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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
1,780 469
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

2
1,722 452
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

3
1,783 555
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
1,843 499
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1987

5
1,783 415
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

6
1,481 451
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

7
1,432 441
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

8
1,438 461
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1981

9
1,341 483
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1989

10
1,390 453
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1983

11
1,169 471
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
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12
1,089 485
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

13
1,115 489
Voltron is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

14
1,094 529
Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

15
1,113 424
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

16
1,112 497
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

17
1,082 491
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

18
601 296
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

19
873 536
She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

20
857 411
Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

21
734 519
M.A.S.K. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985

22
806 491
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

23
794 560
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

24
850 496
Snorks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1984

25
781 507
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1983

26
517 408
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
182 21
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1940

28
170 20
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1962

29
340 120
The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Michael Morris added 1976

30
692 463
The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

31
654 475
The Flintstone Kids is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

32
461 319
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

33
621 481
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1972 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

34
670 472
Pound Puppies is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

35
158 22
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added

36
591 486
SilverHawks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

37
722 552
Rainbow Brite is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

38
747 565
Jem is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1985

39
559 468
DangerMouse is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1981

40
399 312
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
mmkmmkmmk added 1989

41
511 481
ALF: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1987

42
131 26
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1960

43
394 403
Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestlin... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Eric Lima added 1985

44
576 493
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

45
236 118
The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1982

46
457 491
The Wuzzles is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

47
470 463
The New Adventures of Jonny Qu... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

48
234 149
Thundarr the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1980

49
406 504
The Centurions is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985

50
198 118
The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1982