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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    - 2,607

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

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  3. 3
    + 4,028
    - 2,492


    Eric Cartman, Kenny McCormick, Kyle Broflovski

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  4. 4
    + 3,530
    - 2,172


    Bender, Leela, Zoidberg

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  5. 5
    + 3,594
    - 1,576

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    Tom, Jerry, Spike

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  6. 6
    + 3,035
    - 1,681


    Scooby Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Velma Dinkley

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  7. 7
    + 3,067
    - 1,711


    Bruce Wayne, Batman, Joker

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  8. 8
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    - 1,747


    Azula, Zuko, Katara

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  9. 9
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    - 1,641


    Fred Flintstone, Betty Rubble, The Great Gazoo

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  10. 10
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    - 2,489

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

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  11. 11
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    - 1,780


    SpongeBob SquarePants, Squidward Tentacles, Patrick Star

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  12. 12
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    - 1,492


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  13. 13
    + 2,023
    - 1,361


    Jimmy Joe Jr., Francis 'Pip' Pumphandle

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  14. 14
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    - 1,227


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  15. 15
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    - 1,381


    Bruce Wayne, Batman, Black Canary

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    - 1,129

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    Dexter, Dee Dee, Monkey

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  17. 17
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    - 1,246


    Mr. Spacely

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  18. 18
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    - 1,305


    Shredder, Donatello, Raphael

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    - 1,227


    Mojo Jojo, Bubbles, Blossom

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  20. 20
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    - 1,234


    Vegeta, Goku, Android 18

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  21. 21
    + 1,678
    - 1,120


    Daphne Blake

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  22. 22
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    - 1,044


    Scrooge McDuck, Launchpad McQuack, Magica De Spell

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  23. 23
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Hank Hill, Bobby Hill, Peggy Hill

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  25. 25
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    - 1,040

    added by R20X
    Ash Ketchum, Misty, Meowth

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    - 1,234


    Angelica Pickles, Tommy Pickles, Stu Pickles

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  27. 27
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    - 1,154


    Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz, Perry the Platypus, Candace Flynn

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    - 1,203


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    - 1,422

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

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    - 1,016


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

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    - 928

    added by WarrenMitchell
    Kim Possible, Shego, Ron Stoppable

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    added by azzy_roth

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  34. 34
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    Timmy Turner, Denzel Q. Crocker, Chester McBadbat

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    - 1,027

    added by Ryanturcotte
    Sterling Archer, Cheryl Tunt, Pam Poovey

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  36. 36
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    - 1,324

    often listed
    Stimpson J. "Stimpy" Cat

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  37. 37
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    - 1,440

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

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  38. 38
    + 1,531
    - 1,167


    Korra, Azula, Asami Sato

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  39. 39
    + 1,474
    - 993


    Marceline the Vampire Queen, Ice King, Jake the Dog

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  40. 40
    + 1,135
    - 718

    added by dale358z
    Robbie, Cute Biker, Toby Determined

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  41. 41
    + 920
    - 1,015

    often listed & added by jbeuscher01

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  42. 42
    + 1,145
    - 927


    Elmyra Duff, White Rabbit, Byron Basset

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  43. 43
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    ranked low on reranks

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  44. 44
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  45. 45
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    - 285

    added by Nicole Clark

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  46. 46
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    - 954


    Penny

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  47. 47
    + 1,039
    - 983


    Cheetara, Lion-O, Snarf

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  48. 48
    + 1,054
    - 831


    Ed, Edd, Jimmy

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  49. 49
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    ranked low on reranks
    Theodore J. 'T.J.' Detweiler

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

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