parenting 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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580 78
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

The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time The Creepiest Characters in TV History

2
464 74
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

3
339 86
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
344 100
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

5
292 121
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
370 112
Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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127 24
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Mister Rogers' Neighborhood 1968

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237 136
Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

9
179 92
Cyberchase is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added Cyberchase 2002

10
108 24
Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Reading Rainbow 1983

11
143 72
Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

12
90 21
Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Zoboomafoo 1999

13
202 169
Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

14
114 19
Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Sesame Street 1969

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131 70
Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
CosmicCastaway added Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat 2001

The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-80s - 90s Kids The Best Fake Words From The Simpsons

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75 34
Rolie Polie Olie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Rolie Polie Olie 1998

17
183 144
Maya & Miguel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

18
174 152
Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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167 147
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

20
98 20
Bill Nye the Science Guy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Bill Nye the Science Guy 1993

21
164 130
Liberty's Kids is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
amna-kidd-majors added Liberty's Kids 2002

22
165 149
Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Martha Speaks 2008 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

23
107 76
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman 2006

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142 162
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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93 55
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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72 69
The Electric Company is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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117 147
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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205 207
Caillou is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Caillou 1997 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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121 140
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

The Best Cartoons on Nickelodeon Right Now The Worst Things You Can Make Jokes About

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60 43
Barney & Friends is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Barney & Friends 1992

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97 128
Peep and the Big Wide World is listed (or ranked) 31 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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112 137
Angelina Ballerina is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

33
102 162
Sid the Science Kid is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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67 79
George Shrinks is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added George Shrinks 2000

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55 27
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Zoom 1999

36
98 124
Anne of Green Gables: The Anim... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

37
95 122
Timothy Goes to School is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

38
87 132
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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44 41
Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Teletubbies 1997

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37 33
Super Why! is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Super Why! 2007

41
82 125
Jay Jay the Jet Plane is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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59 128
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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55 107
Brian Jacques' Redwall is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
jonathan-guerra added Brian Jacques' Redwall 1999

The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

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28 79
Jakers! The Adventures of Pigg... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks 2003

45
31 78
Adventures from the Book of Vi... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
CosmicCastaway added Adventures from the Book of Virtues 1996

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22 32
Play with Me Sesame is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Play with Me Sesame 2002

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2 2
Corduroy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
1509479955341 added Corduroy

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20 32
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
20 34
Nature Cat is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Nature Cat 2015

50
25 72
Seven Little Monsters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added Seven Little Monsters