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Get ready to feel some serious nostalgia after reading through this list of the top 80s cartoons. Let's face it. The best cartoons of the 1980s helped to shape an entire generation. Whether we were dreaming of hanging out with chipmunk brothers or becoming a stealthy turtle who loves eating pizza in gutters, the 80s made for some pretty amazing television. This list contains funny 80s cartoons and action-packed 80s animations. 
 
Was there ever a better cartoon than The Simpsons? This show chronicles the lives of The Simpsons, a family from Springfield, IL., who always seem to make life a little more interesting (thanks, Homer). Created by Matt Groening in 1989, this classic timepiece is still on the air today, and it's the one 80s animation that holds the record for the longest running American animation of all time.  
 

Other good 80s shows like DuckTales and The Gummi Bears also appear on this list of 1980s cartoon shows. The Transformers was a favorite 1980s TV show and it eventually became a series of blockbuster films. The Transformers aired from 1984-1987.

Where does your favorite 1980s show fall on this list? You can even vote on this list of the best cartoons of the 1980s to make sure your favorite 80s cartoon ends up in the No. 1 spot! Woohoo! GO 80s. 
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825 146
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
DuckTales 1987

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2
741 164
He-Man and the Masters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added He-Man and the Masters of the Universe 1983 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

3
748 153
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

4
680 176
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

5
665 180
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 1989

6
675 168
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
The Smurfs 1981

7
687 171
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

8
677 176
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

9
689 181
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

10
597 186
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Garfield and Friends 1988 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

11
545 216
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

12
564 233
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
G.I. Joe 1983

13
514 238
Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

14
580 194
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

15
582 246
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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16
524 226
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

17
411 231
Voltron is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Voltron 1984

18
413 262
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

19
391 256
She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

20
199 130
The Super Mario Bros. Super Sh... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
The Toxic Walrus added The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! 1989

21
399 238
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats 1984

22
425 262
Snorks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Snorks 1984

23
339 209
Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

24
309 226
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids 1972 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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255 255
M.A.S.K. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added M.A.S.K. 1985

26
317 254
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Dungeons & Dragons 1983

27
304 231
The Flintstone Kids is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added The Flintstone Kids 1986

28
333 230
Pound Puppies is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

29
117 56
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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30
334 235
The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

31
357 274
Rainbow Brite is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

32
374 300
Jem is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Jem 1985

33
146 133
Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestlin... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Eric Lima added Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling 1985

34
256 236
ALF: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added ALF: The Animated Series 1987

35
256 232
DangerMouse is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added DangerMouse 1981

36
274 249
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

37
96 70
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

38
221 245
The Wuzzles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

39
183 247
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

40
216 254
SilverHawks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added SilverHawks 1986

41
205 257
Shirt Tales is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Shirt Tales 1982-09-18

42
165 254
The Centurions is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added The Centurions 1985

43
199 252
Star Wars: Ewoks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Star Wars: Ewoks 1985

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44
202 265
Popples is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Popples 1986-09-13

45
151 248
Challenge of the GoBots is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Challenge of the GoBots 1984

46
206 237
The New Adventures of Jonny Qu... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

47
134 274
Captain N: The Game Master is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Captain N: The Game Master 1989

48
46 46
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
mmkmmkmmk added Dragon Ball Z 1989

49
151 245
The Herculoids is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added The Herculoids 1967

50
152 258
The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin 1986