Bender approaches them. Jake speaks their only line - "What time is it?", to which Bender replies, "Time for you to shut up!" The humor in the cameo is that both Jake and Bender are voiced by the same voice actor, John DiMaggio.

“Sucking at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 07, 2019, 10:53:11 PM
#30

Moro
(Princess Mononoke)  #10 George-2.0, #14 Cjones

https://www.youtube.com/v/F0rRnHzwUec

Creepy video.

Moro is the god of the wolves in the studio ghibli film Princess Mononoke. She is three-hundred years old and possesses divine power and intelligence, as well as being capable of understanding and speaking human languages.

The American version is voiced by Gillian Anderson AKA Dana Skully.  Interestingly, the voice actor of Moro in the Japanese version Akihiro Miwa was in Nagasaki when it was destroyed by an atomic bomb, but he escaped relatively unhurt.

“Silence boy! How dare you speak to a god like that?!” 



Rowlf the Dog
(The Muppets)  #12 PsychoGoatee, #12 Johnny Unusual

https://www.youtube.com/v/_yaP_kc3y9w

A scruffy brown dog of indeterminate breed, though part Corgi, with a rounded black nose and long floppy ears. He was created and originally performed by Jim Henson. Rowlf is the Muppet Theatre's resident pianist, as well as one of the show's main cast members.

The first Muppet.  Introduced in 1962 for Purina Dog Chow TV commercials aired in Canada.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1IumZv2fzU

He appeared in the first pitch reel for Sesame Street! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq1OsfPDcMA

He is claimed to the be the Muppet most like who Jim Henson was in real life.

“Woof woof! Bark bark! …It helps to know a second language.”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on November 08, 2019, 02:09:01 AM
Rowlf is a legend, no doubt about it.

By the way, this Mickey Rat cohosting/mascot-ing the contest seems to have a lot of character.  ;D
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 08, 2019, 03:45:35 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/sFYmVr3/mrq.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 08, 2019, 04:24:16 AM
#29

Earthworm Jim
(Earthworm Jim)  #2 stethacantus, #21 Pak-Man

https://www.youtube.com/v/06uPRxHRaaw

Just an ordinary everyday earthworm who happened to crawl into a super suit to become Earthworm Jim, a running-and-gunning lumbricid who battles evil.

Guess who voices him in the cartoon?  Listen to the video and I’ll bet you can recognize him..

“You’re right!  This is a violation of the laws of physics.  I’ll notify the physics police at once!”


Miss Piggy
(The Muppets)  #13 PsychoGoatee, #20 MartyS (Gromit), #21 Johnny Unusual, #21 stethacantus

https://www.youtube.com/v/7N4RT6Te-mw

Since her debut in 1976, Miss Piggy has been notable for her volatile diva personality, tendency to use French phrases in her speech, and practice of karate.

Miss Piggy began as a minor chorus pig on The Muppet Show, but gradually developed into one of the central characters of the series.  She spawned a huge fad during the late 1970s and early 1980s and eclipsed Kermit and the other Muppets in popularity at that time, selling far more merchandise and writing a book that, unlike any of Kermit's books, wound up on top of the New York Times Bestseller List.

Miss Piggy's personality and voice were seen and heard in other female characters performed by Frank Oz before the character's debut.
 
“Moi has always possessed a charm that is lethal to men.”


Po
(Kung Fu Panda)  #10 Cjones, #13 MartyS (Gromit)

https://www.youtube.com/v/yCk9VAxEpD0

The prophesied Dragon Warrior, the warrior of black and white, the Legend of Awesomeness, the champion of the Valley of Peace, Master Ping Xiao Po (birth name: Li Lotus) is the title character of the Kung Fu Panda franchise voiced by Jack Black.

Ebert’s review is amusing: “Kung Fu Panda" is not one of the great recent animated films. The story is way too predictable, and truth to tell, Po himself didn't overwhelm me with his charisma. But it's elegantly drawn, the action sequences are packed with energy, and it's short enough that older viewers will be forgiving. For the kids, of course, all this stuff is much of a muchness, and here they go again.”

“Legend tells of a legendary warrior whose kung fu skills were the stuff of legend.”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 08, 2019, 09:52:32 PM
#28

Aslan
(The Chronicles of Narnia)  #6 linszoid, #18 Russoguru, #23 George-2.0

https://www.youtube.com/v/IwEke2WGgi8

Aslan is a major character.  He occurs in literature and the movies.  He’s a talking Lion, capitalized, because he parallels Jesus Christ.

In one of his last letters, CS Lewis wrote, "Since Narnia is a world of Talking Beasts, I thought He [Christ] would become a Talking Beast there, as He became a man here. I pictured Him becoming a lion there because (a) the lion is supposed to be the king of beasts; (b) Christ is called "The Lion of Judah" in the Bible; (c) I'd been having strange dreams about lions when I began writing the work."

“Rise up, Sir Peter Wolf's-Bane. And, whatever happens, never forget to wipe your sword.”


Mickey Mouse
(Disney)  #12 Russoguru, #17 linszoid, #22 MartyS (Gromit), #24 Cjones, #24 George-2.0

https://www.youtube.com/v/yUDc78znrLM

A talking mouse with ears and a face.  He is the mascot for Disney studios.

A large part of Mickey's screen persona is his famously shy, falsetto voice. From 1928 onward, Mickey was voiced by Walt Disney himself, a task in which Disney took great personal pride.

By 1946, Disney was becoming too busy with running the studio to do regular voice work which meant he could not do Mickey's voice on a regular basis anymore. It is also speculated that his cigarette habit had damaged his voice over the years.

Mickey's voice was handed over to veteran Disney musician and actor Jimmy MacDonald. Walt would reprise Mickey's voice occasionally until his passing in 1966,

The 1983 short film Mickey's Christmas Carol marked the theatrical debut of Wayne Allwine as Mickey Mouse, who was the official voice of Mickey from 1977 until his death in 2009. Allwine once recounted something MacDonald had told him about voicing Mickey: "The main piece of advice that Jim gave me about Mickey helped me keep things in perspective. He said, 'Just remember kid, you're only filling in for the boss.'

"Arithmetic Is Being Able To Count Up To Twenty Without Taking Off Your Shoes."
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 08, 2019, 09:54:11 PM
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Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on November 09, 2019, 10:33:45 AM
The amazing thing about these lists is one consistent thing... the number 1 spot almost always goes to someone nobody could have possibly predicted. I think in the history of all these lists, nobody I've selected as my number one pick has ever had the LOC top spot.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 09, 2019, 11:19:47 AM
The amazing thing about these lists is one consistent thing... the number 1 spot almost always goes to someone nobody could have possibly predicted. I think in the history of all these lists, nobody I've selected as my number one pick has ever had the LOC top spot.

Shonuff. 

Honestly though, I wouldn't want my number one to be number one.  I've been called a snowflake before and that's perfectly ok.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on November 09, 2019, 05:58:42 PM
Wow I didn't even know about that best-selling Miss Piggy book, just looking at info on these online a bit now. That is fun to know.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: George-2.0 on November 10, 2019, 01:00:39 AM
The amazing thing about these lists is one consistent thing... the number 1 spot almost always goes to someone nobody could have possibly predicted.

Really?  I'm not sure that's true.

Darth Vadar in the villain's list was very predictable IMHO, and naturally, Star Wars was going to take the best 70s movie LoC. The superhero's list was always going to come down to Batman or Spider-Man. The Western? The top 4 was a lock (Unforgiven, Searchers and the 2 Leones) and the top 4 or 5 comedy films were predictable as well. Top Star Trek ep has traditionally gone to the one we selected.  Fake Bands... Spinal Tap was no surprise.

I'm of the opposite mind, in that I think we've gotten stuck in a groove in some cases. We're always gonna see Muppets and Star Wars and other same such stuff. If they fit the subject, I'll find a spot for Bill Murray and Johnny will have someone from Adventure Time, etc, etc.

And I've never really thought about my #1 being the overall #1. It's just never concerned me much. Though if my #1 here wins it all, I would laugh and laugh and laugh!
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 10, 2019, 07:42:27 AM
It's why the 30-10 spots are usually the most interesting to me.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on November 10, 2019, 09:02:35 AM
The amazing thing about these lists is one consistent thing... the number 1 spot almost always goes to someone nobody could have possibly predicted.
Really?  I'm not sure that's true
That’s why I said almost always! :)
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: George-2.0 on November 10, 2019, 09:28:46 AM
Oops, sorry, bandaid on my finger - caused me to post the quote before I replied (I never realized what an annoyance a bandage on your primary typing finger could be)  :) >:(

The amazing thing about these lists is one consistent thing... the number 1 spot almost always goes to someone nobody could have possibly predicted.
Really?  I'm not sure that's true
That’s why I said almost always! :)

Yeah, but I'm not sure it's even almost, at least personally speaking. When we get to the toppermpost, I'm rarely surprised by what I see.  :)

It's why the 30-10 spots are usually the most interesting to me.

True, you do get your 'outside the box' selections there.  If there are surprises, your more likely to get them outside the top 10.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on November 10, 2019, 01:15:39 PM
Well... You never know for sure. There's a lot of unpredictable variables thrown into the formation of a LOC, not just voter preference, but also voter unpredictability. I think this is also modified by one big factor: vast majority of the most recent LOC's had less than 20 entries... As far as I know... AS FAR AS I KNOW.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 10, 2019, 06:38:07 PM
#27

Lago
(Aladdin)  #9 Cjones, #10 Pak-Man

https://www.youtube.com/v/5USZDNdMM78

A sarcastic, loud-mouthed parrot played by Gilbert Gottfried.

He is part of a royal menagerie in the Arabian city Agrabah and is named after the villain Iago in the play Othello by William Shakespeare.

Directors John Musker and Ron Clements came about casting comedian Gilbert Gottfried after watching his stint in the film Beverly Hills Cop II. Animator Will Finn was a self-proclaimed Gilbert Gottfried fan and asked to supervise animation on the character, which the directors allowed. Finn's redesign of Iago took inspiration from Gottfried; some notable features like Gottfried's squinty eyes and toothy grin were incorporated into Iago's character.

“Conscience? Never had one. Never!”


Sonic the Hedgehog
(Sonic the Hedgehog)  #3 Iron Curtain, #16 Pak-Man

https://www.youtube.com/v/4mW9FE5ILJs

A blue hedgehog who can run fast and turn into a cannonball collecting rings and avoiding things.

Different actors have provided Sonic's voice in his game appearances. Sonic originally had a few voice samples in Sonic CD, with designer Masato Nishimura providing the voice. Sonic's first true voice actor was Takeshi Kusao for the arcade game SegaSonic the Hedgehog. In Sonic Unleashed, Sonic was voiced by Tomokazu Seki while in Werehog form.

In English, Sonic was cast to Jason Griffith starting from Sonic X. Griffith was later replaced by Roger Craig Smith, starting with Sonic Free Riders and Sonic Colors in November 2010. Actor Jaleel White voiced the character in all of the DiC-produced animated series: Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic SatAM, and Sonic Underground as well as the Christmas special, Sonic Christmas Blast. In Underground, White also voiced Sonic's brother and sister, Manic and Sonia. Actor Ben Schwartz will voice the character in the Paramount Pictures feature film.

“As long as you have the power of friendship, the Sol Emeralds will never lose their glow!”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 10, 2019, 06:53:28 PM
#26

The Cheshire Cat
(Alice in Wonderland)  #4 Cjones, #14 Pak-Man

https://www.youtube.com/v/G4fHre-yRPY

a fictional cat popularized by Lewis Carroll in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and known for its distinctive mischievous grin.

While most often celebrated in Alice-related contexts, the Cheshire Cat predates the 1865 novel and has transcended the context of literature and become enmeshed in popular culture, appearing in various forms of media, from political cartoons to television, as well as cross-disciplinary studies, from business to science.

The definitive voice characterization was from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (1951) by Sterling Holloway AKA the original Winnie the Pooh. 

“Never let anyone drive you crazy; it is nearby anyway and the walk is good for you.”


Sam & Max
(The Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police)  #1 Pak-Man, #17 Johnny Unusual

https://www.youtube.com/v/LvjqHbF9zR0

a pair of anthropomorphic, vigilante private investigators based in a dilapidated office block in New York City. Sam is a six-foot-tall dog who wears a suit and a fedora, while Max is a short and aggressive "hyperkinetic rabbity thing".  Both enjoy solving problems and cases as maniacally as possible, often with complete disregard for the law.

Sam & Max have been voiced by several actors over their various incarnations.  Comparisons can be heared here: https://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/voice-compare/Sam-and-Max/

“Sam: I don't know anyone who could fire-bomb a bunch of cute little kittens!
Max: Here. Let me.”

Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 10, 2019, 07:06:21 PM
#25

Fritz the Cat
(Fritz the Cat)  #7 F-Zero, #9 fluncheon

https://www.youtube.com/v/PADIloikkhg

Robert Crumb was still a teenager when he created the character Fritz the Cat for self-published comics magazines.  Crumb took part in the counterculture in San Francisco in 1967 and indulged in drugs such as LSD. He had countercultural strips published in underground periodicals. Crumb's cartoons became progressively more transgressive, sexually explicit, and violent, and Crumb became the center of the burgeoning underground comix movement.  Fritz became one of Crumb's best-known creations.

The 1972 animated movie Fritz the Cat was written and directed by Ralph Bakshi. It was Bakshi's feature film debut and is loosely based on the Fritz the Cat comic strips by Robert Crumb. It was the first animated feature film to receive an X rating in the United States.

The film stars Fritz (voiced) by Skip Hinnant), an anthropomorphic cat in mid-1960s New York City who explores the ideals of hedonism and sociopolitical consciousness. The film is a satire focusing on American college life of the era, race relations, the free love movement and left-wing politics.

“I've seen it all! I've done it all! I've fought many a good man, and laid many a good woman! I've had riches and fame and adventure...I've tasted life to the fullest, and still my heart cries out, yes, cries out in this hungry, tortured, wrecked quest: 'More!'”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on November 10, 2019, 07:58:33 PM
The reason I didn't vote for Sonic is exactly because of that goddamn trailer. Also, not a fan of Urkel's voice.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 10, 2019, 09:19:50 PM
#24

Sebastian the Crab
(The Little Mermaid)  #3 George-2.0, #11 Cjones

https://www.youtube.com/v/dFx7WyhhnDg

A red, Jamaican-accented crab who serves as King Triton's advisor and "distinguished" court composer. Despite his esteemed position, Sebastian is regularly tasked with watching over Triton's youngest daughter, Princess Ariel.

During the casting process for Sebastian, Samuel E. Wright was told that the role (which was undisclosed, as was the film) was a Sammy Davis Jr.-type of character. Being a self-proclaimed Disney fan, Wright has gone on record to say that he "flipped out" upon learning that the role was for Disney's adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

Ironically, Wright could not perform a Jamaican accent, and instead performed with a Trinidadian accent, which Ashmen loved.

“Teenagers. Dey think dey know everything. You give dem an inch, dey swim all over you.”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on November 10, 2019, 09:55:05 PM
Attack his weak point for massive damage. I'll have the boiled Sebastian please.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 11, 2019, 05:19:39 AM
#27

Lago
(Aladdin)  #9 Cjones, #10 Pak-Man


You've never seen this movie have you?  Or read Othello.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on November 11, 2019, 09:03:46 AM
You've never seen this movie have you?  Or read Othello.
Take it easy Johnny, F-Zero is still hosting the list. Some typos are bound to happen now and then.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 11, 2019, 09:06:32 AM
I'm not upset.  I just think its funny.  I just assumed everyone was familiar with the character.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 11, 2019, 09:53:25 AM
#27

Lago
(Aladdin)  #9 Cjones, #10 Pak-Man


You've never seen this movie have you?  Or read Othello.

(https://i.ibb.co/PzQN5t4/mrr.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 11, 2019, 10:39:16 AM
#23

Mrs Brisby
(Secret of NIMH)  #2 Cjones, #11 ColeStratton

https://www.youtube.com/v/P_dCogu4FL0

The main character of The Secret of NIMH. Her husband, Jonathan, was killed and eaten alive by Farmer Fitzgibbons' pet cat Dragon and she struggles to take care of her children by herself. Her main plot in the film is to find a society of intelligent lab rats to help her move her home in order to avoid destruction by Fitzgibbons' plow. This was Elizabeth Hartman's last film role.

During the film's production, Aurora Productions contacted Wham-O, the manufacturers of Frisbee flying discs, with concerns about possible trademark infringements if the "Mrs. Frisby" name in O'Brien's original book was used in the movie. Wham-O rejected Aurora's request for waiver to use the same-sounding name to their "Frisbee", in the movie. Aurora informed Bluth & company that Mrs. Frisby's name would have to be altered.

By then, the voice work had already been recorded for the film, so the name change to "Mrs. Brisby" necessitated a combination of re-recording some lines and, because John Carradine was unavailable for further recordings, careful sound editing had to be performed, taking the "B" sound of another word from Carradine's recorded lines, and replace the "F" sound with the "B" sound, altering the name from "Frisby" to "Brisby".

“If you're going to feather a nest, you've got a lot to learn about how to treat a lady.”


 Snagglepuss
(Hanna-Barbera cartoons)  #5 ColeStratton, #14 fluncheon, #22 Russoguru, #24 RVR II

https://www.youtube.com/v/xoLCDrOJGV0

A pink cougar with a Bert Lahr-inspired voice (Cowardly Lion) who enjoys the finer things in life and shows particular affinity for the theatre. His stories routinely break the fourth wall as the character addresses the audience in self-narration, soliloquy, and asides.

As originally voiced by Daws Butler, Snagglepuss seeks quasi-Shakespearean turns of phrase. Some of his campy verbal mannerisms became catchphrases: "Heavens to Murgatroyd!", "Exit, stage left!", and a fondness for closing sentences with the emphatic "even".

Snagglepuss's appearance in a 1960s run of Kellogg's cereal television commercials prompted legal action by actor Bert Lahr, who said the similarity of the character's voice to his own could lead viewers to the false conclusion that Lahr himself had endorsed the product. As part of the settlement the disclaimer "Snagglepuss voice by Daws Butler" was required to appear on each commercial. This made Butler one of the few voice artists to receive screen credits in a TV commercial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=symGu9SjxSE

“But Hark!  Or is it Herk?  The cage door is open, ajar even.  What a chintzy outfit.  Can’t even afford a lock.  So exit, stage left!”


Snoopy
(Peanuts)  #4 RVR II, #9 Russoguru

https://www.youtube.com/v/pZwN_ZvbaGg

Charlie Brown’s pet beagel. Since his debut on October 4, 1950, Snoopy has become one of the most recognizable and iconic characters in the comic strip and is considered more famous than Charlie Brown in other countries. The original drawings of Snoopy were inspired by Spike, one of Schulz's childhood dogs.

Snoopy is a loyal, imaginative and good-natured beagle who is prone to imagining fantasy lives, including being an author, a college student known as "Joe Cool", an attorney, and a British World War I "flying ace" in the Royal Flying Corps.

Snoopy can be selfish, gluttonous, and lazy at times, and occasionally mocks his owner, Charlie Brown, but on the whole, he shows great love, care, and loyalty for his owner (even though he cannot even remember his name and always refers to him as "The Round-Headed Kid"). In the 1990s comic strips, he is obsessed with cookies.

Snoopy imagines himself to speak, but never actually does, other than moans and yipping yelps and sniveling crying. Very rarely, he talks, but usually to himself. His (very articulate) thoughts are shown in thought balloons.

In the animated Peanuts films and television specials, Snoopy's thoughts are not verbalized; his moods are instead conveyed through moans, yelps, growls, sobs, laughter, and monosyllabic utterances such as "bleah" or "hey" as well as through pantomime. His vocal effects were usually provided by animator Bill Melendez.

“Actually, we Joe Cools are scared to death of chicks...”


Yogi Bear
(Hanna-Barbera cartoons)  #4 Russoguru, #16 fluncheon, #12 RVR II, #24 MartyS (Gromit)

https://www.youtube.com/v/k5AwcMWb1Ns

Funny bear with a tie and a hat.  The first breakout character in animated television. 

Yogi was one of several Hanna-Barbera characters to have a collar. This allowed animators to keep his body static, redrawing only his head in each frame when he spoke—a method that reduced the number of drawings needed for a seven-minute cartoon from around 14,000 to around 2,000

Like many Hanna-Barbera characters, Yogi's personality and mannerisms were based on a popular celebrity of the time. Art Carney's Ed Norton character on The Honeymooners was said to be Yogi's inspiration; his voice mannerisms broadly mimic Carney as Norton. Norton, in turn, received influence from the Borscht Belt and comedians of vaudeville.

Yogi's name was similar to that of contemporary baseball star Yogi Berra, who was known for his amusing quotes, such as "half the lies they tell about me aren't true." Berra sued Hanna-Barbera for defamation, but their management claimed that the similarity of the names was just a coincidence. Berra withdrew his suit, but the defense was considered implausible(?).

“Boo Boo, you’ve tried to stop my brilliant ideas with common sense a thousand times.  Has it ever worked?”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 11, 2019, 10:45:46 AM
I forgot Snagglepuss.  :(

Snoopy would have been high on my list but I never thought of him as talking, more like you see the thoughts in his head...
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 11, 2019, 10:53:44 AM
#22

H.R. Pufinstuf
(H.R. Pufinstuf)  #3 F-Zero, #8 fluncheon

https://www.youtube.com/v/5tG_GJiFG9Q

A friendly and helpful dragon named H.R. Pufnstuf voiced with a southern drawl by the show's writer Lennie Weinrib. Mayor of Living island who protects human boy Jimmy from Witchiepoo, as his cave was the only place where her magic has no effect.

Like most children's television shows of the era, H.R. Pufnstuf contained a laugh track, the inclusion of which the Kroffts were initially against. Sid Krofft commented "We were sort of against that, but Si Rose—being in sitcoms—he felt that when the show was put together that the children would not know when to laugh." Marty Krofft added "the bottom line—it's sad—you gotta tell them when it's funny. And the laugh track, (Si) was right.

“Hi there! You were just marvelous in that last scene.  Can I have your autograph?”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 11, 2019, 11:45:53 AM
#21

Howard the Duck
(Marvel comics)  #1 stethacantus, #8 Pak-Man

https://www.youtube.com/v/M2RNrmCJLtA

A funny talking duck “trapped in a world he never made”.

Howard's adventures are generally social satires, while a few are parodies of genre fiction with a metafictional awareness of the medium. The book is existentialist, and its main joke, according to writer Gerber, is that there is no joke: "... that life's most serious moments and most incredibly dumb moments are often distinguishable only by a momentary point of view.

Voiced by Chip Zien in the 1986 movie and later by Kevin Michael Richardson and Seth Green in cartoons.

“CLEVE-LAND? Uh huh! That's a perfect name for this WEIRD planet!”


 Winnie the Pooh
(Winnie the Pooh)  #13 Johnny Unusual, #18 ColeStratton, #18 Pak-Man, #19 MartyS (Gromit), #22 RVR II, #23 Cjones

https://www.youtube.com/v/eTK9x4baQY8

A talking teddy bear created by English author A. A. Milne and kidnapped by Disney.

In popular film adaptations, Pooh has been voiced by actors Sterling Holloway, Hal Smith, and Jim Cummings in English, and Yevgeny Leonov in Russian.

In the Milne books, Pooh is naive and slow-witted, but he is also friendly, thoughtful and steadfast. Although he and his friends agree that he is "a bear of very little brain", Pooh is occasionally acknowledged to have a clever idea, usually driven by common sense.

Pooh is also a talented poet and the stories are frequently punctuated by his poems and "hums". Although he is humble about his slow-wittedness, he is comfortable with his creative gifts.

Pooh is very fond of food, particularly "hunny", but also condensed milk

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 11, 2019, 12:32:12 PM
#20

Brian Griffin
(Family Guy)  #2 linszoid, #7 Cjones, #23 stethacantus

https://www.youtube.com/v/zTaO9A-0oeE

Apparently he’s the dog on the cartoon Family Guy.  He can talk, generally walks on his hind legs (using his front legs as arms), has opposable thumbs, and often acts more rationally than the other characters in the series.  Brian's human attributes receive little acknowledgment and no explanation; he is largely treated as a human character.

Voiced by Seth MacFarlane.  Brian’s voice is MacFarlane’s normal speaking voice.  William H. Macy auditioned for the role.

“Whose leg do you have to hump to get a dry martini around here?”


 Droopy
(MGM cartoons)  #2 fluncheon, #5 F-Zero, #25 Russoguru

https://www.youtube.com/v/tO6KiSNmDL8

A lethargic droopy-faced basset hound created by Tex Avery.

Essentially the polar opposite of Avery's other MGM character, the loud and wacky Screwy Squirrel, Droopy moves slowly and lethargically, speaks in a jowly monotone voice, and—though hardly an imposing character—is shrewd enough to outwit his enemies. When finally roused to anger, often by a bad guy laughing heartily at him, Droopy is capable of beating adversaries many times his size with a comical thrashing ("You know what? That makes me mad!").

Droopy's meek, deadpan voice and personality were modeled after the character Wallace Wimple on the radio comedy Fibber McGee and Molly; actor Bill Thompson, who played Wimple, was the original voice of Droopy. During his time in the US Navy during World War II, the role was played by other voice actors, including Don Messick, who reprised the role in the 1990s. Avery's preferred gag man Heck Allen said that Avery himself provided the voice on several occasions, and "You couldn't tell the difference.”

“Hello all you happy people...you know what? I'm the hero.”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on November 11, 2019, 02:37:18 PM
A lot of greats here yessir. Watched Howard the Duck one time this summer with some friends, I either had never seen it or not since I was a wee lad. Pretty darn entertaining movie, the first half in particular I found really really awesome. The second half with the action chase scenes etc a bit less, but still, good movie. I put the ol' Gerber run of the comics and more recent Chip run on my to-read list, sounds like solid stuff.

Secret of NIMH I still need to watch, that's been on my list forever.

Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on November 11, 2019, 05:34:59 PM
I'm going to give those who voted for Howard the Duck the benefit of the doubt and elect to believe they meant Howard the Duck from the Guardians of the Galaxy films and not Howard the Duck from his godawful piece of shit self-titled movie.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: linszoid on November 11, 2019, 06:45:35 PM
I was about to post the opposite
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Pak-Man on November 11, 2019, 10:22:10 PM
Trust me, the comics are WAY better.

Kicking myself for forgetting Droopy.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 12, 2019, 02:41:58 AM
#19

Darkwing Duck
(Darkwing Duck)  #3 Pak-Man, #15 linszoid, #15 Psychogoatee, #24 Johnny Unusual

https://www.youtube.com/v/YfeXgo3N1jg

The superhero alter-ego of mild-mannered Drake Mallard.  Ummm…Drake placed earlier in this LOC.   Do alter-egos count as unique entries?  Ah who cares.

Darkwing struggles to balance his egotistical craving for fame and attention against his desire to be a good father to Gosalyn and help do good in St. Canard. Most episodes put these two aspects of Darkwing's character in direct conflict, though Darkwing's better nature usually prevails.

Darkwing Duck is also the first Disney Afternoon property that was produced completely as a genre parody. Every episode of Darkwing Duck is laden with references to superhero, pulp adventure, or super-spy fiction.

Voliced by James Cummings, who is known for his ability to mimic Sterling Holloway's high voice, as well as for giving a certain gruff-sounding voice to several other characters.

“I am the terror that flaps in the night! I am the jailer who throws away the key! I AM-- [notices he is alone] feeling really stupid. Boy I hate it when I'm early. You'd think criminal masterminds would be more punctual.”


 Pink Panther
(movies, cartoons)  #2 MartyS (Gromit), #3 RVR II

https://www.youtube.com/v/59lKdaXX6Eo

Animated character who appeared in the opening and/or closing credit sequences of every film in the Pink Panther series except for A Shot in the Dark and Inspector Clouseau. In the storyline of the original film, "the Pink Panther" was the name of a valuable pink diamond named for a flaw that showed a "figure of a springing panther" when held up to the light in a certain way; in the credits this was translated to an animated pink panther.

The character is closely associated with "The Pink Panther Theme", composed by Henry Mancini.

In an early series of Pink Panther animated cartoons, Pink generally remained silent, speaking only in two theatrical shorts, Sink Pink (one line) and Pink Ice (throughout the film). Rich Little provided Pink's voice in these shorts, modeling it on that of David Niven (who had portrayed Clouseau's jewel thief nemesis in the original live-action film).

Technically he’s a fictional animal, but he never speaks in the Pink Panther movies, and when he speaks in the early cartoon series he only speaks in a few episodes AND when he does it’s only by Rich Little.  The 90s cartoon series doesn’t count because nothing from the 90s counts.  It just doesn’t seem right to include him so therefore he is disqualified from this List of Crap. :(

“Why can't man be more like animals?”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 12, 2019, 03:01:52 AM
#18

Heckle & Jeckle
(Terrytoons)  #1 F-Zero, #3 fluncheon

https://www.youtube.com/v/WReS1ogh9U4

A pair of identical talking magpies. 

Heckle and Jeckle were two fast thinking tricksters who could do impossible things by virtue of being well aware that they're cartoon characters, a lot of the time they'd mess with somebody just for fun, but there were also plenty of times that they served as comedic heroes trying to help someone out or give a antagonist his comeuppance.

For their first few cartoons they always changed their voices from scene to scene for comedic effect but not long after they were given more consistent vocals. One magpie spoke with an English accent, while the other spoke with a New York dialect, there seems to be a great deal of uncertainty as to which was which with some viewers, the first short to state who was who was "Bulldozing The Bull", where they clearly refer to each other by name, with the Brooklyn accent belonging to Heckle and the English accent belonging to Jeckle, and this remained wholly consistent through all the cartoons.

They usually referred to each other by nick names as opposed to their real ones, Heckle often refers to Jeckle simply as 'chum' or 'pal', while Jeckle often refers to Heckle as 'old chap' 'old boy' and 'old feather-head', indicating a close friendship between them, some people believe them to be brothers, however this has never been stated.

both were voiced at different times by Sid Raymond (1946–47), Ned Sparks (1947–51), Roy Halee (1951–61), Dayton Allen (1956–66) and Frank Welker (1979).[While in the pilot for Curbside, Heckle was voiced by Toby Huss and Jeckle was voiced by comedian Bobcat Goldthwait.

The original voicer Sid Raymond is best known for his portrayal of Baby Huey.

“[singing] Give us a house to wreck, we’ll tear it down by heck, we’ll pull out the pipes and tear down the walls and chop the chimney till it falls just give us a house to wreck!”
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Post by: F-Zero on November 12, 2019, 03:46:39 AM
#17

Garfield
(United Features Syndicate comic strip)  #10 Russoguru, #14 ColeStratton, #17 Psychogoatee, #17 RVR II, #20 linszoid

https://www.youtube.com/v/ryWObVJUOaE

Garfield is set in Muncie, Indiana the home of Jim Davis according to the television special Happy Birthday, Garfield. Common themes in the strip include Garfield's laziness, obsessive eating, coffee, and disdain of Mondays and diets. Garfield is also shown to manipulate people to get whatever he wants.

By 2002, Garfield became the world's most syndicated strip, appearing in 2,570 newspapers with 263 million readers worldwide; by 2004, Garfield appeared in nearly 2,600 newspapers and sold from $750 million to $1 billion worth of merchandise in 111 countries.

Garfield's animation debut was on The Fantastic Funnies, which aired on CBS in May 15, 1980, voiced by actor Scott Beach.  Scoot Beach had a line as a stormtrooper in the original Star Wars.

As a teenager something about Garfield annoyed me so much I vowed to never, ever look at or hear anything by Garfield ever again, and I never have after all these years. Therefore, Garfield is disqualified from this List of Crap, and no quote.   :(
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Post by: F-Zero on November 12, 2019, 04:01:32 AM
#16

Duckman
(Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man)  #1 fluncheon, #2 F-Zero, #15 Russoguru

https://www.youtube.com/v/blppKS-nz9g

Eric T. Duckman (voiced by Jason Alexander) is a widowed, lewd, self-hating, egocentric anthropomorphic duck who lives with his family in Los Angeles (as mentioned in the episode "Bev Takes a Holiday") and works as a private detective.

Very dark, very quick, and very funny.  One of the best cartoons of all time.  In January 2009, IGN listed Duckman as the 48th best in the Top 100 Best Animated TV Shows. The show was critically acclaimed.  Episodes "T.V. or not to Be", "Noir Gang", and "Duckman and Cornfed in Haunted Society Plumbers" were nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program in 1994, 1996, and 1997, respectively.  If it's from the 90s it's good.

The show regularly featured high-profile guest stars and additional voices, including: Sandra Bernhard, Kim Cattrall, Tim Curry, James Doohan, Gilbert Gottfried, Phil Hartman, Andrea Martin, Bernie Mac, Leonard Nimoy, Randy Savage, Joe Walsh, Billy West, Henry Winkler to name only a very few.

“I don't get it. I break for animals if they're big enough to dent my car. I don't pop any zits above the eye line. I treat others the way I'd like to be treated.”
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Post by: F-Zero on November 12, 2019, 04:19:36 AM
#15

Duffy
(A Talking Cat!?!)  #1 George-2.0, #4 fluncheon, #8 F-Zero

https://www.youtube.com/v/lRNYdBQOT-g

A bored-sounding Eric Roberts lends his voice (likely via cellphone app) to Duffy, a lovable cat who can talk.  Eric Roberts' dialogue was recorded in 15 minutes.

The film is one of several direct-to-video family films directed by David DeCoteau under the pseudonym Mary Crawford. 

Critical reception has been predominantly negative,with Film.com criticizing the character of Duffy.  The A.V. Club gave a mostly negative review for the film, but stated that "for lovers of utter, unredeemable trash, it is highly recommended."

In an interview, DeCoteau said of the film that "people have called me who I haven't seen since high school who said, 'David, after 100 movies you've finally made a movie we like.'" He added, "I watched it again, because I hadn't seen it since we made it, and it is so ridiculous and hilarious and over-the-top."

…huh?  I haven't seen self-delusion like this since Ed Wood.

“Hi. I'm a talking cat.”
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Post by: F-Zero on November 12, 2019, 04:32:03 AM
#14

Hobbes
(Calvin and Hobbes)  #1 Johnny Unusual, #4 linszoid, #16 Cjones, #20 F-Zero

https://www.youtube.com/v/tCacpRnWarkg

A sardonic stuffed tiger who befriends Calvin, a precocious, mischievous and adventurous six-year-old boy.  to Calvin, Hobbes is a living anthropomorphic tiger, while all the other characters see Hobbes as an inanimate stuffed toy.
 
Hobbes is named after the 17th-century philosopher Thomas Hobbes, who held what Watterson describes as "a dim view of human nature."[ He typically exhibits a greater understanding of consequences than Calvin, although rarely intervenes in Calvin's activities beyond a few oblique warnings. The friendship between the two characters provides the core dynamic of the strip.

Although the visual possibilities of animation appealed to creator Watterson, the idea of finding a voice for Calvin made him uncomfortable, as did the idea of working with a team of animators. Ultimately, Calvin and Hobbes was never made into an animated series.

"I suppose if we couldn’t laugh at things that don’t make sense, we couldn’t react to a lot of life.”
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Post by: F-Zero on November 12, 2019, 04:53:06 AM
#13

Scooby-Doo
(Scooby-Doo,Where Are You!)  #1 PsychoGoatee, #9 ColeStratton, #13 RVR II, #17 Cjones

https://www.youtube.com/v/Edr6_-L3bi4

A talking brown Great Dane who helps solves mysteries with friends Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Shaggy involving supposedly supernatural creatures through a series of antics and missteps.

The original voice cast featured veteran voice actor Don Messick as Scooby-Doo, radio DJ Casey Kasem as Shaggy, actor Frank Welker as Fred, actress Nicole Jaffe as Velma, and musician Indira Stefanianna as Daphne. Scooby's speech patterns closely resembled an earlier cartoon dog, Astro from The Jetsons (1962–63), also voiced by Messick.

Dr. Steven Long, associate professor in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Marquette University, was asked to identify Scooby-Doo's speech impediment were it real. Scooby does not so much mangle words as add letters or replace letters, usually an R in front of a beginning-vowel, or one for another consonant. Dr. Long calls this process "rhoticization", and diagnosed Scooby with the previously-unknown disorder of "Rhotic Replacement".

"Ruh-roh--RAGGY!!!"
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 12, 2019, 05:00:53 AM
#12

Baloo
(Jungle Book)  #6 ColeStratton, #6 George-2.0, #8 Cjones, #14 linszoid

https://www.youtube.com/v/9ogQ0uge06o

Baloo, a sloth bear, is the strict teacher of the cubs of the Seeonee wolf pack. His most challenging pupil is the "man-cub" Mowgli. Baloo and Bagheera, a panther, save Mowgli from Shere Khan the tiger, and endeavor to teach Mowgli the Law of the Jungle in many of The Jungle Book stories.

In the Disney version, Baloo (voiced by Phil Harris) is portrayed as a friendly, even-tempered character who lives a responsibility-free lifestyle, seemingly far removed from the law teacher in Kipling's book

Baloo returns in the 2003 animated sequel The Jungle Book 2 in which he is voiced by John Goodman.  In the 2016 Disney live-action film version of The Jungle Book, Baloo is voiced by Bill Murray.

“Man village? They'll ruin him. They'll make a man out of him."
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Post by: F-Zero on November 12, 2019, 05:12:19 AM
#11

Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles
(Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles)  #3 PsychoGoatee, #5 Iron Curtain, #7 Pak-Man, #15 ColeStratton

https://www.youtube.com/v/brS0kgMkoBY

Four fictional teenaged anthropomorphic turtles named after Italian Renaissance artists.

From their home in the sewers of New York City, they battle petty criminals, evil overlords, mutated creatures, and alien invaders while attempting to remain hidden from society.
The characters originated in comic books published by Mirage Studios and expanded into cartoon series, films, video games, toys, and other merchandise.

Leonardo- The tactical, courageous leader and devoted student of his sensei.  As the most conscientious of the four, he often bears the burden of responsibility for his brothers, which commonly leads to conflict with Raphael.

Michelangelo- The most stereotypical teenager of the team, Michelangelo is a free-spirited, relaxed, goofy and jokester, known for his love of pizza. He provides the comic relief, though he still has an adventurous side. The least mature of the four Turtles, he shows characteristics of a "surfer" type and is often depicted with a Southern Californian accent.

Donatello– The scientist, inventor, engineer, and technological genius. Donatello is perhaps the least violent turtle, preferring to use his knowledge to solve conflicts, but never hesitates to defend his brothers.

Raphael-  The team's bad boy. He has an aggressive nature, and seldom hesitates to throw the first punch. He is often depicted with an unintelligible New York accent. His personality can be fierce and sarcastic, and oftentimes delivers deadpan humor.

“April O'Neil: What are you?
Leonardo: We're ninjas.
Raphael: We're mutants!
Donatello: Technically, we're turtles.
Michaelangelo: And we're teenagers. But we can still have adult conversations.
April O'Neil: So you're...Ninja Mutant Turtle Teenagers?
Donatello: When you put it like that, it sounds ridiculous!”

Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Pak-Man on November 12, 2019, 08:11:31 AM
Man, I haven't seen Heckle and Jeckle since I was 3. I wonder how it holds up.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 12, 2019, 09:19:49 AM
Man, I haven't seen Heckle and Jeckle since I was 3. I wonder how it holds up.

This whole LOC seems to represent a struggle between gen X and millennials.  I'm doing writeups on things I have no idea what.
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Post by: Russoguru on November 12, 2019, 10:21:28 AM
All I gotta say is that my number one pick better be in the top 5, or imma be pissed.
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Post by: Darth Geek on November 12, 2019, 01:44:40 PM
All I gotta say is that my number one pick better be in the top 5, or imma be pissed.
Rollergator?
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Pak-Man on November 12, 2019, 03:02:56 PM
I didn't want Rollergator on the list, but now that the cat from A Talking Cat!?! made it, I feel like Rollergator deserves to beat him.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on November 12, 2019, 10:12:05 PM
All I gotta say is that my number one pick better be in the top 5, or imma be pissed.
Rollergator?
No!!! I mean... EXACTLY!!
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 14, 2019, 12:28:18 AM
#10

Foghorn Leghorn
(WB cartoons)  #3 MartyS (Gromit), #3 stethacantus, #9 Johnny Unusual, #19 RVR II, #21 fluncheon

https://www.youtube.com/v/kF6qUh3T9KE&list=PL9fXNOXQYCfyReAyhG9TIQt6CHmySTru3

Foghorn Leghorn is a tall, overweight rooster with a Southern accent; he is easily the tallest of all the regular Looney Tunes characters. He has a bombastic and somewhat unrefined personality, added to which he shows a penchant for mischief. Aside from the Senator Claghorn reference (a blustery Southern politician played by Kenny Delmar on Fred Allen's popular 1940s radio show), his first name "Foghorn" is indicative of his loudmouthed personality, while his surname "Leghorn" refers to a particular Italian breed of chicken. Foghorn adopted many of Senator Claghorn's catchphrases, such as "That's a joke, son!"

According to Leonard Maltin, the character's voice was also patterned after a hard-of-hearing West Coast-only radio character from the 1930s, known simply as The Sheriff, on a radio program called Blue Monday Jamboree. The accent has similarities to that of another Mel Blanc voice: Yosemite Sam.

Foghorn's voice was created and originally performed by Mel Blanc and was later performed by Jeff Bergman, Joe Alaskey, Bill Farmer, Greg Burson, Jeff Bennett, and Frank Gorshin.

Most of the Leghorn cartoons began the same: Foghorn, humming "Camptown Races" to himself and carrying a wooden plank, sneaks up on Dawg while he is sleeping, often facing into his doghouse with his back protruding out the entry hole. Foghorn then pulls Dawg up by his tail and uses the plank to give him a whacking on his rear (in nearly every cartoon Foghorn gives Dawg eight whacks), at which point the angered Dawg chases after Foghorn barking, but can only go as far as the rope to which he is tied, which either yank him back or stops him. In the latter case, he keeps barking at Foghorn who tells him, "Aah-h, sha-daahhp!" or does something to Dawg to force him to stop.

“That, I say that boy’s just like a tattoo, gets under your skin”


Rocket Raccoon
(Guardians of the Galaxy)  #1 Russoguru, #6 Pak-Man, #6 stethacantus, #16 Johnny Unusual

https://www.youtube.com/v/y0ygaGGe0Jw

RR is is an intelligent raccoon genetically engineered by robots, and used leftover pets as a way to take care of insane asylum patients.  The scars on his back in the movie are a nod to his origin story in the comics; in order to create a raccoon that could walk upright, Rocket endured many painful surgeries that changed the shape of his body.

After being introduced 30 years ago in Marvel Comics he’s only appeared in 10 comic book issues. 

Rocket is an expert marksman, weapon specialist and master tactician.  His name and aspects of his character are a nod to The Beatles' 1968 song "Rocky Raccoon".  Rocket Raccoon appeared as a prominent member in the 2008 relaunch of the superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy.

Rocket Raccoon is voiced by Bradley Cooper who self-describingly channels Joe Pesci, with motion capture provided by Sean Gunn.


“There's one more thing we need to complete the plan: that guy's eye!”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on November 14, 2019, 04:56:30 AM
I always hear some George Costanza (Jason Alexander) in Rocket Racoon. Rocket is getting upset!! The biiiiig salad. Joe Pesci is great as well.

Gotta love the turtles, cowabunga, across all sorts of mediums. Turtle Power. Lotta titans on this list, lotta pop culture legends. And they're talking animals as well, who'da thunk it.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 14, 2019, 05:25:38 AM
Foghorn is among my favourite Looney Tunes.  He's an obnoxious overbearing jerk and he is hilarious.  I also feel like a lot of John Goodman characters in Coen Brothers movies are basically a version of him.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: George-2.0 on November 14, 2019, 05:55:24 AM
Baloo - Phil Harris was great, I remember him on the radio with his wife. There was something he did on the radio in particular - and I don't know if it was his old series, or if it was something he did later, but he was hilarious - I couldn't stop laughing. Aside from Phil, Baloo was also voiced by Bill Murray in the live-action film... Bill on the LoC, mission accomplished.

Duffy - so bad he's brilliant, I laughed at those clips even without the riffing. And with the help of my top vote, he made it all the way to #15. I can now sleep the sleep of the just.

Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 14, 2019, 08:00:14 AM
Foghorn is among my favourite Looney Tunes.  He's an obnoxious overbearing jerk and he is hilarious.  I also feel like a lot of John Goodman characters in Coen Brothers movies are basically a version of him.

During the writeup I read somewhere that Foghorn is a uniquely anarchistic character in Warner Bros cartoons because despite being the protagonist he's the one who always initiates conflict.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on November 14, 2019, 09:34:04 AM
God dammit. I jinxed myself. I Love Rocket Raccoon. Back in 2012 when I first saw him in Marvel Vs Capcom 3 I thought of him as little more than a joke... then in 2014 I stopped thinking of him as a joke. I'll let you figure out for yourself as to why that is.
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Post by: Darth Geek on November 14, 2019, 10:24:02 AM
Foghorn is among my favourite Looney Tunes.  He's an obnoxious overbearing jerk and he is hilarious.  I also feel like a lot of John Goodman characters in Coen Brothers movies are basically a version of him.

During the writeup I read somewhere that Foghorn is a uniquely anarchistic character in Warner Bros cartoons because despite being the protagonist he's the one who always initiates conflict.
He does kind of feel like Woody Woodpecker sometimes (just less annoying). I think what make Foghorn work is that the shorts usually don't show him to be an altogether good character, they are critical of his actions. Even when he is trying to help other characters, like Henery Hawk, the audience is often on the side of the characters being annoyed at his obliviousness.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 14, 2019, 03:03:05 PM
Foghorn is among my favourite Looney Tunes.  He's an obnoxious overbearing jerk and he is hilarious.  I also feel like a lot of John Goodman characters in Coen Brothers movies are basically a version of him.

During the writeup I read somewhere that Foghorn is a uniquely anarchistic character in Warner Bros cartoons because despite being the protagonist he's the one who always initiates conflict.
He does kind of feel like Woody Woodpecker sometimes (just less annoying). I think what make Foghorn work is that the shorts usually don't show him to be an altogether good character, they are critical of his actions. Even when he is trying to help other characters, like Henery Hawk, the audience is often on the side of the characters being annoyed at his obliviousness.

Yeah.  In the heirarchy of shit-disturbers I'd put Foghorn up there with Woody Woodpecker and Screwy Squirrel.  Smacking Dawg in the ass with a board exactly eight times with no provocation is really, really out of line and really, really funny.  I might try re-ordering the list at the end just to see what it looks like.
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Post by: F-Zero on November 14, 2019, 03:06:41 PM
Btw...isn't that perfect he slams Dawg in the ass exactly eight times?  Seven is too little, nine is too much.  Eight is juuuust right.  You can tell if you count it out loud.  Hahaha.
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Post by: F-Zero on November 14, 2019, 03:11:15 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/_2Oxw3mTen4

AH-HAHAHAHAHA!!!!  Oh god...that SO funny my sides hurt.  Am i a bad person? 
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Post by: stethacantus on November 14, 2019, 03:18:36 PM
Foghorn once spent an entire cartoon trying to murder a child. Good thing he had his feathers numbered.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 14, 2019, 03:27:26 PM
Foghorn once spent an entire cartoon trying to murder a child. Good thing he had his feathers numbered.

I remember that one hahaha!!  That's the one where he tries to woo the mother of a little eggbert chickenhawk right?   I love Foghorn so much now.  GOD DAMN me for not voting for him.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: stethacantus on November 14, 2019, 04:07:05 PM
Foghorn once spent an entire cartoon trying to murder a child. Good thing he had his feathers numbered.

I remember that one hahaha!!  That's the one where he tries to woo the mother of a little eggbert chickenhawk right?   I love Foghorn so much now.  GOD DAMN me for not voting for him.

Wasn't the chickenhawk, because the mother was a chicken. Probably was called Eggbert thought. Sort of like a Young Sheldon chick. At one point Foghorn threw a ball into the middle of a busy highway and said "Get the ball kid".

Daffy Duck could be an asshole as well. Spent more than one cartoon trying to murder Bugs Bunny.

EDIT
Wasn't able to check this until I arrived back at home, but we are remembering four cartoons merged as one. Henry Hawk was the name of the baby chicken hawk who was always trying to capture Foghorn.  Eggbert was the nerd who first appeared in Little Boy Boo, but Foghorn doesn't try to kill him. He wants to marry the widow Prissy, and she asks him to befriend her son Eggbert first. The one where he is trying to kill the kid is A Broken Leghorn, where the other chickens are mocking Prissy for not having a child. Feeling sorry for her, Foghorn steals an egg from another nest and puts it in hers. The egg hatches and it is a baby rooster, ( no official name ) which Foghorn spends the rest of the cartoon trying to kill. The one where he blows all of his feathers off is where he is fighting the dog again.
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Post by: F-Zero on November 14, 2019, 10:08:28 PM
https://www.youtube.com/v/_2Oxw3mTen4

AH-HAHAHAHAHA!!!!  Oh god...that SO funny my sides hurt.  Am i a bad person?

(https://i.ibb.co/ZTrjg5n/mru.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/) (https://i.ibb.co/VQpxkVb/mrt.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
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Post by: F-Zero on November 14, 2019, 10:09:39 PM
#9

Roger Rabbit
(Who Framed Roger Rabbit)  #2 ColeStratton, #4 Pak-Man, #14 PsychoGoatee, #15 fluncheon, #16 linszoid

https://www.youtube.com/v/xFlB3H4UB5A

Roger Rabbit first appeared in author Gary K. Wolf's 1981 novel, Who Censored Roger Rabbit? In the book, Roger is a second-banana in popular comic strip, "Baby Herman". Roger hires private detective Eddie Valiant to investigate why his employers, the DeGreasy Brothers, have reneged on their promise to give Roger his own strip. When Roger is found murdered in his home, Valiant sets out to look for the killer, with the help of Roger's "dopple" (in the book, comic characters can construct physical copies of themselves using their minds that last for only a few days).

In the film version, Roger is a cartoon character in Hollywood during the Golden age of American animation. The various toons live in a Los Angeles enclave known as "Toontown", and act out animated shorts in the same way human actors act out feature films. Roger is framed for the murder of a famous Hollywood film producer and owner of Toontown, and he seeks out Valiant to help clear his name.

In the film, the voice of Roger is performed by comedian Charles Fleischer, who was known for electing to wear an actual rabbit costume on the set to get into the role over the course of the entirety of production.  I found an interview with Fleischer but he is too dull and boring to include here.

“So you thought you could get away with it, didn't you? Ha! We toons may act idiotic, but we're not stupid. We demand justice. Why, the real meaning of the word probably hits you like a ton of bricks. [a ton of bricks falls on Roger from above]“

Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on November 14, 2019, 10:50:05 PM
In the words of the Angry Video Game Nerd... "I want to nail Roger Rabbit to the fucking cross."
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on November 15, 2019, 04:44:10 AM
 ;D I can't necessarily explain what it is that makes him so indelibly legendary, but I say a fitting choice for the 9th best talking animal in pop culture. He was in a great movie with Bob Hoskins and Jessica Rabbit. He is quite zany. This is my tribute to Roger Rabbit, these words can't quite do justice to this powerful figure of toon history. He should be on the Mount Rushmore of noir cartoon animals. Next to... well I haven't read Blacksad yet, or Hip Flask. I'm sure there are a bunch of hard boiled talking animal toons.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Darth Geek on November 15, 2019, 05:49:36 AM
Foghorn once spent an entire cartoon trying to murder a child. Good thing he had his feathers numbered.

I remember that one hahaha!!  That's the one where he tries to woo the mother of a little eggbert chickenhawk right?   I love Foghorn so much now.  GOD DAMN me for not voting for him.

Wasn't the chickenhawk, because the mother was a chicken. Probably was called Eggbert thought. Sort of like a Young Sheldon chick. At one point Foghorn threw a ball into the middle of a busy highway and said "Get the ball kid".

Daffy Duck could be an asshole as well. Spent more than one cartoon trying to murder Bugs Bunny.

EDIT
Wasn't able to check this until I arrived back at home, but we are remembering four cartoons merged as one. Henry Hawk was the name of the baby chicken hawk who was always trying to capture Foghorn.  Eggbert was the nerd who first appeared in Little Boy Boo, but Foghorn doesn't try to kill him. He wants to marry the widow Prissy, and she asks him to befriend her son Eggbert first. The one where he is trying to kill the kid is A Broken Leghorn, where the other chickens are mocking Prissy for not having a child. Feeling sorry for her, Foghorn steals an egg from another nest and puts it in hers. The egg hatches and it is a baby rooster, ( no official name ) which Foghorn spends the rest of the cartoon trying to kill. The one where he blows all of his feathers off is where he is fighting the dog again.
Yeah, I watched the three Foghorn cartoons with Eggbert in them last night. They were hilarious! And he wasn't trying to kill him in them. Just buffoonishly trying to get him to do "manly" sports instead of being bookish. Growing up as a timid nerd I can relate.
I'll have to watch A Broken Leghorn tonight after work.
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Post by: George-2.0 on November 15, 2019, 07:37:34 AM
When I was a kid they used to show hours and hours of cartoons, old and new - and I'd sit through them, every day after school, even though I didn't really like them, because most of the characters were assholes who did violence to one another. I especially disliked the Looney Tunes. 

As an adult, I'll watch them when they come recommended and appreciate them more these days... Duck Amuck, from Merrie Melodies, for example, is a classic.

Anyhoo... They also showed a lot of Tom and Jerry, I must have seen every T&J toon made from the 40s to the 60s. There was Popeye, Woody Woodpecker, oh, and Chilly Willy (which sounds like the punch-line to a dirty joke). I can't remember if he talked.

Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 15, 2019, 07:40:58 AM
Foghorn once spent an entire cartoon trying to murder a child. Good thing he had his feathers numbered.

I remember that one hahaha!!  That's the one where he tries to woo the mother of a little eggbert chickenhawk right?   I love Foghorn so much now.  GOD DAMN me for not voting for him.

Wasn't the chickenhawk, because the mother was a chicken. Probably was called Eggbert thought. Sort of like a Young Sheldon chick. At one point Foghorn threw a ball into the middle of a busy highway and said "Get the ball kid".

Daffy Duck could be an asshole as well. Spent more than one cartoon trying to murder Bugs Bunny.

EDIT
Wasn't able to check this until I arrived back at home, but we are remembering four cartoons merged as one. Henry Hawk was the name of the baby chicken hawk who was always trying to capture Foghorn.  Eggbert was the nerd who first appeared in Little Boy Boo, but Foghorn doesn't try to kill him. He wants to marry the widow Prissy, and she asks him to befriend her son Eggbert first. The one where he is trying to kill the kid is A Broken Leghorn, where the other chickens are mocking Prissy for not having a child. Feeling sorry for her, Foghorn steals an egg from another nest and puts it in hers. The egg hatches and it is a baby rooster, ( no official name ) which Foghorn spends the rest of the cartoon trying to kill. The one where he blows all of his feathers off is where he is fighting the dog again.
Yeah, I watched the three Foghorn cartoons with Eggbert in them last night. They were hilarious! And he wasn't trying to kill him in them. Just buffoonishly trying to get him to do "manly" sports instead of being bookish. Growing up as a timid nerd I can relate.
I'll have to watch A Broken Leghorn tonight after work.

I watched seven cartoons on Daily Motion.  The Henery Hawk ones were ok.  So far I'd recommend "The High and The Flighty" where Daffy Duck is a salesman who plays Foghorn and Dawg against each other.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 15, 2019, 07:45:56 AM
When I was a kid they used to show hours and hours of cartoons, old and new - and I'd sit through them, every day after school, even though I didn't really like them. Because most of the characters were assholes who did violence on one another. I especially disliked Looney Tunes, didn't find them funny, didn't like Blanc's voice. Still, I'd sit through them.

They also showed a lot of Tom and Jerry, I must have seen every T&J toon made from the 40s to the 60s. There was Popeye, Woody Woodpecker, oh, and Chilly Willy (which sounds like the punch-line of a dirty joke). I can't remember if he talked.

Looney Tunes cartoons definitely have an edge.  They age well IMO if not only for endlessly repeated viewings.

I love the old black and white Popeyes.  I have my DVR set to record them from Turner Classic Movies.  I recently saw the one where Wimpy disguised himself as Popeye's double to finagle hamburgers from Olive Oyl.  Awesome stuff.  No talking animals unfortunately.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: George-2.0 on November 15, 2019, 07:51:20 AM
When I was a kid they used to show hours and hours of cartoons, old and new - and I'd sit through them, every day after school, even though I didn't really like them. Because most of the characters were assholes who did violence on one another. I especially disliked Looney Tunes, didn't find them funny, didn't like Blanc's voice. Still, I'd sit through them.

They also showed a lot of Tom and Jerry, I must have seen every T&J toon made from the 40s to the 60s. There was Popeye, Woody Woodpecker, oh, and Chilly Willy (which sounds like the punch-line of a dirty joke). I can't remember if he talked.

Looney Tunes cartoons definitely have an edge.  They age well IMO if not only for endlessly repeated viewings.

I love the old black and white Popeyes.  I have my DVR set to record them from Turner Classic Movies.  I recently saw the one where Wimpy disguised himself as Popeye's double to finagle hamburgers from Olive Oyl.  Awesome stuff.  No talking animals unfortunately.

You quoted me as I was editing, but yeah. I've come to like them (Tunes) more as an adult than I did as a kid.

Popeye, I remember sometimes they called his foe Bluto and sometimes Brutus - as a youngin' that confused me (why does he have 2 names. Or are they different characters, like twin brothers?) My poor child brain. lol
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 15, 2019, 08:15:48 AM
When I was a kid they used to show hours and hours of cartoons, old and new - and I'd sit through them, every day after school, even though I didn't really like them. Because most of the characters were assholes who did violence on one another. I especially disliked Looney Tunes, didn't find them funny, didn't like Blanc's voice. Still, I'd sit through them.

They also showed a lot of Tom and Jerry, I must have seen every T&J toon made from the 40s to the 60s. There was Popeye, Woody Woodpecker, oh, and Chilly Willy (which sounds like the punch-line of a dirty joke). I can't remember if he talked.

Looney Tunes cartoons definitely have an edge.  They age well IMO if not only for endlessly repeated viewings.

I love the old black and white Popeyes.  I have my DVR set to record them from Turner Classic Movies.  I recently saw the one where Wimpy disguised himself as Popeye's double to finagle hamburgers from Olive Oyl.  Awesome stuff.  No talking animals unfortunately.

You quoted me as I was editing, but yeah. I've come to like them (Tunes) more as an adult than I did as a kid.

Popeye, I remember sometimes they called his foe Bluto and sometimes Brutus - as a youngin' that confused me (why does he have 2 names. Or are they different characters, like twin brothers?) My poor child brain. lol

Actually I was going to say after seven cartoons (49 minutes) I've had my fill of Foghorn Leghorn for a while, specifically because of the voice.  I don't want to undermine the #8 entry but you're kind of right about Mel Blanc's voice characterization, at least of Foghorn, haha.  Best in smaller doses I'll say.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: stethacantus on November 15, 2019, 09:29:26 AM
As mentioned before, Bluto was a very minor character in the original Popeye comic strip. So minor that Kings Features never bothered to trademark him or renew the copyright on the few strips he was in. Max Fleischer had the option of using any villain from the strip, and there were a lot of good ones, but instead chose Bluto for the first Popeye cartoon. And from that point on they kept reusing him instead of using any other villain from the strip. In the 60s Kings Features decided to make their own Popeye cartoons for television ( because the rights Paramount had to Popeye were only for theatrical films ) and Paramount told them they owned the Bluto character. Kings Features ceded them Bluto and instead created the knockoff Brutus.

And there are talking animals in the Popeye cartoons. Mostly parrots, but most notably Betty Boop, who is actually a dog.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 15, 2019, 11:13:45 AM
And there are talking animals in the Popeye cartoons. Mostly parrots, but most notably Betty Boop, who is actually a dog.

(https://i.ibb.co/yPnM6C1/mrv.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 15, 2019, 09:15:21 PM
#8

Pinky and the Brain
(Pinky and the Brain)  #7 ColeStratton, #7 Johnny Unusual, #8 linszoid, #10 stethacantus, #15 Pak-Man

https://www.youtube.com/v/nhpGALWoQiM

Pinky and Brain are genetically enhanced laboratory mice who reside in a cage in the Acme Labs research facility.  Brain is self-centered and scheming, while Pinky is good-natured but feebleminded.

In each episode, Brain devises a new plan to take over the world which ultimately ends in failure: usually due to Pinky's idiocy, the impossibility of Brain's plan, Brain's own arrogance or overconfidence, or just circumstances beyond their control.

The Brain is voiced by Maurice LaMarche (of Futurama fame) and looks and sounds a little like Orson Welles.  He seems coldly unemotional, speaking in a snarky deadpan.
Pinky is voiced by Rob Paulsen (of TMNT fame) and is a genetically modified mouse who shares the same cage as Brain at Acme Labs. Pinky is an extremely unstable and hyperactive mouse. He has several verbal tics, such as "Narf", "Zort", "Poit" and "Troz" the last of which he started saying after noticing it was "Zort" in the mirror.

The series uses the work of many of the same voice actors for Animaniacs including Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell, Frank Welker, Nancy Cartwright, Janet Waldo and Jeff Bennett.  Celebrities such as Roddy McDowall, Nora Dunn, Townsend Coleman, Ernest Borgnine, Eric Idle, Dick Clark, Ed McMahon, Steve Allen, Joyce Brothers, Gavin MacLeod, John Tesh, Michael McKean, Garry Marshall, Mark Hamill, James Belushi and Steven Spielberg have all performed guest voice work for the series as well.

"Pinky: Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?
Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky - try to take over the world!"



#7

Scrooge McDuck
(Scrooge McDuck)  #2 Russoguru, #4 Johnny Unusual, #9 Pak-Man, #12 linszoid, #18 PsychoGoatee

https://www.youtube.com/v/bEmjiCoZ6e4y0ygaGGe0Jw

Scrooge is an elderly Scottish anthropomorphic Pekin duck who speaks with a Scottish accent. 

McDuck was initially characterized as a greedy miser and antihero (as Charles Dickens' original Scrooge was), but in later appearances he has often been portrayed as a thrifty hero, adventurer and explorer.

Dallas McKennon was the first actor to provide Scrooge's voice for the 1960 Disneyland Records album, Donald Duck and His Friends.

When Scrooge later made his animated debut in Scrooge McDuck and Money in 1967, he was voiced by Bill Thompson who voiced Jock the Scottish Terrier in Lady and the Tramp.

Since Young's death, several actors have provided Scrooge's voice. John Kassir has voiced Scrooge for the Mickey Mouse shorts starting with "Duck the Halls" in 2016.  Eric Bauza voiced Scrooge for a cameo in the television series, Legend of the Three Caballeros.  Scottish actor Enn Reitel voices Scrooge for Disney park appearances as well as in the English dub of Kingdom Hearts III.
David Tennant voices Scrooge for the 2017 reboot of DuckTales.  According to executive producer Matt Youngberg: David Tennant seemed to be the natural choice for this. We really wanted to find somebody who was legitimately Scottish. We thought that was really important in this iteration, someone who had the character to bring this icon alive. And David is an amazing actor. He’s morphed into this role in an incredible way.

"A few billion! Oh dear, how that word is abused. If it wasn't so frightening, I'd be amused."

Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 16, 2019, 04:37:44 AM
I assure you, I did not vote for Scrooge twice.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: linszoid on November 16, 2019, 07:55:09 AM
Not that anyone would blame you  :P
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on November 16, 2019, 11:14:08 AM
God dammit Uncle Scrooge is the most awesome anthropomorphic octogenarian of all time.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 16, 2019, 05:31:21 PM
#6

Fozzie Bear
(The Muppet Show)  #4 ColeStratton, #4 PsychoGoatee, #8 Johnny Unusual, #12 Pak-Man, #16 stethacantus

https://www.youtube.com/v/Q6NQcO9KTBY

Fozzie is an orange bear who often wears a brown pork pie hat and a red and white polka dot necktie.  The character debuted on The Muppet Show, as the show's stand-up comic, a role where he constantly employed his catchphrase, "Wocka Wocka!" 

Shortly after telling the joke, he was usually the target of ridicule, particularly from balcony hecklers Statler and Waldorf. 

Frank Oz first performed Fozzie in 1976 on The Muppet Show. He remained Fozzie's main performer until his departure from the cast in 2001. In 2002, Eric Jacobson became Fozzie's main performer and has continued to perform the character since then.

The origin of Fozzie's name has been traditionally thought to be a pun of performer Frank Oz's name (F.Oz). It was also believed that the character was actually named after Al Fuzzie, the mascot of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority in the mid-1970s; Henson's wife, Jane, was a member of the sorority.  However, Oz confirmed on Twitter in 2018 that Fozzie was named after Frank Fazakas, a Muppet workshop person, who was nicknamed "Faz".

Fozzie Bear was originally Oz's main character. The popularity of Miss Piggy overtook Fozzie's, but he remained popular.

The original puppet is kept in the teddy bear museum in Newby Hall near Ripon UK.

"The catch of the day was...salmonella! Wocka wocka!"
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Darth Geek on November 16, 2019, 08:00:16 PM
Fozzie Bear is my favorite of the main Muppets cast. He tries so hard he's endearing even when he fails.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 16, 2019, 09:15:00 PM
#5

Daffy Duck
(Warner Brothers cartoons)  #2 Johnny Unusual, #6 fluncheon, #8 stethacantus, #12 Cjones, #18 RVR II, #19 Pak-Man

https://www.youtube.com/v/2AfETSvaSbs

A black cartoon duck, either a screwball or a foil, depending.

Virtually every Warner Bros. cartoon director put his own spin on Daffy Duck such as Bob Clampett, Robert McKimson, and Chuck Jones.

Daffy’s first appearance was in Tex Avery’s “Porky’s Duck hunt (1937)”  He does his awesome laugh at 5:15:  https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x874v

Daffy (barely more than an unnamed bit player in this short) was something new to moviegoers: an assertive, completely unrestrained, combative protagonist. Clampett later recalled:
"At that time, audiences weren't accustomed to seeing a cartoon character do these things. And so, when it hit the theaters it was an explosion. People would leave the theaters talking about this daffy duck."

The only aspects of the character that have remained consistent through the years are his voice characterization by Mel Blanc and his black feathers with a white neck ring. Blanc's characterization of Daffy once held the world record for the longest characterization of one animated character by their original actor: 52 years.  Daffy's slobbery, exaggerated lateral lisp was developed over time, and it is barely noticeable in the early cartoons.

"I'm not crazy, I just don't give a darn! WOO HOO! WOO HOO!"
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: ColeStratton on November 16, 2019, 10:24:15 PM
#8

Pinky and the Brain
(Pinky and the Brain)  #7 ColeStratton, #7 Johnny Unusual, #8 linszoid, #10 stethacantus, #15 Pak-Man

https://www.youtube.com/v/nhpGALWoQiM

Pinky and Brain are genetically enhanced laboratory mice who reside in a cage in the Acme Labs research facility.  Brain is self-centered and scheming, while Pinky is good-natured but feebleminded.

In each episode, Brain devises a new plan to take over the world which ultimately ends in failure: usually due to Pinky's idiocy, the impossibility of Brain's plan, Brain's own arrogance or overconfidence, or just circumstances beyond their control.

The Brain is voiced by Maurice LaMarche (of Futurama fame) and looks and sounds a little like Orson Welles.  He seems coldly unemotional, speaking in a snarky deadpan.
Pinky is voiced by Rob Paulsen (of TMNT fame) and is a genetically modified mouse who shares the same cage as Brain at Acme Labs. Pinky is an extremely unstable and hyperactive mouse. He has several verbal tics, such as "Narf", "Zort", "Poit" and "Troz" the last of which he started saying after noticing it was "Zort" in the mirror.

The series uses the work of many of the same voice actors for Animaniacs including Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell, Frank Welker, Nancy Cartwright, Janet Waldo and Jeff Bennett.  Celebrities such as Roddy McDowall, Nora Dunn, Townsend Coleman, Ernest Borgnine, Eric Idle, Dick Clark, Ed McMahon, Steve Allen, Joyce Brothers, Gavin MacLeod, John Tesh, Michael McKean, Garry Marshall, Mark Hamill, James Belushi and Steven Spielberg have all performed guest voice work for the series as well.

"Pinky: Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?
Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky - try to take over the world!"



For Pinky & The Brain fans, I leave you with this, which I pimped Moe & Rob out to do a few years ago and it went semi-viral..

https://youtu.be/6ze5kE2coe0


Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 17, 2019, 07:18:27 AM


For Pinky & The Brain fans, I leave you with this, which I pimped Moe & Rob out to do a few years ago and it went semi-viral..

https://youtube.com/v/6ze5kE2coe0


Fixed it for ya.  This forum has a very wonky approach to youtube embedding.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 17, 2019, 08:43:21 AM
#4

Rocky and Bullwinkle
(The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show)  #1 Anarchemist, #6 MartyS (Gromit), #8 RVR II, #11 Pak-Man, #14 stethacantus, #21 linszoid

https://www.youtube.com/v/ER7SvT8poi8

Rocket J. "Rocky" Squirrel is a plucky flying squirrel and best friend and ally of the western moose, Bullwinkle J. Moose, the “J” a reference to producer Jay Ward.

Rocky shared a house with Bullwinkle, in the fictional small town of Frostbite Falls, Minnesota.  Rocky and Bullwinkle would often have various adventures that usually saw them thwart the various schemes of the series' villains, Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale.

Voice actress June Foray was the voice of Rocky. Foray continued to voice the character in modern media depictions of Rocky and Bullwinkle until her death in 2017.

Bullwinkle attended college at "Wossamotta U" on a football scholarship. He is a long-time supporter of the Bull Moose Party, and at one time was the part-owner, part-governor of the island of Moosylvania. Bullwinkle is shown at numerous times to be quite wealthy; In seasons 1 and 2, he makes reference to having an Uncle Dewlap, who bequeathed Bullwinkle vast amounts of wealth (in the form of a cereal boxtop collection and an Upsidaisium mine).

(https://i.ibb.co/HF7GKc7/111111.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Fx68hQ6)

Bill Scott, Ward's partner and head writer of the series, was the original voice of Bullwinkle.

Representatives for Red Skelton contacted the producers claiming that Bullwinkle's voice was an unauthorized use of a character voice created and owned by Skelton for his character "Clem Kadiddlehopper". Jay Ward responded by having a segment on the show where Bullwinkle would address the issue . . . in a voice that was a deliberate imitation of Clem Kadiddlehopper.

The voice cast recorded together as a group, in the tradition of old radio shows. The recording sessions covered several episodes at a time, and different recording days were set aside for the various segments that comprised the show, with different groups of voice actors in attendance. For example, the main Rocky & Bullwinkle sessions would include Bill Scott (Bullwinkle, Fearless Leader, Gidney), June Foray (Rocky, Natasha), Paul Frees (Boris, Capt. Peachfuzz, Cloyd), and William Conrad (the narrator). Besides their regular characters, the cast would voice any other parts in the script, as necessary.

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“Rocky: (recognizing Boris's voice) That voice. Where have I heard that voice before?
Bullwinkle: In about 365 other episodes. But I don't know who it is either.”

Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 17, 2019, 08:52:44 AM

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---SHOUTOUTS---



Baby Huey
(Paramount cartoons)  NO VOTES

https://www.youtube.com/v/nkcJneh3cLI

Paramount had cartoons???  Yep.  They took over Fleischer studios which included Popeye and Betty Boop.  Paramount also turned out Herman and Katnip, Casper the Friendly Ghost, and Little Lulu.  Later on of course there were several great animated movies including Charlotte’s Web and Race For Your Life Charlie Brown.

Anyhow, Baby Huey was basically an overgrown dumbass who couldn’t fit in with the other normal-sized ducklings. A hungry fox would set his sights on Baby Huey and end up getting his clock cleaned.

He was a big star in the 50s.  You damn kids have no appreciation for HISTORY.

"Duhhhh... You wanna play with me!  Now I got YOU!!!"


Animalympics
(Animalympics)  NO VOTES

https://www.youtube.com/v/JMG-xelvvZcflash]

Not even a mention by anybody!  For shame.  Featuring the voices of Billy Crystal, Gilda Radner, and Harry Shearer.

Commissioned by NBC in 1978 as a TV movie to air alongside the 1980 Olympics.

When Jimmy carter boycotted the Moscow Summer Olympics the cartoon was shelved, later picked up by HBO and Showtime in 1984 and onward to our impressionable childlike minds.
 
It does feel pretty seventies for a mid-eighties cartoon doesn’t it?  In fact several seventies’ topical references were cut, as was much of the “Noah’s Ark disco” sequence which reportedly featured much smoking, drinking, and carousing.

“I'm the greatest animal champion *of all time!*”


Woody Woodpecker
(Walter Lantz cartoons)  NO VOTES

https://www.youtube.com/v/1E2BUELaC7Y

NO VOTES FOR WOODY WOODPECKER?  You gotta be shitting me…  Yep, not a single vote.  It’s gotta be the laugh, right?
Originally voiced by none other than Mel Blanc, then to be succeeded by Danny Webb, Kent Rogers, Ben Hardaway and finally Grace Stafford (wife of Walter Lantz).

One of the all-time great shit-disturbers.  The inspiration for the character came during the producer's honeymoon with his wife, Grace, in June Lake, California. A noisy acorn woodpecker outside their cabin kept the couple awake at night. Walter wanted to shoot the bird, but Gracie suggested that her husband make a cartoon about the bird, and thus Woody was born.

Kay Kyser's 1948 recording of the “Woody Woodpecker Song”, with Harry Babbitt's laugh interrupting vocalist Gloria Wood, became one of the biggest hit singles of 1948
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S1Cp-1zIeE

“Guess who? Wha ha hahaha! Wha ha hahaha! Hahahahahahahaha!”






https://www.youtube.com/v/jCkxupx2HAc
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: George-2.0 on November 17, 2019, 11:01:31 AM
I spaced on Woody Woodpecker, I'm shocked no one put him on a list. He's an all-star of talking animals.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I wish they left the titles in that Woody compilation. I remember The Dizzy Acrobat (an Oscar nominee - it lost to a Tom & Jerry toon) but the ones after escape me.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on November 17, 2019, 02:57:59 PM
I like Woody Woodpecker... but not enough to put him on my list.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 18, 2019, 01:56:37 AM
#3

Ren & Stimpy
(The Ren & Stimpy Show)  #1 RVR II, #5 Pak-Man, #5 stethacantus, #10 linszoid, #11 F-Zero, #18 fluncheon

https://www.youtube.com/v/eLAYcu-08tQ&list=PLFgRucV1oufUENL6LCm2H8SY0fh6Hp34e

Ren Höek is an emotionally unstable asthma-hound Chihuahu voiced by John Kricfalusi in seasons 1–2 and Billy West in seasons 3–5. Kricfalusi’s characterization is styled as a demented Peter Lorre; West’s as a combination of Burl Ives, Kirk Douglas, and a slight "south of the border accent".  Stimpson J. “Stimpy” Cat is a good-natured yet dimwitted cat voiced by Billy West as an “amped-up” Larry Fine.

(https://i.ibb.co/gMhsQg3/jjjj.jpg) (https://ibb.co/kgvYzcx)

Some notable artists and performers who voiced incidental characters on the show are Frank Zappa, Randy Quaid, Gilbert Gottfried, Rosie O'Donnell, Dom DeLuise, Phil Hartman, Mark Hamill, and Soleil Moon Frye.

Throughout its run, the show was controversial for its off-color and dark humor, sexual innuendos, adult jokes, and violence.

Doughty began to follow Gratzer's band, eventually sitting in on a song or two. The keyboard player was the leader, but several other band members were unhappy with the situation. On the last day of the university's spring semester, guitarist Joe Matt called the band's leader and told him that he, drummer Gratzer, and bassist Mike Blair had decided to leave the band to start a new one with Doughty.

“Ren: (on a car ride to the vet) I love a ride! Where are we going, anyways?
Stimpy: To see some very impotant people, a Miss Spay and a Mr. Neuter.”

Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on November 18, 2019, 05:04:30 AM
Excellent groovy countdown! Who knew there were so many memorable talking animals. We did, that's right.

I didn't know a lot of the voice actor info/trivia, good to know that Pinky was a Ninja Turtle voice actor and whatnot. Lot of legends in that field. The Darkwing Duck voice actor is in everything.

And Fozzie is the man. Or the bear. "Movin right along" is one badass song.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Pak-Man on November 18, 2019, 07:47:33 AM
Didn't expect to see Ren and Stimpy this far up the list. Color me pleasantly surprised!
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Darth Geek on November 18, 2019, 09:18:34 AM

And Fozzie is the man. Or the bear. "Movin right along" is one badass song.
Hey LA, where've you gone?
Send someone to fetch us, we're in Sasketchewan!

I wonder if someone bet Paul Williams he couldn't put Sasketchewan in a song.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on November 18, 2019, 11:41:38 AM
I liked Ren and Stimpy for a time... then it got WAY too gross for me, and remember I'm somebody who really loves South Park.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 18, 2019, 11:42:48 AM

And Fozzie is the man. Or the bear. "Movin right along" is one badass song.
Hey LA, where've you gone?
Send someone to fetch us, we're in Sasketchewan!

I wonder if someone bet Paul Williams he couldn't put Sasketchewan in a song.

Paul Williams and the Muppets go together like bacon and eggs.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 18, 2019, 11:51:38 AM
I liked Ren and Stimpy for a time... then it got WAY too gross for me, and remember I'm somebody who really loves South Park.

Well, you know the old saying; when you stare into the Cartman, the Cartman stares back.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 18, 2019, 05:21:56 PM
#2

Kermit the Frog
(Sesame Street, The Muppet Show)  #4 MartyS (Gromit), #5 Russoguru, #7 linszoid, #8 PsychoGoatee, #11 Johnny Unusual, #11 stethacantus, #17 Pak-Man


https://www.youtube.com/v/rRZ-IxZ46ng
https://www.youtube.com/v/WS3Lkc6Gzlk
https://www.youtube.com/v/9ioYfylg6J0


Very strange that a straight-frog would score so highly.  What is his appeal?  I don’t know but I like him.  I guess I didn’t vote for him because he’s too obvious but I regret it now after watching the videos.

Jim Henson originated the character in 1955 on his local television series, Sam and Friends. This prototype Kermit was created from a discarded spring coat belonging to Henson's mother and two ping pong ball halves for eyes.


https://www.youtube.com/v/shbgRyColvE
https://www.youtube.com/v/lYIRO97dhII
https://www.youtube.com/v/uWE3uF9u9-g


Brian Henson described his father's performance as Kermit as "coming out of his own personality—was a wry intelligence, a little bit of a naughtiness, but Kermit always loved everyone around and also loved a good prank."

“OK, well, we've done a lot for the music lovers on the show, so it's time we did something for the music haters. So here he is, as threatened, the Great Gonzo singing a song. Uh, those of you with hearing aids may wish to remove the batteries.”


https://www.youtube.com/v/tgbNymZ7vqY
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Darth Geek on November 18, 2019, 08:08:18 PM
Marvin Suggs: "Have you been sworn in?"
Kermit: "At, yes. In, no."
 ;D I love Kermit!
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 18, 2019, 11:33:35 PM
#1

Bugs Bunny
(Warner Brothers cartoons)  #1 Cjones, #2 Pak-Man, #3 Johnny Unusual, #5 MartyS (Gromit), #7 stethacantus, #11 linszoid, #14 RVR II, #15 F-Zero

https://www.youtube.com/v/OM6xvpzqCUA

We end our LOC with a predictable but deserved win by Bugs Bunny!  Flippant, insouciant; he is also characterized by a Brooklyn accent and his portrayal as a trickster.

Although appearing as an unnamed character in earlier shorts, the definitive character of Bugs is widely credited to have made his debut in director Tex Avery's Oscar-nominated film A Wild Hare (1940).

Mel Blanc voiced the character for almost 50 years, from Bugs' debut until Blanc's death in 1989. Blanc described the voice as a combination of Bronx and Brooklyn accents; however, Tex Avery claimed that he asked Blanc to give the character not a New York accent per se, but a voice like that of actor Frank McHugh, who frequently appeared in supporting roles in the 1930s and whose voice might be described as New York Irish.

Here is a list of what is considered by most to be the very best Bugs Bunny cartoons:


“A Wild Hare”
(https://i.ibb.co/CvCSrgq/MV5-BYzhi-NWYy-Y2-Yt-Ym-Zj-Yi00-Yjg0-LWI2-Mzkt-MWI3-MTBj-M2-Jk-Yzcz-Xk-Ey-Xk-Fqc-Gde-QXVy-Nj-Yy-ODY4-NDU-V1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/WF8RTZQ)
First appearance by the definitive Bugs, and Oscar-nominated to boot.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4053d


“Racketeer Rabbit”
(https://i.ibb.co/D9vdw2j/MV5-BODVl-NTRl-NWIt-MDlj-OS00-OWQ3-LWIz-YWYt-OTM1-ODI3-Nm-Iy-Zm-Fk-L2lt-YWdl-L2lt-YWdl-Xk-Ey-Xk-Fqc-Gde-QXVy-Nj-Yy-ODY4-NDU-V1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/y6Z2gjx)
Mel Blanc in top form with Bugs and Edward G. Robinson and Peter Lorre-soundalike gangsters.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3yh4d5


“Rabbit Fire”
(https://i.ibb.co/YhyVGBg/rabbit-fire.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
A 1951 Looney Tunes cartoon starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Elmer Fudd. Directed by Chuck Jones, the short is the first film in Jones' "hunting trilogy"—the other two films being Rabbit Seasoning and Duck! Rabbit, Duck!. It is also the first film to feature a feud between Bugs and Daffy.  Considered among Jones' best and most important films.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5y8042

“Rabbit Seasoning”
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3dska5

“Duck! Rabbit, Duck!”
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5y8c6b


“Rabbit of Seville”
(https://i.ibb.co/NYX1vQx/3629894423-93aaa07081.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
Features Bugs Bunny being chased by Elmer Fudd into the stage door of the Hollywood Bowl, whereupon Bugs tricks Elmer into going onstage, and participates in a break-neck operatic production of their chase accompanied by musical arrangements by Carl Stalling, focusing on Rossini's overture to The Barber of Seville.  Stalling's arrangement is remarkable in that the overture's basic structure is kept relatively intact.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2u8f09


“Duck Amuck”
(https://i.ibb.co/dLLkgR1/bugs-in-duck-amuck-jpg-600x0-q85-upscale.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
Starring Daffy Duck, who is tormented by a seemingly sadistic, initially unseen animator, who constantly changes Daffy's locations, clothing, voice, physical appearance and even shape. Pandemonium reigns throughout the cartoon as Daffy attempts to steer the action back to some kind of normality, only for the animator to either ignore him or, more frequently, to over-literally interpret his increasingly frantic demands.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5yczh1


“Hair-Raising Hare”
(https://i.ibb.co/J28GJgK/hqdefault.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
Features the first appearance of Chuck Jones' imposing orange monster character, unnamed here, but in later cartoons named "Bruda" and then "Gossamer".
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2fbvxv


“Baseball Bugs”
(https://i.ibb.co/w7dxw1X/Baseball-Bugs-12.jpg) (https://ibb.co/hcgtZvj)
Bugs Bunny singlehandedly defeats the "Gas-House Gorillas", a baseball team of hulking, cigar-chomping bullies. The cartoon has been called Bugs "at his best" and is still referenced by baseball fans and observers.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tj0co


“What’s Opera Doc?”
(https://i.ibb.co/Y074cp8/1-sban-PWirq9-BEH2-KVTv-DZ2-Q-1210x642.jpg) (https://ibb.co/xFSK1JG)
Features Elmer Fudd chasing Bugs Bunny through a parody of 19th-century classical composer Richard Wagner's operas, particularly Der Ring des Nibelungen, Der Fliegende Holländer, and Tannhäuser. It borrows heavily from the second opera in the "Ring Cycle" Die Walküre, woven around the standard Bugs-Elmer conflict.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x35sg3h


“Hillbilly Hare”
(https://i.ibb.co/ZhH0XmZ/image-w1280.jpg) (https://ibb.co/tbZ9KXd)
“Bugs is vacationing in the Ozarks and stumbles into the territory of two hillbilly brothers, Curt and Punkin'head Martin. The brothers figure Bugs as being a member of the clan they are feuding with and make several attempts to shoot him. Bugs foils them each time. Curt and Punkin'head are determined to get revenge on Bugs for their humiliation.”
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5y6hf2


“Broomstick Bunny”
(https://i.ibb.co/Y7TPV2F/4ecedf7a619d0db953311b029e10fe67.jpg) (https://ibb.co/XZkjGXr)
June Foray steals the show here. Foray reprised her role as Witch Hazel.  This short also contains quite possibly the best work of Phil De Guard, probably the best background artist ever to work for Warner Brothers. His use of line and color to convey mood goes unmatched. Every background conveys the perspective necessary for the short while taking the visual design in weird and imaginative new directions.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5y8dlo


“Tortoise Beats Hare” & “Tortoise Wins By a Hare”
(https://i.ibb.co/p3w6p8Z/tlg92-D2-EEIOep-Ne-ISM2-TFGZwq-Jw.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)
Bob Clampett and Tex Avery never quite mastered Bugs Bunny the way Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng would. McKimson, McKimson’s rounded, toothy rendering of Bugs Bunny feels at odds with Bugs as we know him. That said, Bugs makes an excellent antagonist against Cecil Turtle. These two shorts give us a chance to see Bugs beaten at his own game, and Bugs loses almost as well as he wins.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4sxfrl
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6hffqb


“Rabbit Hood”
(https://i.ibb.co/C2DTZfy/Bugs-Bunny-720x404.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cLV7Hj9)
The Sheriff of Nottingham makes a wonderful antagonist for Bugs; he almost seems like a British Yosemite Sam. Chuck Jones’ versatility knows no bounds as he voices Bugs, the Sheriff, Little John, and all of Bugs’ various disguises. This short stands out for its many callbacks and intentionally overlong gags. It also culminates in one of the most unexpected but memorable endings Looney Tunes ever did.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2fe9y1


“Wackiki Wabbit”
(https://i.ibb.co/hKb76sP/640full-wackiki-wabbit-screenshot.jpg) (https://ibb.co/NL5Vvx8)
Wackiki Wabbit contains an experimental use of strongly graphic, nearly abstract backgrounds. The title is a double play on words, with "Wackiki" suggesting both the island setting (as in "Waikiki") as well as suggesting "wacky" (crazy) along with the usual Elmer Fudd speech pronunciation of "rabbit", although Elmer does not appear in this picture.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ks9ey


“8 Ball bunny”
(https://i.ibb.co/s9bYHZn/14.jpg) (https://ibb.co/LdY753m)
A less-often seen outing but with an epic scope.  During their departure, the Ice Frolics crew forget their star performer, "Playboy" Penguin. Playboy is found by Bugs Bunny, who vows to take him home. But upon discovering penguins come from the South Pole, exclaims "Ooh, I'm dyin'!" 
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3ip4nu


“Eeeeeeh, watch me paste that pathetic palooka with a powerful, pachydermous, percussion pitch.”
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 18, 2019, 11:34:45 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/r3gvDwn/mrz.jpg) (https://imgbb.com/)


..uhh yeah...


On behalf of myself and Mickey Rat:

 https://www.youtube.com/v/EfaGl5fL7xM

Hope you enjoyed it!

Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: RVR II on November 19, 2019, 02:22:26 AM
Here's my list:
1-Ren & Stimpy
2-Robot Chicken
3-Pink Panther
4-Snoopy
5-Woodstock
6-Road Runner
7-Wile E Coyote
8-Rocky & Bullwinkle
9-Tom & Jerry
10-Speedy Gonzalez
11-Sylvester the cat
12-Tweety
13-Scooby doo
14-Bugs bunny
15-Hong kong phooey
16-Dino
17-Garfield
18-Daffy duck
19-Foghorn leghorn
20-Porky pig
21-Yogi bear
22-Winnie the pooh
23-Grape Ape
24-Snaggle Puss
25-Doggie Daddy

Thanks for hosting F-0 ;D
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 19, 2019, 04:47:30 AM
1.   Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes)
2.   Daffy Duck
3.   Bugs Bunny
4.   Scrooge McDuck
5.   Jake the Dog (Adventure Time)
6.   Mr. Peanutbutter (Bojack Horseman)
7.   The Brain (Pinky and the Brain)
8.   Fozzie Bear
9.   Foghorn Leghorn
10.   Mojo Jojo (The Powerpuff Girls)
11.   Kermit the Frog
12.   Rowlf the dog   
13.   Winnie the Pooh
14.   Sugar Bear (Sugar Crisp Cereal)
15.   The Goofy Gophers (Looney Tunes)
16.   Rocket Raccoon (Marvel Comics)
17.   Sam & Max: Freelance Police
18.   Barnabas (Sandman)
19.   Tuca (Tuca and Bertie)
20.   T-Rex (Dinosaur Comics)
21.   Miss Piggy
22.   Flintheart Glomgold
23.   The Cat (Red Dwarf)
24.   Darkwing Duck
25.   Michigan J. Frog (One Froggy Evening, Looney Tunes)

Characters I considered but didn't make it.:

Mr. Mind (DC Comics)
Anansi (Mythology)
Bojack Horseman
Remy (Ratatouille)
Koala (Hunter X Hunter) He's the world's deadliest Koala.
Axl and Bull Gator (Taz-Mania)
Dr. Zaius (Planet of the Apes)
K9 (Doctor Who)
Howard the Duck
Big Bird
Bertie (Tuca and Bertie)
Bandit (We3)
Sun Wukong (Journey to the West)
Kemlo Caeser, Hyperdog (Top 10)
The Cowardly Lion (The Wizard of Oz)
Detective Chimp
Ebichu
Flying Pig (Kids in the Hall)
Gadget Hackwrench (Rescue Rangers)
Ren Hoek (Ren & Stimpy)
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: stethacantus on November 19, 2019, 06:07:40 AM





Not bad. 21 out of 25 of my submissions made the final LoC. The only time I did better was 26 out of 25 for the L&H LoC.  ( Only one other member here has that record. ) Also pretty good was nothing made the LoC that I can say I didn't think of. Although I did remember I forgot characters from the comic strip Krazy Kat, not remembering them until I saw an Ignatz figurine in a comic book shop a week ago. Even a lot of the characters I cut made the LoC. So, almost no regrets this time around.

#1 Howard the Duck
#2 Earthworm Jim
#3 Foghorn Leghorn
#4 Evil the Cat
#5 Ren & Stimpy
#6 Rocket Raccoon
#7 Buggs Bunny
#8 Daffy Duck
#9 Professor Bobo
#10 Pinkey & The Brain
#11 Kermit the frog
#12 Piglet
#13 Dr Zaius
#14 Bullwinkle & Rocky
#15 Porky Pig
#16 Fozzie Bear
#17 Caesar
#18 Cornelius

#19 Zira
(https://i.imgur.com/cGF1aY5.jpg)
Didn't make the list. Which is a shame as her husband did. Actually Cornelius and Zira were basically a tie, which I broke by listing them in the order they are usually refereed to  as a couple in films and comic books, with the husband being mentioned first. Although I am beginning to wonder if Kim Hunter gave the stronger performance as an ape in the original film series.

#20 Babe the Pig
#21 Mrs Piggy

#22 Mr Limpet
(https://i.imgur.com/0DY7RGk.jpg)
I would have liked to see if this character got disqualified.  In the movie, Mr. Limpet is a human, played by Don Knots. After singing a song about how much he wishes he was a fish, he accidentally falls off a pier and magically turns into a cartoon fish, who in turn helps America win World War II by alerting  battleships to enemy submarines.  But basically, he is a human transformed into an animal, so ? ?  ?  ?  ? 

#23 Brian Griffin

#24 Scrappy Doo
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c6/Scrappy-doo.png)
Okay, Scooby made the list but Scrappy didn't?

#25 Monkey King
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/A_Modern_Journey_to_the_West7.jpg)
I couldn't have a list of fictional talking animals without the legendary Chinese Monkey King. Although once again, as it didn't make the final LoC, I wonder if he would have been disqualified for being a god?
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 19, 2019, 06:24:16 AM
My list:

1   Ranbow Dash (My Little Pony Freindship Is Magic)
2   The Pink Panther
3   Foghorn Leghorn
4   Kermit the frog
5   Bugs Bunny
6   Bullwinkle J. Moose
7   Twilight Sparkle (My Little Pony Freindship Is Magic)
8   Oogway (Kung Fu Panda)
9   Dory (Finding Nemo)
10   Mr. Ed (TV Show of the same name)
11   Mr. Fox (The Fantastic Mr. Fox)
12   Rango (Rango 2011)
13   Po (Kung Fu Panda)
14   Mr. Beaver (Narnia series)
15   Nemo (Finding Nemo)
16   Master Shivu (Kung Fu Panda)
17   Rocky the Flying Squirrel
18   Mumble (Happy Feet)
19   Winnie the Pooh
20   Miss Piggy
21   Big Bird
22   Mickey Mouse
23   Donkey (Shrek movies)
24   Yogi Bear
25   Babe (Babe 1995)
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: George-2.0 on November 19, 2019, 06:39:15 AM
What a SHOCKER! I never saw this coming!!! Muppets and Bugs Bunny -gasp-

oh, okay, I'm being a smart ass - this was totally predictable.   ;)

All of mine made it except for Underdog and Darwin the cat from the film April and the Extraordinary World

I didn't stray beyond my 25, once I had it, I quit. Though I did consider the monkey king for about a second and a half. I figured he was a diety and might not count, so I left him off (BTW I watched Wan Laiming's animated film "The Monkey King/Havoc in Heaven", not long ago -for a 'best animated films' list I was working on at Letterboxd- and highly recommend it.)

(https://media.movieassets.com/static/images/items/movies/posters/500/100/the-monkey-king-2966cb570f56f01779ab937d443699fc.jpg)

Thanks for hosting this amazing colossal list F-Zero, it was a kick.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 19, 2019, 06:50:33 AM
Yeah, it was a lot of fun.  Thanks for hosting!
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Pak-Man on November 19, 2019, 07:23:23 AM
Here's mine:

1. Sam and Max (Sam & Max Hit the Road)
2. Bugs Bunny (Looney Tunes)
3. Darkwing Duck (Disney)
4. Roger Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)
5. Ren and Stimpy (Ren and Stimpy)
6. Rocket Raccoon (Guardians of the Galaxy)
7. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Donatello, if I have to pick one.)
8. Howard the Duck (The Marvel Comics one)
9. Scrooge McDuck (Disney)
10. Iago (Disney's Aladdin)
11. Rocky & Bullwinkle (The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show)
12. Fozzie Bear (The Muppets)
13. Spider-Ham (Marvel Comics)'
14. The Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland)
15. Pinky and the Brain (Animaniacs)
16. Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog)
17. Kermit the Frog (Muppets)
18. Winnie the Pooh (Winnie the Pooh)
19. Daffy Duck (Looney Tunes)
20. Top Cat (Hanna Barbara)
21. Earthworm Jim
22. Huckleberry Hound (Hanna Barbara)
23. Donald Duck (Disney)
24. Plucky Duck (Tiny Toons)
25. Mr. Ed (Mr. Ed)
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: linszoid on November 19, 2019, 08:27:24 AM
So No Rollergator?
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 19, 2019, 08:34:27 AM
yw, yw.  It was my pleasure.

I had only a single entry that didn't make it, Opus.  Surprised nobody else voted for him.

Advice to anyone who hosts; keep your writeups short; nobody really reads them.  A few times I put in stuff just to see.  I wrote something fucked up for Timon & Pumba and for Ren & Stimpy I pasted a block of text from the REO Speedwagon wiki and nobody noticed.

I watched SOOO many cartoons in the last 20 days haha.  It was fun.

Just curious if anyone ever heard of Mickey Rat before this LOC?
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 19, 2019, 08:35:35 AM
So No Rollergator?

Not a single vote.  You guys sure talk big about Rollergator..
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Pak-Man on November 19, 2019, 09:13:54 AM
I adore the riff. The titular gator, not so much.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: PsychoGoatee on November 19, 2019, 09:51:12 AM
Good stuff, good times! Here's to the mighty LoC, and the ever charismatic and cool talking animals. Well done!

Bugs is great for sure, and Kermit is tremendous. Thumbs up folks
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on November 19, 2019, 10:45:10 AM
I love Bugs bunny... but he's too much of a smartass for my taste.
1.   Rocket Raccoon
2.   Scrooge Mcduck
3.   Cosmo
4.   Yogi Bear
5.   Kermit
6.   The Frog King (South Park)
7.   The Sparrow Prince (South Park)
8.   The Catata Fish (South Park)
9.   Snoopy
10.   Garfield
11.   Donald Duck
12.   Mickey Mouse
13.   Chip and Dale
14.   Itchy and Scratchy
15.   Duckman
16.   Happy (Fairy Tail)
17.   Danger Mouse
18.   Aslan
19.   Cornfed
20.   Wally Gator
21.   Boo Boo Bear
22.   Snagglepuss
23.   Huckleberry hound
24.   Lion-O
25.   Droopy

Thanks for hosting F-Zero!!!
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 19, 2019, 12:39:50 PM
I love Bugs bunny... but he's too much of a smartass for my taste.

Thanks for hosting F-Zero!!!

Same, after watching a bunch of Bugs shorts in a row.  Someone said Foghorn was annoying bec of Mel Blanc's voice and I think the same applies here.  Might be oversaturation.

My pleasure, sir.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: linszoid on November 19, 2019, 01:17:24 PM
1   Martin the Warrior (Redwall)
2   Brian Griffin
3   Huan (The Silmarillion)
4   Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes)(Tell me if this doesn't count)
5   Napolean (Animal Farm)
6   Aslan
7   Kermit the Frog
8   Pinky and The Brain (Pinky and the Brain)
9   Fox McCloud
10   Ren and Stimpy
11   Bugs Bunny
12   Scrooge McDuck
13   Itchy and Scratchy(Simpsons)
14   Baloo (Jungle Book)
15   Darkwing Duck
16   Roger Rabbit
17   Mickey Mouse
18   Bagheera (Jungle Book)
19   Dogbert
20   Garfield
21   Bullwinkle the Moose and Rocky the Flying Squirrel
22   Timon and Pumba (Lion King)
23   Buck Bundy(Married with children)
24   Tigger(Winnie the Pooh)
25   Mr. Ed
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: George-2.0 on November 19, 2019, 03:27:15 PM
yw, yw.  It was my pleasure.

I had only a single entry that didn't make it, Opus.  Surprised nobody else voted for him.

Advice to anyone who hosts; keep your writeups short; nobody really reads them.  A few times I put in stuff just to see.  I wrote something fucked up for Timon & Pumba and for Ren & Stimpy I pasted a block of text from the REO Speedwagon wiki and nobody noticed.

I watched SOOO many cartoons in the last 20 days haha.  It was fun.

Just curious if anyone ever heard of Mickey Rat before this LOC?

I have and had some familiarity with underground comix back in the 70s -Crumb, Pekar, Armstrong, so I was aware of Mickey.

As for write-ups, I read what I'm interested in, and when hosting, I write for those who might be - and I write for myself. I went back not long ago and re-read all the old Twilight Zone LoC entries, and went through the Westerns list again. Both were fun reads. But yeah, while I read several entries here, I skipped Ren & Stimpy for example, because I don't have an interest in them, never liked 'em. It just depends on how into the subject I am (for the Beatles - I read pretty much every line)
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 19, 2019, 05:29:28 PM
yw, yw.  It was my pleasure.

I had only a single entry that didn't make it, Opus.  Surprised nobody else voted for him.

Advice to anyone who hosts; keep your writeups short; nobody really reads them.  A few times I put in stuff just to see.  I wrote something fucked up for Timon & Pumba and for Ren & Stimpy I pasted a block of text from the REO Speedwagon wiki and nobody noticed.

I watched SOOO many cartoons in the last 20 days haha.  It was fun.

Just curious if anyone ever heard of Mickey Rat before this LOC?

I have and had some familiarity with underground comix back in the 70s -Crumb, Pekar, Armstrong, so I was aware of Mickey.

As for write-ups, I read what I'm interested in, and when hosting, I write for those who might be - and I write for myself. I went back not long ago and re-read all the old Twilight Zone LoC entries, and went through the Westerns list again. Both were fun reads. But yeah, while I read several entries here, I skipped Ren & Stimpy for example, because I don't have an interest in them, never liked 'em. It just depends on how into the subject I am (for the Beatles - I read pretty much every line)

Ah so.  Thx for the feedback. 

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Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: RVR II on November 19, 2019, 05:53:44 PM
Oh my.. I think I've gone cross eyed  :o
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: George-2.0 on November 19, 2019, 06:11:23 PM
That's how I normally see the world. What with my kaleidoscope eyes...
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 20, 2019, 07:36:33 AM
You know what I like about the impeachment hearings?  Talking humans.  I've had my fill of puppets and cartoons for a while.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Darth Geek on November 20, 2019, 08:00:14 AM
You know what I like about the impeachment hearings?  Talking humans.  I've had my fill of puppets and cartoons for a while.
No, the Republicans are all puppets.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: Russoguru on November 20, 2019, 08:59:24 AM
You know what I like about the impeachment hearings?  Talking humans.  I've had my fill of puppets and cartoons for a while.
No, the Republicans are all puppets.
Mostly because they have hands up all their asses.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 20, 2019, 09:31:19 AM
LOLOLOLOL
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 20, 2019, 06:57:57 PM
Do I host an ideas thread for #121?  Or does someone else do it?
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: George-2.0 on November 20, 2019, 08:14:33 PM
Do I host an ideas thread for #121?  Or does someone else do it?

Normally the host (you) ask for submission and post the poll... but I think Johnny's taken up that task on occasion for others. It's up to you - if you wanna pass on that I'm sure one of us (myself included) would be happy to do it for you.
Title: Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
Post by: F-Zero on November 20, 2019, 08:29:11 PM
Someone do it for me my lumbago is acting up.