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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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The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
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DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
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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He-Man and the Masters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1983
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ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
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Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added
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Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
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Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1940
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The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1981
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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
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G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1983
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Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1989
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Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
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The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
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Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
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Voltron is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984
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The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1962
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Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
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The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
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The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1960
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Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
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Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
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She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
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Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
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The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Michael Morris added 1976