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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
1,928 601
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
1,873 497
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

3
1,928 517
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

4
1,975 540
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1987

5
1,936 459
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

6
1,584 493
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

7
1,526 479
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

8
1,435 519
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1989

9
1,536 496
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1981

10
1,514 490
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1983

11
1,251 506
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
1,182 522
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

13
1,216 529
Voltron is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

14
1,173 575
Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

15
1,189 460
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

16
1,187 531
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

17
1,166 525
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

18
691 322
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

19
951 432
Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

20
949 566
She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

21
281 33
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1940

22
805 555
M.A.S.K. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985

23
856 523
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

24
870 536
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1983

25
244 33
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added

26
837 598
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

27
903 524
Snorks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1984

28
248 38
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1962

29
569 441
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
396 138
The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Michael Morris added 1976

31
510 345
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

32
694 503
The Flintstone Kids is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

33
724 493
The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

34
666 508
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
716 499
Pound Puppies is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

36
648 512
SilverHawks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

37
189 39
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1960

38
803 599
Jem is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1985

39
768 587
Rainbow Brite is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

40
603 492
DangerMouse is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1981

41
452 343
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
mmkmmkmmk added 1989

42
285 142
The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1982

43
548 502
ALF: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1987

44
430 436
Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestlin... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Eric Lima added 1985

45
610 524
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

46
230 118
M.A.S.K is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
zombienosh added M.A.S.K

47
453 531
The Centurions is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985

48
279 177
Thundarr the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1980

49
510 489
The New Adventures of Jonny Qu... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

50
482 520
The Wuzzles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons