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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679 87
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
545 90
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

3
408 105
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
401 116
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

5
342 140
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
438 133
Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

7
205 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
224 112
Cyberchase is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added Cyberchase 2002

9
272 155
Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

10
158 50
Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Reading Rainbow 1983

11
175 95
Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

12
138 41
Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Zoboomafoo 1999

13
226 195
Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

14
164 37
Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Sesame Street 1969

16 Movie "In Jokes" You Probably Didn't Notice

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113 50
Rolie Polie Olie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Rolie Polie Olie 1998

16
209 168
Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

17
162 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
202 164
Wild Kratts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Wild Kratts 2011 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

19
218 162
Maya & Miguel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

20
146 37
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
143 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 Cartoons of All Time

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199 150
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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196 171
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

24
171 182
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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122 73
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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142 172
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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92 90
The Electric Company is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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95 71
Barney & Friends is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Barney & Friends 1992

The Best 2000s Nickelodeon Cartoons

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238 243
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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125 145
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

31
137 164
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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127 190
Sid the Science Kid is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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133 156
Angelina Ballerina is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

34
87 47
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Zoom 1999

35
79 105
George Shrinks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added George Shrinks 2000

The Best Paranormal Reality Shows

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109 147
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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107 145
Timothy Goes to School is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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107 158
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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61 52
Super Why! is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Super Why! 2007

40
73 68
Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Teletubbies 1997

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69 153
Peg + Cat is listed (or ranked) 41 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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43 98
Adventures from the Book of Vi... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
CosmicCastaway added Adventures from the Book of Virtues 1996

The Most Inappropriate Things Anyone Said On MTV's Parental Control

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93 148
Jay Jay the Jet Plane is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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37 98
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

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61 128
Brian Jacques' Redwall is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
jonathan-guerra added Brian Jacques' Redwall 1999

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12 16
Corduroy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
1509479955341 added Corduroy

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33 50
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 50
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

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31 90
Seven Little Monsters is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added Seven Little Monsters

50
8 92
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