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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1,213 236
Huey Freeman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

2
898 198
Numbuh Five is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

3
1,037 246
Penny Proud is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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659 182
Tiana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

5
579 176
Susie Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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631 150
Frozone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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588 177
Gerald Martin Johanssen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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829 247
Riley Freeman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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430 80
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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473 116
Robert Jebediah Freeman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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335 79
Oscar Proud is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added

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423 116
Storm is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Uzoamaka Obasi added

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248 41
Suga Mama is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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311 122
Fat Albert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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305 133
Cleveland Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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264 63
Static is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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272 93
Libby Folfax is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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302 88
Wade is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added

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251 60
Vince LaSalle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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343 91
Trudy Proud is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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278 106
Aj is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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379 102
Cyborg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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247 111
Chef is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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288 89
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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150 30
Monique is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
myrtle44 added Kim Possible

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234 94
Cobra Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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270 100
Rallo Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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213 105
Foxxy Love is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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184 56
Sticky Webb is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added

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138 73
Spawn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Uzoamaka Obasi added

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157 72
Mace Windu is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
RalphBob added

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119 38
Killer Bee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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230 135
Uncle Ruckus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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148 81
Carl Carlson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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175 99
Token Black is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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146 76
Franklin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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115 74
Mr. T is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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158 77
Donna Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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102 62
Valerie Brown is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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150 83
Roberta Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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168 90
Lana Kane is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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124 73
Kwame is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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122 57
Sokka is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tyler Carter added

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27 2
Michiko Malandro is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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95 48
Doctor Joshua Strongbear Sweet is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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97 51
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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84 59
Dumb Donald is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added

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86 47
Dr. Facilier is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added

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43 13
Cleveland Brown, Jr is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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90 51
Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
Tom Islava added