Fictional Characters 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. 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.

1
8,281 2,967
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Bugs Bunny Baby Looney Tunes, Big House Bunny, Mutiny on the Bunny

2
7,830 2,734
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
cartoon lover added Scooby Doo Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!, Scooby-Doo, Chill Out - Be Cool Scooby Doo

3
5,659 2,740
Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

4
5,955 3,015
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Homer Simpson The Simpsons, Stand Up to Cancer, Do the Bartman

5
5,005 2,703
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Bart Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show, Do the Bartman

6
5,279 2,396
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Orange County

7
5,329 1,526
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom and Jerry Pots and Pans

8
4,061 2,051
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Donald Duck Disney's House of Mouse, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Quack Pack

9
3,616 1,838
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tigger A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue

10
3,787 2,122
Popeye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Popeye Bound by Honor, Fright to the Finish, Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy

11
5,013 2,398
Shaggy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Shaggy Rogers Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc., What's New

12
4,680 2,013
Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Snoopy A Charlie Brown Christmas, It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown

13
5,429 2,527
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Stewie Griffin Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

14
4,150 1,892
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Goofy Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse, An Extremely Goofy Movie

15
5,077 2,050
Jerry Mouse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Jerry Mouse Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

16
5,240 2,135
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom Cat Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

17
5,484 2,303
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Daffy Duck Baby Looney Tunes, Space Jam, What Makes Daffy Duck?

18
5,199 2,714
Batman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Batman Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman

19
3,644 1,928
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Sylvester Catch as Cats Can, Pop 'Im Pop!, Satan's Waitin'

20
4,796 2,234
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Wile E. Coyote Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction, Zip 'N Snort

21
3,142 1,685
Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Pink Panther Driving Mr. Pink

22
3,383 1,564
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Winnie-the-Pooh Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons

23
4,276 2,041
Tasmanian Devil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tasmanian Devil Baby Looney Tunes, Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas

24
3,220 1,910
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Foghorn Leghorn Space Jam, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, All Fowled Up

25
3,487 2,081
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Brian Griffin Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

26
3,587 1,841
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Fred Flintstone The Flintstones, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, The Flintstones

27
3,371 1,752
Charlie Brown is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Charlie Brown James Gunn's PG Porn, What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?

28
2,585 1,643
Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Pepé Le Pew Scent-imental Over You, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, For Scent-imental Reasons

29
4,460 2,456
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Peter Griffin Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

30
3,093 1,715
Yosemite Sam is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Yosemite Sam Big House Bunny, Mutiny on the Bunny, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction

31
3,367 1,838
Marvin the Martian is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Marvin the Martian The Hasty Hare, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Hare-Way to the Stars

32
2,210 1,309
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Yogi Bear Yogi Bear, Yogi's Great Escape, Yogi's Ark Lark

33
3,161 1,519
Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Eeyore Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons, Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse

34
3,367 1,699
Courage is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Ishan Bhardwaj added Courage Courage the Cowardly Dog

35
2,711 1,356
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tweety The Rebel Without Claws, Satan's Waitin', Red Riding Hoodwinked

36
2,457 1,593
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Woody Woodpecker The New Woody Woodpecker Show, The Loan Stranger, Fair Weather Fiends

37
2,682 1,715
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tommy Pickles Rugrats, The Rugrats Movie, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie

38
1,491 490
Stitch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Issac Kwok added Stitch Stitch!, Stitch! The Movie, Lilo & Stitch

39
1,350 435
Donkey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
skinhead added Donkey Shrek the Halls, Shrek the Third, Shrek

40
3,547 1,904
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

41
2,461 1,358
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Porky Pig Porky's Spring Planting, Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4, Porky's Hare Hunt

42
3,213 1,819
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Dexter Dexter's Laboratory

43
3,707 2,204
Bender is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Bender Futurama, Futurama

44
2,461 1,443
Elmer Fudd is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Elmer Fudd To Duck or Not to Duck, Slick Hare, What's Up

45
2,667 1,502
Chip 'n' Dale is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Chip 'n' Dale Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

46
681 198
Pluto is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
cartoon lover added Pluto Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Quack Pack, Parade of the Award Nominees

47
2,730 1,894
Fry is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Fry Futurama, Futurama

48
1,220 716
Joker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
jumpyone2 added Joker Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Batman: The Animated Series, Fight Batman Fight!

49
1,936 1,412
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Lisa Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show, The Simpsons Movie

50
3,073 2,271
Goku is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History