Animated TV Series The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time  

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List Rules The best theme songs from cartoon programs. Vote up the best, most memorable animated TV series themes.

For entire generations of kids, some of their most fond memories are of watching Saturday morning cartoons. The animated shows that became instant classics entertained children across the country and most had a special theme song that was so catchy, kids just couldn't forget it. What are the greatest cartoon theme songs of all time?
 
The cartoons on this list, especially those with the top 10 cartoon theme songs have some of the most memorable musical intros in television history. They kept kids hooked on the show and still resonate even today.
 
This list features the greatest theme songs from cartoons including, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Flintstones, Duck Tales, Rainbow Brite, The Legend of Zelda, My Little Pony, The Transformers, The Care Bears, The Simpsons, and The Smurfs. Vote up the best cartoon theme songs of all time below and be sure to sing along.

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Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe

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The Flintstones Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl

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The Pink Panther Matt Frewer, Brian George, John Byner

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The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

5
1,128 537
The Looney Tunes Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
KailaniGriffin added The Looney Tunes Show Kristen Wiig, Jennifer Esposito, Fred Armisen

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The Jetsons George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc

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DuckTales Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen

9
1,166 562
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
KailaniGriffin added Pinky and the Brain Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille

10
1,355 521
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Inspector Gadget Don Adams, Holly Berger, Frank Welker

11
1,233 533
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Animaniacs Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

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645 322
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
Desiree Smith-Adams added Tiny Toon Adventures Charles Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille

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Pokémon Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart

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853 450
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
Tom Islava added SpongeBob SquarePants Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

The Best '90s Cartoon Theme Songs

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Alvin and the Chipmunks Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker

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424 359
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
george-langley added The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show Bill Scott, June Foray, Paul Frees

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437 247
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
Simi Socks added Teen Titans Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes

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alyson-nagel added What's New, Scooby-Doo? Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn

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322 320
King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
Emarquez626 added King of the Hill Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon

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Popeye the Sailor Mae Questel, Jack Mercer, William "Billy" Costello

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Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings

The Best CGI Animated Films Ever Made

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897 574
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
KailaniGriffin added Kim Possible Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright

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546 420
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
KailaniGriffin added A Pup Named Scooby-Doo Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Christina Lange

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The Smurfs Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss

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685 459
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
KailaniGriffin added The Magic School Bus Lily Tomlin, Daniel DeSanto, Erica Luttrell

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Spider-Man Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Roscoe Lee Browne

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465 292
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
Emarquez626 added X-Men Scott Porter, Cam Clarke, Jennifer Hale

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612 410
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added ThunderCats Bob McFadden, Larry Kenney, Earl Hammond

The Best 80s Cartoon Theme Songs

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Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
andy-lautenschleger added Garfield and Friends Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger

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429 360
Speed Racer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
MitchellWolstein added Speed Racer

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570 386
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
dennis-jansson added Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

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467 396
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
mdeezy added Danny Phantom David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins

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423 364
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
vanguard89 added Gravity Falls Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal

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Muppet Babies Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Laurie O'Brien

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656 387
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TaleSpin Ed Gilbert, R.J. Williams, Sally Struthers

The Best Current Sitcoms

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Darkwing Duck Jim Cummings, Terence McGovern, Christine Cavanaugh

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Rugrats Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright

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298 192
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
DarlaStokes added The Woody Woodpecker Show Grace Stafford, Daws Butler, Johnny Coons

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Son Goku added Batman: The Animated Series Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

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500 392
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
LouiseBar added Futurama Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

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George of the Jungle June Foray, Paul Frees, Daws Butler

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456 355
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
WallySokolowski added The Road Runner Show Mel Blanc, June Foray, Bea Benaderet

The Most Painfully '80s Cartoon Shows

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Underdog George S. Irving, Wally Cox, Allen Swift

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The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
Tom Islava added The Fairly OddParents Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris

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384 303
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added The Real Ghostbusters Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier, Frank Welker

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Arthur J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Daniel Brochu

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RobLein added Yogi Bear Daws Butler, Don Messick, Jimmy Weldon

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LonnieAdamsJr added Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears June Foray, Noelle North, Lorenzo Music

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Hong Kong Phooey Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross, Don Messick

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241 290
Jonny Quest is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
RobLein added Jonny Quest Mike Road, Tim Matheson, Don Messick