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List Rules Vote up the all-time best animated characters ever on TV shows.

Throughout the annals of TV history, cartoon stars have shone brightly, bringing joy to children and adults alike. With so many classics out there, from Looney Tunes to Hanna-Barbera to the likes of The Simpsons, South Park, Spongebob, and even He-Man, it seems impossible to create a definitive list of the greatest cartoon characters on TV. Yet it must be done. We owe it to these animated characters to compile them, vote, rerank, debate, and scream at our screens in agony at the tyranny of democracy. Have your say and support your favorite cartoon TV character by voting them up. And remember, just because a character is on a great show doesn't mean that character, alone, is one of the greatest of all time.

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1
4,355 1,682
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Bugs Bunny Baby Looney Tunes, Big House Bunny, Mutiny on the Bunny

2
4,184 1,616
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Scooby-Doo Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!, Scooby-Doo, Chill Out

3
1,874 681
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom and Jerry Pots and Pans

4
2,776 1,462
Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

5
3,235 1,639
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Homer Simpson The Simpsons, Stand Up to Cancer, Do the Bartman

6
2,712 1,433
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Bart Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show, Do the Bartman

7
3,205 1,540
Batman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Batman Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman

8
2,943 1,345
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Daffy Duck Baby Looney Tunes, Space Jam, What Makes Daffy Duck?

9
2,795 1,302
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom Cat Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

10
2,725 1,377
Shaggy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Shaggy Rogers Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc., What's New

11
3,146 1,493
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Stewie Griffin Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

12
2,701 1,277
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Wile E. Coyote Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction, Zip 'N Snort

13
2,646 1,273
Jerry Mouse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Jerry Mouse Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

14
2,516 1,383
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Orange County

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15
2,380 1,196
Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Snoopy A Charlie Brown Christmas, It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown

16
2,072 1,164
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Donald Duck Disney's House of Mouse, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Quack Pack

17
1,881 1,169
Popeye is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Popeye Bound by Honor, Fright to the Finish, Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy

18
1,896 1,105
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Sylvester Catch as Cats Can, Pop 'Im Pop!, Satan's Waitin'

19
2,150 1,155
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Goofy Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse, An Extremely Goofy Movie

20
2,730 1,502
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Peter Griffin Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

21
2,380 1,293
Tasmanian Devil is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tasmanian Devil Baby Looney Tunes, Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas

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22
1,934 1,175
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Brian Griffin Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

23
1,742 1,041
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tigger A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue

24
1,878 1,062
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Fred Flintstone The Flintstones, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, The Flintstones

25
1,721 1,052
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Foghorn Leghorn Space Jam, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, All Fowled Up

26
1,508 906
Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Pink Panther Driving Mr. Pink

28
2,619 1,380
Bender is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Bender Futurama, Futurama

29
1,827 938
Courage is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Ishan Bhardwaj added Courage Courage the Cowardly Dog

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30
1,967 1,025
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Dexter Dexter's Laboratory

31
1,892 1,074
Marvin the Martian is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Marvin the Martian The Hasty Hare, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Hare-Way to the Stars

32
1,679 966
Yosemite Sam is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Yosemite Sam Big House Bunny, Mutiny on the Bunny, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction

33
1,659 990
Charlie Brown is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Charlie Brown James Gunn's PG Porn, What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?

34
1,315 849
Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Pepé Le Pew Scent-imental Over You, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, For Scent-imental Reasons

35
1,543 923
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tommy Pickles Rugrats, The Rugrats Movie, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie

36
1,585 869
Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Eeyore Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons, Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse

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37
2,057 1,285
Goku is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

38
1,731 1,054
Fry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Fry Futurama, Futurama

39
1,628 908
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Winnie-the-Pooh Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons

40
1,622 926
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

41
1,500 866
Chip 'n' Dale is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Chip 'n' Dale Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

42
1,342 875
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Woody Woodpecker The New Woody Woodpecker Show, The Loan Stranger, Fair Weather Fiends

43
1,575 935
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

The Best Fat Cartoon Characters on TV

44
1,291 769
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tweety The Rebel Without Claws, Satan's Waitin', Red Riding Hoodwinked

45
1,470 886
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Scrooge McDuck DuckTales, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, Super DuckTales

46
1,957 1,222
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Eric Cartman South Park, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

47
1,356 829
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

48
1,331 819
Elmer Fudd is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Elmer Fudd To Duck or Not to Duck, Slick Hare, What's Up

49
1,250 774
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Porky Pig Porky's Spring Planting, Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4, Porky's Hare Hunt

50
1,358 921
Leela is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Leela Futurama, Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs, Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder