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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
6,160 2,410
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Bugs Bunny Baby Looney Tunes, Big House Bunny, Mutiny on the Bunny

2
5,958 2,248
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Scooby-Doo Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!, Scooby-Doo, Chill Out

3
3,470 1,234
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom and Jerry Pots and Pans

4
4,077 2,188
Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

5
4,555 2,358
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Homer Simpson The Simpsons, Stand Up to Cancer, Do the Bartman

6
4,205 1,903
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Daffy Duck Baby Looney Tunes, Space Jam, What Makes Daffy Duck?

7
3,843 1,910
Shaggy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Shaggy Rogers Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc., What's New

8
3,855 2,146
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Bart Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show, Do the Bartman

9
3,856 1,797
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom Cat Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

10
3,687 1,720
Jerry Mouse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Jerry Mouse Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

11
3,829 1,794
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Wile E. Coyote Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction, Zip 'N Snort

12
3,501 1,638
Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Snoopy A Charlie Brown Christmas, It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown

13
4,251 2,065
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Stewie Griffin Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

14
3,692 1,954
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Orange County

The 20 Most Sexually Aggressive Cartoon Characters

15
4,211 2,215
Batman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Batman Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman

16
3,024 1,612
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Donald Duck Disney's House of Mouse, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Quack Pack

17
3,072 1,562
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Goofy Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse, An Extremely Goofy Movie

18
2,767 1,682
Popeye is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Popeye Bound by Honor, Fright to the Finish, Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy

19
2,770 1,554
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Sylvester Catch as Cats Can, Pop 'Im Pop!, Satan's Waitin'

20
3,326 1,707
Tasmanian Devil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tasmanian Devil Baby Looney Tunes, Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas

21
2,604 1,448
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tigger A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue

The Best Fantasy Authors

22
2,808 1,471
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Fred Flintstone The Flintstones, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, The Flintstones

23
2,540 1,381
Charlie Brown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Charlie Brown James Gunn's PG Porn, What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?

24
2,517 1,490
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Foghorn Leghorn Space Jam, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, All Fowled Up

25
3,579 2,064
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Peter Griffin Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

26
2,448 1,253
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Winnie-the-Pooh Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons

27
2,655 1,493
Marvin the Martian is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Marvin the Martian The Hasty Hare, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Hare-Way to the Stars

28
2,245 1,365
Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Pink Panther Driving Mr. Pink

The Hottest Cartoon Characters Of All Time

29
2,405 1,366
Yosemite Sam is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Yosemite Sam Big House Bunny, Mutiny on the Bunny, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction

30
2,673 1,690
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Brian Griffin Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

31
2,324 1,227
Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Eeyore Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons, Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse

32
1,975 1,267
Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Pepé Le Pew Scent-imental Over You, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, For Scent-imental Reasons

33
2,872 1,574
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

34
3,132 1,810
Bender is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Bender Futurama, Futurama

35
2,466 1,410
Courage is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Ishan Bhardwaj added Courage Courage the Cowardly Dog

Infuriating Images That Will Trigger You

36
2,577 1,487
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Dexter Dexter's Laboratory

37
1,964 1,105
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tweety The Rebel Without Claws, Satan's Waitin', Red Riding Hoodwinked

38
2,126 1,356
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tommy Pickles Rugrats, The Rugrats Movie, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie

39
1,935 1,260
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Woody Woodpecker The New Woody Woodpecker Show, The Loan Stranger, Fair Weather Fiends

40
1,848 1,090
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Porky Pig Porky's Spring Planting, Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4, Porky's Hare Hunt

41
1,931 1,148
Elmer Fudd is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Elmer Fudd To Duck or Not to Duck, Slick Hare, What's Up

42
2,093 1,226
Chip 'n' Dale is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Chip 'n' Dale Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

The Best Fat Cartoon Characters on TV

43
2,198 1,330
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

44
2,043 1,242
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Scrooge McDuck DuckTales, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, Super DuckTales

45
2,278 1,524
Fry is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Fry Futurama, Futurama

46
2,132 1,321
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

47
1,564 1,060
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Yogi Bear Yogi Bear, Yogi's Great Escape, Yogi's Ark Lark

48
2,564 1,668
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Eric Cartman South Park, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

49
702 414
The Joker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
jumpyone2 added The Joker

50
2,603 1,862
Goku is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History