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
9,422 3,374
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
8,811 3,076
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
6,511 3,053
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
6,696 3,428
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
6,111 2,622
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
5,501 3,062
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
6,080 1,650
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Pots and Pans

8
4,545 2,277
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
4,030 2,093
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
4,185 2,392
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
5,441 2,633
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
5,164 2,203
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
4,525 2,049
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
5,815 2,788
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

15
5,552 2,169
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
5,718 2,249
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
5,892 2,435
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
3,941 2,084
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
5,555 2,918
Batman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman

20
3,474 1,827
Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Driving Mr. Pink

21
5,125 2,346
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
3,723 1,682
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
4,560 2,173
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
3,449 2,073
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
3,649 1,882
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?

26
3,703 2,275
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

27
3,836 1,974
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
2,782 1,818
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
4,688 2,656
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

30
3,300 1,855
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
3,569 1,978
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
2,419 1,424
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
3,416 1,621
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
2,959 1,444
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Rebel Without Claws, Satan's Waitin', Red Riding Hoodwinked

35
3,609 1,833
Courage is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Ishan Bhardwaj added Courage the Cowardly Dog

36
2,663 1,707
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
2,823 1,880
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
2,660 1,450
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
1,784 590
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
3,740 2,018
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

41
1,592 530
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
3,379 1,949
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Dexter's Laboratory

43
2,629 1,541
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
887 270
Pluto is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
cartoon lover added Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Quack Pack, Parade of the Award Nominees

45
3,869 2,350
Bender is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Futurama, Futurama

46
2,837 1,602
Chip 'n' Dale is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

47
3,302 2,447
Goku is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

48
2,714 1,600
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
DuckTales, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, Super DuckTales

49
2,863 2,046
Fry is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Futurama, Futurama

50
1,436 533
Shrek is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
1512564963328 added Shrek 2, Shrek the Halls, Shrek Forever After