Kids Shows The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons  

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

2
1,244 319
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

3
1,248 383
He-Man and the Masters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 3 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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1,201 319
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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1,237 296
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

6
1,080 324
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
The Smurfs 1981

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1,088 321
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

8
1,002 351
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 1989

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1,050 327
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

10
977 343
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
G.I. Joe 1983

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887 331
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
806 347
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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769 357
Voltron is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Voltron 1984

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

16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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856 379
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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804 355
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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633 392
She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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354 171
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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606 367
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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579 314
Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

The Most Painfully '80s Cartoon Shows

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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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

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637 390
Snorks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Snorks 1984

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559 379
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Dungeons & Dragons 1983

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349 286
The Super Mario Bros. Super Sh... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
The Toxic Walrus added The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! 1989

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483 360
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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465 366
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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The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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575 428
Jem is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Jem 1985

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492 368
Pound Puppies is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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553 422
Rainbow Brite is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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278 200
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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412 354
DangerMouse is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added DangerMouse 1981

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SilverHawks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added SilverHawks 1986

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Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestlin... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Eric Lima added Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling 1985

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243 185
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
mmkmmkmmk added Dragon Ball Z 1989

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385 369
ALF: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added ALF: The Animated Series 1987

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420 384
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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349 377
The Wuzzles is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Michael Morris added The Muppet Show 1976

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The Centurions is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added The Centurions 1985

The Creepiest 'Courage The Cowardly Dog' Episodes That Are Sure To Give You Nightmares

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The New Adventures of Jonny Qu... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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279 376
Challenge of the GoBots is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Challenge of the GoBots 1984

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317 381
Shirt Tales is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Shirt Tales 1982-09-18

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284 396
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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307 380
Star Wars: Ewoks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Star Wars: Ewoks 1985

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164 172
Dragon Ball is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
mmkmmkmmk added Dragon Ball 1986

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308 392
Popples is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Popples 1986-09-13

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Count Duckula is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Dustin Moore added Count Duckula 1988