Big Mouth Billy Bass is an Animated novelty decoration first made in 1999, and is the first of many singing taxidermy fish and animals made by Gemmy Industries. He is undoubtedly one of their most popular items ever. He is a largemouth bass mounted on a wooden plaque with a golden nameplate bearing his name underneath him. When activated, Billy Bass springs to life, flapping his tail and moving his head outward and off the plaque as he sings and moves his mouth to the words.
Big Mouth Billy Bass: the original version, 1999.
Big Mouth Billy Bones: A skeletal, halloween version, 1999.
Big Mouth Billy Bass sings for the Holidays: A christmas version wearing a Christmas hat and a jingle bell. Two versions were made, a blues version in 1999, and a country version in 2000.
Big Mouth Billy Bass Superstar: A tabletop figurine of Billy Bass, who is now completely without a plaque and standing on a black base, holding a microphone in his fin, 2000.
Big Mouth Billy Bass Jr: A remake of Billy Bass with a new overall design, including a round plaque, 2004.
Big Mouth Billy Bass REC+PLAY: A remake of Billy Bass that is considerably smaller than the originals, however this version has the ability to record a message and play it back in addition to the song, 2009-2011.
Big Mouth Billy Bass: 15th Anniversary Edition: a remake of Billy Bass created in celebration of his 15th anniversary, now appearing similar to Big Mouth Billy Bass Jr., 2014-2015.
Big Mouth Billy Bones: 15th Anniversary Edition: a remake of Billy Bones created in celebration of his 15th anniversary. He now has a rounded black plaque and red LEDs in his eyes and mouth, 2014-2015.
Singing Zombie Fish: A remake of Big Mouth Billy Bones, 2015.
Big Mouth Billy Bass Sings for the Holidays: 15th anniversary edition: a remake of billy bass sings for the holidays, now lacking a jingle bell on his tail.
Big Mouth Billy Bass: Survivor: A remake of Billy Bass released in 2018. He has the appearance of Billy Bass Jr and the 15th anniversary edition, however has improved movements and was sold exclusively at Cracker Barrel, 2018.