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
7,553 2,716
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
7,146 2,498
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
4,715 1,404
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom and Jerry Pots and Pans

4
5,097 2,530
Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 4 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

5
5,477 2,758
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Homer Simpson The Simpsons, Stand Up to Cancer, Do the Bartman

6
4,687 1,911
Jerry Mouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Jerry Mouse Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

7
4,715 2,174
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Orange County

8
4,829 2,024
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom Cat Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

9
5,098 2,199
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Daffy Duck Baby Looney Tunes, Space Jam, What Makes Daffy Duck?

10
4,645 2,211
Shaggy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Shaggy Rogers Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc., What's New

11
4,635 2,478
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Bart Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show, Do the Bartman

12
4,292 1,889
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
5,082 2,319
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
3,720 1,884
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Donald Duck Disney's House of Mouse, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Quack Pack

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15
3,815 1,762
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Goofy Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse, An Extremely Goofy Movie

16
3,463 1,947
Popeye is listed (or ranked) 16 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

17
4,494 2,125
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 17 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

18
4,876 2,563
Batman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Batman Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman

19
3,303 1,682
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 19 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

20
3,989 1,941
Tasmanian Devil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tasmanian Devil Baby Looney Tunes, Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas

21
3,387 1,823
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Sylvester Catch as Cats Can, Pop 'Im Pop!, Satan's Waitin'

The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History

22
1,197 384
Stitch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Issac Kwok added Stitch Stitch!, Stitch! The Movie, Lilo & Stitch

23
1,068 332
Donkey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
skinhead added Donkey Shrek the Halls, Shrek the Third, Shrek

24
2,870 1,562
Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Pink Panther Driving Mr. Pink

25
3,337 1,743
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Fred Flintstone The Flintstones, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, The Flintstones

26
3,078 1,441
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 26 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

27
3,103 1,648
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
4,215 2,286
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Peter Griffin Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

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29
2,913 1,403
Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 29 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

30
3,248 1,914
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Brian Griffin Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

31
503 124
Dory is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
cartoon lover added Dory Finding Dory, Finding Nemo

32
3,000 1,794
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Foghorn Leghorn Space Jam, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, All Fowled Up

33
3,115 1,565
Courage is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Ishan Bhardwaj added Courage Courage the Cowardly Dog

34
3,154 1,738
Marvin the Martian is listed (or ranked) 34 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

35
2,883 1,614
Yosemite Sam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Yosemite Sam Big House Bunny, Mutiny on the Bunny, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction

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36
997 371
Shrek is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
1512564963328 added Shrek Shrek 2, Shrek the Halls, Shrek Forever After

37
2,479 1,275
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tweety The Rebel Without Claws, Satan's Waitin', Red Riding Hoodwinked

38
461 125
Pluto is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
cartoon lover added Pluto Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Quack Pack, Parade of the Award Nominees

39
1,101 436
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
1512564963328 added Deadpool Deadpool, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hulk Vs

40
2,396 1,538
Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 40 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

41
3,352 1,807
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

42
3,035 1,712
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Dexter Dexter's Laboratory

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43
2,283 1,274
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 43 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

44
416 120
Nemo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
cartoon lover added Nemo

45
1,996 1,239
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Yogi Bear Yogi Bear, Yogi's Great Escape, Yogi's Ark Lark

46
3,514 2,079
Bender is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Bender Futurama, Futurama

47
2,512 1,600
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tommy Pickles Rugrats, The Rugrats Movie, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie

48
2,485 1,428
Chip 'n' Dale is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Chip 'n' Dale Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

49
2,305 1,354
Elmer Fudd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Elmer Fudd To Duck or Not to Duck, Slick Hare, What's Up

50
2,288 1,494
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Woody Woodpecker The New Woody Woodpecker Show, The Loan Stranger, Fair Weather Fiends