Culture 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
1,262 168
Arthur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
1996
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2
1,049 159
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
3
912 171
Clifford the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
amna-kidd-majors added 2000
4
783 233
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
841 208
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
6
902 221
Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
7
619 128
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1968
8
591 106
Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1969
9
499 146
Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1983
10
571 225
Cyberchase is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2002
11
540 262
Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
12
540 297
Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
13
459 196
Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
14
597 240
Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
15
466 123
Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1999
16
451 290
WordGirl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2007
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17
478 101
Bill Nye the Science Guy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1993
18
429 182
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2006
19
492 239
Wild Kratts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2011
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20
414 256
Dinosaur Train is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2009
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21
500 253
Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2008
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22
405 284
Sid the Science Kid is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
23
505 240
Maya & Miguel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
24
387 126
Rolie Polie Olie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1998
25
400 154
Barney & Friends is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1992