Kids Shows The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons  

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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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1,327 350
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
DuckTales 1987

2
1,247 319
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

3
1,253 383
He-Man and the Masters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added He-Man and the Masters of the Universe 1983 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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1,204 319
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

5
1,242 297
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

6
1,082 324
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
The Smurfs 1981

7
1,091 321
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

8
1,004 351
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 1989

9
1,052 327
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

10
980 343
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
G.I. Joe 1983

11
889 331
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Garfield and Friends 1988 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

12
809 347
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

13
773 357
Voltron is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Voltron 1984

14
841 309
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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796 390
Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

16
857 380
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

17
808 355
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

18
636 393
She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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354 172
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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609 367
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats 1984

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581 314
Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

The Most Painfully '80s Cartoon Shows

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594 432
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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502 389
M.A.S.K. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added M.A.S.K. 1985

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638 391
Snorks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Snorks 1984

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560 380
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Dungeons & Dragons 1983

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350 287
The Super Mario Bros. Super Sh... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
The Toxic Walrus added The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! 1989

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483 361
The Flintstone Kids is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added The Flintstone Kids 1986

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468 366
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids 1972 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time

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509 357
The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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578 429
Jem is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Jem 1985

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556 423
Rainbow Brite is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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492 369
Pound Puppies is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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280 201
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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414 355
DangerMouse is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added DangerMouse 1981

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401 371
SilverHawks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added SilverHawks 1986

The Best Travel TV Shows

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Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestlin... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Eric Lima added Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling 1985

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244 186
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
mmkmmkmmk added Dragon Ball Z 1989

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386 370
ALF: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added ALF: The Animated Series 1987

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423 385
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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350 378
The Wuzzles is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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128 48
The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Michael Morris added The Muppet Show 1976

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297 387
The Centurions is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added The Centurions 1985

The Creepiest 'Courage The Cowardly Dog' Episodes That Are Sure To Give You Nightmares

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338 355
The New Adventures of Jonny Qu... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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280 377
Challenge of the GoBots is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Challenge of the GoBots 1984

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317 382
Shirt Tales is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Shirt Tales 1982-09-18

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284 397
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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307 382
Star Wars: Ewoks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Star Wars: Ewoks 1985

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180 131
Count Duckula is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Dustin Moore added Count Duckula 1988

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105 51
Robotech is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added Robotech 1985

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165 174
Dragon Ball is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
mmkmmkmmk added Dragon Ball 1986