Kids Entertainment 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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897 121
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
602 132
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
728 117
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

4
506 185
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
565 159
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

6
609 174
Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

7
366 88
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1968

8
325 73
Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1969

9
399 201
Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

10
342 169
Cyberchase is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2002

11
285 97
Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1983

12
265 149
Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

13
266 238
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
330 251
Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

15
301 214
Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2008 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

16
257 82
Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1999

17
317 217
Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

18
235 142
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2006

19
259 68
Bill Nye the Science Guy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1993

20
293 205
Wild Kratts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2011 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

21
227 214
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
200 91
Rolie Polie Olie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1998

23
309 206
Maya & Miguel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

24
219 238
Sid the Science Kid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

25
267 195
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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188 117
Barney & Friends is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1992

27
211 209
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

28
238 126
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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335 303
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
145 131
The Electric Company is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

31
189 186
Peep and the Big Wide World is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2004 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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147 93
Super Why! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 2007

33
205 199
Angelina Ballerina is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

34
175 111
Where in the World Is Carmen S... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Brittney Houston added 1991

35
147 123
Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1997

36
164 206
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

37
128 146
George Shrinks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2000

38
117 202
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
148 192
Anne of Green Gables: The Anim... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

40
144 185
Timothy Goes to School is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

41
149 79
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1999

42
148 200
Jay Jay the Jet Plane is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

43
63 96
Play with Me Sesame is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 2002

44
73 140
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
62 138
Jakers! The Adventures of Pigg... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2003

46
84 171
Brian Jacques' Redwall is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
jonathan-guerra added 1999

47
44 131
Seven Little Monsters is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added

48
75 86
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
47 51
Corduroy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
1509479955341 added

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0 1
The Letter People is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Greentea99 added The Letter People 1974