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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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845 153
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
DuckTales 1987

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2
758 174
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
769 160
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

4
696 186
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

5
678 189
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
698 179
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

7
693 178
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
The Smurfs 1981

8
701 179
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

9
705 188
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

10
610 193
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
557 224
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

12
581 243
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
G.I. Joe 1983

13
522 245
Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

14
594 253
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

15
589 200
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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16
536 235
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

17
424 240
Voltron is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Voltron 1984

18
418 274
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

19
401 266
She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

20
206 138
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
408 248
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
430 273
Snorks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Snorks 1984

23
348 217
Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

24
268 264
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
317 237
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids 1972 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

26
331 262
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Dungeons & Dragons 1983

27
313 239
The Flintstone Kids is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added The Flintstone Kids 1986

28
126 63
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

29
341 241
Pound Puppies is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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30
338 244
The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

31
363 285
Rainbow Brite is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

32
384 309
Jem is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Jem 1985

33
153 143
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
260 247
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
261 241
DangerMouse is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added DangerMouse 1981

36
280 257
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

37
101 80
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

38
225 254
The Wuzzles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

39
186 256
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

40
225 262
SilverHawks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added SilverHawks 1986

41
168 263
The Centurions is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added The Centurions 1985

42
207 266
Shirt Tales is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Shirt Tales 1982-09-18

43
202 260
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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205 274
Popples is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Popples 1986-09-13

45
154 257
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
210 247
The New Adventures of Jonny Qu... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

47
136 283
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
52 53
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
mmkmmkmmk added Dragon Ball Z 1989

49
156 253
The Herculoids is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added The Herculoids 1967

50
155 267
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