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. 2
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    - 2,681

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

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  3. 3
    + 4,135
    - 2,571


    Eric Cartman, Kenny McCormick, Kyle Broflovski

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  4. 4
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    - 2,248


    Bender, Leela, Zoidberg

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  5. 5
    + 3,697
    - 1,631

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    Tom, Jerry, Spike

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  6. 6
    + 3,117
    - 1,745


    Scooby Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Velma Dinkley

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  7. 7
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    - 1,768


    Bruce Wayne, Batman, Joker

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  8. 8
    + 4,672
    - 1,801


    Azula, Zuko, Katara

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    - 1,696


    Fred Flintstone, Betty Rubble, The Great Gazoo

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  10. 10
    + 2,984
    - 2,564


    Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Lois Griffin

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  11. 11
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    - 1,834


    SpongeBob SquarePants, Squidward Tentacles, Patrick Star

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  12. 12
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    - 1,545


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  13. 13
    + 2,074
    - 1,411


    Jimmy Joe Jr., Francis 'Pip' Pumphandle

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  14. 14
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    - 1,271


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  15. 15
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    - 1,426


    Bruce Wayne, Batman, Black Canary

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    - 1,163

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    Dexter, Dee Dee, Monkey

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    - 1,343


    Shredder, Donatello, Raphael

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  18. 18
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    - 1,287


    Mr. Spacely

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  19. 19
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    - 1,271


    Mojo Jojo, Bubbles, Blossom

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  20. 20
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    - 1,279


    Vegeta, Goku, Android 18

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  21. 21
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    Daphne Blake

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

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    + 1,774
    - 1,274


    Angelica Pickles, Tommy Pickles, Stu Pickles

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    - 1,079


    Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuack, Magica De Spell

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    added by R20X
    Ash Ketchum, Misty, Meowth

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  27. 27
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    - 1,193


    Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, Perry the Platypus, Candace Flynn

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    - 1,471


    Stan Smith, Roger: American Dad!, Francine Smith

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  30. 30
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    ranked low on reranks & added by DrGerm
    Deathstroke, Starfire, Robin

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    - 970

    added by WarrenMitchell
    Kim Possible, Shego, Ron Stoppable

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    - 1,065

    added by Ryanturcotte
    Sterling Archer, Cheryl Tunt, Pam Poovey

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    added by azzy_roth

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    - 1,035


    Timmy Turner, Denzel Q. Crocker, Chester McBadbat

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    + 1,294
    - 1,359

    often listed
    Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat

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    + 1,523
    - 1,024


    Marceline the Vampire Queen, Ice King, Jake the Dog

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  38. 38
    + 1,224
    - 1,484

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

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  39. 39
    + 1,211
    - 748

    added by dale358z
    Robbie, Cute Biker, Toby Determined

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  40. 40
    + 1,573
    - 1,210


    Korra, Azula, Asami Sato

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  41. 41
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    - 1,042

    often listed & added by jbeuscher01

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  42. 42
    + 726
    - 314

    ranked low on reranks & added by Nicole Clark

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  43. 43
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    - 951


    Elmyra Duff, White Rabbit, Byron Basset

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  45. 45
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    - 859


    Ed, Edd, Jimmy

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  47. 47
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    - 975


    Penny

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  48. 48
    + 1,067
    - 1,011


    Cheetara, Lion-O, Snarf

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    - 706

    ranked low on reranks
    Theodore J. 'T.J.' Detweiler

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  50. 50
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    added by JamesEdwards

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