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The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

Updated November 21, 2020 1.0m votes 53.3k voters 1.0m views320 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
    SpongeBob SquarePants
    16,870
    6,084

    SpongeBob SquarePants

    SpongeBob SquarePants, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
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  • 2
    Bugs Bunny
    19,552
    7,178

    Bugs Bunny

    Baby Looney Tunes, Big House Bunny
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  • 3
    Scooby Doo
    18,174
    6,720

    Scooby Doo

    Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!, Scooby-Doo

    Be Cool Scooby Doo

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  • 4
    Tom Cat
    12,461
    3,838

    Tom Cat

    Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie
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  • 5
    Jerry Mouse
    11,569
    3,664

    Jerry Mouse

    Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie
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  • 6
    Daffy Duck
    11,124
    4,410

    Daffy Duck

    Baby Looney Tunes, Space Jam
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  • 7
    Mickey Mouse
    14,592
    6,284

    Mickey Mouse

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse
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  • 8
    Winnie-the-Pooh
    8,315
    3,266

    Winnie-the-Pooh

    Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
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  • 9
    Goofy
    8,966
    3,874

    Goofy

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse
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  • 10
    Snoopy
    10,663
    4,143

    Snoopy

    A Charlie Brown Christmas, It's the Pied Piper
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  • 11
    Donald Duck
    9,648
    4,610

    Donald Duck

    Disney's House of Mouse, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
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  • 12
    Wile E. Coyote
    9,000
    4,182

    Wile E. Coyote

    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction
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  • 13
    Homer Simpson
    12,877
    6,311

    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons, Stand Up to Cancer
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  • 14
    Shaggy Rogers
    10,370
    4,710

    Shaggy Rogers

    Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc.
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  • 15
    Charlie Brown
    7,140
    3,510

    Charlie Brown

    What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?
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  • 16
    Shrek
    4,761
    1,833

    Shrek

    Shrek 2, Shrek the Halls
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  • 17
    Spider-Man
    4,659
    1,951

    Spider-Man

    Daredevil vs. Spider-Man, Spider-Man
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  • 18
    Eeyore
    6,406
    2,759

    Eeyore

    Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons, Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too
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  • 19
    Woody
    3,194
    1,195

    Woody

    Footloose, Footloose
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  • 20
    Taz
    7,585
    3,645

    Taz

    Baby Looney Tunes, Bah
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  • 21
    Fred Flintstone
    6,937
    3,479

    Fred Flintstone

    The Flintstones, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones
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  • 22
    Sylvester
    7,478
    3,822

    Sylvester

    Catch as Cats Can, Pop 'Im Pop!
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  • 23
    Bart Simpson
    10,400
    5,599

    Bart Simpson

    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show
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  • 24
    Batman
    9,157
    4,892

    Batman

    Batman Beyond, Young Justice
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  • 25
    Pink Panther
    7,507
    3,445

    Pink Panther

    Driving Mr. Pink
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