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19th Aug '16 5:26:58 PM kataangluvr
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* WebVideo/FightingLeaf has a sidekick called Husky the Wolf who is a talking wolf puppet.
7th Aug '16 5:47:14 PM nombretomado
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* Detective Chimp in TheDCU can actually communicate with all animals, but according to him humans are the best conversationalists. His old friend [[HeroicDog Rex the Wonderdog]] has the same ability; they both gained it as a side-effect of drinking from the fountain of youth. Strangely, both of them were impressive and intelligent before drinking from the fountain; all it did was make communication easier for them.

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* Detective Chimp in TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU can actually communicate with all animals, but according to him humans are the best conversationalists. His old friend [[HeroicDog Rex the Wonderdog]] has the same ability; they both gained it as a side-effect of drinking from the fountain of youth. Strangely, both of them were impressive and intelligent before drinking from the fountain; all it did was make communication easier for them.
2nd Aug '16 10:24:46 AM Willbyr
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* ''KimbaTheWhiteLion'', anyone? Not to mention that they literally all speak to HUMANS! And they learn the dub language in like 5 seconds!

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* ''KimbaTheWhiteLion'', ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'', anyone? Not to mention that they literally all speak to HUMANS! And they learn the dub language in like 5 seconds!



* Meowth of the Team Rocket trio from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. The anime shows through {{flashback}}s just how hard it was for him to learn to say something other than "Meowth", which other members of his species say. One could consider Meowth some manner of prodigy, as he is also capable of translating [[AnimalTalk "Pokémon"]] to human language from species of Pokémon other than his own. This mastery of human speech also came at a cost though: he can't really learn any new moves (not even Pay Day, Meowth's signature move) apart from ones that involve scratching or perhaps biting.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
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Meowth of the Team Rocket trio from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.trio. The anime shows through {{flashback}}s just how hard it was for him to learn to say something other than "Meowth", which other members of his species say. One could consider Meowth some manner of prodigy, as he is also capable of translating [[AnimalTalk "Pokémon"]] to human language from species of Pokémon other than his own. This mastery of human speech also came at a cost though: he can't really learn any new moves (not even Pay Day, Meowth's signature move) apart from ones that involve scratching or perhaps biting.
24th Jul '16 8:18:13 PM PaulA
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* Played with in ''The Raven and the Reindeer'', a fairy tale retelling by Creator/UrsulaVernon. The heroine thinks she's met a talking raven, but it explains that actually it's just a raven and she's acquired a magical ability to understand the speech of birds. [[spoiler:Near the end of the book, it admits that it ''can'' speak human speech as well, but doesn't like to because it's difficult and hurts its throat.]]

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* Played with in ''The Raven and the Reindeer'', a fairy tale retelling by Creator/UrsulaVernon. The heroine Gerta thinks she's met a talking raven, but it explains that actually it's just a raven and she's acquired a magical ability to understand the speech of birds. Later, she encounters a raft of magical otters who can talk in human speech because their mistress felt it was beneath her to learn otter language. [[spoiler:Near the end of the book, it after Gerta loses the ability to understand raven speech, the raven admits that it ''can'' speak can talk in human speech as well, but doesn't like to because it's difficult and hurts its throat.]]
24th Jul '16 8:15:09 PM PaulA
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* One of the hallmarks of Creator/CSLewis's ''{{Narnia}}''. Note that Talking Animals are specific creatures (in fact, the Beavers are [[CivilizedAnimal Civilized Animals]], and Reepicheep is more-or-less a FunnyAnimal) and are differentiated from ordinary, non-talking animals, which can still be eaten or used for labor.
* Creator/PeterSBeagle's ''A Fine And Private Place'' features a talking raven.
* EdgarAllanPoe did this with his famous poem, ''The Raven''.

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* One of the hallmarks of Creator/CSLewis's ''{{Narnia}}''.''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''. Note that Talking Animals are specific creatures (in fact, the Beavers are [[CivilizedAnimal Civilized Animals]], and Reepicheep is more-or-less a FunnyAnimal) and are differentiated from ordinary, non-talking animals, which can still be eaten or used for labor.
* Creator/PeterSBeagle's ''A Fine And Private Place'' ''Literature/AFineAndPrivatePlace'' features a talking raven.
raven, though it's suggested that the raven is an ordinary raven and the unusual thing is that Jonathan Rebeck can understand it.
* EdgarAllanPoe Creator/EdgarAllanPoe did this with his famous poem, ''The Raven''.


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* Played with in ''The Raven and the Reindeer'', a fairy tale retelling by Creator/UrsulaVernon. The heroine thinks she's met a talking raven, but it explains that actually it's just a raven and she's acquired a magical ability to understand the speech of birds. [[spoiler:Near the end of the book, it admits that it ''can'' speak human speech as well, but doesn't like to because it's difficult and hurts its throat.]]
14th Jul '16 8:51:17 AM BuddyBoy600alt
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* All the Digimon from ''Anime/{{Digimon}}''.
10th Jul '16 9:00:07 PM Sharysa
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* The animal-gods of ''PrincessMononoke'' can speak through telepathy. Definitely not played for laughs, since they are very dignified and ''massive'' {{Dire Beast}}s. The wolf-goddess Moro and the boar-god Okkoto are the size of elephants.
4th Jul '16 1:59:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* Anyone in ''Literature/OfFearAndFaith'' who isnít a [[PettingZooPeople petting zoo person]] is this, with [[TheObiWan Noble]] and [[TheChooserOfTheOne Vatra]] being the most prominent examples.

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* Anyone in ''Literature/OfFearAndFaith'' who isnít a [[PettingZooPeople petting zoo person]] is this, with [[TheObiWan Noble]] Noble and [[TheChooserOfTheOne Vatra]] being the most prominent examples.
2nd Jul '16 11:33:02 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Bionicle}}'' has a few, such as Tahtorak.

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* ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' has a few, such as Tahtorak.
27th Jun '16 2:56:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* In JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos The Orphans of Chaos]]'', the dog Lelaps.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos The Orphans of Chaos]]'', the dog Lelaps.



* ''AnimalFarm''

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* All of the prehistoric animals on {{Dinotopia}} have their own languages. Some of them even speak human languages.

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* All of the prehistoric animals on {{Dinotopia}} Literature/{{Dinotopia}} have their own languages. Some of them even speak human languages.



* In the {{Belgariad}} series, Polgara casts a spell to let the Emporer's bird speak, in order to convince him exactly who she is. The animals in general have their own languages that sorcerers can learn. Wolves in particular, seem to have human level intelligence, and one of them can understand human speech, and implies that she could speak it if she wanted to, but is worried about biting her tongue.

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* In the {{Belgariad}} Literature/{{Belgariad}} series, Polgara casts a spell to let the Emporer's bird speak, in order to convince him exactly who she is. The animals in general have their own languages that sorcerers can learn. Wolves in particular, seem to have human level intelligence, and one of them can understand human speech, and implies that she could speak it if she wanted to, but is worried about biting her tongue.
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