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

What are the best cartoon shows of all time? The greatest serial cartoons ever painted on acetate include classics like "Looney Tunes", anime series, 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. 2
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    - 2,259

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

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  3. 3
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    - 2,100


    Eric Cartman, Kenny McCormick, Kyle Broflovski

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  4. 4
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    - 1,341

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    Tom, Jerry, Spike

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  5. 5
    + 3,097
    - 1,866


    Bender, Leela, Zoidberg

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  6. 6
    + 2,666
    - 1,425


    Scooby Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Velma Dinkley

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    - 1,462


    Bruce Wayne, Batman, Joker

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    - 1,391


    Fred Flintstone, Betty Rubble, The Great Gazoo

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    - 2,158


    Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Lois Griffin

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  10. 10
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    - 1,533


    Azula, Zuko, Katara

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    SpongeBob SquarePants, Squidward Tentacles, Patrick Star

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  13. 13
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    - 1,154


    Jimmy Joe Jr., Francis 'Pip' Pumphandle

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    - 1,069


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  15. 15
    + 1,760
    - 1,185


    Bruce Wayne, Batman, Black Canary

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    - 1,077


    Mr. Spacely

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    Dexter, Dee Dee, Monkey

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    - 1,130


    Shredder, Donatello, Raphael

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    Daphne Blake

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  20. 20
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    - 1,054


    Mojo Jojo, Bubbles, Blossom

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    Vegeta, Goku, Android 18

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    Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuack, Magica De Spell

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Hank Hill, Bobby Hill, Peggy Hill

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    added by R20X
    Ash Ketchum, Misty, Meowth

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    Angelica Pickles, Tommy Pickles, Stu Pickles

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    - 1,233


    Stan Smith, Roger: American Dad!, Francine Smith

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    - 1,160

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat

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    - 1,016


    Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, Perry the Platypus, Candace Flynn

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    Daria Morgendorffer, Beavis, Butt-head

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    Timmy Turner, Denzel Q. Crocker, Chester McBadbat

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    added by azzy_roth

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    added by WarrenMitchell
    Kim Possible, Shego, Ron Stoppable

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    added by Ryanturcotte
    Sterling Archer, Cheryl Tunt, Pam Poovey

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

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    - 892

    often listed & added by jbeuscher01

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  39. 39
    + 1,016
    - 826


    Elmyra Duff, White Rabbit, Byron Basset

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  40. 40
    + 1,324
    - 1,013


    Korra, Azula, Asami Sato

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    - 827


    Penny

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  42. 42
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    - 853

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

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  43. 43
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    - 841

    often listed
    Gargamel, Papa Smurf, Brainy Smurf

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    + 919
    - 873


    Cheetara, Lion-O, Snarf

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    Bruce Wayne, Batman, Max Gibson

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    added by dale358z
    Robbie, Cute Biker, Toby Determined

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    Ed, Edd, Jimmy

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    Bruce Wayne, Batman, Superman

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