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The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents

Updated November 20, 2020 573 votes 64 voters 6.7k views31 items

List RulesVote 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 Jerry1
    33
    6

    Tom and Jerry

    Tom Kenny, Rick Zieff

    Premiered1940

    Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940, by William Hanna...  more
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  • Tom and Jerry Tales2
    25
    5

    Tom and Jerry Tales

    Don Brown, Jake D. Smith

    Premiered2006

    Tom and Jerry Tales is an American animated television series which began production in 2005...  more
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  • Pinky and the Brain3
    29
    13

    Pinky and the Brain

    Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen

    Premiered1995

    Pinky and the Brain is an American animated television series. It was the first animated...  more
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  • Animaniacs4
    26
    10

    Animaniacs

    Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell

    Premiered1993

    Animaniacs is an American animated television series, distributed by Warner Bros. Television...  more
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  • Timon & Pumbaa5
    21
    8

    Timon & Pumbaa

    Ernie Sabella, Kevin Schon

    Premiered1995

    The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa, often simply referred to as Timon & Pumbaa, is an American...  more
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  • Mickey Mouse6
    18
    6

    Mickey Mouse

    Chris Diamantopoulos, Russi Taylor

    Premiered2013

    Mickey Mouse (Disney Channel, 2013) is an animated television series. Consisting of shorts and...  more
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  • Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers7
    15
    6

    Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers

    Corey Burton, Peter Cullen

    Premiered1989

    Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is an animated television series produced by Walt Disney...  more
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  • Fievel's American Tails8
    14
    8

    Fievel's American Tails

    Dom DeLuise, Dan Castellaneta

    Premiered1993

    Fievel's American Tails is an American/Canadian animated television series, produced by Steven...  more
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  • Alvin and the Chipmunks9
    15
    10

    Alvin and the Chipmunks

    Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman

    Premiered1983

    Alvin and the Chipmunks is an American animated television series featuring The Chipmunks,...  more
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  • The Angry Beavers10
    11
    6

    The Angry Beavers

    Richard Steven Horvitz, Nick Bakay

    Premiered1997

    The Angry Beavers is an American animated television series created by Mitch Schauer for the...  more
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  • Hamtaro11
    12
    7

    Hamtaro

    Jillian Michaels, Tabitha St. Germain

    Premiered2002

    Hamtaro is a Japanese children's manga and storybook series created and illustrated by Ritsuko...  more
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  • The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show12
    9
    6

    The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show

    Bill Scott, June Foray

    Premiered1959

    The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show is an American animated television series that originally aired...  more
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  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle13
    7
    6

    Premiered2018

    The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (Amazon Video 2018) is an American animated comedy...  more
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  • Maisy Mouse14
    10
    10

    Maisy Mouse

    Neil Morrissey
    Maisy Mouse is a fictional mouse from the picture book series created by British illustrator...  more
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  • Secret Squirrel15
    6
    5

    Secret Squirrel

    Dick Van Dyke, Mel Blanc

    Premiered1965

    Secret Squirrel is a cartoon character created by Hanna-Barbera, and also the name of his...  more
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  • Animaniacs16
    2
    0

    Animaniacs

    Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell

    Premiered2020

    Animaniacs (Hulu, 2020) is an American animated comedy show created by Tom Ruegger and a...  more
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  • Alvinnn!!! And the Chipmunks17
    6
    5

    Alvinnn!!! And the Chipmunks

    Bettina Kenney, Ross Bagdasarian Jr.

    Premiered2015

    Alvin and the Chipmunks (Nickelodeon, 2015), stylized as "ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks" is an...  more
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  • Scaredy Squirrel18
    6
    6

    Scaredy Squirrel

    Jayne Eastwood, Linda Kash

    Premiered2011

    Scaredy Squirrel is a Canadian animated comedy television series based on the Scaredy Squirrel...  more
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  • Mighty Mouse19
    8
    9

    Mighty Mouse

    John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt

    Premiered1944-02-11

    Mighty Mouse is an American animated anthropomorphic superhero mouse character created by the...  more
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  • The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse20
    2
    0

    The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse

    Chris Diamantopoulos, Bill Farmer

    Premiered2020

    The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse (Disney+, 2020) is an American animated comedy series...  more
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  • Disney's House of Mouse21
    14
    19

    Disney's House of Mouse

    Wayne Allwine, Bill Farmer

    Premiered2001

    Disney's House of Mouse is an American animated television series, produced by Walt Disney...  more
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  • Danger Mouse22
    6
    7

    Danger Mouse

    Alexander Armstrong, Kevin Eldon

    Premiered2015

    Danger Mouse (CBBC, 2015) is a British animated television series, and a reboot of the 1981...  more
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  • Urban Vermin23
    4
    5

    Urban Vermin

    Adam Greydon Reid, Yannick Bisson

    Premiered2007

    Urban Vermin is a Canadian animated television series produced by YTV and Decode Entertainment...  more
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  • Happy Tree Friends24
    13
    19

    Happy Tree Friends

    Aubrey Ankrum, Kenn Navarro

    Premiered2006

    Happy Tree Friends is an American flash cartoon created and developed by Aubrey Ankrum, Rhode...  more
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  • Chip & Potato25
    4
    6

    Chip & Potato

    Abigail Oliver, Andrea Libman

    Premiered2018

    Chip & Potato (Family Jr, 2018) is a Canadian animated children's television series created by...  more
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