The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made TV Programs

The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

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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" 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 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!

List Criteria: Best cartoon or computer animated TV shows

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    the people's #1 &most listed
    The Simpsons

    1989 More
    100
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    95
  3. 3
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    1997 More
    91
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    1999 More
    84
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    1940 More
    81
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    Family Guy

    1999 More
    79
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    1960 More
    77
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    Scooby-Doo

    1969 More
    74
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    Batman: The Animated Series

    1992 More
    72
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    1999 More
    70
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    1960 More
    68
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    Animaniacs

    1993 More
    65
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    Pinky and the Brain

    1995 More
    64
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    2005 More
    63
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    1962 More
    63
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    2001 More
    62
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    Beavis and Butthead

    1992 More
    60
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    The Ren & Stimpy Show

    1991 More
    60
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    King of the Hill

    1997 More
    59
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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    1987 More
    59
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    Rugrats

    1991 More
    58
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    DuckTales

    1987 More
    58
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    1959 More
    57
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    1992 More
    57
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    American Dad!

    2005 More
    56
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    1969 More
    56
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    Dexter's Laboratory

    1996 More
    55
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    1969 More
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    Samurai Jack

    2001 More
    54
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    1990 More
    53
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    1998 More
    52
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    1960 More
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    added by: azzy_roth
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    ThunderCats

    1985 More
    50
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    1983 More
    50
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    1958, 1961-01-30 More
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    2001 More
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    Justice League Unlimited

    2004 More
    49
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    controversial
    The Transformers

    1984 More
    49
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    controversial
    Robot Chicken

    2005 More
    48
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    1981 More
    47
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    2007 More
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    Cowboy Bebop

    1998-04-03 More
    47
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    Archer

    2009 More
    46
    added by: Ryanturcotte
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    controversial
    Doug

    1991 More
    46
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    Darkwing Duck

    1991 More
    45
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    Batman Beyond

    1999 More
    44
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    Avatar: Legend of Korra

    2012 More
    44
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    often listed
    Jonny Quest

    1964 More
    44
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    ranked high on reranks
    Kim Possible

    2002 More
    44
    added by: WarrenMitchell
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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    2003 More
    44
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