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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818 110
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
533 121
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
668 105
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

4
454 168
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
506 145
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

6
553 159
Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

7
308 75
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1968

8
268 58
Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1969

9
305 151
Cyberchase is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2002

10
354 186
Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

11
237 134
Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

12
241 85
Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1983

13
231 217
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
296 228
Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

15
284 194
Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

16
261 197
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
218 70
Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1999

18
204 127
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2006

19
263 189
Wild Kratts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2011 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

20
218 61
Bill Nye the Science Guy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1993

21
193 203
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
279 193
Maya & Miguel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

23
172 79
Rolie Polie Olie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1998

24
185 222
Sid the Science Kid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

25
244 182
Liberty's Kids is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
amna-kidd-majors added 2002

26
185 194
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

27
147 101
Barney & Friends is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1992

28
210 116
Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
CosmicCastaway added 2001

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300 285
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
170 174
Peep and the Big Wide World is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2004 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

31
124 121
The Electric Company is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

32
114 79
Super Why! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 2007

33
182 185
Angelina Ballerina is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

34
120 103
Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1997

35
152 103
Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Brittney Houston added 1991

36
113 134
George Shrinks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2000

37
143 192
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

38
101 188
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
132 180
Anne of Green Gables: The Anim... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

40
130 174
Timothy Goes to School is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

41
132 187
Jay Jay the Jet Plane is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

42
49 83
Play with Me Sesame is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 2002

43
125 71
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1999

44
63 127
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
52 126
Jakers! The Adventures of Pigg... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2003

46
75 156
Brian Jacques' Redwall is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
jonathan-guerra added 1999

47
37 120
Seven Little Monsters is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added

48
57 76
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
30 43
Corduroy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
1509479955341 added

50
9 121
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