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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
1,673 514
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
1,599 417
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

3
1,660 439
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

4
1,719 474
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1987

5
1,660 380
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

6
1,378 420
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

7
1,335 414
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

8
1,354 431
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1981

9
1,254 453
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1989

10
1,298 427
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1983

11
1,100 437
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
1,019 450
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

13
1,032 454
Voltron is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

14
1,025 491
Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

15
1,044 393
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

16
1,057 468
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

17
1,017 456
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

18
820 502
She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

19
542 265
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

20
784 385
Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

21
676 486
M.A.S.K. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985

22
752 465
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

23
741 532
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

24
792 472
Snorks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1984

25
721 475
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1983

26
475 374
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
292 96
The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Michael Morris added 1976

28
649 436
The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

29
616 445
The Flintstone Kids is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

30
591 446
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
635 439
Pound Puppies is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

32
409 290
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

33
688 515
Rainbow Brite is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

34
715 530
Jem is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1985

35
543 460
SilverHawks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

36
519 440
DangerMouse is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1981

37
102 11
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1962

38
372 370
Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestlin... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Eric Lima added 1985

39
356 288
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
mmkmmkmmk added 1989

40
545 465
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

41
481 456
ALF: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1987

42
95 13
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1940

43
197 99
The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1982

44
438 459
The Wuzzles is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

45
88 14
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added

46
444 434
The New Adventures of Jonny Qu... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

47
205 123
Thundarr the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1980

48
373 470
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

49
378 479
The Centurions is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985

50
355 459
Challenge of the GoBots is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984