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The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

Updated December 23, 2020 40.5k votes 3.1k voters 40.2k views41 items

List RulesVote up the best original animated series that have ever aired on PBS.

The best PBS cartoons range from educational toddler shows to fun animated series for older kids. This list of top PBS cartoons is ranked from best to worst thanks to 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 childhood.

So where does your favorite PBS animated shows fall on this list? Be sure to vote the best PBS cartoons to the top!

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