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
31,459 15,093
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
28,233 16,358
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
33,114 11,009
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
24,676 12,068
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
27,474 15,720
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
17,456 13,928
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
21,001 13,967
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

8
18,453 12,555
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999

9
27,120 13,679
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

10
20,145 12,568
South Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

11
18,642 12,159
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
16,938 9,416
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
18,497 11,750
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997

14
17,387 8,286
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
14,135 9,084
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991

16
14,978 8,155
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
14,181 8,652
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
13,457 7,966
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
11,224 8,637
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
13,155 8,565
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
13,568 8,146
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
12,491 8,238
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

23
12,656 6,691
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987

24
12,865 7,019
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
12,357 7,512
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,693 6,081
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,850 6,859
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
10,550 6,370
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1993

29
11,573 7,277
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
13,942 7,847
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
11,397 6,341
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
13,120 7,562
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
10,102 4,337
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,682 5,219
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,529 6,503
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
9,578 6,562
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
9,376 5,928
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,812 5,869
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1994

39
11,195 5,339
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
8,707 4,729
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
7,154 4,206
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
11,370 3,777
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,411 5,639
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
7,961 5,267
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
8,538 5,710
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
6,898 4,707
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1958, 1961-01-30

47
8,051 4,929
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
7,137 4,852
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

49
6,521 5,247
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1981

50
6,619 4,238
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time