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

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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
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Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl

3
1,972 733
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Matt Frewer, Brian George, John Byner

4
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Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

5
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Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern

6
1,420 626
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George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc

7
1,248 597
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
1,469 617
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Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen

9
1,460 844
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Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart

10
1,264 635
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
1,461 580
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Don Adams, Holly Berger, Frank Welker

12
600 306
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
Simi Socks added Hynden Walch, Scott Menville, Greg Cipes

13
1,049 509
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
1,342 586
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
723 377
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
1,063 614
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
KailaniGriffin added Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright

17
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Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker

18
677 394
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alyson-nagel added Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn

19
801 492
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
KailaniGriffin added Lily Tomlin, Daniel DeSanto, Erica Luttrell

20
565 405
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
vanguard89 added Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal

21
592 434
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
mdeezy added David Kaufman, Grey Griffin, Rickey D'Shon Collins

22
468 419
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time
george-langley added Bill Scott, June Foray, Paul Frees

23
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Mae Questel, Jack Mercer, William "Billy" Costello

24
1,052 511
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Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings

25
365 393
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