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.

list ordered by

1
9,136 3,273
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
8,568 2,998
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
6,278 2,983
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
6,518 3,321
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
5,891 2,561
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
5,383 2,970
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
5,886 1,621
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Pots and Pans

8
4,421 2,227
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
3,918 2,030
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
4,074 2,327
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
5,337 2,575
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
5,032 2,162
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
5,719 2,717
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

14
4,420 2,012
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
5,423 2,146
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
5,583 2,227
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
5,769 2,412
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
5,471 2,867
Batman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman

19
3,840 2,059
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
3,371 1,795
Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Driving Mr. Pink

21
5,024 2,331
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
3,630 1,649
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
4,474 2,146
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
3,378 2,036
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
3,645 2,225
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

26
3,569 1,853
Charlie Brown is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
James Gunn's PG Porn, What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?

27
3,764 1,945
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Flintstones, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, The Flintstones

28
2,726 1,777
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
4,633 2,600
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

30
3,239 1,829
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
3,509 1,951
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
2,356 1,402
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
3,339 1,604
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
3,547 1,797
Courage is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Ishan Bhardwaj added Courage the Cowardly Dog

35
2,889 1,425
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Rebel Without Claws, Satan's Waitin', Red Riding Hoodwinked

36
2,605 1,681
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The New Woody Woodpecker Show, The Loan Stranger, Fair Weather Fiends

37
2,783 1,838
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
1,707 560
Stitch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Issac Kwok added Stitch!, Stitch! The Movie, Lilo & Stitch

39
2,602 1,434
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Porky's Spring Planting, Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4, Porky's Hare Hunt

40
3,694 1,988
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

41
1,528 507
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
3,335 1,915
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Dexter's Laboratory

43
2,582 1,517
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
3,832 2,312
Bender is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Futurama, Futurama

45
832 250
Pluto is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
cartoon lover added Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Quack Pack, Parade of the Award Nominees

46
2,792 1,574
Chip 'n' Dale is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

47
2,834 2,002
Fry is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Futurama, Futurama

48
3,230 2,396
Goku is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

49
2,666 1,576
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
DuckTales, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, Super DuckTales

50
2,045 1,511
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show, The Simpsons Movie