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List Rules Vote up your favorite animated series that have aired on PBS.

This list contains information about the best PBS cartoons, ranked by your votes. Over the years, PBS has aired a variety of cartoons that have educated us and pulled at our heart strings. Because of our nostalgic love for PBS animations, this list contains funny PBS cartoons that you can vote on! Side note: some of these cartoons are currently broadcast on PBS while others aired in the past.

Obviously, Arthur made the cut for this best PBS cartoons list. That furry little aardvark Arthur just might be one of the best PBS shows of all time. It was created by Marc Brown and first aired in 1996 and get this... it's still running today! Thomas & Friends, The Magic School Bus, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Martha SpeaksDinosaur Train... there are so many classic shows found in this list that were a huge part of American youth.

So where does your favorite PBS show fall on this list? Be sure to vote it to the top and share your thoughts in the comments section!
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Arthur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Arthur 1996 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-80s - 90s Kids The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies

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The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Clifford the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Curious George is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Curious George 2006 - Curious George is about a money who likes to explore and get into trouble.

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Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Cyberchase is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Cyberchase 2002

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Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Zoboomafoo 1999

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Maya & Miguel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Martha Speaks 2008 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Liberty's Kids is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Wild Kratts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Wild Kratts 2011 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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WordGirl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
WordGirl 2007 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Dinosaur Train is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Dinosaur Train 2009 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Caillou is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Caillou 1997 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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George Shrinks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Rolie Polie Olie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Peep and the Big Wide World is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Peep and the Big Wide World 2004 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

The Best Cartoons on Nickelodeon Right Now The Biggest Turn Ons in a Person

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The Electric Company is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Sid the Science Kid is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Bill Nye the Science Guy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Timothy Goes to School is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Angelina Ballerina is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Anne of Green Gables: The Anim... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Barney & Friends is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Zoom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Zoom 1999

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Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Nature Cat is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Nature Cat 2015

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Jakers! The Adventures of Pigg... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Super Why! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Super Why! 2007

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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Play with Me Sesame is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Brian Jacques' Redwall is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Adventures from the Book of Vi... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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It's a Big Big World is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Jay Jay the Jet Plane is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Peg + Cat is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Peg + Cat Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Seven Little Monsters is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Make Way for Noddy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time