Talking Typography

Letters, numbers and other typographical symbols that talk.


Examples:

Advertising
  • There was a clay-animated ad for Cadbury's Crunchie bars where a bar turned into the word "Crunchie". The letters didn't talk, though—they just ate each other. Nightmare Fuel?

Live-Action TV

Toys
  • Part of the wave of 1980s Transformers knockoffs were a line of letters and numbers that turn into robots. There may not have been a backstory.

Video Games
  • Most of the characters in 3 in Three, starting with the protagonist, Ms. 3.
  • The Unown from Pokémon resemble the 26 letters of the Latin alphabet as well as a question mark and an exclamation point, but the only thing they can actually say are their own names.
  • Darwinians in Darwinia are frequently referred to as "glyphs".

Web Animation

Webcomics

Western Animation
  • The children's show WordWorld has animals that are made of letters.
  • ReBoot featured numerous numerals throughout Mainframe, most prominently 7, 8 and 9.