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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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1,073 247
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
DuckTales 1987

2
1,004 274
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
1,004 224
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

4
945 251
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

5
957 243
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

6
896 239
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

7
834 273
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 1989

8
870 252
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
The Smurfs 1981

9
856 254
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

10
746 257
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
771 294
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
G.I. Joe 1983

12
682 288
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

13
655 313
Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

14
700 253
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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15
719 312
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

16
668 292
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

17
581 302
Voltron is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Voltron 1984

18
507 328
She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

19
509 347
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

20
505 302
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats 1984

21
235 113
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

The Most Painfully '80s Cartoon Shows

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464 260
Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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278 208
The Super Mario Bros. Super Sh... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
The Toxic Walrus added The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! 1989

24
393 319
M.A.S.K. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added M.A.S.K. 1985

25
533 327
Snorks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Snorks 1984

26
440 321
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Dungeons & Dragons 1983

27
394 296
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids 1972 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

28
401 297
The Flintstone Kids is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added The Flintstone Kids 1986

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423 303
Pound Puppies is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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422 304
The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

31
457 355
Rainbow Brite is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

32
472 371
Jem is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Jem 1985

33
219 201
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
341 293
DangerMouse is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added DangerMouse 1981

35
323 305
ALF: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added ALF: The Animated Series 1987

The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

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179 146
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

37
307 316
SilverHawks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added SilverHawks 1986

38
350 321
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

39
287 314
The Wuzzles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

40
136 119
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
mmkmmkmmk added Dragon Ball Z 1989

41
233 326
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

42
266 321
Shirt Tales is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Shirt Tales 1982-09-18

The Best Episodes of Arrow

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231 324
The Centurions is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added The Centurions 1985

44
221 311
Challenge of the GoBots is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Challenge of the GoBots 1984

45
270 295
The New Adventures of Jonny Qu... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

46
254 319
Star Wars: Ewoks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Star Wars: Ewoks 1985

47
258 331
Popples is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Popples 1986-09-13

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116 74
Count Duckula is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Dustin Moore added Count Duckula 1988

49
175 345
Captain N: The Game Master is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Captain N: The Game Master 1989

50
204 305
The Herculoids is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added The Herculoids 1967