Fictional Characters 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.

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1
11,987 4,249
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
10,998 3,910
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
8,551 3,904
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
8,571 3,247
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
SpongeBob SquarePants, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Orange County
5
8,356 4,256
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Simpsons, Stand Up to Cancer, Do the Bartman
6
5,891 2,960
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Disney's House of Mouse, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Quack Pack
7
6,857 3,760
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show, Do the Bartman
8
5,223 2,695
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 8 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
9
5,373 3,030
Popeye is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Bound by Honor, Fright to the Finish, Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy
10
6,757 3,148
Shaggy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc., What's New
11
6,549 2,662
Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
A Charlie Brown Christmas, It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown
12
5,638 2,532
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse, An Extremely Goofy Movie
13
7,082 2,566
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie
14
6,837 2,506
Jerry Mouse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie
15
7,142 2,783
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Baby Looney Tunes, Space Jam, What Makes Daffy Duck?
16
4,924 2,524
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Catch as Cats Can, Pop 'Im Pop!, Satan's Waitin'
17
4,556 2,242
Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Driving Mr. Pink
18
6,561 3,403
Batman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman
19
6,120 2,712
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 19 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
20
4,738 2,013
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 20 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
21
4,499 2,182
Charlie Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
James Gunn's PG Porn, What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?
22
6,798 3,351
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe
23
4,216 2,485
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Space Jam, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, All Fowled Up
24
5,334 2,504
Taz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Baby Looney Tunes, Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas
25
4,580 2,258
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Flintstones, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, The Flintstones