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List Rules Vote up your favorite animated series that have aired on PBS.

This list contains information about the best PBS cartoons, ranked by your votes. Over the years, PBS has aired a variety of cartoons that have educated us and pulled at our heart strings. Because of our nostalgic love for PBS animations, this list contains funny PBS cartoons that you can vote on! Side note: some of these cartoons are currently broadcast on PBS while others aired in the past.

Obviously, Arthur made the cut for this best PBS cartoons list. That furry little aardvark Arthur just might be one of the best PBS shows of all time. It was created by Marc Brown and first aired in 1996 and get this... it's still running today! Thomas & Friends, The Magic School Bus, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Martha SpeaksDinosaur Train... there are so many classic shows found in this list that were a huge part of American youth.

So where does your favorite PBS show fall on this list? Be sure to vote it to the top and share your thoughts in the comments section!
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499 66
Arthur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Arthur 1996 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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391 66
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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281 76
Clifford the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
amna-kidd-majors added Clifford the Big Red Dog 2000

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288 89
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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244 105
Curious George is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Curious George 2006 - Curious George is about a money who likes to explore and get into trouble.

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310 104
Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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77 6
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Mister Rogers' Neighborhood 1968

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200 117
Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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110 51
Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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137 73
Cyberchase is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added Cyberchase 2002

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59 10
Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Reading Rainbow 1983

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174 143
Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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105 53
Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
CosmicCastaway added Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat 2001

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51 11
Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Zoboomafoo 1999

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61 8
Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Sesame Street 1969

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154 128
Maya & Miguel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Rolie Polie Olie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Rolie Polie Olie 1998

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137 113
Liberty's Kids is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
amna-kidd-majors added Liberty's Kids 2002

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147 136
Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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138 128
Wild Kratts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Wild Kratts 2011 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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141 133
Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Martha Speaks 2008 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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84 62
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman 2006

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122 143
WordGirl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
WordGirl 2007 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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68 40
Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Brittney Houston added Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? 1991

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51 13
Bill Nye the Science Guy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Bill Nye the Science Guy 1993

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108 123
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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99 128
Dinosaur Train is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Dinosaur Train 2009 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Caillou is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Caillou 1997 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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34 21
Barney & Friends is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Barney & Friends 1992

The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons The Biggest Turn Ons in a Person

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58 60
George Shrinks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added George Shrinks 2000

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88 112
Peep and the Big Wide World is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Peep and the Big Wide World 2004 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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48 56
The Electric Company is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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89 141
Sid the Science Kid is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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94 122
Angelina Ballerina is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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85 107
Timothy Goes to School is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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82 112
Anne of Green Gables: The Anim... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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28 14
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Zoom 1999

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72 119
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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26 24
Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Teletubbies 1997

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19 21
Super Why! is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Super Why! 2007

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16 17
Play with Me Sesame is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Play with Me Sesame 2002

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73 111
Jay Jay the Jet Plane is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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48 91
Brian Jacques' Redwall is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
jonathan-guerra added Brian Jacques' Redwall 1999

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51 110
Peg + Cat is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
SerenityMeganOntario added Peg + Cat Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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25 63
Jakers! The Adventures of Pigg... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks 2003

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25 61
Adventures from the Book of Vi... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
CosmicCastaway added Adventures from the Book of Virtues 1996

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14 20
Nature Cat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Nature Cat 2015

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22 55
Seven Little Monsters is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added Seven Little Monsters

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11 18
It's a Big Big World is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added It's a Big Big World 2006

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11 22
Odd Squad is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Kelly Swindell Jr. added Odd Squad 2014