Cartoons The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History  

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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.

list ordered by

1
9,111 3,263
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Baby Looney Tunes, Big House Bunny, Mutiny on the Bunny

2
8,548 2,990
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
cartoon lover added Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!, Scooby-Doo, Chill Out -

Be Cool Scooby Doo

3
6,262 2,974
Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

4
6,502 3,310
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Simpsons, Stand Up to Cancer, Do the Bartman

5
5,870 2,558
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
SpongeBob SquarePants, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Orange County

6
5,377 2,960
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show, Do the Bartman

7
5,868 1,619
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Pots and Pans

8
4,415 2,220
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Disney's House of Mouse, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Quack Pack

9
3,915 2,022
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue

10
4,066 2,321
Popeye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Bound by Honor, Fright to the Finish, Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy

11
5,327 2,569
Shaggy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc., What's New

12
5,022 2,157
Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
A Charlie Brown Christmas, It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown

13
5,714 2,714
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

14
4,414 2,005
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse, An Extremely Goofy Movie

15
5,412 2,144
Jerry Mouse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

16
5,572 2,226
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

17
5,761 2,410
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Baby Looney Tunes, Space Jam, What Makes Daffy Duck?

18
5,464 2,864
Batman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman

19
3,836 2,055
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Catch as Cats Can, Pop 'Im Pop!, Satan's Waitin'

20
3,369 1,792
Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Driving Mr. Pink

21
5,020 2,329
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction, Zip 'N Snort

22
3,629 1,645
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons

23
4,468 2,144
Tasmanian Devil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Baby Looney Tunes, Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas

24
3,376 2,032
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Space Jam, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, All Fowled Up

25
3,644 2,222
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

26
3,564 1,849
Charlie Brown is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
James Gunn's PG Porn, What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?

27
3,761 1,941
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Flintstones, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, The Flintstones

28
2,722 1,772
Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Scent-imental Over You, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, For Scent-imental Reasons

29
4,632 2,597
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

30
3,237 1,827
Yosemite Sam is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Big House Bunny, Mutiny on the Bunny, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction

31
3,506 1,949
Marvin the Martian is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Hasty Hare, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Hare-Way to the Stars

32
2,353 1,399
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Yogi Bear, Yogi's Great Escape, Yogi's Ark Lark

33
3,339 1,601
Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 33 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

34
3,545 1,795
Courage is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Ishan Bhardwaj added Courage the Cowardly Dog

35
2,887 1,422
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Rebel Without Claws, Satan's Waitin', Red Riding Hoodwinked

36
2,605 1,678
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The New Woody Woodpecker Show, The Loan Stranger, Fair Weather Fiends

37
2,781 1,835
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Rugrats, The Rugrats Movie, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie

38
1,701 559
Stitch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Issac Kwok added Stitch!, Stitch! The Movie, Lilo & Stitch

39
2,599 1,432
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Porky's Spring Planting, Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4, Porky's Hare Hunt

40
3,691 1,986
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

41
1,524 505
Donkey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
skinhead added Shrek the Halls, Shrek the Third, Shrek

42
3,332 1,913
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Dexter's Laboratory

43
2,579 1,515
Elmer Fudd is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
To Duck or Not to Duck, Slick Hare, What's Up

44
829 248
Pluto is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
cartoon lover added Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Quack Pack, Parade of the Award Nominees

45
3,830 2,309
Bender is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Futurama, Futurama

46
2,789 1,572
Chip 'n' Dale is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

47
2,831 2,000
Fry is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Futurama, Futurama

48
3,223 2,395
Goku is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

49
2,664 1,573
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
DuckTales, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, Super DuckTales

50
2,044 1,508
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show, The Simpsons Movie