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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823 111
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
539 121
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
671 105
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

4
457 169
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
509 145
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

6
556 159
Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

7
310 76
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1968

8
272 58
Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1969

9
307 152
Cyberchase is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2002

10
358 186
Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

11
238 136
Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

12
243 87
Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1983

13
232 218
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
298 229
Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

15
286 195
Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

16
265 197
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
220 71
Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1999

18
206 128
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2006

19
266 190
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
220 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
197 203
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
175 79
Rolie Polie Olie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1998

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281 194
Maya & Miguel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

24
188 223
Sid the Science Kid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

25
246 182
Liberty's Kids is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
amna-kidd-majors added 2002

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187 194
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

27
150 101
Barney & Friends is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1992

28
213 117
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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303 285
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
171 174
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
117 79
Super Why! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 2007

33
183 185
Angelina Ballerina is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

34
121 104
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
145 192
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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102 188
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
133 187
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
58 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

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

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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