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.

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1
10,564 3,721
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
9,712 3,414
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
7,380 3,433
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
7,469 3,801
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
7,029 2,880
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
6,064 3,362
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
6,937 1,784
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Pots and Pans

8
5,134 2,587
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
4,515 2,335
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
4,677 2,657
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
5,981 2,855
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
5,746 2,406
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
4,999 2,246
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse, An Extremely Goofy Movie

14
6,257 2,374
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

15
6,057 2,301
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
6,255 3,053
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

17
6,444 2,580
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
4,368 2,271
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Catch as Cats Can, Pop 'Im Pop!, Satan's Waitin'

19
5,957 3,107
Batman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman

20
3,948 1,997
Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Driving Mr. Pink

21
5,560 2,510
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
4,122 1,805
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
4,891 2,301
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
3,792 2,259
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
3,972 2,016
Charlie Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
James Gunn's PG Porn, What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?