Top 10 Best Animated Series that First Aired from 1980-1989

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An now its time for the best animated series that first aired in the 80's and the same rules apply here only animated shows that first aired from 1980-1989 and both cartoons and anime apply.

The Top Ten

1 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2018, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer ...read more.

What can be said about The Simpson's that hasn't been said a thousand times, considered to be one of the most influential T.V. shows of all time and they've literally done pretty much everything. - egnomac

2 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987

While the show hasn't aged very well in recent years The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were a phenomenon with it's main characters Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello and Raphael as they battle the dreaded Shredder, Krang and the foot soldiers who constantly wreck havoc on the city. - egnomac

2003 and 2012 are miles better - 445956

Yet we never would of got those cartoons if this one didn't exist. - htoutlaws2012

3 DuckTales DuckTales DuckTales is an American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. It premiered on September 18, 1987 and ended on November 28, 1990 with a total of four seasons and 100 episodes.
4 Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku who, along with the Z Warriors, defends the Earth against evil. The action adventures are entertaining and reinforce the concept of good versus evil. Dragon Ball Z teaches valuable ...read more.

One of the most action packed anime. - egnomac

5 Thundercats Thundercats ThunderCats is an American animated series based on a group of cat-like humanoid aliens. The show was created by Tobin "Ted" Wolf and animated by Japanese animation studio Pacific Animation Corporation.
6 The Transformers The Transformers
7 Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers

Another really great cartoon series from Disney staring Chip and Dale who originally appeared in a lot of the old Disney shorts part of a group of detectives along with Monterey Jack, Gadget and Zipper as they go on missions solving cases, stopping villains or getting into crazy situations. - egnomac

8 Inspector Gadget
9 Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures

Without this show we never would have had SpongeBob, Dexter's Lab, Ren and Stimpy, heck we probably never would have had The Simpsons. - egnomac

One of the most revolutionary cartoons of all time that help started the Creator Driven Revolution. - egnomac

10 Count Duckula Count Duckula

The Contenders

11 G.I. Joe A Real American Hero G.I. Joe A Real American Hero
12 The Real Ghostbusters The Real Ghostbusters The Real Ghostbusters is an American animated television series, a spinoff of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters.
13 Superbook
14 Muppet Babies Muppet Babies Jim Henson's Muppet Babies, commonly known by the shortened title Muppet Babies, is an American animated television series that aired from September 15, 1984 to November 2, 1991 on CBS.
15 Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears
16 Dungeons and Dragons
17 Robotech
18 Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
19 The Care Bears
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