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The Best Cat Cartoons 

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Updated July 13, 2020 404 votes 59 voters 2.3k views 32 items

List Rules Vote up the cartoons that primarily feature cats.

The best cartoons have been filled with animals rather than humans since the beginning of animation. From Garfield to The Pink Panther, there's no shortage of colorful and unique cats that have been providing us with entertainment for decades. Whether they're funny or fierce felines, crude or cute kitties, the favorite cat cartoons of our childhood and adulthood will always hold a special place in our hearts.

The animated cat series on this list, all of which feature a kitty of one kind or another as the star, were with us during our Saturday mornings in front of the TV and our after-school homework procrastination sessions. So let's rank the top cat cartoons that kept us all company from best to worst.

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Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Tom Kenny, Rick Zieff, Gary Cole

Premiered: 1940

Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940, by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It centers on a rivalry between its two main characters, Tom Cat and Jerry ...more
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Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger

Premiered: 1988

Garfield and Friends is an American animated television series based on the comic strip Garfield by Jim Davis. The show was produced by Film Roman, in association with United Feature Syndicate ...more
3
The Sylvester & Twee... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries Joe Alaskey, June Foray, Frank Welker

Premiered: 1995

The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, is an animated television series which aired from 1995 to 2002 on Kids' WB.
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Heathcliff is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Mel Blanc, Henry Corden, June Foray

Premiered: 1980

Heathcliff is an animated TV series that debuted on October 4, 1980. It was the first series based on the Heathcliff comic strip and was produced by Ruby-Spears Productions. It ran until ...more
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CatDog is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui
CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The series depicts the life of conjoined brothers, with one half being a cat and the other a dog. ...more
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Top Cat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Leo DeLyon, Allen Jenkins, Arnold Stang

Premiered: 1961

Top Cat is an animated television series made by the Hanna-Barbera studios which ran from September 27, 1961 to April 18, 1962 for a run of 30 episodes on the ABC network.
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The Amazing World of Gum... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Jacob Hopkins, Terrell Ransom Jr., Tamia Cerrate

Premiered: 2011

The Amazing World of Gumball is a British–American animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network. Produced primarily by Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe, it ...more
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The Garfield Show is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Frank Welker, Wally Wingert, Gregg Berger

Premiered: 2009

The Garfield Show is a French-American CGI animated television series that premiered in France on France 3 on December 22, 2008. English-language episodes started airing on Boomerang UK on May ...more
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Heathcliff & the Cat... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats Mel Blanc, Donna Christie, Roger Carel

Premiered: 1984

Heathcliff is an animated television series that debuted on September 5, 1984. It was the second series based on the Heathcliff comic strip and was produced by DIC Entertainment. It ran in ...more
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SWAT Kats: The Radical S... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Barry Gordon, Charles Adler, Gary Owens

Premiered: 1993

SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron was an animated television series created by Christian Tremblay and Yvon Tremblay and produced by Hanna-Barbera and Turner Program Services. The series takes ...more
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Bonkers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Frank Welker, Jim Cummings, Tress MacNeille

Premiered: 1993

Bonkers is an animated American television series and a spinoff of the earlier series Raw Toonage. It aired from September 4, 1993 to February 23, 1994 in first-run syndication. The syndicated ...more
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The Lion Guard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Max Charles, Joshua Rush, Dusan Brown
The Lion Guard (Disney Junior, 2016) is an American animated television series developed by Ford Riley, based on the 1994 Disney film. Simba's son Kion, along with his friends Bunga the honey ...more
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Nature Cat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
naturecat1998 added Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, Kate McKinnon

Premiered: 2015

Nature Cat (PBS, 2015) is an American-Canadian educational animated children's television series. Once his family leaves for the day, Fred, a house cat with dreams of exploring outside, ...more
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Sabrina: The Animated Se... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Emily Hart, Melissa Joan Hart, Nick Bakay

Premiered: 1999

Sabrina: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the Archie Comics character Sabrina the Teenage Witch. It was produced by Savage Studios Ltd. and Hartbreak Films ...more
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The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
comicspies1 added Paul Frees, Rich Little, Dave Barry

Premiered: 1969

The Pink Panther Show is a showcase of cartoon shorts produced by David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng between 1969 and 1979, starring the animated Pink Panther character from the opening credits ...more
16
Klondike Kat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Kenny Delmar, Sandy Becker, Mort Marshall

Premiered: 1966

Klondike Kat was a cartoon produced by Total Television and originally aired as part of The Beagles on CBS-TV, and later found in the U.S. syndicated Underdog and Tennessee Tuxedo cartoon ...more
17
Pixie and Dixie and Mr. ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
comicspies1 added Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks Don Messick, Daws Butler

Premiered: 1958

Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks is a Hanna-Barbera cartoon that featured as a regular segment of the television series The Huckleberry Hound Show from 1958 to 1961.
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Courageous Cat and Minut... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse Dal McKennon

Premiered: 1960

Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse is a children's cartoon television show that was produced by Trans-Artists Productions and syndicated by Tele Features Inc. in 1960. The characters were created ...more
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Sagwa The Chinese Siames... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat Khaira Ledeyo, Holly G. Frankel, Carrie Finlay

Premiered: 2001

Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat was a PBS animated program aired in 2001, adapted from Sagwa the Chinese Siamese Cat books by Amy Tan.
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The Ruff & Reddy Sho... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
comicspies1 added The Ruff & Reddy Show Don Messick, Daws Butler, Jimmy Blaine

Premiered: 1957

The Ruff and Reddy Show is an American animated television series created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for NBC. The series follows the adventures of Ruff, a smart and steadfast cat, and ...more
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Motormouse and Autocat ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
comicspies1 added Marty Ingels, Dick Curtis

Premiered: 1970

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Herman and Katnip is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
comicspies1 added Herman and Katnip Arnold Stang
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ThunderCats Roar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Chris Jai Alex, Erica Lindbeck, Max Mittelman

Premiered: 2020

ThunderCats Roar (Cartoon Network, 2020) is an animated television series based on the ThunderCats series by Ted Wolf. The ThunderCats escape their dying home world Thundera, only to crash land ...more
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Rhyme Time Town is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons

Premiered: 2020

Rhyme Time Town (Netflix, 2020) is a children and family television series. Daisy the Puppy and Cole the Kitten are ready to guide young children through a colorful and adventurous world filled ...more
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Eek! The Cat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Tawny Kitaen, Elizabeth Daily, Bill Kopp

Premiered: 1992

Eek! The Cat is an American-Canadian animated series, created by Savage Steve Holland and Bill Kopp and produced by Fox Kids and Savage Studios with animation by Nelvana, that ran from 1992 to ...more