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The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents

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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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  • 1
    Tom and Jerry
    28
    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    Tom and Jerry Tales
    20
    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Timon & Pumbaa
    18
    4

    Timon & Pumbaa

    Ernie Sabella, Kevin Schon

    Premiered1995

    The Lion King's Timon & Pumbaa, often simply referred to as Timon & Pumbaa, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    Pinky and the Brain
    23
    10

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 5
    Animaniacs
    22
    10

    Animaniacs

    Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell

    Premiered1993

    Animaniacs is an American animated television series, distributed by Warner Bros. Television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    Mickey Mouse
    17
    6

    Mickey Mouse

    Chris Diamantopoulos, Russi Taylor

    Premiered2013

    Mickey Mouse (Disney Channel, 2013) is an animated television series. Consisting of shorts and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Fievel's American Tails
    13
    4

    Fievel's American Tails

    Dom DeLuise, Dan Castellaneta

    Premiered1993

    Fievel's American Tails is an American/Canadian animated television series, produced by Steven... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers
    14
    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Disney's House of Mouse
    13
    9

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Alvin and the Chipmunks
    14
    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Happy Tree Friends
    12
    9

    Happy Tree Friends

    Aubrey Ankrum, Kenn Navarro

    Premiered2006

    Happy Tree Friends is an American flash cartoon created and developed by Aubrey Ankrum, Rhode... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Hamtaro
    9
    7

    Hamtaro

    Jillian Michaels, Tabitha St. Germain

    Premiered2002

    Hamtaro is a Japanese children's manga and storybook series created and illustrated by Ritsuko... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show
    8
    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
    6
    6

    Premiered2018

    The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (Amazon Video 2018) is an American animated comedy... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Maisy Mouse
    9
    10

    Maisy Mouse

    Neil Morrissey
    Maisy Mouse is a fictional mouse from the picture book series created by British illustrator... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse
    1
    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Urban Vermin
    5
    5

    Urban Vermin

    Adam Greydon Reid, Yannick Bisson

    Premiered2007

    Urban Vermin is a Canadian animated television series produced by YTV and Decode Entertainment... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Alvinnn!!! And the Chipmunks
    5
    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 19
    The Angry Beavers
    9
    12

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Little Dogs on the Prairie
    5
    6

    Little Dogs on the Prairie

    Little Dogs on the Prairie is an animated Christian comedy show for children produced by Fancy... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    Scaredy Squirrel
    5
    6

    Scaredy Squirrel

    Jayne Eastwood, Linda Kash

    Premiered2011

    Scaredy Squirrel is a Canadian animated comedy television series based on the Scaredy Squirrel... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    PB&J Otter
    4
    5

    PB&J Otter

    Adam Rose, Brook Jenell Slack

    Premiered1998

    PB&J Otter is an American animated children's television series which premiered on Playhouse... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Mighty Mouse
    6
    9

    Mighty Mouse

    John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt

    Premiered1944-02-11

    Mighty Mouse is an American animated anthropomorphic superhero mouse character created by the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    Danger Mouse
    5
    8

    Danger Mouse

    Alexander Armstrong, Kevin Eldon

    Premiered2015

    Danger Mouse (CBBC, 2015) is a British animated television series, and a reboot of the 1981... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 25
    Chip & Potato
    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button