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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
39,821 19,645
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
36,465 20,954
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
42,386 13,992
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
31,861 15,558
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
35,517 19,737
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,721 17,648
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
27,166 17,593
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
23,638 15,509
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,891 16,134
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
24,104 16,519
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
34,167 17,066
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
21,272 12,021
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
22,174 10,866
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
18,119 11,562
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
23,589 14,611
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
19,196 10,457
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,525 10,837
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
17,283 10,076
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,770 10,642
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
14,122 10,865
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
16,325 10,654
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
16,280 8,492
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
16,371 9,017
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,468 10,408
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,821 8,515
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time