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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    - 2,524

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

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  3. 3
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    - 2,385


    Eric Cartman, Kenny McCormick, Kyle Broflovski

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  4. 4
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    - 2,086


    Bender, Leela, Zoidberg

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  5. 5
    + 3,496
    - 1,519

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    Tom, Jerry, Spike

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  6. 6
    + 2,945
    - 1,608


    Scooby Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Velma Dinkley

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  7. 7
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    - 1,638


    Bruce Wayne, Batman, Joker

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  8. 8
    + 2,210
    - 1,576


    Fred Flintstone, Betty Rubble, The Great Gazoo

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    - 1,698


    Azula, Zuko, Katara

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  10. 10
    + 2,844
    - 2,406


    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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    - 1,432


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    + 1,984
    - 1,297


    Jimmy Joe Jr., Francis 'Pip' Pumphandle

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    - 1,323


    Bruce Wayne, Batman, Black Canary

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  16. 16
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    - 1,197


    Mr. Spacely

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  17. 17
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    Dexter, Dee Dee, Monkey

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    Shredder, Donatello, Raphael

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    Mojo Jojo, Bubbles, Blossom

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  20. 20
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    - 1,073


    Daphne Blake

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    - 1,557

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

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    - 1,186


    Vegeta, Goku, Android 18

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    - 996


    Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuack, Magica De Spell

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    Ash Ketchum, Misty, Meowth

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    Angelica Pickles, Tommy Pickles, Stu Pickles

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    + 1,328
    - 1,114


    Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, Perry the Platypus, Candace Flynn

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    + 1,526
    - 1,370


    Stan Smith, Roger: American Dad!, Francine Smith

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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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    added by WarrenMitchell
    Kim Possible, Shego, Ron Stoppable

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    - 1,276

    often listed
    Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat

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    - 662

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

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    - 1,392

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

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    - 833

    added by azzy_roth

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  38. 38
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    often listed & added by jbeuscher01

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    + 1,474
    - 1,114


    Korra, Azula, Asami Sato

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  40. 40
    + 1,126
    - 898


    Elmyra Duff, White Rabbit, Byron Basset

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    + 1,421
    - 958


    Marceline the Vampire Queen, Ice King, Jake the Dog

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    + 1,057
    - 686

    added by dale358z
    Robbie, Cute Biker, Toby Determined

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  43. 43
    + 958
    - 919


    Penny

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  44. 44
    + 851
    - 922


    Gargamel, Papa Smurf, Brainy Smurf

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  45. 45
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    - 947


    Cheetara, Lion-O, Snarf

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    - 485

    ranked low on reranks

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  48. 48
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    - 854


    Bruce Wayne, Batman, Max Gibson

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    Bruce Wayne, Batman, Superman

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  50. 50
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    - 800


    Ed, Edd, Jimmy

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