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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.

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1
5,790 2,229
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
5,587 2,119
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Scooby-Doo Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!, Scooby-Doo, Chill Out

3
3,145 1,122
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
3,800 2,039
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
4,265 2,223
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
3,975 1,764
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Daffy Duck Baby Looney Tunes, Space Jam, What Makes Daffy Duck?

7
3,582 1,785
Shaggy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Shaggy Rogers Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc., What's New

8
3,628 1,673
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
3,635 1,666
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
3,604 2,026
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Bart Simpson The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show, Do the Bartman

11
3,464 1,613
Jerry Mouse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Jerry Mouse Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

12
4,001 2,099
Batman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Batman Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman

13
3,272 1,550
Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Snoopy A Charlie Brown Christmas, It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown

14
2,840 1,508
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
3,991 1,970
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Stewie Griffin Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

16
3,416 1,856
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Orange County

17
2,585 1,586
Popeye is listed (or ranked) 17 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

18
2,599 1,459
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Sylvester Catch as Cats Can, Pop 'Im Pop!, Satan's Waitin'

19
2,888 1,473
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Goofy Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse, An Extremely Goofy Movie

20
3,145 1,621
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
2,634 1,376
Fred Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Fred Flintstone The Flintstones, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, The Flintstones

The Best Adult Cartoon Shows in TV History

22
2,410 1,367
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 22 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

23
2,352 1,395
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Foghorn Leghorn Space Jam, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, All Fowled Up

24
2,358 1,301
Charlie Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Charlie Brown James Gunn's PG Porn, What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?

25
2,513 1,389
Marvin the Martian is listed (or ranked) 25 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

26
2,272 1,267
Yosemite Sam is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Yosemite Sam Big House Bunny, Mutiny on the Bunny, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction

27
3,404 1,964
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Peter Griffin Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

28
2,085 1,271
Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Pink Panther Driving Mr. Pink

TV Cartoon Neighbors You'd Happily Live Next to

29
2,508 1,608
Brian Griffin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Brian Griffin Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

30
2,260 1,186
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 30 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

31
1,834 1,177
Pepé Le Pew is listed (or ranked) 31 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

32
2,152 1,153
Eeyore is listed (or ranked) 32 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

33
2,724 1,479
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

34
2,989 1,714
Bender is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Bender Futurama, Futurama

35
2,432 1,406
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Dexter Dexter's Laboratory

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36
1,821 1,031
Tweety is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tweety The Rebel Without Claws, Satan's Waitin', Red Riding Hoodwinked

37
2,291 1,341
Courage is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Ishan Bhardwaj added Courage Courage the Cowardly Dog

38
1,810 1,166
Woody Woodpecker is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Woody Woodpecker The New Woody Woodpecker Show, The Loan Stranger, Fair Weather Fiends

39
1,982 1,277
Tommy Pickles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tommy Pickles Rugrats, The Rugrats Movie, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie

40
1,722 1,011
Porky Pig is listed (or ranked) 40 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

41
1,807 1,068
Elmer Fudd is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Elmer Fudd To Duck or Not to Duck, Slick Hare, What's Up

42
1,968 1,145
Chip 'n' Dale is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Chip 'n' Dale Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

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43
1,921 1,160
Scrooge McDuck is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Scrooge McDuck DuckTales, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, Super DuckTales

44
2,059 1,254
Yakko, Wakko, and Dot is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

45
2,148 1,442
Fry is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Fry Futurama, Futurama

46
2,012 1,238
Pinky is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

47
1,438 993
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Yogi Bear Yogi Bear, Yogi's Great Escape, Yogi's Ark Lark

48
2,427 1,581
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Eric Cartman South Park, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

49
2,483 1,764
Goku is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History

50
1,813 997
Velma Dinkley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Velma Dinkley Scooby-Doo! and the Legend of the Vampire, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Scooby-Doo