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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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741 157
Penny Proud is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

2
859 175
Huey Freeman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

3
620 127
Numbuh Five is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

4
654 160
Riley Freeman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

5
452 109
Frozone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

6
470 133
Tiana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

7
402 118
Susie Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

8
429 127
Gerald Martin Johanssen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

9
272 60
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

10
241 49
Oscar Proud is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added Oscar Proud

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312 87
Storm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
TracyObasi added Storm

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351 94
Robert Jebediah Freeman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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309 79
Cyborg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
ahmed-maklad added Cyborg

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179 36
Static is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
ChristionGreen added Static

The Hottest Cartoon Characters Of All Time

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262 65
Trudy Proud is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added Trudy Proud

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230 64
Wade is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added Wade

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173 34
Vince LaSalle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Felipe Andre added Vince LaSalle

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139 20
Suga Mama is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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235 86
Fat Albert is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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207 70
Libby Folfax is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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212 80
Aj is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Aj

The Best Country Rock Bands and Artists

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223 72
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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193 70
Cobra Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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227 99
Cleveland Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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196 88
Chef is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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210 81
Rallo Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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82 13
Monique is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
myrtle44 added Monique Kim Possible

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143 41
Sticky Webb is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added Sticky Webb

The 20 Most Sexually Aggressive Cartoon Characters

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156 84
Foxxy Love is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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109 59
Spawn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
TracyObasi added Spawn

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116 61
Mace Windu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
RalphBob added Mace Windu

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136 80
Token Black is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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139 72
Lana Kane is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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110 62
Franklin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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126 63
Donna Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

16 Movie "In Jokes" You Probably Didn't Notice

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186 112
Uncle Ruckus is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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115 70
Carl Carlson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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82 31
Sokka is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tyler Carter added Sokka

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74 23
Killer Bee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
StaB added Killer Bee

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99 61
Kwame is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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92 62
Mr. T is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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79 50
Valerie Brown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

The Best Fat Cartoon Characters on TV

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119 68
Roberta Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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65 42
Dumb Donald is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added Dumb Donald

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71 37
Dr. Joshua Strongbear Sweet is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added Dr. Joshua Strongbear Sweet

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68 38
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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76 46
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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68 41
Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added Sebastian

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71 46
Shana Elmsford is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Shana Elmsford

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70 46
Darren Patterson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time