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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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DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
DuckTales 1987

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+ - 731 160
He-Man and the Masters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe 1983 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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+ - 741 147
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

4
+ - 675 170
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 658 174
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 666 164
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
The Smurfs 1981

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+ - 677 168
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 665 172
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 680 177
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 588 183
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

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+ - 540 210
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 558 227
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
G.I. Joe 1983

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+ - 508 229
Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 572 189
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 575 239
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 516 221
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 408 222
Voltron is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Voltron 1984

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+ - 407 254
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 385 249
She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 193 123
The Super Mario Bros. Super Sh... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 392 233
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 418 256
Snorks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Snorks 1984

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+ - 306 219
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 253 247
M.A.S.K. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
M.A.S.K. 1985

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+ - 313 248
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 329 223
Pound Puppies is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 113 50
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 299 227
The Flintstone Kids is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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

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+ - 353 267
Rainbow Brite is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 144 125
Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestlin... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 368 294
Jem is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Jem 1985

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+ - 253 230
ALF: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 252 226
DangerMouse is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 270 244
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 220 237
The Wuzzles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 91 63
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 183 238
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 213 246
SilverHawks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 198 244
Star Wars: Ewoks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 164 247
The Centurions is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 201 251
Shirt Tales is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Shirt Tales 1982-09-18

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+ - 151 240
Challenge of the GoBots is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 200 259
Popples is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Popples 1986-09-13

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+ - 204 230
The New Adventures of Jonny Qu... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 132 266
Captain N: The Game Master is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 150 238
The Herculoids is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 40 41
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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+ - 151 251
The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons