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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1,073 145
Arthur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
1996
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2
746 153
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
882 137
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

4
630 211
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
696 179
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

6
752 192
Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

7
483 108
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1968

8
441 92
Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1969

9
441 198
Cyberchase is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2002

10
375 121
Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1983

11
486 221
Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

12
350 175
Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

13
354 101
Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1999

14
411 237
Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

15
418 274
Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

16
318 160
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2006

17
342 266
WordGirl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2007
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18
386 238
Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2008
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19
351 91
Bill Nye the Science Guy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1993

20
314 235
Dinosaur Train is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2009
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21
382 224
Wild Kratts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2011
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22
401 224
Maya & Miguel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

23
292 133
Barney & Friends is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1992

24
281 110
Rolie Polie Olie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1998

25
334 216
Liberty's Kids is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
amna-kidd-majors added 2002