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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
1,846 493
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

2
1,903 512
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

3
1,903 598
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
1,955 534
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1987

5
1,912 456
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

6
1,567 489
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

7
1,505 476
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

8
1,519 492
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1981

9
1,416 514
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1989

10
1,493 485
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1983

11
1,242 502
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
1,199 525
Voltron is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

13
1,163 520
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

14
1,161 568
Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

15
1,175 456
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

16
1,177 528
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

17
1,154 518
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

18
678 317
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

19
934 430
Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

20
935 565
She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

21
263 31
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1940

22
797 551
M.A.S.K. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985

23
848 520
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

24
859 533
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1983

25
830 594
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

26
230 31
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added

27
894 523
Snorks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1984

28
236 35
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1962

29
561 437
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
393 134
The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Michael Morris added 1976

31
502 343
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

32
688 500
The Flintstone Kids is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

33
721 489
The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

34
658 506
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
709 495
Pound Puppies is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

36
640 510
SilverHawks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

37
183 37
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1960

38
792 597
Jem is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1985

39
762 583
Rainbow Brite is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

40
601 488
DangerMouse is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1981

41
446 341
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
mmkmmkmmk added 1989

42
282 138
The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1982

43
544 498
ALF: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1987

44
428 431
Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestlin... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Eric Lima added 1985

45
608 520
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

46
224 115
M.A.S.K is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
zombienosh added M.A.S.K

47
482 515
The Wuzzles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

48
274 173
Thundarr the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1980

49
447 528
The Centurions is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985

50
230 135
The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1982