Cartoons The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History  

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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
9,982 3,555
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
6,976 3,239
Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 2 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

3
9,257 3,249
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 3 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

4
7,082 3,608
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
4,838 2,427
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Disney's House of Mouse, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Quack Pack

6
6,525 2,756
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
6,500 1,712
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Pots and Pans

8
5,755 3,198
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show, Do the Bartman

9
4,406 2,531
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
5,440 2,293
Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
A Charlie Brown Christmas, It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown

11
4,251 2,202
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
4,750 2,140
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
6,148 2,505
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Baby Looney Tunes, Space Jam, What Makes Daffy Duck?

14
5,677 2,738
Shaggy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc., What's New

15
4,124 2,178
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Catch as Cats Can, Pop 'Im Pop!, Satan's Waitin'

16
3,706 1,901
Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Driving Mr. Pink

17
5,327 2,425
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 17 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

18
5,977 2,299
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

19
5,794 2,222
Jerry Mouse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

20
6,014 2,913
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

21
3,613 2,169
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Space Jam, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, All Fowled Up

22
5,738 3,006
Batman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman

23
2,933 1,905
Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Scent-imental Over You, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, For Scent-imental Reasons

24
3,922 1,741
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 24 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

25
3,454 1,937
Yosemite Sam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Big House Bunny, Mutiny on the Bunny, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction