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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

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382 66
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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272 75
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

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283 88
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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237 103
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.

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306 102
Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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195 116
Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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136 70
Cyberchase is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added Cyberchase 2002

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67 6
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Mister Rogers' Neighborhood 1968

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Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
CosmicCastaway added Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat 2001

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Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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53 10
Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Reading Rainbow 1983

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Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Zoboomafoo 1999

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Maya & Miguel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Liberty's Kids is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
amna-kidd-majors added Liberty's Kids 2002

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Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Sesame Street 1969

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139 131
Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 18 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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144 135
Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman 2006

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134 127
Wild Kratts is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Rolie Polie Olie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Rolie Polie Olie 1998

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WordGirl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
WordGirl 2007 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 24 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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The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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98 127
Dinosaur Train is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Bill Nye the Science Guy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Bill Nye the Science Guy 1993

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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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George Shrinks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added George Shrinks 2000

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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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46 56
The Electric Company is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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87 140
Sid the Science Kid is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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93 120
Angelina Ballerina is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Timothy Goes to School is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Anne of Green Gables: The Anim... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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27 12
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Zoom 1999

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31 20
Barney & Friends is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Barney & Friends 1992

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25 23
Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Teletubbies 1997

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69 118
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Play with Me Sesame is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Play with Me Sesame 2002

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47 89
Brian Jacques' Redwall is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
jonathan-guerra added Brian Jacques' Redwall 1999

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25 61
Jakers! The Adventures of Pigg... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks 2003

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17 20
Super Why! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Super Why! 2007

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Jay Jay the Jet Plane is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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Peg + Cat is listed (or ranked) 45 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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25 59
Adventures from the Book of Vi... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
CosmicCastaway added Adventures from the Book of Virtues 1996

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Nature Cat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Nature Cat 2015

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22 53
Seven Little Monsters is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added Seven Little Monsters

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10 17
It's a Big Big World is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added It's a Big Big World 2006

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10 21
Make Way for Noddy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Make Way for Noddy 2002