That's the USS Enterprise out then!
Haven't we only had one animated/cartoon ship mentioned so far the Planet Express Ship. After all do we class the Gerry Anderson shows as animated/cartoon. Well they certainly are not animated and whilst they are aimed at children they're not really cartoons.
But I take it what the OP means is live action TV/Film only.
I thought Thunderbirds was a cartoon? Maybe there are two different Thunderbirds?
Actually there is, the Gerry Anderson supermarionation Thunderbirds
or as someone has already said puppets but the term Marionette would be more appropriate.
As for the second it was an animated show from the 1980's (I think) that Gerry Anderson was not invovled with from Japan (I think) called Thuderbirds 2086