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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
1,729 455
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

2
1,786 474
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

3
1,789 558
He-Man and the Masters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1983 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

4
1,849 501
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1987

5
1,792 416
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

6
1,486 451
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

7
1,435 443
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

8
1,441 462
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1981

9
1,343 486
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1989

10
1,396 457
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1983

11
1,176 474
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
1,096 486
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

13
1,117 491
Voltron is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

14
1,096 529
Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

15
1,116 424
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

16
1,115 497
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

17
1,087 492
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

18
875 536
She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

19
602 298
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

20
859 413
Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

21
739 521
M.A.S.K. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985

22
807 492
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

23
795 561
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

24
787 507
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1983

25
852 497
Snorks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1984

26
519 410
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
188 21
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1940

28
174 20
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1962

29
344 120
The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Michael Morris added 1976

30
694 464
The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

31
656 476
The Flintstone Kids is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

32
461 321
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

33
162 22
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added

34
621 483
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
672 473
Pound Puppies is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

36
593 487
SilverHawks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

37
724 553
Rainbow Brite is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

38
749 566
Jem is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1985

39
560 469
DangerMouse is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1981

40
399 315
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
mmkmmkmmk added 1989

41
136 26
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1960

42
513 481
ALF: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1987

43
396 404
Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestlin... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Eric Lima added 1985

44
578 494
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

45
239 118
The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1982

46
459 492
The Wuzzles is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

47
472 464
The New Adventures of Jonny Qu... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

48
236 151
Thundarr the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1980

49
406 506
The Centurions is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985

50
394 500
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons