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
2,049 642
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Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl

3
1,926 714
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Matt Frewer, Brian George, John Byner

4
1,429 671
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Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

5
1,890 627
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Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern

6
1,394 611
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George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc

7
1,222 582
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
1,441 602
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Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen

9
1,412 829
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Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart

10
1,245 616
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
1,441 568
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Don Adams, Holly Berger, Frank Welker

12
1,005 497
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
551 292
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
1,317 580
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
709 367
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
931 530
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Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker

17
1,020 605
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
647 384
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alyson-nagel added Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn

19
458 409
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
george-langley added Bill Scott, June Foray, Paul Frees

20
770 485
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
531 395
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
vanguard89 added Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal

22
554 424
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
mdeezy added David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins

23
1,101 523
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Mae Questel, Jack Mercer, William "Billy" Costello

24
1,036 502
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Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings

25
355 378
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
767 504
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Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss

27
591 455
A Pup Named Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
KailaniGriffin added Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Christina Lange

28
740 506
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Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Roscoe Lee Browne

29
524 329
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
Emarquez626 added Norm Spencer, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann

30
668 439
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
490 318
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
andy-lautenschleger added Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger

32
620 424
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
dennis-jansson added Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

33
550 471
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J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Daniel Brochu

34
458 391
Speed Racer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
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35
770 473
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Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright

36
368 173
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
Tom Islava added Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris

37
572 415
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Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Laurie O'Brien

38
688 419
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Ed Gilbert, R.J. Williams, Sally Struthers

39
789 507
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Jim Cummings, Terence McGovern, Christine Cavanaugh

40
334 223
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
DarlaStokes added Grace Stafford, Daws Butler, Johnny Coons

41
729 473
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June Foray, Paul Frees, Daws Butler

42
366 250
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Son Goku added Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

43
544 420
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
LouiseBar added Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

44
496 378
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
535 449
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George S. Irving, Wally Cox, Allen Swift

46
473 310
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RobLein added Daws Butler, Don Messick, Jimmy Weldon

47
408 333
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier, Frank Welker

48
242 131
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
284 291
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
219 165
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LonnieAdamsJr added June Foray, Noelle North, Lorenzo Music