... the other Black experience

There have been many 70s cartoons, 80s cartoons, 90s cartoons and present day cartoons with African American cartoon characters. But very few have had the main character(s) be African American. Here are the best Black cartoons from the 70s, 80s, and 90s and today.

Top 10 Black Cartoons Of All-Time

10. Kid And Play

This cartoon brought the energy of the “House Party” movies and Kid And Play music for a short lived TV show.


9. The Harlem Globetrotters
Besides being flamboyant trick-heavy basketball players, the Globetrotters also saved the world from evil villains too. Who knew?




8. Mr. T
Besides being a wrestler and an actor Mr. T was also a gymnastics coach who used his students to stop villains and their evil plots.


7. The PJ’s
Eddie Murphy made this cartoon (claymation really) one of the funniest and most underrated Black cartoons despite the stereotypes.




6. Blokhedz
Blokhedz is a dope cartoon by the Madtwinz. Originally a comic book, the show never aired on TV but garnered a large following online and through its comic books and action figures. The show combined hip hop, science fiction, and comic books to create a dope cartoon.

5. Static Shock
Static was a young brother with electric powers and the same social issues that most of us dealt with, going to high school.



4. The Proud Family
The Proud Family had excellent voice acting and was funny for all ages.

3. The Jackson 5 Cartoon
Great music, funny likeable cartoons made for a great Saturday morning cartoon show.



2. The Boondocks
Not exactly a kids’ cartoon, but had excellent animation, voice work and satire making it one of the best Black cartoons ever.

1. Fat Albert
With Bill Cosby’s great voices, funny characters and good, positive storylines, Fat Albert is the best Black cartoon of all time.

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Comment by Mark Clemons on March 16, 2012 at 5:20am

How U go & leave out Bebe's Kids!

Comment by Camille on March 16, 2012 at 4:10am

I definitely watched the whole clip from the PJ's just now. Feels like it was such a long time ago. 

Comment by stevi starfyre on March 17, 2011 at 5:39pm
they forgot valerie from josie and the pussycats,she was the first female of color
Comment by Maat on March 16, 2011 at 12:10pm
The Boondocks, The PJ's and then Fat Albert because I don't really remember it
Comment by AJ on March 15, 2011 at 12:33pm
Love those, but don't forget Bebe's Kids and Happily Ever After!! Loved those all black fairy tale stories with a lot of soul music and c'mon the Bebe's kids!!! All of us probably were Bebe's kids.... that is when our mamas weren't lookin haha
Comment by Q Manchu on March 15, 2011 at 3:10am
i agree with alot ov the choices but disappointed to not see todd mcfarlanes hbo animated series spawn or afro samurai on the list or at least honorable mentions
Comment by Compound Egret on March 15, 2011 at 1:46am
No Hammerman??? Smells like haterade up in this piece.

Comment by Lewis-Percell on March 15, 2011 at 12:10am



Every Sat. mornin...



Comment by PolarVibez on March 14, 2011 at 8:27pm
Not mad at this list. Gotta give a shoutout to the illest cartoon within a cartoon though, "The Brown Hornet"....


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