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The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History  

Greg Hahn
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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. Whether they be old cartoon characters or simply the most popular and famous, you'll find all the biggest names from classics below. 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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Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe
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Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Scent-imental Over You, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, For Scent-imental Reasons
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Yosemite Sam is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Big House Bunny, Mutiny on the Bunny, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction
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Marvin the Martian is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Hasty Hare, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Hare-Way to the Stars
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Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Yogi Bear, Yogi's Great Escape, Yogi's Ark Lark
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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe
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Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
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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Tweety is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Rebel Without Claws, Satan's Waitin', Red Riding Hoodwinked
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Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The New Woody Woodpecker Show, The Loan Stranger, Fair Weather Fiends
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Courage is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Ishan Bhardwaj added Courage the Cowardly Dog
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Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Porky's Spring Planting, Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4, Porky's Hare Hunt
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Pluto is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
cartoon lover added Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Quack Pack, Parade of the Award Nominees
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Elmer Fudd is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
To Duck or Not to Duck, Slick Hare, What's Up
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Splinter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
TMNT, Turtles Forever, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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Road Runner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
dan the critic added Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner, Ready, Set
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Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Rugrats, The Rugrats Movie, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
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Garfield is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
MarioArley added A Garfield Christmas, Garfield and Friends, Garfield: The Movie
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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Dexter's Laboratory
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Stitch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Issac Kwok added Stitch!, Stitch! The Movie, Lilo & Stitch
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Chip 'n' Dale is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
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Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
DuckTales, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, Super DuckTales
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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
16ctrepsis added Shrek 2, Shrek the Halls, Shrek Forever After
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Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show, The Simpsons Movie
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Bender is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Futurama, Futurama
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Maggie Simpson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Simpsons Movie, The Simpsons