Animated TV Series The Best Cartoons of All Time  

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There have been many fantastic animated TV shows throughout the history, but which ones are the best? Some people think that cartoons are just for children, but there are many that have frequent themes that even adults will enjoy. From classic animated series like "Looney Tunes," "The Flintstones," and "The Jetsons" to the modern day hits of "The Simpsons" and "South Park," there are many great cartoons available. Both classic cartoons and current animated series make this list of the best cartoons of all time. For anime, check out these lists of the best anime series and the best superhero anime of all time..

The cartoon was created during the silent movie era as a short that was shown before movies. They gained even more popularity when the talkies came around, most notable of these were made by the Walt Disney company and Warner Bros with "Merry Melodies" (which later became "Looney Tunes"). With the invention of the television, cartoons and animated programs finally found a realm in which to flourish.

This is a list of the best cartoons of all time, including series that are long gone and ones that are still going today. Vote up your favorite or make your own version.

 

list ordered by

1
33,413 16,295
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
30,151 17,532
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
35,282 11,811
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
29,368 16,780
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
26,235 12,974
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
18,405 14,864
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
22,459 14,814
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
19,804 13,502
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
21,581 13,389
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

10
28,668 14,631
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

11
19,925 12,907
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,969 10,052
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
19,684 12,442
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
18,529 8,977
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
15,052 9,671
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
15,933 8,792
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
14,955 9,196
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
14,484 8,786
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
14,396 8,534
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
11,884 9,204
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
13,905 9,081
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
13,694 7,493
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
13,524 7,167
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

24
13,237 8,825
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
13,050 8,066
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,549 7,244
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
12,342 6,534
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
11,246 6,757
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
12,238 7,737
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
14,820 8,422
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
12,035 6,804
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
13,938 8,128
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
10,766 4,721
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
10,260 5,537
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
10,203 7,018
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
9,037 6,924
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,405 6,287
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

38
9,901 6,455
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

39
12,533 4,148
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
8,913 6,006
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
9,248 5,135
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
9,060 6,067
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
7,586 4,572
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
11,898 5,882
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
8,392 5,619
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
8,514 5,274
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,584 5,106
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,895 5,572
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

49
7,279 4,987
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

50
6,330 3,682
Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time