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The Best Fish & Shark Cartoons

February 21, 2020 231 votes 35 voters 1.1k views16 items

List RulesVote up the cartoons that primarily feature fishes , sharks and other undersea creatures. No mermaids.

There are plenty of fish in the sea, and also plenty of great fish cartoons. Since the beginning of animation, the best cartoons have been filled with animals rather than humans. It's no wonder that fish and sharks, those underwater wonders, have become favorites in animated series. Fish cartoons and animated series starring funny fishes and sharks offer some of the most range in animated animal shows. From a single goldfish in a bowl as the main character to a pack of streetwise sharks, the animated underwater animals of our favorite childhood - and adulthood - TV shows will always hold a special place in our hearts.

The series on this list, all of which feature fishes and sharks or another underwater non-mammal 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 fish cartoons that kept us all company from best to worst.

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  • SpongeBob SquarePants1
    32
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    SpongeBob SquarePants

    Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass

    Premiered1999

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Comedy, Family Film

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  • Kenny the Shark2
    25
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    Kenny the Shark

    Jim Conroy, Rob Bartlett

    Premiered2003

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

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  • Street Sharks3
    17
    2

    Street Sharks

    Andrew Rannells, Matt Hill

    Premiered1994

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Animated cartoon, Adventure film, Action, Science Fiction

    Street Sharks was an American-Canadian animated television series about crime-fighting...  more
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  • Jabberjaw4
    22
    10

    Jabberjaw

    Tommy Cook, Barry Gordon

    Premiered1976

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Comedy

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  • The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!5
    12
    0

    The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!

    Martin Short, Alexa Torrington

    Premiered2010

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

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  • Rubbadubbers6
    7
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    Rubbadubbers

    Sean Hughes

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Children's television series

    Rubbadubbers is a British stop-motion animation children's show from Hot Animation which is...  more
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  • Sharky & George7
    4
    0

    Sharky & George

    Seán Cullen, Bill Kopp

    Premiered1988

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Comedy

    Sharky & George is a French and Canadian children's TV cartoon, produced by animation studios...  more
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  • Splash and Bubbles9
    15
    11

    Splash and Bubbles

    John Tartaglia, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Educational

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  • Fish Police10
    2
    0

    Fish Police

    Edward Asner, Georgia Brown

    Premiered1992

    Genres (Tv)Animation

    Fish Police is a comic book series by cartoonist Steve Moncuse. The plot centers on law and...  more
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  • My Goldfish Is Evil11
    1
    0

    My Goldfish Is Evil

    My Goldfish is Evil is a Canadian animated television series that was created by Nicolas J....  more
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  • Stanley12
    1
    0

    Stanley

    Kyra Sedgwick, Wallace Shawn

    Premiered2001

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

    Stanley is an animated television series that was aired on Disney Junior, based on the series...  more
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  • Rainbow Fish13
    1
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    Rainbow Fish

    The Rainbow Fish (HBO, 1999) is a children's animated television series based on the picture...  more
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  • Fishtronaut14
    10
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    Fishtronaut

    Fishtronaut is a Brazilian animated television series created by Celia Catunda and Kiko...  more
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  • Fish Hooks15
    7
    5

    Fish Hooks

    Chelsea Kane, Justin Roiland

    Premiered2010

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

    Fish Hooks is an American animated television series created by Noah Z. Jones which originally...  more
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  • The Jellies16
    1
    4

    The Jellies

    Brock Baker, Lionel Boyce

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    The Jellies (Adult Swim, 2017) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Tyler, The...  more
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