80s The Best 1980s Animated Series  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite animated shows that were on TV in the 1980s

These are the best 1980s animated series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. These shows run the spectrum from fantastic kids cartoons to "adult" humor icons that totally changed the world of television forever. The top 80s animated series aren't just known for their uproarious comedy, no, good 80s cartoons were made great by their sense of adventure and imagination. If you are feeling nostalgic, I think you'll love this list of great 1980s animated series.

Which great cartoons will you find on this top 1980s animated series list? For kids growing up in the 1980s, it didn't get much better than DuckTales. Disney actually released several additional 80s animated series including Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers and Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears.

Everyone's favorite heroes in a half-shell, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, had their own self-titled animated series in the 1980s. Other great shows that appear on this top 80s animated series list include The Transformers, ThunderCats and Alvin and the Chipmunks.

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72 21
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
Frank Welker, Chris Latta, Peter Cullen
2
75 24
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner
3
59 16
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc
4
70 25
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen
5
68 25
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern
6
54 16
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
Mel Blanc, June Foray, Jim Backus
7
53 17
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss
8
54 19
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
Don Adams, Holly Berger, Frank Welker
9
46 15
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger
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10
57 24
He-Man and the Masters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary
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11
54 24
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
Bob McFadden, Larry Kenney, Earl Hammond
12
47 21
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker
13
29 9
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
CosmicCastaway added Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier, Frank Welker
14
45 22
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Laurie O'Brien
15
40 18
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
Michael Bell, Arthur Burghardt, Chris Latta
16
47 24
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings
17
41 20
She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
Melendy Britt, George DiCenzo, John Erwin
18
33 16
Heathcliff is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
Mel Blanc, Henry Corden, June Foray
19
33 16
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
Grace Stafford, Daws Butler, Johnny Coons
20
36 19
Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
Pat Fraley, Peter Cullen, Alan Oppenheimer
21
37 21
Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
June Foray, Noelle North, Lorenzo Music
22
36 21
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
Stephen Ouimette, Alyson Court, Tabitha St. Germain
23
30 18
Snorks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
Michael Bell, Frank Nelson, Patricia Alice Albrecht
24
29 21
Rainbow Brite is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
Peter Cullen, Pat Fraley, Mona Marshall
25
5 1
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1980s Animated Series
Sherry Alberoni, Norman Alden, Danny Dark