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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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1,119 329
He-Man and the Masters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 1 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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1,202 305
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
DuckTales 1987

3
1,122 274
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

4
1,064 287
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

5
1,102 271
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

6
1,002 277
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

7
913 313
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 1989

8
968 296
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
The Smurfs 1981

9
945 291
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

10
870 316
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
G.I. Joe 1983

11
815 294
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
749 315
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

13
737 350
Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

14
769 284
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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

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792 346
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

16
736 327
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

17
667 332
Voltron is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Voltron 1984

18
563 360
She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

19
293 138
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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554 337
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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551 388
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

The Most Painfully '80s Cartoon Shows

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515 285
Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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447 360
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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313 246
The Super Mario Bros. Super Sh... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
The Toxic Walrus added The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! 1989

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509 346
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Dungeons & Dragons 1983

26
582 360
Snorks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Snorks 1984

27
443 324
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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430 333
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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463 331
The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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456 330
Pound Puppies is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

31
506 387
Rainbow Brite is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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521 401
Jem is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Jem 1985

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380 318
DangerMouse is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added DangerMouse 1981

34
229 172
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

35
242 235
Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestlin... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Eric Lima added Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling 1985

The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

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350 335
ALF: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added ALF: The Animated Series 1987

37
348 342
SilverHawks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added SilverHawks 1986

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388 345
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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319 342
The Wuzzles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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182 157
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
mmkmmkmmk added Dragon Ball Z 1989

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260 351
The Centurions is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added The Centurions 1985

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301 318
The New Adventures of Jonny Qu... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

The Best Episodes of You're the Worst

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293 346
Shirt Tales is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Shirt Tales 1982-09-18

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247 342
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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255 358
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

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286 346
Star Wars: Ewoks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Star Wars: Ewoks 1985

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84 24
The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Michael Morris added The Muppet Show 1976

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285 360
Popples is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Popples 1986-09-13

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147 102
Count Duckula is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Dustin Moore added Count Duckula 1988

50
191 377
Captain N: The Game Master is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added Captain N: The Game Master 1989