Cartoons 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
1,980 616
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Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl

3
1,837 688
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Matt Frewer, Brian George, John Byner

4
1,377 642
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Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

5
1,837 599
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Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern

6
1,354 595
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George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc

7
1,185 562
The Looney Tunes Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
KailaniGriffin added Kristen Wiig, Jennifer Esposito, Fred Armisen

8
1,395 579
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Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen

9
1,357 811
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Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart

10
1,211 595
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
KailaniGriffin added Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille

11
1,407 545
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Don Adams, Holly Berger, Frank Welker

12
938 479
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
Tom Islava added Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

13
503 272
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
Simi Socks added Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes

14
1,284 565
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

15
683 351
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
Desiree Smith-Adams added Charles Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille

16
902 512
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Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker

17
957 592
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
KailaniGriffin added Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright

18
442 391
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
george-langley added Bill Scott, June Foray, Paul Frees

19
607 368
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alyson-nagel added Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn

20
730 475
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
KailaniGriffin added Lily Tomlin, Daniel DeSanto, Erica Luttrell

21
1,070 512
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Mae Questel, Jack Mercer, William "Billy" Costello

22
482 375
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
vanguard89 added Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal

23
512 409
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
mdeezy added David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins

24
1,004 487
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Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings

25
343 354
King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
Emarquez626 added Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon

26
743 493
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Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss

27
505 312
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
Emarquez626 added Norm Spencer, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann

28
568 442
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
KailaniGriffin added Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Christina Lange

29
715 492
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Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Roscoe Lee Browne

30
645 427
ThunderCats is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Bob McFadden, Larry Kenney, Earl Hammond

31
599 406
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
471 306
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
444 376
Speed Racer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
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34
523 460
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J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Daniel Brochu

35
675 404
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Ed Gilbert, R.J. Williams, Sally Struthers

36
750 460
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Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright

37
555 400
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Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Laurie O'Brien

38
771 491
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Jim Cummings, Terence McGovern, Christine Cavanaugh

39
317 207
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
DarlaStokes added Grace Stafford, Daws Butler, Johnny Coons

40
346 235
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Son Goku added Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

41
706 462
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June Foray, Paul Frees, Daws Butler

42
524 404
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
LouiseBar added Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

43
330 164
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
475 367
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
WallySokolowski added Mel Blanc, June Foray, Bea Benaderet

45
523 435
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George S. Irving, Wally Cox, Allen Swift

46
397 317
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier, Frank Welker

47
456 300
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RobLein added Daws Butler, Don Messick, Jimmy Weldon

48
220 119
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh

49
262 280
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
azquiri-lanig added Keith Ferguson, Grey Griffin, Sean Marquette

50
205 149
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LonnieAdamsJr added June Foray, Noelle North, Lorenzo Music