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
9,670 3,471
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
6,732 3,137
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
9,015 3,159
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
6,881 3,519
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
4,685 2,345
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
6,305 2,678
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
6,271 1,683
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Pots and Pans

8
5,624 3,125
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
4,289 2,456
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
5,289 2,238
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
4,128 2,143
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
4,641 2,085
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
6,007 2,462
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
5,528 2,680
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
4,017 2,122
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
3,574 1,857
Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Driving Mr. Pink

17
5,210 2,376
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
5,906 2,846
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

19
5,654 2,192
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
5,823 2,272
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

21
3,519 2,115
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
5,622 2,961
Batman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman

23
2,849 1,855
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
3,814 1,699
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
3,361 1,889
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

26
3,493 1,648
Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 26 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

27
4,625 2,197
Tasmanian Devil is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Baby Looney Tunes, Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas

28
2,480 1,454
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Yogi Bear, Yogi's Great Escape, Yogi's Ark Lark

29
3,718 1,912
Charlie Brown is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
James Gunn's PG Porn, What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?

30
3,900 2,005
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Flintstones, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, The Flintstones

31
3,760 2,319
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

32
2,712 1,740
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The New Woody Woodpecker Show, The Loan Stranger, Fair Weather Fiends

33
2,709 1,481
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Porky's Spring Planting, Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4, Porky's Hare Hunt

34
4,743 2,705
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

35
3,623 2,009
Marvin the Martian is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Hasty Hare, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Hare-Way to the Stars

36
2,677 1,575
Elmer Fudd is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
To Duck or Not to Duck, Slick Hare, What's Up

37
3,021 1,464
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Rebel Without Claws, Satan's Waitin', Red Riding Hoodwinked

38
2,883 1,630
Chip 'n' Dale is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

39
3,677 1,868
Courage is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Ishan Bhardwaj added Courage the Cowardly Dog

40
1,860 616
Stitch is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Issac Kwok added Stitch!, Stitch! The Movie, Lilo & Stitch

41
1,791 953
Speedy Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Looney Tunes Show, Mexican Boarders, Fiesta Fiasco

42
1,645 552
Donkey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
skinhead added Shrek the Halls, Shrek the Third, Shrek

43
2,862 1,916
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Rugrats, The Rugrats Movie, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie

44
3,779 2,052
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

45
3,428 1,982
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Dexter's Laboratory

46
934 296
Pluto is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
cartoon lover added Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Quack Pack, Parade of the Award Nominees

47
3,917 2,383
Bender is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Futurama, Futurama

48
1,486 558
Shrek is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
16ctrepsis added Shrek 2, Shrek the Halls, Shrek Forever After

49
2,763 1,626
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
3,339 2,491
Goku is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball