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The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents  

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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
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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Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille
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
3
Tom and Jerry Tales is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Don Brown, Jake D. Smith, Sam Vincent
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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Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille
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
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Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings
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) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Dom DeLuise, Dan Castellaneta, Kenneth Mars
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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Timon & Pumbaa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Ernie Sabella, Kevin Schon, Jim Cummings
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) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Chris Diamantopoulos, Russi Taylor, Bill Farmer
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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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
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 Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Bill Scott, June Foray, Paul Frees
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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The Adventures of Rocky and Bu... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Tara Strong, Brad Norman, Ben Diskin
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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Disney's House of Mouse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Wayne Allwine, Bill Farmer, Rod Roddy
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) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Aubrey Ankrum, Kenn Navarro, David Winn
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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Maisy Mouse is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Mighty Mouse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers
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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The Angry Beavers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Richard Steven Horvitz, Nick Bakay, Charlie Brissette
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 Itchy & Scratchy Show is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
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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Scaredy Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Jayne Eastwood, Linda Kash, Patrick McKenna
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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Alvinnn!!! And the Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Bettina Kenney, Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman
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) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Jillian Michaels, Tabitha St. Germain, Terry Klassen
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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Danger Mouse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Alexander Armstrong, Kevin Eldon, Stephen Fry
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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Bounty Hamster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Matthew Goode, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, Juliet Cowan
Bounty Hamster is an animated children's cartoon made in 2003 created by David Max Freedman and Alan Gilbey.
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Little Dogs on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Little Dogs on the Prairie
Little Dogs on the Prairie is an animated Christian comedy show for children produced by Fancy Monkey Studios. The show takes place in a small town where prairie dogs live in holes covered by ...more
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Secret Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Dick Van Dyke, Mel Blanc, Tony Jay
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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Urban Vermin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons About Mice, Rats, and Other Rodents
Adam Greydon Reid, Yannick Bisson, Dwayne Hill
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.