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The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

Updated October 15, 2020 1.0m votes 52.0k voters 984.0k views328 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    16,369
    5,856

    SpongeBob SquarePants

    SpongeBob SquarePants, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
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  • 2
    Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    19,126
    7,065

    Bugs Bunny

    Baby Looney Tunes, Big House Bunny
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  • 3
    Scooby Doo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    17,779
    6,605

    Scooby Doo

    Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!, Scooby-Doo

    Be Cool Scooby Doo

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  • 4
    Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    12,096
    3,746

    Tom Cat

    Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie
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  • 5
    Jerry Mouse is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    11,260
    3,560

    Jerry Mouse

    Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie
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  • 6
    Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    10,914
    4,317

    Daffy Duck

    Baby Looney Tunes, Space Jam
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  • 7
    Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    14,309
    6,192

    Mickey Mouse

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse
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  • 8
    Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    8,108
    3,194

    Winnie-the-Pooh

    Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
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  • 9
    Goofy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    8,771
    3,808

    Goofy

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse
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  • 10
    Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    10,457
    4,058

    Snoopy

    A Charlie Brown Christmas, It's the Pied Piper
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  • 11
    Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    9,464
    4,545

    Donald Duck

    Disney's House of Mouse, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
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  • 12
    Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    8,858
    4,093

    Wile E. Coyote

    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction
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  • 13
    Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    12,664
    6,242

    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons, Stand Up to Cancer
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  • 14
    Shrek is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    4,600
    1,739

    Shrek

    Shrek 2, Shrek the Halls
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  • 15
    Shaggy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    10,204
    4,643

    Shaggy Rogers

    Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc.
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  • 16
    Charlie Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    7,001
    3,434

    Charlie Brown

    What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?
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  • 17
    Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    4,502
    1,876

    Spider-Man

    Daredevil vs. Spider-Man, Spider-Man
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  • 18
    Woody is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    3,066
    1,131

    Woody

    Footloose, Footloose
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  • 19
    Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    6,816
    3,417

    Fred Flintstone

    The Flintstones, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones
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  • 20
    Taz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    7,470
    3,590

    Taz

    Baby Looney Tunes, Bah
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  • 21
    Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    6,264
    2,706

    Eeyore

    Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons, Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too
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  • 22
    Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    7,367
    3,773

    Sylvester

    Catch as Cats Can, Pop 'Im Pop!
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  • 23
    Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    10,245
    5,551

    Bart Simpson

    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show
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  • 24
    Batman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    9,035
    4,832

    Batman

    Batman Beyond, Young Justice
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  • 25
    Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
    7,372
    3,407

    Pink Panther

    Driving Mr. Pink
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