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

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

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1,338 343
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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1,393 329
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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1,194 351
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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1,181 366
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
The Smurfs 1981

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

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1,092 368
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
G.I. Joe 1983

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960 366
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

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881 381
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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M.A.S.K. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added M.A.S.K. 1985

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

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

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

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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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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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The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids 1972 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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

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Jem is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Jem 1985

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

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

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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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The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Michael Morris added The Muppet Show 1976

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Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestlin... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Eric Lima added Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling 1985

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

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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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The Wuzzles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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

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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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Robotech is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added Robotech 1985

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Challenge of the GoBots is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Challenge of the GoBots 1984

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

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Shirt Tales is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Shirt Tales 1982-09-18

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

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Star Wars: Ewoks is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Star Wars: Ewoks 1985

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Popples is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Popples 1986-09-13