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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #75 on: November 07, 2019, 06:03:05 PM »
No, seriously, what's the REAL #32 entry?



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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #77 on: November 07, 2019, 10:14:31 PM »
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Babe the Pig
(Babe)  #6 Cjones, #20 stethacantus, #25 MartyS (Gromit)

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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".

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

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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.

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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #78 on: November 07, 2019, 10:53:11 PM »
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Moro
(Princess Mononoke)  #10 George-2.0, #14 Cjones

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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

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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.

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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #79 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


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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #81 on: November 08, 2019, 04:24:16 AM »
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Earthworm Jim
(Earthworm Jim)  #2 stethacantus, #21 Pak-Man

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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

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

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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.”

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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #82 on: November 08, 2019, 09:52:32 PM »
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Aslan
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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."

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Mickey Mouse
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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.'

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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #83 on: November 08, 2019, 09:54:11 PM »


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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #84 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.


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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #85 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.


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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #86 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.


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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #87 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!


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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #88 on: November 10, 2019, 07:42:27 AM »
It's why the 30-10 spots are usually the most interesting to me.


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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #89 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! :)