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The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

Updated March 1, 2021 1.0m votes 57.7k voters 1.1m views319 items

List RulesVote 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.

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  • 1
    17,180
    6,312

    SpongeBob SquarePants

    SpongeBob SquarePants, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
  • 2
    19,430
    7,148

    Bugs Bunny

    Baby Looney Tunes, Big House Bunny
  • 3
    18,041
    6,638

    Scooby Doo

    Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!, Scooby-Doo

    Be Cool Scooby Doo

  • 4
    12,686
    3,882

    Tom Cat

    Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie
  • 5
    11,824
    3,674

    Jerry Mouse

    Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie
  • 6
    11,007
    4,444

    Daffy Duck

    Baby Looney Tunes, Space Jam
  • 7
    14,262
    6,081

    Mickey Mouse

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse
  • 8
    8,359
    3,345

    Winnie-the-Pooh

    Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
  • 9
    10,510
    4,043

    Snoopy

    A Charlie Brown Christmas, It's the Pied Piper
  • 10
    8,807
    3,804

    Goofy

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse
  • 11
    9,439
    4,429

    Donald Duck

    Disney's House of Mouse, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • 12
    12,482
    5,988

    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons, Stand Up to Cancer
  • 13
    10,052
    4,561

    Shaggy Rogers

    Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc.
  • 14
    5,001
    1,976

    Shrek

    Shrek 2, Shrek the Halls
  • 15
    8,738
    4,132

    Wile E. Coyote

    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction
  • 16
    7,035
    3,474

    Charlie Brown

    What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?
  • 17
    6,793
    3,405

    Fred Flintstone

    The Flintstones, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones
  • 18
    4,858
    2,034

    Spider-Man

    Daredevil vs. Spider-Man, Spider-Man
  • 19
    7,326
    3,552

    Taz

    Baby Looney Tunes, Bah
  • 20
    7,212
    3,659

    Sylvester

    Catch as Cats Can, Pop 'Im Pop!
  • 21
    3,364
    1,310

    Woody

    Footloose, Footloose
  • 22
    9,992
    5,266

    Bart Simpson

    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show
  • 23
    7,977
    3,967

    Tigger

    A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • 24
    6,308
    2,759

    Eeyore

    Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons, Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too
  • 25
    7,305
    3,317

    Pink Panther

    Driving Mr. Pink