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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Don Messick, Casey Kasem, Nicole Jaffe

2
1,944 603
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Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl

3
1,797 675
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Matt Frewer, Brian George, John Byner

4
1,342 629
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Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

5
1,325 588
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George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc

6
1,157 555
The Looney Tunes Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
KailaniGriffin added Kristen Wiig, Jennifer Esposito, Fred Armisen

7
1,803 591
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Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern

8
1,370 568
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Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen

9
1,197 584
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
KailaniGriffin added Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille

10
1,325 797
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Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart

11
1,383 539
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Don Adams, Holly Berger, Frank Welker

12
1,266 551
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

13
900 471
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
Tom Islava added Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

14
666 343
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
Desiree Smith-Adams added Charles Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille

15
476 263
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
Simi Socks added Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes

16
883 508
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Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker

17
437 381
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
george-langley added Bill Scott, June Foray, Paul Frees

18
586 367
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alyson-nagel added Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn

19
1,054 508
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Mae Questel, Jack Mercer, William "Billy" Costello

20
992 481
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Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings

21
332 341
King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
Emarquez626 added Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon

22
930 586
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
KailaniGriffin added Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright

23
557 435
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
KailaniGriffin added Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Christina Lange

24
711 468
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
KailaniGriffin added Lily Tomlin, Daniel DeSanto, Erica Luttrell

25
727 488
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Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss

26
493 304
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
Emarquez626 added Norm Spencer, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann

27
707 484
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Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Roscoe Lee Browne

28
633 420
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Bob McFadden, Larry Kenney, Earl Hammond

29
461 371
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
vanguard89 added Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal

30
489 405
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
mdeezy added David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins

31
584 400
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
dennis-jansson added Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

32
457 303
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
andy-lautenschleger added Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger

33
435 371
Speed Racer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
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670 397
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Ed Gilbert, R.J. Williams, Sally Struthers

35
544 393
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Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Laurie O'Brien

36
738 457
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Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright

37
767 483
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Jim Cummings, Terence McGovern, Christine Cavanaugh

38
311 202
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
DarlaStokes added Grace Stafford, Daws Butler, Johnny Coons

39
337 231
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Son Goku added Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

40
697 457
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June Foray, Paul Frees, Daws Butler

41
513 399
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
LouiseBar added Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

42
466 364
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
WallySokolowski added Mel Blanc, June Foray, Bea Benaderet

43
315 161
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
Tom Islava added Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris

44
517 430
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George S. Irving, Wally Cox, Allen Swift

45
393 311
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier, Frank Welker

46
510 454
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J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Daniel Brochu

47
446 297
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RobLein added Daws Butler, Don Messick, Jimmy Weldon

48
199 143
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LonnieAdamsJr added June Foray, Noelle North, Lorenzo Music

49
514 406
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Scatman Crothers, Joe E. Ross, Don Messick

50
205 116
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh