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
1,151 274
Penny Proud is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

3
1,007 230
Numbuh Five is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

4
637 200
Susie Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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718 209
Tiana is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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703 154
Frozone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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644 183
Gerald Martin Johanssen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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897 257
Riley Freeman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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485 86
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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516 122
Robert Jebediah Freeman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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296 46
Suga Mama is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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374 90
Oscar Proud is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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465 129
Storm is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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338 143
Cleveland Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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298 70
Static is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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291 65
Vince LaSalle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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336 135
Fat Albert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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302 101
Libby Folfax is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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315 114
Aj is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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331 94
Wade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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414 106
Cyborg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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375 99
Trudy Proud is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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278 120
Chef is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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321 96
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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172 39
Monique is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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Kim Possible

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258 100
Cobra Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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295 106
Rallo Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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234 112
Foxxy Love is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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204 59
Sticky Webb is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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145 42
Killer Bee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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151 77
Spawn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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170 79
Mace Windu is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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162 80
Franklin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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246 147
Uncle Ruckus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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193 106
Token Black is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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160 87
Carl Carlson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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126 78
Mr. T is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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169 83
Donna Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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110 69
Valerie Brown is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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58 7
Garnet is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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137 76
Kwame is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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141 64
Sokka is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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179 95
Lana Kane is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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160 92
Roberta Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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50 6
Michiko Malandro is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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107 50
Doctor Joshua Strongbear Sweet is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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96 47
Dr. Facilier is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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42 6
Cree Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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102 55
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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97 55
Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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