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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
1,668 512
He-Man and the Masters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1983 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

2
1,596 415
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

3
1,656 436
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

4
1,716 468
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1987

5
1,652 380
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

6
1,375 416
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

7
1,333 412
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

8
1,350 428
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1981

9
1,250 450
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1989

10
1,294 425
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1983

11
1,099 434
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
1,017 448
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

13
1,030 451
Voltron is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

14
1,042 390
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

15
1,021 491
Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

16
1,054 466
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

17
1,015 454
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

18
817 501
She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

19
540 263
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

20
783 382
Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

21
673 485
M.A.S.K. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985

22
751 463
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

23
738 531
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

24
791 470
Snorks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1984

25
716 475
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1983

26
474 372
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
290 94
The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Michael Morris added 1976

28
648 433
The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

29
615 443
The Flintstone Kids is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

30
590 444
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1972 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

31
633 437
Pound Puppies is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

32
407 288
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

33
687 513
Rainbow Brite is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

34
713 528
Jem is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1985

35
539 460
SilverHawks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

36
518 437
DangerMouse is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1981

37
100 11
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1962

38
371 368
Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestlin... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Eric Lima added 1985

39
355 286
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
mmkmmkmmk added 1989

40
543 465
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

41
480 455
ALF: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1987

42
94 12
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1940

43
438 457
The Wuzzles is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

44
194 99
The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1982

45
86 13
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added

46
442 434
The New Adventures of Jonny Qu... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

47
203 122
Thundarr the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1980

48
372 469
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

49
377 477
The Centurions is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985

50
355 457
Challenge of the GoBots is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984