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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
1,924 601
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
1,869 497
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

3
1,924 517
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

4
1,971 540
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1987

5
1,931 459
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

6
1,581 493
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

7
1,522 479
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

8
1,431 518
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1989

9
1,533 496
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1981

10
1,510 490
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1983

11
1,250 505
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
1,177 522
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

13
1,212 528
Voltron is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

14
1,170 573
Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

15
1,185 459
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

16
1,184 531
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

17
1,163 523
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

18
688 321
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

19
946 432
Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

20
945 566
She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

21
277 33
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1940

22
804 554
M.A.S.K. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985

23
854 522
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

24
869 534
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1983

25
240 33
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added

26
835 597
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

27
901 524
Snorks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1984

28
244 38
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1962

29
566 441
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
395 137
The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Michael Morris added 1976

31
507 345
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

32
691 503
The Flintstone Kids is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

33
722 492
The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

34
665 507
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
715 497
Pound Puppies is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

36
647 511
SilverHawks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

37
186 39
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1960

38
802 597
Jem is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1985

39
768 585
Rainbow Brite is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

40
602 491
DangerMouse is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1981

41
450 343
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
mmkmmkmmk added 1989

42
285 140
The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1982

43
547 501
ALF: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1987

44
430 434
Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestlin... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Eric Lima added 1985

45
610 522
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

46
229 117
M.A.S.K is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
zombienosh added M.A.S.K

47
279 175
Thundarr the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1980

48
452 530
The Centurions is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985

49
482 518
The Wuzzles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

50
509 488
The New Adventures of Jonny Qu... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons