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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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671 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
540 87
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

3
403 101
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
397 114
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

5
338 137
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
434 131
Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

7
201 35
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
221 110
Cyberchase is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added Cyberchase 2002

9
269 153
Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

10
155 47
Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Reading Rainbow 1983

11
173 93
Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

12
135 40
Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Zoboomafoo 1999

13
162 34
Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Sesame Street 1969

14
223 194
Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

The Best Nickelodeon Cartoons of All Time

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110 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

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201 162
Wild Kratts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
Wild Kratts 2011 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

17
144 35
Bill Nye the Science Guy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Bill Nye the Science Guy 1993

18
160 88
Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
CosmicCastaway added Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat 2001

19
206 167
Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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198 147
Liberty's Kids is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
amna-kidd-majors added Liberty's Kids 2002

21
214 162
Maya & Miguel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies

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139 92
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman 2006

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193 171
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
169 181
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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119 72
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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92 87
The Electric Company is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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140 171
Dinosaur Train is listed (or ranked) 27 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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93 69
Barney & Friends is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Barney & Friends 1992

The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids

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237 239
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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122 143
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

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135 162
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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125 189
Sid the Science Kid is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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130 155
Angelina Ballerina is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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84 45
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Zoom 1999

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78 103
George Shrinks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added George Shrinks 2000

8 TV Actors Who Turned Out Just Like Their Characters

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107 142
Timothy Goes to School is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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108 145
Anne of Green Gables: The Anim... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

38
107 154
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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72 65
Teletubbies is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Teletubbies 1997

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58 51
Super Why! is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Super Why! 2007

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67 152
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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42 96
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 Best Cartoons on Nickelodeon Right Now

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92 147
Jay Jay the Jet Plane is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

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61 126
Brian Jacques' Redwall is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
jonathan-guerra added Brian Jacques' Redwall 1999

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36 96
Jakers! The Adventures of Pigg... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks 2003

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33 46
Play with Me Sesame is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added Play with Me Sesame 2002

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31 47
It's a Big Big World is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added It's a Big Big World 2006

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10 15
Corduroy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
1509479955341 added Corduroy

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31 87
Seven Little Monsters is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added Seven Little Monsters

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7 90
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