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The Best Cat Cartoons  

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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.

list ordered by
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Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger
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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Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Tom Kenny, Rick Zieff, Gary Cole
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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The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Joe Alaskey, June Foray, Frank Welker
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
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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The Garfield Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Frank Welker, Wally Wingert, Gregg Berger
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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CatDog is listed (or ranked) 6 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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The Lion Guard is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Sabrina: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Emily Hart, Melissa Joan Hart, Nick Bakay
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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Montana Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Junko Iwao, Akio Ōtsuka, Masako Nozawa
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
10
SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadro... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Barry Gordon, Charles Adler, Gary Owens
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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Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Mel Blanc, Donna Christie, Roger Carel
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
12
Bonkers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Frank Welker, Jim Cummings, Tress MacNeille
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
13
Top Cat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Leo DeLyon, Allen Jenkins, Arnold Stang
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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Nature Cat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
naturecat1998 added Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, Kate McKinnon
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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Courageous Cat and Minute Mous... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Dal McKennon
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
16
Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Khaira Ledeyo, Holly G. Frankel, Carrie Finlay
Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat was a PBS animated program aired in 2001, adapted from Sagwa the Chinese Siamese Cat books by Amy Tan.
17
Klondike Kat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Kenny Delmar, Sandy Becker, Mort Marshall
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
18
The Amazing World of Gumball is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Jacob Hopkins, Terrell Ransom Jr., Tamia Cerrate
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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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Jake Beale, Heather Bambrick, Addison Holley
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
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Eek! The Cat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Tawny Kitaen, Elizabeth Daily, Bill Kopp
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
21
Space Cats is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Rob Paulsen, Charles Nelson Reilly, Kath Soucie
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) 22 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Casey Kasem, Paul Lynde, Don Messick
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) 23 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Bea Benaderet, Avery Schreiber, Alice Playten
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
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Peg + Cat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cat Cartoons
Dwayne Hill, Hayley Faith Negrin
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