The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

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List Criteria: Best cartoon or computer animated TV shows

The top animated series of all time include some of the best TV shows ever to flicker in your living room (or on your computer screen as time has gone on). The greatest cartoon series ever include cartoons from every decade of television's existence and is here so you can vote for the best animated series ever on this list of the best cartoons

TV animations like Family Guy and Simpsons are also considered to be some of the funniest animated comedies of all time as well. If you've missed out on these top rated animated shows, you can watch them on Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming sites. 

What are the best cartoon shows of all time? The greatest serial cartoons ever painted on acetate include classics like Looney Tunes, anime series like One-Punch Man, and modern day classics like South Park and King of the Hill. This list is a consensus of popular opinion on the ultimate ranking of awesomeness. Writing or artwork, these good series stood out in a pack of cheap, uninspired marketing tools. Real storytelling or actual humor, rank the best cartoon shows of all time and add them to the list. If you see something missing, add it!

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    Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety

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    - 2,611

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Homer Simpson, Lisa Simpson, Mr. Burns

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  3. 3
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    - 2,495


    Eric Cartman, Kenny McCormick, Kyle Broflovski

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  4. 4
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    Bender, Leela, Zoidberg

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  5. 5
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    - 1,578

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    Tom, Jerry, Spike

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    - 1,683


    Scooby Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Velma Dinkley

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    - 1,713


    Bruce Wayne, Batman, Joker

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    Azula, Zuko, Katara

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    Fred Flintstone, Betty Rubble, The Great Gazoo

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Lois Griffin

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  11. 11
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    SpongeBob SquarePants, Squidward Tentacles, Patrick Star

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  13. 13
    + 2,025
    - 1,362


    Jimmy Joe Jr., Francis 'Pip' Pumphandle

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  14. 14
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    Bruce Wayne, Batman, Black Canary

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    Dexter, Dee Dee, Monkey

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    Mr. Spacely

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    Shredder, Donatello, Raphael

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    Mojo Jojo, Bubbles, Blossom

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    Vegeta, Goku, Android 18

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    Daphne Blake

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    Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuack, Magica De Spell

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    Hank Hill, Bobby Hill, Peggy Hill

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    - 1,041

    added by R20X
    Ash Ketchum, Misty, Meowth

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    Angelica Pickles, Tommy Pickles, Stu Pickles

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    Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, Perry the Platypus, Candace Flynn

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    - 1,425

    often listed
    Stan Smith, Roger: American Dad!, Francine Smith

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    ranked low on reranks & added by DrGerm
    Deathstroke, Starfire, Robin

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    added by WarrenMitchell
    Kim Possible, Shego, Ron Stoppable

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    added by azzy_roth

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    Timmy Turner, Denzel Q. Crocker, Chester McBadbat

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    added by Ryanturcotte
    Sterling Archer, Cheryl Tunt, Pam Poovey

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    often listed
    Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat

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    - 1,441

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Daria Morgendorffer, Beavis, Butt-head

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  38. 38
    + 1,534
    - 1,168


    Korra, Azula, Asami Sato

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    + 1,138
    - 720

    added by dale358z
    Robbie, Cute Biker, Toby Determined

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    - 995

    ranked low on reranks
    Marceline the Vampire Queen, Ice King, Jake the Dog

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  41. 41
    + 921
    - 1,015

    often listed & added by jbeuscher01

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  42. 42
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    - 927


    Elmyra Duff, White Rabbit, Byron Basset

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    ranked low on reranks

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  44. 44
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  45. 45
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    added by Nicole Clark

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    Penny

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  47. 47
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    Cheetara, Lion-O, Snarf

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    Ed, Edd, Jimmy

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    Theodore J. 'T.J.' Detweiler

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Gargamel, Papa Smurf, Brainy Smurf

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