Best Cartoons of the '80s


The Top Ten

1 Transformers

What this should be number 1 on the list and this has never had a reboot show just reboot movies!

Transformers is my favorite 80s cartoon show it is the coolest and my favorite transformer is optimus prime and he is the best and the coolest

Transformers should always deserve a come back and I believe there should be comic books that are crossovers of transformers and star wars and a animated movie that's a crossover of transformers and equestria girls and collect the toys shirts and dvds of it all the time

Transformers is my favorite eighties cartoon show and my favorite transformers is optimus prime because he's the best the coolest and the fan favorite and I know he was reborn in the toy line as a powermaster he would form into a super robot

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2 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


Turtles ninja is Donatello, Rafaello, Michelangelo and Leonardo. The ninja turtles is mutant and fighting grandmaster. His master and frend to old rat, small master. His opponent to ninja turtles is big ninja Oroku Saki, in Japan. Tribute ninja, good purple costeem. Oroku saki have is ninja clan.

Number 1 will always be Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Number 2 The Real Ghostbusters
Number 3 Pirates of the Dark Waters - Johnnyt800

3 GI Joe
4 Inspector Gadget
5 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.

Another Great Cartoon

6 He-man and the Masters of the Universe He-man and the Masters of the Universe He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is an American animated television series produced by Filmation based on Mattel's toy line Masters of the Universe.

This show has the power.

The Filmation series was the first and, to date, still the best. The fandom (or what's left of it, anyway) SUCKS, though! You'd expect that level of sheer character hate from 15-16-year-olds, not 45-46-year-olds. FFS, people, GROW UP.

It's the first T.V. show based off a toy. I had to take a daily dose of it.

7 The Smurfs The Smurfs
8 Garfield and Friends
9 Beverly Hills Teens

A shining symbol of how some rich girls AREN'T mean :-)

10 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.

The Contenders

11 Bravestarr
12 Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
13 The Flintstone Kids
14 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show

My pic. I love Mario a lot!

15 The Real Ghostbusters The Real Ghostbusters The Real Ghostbusters is an American animated television series, a spinoff of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters.
16 M.A.S.K.

That show sucked, and I hate the Spectrum mask!

17 David the Gnome
18 Heathcliff
19 Dungeon & Dragons
20 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.

Great show when I was a kid. I loved the Star Wars, Indiana Jones and other clips.

Can get boring really fast :-(

21 Paw Paws
22 Care Bears
23 Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears
24 My Little Pony

Hooray! people do like the original. But why isn't The Raggy Dolls on this list? You know Sad Sack, Dotty, Hi-Fi, Lucy, Back-To-Front, Claude, Princess.

25 Dangermouse
26 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 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 more.

My second favourite animated T.V. Show behind SpongeBob SquarePants.

No one messes with The Simpsons. They rock! They outsold every cartoon as merchandise (video games, board games, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, a segment on IMAX's CyberWorld 3D movie, a crossover with Family Guy, puzzles, computer games, a arcade game, clothing, compact discs, toys, digital cameras and a virtual community). - kristyrosepetal4

27 Battle of the Planets
28 She-Ra: Princess of Power She-Ra: Princess of Power

TOTALLY YUCKY CARTOON! The Magic School Bus was way more better than this nonsense. SHE-RA STINKS! LONG LIVE THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS! - kristyrosepetal4

29 Silverhawks
30 Thundarr the Barbarian
31 The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is an American Saturday morning original animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television that ran from January 17, 1988 to October 26, 1991.

The reason why I'm voting for The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh because it's one of my favorite Winnie the Pooh T.V. Shows and Disney Shows. This cartoons needs more votes from fans. - Nectaria

32 Ghostbusters
33 Alvin and the Chipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks is an American animated television series featuring The Chipmunks, produced by Bagdasarian Productions in association with Ruby-Spears Enterprises from 1983 to 1987, Murakami-Wolf-Swenson in 1988 and DIC Entertainment from 1988 to 1990.It aired from 1983 to 1990 on NBC and is more.
34 Voltron

Take it off, that show wasn't any better than Battle of the Planets!

My daddy's favorite show when he was little - VeronicaMSP

Can the Voltron hater please leave? - 445956

35 Count Duckula
36 Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers
37 Fraggle Rock
38 Dennis The Menace
39 Pound Puppies
40 Hulk Hogan's Rock N Wrestling
41 ALF: The Animated Tales
42 Denver the Last Dinosaur
43 Bananaman
44 Strawberry Shortcake

The remake was way more nicer if it had Sarah Heinke or Janyse Jaud voicing the titular greeting card character. - kristyrosepetal4

45 Madballs

Funny, Madballs was a ONE HIT WONDER.

46 Wuzzles
47 The Snorks
48 Rainbow Bright
49 Police Academy
50 Bucky O'Hare

This is a '90s cartoon!

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