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. 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
8,571 3,075
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
8,113 2,836
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
5,880 2,833
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
6,159 3,151
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
5,139 2,816
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show, Do the Bartman

6
5,482 2,479
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
SpongeBob SquarePants, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Orange County

7
5,558 1,566
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Pots and Pans

8
4,199 2,126
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
3,739 1,919
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
3,891 2,207
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
5,135 2,470
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
4,816 2,075
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
5,534 2,620
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

14
4,253 1,940
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
5,209 2,102
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
5,374 2,181
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
5,598 2,348
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
5,319 2,780
Batman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman

19
3,722 1,977
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
4,886 2,279
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 20 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

21
3,216 1,733
Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Driving Mr. Pink

22
3,468 1,601
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
4,356 2,078
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
3,284 1,954
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
3,544 2,150
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

26
3,657 1,882
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Flintstones, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, The Flintstones

27
3,441 1,793
Charlie Brown is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
James Gunn's PG Porn, What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?

28
2,639 1,690
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
4,524 2,528
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

30
3,152 1,762
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
3,423 1,884
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
2,264 1,348
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
3,231 1,550
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
3,424 1,747
Courage is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Ishan Bhardwaj added Courage the Cowardly Dog

35
2,521 1,623
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The New Woody Woodpecker Show, The Loan Stranger, Fair Weather Fiends

36
2,778 1,384
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Rebel Without Claws, Satan's Waitin', Red Riding Hoodwinked

37
2,722 1,765
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
2,518 1,388
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Porky's Spring Planting, Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4, Porky's Hare Hunt

39
1,581 520
Stitch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Issac Kwok added Stitch!, Stitch! The Movie, Lilo & Stitch

40
3,602 1,938
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

41
1,424 467
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
3,261 1,858
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Dexter's Laboratory

43
2,512 1,466
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
3,760 2,251
Bender is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Futurama, Futurama

45
2,713 1,533
Chip 'n' Dale is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

46
2,775 1,938
Fry is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Futurama, Futurama

47
1,276 757
Joker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
jumpyone2 added Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Batman: The Animated Series, Fight Batman Fight!

48
1,984 1,456
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

49
3,139 2,333
Goku is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

50
732 221
Pluto is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
cartoon lover added Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Quack Pack, Parade of the Award Nominees