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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
1,879 499
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

2
1,934 604
He-Man and the Masters of the ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1983 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

3
1,935 520
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

4
1,981 542
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1987

5
1,947 459
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

6
1,587 497
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

7
1,532 484
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

8
1,439 519
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1989

9
1,540 497
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1981

10
1,526 490
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1983

11
1,256 507
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
1,227 530
Voltron is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

13
1,187 524
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

14
1,180 575
Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

15
1,192 461
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

16
1,192 531
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

17
1,170 526
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

18
696 323
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

19
956 433
Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

20
953 568
She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

21
288 34
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1940

22
811 556
M.A.S.K. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985

23
860 524
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

24
875 536
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1983

25
248 34
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added

26
252 39
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1962

27
839 599
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

28
907 524
Snorks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1984

29
570 442
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
400 138
The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Michael Morris added 1976

31
515 346
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

32
699 503
The Flintstone Kids is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

33
726 494
The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

34
669 509
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
719 500
Pound Puppies is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

36
653 512
SilverHawks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

37
192 40
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1960

38
805 600
Jem is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1985

39
769 588
Rainbow Brite is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

40
608 492
DangerMouse is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1981

41
455 344
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
mmkmmkmmk added 1989

42
287 143
The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1982

43
550 503
ALF: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1987

44
432 436
Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestlin... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Eric Lima added 1985

45
611 525
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

46
236 118
M.A.S.K is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
zombienosh added M.A.S.K

47
283 177
Thundarr the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1980

48
455 531
The Centurions is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985

49
511 490
The New Adventures of Jonny Qu... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

50
483 521
The Wuzzles is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons