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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1,438 264
Huey Freeman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

2
1,205 281
Penny Proud is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

3
1,063 242
Numbuh Five is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

4
673 210
Susie Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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751 216
Tiana is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

6
732 163
Frozone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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680 184
Gerald Martin Johanssen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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941 270
Riley Freeman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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514 90
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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543 130
Robert Jebediah Freeman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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323 49
Suga Mama is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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398 94
Oscar Proud is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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486 134
Storm is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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318 66
Vince LaSalle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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357 138
Fat Albert is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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313 74
Static is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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355 155
Cleveland Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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350 95
Wade is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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313 103
Libby Folfax is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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330 118
Aj is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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429 107
Cyborg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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389 100
Trudy Proud is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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287 123
Chef is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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334 99
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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190 44
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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267 103
Cobra Bubbles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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308 108
Rallo Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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243 116
Foxxy Love is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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213 61
Sticky Webb is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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153 44
Killer Bee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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153 79
Spawn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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171 80
Franklin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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175 81
Mace Windu is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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253 152
Uncle Ruckus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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199 110
Token Black is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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129 80
Mr. T is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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164 92
Carl Carlson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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79 12
Garnet is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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174 88
Donna Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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113 72
Valerie Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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141 77
Kwame is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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185 97
Lana Kane is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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59 8
Michiko Malandro is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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145 71
Sokka is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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165 96
Roberta Tubbs is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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51 7
Cree Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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112 52
Doctor Joshua Strongbear Sweet is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time

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100 48
Dr. Facilier is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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102 55
Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time
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104 57
Falcon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Black Cartoon Characters of All Time