Parenting 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.

 

1
29,433 14,007
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
26,308 15,245
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
30,883 10,266
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
25,672 14,506
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
23,053 11,277
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
16,440 12,984
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
25,403 12,661
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
19,659 13,133
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

9
18,811 11,742
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

10
17,169 11,680
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

11
17,205 11,519
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
17,278 10,933
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

13
15,892 8,831
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

14
16,213 7,669
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
13,263 8,448
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
14,030 7,528
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
13,291 8,160
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
12,333 7,990
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
12,612 7,542
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
10,544 8,071
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
12,466 7,511
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
11,714 6,262
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

23
11,629 7,741
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
12,059 6,550
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
11,660 7,038
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,009 5,699
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,135 6,451
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,796 5,994
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

29
10,884 6,818
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
13,053 7,335
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
10,733 5,867
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
12,280 7,064
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9,094 4,873
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,402 4,040
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,798 5,474
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
8,930 6,191
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
8,047 6,091
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,160 5,552
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
10,500 4,909
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
7,916 5,309
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
6,693 3,895
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,111 4,442
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,012 5,362
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
10,313 3,412
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
6,713 4,559
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
7,532 4,925
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,601 4,608
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,538 4,415
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Yogi Bear 1958, 1961-01-30

49
6,144 4,929
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
The Smurfs 1981

50
7,497 5,008
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997