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The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents 

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Updated October 15, 2019 348 votes 45 voters 4.2k views 30 items

List Rules Vote up the cartoons that primarily feature mice and other rodents.

Mickey Mouse might be one of the most recognized cartoon characters. It's easy sometimes to forget that The Mouse is well, a mouse. It says so it right in the title, but it's also difficult to remember Alvin is a chipmunk. And they're not the only rodents lucky enough to land their own animated series. Since the beginning of animation, the best cartoons have been filled with animals rather than humans and there's no shortage of colorful and unique animated rats, mice, and other rodents, that have been providing us with entertainment for decades. Whether they're funny, violent, cute, crude, sarcastic, or smart, the animated 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 a rodent of one kind or another as the star - from cute mice to weird squirrels - 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 rodent 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 Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
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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Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

Premiered: 1993

Animaniacs is an American animated television series, distributed by Warner Bros. Television and produced by Amblin Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation. Animaniacs is the second animated ...more
3
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille

Premiered: 1995

Pinky and the Brain is an American animated television series. It was the first animated television series to be presented in Dolby Surround and the fourth collaboration of Steven Spielberg with ...more
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Tom and Jerry Tales is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Tom and Jerry Tales Don Brown, Jake D. Smith, Sam Vincent

Premiered: 2006

Tom and Jerry Tales is an American animated television series which began production in 2005 and premiered in the United States on September 23, 2006, and ended on March 22, 2008, on The CW. It ...more
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Timon & Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Ernie Sabella, Kevin Schon, Jim Cummings

Premiered: 1995

The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa, often simply referred to as Timon & Pumbaa, is an American animated television series made by The Walt Disney Company. It centers on Timon the meerkat and ...more
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Mickey Mouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Chris Diamantopoulos, Russi Taylor, Bill Farmer

Premiered: 2013

Mickey Mouse (Disney Channel, 2013) is an animated television series. Consisting of shorts and featuring Disney cartoon characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and ...more
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Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rang... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings

Premiered: 1989

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is an animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. Created by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove, it featured the established Disney characters ...more
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Fievel's American Tails ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Fievel's American Tails Dom DeLuise, Dan Castellaneta, Kenneth Mars

Premiered: 1993

Fievel's American Tails is an American/Canadian animated television series, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio, Nelvana, and Universal Cartoon Studios. It aired for one ...more
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Alvin and the Chipmunks ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker

Premiered: 1983

Alvin and the Chipmunks is an American animated television series featuring The Chipmunks, produced by Bagdasarian Productions in association with Ruby-Spears Enterprises from 1983–87, ...more
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The Itchy & Scratchy... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright
The Itchy & Scratchy Show is a running gag and fictional animated television series featured in the animated television series The Simpsons. It usually appears as a part of The Krusty the ...more
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The Angry Beavers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Richard Steven Horvitz, Nick Bakay, Charlie Brissette

Premiered: 1997

The Angry Beavers is an American animated television series created by Mitch Schauer for the Nickelodeon channel. The series revolves around Daggett and Norbert Beaver, two young beaver brothers ...more
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The Rocky and Bullwinkle... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Bill Scott, June Foray, Paul Frees

Premiered: 1959

The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show is an American animated television series that originally aired from November 19, 1959, to June 27, 1964, on the ABC and NBC television networks. Produced by Jay ...more
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Disney's House of Mouse ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Wayne Allwine, Bill Farmer, Rod Roddy

Premiered: 2001

Disney's House of Mouse is an American animated television series, produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, that originally aired from 2001 to 2003. On September 2, 2002, an all night ...more
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Happy Tree Friends is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Aubrey Ankrum, Kenn Navarro, David Winn

Premiered: 2006

Happy Tree Friends is an American flash cartoon created and developed by Aubrey Ankrum, Rhode Montijo, Kenn Navarro and Warren Graff for Mondo Media. The show is cited as an early example of a ...more
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The Adventures of Rocky ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Tara Strong, Brad Norman, Ben Diskin

Premiered: 2018

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (Amazon Video 2018) is an American animated comedy action-adventure television series and a reboot of the original Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends. ...more
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Maisy Mouse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Neil Morrissey
Maisy Mouse is a fictional mouse from the picture book series created by British illustrator Lucy Cousins.
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Secret Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Secret Squirrel Dick Van Dyke, Mel Blanc, Tony Jay

Premiered: 1965

Secret Squirrel is a cartoon character created by Hanna-Barbera, and also the name of his segment in the The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show, which debuted in 1965. He was given his own show in ...more
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Alvinnn!!! And the Chipm... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Bettina Kenney, Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman

Premiered: 2015

Alvin and the Chipmunks (Nickelodeon, 2015), stylized as "ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks" is an American/French CGI-animated television series and the first return of featuring Alvin and ...more
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Hamtaro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Jillian Michaels, Tabitha St. Germain, Terry Klassen

Premiered: 2002

Hamtaro is a Japanese children's manga and storybook series created and illustrated by Ritsuko Kawai. The manga is serialized in Shogakukan's all girl's magazine Ciao in 1997, focusing on a ...more
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Scaredy Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Scaredy Squirrel Jayne Eastwood, Linda Kash, Patrick McKenna

Premiered: 2011

Scaredy Squirrel is a Canadian animated comedy television series based on the Scaredy Squirrel book series by Mélanie Watt. The series premiered in Canada on April 3, 2011 on YTV.
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Mighty Mouse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers

Premiered: 1944-02-11

Mighty Mouse is an American animated anthropomorphic superhero mouse character created by the Terrytoons studio for 20th Century Fox. The character made its first appearance in 1942, and ...more
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Danger Mouse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Alexander Armstrong, Kevin Eldon, Stephen Fry

Premiered: 2015

Danger Mouse (CBBC, 2015) is a British animated television series, and a reboot of the 1981 series. Danger Mouse, the "world's greatest secret agent", and his hamster sidekick Penfold, ...more
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Urban Vermin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Adam Greydon Reid, Yannick Bisson, Dwayne Hill

Premiered: 2007

Urban Vermin is a Canadian animated television series produced by YTV and Decode Entertainment Inc. As of January 2, 2012, reruns continue to air on YTV in Canada.
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Bounty Hamster is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Matthew Goode, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, Juliet Cowan

Premiered: 2003

Bounty Hamster is an animated children's cartoon made in 2003 created by David Max Freedman and Alan Gilbey.
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Capitol Critters is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Neil Patrick Harris, Tim Curry, Frank Welker

Premiered: 1992

Capitol Critters is an animated television series about the lives of mice, rats, and roaches who reside in the basement and walls of the White House in Washington, D.C. The series was produced ...more