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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

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642 120
Penny Proud is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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529 102
Numbuh Five is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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565 135
Riley Freeman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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381 94
Frozone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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408 107
Tiana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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342 95
Susie Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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353 98
Gerald Martin Johanssen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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314 81
Robert Jebediah Freeman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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271 71
Storm is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
TracyObasi added Storm

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273 68
Cyborg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
ahmed-maklad added Cyborg

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203 41
Oscar Proud is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added Oscar Proud

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222 53
Trudy Proud is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added Trudy Proud

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201 52
Wade is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added Wade

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208 57
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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108 14
Suga Mama is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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148 33
Static is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
ChristionGreen added Static

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132 23
Vince LaSalle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Felipe Andre added Vince LaSalle

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200 77
Fat Albert is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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174 60
Libby Folfax is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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194 66
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

The Most Annoying Cartoon Characters of All Time

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185 69
Aj is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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171 62
Cobra Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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200 90
Cleveland Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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188 75
Rallo Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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176 81
Chef is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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121 37
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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53 6
Monique is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
myrtle44 added Monique Kim Possible

The Best Cartoon Character Catchphrases

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135 69
Foxxy Love is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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121 60
Lana Kane is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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108 56
Donna Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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100 57
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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118 74
Token Black is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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165 105
Uncle Ruckus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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92 56
Spawn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
TracyObasi added Spawn

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95 57
Franklin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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56 18
Killer Bee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
StaB added Killer Bee

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103 59
Roberta Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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99 64
Carl Carlson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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60 26
Sokka is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tyler Carter added Sokka

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85 56
Kwame is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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63 31
Dr. Joshua Strongbear Sweet is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added Dr. Joshua Strongbear Sweet

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70 43
Valerie Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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82 59
Mr. T is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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60 33
Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added Sebastian

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59 33
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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67 42
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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54 37
Dumb Donald is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added Dumb Donald

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59 39
Shana Elmsford is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Shana Elmsford

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69 49
Action Hank is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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