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The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

Updated February 12, 2021 1.0m votes 55.8k 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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  • Bugs Bunny1
    19,605
    7,184

    Bugs Bunny

    Baby Looney Tunes, Big House Bunny
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  • Scooby Doo2
    18,214
    6,683

    Scooby Doo

    Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!, Scooby-Doo

    Be Cool Scooby Doo

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  • SpongeBob SquarePants3
    17,193
    6,330

    SpongeBob SquarePants

    SpongeBob SquarePants, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
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  • Tom Cat4
    12,685
    3,908

    Tom Cat

    Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie
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  • Jerry Mouse5
    11,829
    3,710

    Jerry Mouse

    Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie
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  • Daffy Duck6
    11,181
    4,466

    Daffy Duck

    Baby Looney Tunes, Space Jam
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  • Mickey Mouse7
    14,505
    6,212

    Mickey Mouse

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse
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  • Winnie-the-Pooh8
    8,429
    3,334

    Winnie-the-Pooh

    Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
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  • Snoopy9
    10,699
    4,124

    Snoopy

    A Charlie Brown Christmas, It's the Pied Piper
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  • Goofy10
    8,971
    3,877

    Goofy

    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse
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  • Donald Duck11
    9,625
    4,546

    Donald Duck

    Disney's House of Mouse, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
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  • Homer Simpson12
    12,752
    6,166

    Homer Simpson

    The Simpsons, Stand Up to Cancer
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  • Wile E. Coyote13
    8,953
    4,207

    Wile E. Coyote

    Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction
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  • Shaggy Rogers14
    10,304
    4,649

    Shaggy Rogers

    Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc.
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  • Charlie Brown15
    7,172
    3,512

    Charlie Brown

    What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?
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  • Shrek16
    4,929
    1,933

    Shrek

    Shrek 2, Shrek the Halls
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  • Eeyore17
    6,437
    2,789

    Eeyore

    Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons, Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too
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  • Fred Flintstone18
    6,939
    3,465

    Fred Flintstone

    The Flintstones, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones
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  • Spider-Man19
    4,798
    2,026

    Spider-Man

    Daredevil vs. Spider-Man, Spider-Man
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  • Woody20
    3,312
    1,270

    Woody

    Footloose, Footloose
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  • Taz21
    7,511
    3,643

    Taz

    Baby Looney Tunes, Bah
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  • Bart Simpson22
    10,266
    5,455

    Bart Simpson

    The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show
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  • Sylvester23
    7,426
    3,765

    Sylvester

    Catch as Cats Can, Pop 'Im Pop!
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  • Pink Panther24
    7,480
    3,416

    Pink Panther

    Driving Mr. Pink
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  • Batman25
    9,033
    4,809

    Batman

    Batman Beyond, Young Justice
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