Cartoons 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. 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
10,579 3,728
Bugs Bunny is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Baby Looney Tunes, Big House Bunny, Mutiny on the Bunny

2
9,729 3,419
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
cartoon lover added Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!, Scooby-Doo, Chill Out

Be Cool Scooby Doo

3
7,391 3,440
Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse, Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color

4
7,485 3,807
Homer Simpson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Simpsons, Stand Up to Cancer, Do the Bartman

5
7,042 2,884
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
SpongeBob SquarePants, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Orange County

6
6,075 3,367
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
The Simpsons, The Tracey Ullman Show, Do the Bartman

7
6,951 1,786
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Pots and Pans

8
5,141 2,593
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Disney's House of Mouse, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Quack Pack

9
4,523 2,341
Tigger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
A Winnie the Pooh Thanksgiving, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue

10
4,686 2,662
Popeye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Bound by Honor, Fright to the Finish, Popeye's Voyage: The Quest for Pappy

11
5,992 2,858
Shaggy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Scooby-Doo! Mystery, Inc., What's New

12
5,753 2,410
Snoopy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
A Charlie Brown Christmas, It's the Pied Piper, Charlie Brown

13
5,006 2,249
Goofy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney's House of Mouse, An Extremely Goofy Movie

14
6,267 2,376
Tom Cat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

15
6,066 2,303
Jerry Mouse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Tom and Jerry, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

16
6,266 3,059
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

17
6,452 2,584
Daffy Duck is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Baby Looney Tunes, Space Jam, What Makes Daffy Duck?

18
4,374 2,275
Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Catch as Cats Can, Pop 'Im Pop!, Satan's Waitin'

19
5,964 3,111
Batman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Batman Beyond, Young Justice, Batman

20
3,955 1,999
Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Driving Mr. Pink

21
5,568 2,513
Wile E. Coyote is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner, Looney Tunes: Stranger Than Fiction, Zip 'N Snort

22
4,131 1,807
Winnie-the-Pooh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree, Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons

23
4,898 2,305
Tasmanian Devil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Baby Looney Tunes, Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas

24
3,794 2,263
Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
Space Jam, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, All Fowled Up

25
3,980 2,019
Charlie Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History
James Gunn's PG Porn, What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?