Animated The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time  

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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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Huey Freeman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

2
1,271 289
Penny Proud is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

3
1,126 247
Numbuh Five is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

4
804 226
Tiana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

5
709 219
Susie Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

6
776 166
Frozone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

7
708 193
Gerald Martin Johanssen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

8
982 276
Riley Freeman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

9
540 95
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

10
360 53
Suga Mama is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

11
562 136
Robert Jebediah Freeman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

12
423 100
Oscar Proud is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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510 139
Storm is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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334 73
Vince LaSalle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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374 143
Fat Albert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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376 162
Cleveland Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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358 122
Aj is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Aj

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337 107
Libby Folfax is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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373 102
Wade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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20
327 81
Static is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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21
413 100
Trudy Proud is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added

22
444 113
Cyborg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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215 46
Monique is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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Kim Possible

24
301 131
Chef is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

25
349 104
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time