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The Best Cat Cartoons 

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Updated December 20, 2019 310 votes 44 voters 1.4k views 25 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

Number of Episodes: 163

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Animation, Comedy, Family Film

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

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 121

Network: CBS, NBC

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Comedy, Animated series

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
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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

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 52

Network: Kids' WB

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Animated series

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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CatDog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 68

Network: Nickelodeon

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Comedy, + more

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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The Amazing World of Gum... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Jacob Hopkins, Terrell Ransom Jr., Tamia Cerrate

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 38

Network: Cartoon Network

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series, Comedy, Fantasy

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
6
The Garfield Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Frank Welker, Wally Wingert, Gregg Berger

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 26

Network: France 3, Cartoon Network

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series, Comedy, Animated series

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
7
Heathcliff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Mel Blanc, Henry Corden, June Foray

Premiered: 1980

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 25

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Animated series

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
8
The Lion Guard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Max Charles, Joshua Rush, Dusan Brown

Genres (Tv): Animation, Family

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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Top Cat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Leo DeLyon, Allen Jenkins, Arnold Stang

Premiered: 1961

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 30

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Animation, Television comedy, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Family Film, + more

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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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

Number of Seasons: 2

Network: TBS

Genres (Tv): Cartoon, Animation, Action/Adventure, Children's television series, Action, + more

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
11
Nature Cat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
naturecat1998 added Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, Kate McKinnon

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Animation, Family, Musical, Adventure

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
12
Sabrina: The Animated Se... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Emily Hart, Melissa Joan Hart, Nick Bakay

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 65

Network: UPN, Disney Channel, CITV, Toon Disney, Disney Channel, + more

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Adventure film, Comedy, Family Film, + more

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
13
Sagwa The Chinese Siames... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat Khaira Ledeyo, Holly G. Frankel, Carrie Finlay

Premiered: 2001

Number of Episodes: 40

Network: PBS Kids, Treehouse TV

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series

Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat was a PBS animated program aired in 2001, adapted from Sagwa the Chinese Siamese Cat books by Amy Tan.
14
Daniel Tiger's Neighborh... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Jake Beale, Heather Bambrick, Addison Holley

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 54

Network: Public Broadcasting Service

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series, Animated series

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is an American-Canadian animated children's television series produced by The Fred Rogers Company, 9 Story Media Group and Out of the Blue Enterprises. It debuted on ...more
15
Bonkers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Frank Welker, Jim Cummings, Tress MacNeille

Premiered: 1993

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 65

Network: Toon Disney

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Animation, Children's television series, Mystery, Comedy

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
16
Courageous Cat and Minut... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse Dal McKennon

Premiered: 1960

Number of Episodes: 130

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Animated series

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
17
Montana Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Junko Iwao, Akio Ōtsuka, Masako Nozawa

Premiered: 1994

Network: NHK

Genres (Tv): Animation, Action/Adventure, Children's television series, Anime, Comedy

Montana Jones is an Italian-Japanese comedy adventure anime television series which was broadcast in Japan on NHK from April 2, 1994 through April 8, 1995. Studio Junio and REVER created the 52 ...more
18
Heathcliff & the Cat... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats Mel Blanc, Donna Christie, Roger Carel

Premiered: 1984

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 86

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Animated series

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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Klondike Kat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Kenny Delmar, Sandy Becker, Mort Marshall

Premiered: 1966

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series

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
20
Doraemon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
ThomasBlue added Kazuya Tatekabe, Kaneta Kimotsuki, Megumi Oohara

Premiered: 1979

Network: TV Asahi

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series, Comedy, Fantasy

Doraemon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by the manga writing team Fujiko Fujio. The series has also been adapted into a successful anime series and media franchise. The story ...more
21
Eek! The Cat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Tawny Kitaen, Elizabeth Daily, Bill Kopp

Premiered: 1992

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 63

Network: YTV, Living TV Group, Nicktoons, Fox Kids, Fox Broadcasting Company, + more

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Animated series

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
22
Space Cats is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Rob Paulsen, Charles Nelson Reilly, Kath Soucie

Premiered: 1991

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Animation, Comedy, Puppet

Space Cats is a cartoon series for television that aired on NBC in 1991. It is a comedy show about alien felines helping mankind. It was from Paul Fusco, the creator of ALF.
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Cattanooga Cats is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Casey Kasem, Paul Lynde, Don Messick

Premiered: 1969

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 17

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Animation, Comedy

Cattanooga Cats is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera for ABC. It aired from September 6, 1969 until September 4, 1971.
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Henry's Cat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Bea Benaderet, Avery Schreiber, Alice Playten

Premiered: 1980

Number of Episodes: 51

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series

Henry's Cat is an animated children's television series, created by Stan Hayward and directed by Bob Godfrey, who was also the producer of Roobarb and Noah and Nelly in... SkylArk. The show ...more
25
Peg + Cat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Dwayne Hill, Hayley Faith Negrin

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 36

Peg + Cat is an American-Canadian animated children's television series based on the children's book "The Chicken Problem", which was published in 2012. The series is created by Billy ...more