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Offline George-2.0

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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #90 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.
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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #91 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.


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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #92 on: November 10, 2019, 06:38:07 PM »
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Lago
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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.

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

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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.

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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #93 on: November 10, 2019, 06:53:28 PM »
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The Cheshire Cat
(Alice in Wonderland)  #4 Cjones, #14 Pak-Man

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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. 

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

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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/

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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #94 on: November 10, 2019, 07:06:21 PM »
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Fritz the Cat
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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.

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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #95 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.


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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #96 on: November 10, 2019, 09:19:50 PM »
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Sebastian the Crab
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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.

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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #97 on: November 10, 2019, 09:55:05 PM »
Attack his weak point for massive damage. I'll have the boiled Sebastian please.


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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #98 on: November 11, 2019, 05:19:39 AM »
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Lago
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You've never seen this movie have you?  Or read Othello.


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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #99 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.


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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #100 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.


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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #101 on: November 11, 2019, 09:53:25 AM »
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Lago
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You've never seen this movie have you?  Or read Othello.



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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #102 on: November 11, 2019, 10:39:16 AM »
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Mrs Brisby
(Secret of NIMH)  #2 Cjones, #11 ColeStratton

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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".

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

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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.

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Snoopy
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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)

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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(?).

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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #103 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...


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Re: List of Crap #120: Top 50 Fictional Talking Animals!
« Reply #104 on: November 11, 2019, 10:53:44 AM »
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H.R. Pufinstuf
(H.R. Pufinstuf)  #3 F-Zero, #8 fluncheon

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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.

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