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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
1,907 513
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

2
1,906 599
He-Man and the Masters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1983 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

3
1,850 495
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

4
1,959 536
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1987

5
1,916 457
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

6
1,569 491
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

7
1,509 477
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

8
1,521 493
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1981

9
1,418 515
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1989

10
1,496 486
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1983

11
1,243 503
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1988 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

12
1,204 525
Voltron is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

13
1,167 520
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

14
1,161 570
Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

15
1,176 457
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

16
1,179 529
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

17
1,155 520
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

18
681 318
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

19
937 431
Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

20
937 565
She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

21
263 33
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1940

22
800 552
M.A.S.K. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985

23
848 522
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

24
862 533
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1983

25
831 596
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

26
232 32
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added

27
895 524
Snorks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1984

28
236 37
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1962

29
561 440
The Super Mario Bros. Super Sh... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
The Toxic Walrus added 1989

30
394 135
The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Michael Morris added 1976

31
688 502
The Flintstone Kids is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

32
502 345
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

33
721 491
The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

34
662 507
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1972 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

35
710 497
Pound Puppies is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

36
643 510
SilverHawks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

37
184 38
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1960

38
795 597
Jem is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1985

39
763 585
Rainbow Brite is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

40
601 490
DangerMouse is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1981

41
448 342
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
mmkmmkmmk added 1989

42
282 140
The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1982

43
544 500
ALF: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1987

44
429 433
Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestlin... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Eric Lima added 1985

45
608 522
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

46
226 116
M.A.S.K is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
zombienosh added M.A.S.K

47
275 174
Thundarr the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1980

48
482 517
The Wuzzles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

49
449 529
The Centurions is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985

50
506 487
The New Adventures of Jonny Qu... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons