Fictional Characters

The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History 

Greg Hahn
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Updated May 28, 2020 920.3k votes 49.6k voters 924.2k views 323 items

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
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
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
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
SpongeBob SquarePants, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Orange County
4
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Baby Looney Tunes, Space Jam, What Makes Daffy Duck?
5
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie
6
Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 6 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
7
Jerry Mouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie
8
Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
A Charlie Brown Christmas, It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown
9
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse, An Extremely Goofy Movie
10
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 10 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
11
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 11 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
12
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Simpsons, Stand Up to Cancer, Do the Bartman
13
Shaggy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc., What's New
14
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Disney's House of Mouse, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Quack Pack
15
Charlie Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
James Gunn's PG Porn, What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?
16
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Flintstones, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, The Flintstones
17
Taz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Baby Looney Tunes, Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas
18
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe
19
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show, Do the Bartman
20
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Catch as Cats Can, Pop 'Im Pop!, Satan's Waitin'
21
Batman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman
22
Shrek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
16ctrepsis added Shrek 2, Shrek the Halls, Shrek Forever After
23
Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 23 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
24
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 24 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
25
Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Driving Mr. Pink