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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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1,130 336
He-Man and the Masters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 1 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

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1,214 312
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
DuckTales 1987

3
1,131 280
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

4
1,073 291
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

5
1,114 274
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

6
1,011 282
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

7
924 316
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
976 298
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
The Smurfs 1981

9
957 292
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

10
878 319
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
G.I. Joe 1983

11
820 298
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Garfield and Friends 1988 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

12
754 316
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

13
740 353
Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

14
775 286
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

16 Movie "In Jokes" You Probably Didn't Notice

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796 349
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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675 333
Voltron is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Voltron 1984

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740 328
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

18
568 361
She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

19
299 141
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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558 337
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats 1984

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556 389
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

The Most Painfully '80s Cartoon Shows

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520 287
Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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452 362
M.A.S.K. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added M.A.S.K. 1985

24
515 347
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Dungeons & Dragons 1983

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316 248
The Super Mario Bros. Super Sh... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
The Toxic Walrus added The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! 1989

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589 361
Snorks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Snorks 1984

27
447 325
The Flintstone Kids is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added The Flintstone Kids 1986

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433 335
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids 1972 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time

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466 333
The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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458 332
Pound Puppies is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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511 390
Rainbow Brite is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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529 403
Jem is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Jem 1985

33
234 173
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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382 322
DangerMouse is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added DangerMouse 1981

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245 236
Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestlin... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Eric Lima added Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling 1985

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352 336
ALF: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added ALF: The Animated Series 1987

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353 344
SilverHawks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added SilverHawks 1986

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390 347
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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323 343
The Wuzzles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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189 160
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
mmkmmkmmk added Dragon Ball Z 1989

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262 352
The Centurions is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added The Centurions 1985

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303 320
The New Adventures of Jonny Qu... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

The Best Serial Dramas of the 21st Century

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296 348
Shirt Tales is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Shirt Tales 1982-09-18

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259 360
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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289 348
Star Wars: Ewoks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Star Wars: Ewoks 1985

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248 344
Challenge of the GoBots is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Challenge of the GoBots 1984

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86 26
The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Michael Morris added The Muppet Show 1976

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288 363
Popples is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Popples 1986-09-13

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153 104
Count Duckula is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Dustin Moore added Count Duckula 1988

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192 379
Captain N: The Game Master is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Captain N: The Game Master 1989