Animated The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time  

Ranker Characters
Originally by
24.4k votes 4.4k voters 154.3k views 95 items

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! 

list ordered by

1
1,301 243
Huey Freeman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

2
968 215
Numbuh Five is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

3
1,109 261
Penny Proud is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

4
612 186
Susie Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

5
702 200
Tiana is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

6
668 152
Frozone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

7
619 180
Gerald Martin Johanssen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

8
865 251
Riley Freeman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

9
464 82
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

10
491 119
Robert Jebediah Freeman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

11
276 42
Suga Mama is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

12
360 85
Oscar Proud is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added

13
444 124
Storm is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Uzoamaka Obasi added

14
322 138
Cleveland Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

15
324 127
Fat Albert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

16
292 94
Libby Folfax is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

17
283 68
Static is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
ChristionGreen added

18
271 64
Vince LaSalle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Felipe Andre added Vince LaSalle

19
364 92
Trudy Proud is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added

20
316 91
Wade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added

21
297 110
Aj is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Aj

22
398 103
Cyborg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
ahmed-maklad added

23
261 116
Chef is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

24
305 93
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

25
162 35
Monique is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
myrtle44 added

Kim Possible

26
248 97
Cobra Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

27
284 103
Rallo Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

28
226 106
Foxxy Love is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

29
195 57
Sticky Webb is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added

30
147 76
Spawn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Uzoamaka Obasi added

31
131 41
Killer Bee is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
StaB added

32
166 76
Mace Windu is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
RalphBob added

33
240 140
Uncle Ruckus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

34
155 77
Franklin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

35
154 84
Carl Carlson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

36
122 76
Mr. T is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

37
184 103
Token Black is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

38
49 4
Garnet is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
RaidaLen added Garnet

39
165 79
Donna Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

40
109 64
Valerie Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

41
38 3
Michiko Malandro is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
RaidaLen added

42
157 86
Roberta Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

43
174 92
Lana Kane is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

44
130 74
Kwame is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

45
133 61
Sokka is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tyler Carter added

46
34 3
Cree Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
RaidaLen added

47
101 48
Doctor Joshua Strongbear Sweet is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

48
92 47
Dr. Facilier is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added

49
99 53
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

50
86 60
Dumb Donald is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added