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List Rules Best black animated characters in history, including male and female, old and young people in TV cartoons and movies.

Whether you grew up with these characters or caught them on reruns, the best black animated characters are all here, from Fat Albert to Carl Carlson. Some have funny stories to tell; others, tales of mishaps and adversity. They all, however, have personalities that have earned them each a spot among the greatest black characters in animation.

 Black animated characters have filled many roles over the years, and some have even made history. Disney, for example, made headlines in 2009 with the movie The Princess and the Frog. It was the first animated Disney film to feature an African-American princess. Of course, animated African-American characters were popular long before Disney decided to create one. Children of the late 60s and early 70s perhaps remember watching a few of the best black animated characters on Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.

 Not all black animated characters are for children, though. A few of the greatest black characters can be found on shows with decidedly grown-up humor. There's no doubt that Chef from South Park and Cleveland from both Family Guy and The Cleveland Show are proof that the best black animated characters can be lewd, raucous, and funny. 

This list comprises the names of top animated black characters of all time. You’ll find animated black superheroes, including boys and girls, babies, and regular Joe-type people. You’ll find black characters from all eras of television, as well. If you have a favorite black animated people, vote for them below! 

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516 97
Penny Proud is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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602 119
Huey Freeman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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424 88
Numbuh Five is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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485 116
Riley Freeman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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336 89
Princess Tiana is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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311 81
Frozone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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282 64
Suga Mama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Suga Mama

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283 75
Susie Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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298 84
Gerald Martin Johanssen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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282 73
Robert Jebediah Freeman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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229 60
Storm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
TracyObasi added Storm

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243 60
Cyborg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
ahmed-maklad added Cyborg

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167 35
Oscar Proud is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added Oscar Proud

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180 43
Trudy Proud is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added Trudy Proud

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165 48
Wade is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added Wade

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171 52
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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173 66
Fat Albert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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114 29
Static is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
ChristionGreen added Static

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97 16
Vince LaSalle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Felipe Andre added Vince LaSalle

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159 59
Aj is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Aj

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146 52
Libby Folfax is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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170 61
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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150 56
Cobra Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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164 77
Chef is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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180 85
Cleveland Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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167 70
Rallo Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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106 34
Sticky Webb is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added Sticky Webb

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70 12
Suga Mama is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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106 55
Lana Kane is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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109 64
Foxxy Love is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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150 90
Uncle Ruckus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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87 52
Mace Windu is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
RalphBob added Mace Windu

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27 3
Monique is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
myrtle44 added Monique Kim Possible

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94 53
Donna Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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81 52
Spawn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
TracyObasi added Spawn

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105 70
Token Black is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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83 54
Franklin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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91 55
Roberta Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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89 60
Carl Carlson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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77 53
Mr. T is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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74 50
Kwame is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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41 15
Killer Bee is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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53 29
Dr. Joshua Strongbear Sweet is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added Dr. Joshua Strongbear Sweet

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Valerie Brown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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61 40
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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49 30
Dr. Facilier is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added Dr. Facilier

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49 30
Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added Sebastian

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42 24
Sokka is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tyler Carter added Sokka

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44 32
Dumb Donald is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added Dumb Donald

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64 47
Action Hank is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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