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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1,075 146
Arthur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
1996
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2
750 153
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
885 137
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

4
631 212
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
698 179
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

6
754 193
Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

7
485 108
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1968

8
443 92
Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1969

9
443 199
Cyberchase is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2002

10
378 121
Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1983

11
488 221
Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

12
352 175
Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

13
357 101
Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1999

14
412 238
Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

15
419 275
Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

16
320 161
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2006

17
344 267
WordGirl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2007
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18
387 239
Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2008
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19
353 91
Bill Nye the Science Guy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1993

20
315 236
Dinosaur Train is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2009
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21
383 225
Wild Kratts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2011
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22
402 225
Maya & Miguel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

23
294 133
Barney & Friends is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1992

24
282 111
Rolie Polie Olie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1998

25
335 217
Liberty's Kids is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
amna-kidd-majors added 2002