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
1,176 251
Numbuh Five is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

3
1,320 296
Penny Proud is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

4
838 239
Tiana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

5
730 226
Susie Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

6
804 169
Frozone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

7
731 199
Gerald Martin Johanssen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

8
1,021 282
Riley Freeman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

9
565 97
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

10
384 56
Suga Mama is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

11
587 139
Robert Jebediah Freeman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

12
438 103
Oscar Proud is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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13
532 143
Storm is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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14
351 76
Vince LaSalle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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377 126
Aj is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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387 150
Fat Albert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

17
351 111
Libby Folfax is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

18
339 84
Static is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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387 170
Cleveland Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

20
386 107
Wade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added

21
422 102
Trudy Proud is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added

22
458 114
Cyborg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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229 48
Monique is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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Kim Possible

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314 132
Chef is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

25
362 106
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time