Animated TV Series 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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1,022 137
Arthur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
1996
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2
696 146
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
832 133
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

4
584 205
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
653 171
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

6
705 187
Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

7
449 104
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1968

8
401 90
Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1969

9
411 190
Cyberchase is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2002

10
454 215
Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

11
343 115
Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1983

12
318 167
Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

13
313 258
WordGirl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2007
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14
317 95
Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1999

15
376 230
Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

16
384 268
Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

17
354 232
Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2008
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18
287 154
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2006

19
283 228
Dinosaur Train is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2009
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20
352 217
Wild Kratts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2011
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21
322 86
Bill Nye the Science Guy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1993

22
252 105
Rolie Polie Olie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1998

23
367 217
Maya & Miguel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

24
266 257
Sid the Science Kid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

25
255 129
Barney & Friends is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1992