Kids Entertainment The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time  

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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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985 129
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
665 141
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
794 129
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

4
554 200
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
622 167
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

6
668 184
Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

7
421 96
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1968

8
368 84
Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1969

9
430 210
Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

10
320 109
Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1983

11
377 186
Cyberchase is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2002

12
296 159
Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

13
291 89
Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1999

14
287 253
WordGirl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2007 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

15
347 226
Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

16
327 229
Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2008 - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

17
355 265
Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

18
262 149
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2006

19
296 79
Bill Nye the Science Guy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1993

20
323 213
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
252 224
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
229 98
Rolie Polie Olie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1998

23
340 213
Maya & Miguel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

24
242 251
Sid the Science Kid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time

25
290 206
Liberty's Kids is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
amna-kidd-majors added 2002