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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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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

2
549 90
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

3
409 107
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

4
403 117
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

5
342 142
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.

6
442 133
Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

7
209 38
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Mister Rogers' Neighborhood 1968

8
225 113
Cyberchase is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added Cyberchase 2002

9
161 50
Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Reading Rainbow 1983

10
273 157
Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

11
177 95
Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

12
141 42
Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Zoboomafoo 1999

13
166 37
Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Sesame Street 1969

14
227 196
Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time

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114 51
Rolie Polie Olie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Rolie Polie Olie 1998

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149 37
Bill Nye the Science Guy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Bill Nye the Science Guy 1993

17
164 89
Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
CosmicCastaway added Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat 2001

18
211 169
Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

19
204 164
Wild Kratts is listed (or ranked) 19 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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219 163
Maya & Miguel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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145 92
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman 2006

The Best Restaurant Names on The Simpsons

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201 150
Liberty's Kids is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
amna-kidd-majors added Liberty's Kids 2002

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197 171
Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 23 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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172 183
WordGirl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
WordGirl 2007 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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124 74
Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 25 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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94 90
The Electric Company is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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143 173
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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96 72
Barney & Friends is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Barney & Friends 1992

The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids

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238 247
Caillou is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Caillou 1997 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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126 146
Peep and the Big Wide World is listed (or ranked) 30 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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138 166
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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91 47
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Zoom 1999

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128 191
Sid the Science Kid is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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134 157
Angelina Ballerina is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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80 106
George Shrinks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added George Shrinks 2000

The Funniest Business Names in The Simpsons

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110 148
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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108 145
Timothy Goes to School is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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108 159
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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62 53
Super Why! is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Super Why! 2007

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74 70
Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Teletubbies 1997

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45 98
Adventures from the Book of Vi... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
CosmicCastaway added Adventures from the Book of Virtues 1996

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70 154
Peg + Cat is listed (or ranked) 42 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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94 149
Jay Jay the Jet Plane is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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63 129
Brian Jacques' Redwall is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
jonathan-guerra added Brian Jacques' Redwall 1999

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38 99
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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14 17
Corduroy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
1509479955341 added Corduroy

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35 51
Play with Me Sesame is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Play with Me Sesame 2002

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32 52
It's a Big Big World is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added It's a Big Big World 2006

49
32 91
Seven Little Monsters is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added Seven Little Monsters

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8 94
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