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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
1,679 514
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
1,602 418
The Transformers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

3
1,662 441
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

4
1,724 475
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1987

5
1,664 380
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

6
1,379 423
Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

7
1,338 415
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

8
1,356 433
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1981

9
1,255 456
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1989

10
1,303 427
G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1983

11
1,102 439
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
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12
1,020 453
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

13
1,037 454
Voltron is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

14
1,027 493
Disney's Adventures of the Gum... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

15
1,047 394
Alvin and the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

16
1,059 469
Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

17
1,018 457
The Care Bears is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

18
822 502
She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

19
544 265
Super Friends is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

20
787 385
Spider-Man and His Amazing Fri... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

21
678 486
M.A.S.K. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985

22
755 465
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984

23
742 533
Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

24
723 475
Dungeons & Dragons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1983

25
793 473
Snorks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1984

26
476 375
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
293 97
The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Michael Morris added 1976

28
618 445
The Flintstone Kids is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

29
650 437
The New Adventures of Winnie t... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

30
593 446
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1972 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

31
636 440
Pound Puppies is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

32
410 291
Captain Planet and the Planete... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

33
717 530
Jem is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
1985

34
689 516
Rainbow Brite is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

35
546 460
SilverHawks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1986

36
521 440
DangerMouse is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1981

37
104 11
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1962

38
373 371
Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestlin... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Eric Lima added 1985

39
358 289
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
mmkmmkmmk added 1989

40
546 466
My Little Pony is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

41
483 456
ALF: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1987

42
98 13
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added 1940

43
199 99
The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1982

44
439 460
The Wuzzles is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

45
91 14
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Marci Dotson added

46
445 435
The New Adventures of Jonny Qu... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

47
208 123
Thundarr the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
Brandon Pace added 1980

48
373 472
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons

49
379 480
The Centurions is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1985

50
357 459
Challenge of the GoBots is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons
SteveFerrara added 1984