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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
1,772 465
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

2
1,712 446
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

3
1,831 497
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1987

4
1,769 554
He-Man and the Masters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1983 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

5
1,771 413
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

6
1,474 448
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

7
1,425 437
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

8
1,431 457
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1981

9
1,334 479
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1989

10
1,381 449
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1983

11
1,161 468
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
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12
1,087 480
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

13
1,109 485
Voltron is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

14
1,090 525
Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

15
1,105 421
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

16
1,107 494
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

17
1,078 486
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

18
597 292
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

19
869 531
She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

20
851 407
Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

21
729 514
M.A.S.K. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985

22
802 487
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

23
786 558
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

24
845 492
Snorks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1984

25
773 505
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1983

26
512 404
The Super Mario Bros. Super Sh... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
The Toxic Walrus added 1989

27
173 18
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1940

28
334 117
The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Michael Morris added 1976

29
688 460
The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

30
162 20
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1962

31
649 471
The Flintstone Kids is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

32
456 315
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

33
619 477
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
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34
667 468
Pound Puppies is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

35
153 19
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added

36
746 560
Jem is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1985

37
718 547
Rainbow Brite is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

38
587 482
SilverHawks is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

39
553 466
DangerMouse is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1981

40
396 307
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
mmkmmkmmk added 1989

41
126 23
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1960

42
390 398
Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestlin... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Eric Lima added 1985

43
573 489
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

44
507 479
ALF: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1987

45
230 116
The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1982

46
455 486
The Wuzzles is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

47
468 459
The New Adventures of Jonny Qu... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

48
233 145
Thundarr the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1980

49
196 114
The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1982

50
404 499
The Centurions is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985