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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
39,768 19,621
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
2
36,424 20,931
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
3
42,328 13,981
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
4
31,826 15,539
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
5
35,464 19,725
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
6
21,696 17,635
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
7
27,147 17,573
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
8
23,618 15,490
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
9
25,863 16,118
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
10
24,080 16,501
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1999
11
34,113 17,052
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
12
21,252 12,004
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
13
22,150 10,853
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
14
18,110 11,544
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1991
15
23,557 14,595
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1997
16
19,179 10,445
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
17
17,499 10,833
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
18
17,262 10,064
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
19
17,745 10,631
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
20
14,109 10,853
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
21
16,310 10,644
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
22
16,261 8,483
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
1987
23
16,353 9,011
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
24
15,455 10,399
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
25
13,807 8,501
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time