The 17 Best 80's Cartoons

17. Jem (1985-87)

16. Care Bears (1985-86)

15. Voltron, Defender of the Universe (1984-87)

14. Jetsons (1984-85, 1987-88)

13. Muppet Babies (1984-92)

12. G.I. Joe (1983-87)

11. Transformers (1984-88)

10. Smurfs (1981-86)

9. Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats (1984)

8. Gummi Bears (1985-89)

7. Inspector Gadget (1982-86)

6. Dennis the Menace (1985-86)

05. ThunderCats (1985)

4. Chip & Dale's Rescue Rangers (1988-89)

3. Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983-91)

2. Duck Tales (1986-91)

1. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983-87)

Great cartoons in the 80's that are really more cartoon's of the 90's:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987-96)
Garfield and Friends (1988-95)
Beetlejuice (1989-92)
Simpsons (1989-present)


  1. Where is Voltron and Muppet Babies? Just because you put He-Man as #1 doesn't mean you can fill the top 5 with rodent and duck adventures and sequester the other action cartoons to numbers 10-12. And seriously Shit- Eatin Heathcliff and stale old Dennis the Menace don't belong here at all and if I saw either on the street, I'd punch both of them in the fucking face.

  2. That first commenter needs to de-sac off Gonzo and start respecting the original orange cat. NTN where are the Snorks? Are you SERIOUS? There is NOTHING more 80s than a GD incredible cartoon about cute, colorful, underwater creatures that speak english and wear clothes. Talk about a swing an a miss.

    Go go gadget common sense.

  3. I'm bound to miss some, there were so many good ones. A little slack is called for :)

  4. In that case it's a pointless chart!

  5. What about robotech?