Kids Entertainment The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time  

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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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1
868 119
Arthur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
1996 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

2
581 127
Clifford the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
amna-kidd-majors added 2000

3
708 113
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

4
491 178
Curious George is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 2006 - Curious George is about a money who likes to explore and get into trouble.

5
545 152
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

6
588 169
Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

7
345 86
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1968

8
306 70
Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1969

9
385 195
Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

10
329 165
Cyberchase is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2002

11
270 94
Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1983

12
257 145
Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

13
257 230
WordGirl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2007 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

14
318 243
Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

15
305 211
Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

16
286 210
Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2008 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

17
243 79
Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1999

18
227 137
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2006

19
250 65
Bill Nye the Science Guy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1993

20
285 200
Wild Kratts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2011 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

21
219 210
Dinosaur Train is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2009 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

22
191 88
Rolie Polie Olie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1998

23
300 203
Maya & Miguel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

24
209 233
Sid the Science Kid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

25
259 190
Liberty's Kids is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
amna-kidd-majors added 2002

26
206 203
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

27
175 113
Barney & Friends is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1992

28
228 123
Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
CosmicCastaway added 2001

29
323 296
Caillou is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
1997 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

30
139 127
The Electric Company is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

31
183 183
Peep and the Big Wide World is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2004 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

32
140 88
Super Why! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 2007

33
197 198
Angelina Ballerina is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

34
168 108
Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Brittney Houston added 1991

35
139 120
Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1997

36
161 201
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

37
124 144
George Shrinks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2000

38
113 198
Peg + Cat is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
SerenityMeganOntario added Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

39
143 189
Anne of Green Gables: The Anim... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

40
139 183
Timothy Goes to School is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

41
145 196
Jay Jay the Jet Plane is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

42
141 77
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1999

43
60 93
Play with Me Sesame is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 2002

44
70 137
Adventures from the Book of Vi... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
CosmicCastaway added 1996

45
58 136
Jakers! The Adventures of Pigg... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2003

46
82 167
Brian Jacques' Redwall is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
jonathan-guerra added 1999

47
44 128
Seven Little Monsters is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added

48
71 83
It's a Big Big World is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 2006

49
42 51
Corduroy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
1509479955341 added

50
13 130
The Dooley and Pals Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
1482337332165 added The Dooley and Pals Show