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
29,538 14,066
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
26,403 15,310
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
31,002 10,304
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
25,786 14,573
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
23,132 11,320
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
16,496 13,038
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
25,517 12,714
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
19,713 13,183
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

9
18,880 11,787
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

10
17,221 11,729
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

11
17,272 11,552
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
15,954 8,860
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
17,337 10,977
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

14
16,267 7,699
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
13,302 8,486
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
14,075 7,561
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
13,333 8,184
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
12,372 8,023
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
12,673 7,568
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
10,576 8,097
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
12,504 7,531
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
11,752 6,284
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

23
11,667 7,765
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
12,109 6,573
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
11,698 7,064
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,044 5,716
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,168 6,474
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,830 6,014
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

29
10,918 6,842
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
10,778 5,891
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
12,336 7,088
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
13,104 7,360
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9,123 4,891
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,443 4,051
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,827 5,499
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
8,954 6,214
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
8,068 6,119
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,192 5,571
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
10,538 4,934
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
7,943 5,331
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
6,721 3,910
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,137 4,460
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,037 5,384
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
10,368 3,435
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
6,729 4,578
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
7,549 4,944
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,623 4,626
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,560 4,425
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Yogi Bear 1958, 1961-01-30

49
6,165 4,941
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
The Smurfs 1981

50
7,522 5,028
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997